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Old 08-19-2019, 06:46 AM
 
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Someone mentioned "Elevation" by Stephen King on here https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38355410-elevation

I picked it up because it was mentioned that it was very short (146 pages) plus it was in large print to boot.

This was a 1 star read for me. Definitely did not float my boat.

Ok, onto Anita Shreve with high hopes.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:16 AM
 
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Someone mentioned "Elevation" by Stephen King on here https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38355410-elevation

I picked it up because it was mentioned that it was very short (146 pages) plus it was in large print to boot.

This was a 1 star read for me. Definitely did not float my boat.

Ok, onto Anita Shreve with high hopes.
Haha. I should go get on with the day but just checked in once more.
That might have been me (see above hahahha) because I did read it recently and it was actually my first by him. I thought it was pretty good (and so nice to complete something so quickly).

For me I am sticking withLoving Frank and making great progress. I need to get my car inspected and will be waiting, so hopefully will finish it tomorrow or the next day.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:05 AM
 
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Haha. I should go get on with the day but just checked in once more.
That might have been me (see above hahahha) because I did read it recently and it was actually my first by him. I thought it was pretty good (and so nice to complete something so quickly).

For me I am sticking withLoving Frank and making great progress. I need to get my car inspected and will be waiting, so hopefully will finish it tomorrow or the next day.
haha, the joke was on me, at least it didn't take up a lot of my time so I tried it, haven't read anything by him before either so thought I would try it out! Like I said before, I always say "FOR ME" when I give my ratings. We all have our opinions and there is nothing wrong with that. Enjoy your reading time and report back on the book
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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Finished up The Ditch, and I gave it 3 stars on goodreads. I enjoyed reading it, but at the end, I didn't quite get it. I was hoping for something a little more.

Oh well.

Onto Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigeig.


I too, was a little confused at the ending.
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:54 AM
 
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Murder in the Wind by John D McDonald. Master at developing characters.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Montville, Connecticut
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Humans: A brief history of how we F*cked it all up. So far I love, the author brings up big ****ups in human history through a comedy
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:48 AM
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I'm at 6% now. Hahahaha! Thanks for the vote of confidence!

The writing is... I don't know. It's no In Cold Blood (Truman Capote), that's for sure. Maybe it gets better. I'm staying with it for the story.

I read a skimmed a few reviews before I started and, yes, Nicole was his girlfriend. How he got a girlfriend is beyond me. I just got to the page where he meets her.
Funny you should say that! I just picked up In Cold Blood for the first time yesterday, and wow, the writing. You can't skim like you can so many books to get the "gist".
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Funny you should say that! I just picked up In Cold Blood for the first time yesterday, and wow, the writing. You can't skim like you can so many books to get the "gist".
THAT book is fabulous! Absolutely exceptional.

The Executioner's Song finished its last notes for me at 9%. I just couldn't. I realize that Mailer was likely writing the way that the "characters" were likely thinking but it just wasn't working for me. And it's too damn long.

I'm going back to my rules: shorter books; tell ya when/if I finish.

Enjoy In Cold Blood, Clara! SUCH a fine piece of writing.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:26 PM
 
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Oh well, I read Executioner's Song way way back around when it was first published. Not sure I would have it in me to read it today-
I did finish Loving Frank- what a story! Now I have to get busy and google all about him. I honestly knew nothing about him other than he was a famous architect.
Not sure what I am going to read next. I have a few books on kindle reserve from the library and I just know if I start something else, they will be ready. So going to wait a day or two and may just start Crazy Rich Asians. I didn't see the movie, but it sounds like something light and easy to get into. will keep you posted.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Placer County
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I didn't know much about Frank Lloyd Wright's work and had only seen one building that he designed - the government offices in Marin County. I just thought the building/s were strange and not my cup of tea. I saw them many years ago before I became "enlightened" and more broad minded about architecture. So today I spent some time looking at photos of buildings he'd designed. It was really interesting to see how his work evolved over the years. It will be time well spent so dig in!

I'm about 3/4 of the way through Loving Frank and decided I needed to have a better mental picture of his work. I'm glad I did. I, too, will read something light and frothy next so I can clear my brain before the next thought-provoking book, whatever that's going to be.
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