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Old 10-26-2015, 05:50 PM
 
Location: CO
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I am reading The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. Here is a link to it on Amazon:

Amazon.com: The Burgess Boys: A Novel (9781400067688): Elizabeth Strout: Books
I remember reading this and enjoying it. Watch for surprise twist (if I recall correctly.)
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:37 PM
 
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Can I just say that it's depressingly beautiful?
"Depressingly beautiful" might be my genre! All of my favorite books could be described like this! I didn't even know this category existed....

I am now a rejuvenated reader!
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Hahaha! I had a party on Saturday night, so Sunday was spent recovering and reading. But I leave at very early o'clock tomorrow morning, back on the 9th, lots more travel in November, but I hope that I'm back in the reading groove. We shall see.

Have a great day!
Party Dawn, gone.
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I finished reading The Witness Wore Red by Rebecca Musser. It's a true story about how she managed to escape from the FLDS and testified against Warren Jeffs. I had read it once before when I first started reading about the FLDS. This time around I recognized more of the characters since I've read several books on the same subject in between.

I'm now reading Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Nonfiction. He's one of my favorite nonfiction writers. His other books include In the Garden of Beasts (about the American Ambassador in Berlin in the 1930s) and The Devil in the White City (about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and also a serial killer).

Larson really does his homework. I have enjoyed all the books of his that I have read.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:06 AM
 
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I started How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz last night at am on about page 65. It's fairly standard chic lit about 3 women and their friendship over the years. But I like Lutz's writing style and at least so far, am interested in the women and in what happens.
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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Tuesdays are my drive to Monroe, Wa to participate in their Ben Franklin's Open Sew session where a bunch of us old ladies gather to work on our various projects -- mostly quilting but also other handcrafts like embroidery, crocheting, knitting, etc. I like to listen to an audiobook on the drive, so I am starting "When the Bough Breaks" by Jonathan Kellerman, narrated by John Rubinstein.

Happy Tuesday to you!
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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"The Late Scholar: Peter Wimsey & Harriet Vane Investigate" by Dorothy Sayers & Jill Paton Welsh
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:57 AM
 
Location: CO
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"The Late Scholar: Peter Wimsey & Harriet Vane Investigate" by Dorothy Sayers & Jill Paton Welsh
Love that pair!

Just started and discarded Summer Secrets by Jane Green. Blech. I can't even.
I think that The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand is going to hit the discard pile too.

I got a sackful from the library so I'll keep digging in search of reading gold.
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I read Armada by Ernest Cline, the author of Ready Player One and don't bother with it. It's a very childish plot, where nothing is thought out, and the most bizarre explanations given for the glaring holes in the plot. Why did I bother to finish it? I really thought that it couldn't be as bad as it is and read through to the bitter end.
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Milan, Italy
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Hi everybody!
I currently reading the last book of Stephen King...I really love all his books.
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