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Old 11-29-2015, 04:46 PM
 
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I read Angela's Ashes a long time ago, and I remember really liking it. I know he wrote another book after whidh I also read and liked, (just searched for the name- 'TIS )
but not as much as Angela's Ashes. I don't remember Angela's Ashes being super dreary.....

Auntie Mame will go on my list to be read.

So I did just start All the Light We Cannot See ( I may be the only left who has not read it yet) and it sure has grabbed me.
Getting excited about reading again.
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:05 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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I just finished "Some Girls - My life in a Harem". At first it was really good and a quick read but it got boring and you never really found out what life in a Harem meant. Pretty superficial but the writing style was nice so I could finish it in the end.

On Audio book I listened to lately:
The Chemistry of Death - Simon Beckett
Fine Lines - Simon Beckett
still listening to: Owning Jacob (Simon Beckett).

It also took me really long to get through the audio book of The Lord of the Rings. I've read the book about 15 years ago and have seen the movies many many times. The audio book was really good!

Right now I'm reading Uglies (by Scott Westerfeld). I'm only 60 pages in and don't know what to make of it. In bed I'm reading Scarlett Feather by Maeve Binchy. I've finished about 300 pages and still don't really know what's it all about. I've read a few of Binchy's books in the past but this one won't be my favourite.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:07 AM
 
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... In bed I'm reading Scarlett Feather by Maeve Binchy. I've finished about 300 pages and still don't really know what's it all about. I've read a few of Binchy's books in the past but this one won't be my favourite.
As I recall this one was more or less a means to introduce the woman and her catering business into Maeve's "family" of characters. I loved Binchy's works because they felt like visiting a small town where you knew most of the people and came upon them as you moved through your own little dramas. I always thought Maeve must've loved people because she always found something good in everyone, despite the fact that they were not overly good.
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I'm enjoying "Fingersmith" by Sarah Waters. It's a nice little (but long) book with a contrarian whimsey.
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:05 AM
 
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Mary Higgins Clark, "A Cinderella Murder"
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:29 PM
 
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Just dropping in to say that Paul Theroux's new book Deep South is one of the best books I've ever read. I always enjoy Theroux, but this book is not just his typical cranky social commentary/travel memoir but it is also an exploration and criticism of the genre of "Southern" literature. Oh, SO good!


If you haven't read this book yet, please give it a try!
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Cabot, AR
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Puddin' Head Wilson - Mark Twain
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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The Road to Character, but NYT columnist David Brooks. Not the content I expected; unexpectedly fascinating.
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:55 AM
 
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I'm reading "Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation" by Phillip Norman. I'm reading the updated 21st century version written after George Harrison's death.

The book is fascinating in some places and drags in other places. The author claims to have written the comprehensive Beatles tome, but it really only scratches the surface and is definitely biased toward John Lennon (the author himself asserts his belief that John was three-fourths of the Beatles).

The book really doesn't give Paul McCartney his due, and Ringo is pretty much an afterthought.

My favorite Beatle is Harrison, and it seems he's somewhat of an afterthought in most of this book, too.

Still, it's an interesting read, and offers quite a bit of information on the Beatles' self-haunted manager, Brian Epstein, as well as some interesting information about Pete Best and Stu Sutcliffe.
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Old 12-01-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Location: Location
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Last Summer by Evan Hunter. Our library has a Five Dollar a Bag sale going on. I had intended to get there yesterday (fail) and realized this morning so I got on my horse and headed up to the library. They still had tons of books and it continues tomorrow. (I may go back)


They also had a Christmas Items sale and I picked up two interesting items for $3. each. Well, big surprise, when I approached the desk to pay for my items, the gentleman informed me that while the $5./bag still held, (I even got a DVD in that deal!) the Christmas items were reduced by a dollar each. (I gave him the $11.00 anyway.)


So I'm reading Last Summer, planning what time I'm going back tomorrow when the items will be reduced even more - including a reduction of the $5./bag.


BONUS: I picked up a book by Frances Parkinson Keyes, one of my favorite authors of my younger years.
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