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Old 03-31-2024, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Florida
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"Hello Beautiful"

Put off reading it just because of the cover and the title.
But, because Dear Edward was so good I finally did.
Good example of "don't judge a book by it's cover.

Waiting for "A Good Hard Look"
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Old 03-31-2024, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Finished 3 of the Women of War (4 books...4th not out yet) by Anna Stuart...The Midwife of Auschwitz, The Midwife of Berlin,and The War Orphan.
Not great literature and probably only what women would enjoy, but good enough to keep me reading all three.
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Old 03-31-2024, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I am coming towards the end of "Cutting for Stone"

I wasn't loving it like I had loved all my other books but now it is getting better and of course I will finish it. I can't see how the end will go and I'm still on the fence if I'd say to someone, "oh yes, this was a good book", I don't know.
Maybe once I'm done it will all make sense.
My spouse didn't get very far with it and felt it was too boring to continue.

I felt it was very slow moving for the first 250 hundred pages
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Old 04-01-2024, 12:55 AM
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I finished this autobiography this evening. It's not wild. Graham Nash is a sedate person for rock'n'roll. Nowhere near the depravity of the Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin.

He would be interesting to share a donut and hot cocoa on a Saturday morning.
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Old 04-01-2024, 01:08 AM
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I started this book last night. Underrated bands and musicians get profiled for their current lives and the reader gets reminded of previous glories. The Dandy Warhols get included in this book!!!
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Old 04-01-2024, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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my update on "Cutting for Stone", well, I think I'm going to finish it tonight, but last night as I sat in my kitchen chair at midnight I was crying like a baby.


OMG, I was so upset about something in the book.
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Old 04-01-2024, 12:03 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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Right now I am about 1/3 of the way through First Strike: The Exclusive Story of How Israel Foiled Iraq's Attempt to Get the Bomb by Shlomo Nakdimon about Israel's attack on the Iraqi nuclear reactor.Despite comments on Goodreads that it drags and the translation from Hebrew is poor, I find it a page-turner. I started reading it last Thursday and already up to page 113 or so.
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Old 04-01-2024, 03:44 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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I did not finish reading Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy by Peter Schweizer; I read selected chapters. Much of it is out of date, so that is not "on" the author. The problem with the book is it discusses the fact that many politicians, philanthropist and public figures are warm-hearted towards the poor verbally but live the lives of the rich and famous. To me there is nothing wrong with that. I stopped reading because many of the subjects are no longer of current interest.
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Old 04-01-2024, 05:51 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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The Little Liar by Mitch Albom. This author is such a good storyteller. I devoured this book in one day.
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Old 04-02-2024, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I just finished reading Madam/The Biography of Polly Adler, the most famous Madams in NYC during the Jazz Age. She ran of the most high class brothels during the late teens/20's/30's in NYC. She even wrote her own autobiography A House Is Not A Home.

The corruption in NYC, during that period, was too out of control to be believable.
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