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Old 08-21-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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Woke up this morning and started The Water and the Wild by K.E Ormsbee. If you like fantasy and magic this book is right up your alley. It's the authors first book. Her writing style is amazing. I was sucked into the story immediately and I love all the characters.
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:19 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I've finished reading "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" by Fredrik Backman, and gave it five stars. It truly WAS amazing. Not in the "Ove" way, but in a completely different way.

I wasn't enthralled with the fairy tales part, but it could not have been told any other way. It had sad undertones (for me), instead of the comic undertones that "Ove" held. Near the end, I cried.

Dawn alert: there IS a dog and there is a sad ending there, It did leave on an optimistic tone and I am actually hoping for more with these characters. I'd love to learn what Elsa and Harry get up to when Harry is old enough to start correcting Elsa's grammar.

Next up: "Night Train to Lisbon"
well if you like that one then try "the boston girl" it is awesome and I thought the grandmother book stunk to high heaven sorry
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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go set a watchman was an el stinko hated it . I'm sorry I guess I was expecting a similar read to Kill a mockingbird but it aint that by any stretch of the imagination .also stay away from Amy Tans valley of amazement , pure porn and I was shocked by it and whoa . I even let my husband look at it and he was like whoa ...
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:16 PM
 
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well if you like that one then try "the boston girl" it is awesome and I thought the grandmother book stunk to high heaven sorry
Thank you, PL. I will look that up.

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go set a watchman was an el stinko hated it . I'm sorry I guess I was expecting a similar read to Kill a mockingbird but it aint that by any stretch of the imagination .also stay away from Amy Tans valley of amazement , pure porn and I was shocked by it and whoa . I even let my husband look at it and he was like whoa ...
Whoa! You ain't doin' so good on the book front, my friend!

Hope that turns around for you soon.
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:53 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Thank you, PL. I will look that up.


Whoa! You ain't doin' so good on the book front, my friend!

Hope that turns around for you soon.
yeah tell me about it good thing I'm packing and moving into my own home in 7 weeks ...I'm so glad that we are not going to rent anymore . I'm so tired of apt living . ready to start another chapter in our lives .yeah going to adopt a big boy from the pound too . a lot of changes but another chapter to live out LOL

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Old 08-21-2015, 06:02 PM
 
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I just pre-ordered Did You Ever Have a Family? by Bill Clegg. I saw an interesting review for it on a Flip Board page that I follow. Hope it's good, but I won't know until it shows up on my Kindle on September 1st.
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Old 08-22-2015, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Blood Chain by JJ Francesco.
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:45 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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go set a watchman was an el stinko hated it . I'm sorry I guess I was expecting a similar read to Kill a mockingbird but it aint that by any stretch of the imagination .
I'm Number 481 on the reserve list for Watchman. I am reading Yuval Levy's The Great Debate about the philosophical debate between Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine about the French Revolution.

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I get the feeling both from the beginning of the book and what I read about it on Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia that Edmund Burke comes out better.
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:44 AM
 
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Couldn't get through Bennington Girls Are Easy. Just wasn't into the characters or the writing. Am now reading Left Neglected by Lisa Genova (Inside the O'Briens, Still Alice). So far so I good. About a busy wife and mom who suffers a traumatic brain injury after a car accident and has left sided neglect (of her body and surroundings---as if the left side doesn't exist). As an occupational therapist, I worked with people with this disorder, so perhaps that is why I am finding it of interest.
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I read "Feloicia's Journey" by William Trevor,,while traveling, and was so disappointed, I couldn't finish it was like starging the book over and over and over again, and I just got tired of it.
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