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Old 01-26-2016, 05:14 AM
 
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I remember liking Rules of Civility. (cant remember much more about it but I did enjoy it and remember that it really captured the era).
I devoured Minding the Manor. I read it in 2 or 3 days (Blizzard was a big help) I could not put it down, it was so fascinating and just drew me in. What an amazing story. I would love to but have never seen Downton Abbey, so I think if anyone is a fan of that show you would adore this book. This woman's life was amazing and the tidbits of facts that get shared are just incredible.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ie=UTF8&btkr=1
Really one of those most enjoyable books. Highly recommended.
I did pick up the Martian from the library so will start that.
I wanted to also mention a book that my sister said was fantastic that I have not heard of-- The Rent Collector.http://www.amazon.com/Rent-Collector...rent+collector
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:01 AM
 
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Okay, so my day of not reading didn't last long. At lunch I realized I did have a library book here, but my husband was reading it -- on the last pages. So, while he wasn't reading it, I started "The Goldfinch." I know a number of you have read it, but don't recall how it was received. DH seemed to think I will like it.

Also, I've started listening to "Rules of Civility" by Amor Towles; read by Rebecca Lowman.

Below is what I wrote about Rules of Civility when I read it, but I'm sad to say I don't remember anything about it. But since I liked it so much, maybe I'll read it again.

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I'm reading Rules of Civility by Amor Towles and recommended by several people here. It's wonderful. Can't wait to get back to it, but don't want it to end.
Also, I loved The Goldfinch. One of my favorite books ever.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:03 PM
 
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I finished Such Good Girls: The Journey of the Holocaust's Hidden Children Surviors. It was a very well researched story and read, for the most part, as a novel though the characters and situations were real. I would highly recommend it. I never really thought about the lifelong effect that being hidden would have through out life. Anyone that has an interest in survivors of the Holocaust should read this book.

I will be starting The Children's Blizzard in a few minutes. I can't wait to dig into it!
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:47 PM
 
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Khloe Kardashian Strong looks better naked. Pretty good.


Next I'll read Hoda Kotb latest book
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman

very good so far.

Next I'll finish up, Welcome to Nightvale
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Just finished Murder in the Latin Quarter: Book 7 of the Maggie Newberry Mysteries (The Maggie Newberry Mystery Series) by Susan Kiernan-Lewis. This is a series that I really like and I think this was her best so far.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:42 AM
 
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I am reading What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan. Its about a child who goes missing and switches around from the point of view of the investigator and each of the parents. The mother isn't particularly likeable (I'm sure there are plenty of over-worked Gone Girl references floating about) so suspicion is quickly pointed her way, but there are interesting plot twists and the main characters are well-developed.
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Old 01-27-2016, 11:23 PM
 
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I am reading "The Alchemy" by Rabinovich. It is about Medieval culture and science, symbols etc.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
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I just started Forever Free by Joe Haldeman which will end my reading of this author. A friend recently gave me NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson. After reading the dust jacket I seen Red 3 was book 3 in a series of currently 4. Being one to not jump in the middle of a series I went ahead and ordered NYPD Red and Red 2 from Abe Books. This could explain how I wind up with so many books on my shelves.
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:30 AM
 
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You know we get an authors' work not only on the printed page but also in another medium like film. Recently I watched 'The Great Gatsby' with Redford playing the rich fellow. After watching I came away disenchanted with the treatment. Going to start the book again. I have the feeling it will reconfirm my original thought that some books might not be so good in film and that the written word can be more powerful. But again this is my opinion in a work and some may like the film better perhaps!
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