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Old 05-01-2019, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I'm reading What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence by Michele Filgate.

I've read the first two stories so far. They're very good. For those who know me, you know the irony in my reading this -- I don't have a mother; she died when I was very young. I don't know what propelled me to this book but I do know -- at least from the first two stories -- that you can substitute "mother" with another person in your life and the "rules" will still apply. Maybe less so, but it's still a push toward authenticity and vulnerability with the people who you love... and who love you.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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Search for an audio book continues. Tried Hacks by Donna Brazile, about the DNC and the writing style is not really to my taste, it's probably just my mood.

Ultimate Fitness by Gina Kolata, the science reporter for NYT on the science, or lack of it behind exercise fads and such. So far it is very interesting.

Reading books:
I finished Debt of Bones (Terry Goodkind), amazingly short book, and I was "meh."

Just started Lilac Girls.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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I am [re-reading] Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy. I am in the process of re-reading my whole collection of books by her.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I just finished "The Sweetness in Forgetting" by Kristin Harmel
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:26 AM
 
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Just finished "Girls Burn Brighter" by Shobha Rao https://www.amazon.com/Girls-Burn-Br.../dp/1250074258

It was a 4.5 star read for me. Couldn't give it a 5 star because I'm not a fan of an "open-ended" ending...does that make sense?

I was engrossed in the book though
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:39 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I read several of Tony Hillerman's books on Navaho Detective Jim Chee. I assume Anne is related.

Yes, Anne is Tony's daughter and is continuing the Jim Chee series which I liked a lot.
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:44 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I'm going to check out the series from Leaphorn & Chee #1 ( The Blessing Way ).

I think I've read the entire series and enjoyed it very much. I live minutes from the ocean and love it but always enjoyed vacation time in desert areas too. The landscape and the Navajo way of doing things hold my interest in Hillerman's stories.
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:52 AM
 
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Just finished "Girls Burn Brighter" by Shobha Rao https://www.amazon.com/Girls-Burn-Br.../dp/1250074258

It was a 4.5 star read for me. Couldn't give it a 5 star because I'm not a fan of an "open-ended" ending...does that make sense?

I was engrossed in the book though
I just read a review - it sounds intense!
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Old 05-03-2019, 03:18 AM
 
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Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I'm reading What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence by Michele Filgate.

I've read the first two stories so far. They're very good. For those who know me, you know the irony in my reading this -- I don't have a mother; she died when I was very young. I don't know what propelled me to this book but I do know -- at least from the first two stories -- that you can substitute "mother" with another person in your life and the "rules" will still apply. Maybe less so, but it's still a push toward authenticity and vulnerability with the people who you love... and who love you.
I didn't finish this. (Of course I didn't.) Maybe I'll go back to it one day. (Of course I won't.) But I'm continuing the theme and started Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir by T. Kira Madden.
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