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Old 07-10-2018, 05:29 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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The Other Side of Oz by Buddy Ebsen
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:13 AM
 
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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - I'm almost done and it has been delightful. I've been a feel good book mood lately.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:50 AM
 
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Finished "Secrets of a Charmed Life" by Susan Meissner https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...a-charmed-life

Enjoyed this book. 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Homeless
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Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Schaumburg
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Actually going to read (again)
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand


Will choose a few of your recommended books to use as mid-book diversions, as it's over 1100 ppgs.
But I really want to do this...
I've listened to Atlas Shrugged twice on audio. The first time was a 50 cd audiobook! The second time was on media mall overdrive--much easier than looking for CDs!

If you do give it a listen--the Scott Brick narrated version is superb
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Schaumburg
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I've run through a lot of audiobooks this summer, wanted a bunch of easier reads and most of them have been surprisingly good. Here are some of my recommendations:

The Girl Taken and Don't Believe It -- both by Charlie Donlea-one of my new favorite authors, suspenseful books with believeable dialogue and believable not perfect characters.

My summer beach reads were : The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding and The Perfect Couple By Elin Hilderbrand--both good.

Now I am listening to Fatal Vision by Joe McGinnis--one of the best true crime novels I've read and they just released it on audio
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:10 AM
 
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[quote=silibran;52453620]I've just finished three books in the last week.

Girl Waits with Gun, by Amy Stewart https://books.google.com/books/about...page&q&f=false

First of all- I am utterly impressed at three books in a week. ( even if they did not all get started then). I have been on a several month reading break and I am gearing up to read again.
Your comments had me interested enough to click the link and it looks really good. I checked and my library has it on kindle ( I am actually @2 on hold so should get it soon) so hopefully this book will get me back reading.
We prepped our house for sale, sold it, bought one, are now packing, and packing and then packing a bit more. The move is at the end of the month. Oh and last week was my last week at work. So had lots going on and although reading would have been a good de-stresser for most, it just won't happen for me as yet.

Probably within the next week or so I will take up reading again and I am so looking forward to it.

I have such a long to be read list..... but now I will delve into it. Oh and I just realized that I can still borrow ebooks from my current library after I move: shhhh don't tell) and will check out the new libraries at the new location.
Yup that's the extent of my dishonesty.
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Finished "Secrets of a Charmed Life" by Susan Meissner https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...a-charmed-life

Enjoyed this book. 4.4 out of 5 stars.


I loved the movie with gena Rowlands and mimi Rodgers (the first mrs tom cruise ) and the young girl cant remember her name now but the movie was really good though .
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:59 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I finally finished Some Luck. Terrific book. Reminds you that life moves fast and times change. I placed an order for Early Warning. Crazy how we sometimes stumble upon books. I should go on vacation more often. :P
Just finished reading "Early Warning" and placed an order for the third and final book "Golden Age". I believe this book goes up to the year 2020. I usually don't read fiction but I got completely sucked into this trilogy.

Also reading "The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War" by Robert Gordon - very fascinating book that describes the dramatic change in our standard of living between 1870 and the present, with the most drastic changes occurring between 1870 and 1940. Pretty remarkable when you think about it.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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I've gone back in time. I'm reading The Hobbit and plan to read all three of The Ring books afterward. Never read them.
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