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Old 12-01-2023, 12:24 PM
 
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Finished North Woods by Daniel Mason https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...30-north-woods

This was a 4 star read for me.

"Here, the banks are lined with fantastic ice--columns like organ pipes, bulbs straight from the glassblowers, thin sheets through which one can watch the rising bubbles. Indeed, I have become a connoisseur of ice these days: the sleet that falls like hissing sand, the white that coats the roads like baker's dustings, the crystalline mesh, thin as spun sugar, that shatters with the passing of my hand. Ah, the whimsy of a God who would deliver water to the earth in the guise of such fine powder!"
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Old 12-03-2023, 05:01 AM
 
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Finished Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23453099-eileen

This was a 3.5 star read for me.

I just happened to see they made a movie about this book, I had no idea when I selected the book to read, so I was surprised to see that, I don't usually keep up on new releases, I am not a movie buff.

From that discovery, I saw they also made a movie about the book The Boys in the Boat which I read and really enjoyed, that release date is on Christmas Day. That one looks good, I might actually make the effort to see that one!
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Old 12-03-2023, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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Finished Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23453099-eileen

This was a 3.5 star read for me.

I just happened to see they made a movie about this book, I had no idea when I selected the book to read, so I was surprised to see that, I don't usually keep up on new releases, I am not a movie buff.

From that discovery, I saw they also made a movie about the book The Boys in the Boat which I read and really enjoyed, that release date is on Christmas Day. That one looks good, I might actually make the effort to see that one!
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Old 12-03-2023, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Looking for a lighter book, I just started "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg. So far I'm enjoying the writing and the few characters I've met.

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Old 12-03-2023, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Tex, Hatchet, The Giver.
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Old 12-04-2023, 12:00 AM
Status: "I have read 24 books this year!!!" (set 4 days ago)
 
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FINISHED: I bought a small hardcover edition at a thrift shop on Friday afternoon. It's a quick read.



STARTED TODAY: I borrowed a hardcover copy from the public library. Mario Batali resonates the most with me: 'cleanliness is next to tastiness'.
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Old 12-05-2023, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Outside US
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
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Old 12-05-2023, 04:10 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Looking for a lighter book, I just started "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg. So far I'm enjoying the writing and the few characters I've met.
Fannie Flagg is precious.

Currently I'm reading Jeannette Walls' Half-Broke Horses, a 'true-life novel' that covers her grandmother's hardscrabble early life in west Texas. One of the best anecdotal writers in the business, IMO.
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Old 12-05-2023, 07:39 PM
 
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Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchior. I read another of her books, Paradais, and I'm pretty sure I got the order wrong.
The style was a little unexpected, but the sense of being there is real.
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Old 12-06-2023, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Evanovich's Dirty Thirty. almost done.
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