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Old 02-22-2020, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN -
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Just started listening to Michelle McNamara's book, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, which is really good. And I'm just starting to read Colm Tóibín's novel, Nora Webster.
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Old 02-23-2020, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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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.
Funny, I just looked that book up as it was mentioned (quoted) in the book I'm rereading - Lucifer's Hammer. Send it my way lol.
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Old 02-23-2020, 11:41 PM
 
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Just finished "The Perfect Child" by Lucinda Berry. Read it in one night.
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Old 02-24-2020, 01:24 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Unfortunately My Life in France turned out to be too long and rather boring. It started pretty well and was somewhat shed a somewhat romantic light on the cooking adventures in Paris and trips all around France.
But in the end it was repetitive and I skipped whole passages. I could give only 1 out of 5 stars and am really disappointed


Yesterday I started The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. This seems very promising and interesting. Hope to read more tonight.


Have a wonderful week y'all
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Old 02-24-2020, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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All Creatures Great and Small (All Creatures Great and Small #1-2), James Herriot (1972).
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Old 02-24-2020, 06:56 AM
 
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The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiel Hammett
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Old 02-24-2020, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Just finished Robin Cook's "Genesis". Don't feel it was up to his usual standards and one of the main characters was completely unlikeable.
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Old 02-24-2020, 01:31 PM
 
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About 3/4 of the way thru "Make Me"by Lee Child
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Old 02-25-2020, 12:41 AM
 
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All Creatures Great and Small (All Creatures Great and Small #1-2), James Herriot (1972).

I loved this book . Hilarious! The second volume is already waiting on my shelf
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Old 02-25-2020, 04:42 AM
 
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Will have to add All Creatures Great and Small to my TBR list on goodreads!

I just read There there and I agree it is a very worthwhile book and very different. However----- I enjoyed reading it and reading each of the stories. I found it confusing though, the way they were weaving together and especially the ending was what totally threw me. I think I may actually read it again. FWIW it gets very nice ratings on Good reads.

I just started The Choice: by Edith Eger. This is for book club, and as I usually do with most books, I just reserve them and read them (sometimes I check to see how big or what the ratings are) without knowing in advance what to expect. That works for me. So I just started it last night, and it is absolutely amazing. I did not see that the full name is actually The Choice Embrace the Possible. Had I known what it was I might not have gone for it but it's so well done. Granted I am only about 15% into it, but it's very engrossing. The author is a psychologist who is actually a survivor from Auschwitz. Again, I must have read easily 100's of book on the subject and likely would have passed on this one- had I known but it is such an incredibly well done book that even though I am only starting it, I say it is worth checking out.
It seems to be really about the power of mindset- outlook- and how she has survived and even thrived despite the hell she lived. I will let you know when I finish it and I hope it keeps on this high road. I just had to share this.
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