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Old 07-26-2019, 10:51 AM
Status: "I don't understand. But I don't care, so it works out." (set 2 days ago)
 
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Yes so I started The Story of Arthur Truluv yesterday morning and finished it a few moments ago. Yes I devoured it. So engrossing-----
I thought I recognized the author name, Elizabeth Berg, and she has written quite a bit but none of it sounds familiar to me.
I am not sure what will be next but I am so happy to have found something so good.
I also think that for now, I will do better with books that are max of 350 ish pages. Might be very superficial requirement but we have to do what works right?
I just finished it also, and really enjoyed it. In many ways it was a lot like A Man Called Ove. Very sweet, heartfelt.

I don't know how to do that little spoiler alert thing, and I don't want to spoil the plot for everyone else, so if you haven't read it, don't read the part below in italics.

Other than that part below, I really, really liked the book, in part because I love cemeteries also.

You can't get pregnant that way, and I kept waiting for the author to resolve how she actually got pregnant. It wouldn't bother me so much except I moderate a teen pregnancy forum, and every other post on that forum asks "can I be pregnant" and describes the behavior in the book. No, you can't get pregnant that way, I always say, and it's true.
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I have started reading Descendant of the Crane by Joan He. It is a YA and I love how she writes!
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout 2008.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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My audio book is a romance? bodice ripper? A Duke of Her Own, by Eloisa James. I wanted something different until some of my on hold books come in. I'm enjoying it. Not a bodice ripped or heaving bosom so far, so must be a romance novel.

The Ditch came in by Herman Koch, and I like it so far.
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Europe
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Ive just bought 3 books:
The Impossible Fortress - Jason Rekulak
CyberStorm - Matthew Mather
Artemis - Andy Weir

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Old 07-27-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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I have been reading the Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and mostly it's very good. I think I read the first 3 or so chapters and felt that I was getting a lot out of it. It's kind of a pep talk with all the stuff we know, but need reminders on and sometimes she even provides proof. However, as engrossed as I was in it, after about 3 chapters I have pretty much given up. I might browse through a bit more because it is worth reading, but I think I have reached my fill.
Next up not sure- I have both the Night of Miracles (I think a sequel to Arthur Truluv) and The Teagirl of Hummingbird Lane (which I did try about a month ago and just was not in a good reading state) so hope this time I am reading and enjoying.
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Old 07-27-2019, 06:18 PM
 
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The House at the Edge of Night
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Old 07-28-2019, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Artemis - Andy Weir
^ Good one.
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:22 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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i started Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and got to page 24 and put it down... for the count i'm afraid.
I started to read that in my 20s (a long time ago) on the recommendation of a friend--who could not stop raving about it--and I'm afraid I did the same thing you did.
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:09 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Just finished the Germany audio book of Aqua TM by Jean Marc L'Igny which was pretty good.


This morning I started Missing you by Harlan Coben as audio book.


Have a wonderful week!
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