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Old 03-19-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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I started Room today. The kid's voice is getting on my nerves, but someone else warned about that so I'm trying to work through it. I also started Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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This one. I started last year. I'm getting near the end now.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I received Why Sinatra Matters by Pete Hamill in the mail today. First, I am a rabid fan of Sinatra's and I always will be. Added to that is the fact that I am also a fan of Pete Hamill's. I look forward to reading this one.
I became enamored with Hamill's writing after I read a short essay he wrote about his dad, Steel Memories from Father's Toolbox. My dad wasn't in same line of work as Pete's dad, but it reminded so much of my own father's dedication to his family.

I hope you enjoy Why Sinatra Matters as much as I did. My mother used to castigate Frank because she didn't approve of his divorce from his first wife. She forgave him after awhile. LOL. As I posted earlier in the thread, I'm researching various musicians, and I used Pete's suggestions in the back of the book especially to compare Sinatra's voice from his earlier days with Capitol, Columbia, etc.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Smile Please- an autobiography of Jean Rhys
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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I started Room today. The kid's voice is getting on my nerves, but someone else warned about that so I'm trying to work through it. I also started Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.
I love Catch-22. It's one I'll go back to every now and again.

I just finished SKs' Misery. Not something to read while having ones' lunch.
I actually needed a stiff drink after finishing it, yet I couldn't leave the book..had to keep reading, had to finish it. Sort of a well-written train wreck. Christine is up next.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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I love Catch-22. It's one I'll go back to every now and again.
I'm listening to it on audio cassette (not cd ), and I'm not too far in yet. I like it so far.

I finished Room. Ugh. Did not like.

Is there anyone out there with similar taste to mine? I'm having a hard time getting recommendations. I guess I just have some wacko taste in books. I don't like any of the fiction I've been reading lately except the classics and banned/challenged books. Maybe I should stick with controversial books.

I'll be starting A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood tonight. How's that for controversial???
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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Today I finished Stephen King's Under the Dome. Without a doubt, it is one of his best books yet. Lots of characters, vile villans, tense situations, interesting sub-stories. I am hopelessly addicted to King's works. Yeah, he does not write high fiction, but man, can he tell a story!
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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This one. I started last year. I'm getting near the end now.
You've read more than I have.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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I'm listening to it on audio cassette (not cd ), and I'm not too far in yet. I like it so far.

I finished Room. Ugh. Did not like.

Is there anyone out there with similar taste to mine? I'm having a hard time getting recommendations. I guess I just have some wacko taste in books. I don't like any of the fiction I've been reading lately except the classics and banned/challenged books. Maybe I should stick with controversial books.

I'll be starting A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood tonight. How's that for controversial???
Well, I didn't like Room either, and I said Ugh too.
I have read A Handmaid's Tale also, and really liked it.
I'm currently reading In the Still of the Night, Ann Rule's newest.
Right now I'm in a Mary McGarry Morris mood. Mary McGarry Morris - Author's Official Site (http://www.marymcgarrymorris.com/morris-books.htm - broken link)
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Small World by Tabitha King (wife of Stephen).
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