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Old 05-18-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I just finished One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. I found myself wanting to skip ahead sometimes because I found it to be depressing, but I must admit that I will never forget it...

I just started John Adams by David McCullough. I have only read a few pages, but I like it so far.

I simply must make more time to read!
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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I'm about 2/3 done w/ A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick, & cannot put it down. It's about a rich man in 1907 Wisconsin who advertises for a wife, & gets one. Can't wait to see how it ends!
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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Just finished "Water for Elephants" by Sarah Gruen. Not a great book, but not a bad one. If you just want to read a book, it will hold your interest and it's not a waste of time.
I never got the big deal about this book either. It was well written, but, very predictable.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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Just picked up Oprah by Kitty Kelly at the library yesterday.

I was shocked to see it on the shelf. I was pretty sure it would be on the waiting list.

Time for some good trashy fun.
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Okay, I found some reading time!!

The Mistress's Daughter; I didn't think it was veryi well-written, and it was awfully whiney! BUT, as someone who is interested in adoption, and also has a family member who knows nothing of her father, it was very good are conveying the lost feeling of not knowing your roots & how it affects your life.

Lemon Jelly Cake; read this for book club. Fluffy, inconsequential. Pretty picture of life in a small town at the turn of the century.
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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well the last song was so good it had me in tears and when a book does that , to me that is an awesome book .Just loved it .
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:35 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Currently reading "New Deal or Raw Deal? How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America" by Burton Folson Jr.

Next two books on my list are by Ron Paul: "End the Fed" and "Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship"
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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I couldn't have been more disappointed with Kate Chopin's The Awakening. It might prove an interesting read for a women's studies class, but it won't work for a discussion I was hoping to get started in my own little book club.

It was interesting to think that in the early 1900s, it created quite a stir -- exposing thoughts and innermost feelings many women have.

I have moved on to Pat Conroy's South of Broad. It was given to me for Christmas, and I find I have the time now to catch up on a lot of reading. I can almost smell Charleston and feel the heat and humidity -- Conroy does such a great job with bringing the beautiful Southern city to life.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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"The Appointment", by Herta Müller . A book about a young woman living in Ceausescu's Romania. It has special significance to me, since I lived in Romania, in love with a Romanian woman, in those times.

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