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Old 10-24-2017, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
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The Gray & Guilty Sea by Scott Carter

Garrison Gage found a dead body on the beach and being a former investigator is trying to find the name of the dead woman I read about 50 pages last night and it is holding my attention.
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Simultaneously reading The Golden House by Salman Rushdie.
I've never read anything by Salman Rushdie but he was on Curb Your Enthusiasm last week (two weeks ago? whatever; it was in the last few weeks) and I was shocked -- he's hilarious!
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I've never read anything by Salman Rushdie but he was on Curb Your Enthusiasm last week (two weeks ago? whatever; it was in the last few weeks) and I was shocked -- he's hilarious!
I saw it, too. Loved it and Larry David. Truly histerical. The Rushdie features a trump like character. I'm only on Chapter three. So far, so good. I have that album by John Jarvis. Lol.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Unapologetic competence attracts me.

OMG! May I steal that sentence from you? It's so concise and perfect in every way.
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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It was an interesting look at someone who just can't handle society with all of it's people and loud noise.




Thank you. It sounds very good and has been added

I liked that book.The footbinding was an awful practice and made women practically useless...well except for ornamentation Trends during history are fascinating.





I have Pachinko on my list. Interested to hear what you have to say when you read it. What is a swap and how does your work?





OK...off to work. I will scan my kindle and see what I can start tonight. Oh and I saw a few good ones on kindle specials. Enjoy your day.[/quote]

I belong to MySubscriptionAddiction, which is a forum/blog for subscription boxes. I belong to several, my daughter included. We are allowed to swap items on the site and it is a great way to get access to more books.

I literally stayed up all night reading The Last Namsura! I really enjoyed it. I paid for it today though and will be going to bed shortly. Tonight I am reading Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore.

Oh I also swapped for The Clockwork Dynasty.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:14 PM
 
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I’m reading The House by the River by Lena Manta. I am 76% finished and I don’t understand why I haven’t given up on it. It grabbed me in the beginning and the story was interesting but then some things started jumping out at me.

The first jarring thing was the use of grandmother and grandfather rather than YiaYia and Pappous. My late, first husband was Greek and even in the United States grandmother and grandfather isn’t used, rather the Greek words for it. I don’t know why this bothers me so much but it does.

The villagers in the story don’t ring true as they are more modern and untraditional than many of the second generation Greek American people that I know. Then I got to the story about the last of the five sisters and she leaves Greece to study in the United States. She starts reading and rereading words that are difficult, strange, crazy but in reality she would have needed to learn the English alphabet before beginning to read a book written in English.

Why in the world do I have to be so picky? Anyway, these things bothered me so much that I looked on the author’s Kindle page and she’s Greek. I then saw that the book was translated so that would explain the grandmother/grandfather thing. I still want to see what happens but I may skip to the last chapter as the author rambles on and on. The book is really long and it could have easily been cut in half and have the story unaffected.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:41 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Oh I also swapped for The Clockwork Dynasty.

Let me know how you like it. It had such a good start but then it stalled halfway through for me. I had a hard time finishing it.
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I belong to MySubscriptionAddiction, which is a forum/blog for subscription boxes. I belong to several, my daughter included. We are allowed to swap items on the site and it is a great way to get access to more books.

I literally stayed up all night reading The Last Namsura! I really enjoyed it. I paid for it today though and will be going to bed shortly. Tonight I am reading Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore.

Oh I also swapped for The Clockwork Dynasty.

Thanks for that. I will check it out.


I am reading The Girls from See Saw Lane (Brighton Girls Trilogy #1) by Sandy Taylor which is an older kindle deal that I purchased. It is still on sale for 2.99. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...om_search=true


It is OK so far. It kind of reminds me of the Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane #1) by Kristin Hannah but a different era and country, lol.



One of my book groups is reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown which has been on my list for awhile now. It is on special for 1.99.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Bury my Heart...a must read on my school list yrs ago...but your heart will be wrenched into one tiny piece.

Still, necessary for understanding that era of Native American history. I might read it again soon.



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Thanks for that. I will check it out.


I am reading The Girls from See Saw Lane (Brighton Girls Trilogy #1) by Sandy Taylor which is an older kindle deal that I purchased. It is still on sale for 2.99. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...om_search=true


It is OK so far. It kind of reminds me of the Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane #1) by Kristin Hannah but a different era and country, lol.



One of my book groups is reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown which has been on my list for awhile now. It is on special for 1.99.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Reading THE MAN WHO LOVED BOOKS TOO MUCH, by Allison H. Bartlett

True story of a rare book thief. Writing is slow but subject so interesting...
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