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Old 07-10-2020, 05:05 PM
 
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Well I was going to start The Dutch House which I got as ebook from the library, but not kindle.. I will read it but need to be home. I had also gotten The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek on kindle.I had scheduled car inspection so I grabbed my kindle and went--- starting The Bookwoman. It 's really good so far and has my interest. So that will be read before DH.
Just wanted to be truthful and all!
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Old 07-10-2020, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Leaphorn & Chee #16

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Old 07-11-2020, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Just finished re-reading The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry/Gabrielle Zeven for my book club. I'd forgotten how much I loved it the first time around.
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Old 07-12-2020, 08:18 AM
 
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Just finished "The Harder They Come" by T.C. Boyle https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...rder-they-come

Another highly entertaining read by T.C. Boyle. Another 5 star read for me!
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Old 07-12-2020, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Started "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman yesterday...will probably finish it within the next few hours. So far I'm thinking 4/5 stars, the grammar can be weird sometimes and the story is more fantasy than I thought, but it's written well enough to keep me turning the pages.
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Old 07-12-2020, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Placer County
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I'm reading Albert Camus's The Plague. I've had the book around for a long time but never got around to it. Yikes, in the time of Covid it's all too relevant. Really enjoying it even though it's far from uplifting. The author won the 1957 Nobel Prize for it. It's quite the read and it's short at 182 pages.

Prior to that I read James Michener's The Novel. A departure from what I'm used to from Michener, it follows the story of the writer, the editor, the critic, and the reader through the life of various novels. Very interesting, especially for a book nut like me. It's not dry at all and is written in the style of a novel, not a documentary.
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Old 07-12-2020, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains, Owen Wister 1902.

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Old 07-12-2020, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Started "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman yesterday...will probably finish it within the next few hours. So far I'm thinking 4/5 stars, the grammar can be weird sometimes and the story is more fantasy than I thought, but it's written well enough to keep me turning the pages.
Indeed I finished it shortly after posting this. I'll give it a solid 5/5, really good book with an interesting ending that put me in a strange, introspective mood.

Started Stephen King's "The Institute" earlier, on page 43/557 and not much going on so far.
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Old 07-13-2020, 01:49 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Started "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman yesterday...will probably finish it within the next few hours. So far I'm thinking 4/5 stars, the grammar can be weird sometimes and the story is more fantasy than I thought, but it's written well enough to keep me turning the pages.

What a wonderful story! I really liked this one. You might want to try The Graveyard Book by Gaiman. Also a great book!


I just finished The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street. The end really surprised me. 4 out of 5 stars for me.


Started The Kitchen God's Wife yesterday.

Now I need to think which books to take on vacation. Always difficult
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Old 07-13-2020, 06:52 AM
 
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Just finished "Women Talking" by Miriam Toews https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...-women-talking

This was a 3 star read for me. It was a bit underwhelming and was expecting so much more.

Based on real events, Women Talking is a story of eight women in a remote Mennonite colony who face an agonizing decision in the aftermath of a series of unspeakable sexual crimes and they have very little time to make a choice:

1. Do Nothing.

2. Stay and Fight.

3. Leave.
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