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Old 11-22-2018, 06:27 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I just wanted to ask have any of you read anything by Robert Goolick ? he is an awesome writer and I think esp dawn and Marlowe and pinetreelover and maven would love his work . Give him a try ladies . I m always pushing him to all my pen pal /bookish friends .
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Old 11-22-2018, 06:44 AM
 
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Wow! Thank you phonelady!! so nice to be thought of.
Oh -- also I think the name is Goolrick.
So I don't recognize the name, but after wiki-ing him: I found these books.

I will look more, but I think maybe the first one I might have read. Will definitely be looking into this.

2007: The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life, Algonquin Books, ISBN 978-1565124813
2009: A Reliable Wife, Algonquin Books, ISBN 978-1565125964
2012: Heading Out to Wonderful, Algonquin Books, ISBN 978-1565129238
2015: The Fall of Princes, Algonquin Books, ISBN 978-1616204204
2018: The Dying of the Light, Harper, ISBN 978-0062678225
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Wow! Thank you phonelady!! so nice to be thought of.
Oh -- also I think the name is Goolrick.
So I don't recognize the name, but after wiki-ing him: I found these books.

I will look more, but I think maybe the first one I might have read. Will definitely be looking into this.

2007: The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life, Algonquin Books, ISBN 978-1565124813
2009: A Reliable Wife, Algonquin Books, ISBN 978-1565125964
2012: Heading Out to Wonderful, Algonquin Books, ISBN 978-1565129238
2015: The Fall of Princes, Algonquin Books, ISBN 978-1616204204
2018: The Dying of the Light, Harper, ISBN 978-0062678225



You are welcome and you are right about the name I started out with the reliable wife and then I read heading out to wonderful which I thought was awesome someone loaned me the dying of the light and what a bummer this one was for me anyways . he takes about every three years to write a book so I guess we will have to wait til 2021 to see a new one .
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:51 AM
 
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Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan. Had to wait a couple weeks for it at the library after reading the review in The New Yorker magazine. Well worth the wait.
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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I like to have an audio book going for doing stuff around the house, so I listened to one by Betty White, I adore her, but the book was so-so.

Continuing in the theme I am also listening to Frank Langella's Dropped Names, which is a perfect "tell all" type of book without being too trashy, and I like his wit. Problem is a lot of the names are a bit before my time.

Next up is Robert Wagner's I Loved her in the Movies, another "tell all" type.

This genre is a perfect for keeping me entertained while I do stuff, nice and light so if I tune out for a bit, I'm not really losing the story line or anything.
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Last week I attended a presentation by a local guy who did a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail a couple of years ago. It inspired me to read A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. It was my bedtime reading last night, and at one point I almost laughed myself right out of bed.
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: NNJ
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When I was in H.S. I really liked the Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series.

So lately I've been rereading them again...
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:05 AM
 
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I like to have an audio book going for doing stuff around the house, so I listened to one by Betty White, I adore her, but the book was so-so.....

Thank the gods for audio books. I had knocked off three of the books in Proust's In Search of Lost Time when I realized that at my age I really needed to pick up the pace considerably, and I resorted to my first audio book. They have not become a habit (yet.) But I have used them for a couple of other books that I was having some difficulty reading because of the somewhat dated prose style and hearing them read improved my enjoyment a great deal.
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Old 11-22-2018, 12:14 PM
 
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Started re-reading a Christian Cameron "Killer of Men" about the Athenian era pre and post Marathon
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan. Had to wait a couple weeks for it at the library after reading the review in The New Yorker magazine. Well worth the wait.
Agree. Her first book Half Blood Blues also worthwhile.
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