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Old 07-05-2011, 10:36 PM
 
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Thanks to C-D recommendations earlier in this thread, I'm reading "The Guernsey Literary and Pototo Peel Pie Society" -- Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It is an utterly charming book which I am having trouble putting down! The authors are telling the tale so cleverly (through letters to and from many people) -- every letter adds a layer of understanding. I find I'm resenting the time that the many normally enjoyable things I do take away from my reading.
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I'm so glad you are liking it, KK. I feel the same way about the book.
I learned about these books years ago from a physical therapist that was helping me with a stiff neck (stress-related). After reading a couple of them, I am not certain but I think the reading did more to relax my neck than the therapy!
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I finished The Golden Spruce and while I enjoyed it, it didn't grab me the way The Tiger did. I had Miriam Toews' Irma Voth as my next book but I got distracted when I picked up Black Hills by Dan Simmons and read the first couple of pages. Since my hubby didn't think Irma Voth was any good, Black Hills will be next - but I'm not sure when since life has gotten so busy that I am reduced to staring at the page and not registering anything.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:30 AM
 
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... life has gotten so busy that I am reduced to staring at the page and not registering anything.
It can do that, can't it? Maybe it's time for you to start writing your own pages?
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Southern Ontario
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Right now I am almost finished Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman. If you follow the Dr, Deleware series or just like a good procerdural crime story, this is a good one to read.
Mystery (Alex Delaware, book 26) by Jonathan Kellerman
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Right now I am almost finished Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman. If you follow the Dr, Deleware series or just like a good procerdural crime story, this is a good one to read.
Mystery (Alex Delaware, book 26) by Jonathan Kellerman
His wife, Faye Kellerman, writes some great mysteries, too, centering around Peter Decker as an LA detective.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I recenlty finished The Help. Okay, I really enjoyed it! I wasn't planning too, but my book club is reading it...who would have thought I'd like it so much? Should make for a good discussion.

Currently I am reading Into Thin Air. Again, I didn't find it all that appealing, but now I am liking it. It's been sitting on my shelf, unread, & then a friend who's reading habits are much like mine insisted it was fabulous.

Love Amy Tan! Love The Kitchen God's Wife. I should read it again soon. The one complaint that I have about her is that (with the exception of Saving Fish From Drowning & The Oppisite of Fate) all of her books & charachters are somewhat interchangeable. But it is a minor flaw for me, I love her that much!
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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I recenlty finished The Help. Okay, I really enjoyed it! I wasn't planning too, but my book club is reading it...who would have thought I'd like it so much? Should make for a good discussion.
I'm reading it now...and I love it! Wanted to finish before the movie comes out on August 10. BTW, read 3 reviews so far of the movie (advance screenings), and reviewers gave it very high marks. Good cast too.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I started reading E.L. Doctorow's Homer & Langley this morning and I'm now more than halfway through it. I hadn't read any of Doctorow's works before, but now I'm going to have to give the others a go as well. This one is fascinating; it's a fictionalized version of the Collyer Brothers - eccentric bachelor brothers who were recluse/hoarders and whose decaying bodies were found in 1947 amid more than 100 tons of trash in their 5th Avenue brownstone. It's told in first person from the perspective of Homer as an elderly man looking back on their lives.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I started reading E.L. Doctorow's Homer & Langley this morning and I'm now more than halfway through it. I hadn't read any of Doctorow's works before, but now I'm going to have to give the others a go as well. This one is fascinating; it's a fictionalized version of the Collyer Brothers - eccentric bachelor brothers who were recluse/hoarders and whose decaying bodies were found in 1947 amid more than 100 tons of trash in their 5th Avenue brownstone. It's told in first person from the perspective of Homer as an elderly man looking back on their lives.
Oh my. That sounds like a good book. I've never read any Doktorow's books either but I might give that one a try. Thanks for the info on it.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I started reading E.L. Doctorow's Homer & Langley this morning and I'm now more than halfway through it. I hadn't read any of Doctorow's works before, but now I'm going to have to give the others a go as well. This one is fascinating; it's a fictionalized version of the Collyer Brothers - eccentric bachelor brothers who were recluse/hoarders and whose decaying bodies were found in 1947 amid more than 100 tons of trash in their 5th Avenue brownstone. It's told in first person from the perspective of Homer as an elderly man looking back on their lives.
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Oh my. That sounds like a good book. I've never read any Doktorow's books either but I might give that one a try. Thanks for the info on it.
I just ordered myself a 1-cent copy from Amazon in hopes that one day, I shall read again. I'm going to have myself a big stack of books to read that day when I have the big breakthrough (aka the day that my house is sold)!
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