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Old 01-14-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It didn't ruin a thing. I've already forgotten about it. YAY for being 45!!!! My brain is like a sieve.


It's fixed now. A wonderful moderator fixed it for me. Whew! I feel much better.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:32 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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My current book: Watchers by Dean Koontz. I just started it, still in the first couple chapters. Very good. I like Dean's writing style, grabs you from the beginning and keeps your interest all the way through.
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Old 01-15-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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About to start The Passage by Justin Cronin. I bought it as a "post apocalypse" book but it seems there's a "vampire" element to it as well, so we'll see. Apparently Ridley Scott has bought the film rights, and this book is set to be the first in a trilogy.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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About to start The Passage by Justin Cronin. I bought it as a "post apocalypse" book but it seems there's a "vampire" element to it as well, so we'll see. Apparently Ridley Scott has bought the film rights, and this book is set to be the first in a trilogy.
It's a very interesting book. Hang in there until all the characters start connecting....which takes a wee bit. The wait is worth it.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I just finished Up From Orchard Street this morning. Ahhhh. Such a good book. And you -- Ketabcha -- didn't ruin a thing for me, I swear!

At some point today (or tonight), I'll start on Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. Her previous book, Still Alice, will be tough to match.

Amazon.com: Left Neglected (9781439164631): Lisa Genova: Books

In neuroscientist Genova's second novel (after Still Alice), a car crash gives a successful younger woman an obscure neurological syndrome called Left Neglect. Upwardly mobile Sarah and Bob Nickerson live in suburban Massachusetts with their three small children. Both work 60-hour weeks, though the economic downturn looms. When Sarah wakes up eight days after crashing her car on the way to work, the doctors inform her of her condition, which causes her brain to ignore the left side of everything, and she begins a long and uncertain recovery. Genova vividly describes Sarah's fear and frustration about a recovery that may never come, turning her struggle into a lesson in forgiveness, acceptance, and adaptability; insights reveal themselves with extreme clarity, and small moments between Bob and Sarah illustrate his stalwart love, though readers may want a more thorough investigation of his growing role as caretaker, and as a character. More accessible than her somber first book, which dealt with early-onset Alzheimer's, the central condition causes readers to wonder what brain disease she will think of next.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Crossville, TN
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Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Maine
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A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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I prefer to read non-fiction. I like to rediscover older books and older authors: I'm reading a Gore Vidal book made in a suggestion list at the moment. It's really cool if you take the time to look around for suggestions.


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Old 01-16-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Canada
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About half of my Amazon order came on Friday and I have finally got some books which look like they will interest me. I finished reading Hard Grass by Mary Zeiss Stange last night. It is non-fiction, and basically about life on their ranch, The Crazy Woman Bison Ranch, in south-eastern Montana.

It's always interesting to read the perspective of outsiders to rural life. Even after 20 plus years on the ranch, there are still places in which her original urban outlook pops up, in predictable ways, as rural people will attest to (urban people who move to a rural area letting their dogs roam free, as a classic example). Her story is a perfect example of why rural people won't generally confess to where that "missing" dog went but even years after that incident, she doesn't seem to understand that.

Now, oh where, oh where shall I start ? I ordered a number of books about soldiers, including Kill Bin Laden by Dalton Fury. I've been interested in reading that book ever since the author was on 60 Minutes.

There is also Summer of the Apocalypse by James van Pelt. I was thinking that I might start on this book because I just finished a non-fiction book, but then turn to the Dalton Fury one. I sometimes need to alternate between fiction and non-fiction.

But there are a lot of other books to choose from as well, and the rest of my Amazon order should be here on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Coffee Bean
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About to start The Passage by Justin Cronin. I bought it as a "post apocalypse" book but it seems there's a "vampire" element to it as well, so we'll see. Apparently Ridley Scott has bought the film rights, and this book is set to be the first in a trilogy.
OMG - I LOVED that book. It did get a little "dry" in a couple of spots, but like someone else recommended - hang in there. The first 1/3 is pretty exciting, the middle 1/3 is a little dry - some patience and a couple of rainy days indoors should take care of it, and the last 1/3 is back to exciting.

I'm pretty excited that it's being made into a movie.

I'm currently reading the second book in the Game of Thrones series, and I'm HOOKED. Can't WAIT until the miniseries debuts on HBO in April.
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