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Old 12-15-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Trying to get through House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. Anyone else read this?
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Utah
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
And what do you think? I really like reading distopias (though I can't think of a single one which I particularly liked the book).

House of Leaves is on my list.

Just finished Hush (Donna Jo Napoli) for one of my book clubs. It was a very easy read, at the begining I was not enjoying the writing style, but once I got into the story it didn't bother me. It is set in the 900s, and Irish princess is taken by slavers...it is based on an old Norse legend (or something like that!).

And still trying to get through Kristen Lavransdatter.
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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Yay! I've discovered a new favorite author (and she seems to be prolific).

I'm reading "Old Filth" by Jane Gardam. Can't remember where I heard of her
--this forum? Title sounds funny, but it's an acronym for Failed in London, Try Hong Kong. And the main character (retired lawyer in his '80's) is called Filth (fondly) because of the money he made in Hong Kong. It's really a novel about growing old, memories, frailties, personalities--all of which appeals to me, because I am also growing old, or at least I expect to.

Author is British, and setting is mostly England. Interesting and amusing.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm reading Olive Kitteridge and absolutely love it.

I've been really lucky with the last three books I have read: Alas, Babylon, The Wall and the one I am reading now.

All three of them were recommended in this book forum.

Thanks so much, folks.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Still struggling through "The Blade itself" although the second half is much better. I guess I got used to the writing style.

Also started "A Quick Bite" by Linsay Sands - just a divertion before reading the next "real book" lol.

Have a great Hump day!
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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just finished the newest by JA JANCE.."Trial by Fire"
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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Trying to get through House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. Anyone else read this?
I haven't read it, but its on my list. How are you liking it?
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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April & Oliver by Tess Callahan

Synopsis: Best friends since childhood, the sexual tension between April and Oliver has always been palpable. Years after being completely inseparable, they become strangers, but the wildly different paths of their lives cross once again with the sudden death of April's brother.Moderator cut: please post first two sentences and link only - copyright violation

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Old 12-17-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Maine
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April & Oliver by Tess Callahan

I read this a while ago, the fact that I remember it means I thought it was really good!
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:29 AM
 
Location: mass
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Pride and Prejudice

Just finished The Lovely Bones.
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