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Old 03-15-2019, 04:40 AM
 
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When visiting my mom's library in Florida they had the most adorable clocks scattered throughout the library...

When I googled the clock I found you could purchase it on Walmart.com

Need to add this to my wish list!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Infinity-...lock/108975768
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:17 AM
 
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Midway through The Girl with Seven Names and I can most definitely recommend it. I didn't know what to expect as it's non fiction and sounded not too interesting to me, but it's for book club so I figured I would try. It's fascinating and extremely engrossing.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...th-seven-names
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I'll include that in my list of books to study about WWII.....

THANKS
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Midway through The Girl with Seven Names and I can most definitely recommend it. I didn't know what to expect as it's non fiction and sounded not too interesting to me, but it's for book club so I figured I would try. It's fascinating and extremely engrossing.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...th-seven-names
Sounded interesting so I looked it up...it's a memoir, actually a true story about a North Korean girl and her escape.

Thanks for the book idea...
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:53 AM
 
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Die Trying by Lee Child
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:20 AM
 
Location: North America
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The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum

What was I thinking? Actually, what I was thinking was that I'd like some light and escapist fare. So I spent $3 in a used bookstore. This book reminds me of the only Tom Clancy I ever read (The Hunt for Red October). In the same way that Clancy could prattle on for page after page about the propulsion system of a boomer, Ludlum goes on and on about the minutiae of assassin-craft. There were sections, that while relevant to the plot could have been suitably rendered with a single page, yet the author goes on and on needlessly. Bourne is, of course, nearly super-human. He gets shot on a regular basis to no permanent harm. This all was tedious enough, but the romantic subplot was beyond ludicrous, as was the nature of the mysterious Carlos.

After slogging through 180 pages, I discovered that I still had 400 to go. And those 400 will forever go unread, at least by me.

I moved on to ...

Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
Much better. I'm still early on here, but I'm amused and occasionally laughing. It's a bit dated - to be expected for elements of science fiction that are better than half a century old, as well as the subject of the early arms race. Thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless.
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:56 AM
 
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Dewey - the library cat who touched the world by Vicki Byron
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Old 03-17-2019, 05:41 AM
 
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Just finished "Clock Dance" by Anne Tyler, which I felt was very underwhelming, especially after coming off of "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante, which I felt was brilliant.

Now starting "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...l-great-things which I have high hopes for since it was recommended here!
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:14 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Dewey - the library cat who touched the world by Vicki Byron

Such a wonderful read!


I am about to finish what will be the third 5-star rated book I have read in the awesome Action/Adventure/Thriller/Sci-Fi series~ Breakthrough by Michael C. Grumley. Book 3 is ~ Catalyst and I will definitely be rating it 5-stars,as well.....fascinating and "edge of your seat" suspense!


https://www.amazon.com/Catalyst-Brea.../dp/B0186N2W9Y
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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I finished the deluge of library books, so back to A Walk in the Woods, and well, one library book remaining which is Spark Joy, an illustrated master class on the are of organizing and tidying up, by Marie Kondo.

This is great timing because we have been downsizing for an up coming move, and I have to say, it has really helped my state of mind when it comes to getting rid of stuff.
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