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Old 08-05-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Bridge to Terabithia
Ella Enchanted
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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I am reading Cordelia Underwood or The Marvelous Beginnings of the Moosepath League by Van Reid. It is a Victorian Mystery set in Portland Maine and points north in the mid 1800's. I live near Portland....and the house in which the heroine of the novel lives is an actual home...part of the Portland Museum of Art. The author is true to neighborhoods, locales etc. The story involves a sea chest and its contents, A very proper Victorian young lady receives a deed to some land and a clue to a family mystery and the adventure begins. The novel is written in the style of Thomas Hardy or Dickens.....I am enjoying it emensely.
That sounds like something I would love.--Anything Victorian for me! I'm just sorry Thomas Hardy isn't writing any more novels.And, of course, it really adds to a story when you know the setting personally.

With setting in mind, I am planning my vacation reading: I will vacation in Vermont this year, so I have ordered a couple of books set in Vermont. On the way back from Vermont, I will stop in New Bedford, MA to see the Whaling Museum. For that I need a copy of Moby Dick. And my last stop, is near Sleepy Hollow, New York--will have to pick up "The Legend of.." Hope I have time to see the autumn colors and go looking for moose.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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I wont be seeing the movie either. They are counting on Meryl Streep to make this movie. The book was not interesting to me at all.
I agree the book isn't great and I certainly won't remember it two years from now. But I find it readable, maybe because I remember Julia Child with some fondness. I think the book is aimed an a young and unsophisticated audience. I assume that it is getting all the press as lead into the movie. Nora Ephron certainly knows the write people to get publicity for her movie. Both she and the author (Julie) have been giving interviews lately.

I will see the movie, but only because I like Merryl Streep and have Netflix account--lots of cheap movies!
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Maine
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What I Thought I Knew - a memoir by Alice Eve Cohen.
Pretty amazing book (don't read if you're pregnant).
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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Towing Jehovah by James Morrow. Well-written, creative and thought-provoking.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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"The prodigal son" by Kate Sedley
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: WNC
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"Battle Ready"- Tom Clancy
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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A Crack In The Edge of the World by Simon Winchester
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:44 PM
 
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David Baldacci-Last Man Standing! It is really hard to get into!
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I am hoping that when people post what they are reading they will give a little more info.....to help others decide if they might be interested in reading it.
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