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Old 05-31-2019, 08:24 PM
 
Location: prescott az
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Alice Feeney, I Know Who You Are ICK. Hated it. Horrible childhood tortures and really a nasty book. If anyone else reads this, please enlighten me as to why this author thought this would be a great novel. Too much psychological dribble, not enough actual real life. Another bomb, so on to the next.
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Alice Feeney, I Know Who You Are ICK. Hated it. Horrible childhood tortures and really a nasty book. If anyone else reads this, please enlighten me as to why this author thought this would be a great novel. Too much psychological dribble, not enough actual real life. Another bomb, so on to the next.
Thanks for the warning....
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Calgary, Canada
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Reading the second Hercule Poirot book Mystery on the Links by Agatha Christie and I'm just loving them so much!
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Old 06-02-2019, 03:53 AM
 
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I finished Little Bee (by Chris Cleave) and am happy to say after having a hard time with several recent books, this was a Good Read. There were parts that I did not love - some of the story line and the ending- but it was really so well written and a bit different. Also, if it may entice someone else, it's under 300 pages!

Next I have Beneath a Scarlet Sky (book club) and Bear Town on my kindle, as we are going away for a few weeks so hopefully I am set!!
Well just to keep relevant, we are back and I did finish Beneath a Scarlet Sky and while I definitely appreciated the story to some degree(based very much on fact) I wasn't really taken with it until the last half. I don't know if it's just me, but I tend to gloss over lots of geographical content in books unless I really know the area and it has meaning. So there was a good amount of commentary about different routes through the Alps and such, which I know was important but ... anyway I think this was my first exposure to the war in Italy (WW2) and the story of the main character was truly something.
Overall though, I think I would give it 3.5 stars.

I am about 3/4 through Beartown and I think the writing is just beautiful. Again, the first part where it has so much about hockey and such makes my eyes glaze over (as I really don't need the details) but so beautifully written and an amazing tale unraveling. Definitely worthwhile.

Not sure what will be next when I finish.
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermès Gowar.

A historical novel with a glimpse of life in the 1700s. I’m 2/3 through it, and I’m enjoying it. The first third was a bit slow to get going, the second third is engaging. I fear that a bad ending will spoil it for me, but too soon to say.
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:46 AM
 
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Just finished "As Bright As Heaven" by Susan Meissner https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...ight-as-heaven

I really enjoyed the book and was a 4 star read for me.
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Let us know your thoughts afterwards....
holy cow. this is how my #1 book for 2019.

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Old 06-02-2019, 04:41 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Started Two Girls Down and I think it's going to be one of those cannot-put-down reads (hopefully).
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:17 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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holy cow. this is how my #1 book for 2019.

Did you like it more than Lisa See's other novels?
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Did you like it more than Lisa See's other novels?
It's the first of hers I've read. Which one should be next? I have Snow Flower and the Secret Fan & China Dolls downloaded and ready to go.

Just started The Bees, Laline Paull 2014.
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