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Old 07-03-2015, 05:16 PM
 
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Thanks Holly-Kay! and to each one of you as well.
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Old 07-03-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I started Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert last night. I think several of you rad it months ago, but I'm just getting to it. So far, so good, but the best part is that I'm reading it on my new Kindle Paperwhite which I am loving. Now I can read at night without having the light on!!!
And you can read it in broad daylight while lounging in the pool too!
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:46 PM
 
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... because I bought it, dammit....
That would be a good title for a thread on this forum!

I'll start -
1. The Girl on the Train
2. The Interestings

and many, many more.
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:50 PM
Status: "I have read 24 books this year!!!" (set 4 days ago)
 
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Searching for Paradise in Parker, PA by Kris Radish
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Old 07-04-2015, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I am reading Forever by Pete Hamill and enjoying it very much.
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Happy 4th of July…stay safe



Yesterday I started Merchants of Doubt This is a heavy book with a lot of facts and proof to back it up. It shows how businesses and/or our government hire scientists to cause doubt in proven theories. It is then sold to the American public as fact. So far I have read about RJ Reynolds and how cigarettes "don't" cause cancer, and also George H W Bush working for Ronald Reagan and their SDI program which cost the US $60 billion on lies. Interesting read about how we are duped into believing lies. I can't wait to read more but it is very slow. I need to absorb a lot of names and information.

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Old 07-04-2015, 06:33 AM
 
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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.
What didn't you like about it, Dawn? It's still on my queue---and I was thinking about attending his lecture at the book festival, but may need to rethink this, depending on your answer....it all rests upon you now...a big responsibility, but I know you can handle it!
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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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.

That's too bad. Bettyville looked good.
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:41 AM
 
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Hahaha! So good, so right.
Whew! I had visions of you laid out with a lily, surrounded by unread books. It was insufferable! [Very, very bad.]
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I will be starting something today
The way you so industrious it might be more than one something! (Forever in awe of your many, varied accomplishments.)

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I want to wish all my book forum friends a happy and safe Independence Day!!! Hopefully more time for our reading pleasures.
You are so sweet, HK. I am so glad you are here. You be safe and happy, too.

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Yesterday I started Merchants of Doubt This is a heavy book with a lot of facts and proof to back it up. It shows how businesses and/or our government hire scientists to cause doubt in proven theories. It is then sold to the American public as fact. So far I have read about RJ Reynolds and how cigarettes "don't" cause cancer, and also George H W Bush working for Ronald Reagan and their SDI program which cost the US $60 billion on lies. Interesting read. I can't wait to read more but it is very slow. I need to absorb a lot of names and information.
If you finish reading it, you may wish you had not. I found once I starting investigating things that didn't make sense and learning that it isn't just our markets that are influenced, but a justification for even darker acts here and across the globe ... well, let's just say it turned my perspective of the flag, patriotism, etc to a different plane. ;(
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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The way you so industrious it might be more than one something! (Forever in awe of your many, varied accomplishments.)

Aww thank you. That is very sweet.



If you finish reading it, you may wish you had not. I found once I starting investigating things that didn't make sense and learning that it isn't just our markets that are influenced, but a justification for even darker acts here and across the globe ... well, let's just say it turned my perspective of the flag, patriotism, etc to a different plane. ;(

I hear you but I am already there as I am a true skeptic of anything I am told. I often wonder why more poeple aren't
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