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Old 12-20-2016, 03:16 PM
 
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Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me by David Miscavige and Dan Koon
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:03 PM
 
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ok well finished My Name is Lucy Barton. It was certainly a "good read" and a quick read. It was so sad and upsetting at least for moi. When it ended though, I thought I had messed up my kindle. It seemed to end rather abruptly for me.
I liked reading it but I don't think it was wonderful by any means. I read Olive Kitteridge several years ago and don't remember ti too clearly, but I do recall it was also sort of bleak but had a lot more to it.
This was just rather strange.
Not certain what will be next.
I have a non fiction The Happiness Hypothesis for book club, so it will either be that or possibly some other old time book I have been thinking about reading.
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Old 12-21-2016, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I finally finished a couple of books. Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy. A very dark, violent book about the kind of people in life who just can't get a break. https://www.amazon.com/Where-All-Lig...o+by+david+joy I'd give it 3 1/2 stars, maybe 4. And then I finally read Water for Elephants which I have had for years. It was a gift and it just got pushed back on my to-read list. Excellent book, 4 1/2 stars.
I really liked Water For Elephants also.



And on to another oldie….Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. It is very good so far.
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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I really liked Water For Elephants also.



And on to another oldie….Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. It is very good so far.
I love FGTatWSC and reread it every so often. The movie is also really good.

I'm reading Masters of Atlantis by Charles Portis and enjoying it. It's a tongue-in-cheek parody about the founding of a secret society--think Rosacrucians, Masons, Scientology. (No disrespect meant to any of those, just that they represent closed organizations with many levels and hoops you have to jump through to rise in the ranks.)

Portis is one of my favorite authors because I love his gentle humor and portrayal of human nature.
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Old 12-21-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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I am reading the Legacy journey by Dave Ramsey
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Old 12-21-2016, 11:32 PM
 
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I am currently reading 'The Portable Veblen' by Elizabeth McKenzie liking it.
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:09 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I really liked Water For Elephants also.



And on to another oldie….Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. It is very good so far.

Both of those movies and books made me cry ...
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I finished another Elissa Altman memoir: Poor Man's Feast. I enjoyed it very much, but her second memoir -- Treyf -- was significantly better and told a much better and more layered story. Poor Man's Feast made me eat a lot. And want to cook stuff... that I'll never cook.

Next up: Moonglow by Michael Chabon. I've never been interested in his other books, but this one had big appeal to me. We'll see...

https://www.amazon.com/Moonglow-Nove...words=moonglow
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:58 AM
 
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I recently read The Food of Love by Amanda Prowse. I would recommend this novel to anyone who knows someone or of a family that has suffered through an eating disorder. It deals with the teenage daughter with the disorder but also with how it affects her entire family. Not necessarily a "feel good" read but certainly opened my eyes to how devastating an eating disorder can be!
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Old 12-23-2016, 07:06 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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I just finished reading Plain Speaking: an Oral Biography of Harry S Truman by Merle Miller. For a history non-fiction book it is written in plain English and really gives a good picture of the subject of the book, Harry S. Truman. My next book, which I may start today, is likely to be The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman.
I changed my mind. I picked up a book I started 10 years ago, Arctic Dreams by Barry López. It was taking up space on my shelf and it got “five stars” from most readers on Goodreads.com.
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