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Old 07-02-2015, 07:35 AM
 
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My Kindle is beat up need to replace it, ha. Reading two Kim Harrison's Dead Witch Walking and Nicholas Spark Best of Me.
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Old 07-02-2015, 10:54 AM
 
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I started and finished The Pines yesterday which was a quick read that took me by surprise.
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I was very happy with all 3 books in the Amish- Plain Sight series,and I always try to read a series in order,lol!
Reserved book #1.

Zugor, our library has the first, "A Distant Echo," and it is now reserved. Thanks!

DH picked up "The Uncommon Reader" for me from the library on his way home yesterday. I've read the first few chapters. I wish I didn't have so much to do because I think I could sit and read it cover to cover. My only frustration is that there are a lot of names I don't recognize, so it's sort of like being the person in the room that doesn't get the inside joke. I can live with it. I suppose I could look up each on Wiki if I really wanted to know.

DH and I are on the last hour of listening to Nesbo's "Phantom" and I am listening to "The Wisdom of Your Cells" when he's off doing something else. The audiobook is fascinating, even though the science flows over the top of my head occasionally.
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Reserved book #1.

Zugor, our library has the first, "A Distant Echo," and it is now reserved. Thanks!
I put in an online request for the oldest one they have, it's at another branch and about 2 hours later I got the automated phone call saying it was in at my branch. I didn't have time to go get it today so it will have to wait until Monday when they re-open after the holiday. So I will try and finish the one I have and watch the DVD's that I borrowed so that I can return all on Monday when I head in to town to take one of the dogs to the vet.

If you check her entry on Wikipedia you'll see that she actually has 16 novels that pre-date A Distant Echo. She first published in 1987 and Echo is from 2003.
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I just finished The Girls by Lori Lansens. Oh, man. That just about killed me dead. What a story.

I'm not sure what I'll read next. It's a toss up between Bettyville, Florence Gordon, and The Seven Good Years. I'm not ready to decide today, though.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:10 PM
 
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The Girls will be added to my LIST.
I finished The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy 2 days ago. It was possibly one of the best books I have read.
I loved it. I actually re-read a few of the ending chapters which is something I never do. It was so beautifully written, just captured my mind and my heart.
Can you tell I highly recommend it (and yes,wish I had people to discuss it with).

Please do yourselves a favor and read it.

next up- Confederacy of Dunces which I have never read.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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next up- Confederacy of Dunces which I have never read.
So completely NOT my type of book... and I LOVED it. Enjoy!
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The first three books in the series that I am reading and totally enjoying is offered free on Amazon today.

Bellingwood Boxed Set: Books 1-3 by Diane Greenwood Muir
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:48 PM
 
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If you check her entry on Wikipedia you'll see that she actually has 16 novels that pre-date A Distant Echo. She first published in 1987 and Echo is from 2003.
Yes, you are right of course. I was thinking but didn't say "of the trilogy." It's a frequent lapse of mine, thinking others can read my thoughts.

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I just finished The Girls by Lori Lansens. Oh, man. That just about killed me dead.
That means good, right?


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The Girls will be added to my LIST.
I finished The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy 2 days ago. It was possibly one of the best books I have read.
I loved it. I actually re-read a few of the ending chapters which is something I never do. It was so beautifully written, just captured my mind and my heart.
Can you tell I highly recommend it (and yes,wish I had people to discuss it with).

Please do yourselves a favor and read it.

next up- Confederacy of Dunces which I have never read.
Okay, now I have to boost Harold Fry up in queue!


Since DH was out working all day and we didn't get to listen to "Phantom," and I was getting mentally swamped by all the info from "The Wisdom of Your Cells," I switched over to "How to Save a Life" by Sara Zarr,; read by Ariadne Meyers and Cassandra Morris. I'd thought it was a light read, but there's a lot of tragedy: loss of husband/father for the women hosting the pregnant teen, and the teen herself who seems to be tragic in her own right without the unborn infant to consider.

Thank goodness I have "The Uncommon Reader" to lighten things up!
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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That means good, right?


Hahaha! So good, so right.
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I started Bettyville last night. I read one and a half chapters. I hated it. I read a few of the bad reviews and realized that I wasn't going to change my mind -- I already agreed with those reviewers. So that one's not happening.

I'm reading The Seven Good Years: A Memoir by Etgar Keret. It's not so much a memoir as it is stories that form a kind-of sort-of memoir. More like a slice of life, too, since it only covers a few years. I don't like short stories, but because all the characters are the pretty much the same -- his family -- it's cohesive. And funny as hell. It'll be a quick and enjoyable-enough read.
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