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Old 03-13-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Sometimes a beautiful title will woo me. Sometimes the cover art (even though I'll read it on a Kindle) will pull me closer. This time it was both.
I just started -- only 3% in; give me time! -- Once Upon a Time a Sparrow by Mary Avery Kabrich.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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Sometimes a beautiful title will woo me. Sometimes the cover art (even though I'll read it on a Kindle) will pull me closer. This time it was both.
I just started -- only 3% in; give me time! -- Once Upon a Time a Sparrow by Mary Avery Kabrich.
Agree on both. Let us know. BTW, that was why I read The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken years ago--it's cover caught my eye at the book store and it soon jumped onto my all-time favorite list.

I finished Catcher in the Rye last night and am very glad I did the re-read. It was very moving. Even though Holden Caulfield is a teenager and sounds like a teenager, I kept having to remind myself that it was 1945. For example, at one point he was appalled that he was walking down the street without a tie. Times have changed but people haven't.

Not sure what's up next. But I've vowed to not buy any books until I've either read or decided not to read some of what is on my nightstand. Except for that book club book...and...what I find at Half-Price Books with my coupon....and....you know.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:19 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:21 AM
 
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I just finished an oldie whodunit by Mary Higgins Clark, "On the Street Where You Live". Very good, a bit drawn out, but filled the time until I received "One in a Million Boy" which is on the end table waiting. Then I have "Woman in the Window" coming this week at some point. The vacuuming and dusting can wait.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Not sure what's up next. But I've vowed to not buy any books until I've either read or decided not to read some of what is on my nightstand. Except for that book club book...and...what I find at Half-Price Books with my coupon....and....you know.
Hahaha!! You know...
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:23 AM
 
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Beartown by Fredrik Backman, for my book group. He is such a good writer, and kudos to the translator, who manages to keep the humorous parts laugh out loud funny.
I really enjoyed Beartown, much more than I thought I would. There's a sequal coming out in a few months,which I already have reserved at my library!

https://www.amazon.com/Us-Against-Yo...redrik+backman
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Had a read fest yesterday...all day.

Started and Finished Camino Island by John Grisham. Fun read, so easy to read his words. Just enough suspense to keep you enthralled.

Now back to bios...
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:06 PM
 
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I am working my way through Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me and Marc Morris' The Norman Conquest.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:31 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I really enjoyed Beartown, much more than I thought I would. There's a sequal coming out in a few months,which I already have reserved at my library!

https://www.amazon.com/Us-Against-Yo...redrik+backman

Oooh, I didn't know there was going to be a sequel! Just added it to my TBR list, thanks
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:33 PM
 
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I just finished an oldie whodunit by Mary Higgins Clark, "On the Street Where You Live". Very good, a bit drawn out, but filled the time until I received "One in a Million Boy" which is on the end table waiting. Then I have "Woman in the Window" coming this week at some point. The vacuuming and dusting can wait.

I'm starting One in a Million Boy tonight!
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