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Old 01-30-2017, 02:29 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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I finally finished "And the mountains echoed" by Khaled Houssini. I liked it a lot but it was not as good as A Thousand Splendind Suns.

I still have Dolores by Stephen King on my bedside table but I chose to start with something completely different: The Space between us by Anna McPartlyn. So let's wait and see.

I'm quite progressing with my reading challenge of 24 books for this year. January is over and I've finished already 3.

Does anybody of you use Good Reads?
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:23 AM
 
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Does anybody of you use Good Reads?

The past few years I've done the reading challenge but this year I'm not as I've been re-reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. I'm just enjoying them and haven't been in a big rush to get through them so I skipped the challenge but I do enjoy doing it.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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I am currently reading the Book of Numbers.
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:00 PM
 
Location: East Side
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I finally finished "And the mountains echoed" by Khaled Houssini. I liked it a lot but it was not as good as A Thousand Splendind Suns.

I still have Dolores by Stephen King on my bedside table but I chose to start with something completely different: The Space between us by Anna McPartlyn. So let's wait and see.

I'm quite progressing with my reading challenge of 24 books for this year. January is over and I've finished already 3.

Does anybody of you use Good Reads?
I use Goodreads quite frequently. Its good fun. I am currently reading Life After by Katie Ganshert for Blogging For Books.
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Old 01-30-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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I'm on page 83 of The Underground Railroad from the library -- slogging thru it.

Tell me it gets better ! So far I'm glad I didn't purchase it.
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Old 01-30-2017, 05:15 PM
 
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I'm reading In the Heart of the Sea, about the sinking of the whaleship Essex in 1820. It became the novel Moby Dick.
I usually like talking a little about a book, but this one, I have no words.
If you like a tense sea adventure, I recommend this book.
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Old 01-30-2017, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Just checking in with a The Nix update. I'm at 73% and OMG!, I never want this book to end. SO GOOD!!!!
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:22 PM
 
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And I'm updating on The Doubter by Ethan Canin. I am still interested in reading it and will finish it, but this is a not a quick read. So I took a break from mathematics and went on to The Captured, a non-fiction book about children kidnapped by the Indians on the Texas frontier. I can't stop reading although parts of this story might be too gruesome for some people. https://www.amazon.com/Captured-Stor...s=The+captured

If anyone here really, really enjoys mathematics, then you should love The Doubter. It is gorgeously written and the love of the character for numbers and his peculiar genius is wonderfully rendered, even if I don't understand a word of it.
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Old 01-31-2017, 12:00 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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The past few years I've done the reading challenge but this year I'm not as I've been re-reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. I'm just enjoying them and haven't been in a big rush to get through them so I skipped the challenge but I do enjoy doing it.
Oh how I love the Outlander series! I've already read them 4 times. Everytime there is a new book out I start from the beginning. However, after all these years it seems that with "The Fiery Cross" the pull I always felt to the books lessens. The latest two are good again but I believe when there's a new one out I won't start from the first book again

Did you watch the adaption?
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Old 01-31-2017, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Does anybody of you use Good Reads?

I love Goodreads. It's great for tracking my books and getting recommendations. I like the group challenges also

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I'm on page 83 of The Underground Railroad from the library -- slogging thru it.

Tell me it gets better ! So far I'm glad I didn't purchase it.
Oh no…really? I was planning on reading it.

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And I'm updating on The Doubter by Ethan Canin. I am still interested in reading it and will finish it, but this is a not a quick read. So I took a break from mathematics and went on to The Captured, a non-fiction book about children kidnapped by the Indians on the Texas frontier. I can't stop reading although parts of this story might be too gruesome for some people. https://www.amazon.com/Captured-Stor...s=The+captured

If anyone here really, really enjoys mathematics, then you should love The Doubter. It is gorgeously written and the love of the character for numbers and his peculiar genius is wonderfully rendered, even if I don't understand a word of it.
Thanks I will look into those.



I am just starting Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. It is one of my group monthly reads for January. The story is set during WWII and is told by 3 different women. One a socialite in NY, another a teenager in Poland, and a 3rd woman in Germany who becomes a doctor. At some point their lives collide. I am just learning about each woman and so far I think it will be a good one. This is also based on a true story which I just found out.
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