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Old 03-20-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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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)
I'm looking forward to A Handmaid's Tale. My husband liked it so it's my turn now! Keep me posted on books you like.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:29 PM
 
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Small World by Tabitha King (wife of Stephen).
I liked this book. As a matter of fact, I've liked all of her books that I've read.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:40 PM
 
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I'm looking forward to A Handmaid's Tale. My husband liked it so it's my turn now! Keep me posted on books you like.
You do the same, OK. Here are some of my favorites:

The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
I know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Burns
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:48 PM
 
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The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine.

Quite interesting take on the differences and changes to the female brain over a lifetime
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:44 AM
 
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I just finished Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout. I knew I would not like it as much as I enjoyed Olive Kitteridge.

But I did. I actually liked it more than Olive Kitteridge. It's a very good book. I enjoyed all the characters and identified with several of them. I actually got a little scared toward the end because things were in a turmoil and I had no idea who had do what to whom. But, I found out to my great relief. It is well worth the time I spent reading it.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm looking forward to A Handmaid's Tale. My husband liked it so it's my turn now! Keep me posted on books you like.
A Handmaid's Tale is wonderful. I totally enjoyed that book.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:21 AM
 
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Thanks for the support for A Handmaid's Tale! Started it last night.

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You do the same, OK. Here are some of my favorites:

The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
I know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Burns
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Several of these are on my "to-read" list. I have read To Kill a Mockingbird and really liked it. I don't read much fiction because it's so difficult for me to find things I like. Here are a few:

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving - LOVED
Bleak House by Charles Dickens (takes a bit to really get into it)
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Love Tolkien, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, John Jakes (total fluff, I know) and Larry McMurtry (again fluff). *sigh* Maybe I'm more a classics girl.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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"Hard Times" by Dickens.

I read it 25 years ago in school and found it terribly tedious while I am really enjoying it now.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm reading Why Sinatra Matters by Pete Hamill.

It's excellent. I'm about half way through. It's a thin tome but packed full of interesting facts about people who were/are known to my generation: Early Boomers and our parents. Hamill really liked Sinatra a lot. They were drinking buddies. I've read nearly everything that Hamill has written. He's one of my favorite authors/journalists. He cuts to the chase and cutting with Hamill is always great fun and extremely informative.

It's not a biography. It's more of a character sketch of Sinatra and myriad other interesting folks. It's actully very humorous, sensitive and a fond remembrance which includes fights. LOL. My first thought was that my father would have loved this book.

It's a very quick read and totally enjoyable, IMO.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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Thanks for the support for A Handmaid's Tale! Started it last night.



Several of these are on my "to-read" list. I have read To Kill a Mockingbird and really liked it. I don't read much fiction because it's so difficult for me to find things I like. Here are a few:

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving - LOVED
Bleak House by Charles Dickens (takes a bit to really get into it)
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Love Tolkien, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, John Jakes (total fluff, I know) and Larry McMurtry (again fluff). *sigh* Maybe I'm more a classics girl.
I've read most of those, but, I didn't care for Owen Meany. That kid got on my nerves much like the kid in Room. I keep picking up Cutting for Stone, but it just doesn't grab me, so I always put it back, but, then next time I'll pick it up and look at it again.
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