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Old 04-24-2017, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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I read a lot but rarely post, but just wanted to comment that I asked our library to get Corsets & Codpieces and son of gun, they did it! I'm so excited.

I'm in the middle of a Handmaiden's Tale and I find it soooo boring. Does it get better?
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm in the middle of a Handmaiden's Tale and I find it soooo boring. Does it get better?

IMHO, it does not get better.
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I read a lot but rarely post, but just wanted to comment that I asked our library to get Corsets & Codpieces and son of gun, they did it! I'm so excited.

I'm in the middle of a Handmaiden's Tale and I find it soooo boring. Does it get better?
I am so glad you found that book!!!!!! I hope you like it as much as I did!!!!!

As for the Handmaiden's Tale, I didn't like the premise of the movie, so I never read that book, so I can't say.
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:21 PM
 
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Many thanks to those who recommended The Rich Part of Life: A Novel by Jim Kokoris.


I'm halfway through it and find it totally entertaining. It's clever with exceptional character development. I laugh out loud in parts and feel a touch of sadness at times. However, the laughs outnumber the sadness big time.


Does anyone else talk and perhaps yell at the books they are reading? Well, I do if they have sucked me in. I guess I am weird that way.
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:27 PM
 
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I am so glad you found that book!!!!!! I hope you like it as much as I did!!!!!

As for the Handmaiden's Tale, I didn't like the premise of the movie, so I never read that book, so I can't say.

I'm 40% done and I have done almost no chores. /lol
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Old 04-25-2017, 01:44 AM
 
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I read The Three by Sarah Lotz, a South African writer, while spending many hours in the ER with my husband. It was compulsively readable but perhaps only for the ER. I have no idea what went on with that book except that it left me feeling like I could growl (that too could be the ER). Once upon a time I watched an episode of Lost and a blurb on the book compared it to Lost so I'll go with that as a description. I gave it four stars because there is something to be said for a book that makes no sense at all being able to keep your attention all the way through. https://www.amazon.com/Three-Novel-S...ords=The+three
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I read The Three by Sarah Lotz, a South African writer, while spending many hours in the ER with my husband. It was compulsively readable but perhaps only for the ER. I have no idea what went on with that book except that it left me feeling like I could growl (that too could be the ER). Once upon a time I watched an episode of Lost and a blurb on the book compared it to Lost so I'll go with that as a description. I gave it four stars because there is something to be said for a book that makes no sense at all being able to keep your attention all the way through. https://www.amazon.com/Three-Novel-S...ords=The+three
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:44 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I am reading writer to writer : from think to ink . It is good so far .This author though she has a habit of repeating herself and if I was a publisher I most likely would have told her to stop repeating herself . LOL good thing I'm not a publisher or a proof readers because half of these books I have read would not be published LOL . I'm hard on books especially the ones that I have read that are stinkers .
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:50 AM
 
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I'm 40% done and I have done almost no chores. /lol
You go, girl. Priorities.
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I'm in the middle of a Handmaiden's Tale and I find it soooo boring. Does it get better?
I liked it but I did it as a group read so it was different for me. I tend to enjoy "some" books better when I can discuss them as we go.

I don't think it changes and if it wasn't the right time for me I may have given up.





On another note I am finally into The New Jim Crow. It is excellent and sad how corrupt our War on Drugs started and continues. And the Three Strike Rule although I always thought that was unjust.
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