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Old 03-20-2017, 07:55 AM
 
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I finished The Nix! I am in awe of the talent - the story was rich and the writing was amazing. I love it when I have the opportunity to read a book like this and have learned to not expect them to come along very often.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:57 AM
 
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I finished The Nix! I am in awe of the talent - the story was rich and the writing was amazing. I love it when I have the opportunity to read a book like this and have learned to not expect them to come along very often.
I am about 75% finished and really enjoying it
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:02 AM
 
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I finished Patrimony by Philip Roth. I shouldn't have read it. My eyes are red balls of burning.
The short text on amazon is already so sad Put it on my to read list. Thanks Dawn!
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:04 AM
 
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<3 <3 <3 Ditto!

I finished The Book of Jonas yesterday. I liked it. Thanks for the recommendation!! Took me about a week to read it but I think that was just some ADD or something I had going on. So easily distracted. Still seems to be an issue as I started A Piece of The World last night and haven't read any yet today. Sigh.
I've had goosebumps all over reading the description on amazon. Thanks for sharing. I must have missed the recommendation of this book...
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:15 AM
 
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Masks by Fumiko Enchi
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:11 AM
 
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I finished Patrimony by Philip Roth. I shouldn't have read it. My eyes are red balls of burning.
I'm sorry it made you so sad, but it's a powerful testament to the power of literature. I hope you're having a better day today.


I have about 75 pages left in All the Light We Cannot See and I see why it won all the accolades. On one level it's a straight-up Nazi invasion/resistance story, but it's also a very interesting observation about how good people can come to do terrible things. The language and writing are beautiful and the story moves along at a good pace although it moves back and forth in time. The only minor complaint I have is that one of the main characters is blind and I believe gets along better and more ably than most blind people could. But, as discussed above, I have suspended my disbelief.

I recommend it if the genre appeals to you at all. And remember that I picked it up once and gave up after a very few pages. I'm really glad I went back and gave it another try.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:15 AM
 
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I'm sorry it made you so sad, but it's a powerful testament to the power of literature. I hope you're having a better day today.


I have about 75 pages left in All the Light We Cannot See and I see why it won all the accolades. On one level it's a straight-up Nazi invasion/resistance story, but it's also a very interesting observation about how good people can come to do terrible things. The language and writing are beautiful and the story moves along at a good pace although it moves back and forth in time. The only minor complaint I have is that one of the main characters is blind and I believe gets along better and more ably than most blind people could. But, as discussed above, I have suspended my disbelief.

I recommend it if the genre appeals to you at all. And remember that I picked it up once and gave up after a very few pages. I'm really glad I went back and gave it another try.
I have that book and I've had it for years but never got around to reading it. Some days I can't take Nazis even via a resistance. But I'll give it a try once I've finished a book I've seen recommended here for a long time, but always got lost in my ever-lengthening to-read list - The Lowlands. I'm not very far in but I'm loving it so far.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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I finished Patrimony by Philip Roth. I shouldn't have read it. My eyes are red balls of burning.
I loved Goodbye, Columbus.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:25 AM
 
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I'm sorry it made you so sad, but it's a powerful testament to the power of literature. I hope you're having a better day today.
Thank you! XOXO

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But I'll give it a try once I've finished a book I've seen recommended here for a long time, but always got lost in my ever-lengthening to-read list - The Lowlands. I'm not very far in but I'm loving it so far.
By Jhumpa Lahiri? I liked it a lot, as I recall. Not as much as her short story collections -- Interpreter of Maladies and Unaccustomed Earth -- and I don't even LIKE short stories. In fact, I hate them. But I absolutely LOVED both of these collections (Interpreter of Maladies even more than the other.)

The only Jhumpa Lahiri book that I did not like -- or even finish -- was In Other Words. I hated the few chapters that I bothered to read.

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I loved Goodbye, Columbus.
On my "to read" list and already on my Kindle. For when? I don't know. But I'll get to it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:33 AM
 
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Just started reading The Eye of the World, book 1 of the Wheel of Time.


I am a big fantasy fan and read all of Brandon Sanderson and Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen. WoT is the only long series that I have not read that I've heard so much about. Decided to finally plunge in, since it is a big commitment.
I tried Malazan Book of the Fallen. I could not get past Gardens of the Moon. I read that it is very confusing, that it wasn't me, it was the book, that if I could just finish it, the following nine books were fantastic, but it me so frustrated I gave up around page 500. I couldn't keep track of the mass of characters and activities, and character development was nonexistent. I love Brandon Sanderson as well. I went to a book signing of his and he signed my Mistborn trilogy for me I am currently reading Enchantress by James Maxwell. It is book one of his bestselling quartet. It's an easy, simple read, and it's nice not to have to concentrate every minute like I did with Malazan.
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