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Old 04-13-2018, 05:50 PM
 
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I'm reading "Secrets of Pierre Woodman Sexual Technique", by Alexander Lyubimoff.
Useful book for everybody.
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:11 PM
 
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i'm reading all the missing girls. i like it so far. i'm only a few chapters in though, so we will see.
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm about halfway through "Follow You Home" by Mark Edwards. I have never been as scared reading a book as I am with this one. It's horrifying and I can't put it down for long. "The Exorcist" scared me and so did "Jaws" but this one takes the cake. Knowing that different things scare different people I realize that it might not scare everyone. The tension build up is slow but constant. I have not gotten to the part where the terror is fully explained and my mind is running rampant with speculation.

The book is well written. There seem to be no editorial errors. No misuse of words. It's straight forward tidy. I'm so scared that I have to break from the book and play a computer game or some such diversion. I can't stay away for long because the book screams at me to resume reading. I'm only 50% through it but I already know that this book will stay with me for a very long time.

So far it is not bloody, thankfully. I recommend it if you "like" scary stuff.
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Old 04-14-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I was meeting someone for coffee in a bookstore and, as is my usual way, I was early. I read Wisdom in Nonsense: Invaluable Lessons from My Father by Heather O’Neill while I waited. The whole thing. The book is 64 pages. The “lessons” are 30 pages. In fairly large print. With wide margins. And a lot of white space. So, if you find yourself compelled to read this book, that’s how to do it. Go to a bookstore, arrive 15 minutes early, read the lessons, and carry on with the rest of your day. The “book” -- can you even call it that? -- was okay. I really enjoyed lesson 12 and the CODA, though.

Next up: Another short one -- not as short as the O'Neill book, because that would be ridiculous -- called Mumbai New York Scranton: A Memoir by Tamara Shopsin, in which the author "recounts a trip to the Far East with her sidekick husband and the harrowing adventure that unfolds when she comes home."

ETA: Mumbai New York Scranton might actually be as short as Wisdom in Nonsense. It has photos! And lots of white space. Okay, not *as* short but certainly shorter than I originally thought. A *very very very* quick 290 pages. I might be reading THREE books in one day! Ha!

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Old 04-14-2018, 05:43 PM
 
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Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

If you liked The Glass Castle, you'll probably like Educated.
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Boonies
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Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

If you liked The Glass Castle, you'll probably like Educated.
I loved The Glass Castle.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

If you liked The Glass Castle, you'll probably like Educated.
I enjoyed The Glass castle, will have to check Educated out
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:41 PM
 
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I am reading John Irving's The Cider House Rules.

This is one of Irving's earlier works that I hadn't gotten around to reading yet. Sometimes when I find an author whose writing means a lot to me, I ration out his output. In the case of Irving, I've just been putting it off because there's only so much of his to read, especially the sweet spot of his career which began with Garp and continued through the 1980s and to a lesser extent the 1990s. So I've finally gotten around to it in part because I've recently become aware of Irving's My Movie Business, which primarily concerns the process of adapting Cider House to the big screen. It's fascinating when authors allow a glimpse into the creative process behind the works, and I figured I should read the book before reading about the adaptation process of said work.

Am I enjoying the novel? Immensely. But then, I knew I would.
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I finished Mumbai New York Scranton: A Memoir by Tamara Shopsin. I thought that it was going to be a light, breezy story about a trip with her husband. I was so wrong. It was so much more. Something happens and... I don't want to ruin it in case any of you want to read it. Suffice to say that it was very, very good. Her humor, especially in scary times, is remarkable.

Next, I'm going to *try* to read The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. It's a novel, but based on a true story. I say that I'm going to *try* to read it but I don't/can't read Holocaust books -- fiction or non. I've read some but they're too hard for me. I wanted to give this one a try, though. We'll see how far I get. (You'll notice that it's not yet released on Amazon in the U.S. I'm reading the Australian version. The author is Australian.)

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Old 04-16-2018, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Just Finished Winter Garden by Kristen Hannah.

I like her writing style and immensely enjoyed the book, especially since I am doing one of my bucket list items this summer and will have some time in St Petersburg Russia.
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