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Old 10-03-2016, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Just started reading IT by Stephen King


I figured it would be fitting considering the recent crazy clown outbreaks

Of all the evil doers in all of King's books it is Pennywise the Clown who scared me the most. I was never afraid of clowns until I read that book. Needless to say, IT is one of my favorite books.
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:09 PM
 
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I just started A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. It's set in Russia (duh!), the author is American, and yet, for some odd reason, I "hear" it in my head as a British voice. Ha! Lest you think that it's an audio book (even though I don't even know who narrates it), it's not -- it's on my Kindle. In print.

That is so funny! I hear it in my former boss's voice - he was very proper and would love this book.


My favorite, recent quote - As The Count is observing an Assemply of the All-Russion Union of Railway Workers and taking note of how long-winded the various speakers are:


"Here, indeed, was a formidable sentence - one that was on intimate terms with the comma, and that held the period in healthy disregard."
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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That is so funny! I hear it in my former boss's voice - he was very proper and would love this book.


My favorite, recent quote - As The Count is observing an Assemply of the All-Russion Union of Railway Workers and taking note of how long-winded the various speakers are:


"Here, indeed, was a formidable sentence - one that was on intimate terms with the comma, and that held the period in healthy disregard."
That quote is brilliant!

I'm loving every sentence uttered between the Count and nine-year-old Nina.
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:37 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Of all the evil doers in all of King's books it is Pennywise the Clown who scared me the most. I was never afraid of clowns until I read that book. Needless to say, IT is one of my favorite books.

I must say I agree with you and also seeing tim curry as pennywise in the movie It as well scared the bee jesus out of me and ever since I have hated clowns . also all these clown sightings I fear someone is going to get murdered over them .
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:39 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Well I have received "Saffire " by Sigmund Brouwer and have started reading and am on chapter three and I am enjoying very much .
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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That is so funny! I hear it in my former boss's voice - he was very proper and would love this book.


My favorite, recent quote - As The Count is observing an Assemply of the All-Russion Union of Railway Workers and taking note of how long-winded the various speakers are:


"Here, indeed, was a formidable sentence - one that was on intimate terms with the comma, and that held the period in healthy disregard."
I've never highlighted so many quotes on my Kindle. I will miss the Colonel. What a wonderdul characterization by Towle.
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:30 PM
 
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I just completed Three Dark Crowns, The Court of Rose and Thorns, The Gilded Cage, Architect of Song, P.S. I Love You, Eleanor and Park, The Red Queen, Elsewhere, and The Stone Diaries. My daughter and I started up with subscription boxes. I have The Mothers and Good as Gone coming any day now. Oh, I am just starting Kids of Appetite and should be done in time for the next two.
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/English-Por...=UTF8&qid=&sr=

The English: A Portrait of a People - Jeremy Paxman

This is my first Paxman book, and hope it lives up to his TV personality as a former current affairs broadcaster & outspoken journo some politicians were too scared to be interviewed by.
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:25 PM
 
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Of all the evil doers in all of King's books it is Pennywise the Clown who scared me the most. I was never afraid of clowns until I read that book. Needless to say, IT is one of my favorite books.
I am not afraid of clowns, never have been, but yes, Pennywise scared me. I had to rip the cover off the book and then scrape out the picture of the clown on the side. I don't think I managed to finish it I was so traumatized.

The movie, on the other hand, didn't really bother me.
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I am not afraid of clowns, never have been, but yes, Pennywise scared me. I had to rip the cover off the book and then scrape out the picture of the clown on the side. I don't think I managed to finish it I was so traumatized.

The movie, on the other hand, didn't really bother me.

Pennywise bothered me in the movie but it was the book that really got to me.
"Down here we all float. Yes, we ALL float." Yikes even remembering that line has given me goose bumps.


The only King book I could not finish was "Gerald's Game." I didn't even want to know how it ended. It was too much like real life to me.
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