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Old 01-11-2010, 09:47 AM
 
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I put Contact aside and picked up Disobedience by Jane Hamilton when I was at the library this weekend. I'd been reading so much junk I decided I needed something a bit more fortifying. It's good--the story of a woman's infidelity, told by her 17-year-old son who has been reading her e-mail. Hamilton completely nails human nature. I saw her do a talk and reading once and I thought I'd never want to know her in person, because it's like she can see straight into your brain.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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just finished U is for undertow, by sue grafton. starting "the paris vendetta" by steve berry.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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Just finished Time and Chance by Sharon K. Penman. Will get her Devil's Brood Wednesday.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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"Rain Gods" by my favorite novelist, the great James Lee Burke
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I just picked up "England England" by Julian Barnes (because the Barnes title I wanted, "Flaubert's Parrot" wasn't on the shelf), and I read the first two pages and was laughing so hard I had to get up and walk around and then I had to tell somebody about it and there you are.

I just finished Jodi Picoult's "My Sister's Keeper", which is a wonderful, absolutely wonderful read. Don't miss it. However, I didn't like the ending. Twice in the last ten pages I said to myself "No, no don't go on. Stop this book back there---that was the perfect ending." I think it is only the second book I ever read in which I had to stop and cry out loud with a box of tissues (the other was "The Reader").
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell - one of the best non-fiction books I have read in a long time. It is excellent and brings to light many good points about success and what leads to it.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Denver Metro
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I am reading two right now b/c I'm in two bookclubs and the meetings are both coming up! The Elegance of the Hedgehog and the Great Influenza
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Denver Metro
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Finished.

I thought it was a good, and quick read, and recommend it to anyone that is curious about her life...
I haven't read her book, but I saw her on Oprah. I can't listen to the Mama's and the Papa's anymore. It' tainted for me forever and I used to love them.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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just finished "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest". . . not nearly as much action as the first two, but nicely done and it does tie up most of the unresolved story lines. It is easy to see where the series might "take off" from there, but it would appear to go in another direction. . . am already missing the books that Larsson did not get a chance to write.

Ready to really dig into "The Lacuna". . . I'm way too much of a Kingsolver fan to dismiss it because the first 50 pages did not really engage me. . .I think I will be intersted in that part that deals with Diego Rivera and Frieda Khalo.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I put Contact aside and picked up Disobedience by Jane Hamilton when I was at the library this weekend. I'd been reading so much junk I decided I needed something a bit more fortifying. It's good--the story of a woman's infidelity, told by her 17-year-old son who has been reading her e-mail. Hamilton completely nails human nature. I saw her do a talk and reading once and I thought I'd never want to know her in person, because it's like she can see straight into your brain.
I also read disobediance and passed it on and I for one really liked it and yes she does do that straight in your brain with her writing too .
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