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Old 04-29-2017, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Bahahahahahahaha!!! Tudor female conjoined twins... in their underwear! Aim for the trifecta!

Right on. Why compromise? Why go for less than everything?

Heck, while we're at it, let's make them opiate addicts and illegal immigrants as well.
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Ok, now I'm in.
pros
Finished Corsets and Codpieces and it was very interesting. Reading Furiously Happy and it's a great read, put out by a girl blogger with depression and anxiety. She sure has harnessed those two things into a funny book.

Started A Man Called Ove. I don't find him very likable (possibly because I have some of his traits ). But barely into it.
I'm glad you liked Corsets and Codpieces!

Just couldn't get into A Man Called Ove. And I tried. I think I gave it away. Apparently lots of people DO like it so hopefully it ended up in good hands.
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Right on. Why compromise? Why go for less than everything?

Heck, while we're at it, let's make them opiate addicts and illegal immigrants as well.
I'd hope that they're sexual deviants too because, well, why not??

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Just couldn't get into A Man Called Ove.
I think that I read four pages of that before I gave up. Same for the one about the old guy who walks across the country? world? whatever? to reunite with... someone? Whatever. None of those eccentric old men are my cup of tea. I'm an equal opportunity hater though: I don't like the eccentric old women either. The only exception that I can think of is Florence Gordon. I did enjoy that book.
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm reading Stalin's Daughter. I couldn't settle my mind into anything else with my husband in the hospital and I had read some good reviews of this book. Tbh, I don't know if I like it or not at the 30something percent mark but I seem to be able to force my mind through it because it's not fiction. And I paid for it. https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-Daugh...n%27s+daughter
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I'd hope that they're sexual deviants too because, well, why not??



I think that I read four pages of that before I gave up. Same for the one about the old guy who walks across the country? world? whatever? to reunite with... someone? Whatever. None of those eccentric old men are my cup of tea. I'm an equal opportunity hater though: I don't like the eccentric old women either. The only exception that I can think of is Florence Gordon. I did enjoy that book.
If it's not two transgender old guys joined at the head, who've both been married, divorced and then had a sex change operation, I want no part of it.
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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If it's not two transgender old guys joined at the head, who've both been married, divorced and then had a sex change operation, I want no part of it.
OMG, I love you so damn much!!!!!! I'm crying from laughing so hard.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:22 PM
 
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OMG, I love you so damn much!!!!!! I'm crying from laughing so hard.
LOL I'm laughing myself! Only in my wildest dreams could such a book exist!!!!!
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:03 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default All's fair in love & war

Just read -

The stars are legion / Kameron Hurley, Saga Press, c2017.


Subjects
  • Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction.
  • Space warfare -- Fiction.
Summary
  • "Set within a system of decaying world-ships travelling through deep space, this breakout novel of epic science fiction follows a pair of sisters who must wrest control of their war-torn legion of worlds--and may have to destroy everything they know in order to survive. On the outer rim of the universe, a galactic war has been waged for centuries upon hundreds of world-ships. But these worlds will continue to die through decay and constant war unless a desperate plan succeeds. Anat, leader of the Katazyrna world-ship and the most fearsome raiding force on the Outer Rim, wants peace. To do so she offers the hand of her daughter, Jayd, to her rival. Jayd has dreamed about leading her mother's armies to victory her whole life--but she has a unique ability, and that makes her leverage, not a leader." - from the publisher
Length
  • 380 pages ;
A fast read - it's a kinda voyage & buddy novel. Lots of twists & turns, & the author is apparently a rising star in SF. She can write, although this one is a little odd. Worth reading, if you like SF. Pretty twisty if you don't - but it's still worth the effort.
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:49 PM
 
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I finished Half Broke Horses last night. The author is the granddaughter of the protagonist. I enjoyed it immensely and loved Lily. She was quite the character and a very strong woman. I may read something else by Jeannette Walls next.
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:56 PM
 
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Pssst. Put it at the top of the stack.

I had no interest in a book that had conjoined twins as the main characters. No interest. None. Zero. It gives me the shivers. I don't know why I agreed to read this book but I'm so glad that I did. It was incredible.
Dawn, thanks to you I read The Girls while on vacation. I think it was two years ago. I enjoyed it so much I then followed it with Mountain Story and Desperation Road. I love when you find a really awesome book only to follow up with two more awesome books by the same author.
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