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Old 08-16-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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President Obama's Summer 2019 Reading List. Highly recommend The Nickel Boys and anything by Colson Whitehead.

https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/8/1...r-reading-list
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:56 PM
 
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Just starting Loving Frank and not sure what I think of it yet. At first it was work, but now at about 15% it seems to be flowing better. Hopefully it continues!
Editing to add, that Fifth Avenue Artists Society looks interesting.
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Placer County
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I just got Loving Frank (found it at an estate sale today) and was debating whether to start it this afternoon. I think I'll wait to hear what you think of it as you go along. I have Edward Rutherfurd's Russka calling my name so I'll go there first. Let us know how it goes with Loving Frank.
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Just starting Loving Frank and not sure what I think of it yet. At first it was work, but now at about 15% it seems to be flowing better. Hopefully it continues!
Editing to add, that Fifth Avenue Artists Society looks interesting.
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I just got Loving Frank (found it at an estate sale today) and was debating whether to start it this afternoon. I think I'll wait to hear what you think of it as you go along. I have Edward Rutherfurd's Russka calling my name so I'll go there first. Let us know how it goes with Loving Frank.
In case a THIRD person is debating Loving Frank -- and in case my opinion matters -- I absolutely LOVED this book. (I told Mayvenne and movinon separately from this post. )
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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In case a THIRD person is debating Loving Frank -- and in case my opinion matters -- I absolutely LOVED this book. (I told Mayvenne and movinon separately from this post. )
I agree with Dawn. I thought it was a wonderful book.
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Placer County
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Loving Loving Frank!

I couldn't resist! I can't put it down - in fact I think it's going to be one of those nights when I stay up reading until all hours.

Thank you all for the encouragement. I have to stop typing and get back to it - how will I ever stop reading long enough to cook dinner?
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Loving Loving Frank!

I couldn't resist! I can't put it down - in fact I think it's going to be one of those nights when I stay up reading until all hours.

Thank you all for the encouragement. I have to stop typing and get back to it - how will I ever stop reading long enough to cook dinner?
Loving your enthusiasm!

Have a great dinner (when you get to it) and a fabulous weekend.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:32 PM
 
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Loving Loving Frank!

I couldn't resist! I can't put it down - in fact I think it's going to be one of those nights when I stay up reading until all hours.

Thank you all for the encouragement. I have to stop typing and get back to it - how will I ever stop reading long enough to cook dinner?
Add me to the list of Loving Frank lovers!

I toured a FLW home in Mason City, IA this summer and the docent was impressed with my FLW knowledge and said she could tell I had read Loving Frank. That said, I learned way more from her than from the book!
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Kristen Harmel just released a new book Tuesday so tonight I am going to curl up and begin it. I discovered her books this past Christmas and since have read all of the ones related to WWII. Her new book is "The Winemaker's Wife".
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:59 PM
 
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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Michelle Obama's Becoming. Someone recommended it to me and it's very good. Beautifully written and a lot of insight into how stressful and confusing it can be to want to be a perfect mom and have a perfect family when your husband's job keeps him away a lot. She was raised in a close knit family; he was raised by his grandparents and only saw his father once in his entire life.

So they have different ideas of family. He is definitely a family man, loves kids, but he also has a strong commitment to being out there helping the country, trying to make things better. She tries not to resent it. Right now they're in couples therapy!

It's a pleasant book and I read a chapter or two at bedtime. It's that kind of book, just relaxes you although it does make you think too.
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