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Old 07-10-2015, 10:16 AM
 
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It drives me nuts to hear pee-can, the word is puh-con, dammit! But in the context of the book, I had no problem accepting pee-can. Funny what a book can do. Destroys all those preconceived ideas that one must never, ever mispronounce a word. (I do hope that no one writes a book and expects me to accept the ice cream as "Butter Peekin.")

Cacoepy aside, I hope you like The Pecan Man as much as I (and DawnMTL).
I agree with that. It is funny. I think I've come to be a little more accepting of different pronunciations of some words, although definitely not all, because as a transcriptionist I've learned different docs from different parts of the country pronounce even medical words differently. I still do cringe at times and quite honestly it is horrendous how medications can be mispronounced.

I am more than halfway through my work day so I'm getting closer to sitting down with The Pee-Can Man!
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:24 AM
 
Location: rural south west UK
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I have just received my copy of "LORD OF THE FLIES".
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I finished All The Bright Places last night and I liked the kids in this better than The Fault in Our Stars. Not to confuse you though as the book is not about cancer.


I just got back from one of my favorite places, the library I picked up a few that were on hold for me and since they are on hold for others I will read them next. Drum roll please and they are:

The Stranger by Harlan Coben

The Liar by Nora Roberts

Compulsion by Allison Brennan

I also picked up Uncommon Reader but no one else has that on hold.




Ooh and I won a copy of The Truth According to Us which I got in the mail today


Happy reading.
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:47 AM
 
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I finished All The Bright Places last night and I liked the kids in this better than The Fault in Our Stars. Not to confuse you though as the book is not about cancer.


I just got back from one of my favorite places, the library I picked up a few that were on hold for me and since they are on hold for others I will read them next. Drum roll please and they are:

The Stranger by Harlan Coben

The Liar by Nora Roberts

Compulsion by Allison Brennan

I also picked up Uncommon Reader but no one else has that on hold.




Ooh and I won a copy of The Truth According to Us which I got in the mail today


Happy reading.
Will look into All The Bright Places as I did like The Fault in Our Stars.

Hope you enjoy The Stranger.

You've won other books haven't you? You lucky duck! Enjoy that one as well. I very much enjoyed it.
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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For those who liked Pines I came across this one:

The Wall by Marlen Haushofer, Shaun Whiteside

"First published to acclaim in Germany, The Wall chronicles the life of the last surviving human on earth, an ordinary middle-aged woman who awakens one morning to find that everyone else has vanished. Assuming her isolation to be the result of a military experiment gone awry, she begins the terrifying work of survival and self-renewal. This novel is at once a simple and moving tale and a disturbing meditation on humanity."
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Texas
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For those who liked Pines I came across this one:

The Wall by Marlen Haushofer, Shaun Whiteside

"First published to acclaim in Germany, The Wall chronicles the life of the last surviving human on earth, an ordinary middle-aged woman who awakens one morning to find that everyone else has vanished. Assuming her isolation to be the result of a military experiment gone awry, she begins the terrifying work of survival and self-renewal. This novel is at once a simple and moving tale and a disturbing meditation on humanity."
That is a fantastic book. I've read it three times. It's so unusual and it did break my heart. There is lots of food for thought in The Wall.
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:30 PM
 
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I haven't a clue whether this is good or not, but it just came up on my Goodreads page and I thought those that have enjoyed Lori Lansens' "The Girls" might be interested:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...mountain-story
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:37 PM
 
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I haven't a clue whether this is good or not, but it just came up on my Goodreads page and I thought those that have enjoyed Lori Lansens' "The Girls" might be interested:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...mountain-story
I am on the hold list at my library for it. It finally came in there but both copies are already on hold for people but I am #1 on the list. I will probably be overwhelmed with books in a week or 2 again and then I'll end up not reading something. Oh well. I can always check books out again.
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I haven't a clue whether this is good or not, but it just came up on my Goodreads page and I thought those that have enjoyed Lori Lansens' "The Girls" might be interested:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...mountain-story
It's funny, I saw that on Amazon and only read the first little bit of the synopsis before I shrugged it off, figuring that it was a rugged survival story. I wasn't interested. This time, though, I read the whole synopsis and it's going on my "to read" list. Thanks for the extra push!
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Old 07-10-2015, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Harper Lee's (To Kill a Mockingbird) long-awaited second book is coming out this month. First chapter can be accessed within this article.
Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' Reveals Shocker in First Chapter - NBC News

It features protagonist "Scout" as an adult. Should be an interesting read.
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