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Old 02-18-2020, 01:04 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I'm just starting Night Boat to Tangier.


A page right after the dedication page immediately caught my attention, it's a one line quote of Federico Garcia Lorca:


In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country of the world.


I have no idea why but I love that line!
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Old 02-18-2020, 05:31 PM
 
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The term "inter-library loan" is a funky thing that's open to interpretation. I always think of another "branch" as another "library" (hence inter-library), but that's not the case.

Here, my nearest library is "Ruth Dickinson Library."
That is one of the branches of OPL (Ottawa Public Library), my city's library.
There are approximately 35 branches in the OPL library network.
One branch loans to another branch all the time, free of charge.

If there's a book that you want that none of the locations has -- it's not in the OPL network -- that's an inter-library loan. Meaning they have to get it from a library that's outside of our network, outside of my city. (We can make these requests 4 times per month, no charge.)
That is my understanding of an inter-library loan; the last time I utilized that resource my book came from a state south of here - from Maryland to Pa., to be exact.

I've been fortunate lately in being able to access the books I'm interested in through our regular Bucks County library network. I also registered with a neighboring county library network.

I'm almost finished "The Angel Makers" by Jessica Gregson. It's based on true story that takes place in Hungary from the WWI years through 1929 during which time a group of women from a small village begin poisoning their husbands, fiances, and boyfriends once they return from the war. But soon they can't stop themselves and, well, you just have to read it. It is really something else, very well written, and at times reads like a black comedy -- can't put it down, but I've got another one lined up already.
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Old 02-19-2020, 04:45 PM
 
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In the last couple months, I've read a few.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak was really good.
Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner was also very good.
Here To Stay by Mark Edwards was a fun, quick read.
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Old 02-20-2020, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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One Minute Out, (Gray Man #9), Mark Greaney (2020).
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Old 02-20-2020, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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Winkie, by Clifford Chase. A teddy bear comes to life and is mistaken for a terrorist. Not a child's book.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:32 AM
 
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I am about 25% into There there for which I had high expectations. It's definitely different and I am not sure what to think so far. 3.98 rating on goodreads, so I hope it picks up.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...78-there-there
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:02 AM
 
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With the advent of the coronavirus, while I didn't have this on my TBR list, it definitely jumped out at me when I was at the library!

Finished "The Plague" by Albert Camus https://www.amazon.com/Plague-Albert.../dp/0679720219

This was a four star read for me. Some scary, horrific reading for sure.
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:39 AM
 
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Reading " Angel of Death" by Jack Higgins
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:03 AM
 
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I am about 25% into There there for which I had high expectations. It's definitely different and I am not sure what to think so far. 3.98 rating on goodreads, so I hope it picks up.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...78-there-there
Hi Mayvenne,

I was one who just LOVED There There. It is definitely a DIFFERENT read, BUT, I seem to love different reads! I hope you stick with it. Of Course, not everybody loves "different" so to speak. I specifically remember when I returned it to the library and I remarked to the library aide how much I loved this book and I thought it belonged in the Library's Choice section! I don't know if I prompted her to read the book or if she just took my word for it, but the next time I was perusing the Library's Choice section, there it was! I don't know how the books actual land there, but I always try and pick a book to read out of the section.

Oh, I wish I would have told her "The Paragon Hotel" belongs there too!
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Old 02-22-2020, 05:03 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Read What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker, by Damon Young. I loved it. Humorous and easy to read, yet discusses important subjects related to racism and white privilege. I highly recommend it.

About 40% or so through Rachel Maddow's book Blowout. It is excellent. A must-read.
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