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Old 11-25-2011, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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Just finished "The cat who knew Shakespeare", "The cat who sniffed glue" and "The cat who went underground" all by Lilian Jackson Braun. And I finished "Sphere" by Michael Chricton. I was disappointed in it when I finally got to page 440 and realized there would not be a monster. Oh well, got it for 50cents at a yard sale, so a cheap read.

Am now reading "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. I wish it were more interesting...so far it is going back and forth when the guy was young, now he is old, etc. I have not gotten to an elephant yet, so I do hope one pops up soon. I am almost a third of the way into the book.

I am hoping out of the thousands of books on my shelves, that I get a few that grab me, pull me in, slap me around a little...well, maybe not that, but I prefer books I can get lost in, where I forget where I am in my day to day life, where if my husband walks in the room and says something, I can't hear him.
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Sorry I didn't see this sooner

Sure I'll let your know but be forewarned, it'll take awhile for me to read it. My reading time is sparse but very precious.

There's another thread about this book, 11/22/63, perhaps you should check it out. Another forum member has finished this book.

Yeah I noticed the other thread after posting here. But I would still like your opinion on the book after you've read it. And I promise I totally understand about sparse reading time. I'm working 2 jobs and taking 3 classes at community college. So now instead of 3 days to read a book it's taking me like a month or longer. So no pressure from me. I promise.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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HAHA! "Funny" story. Kinda sorta.

I *was* reading The Other Boleyn Girl. Got to page 90 or so, as a matter of fact. This morning, on my way to run errands, I figured that I'd drop off some books at Goodwill.

Have you guessed yet what happened?

Yup, The Other Boleyn Girl found its way into the pile -- I think because its cover was the same color as The Green Mile, which I *meant* to donate.

I guess I'll start on a DIFFERENT book tonight because I'm sure not running back there and explaining how stupid I was.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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I am currently reading Bike Snob- systematically and mercilessly realigning the world of cycling. The book explains the history of the bicycle and what the author considers acceptable and unacceptable in relation to bicycles (from Bicycling Magazine fame). If you're into bicycles I recommend this cool little coffee table book.

-Cheers.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Southern Ontario
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I am reading Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens. Good thriller. Review: Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens | Life … With Books
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I usually get intimidated by very long books, especially when I have a pile of other goodies that I want to read, and think that I'll get antsy to get to them and give up the big one early on.

But, regardless, I bit the bullet and started New York by Edward Rutherfurd last night. It's almost 900 pages. I'm on page 175... AND LOVING IT! Not only am I not antsy, I wish that it was even longer! (Well, no, not really... it would be impossible to hold it!)
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Washington, D.C.
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Default Ah, Books

I personally love what I call underground books, obviously indie books, just like indie music because so much of it goes undiscovered and there's some quality work out there. That said, indie-wise I like:

"The Cubicle Rebel" by Jennifer Kley

And mainstream I love, love, love Anne Lamott. Most anything she writes is delicious and soul stirring, whether about death, her mother's love of "steak and fur", about writing, about her faith. I wish she wrote as many books as that Patterson guy. (What a dominator.)

More later as I think of them.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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For some reason I'm having a hard time getting into Orwell's 1984, which is perplexing because I know I'll like it, based upon my husband's opinion and I like the subject of the book. I guess I just need another type of book right now. I think I'll put it aside for now.

So I am going to read Gone With The Wind instead. And then go back to 1984.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:48 PM
 
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The Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke. Loving this series.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I finished Lindqvist's Harbor and now I'm reading I Was A Doctor In Auschwitz by Dr. Gisella Perl.

It's so well written that I feel like I'm having a conversation with her....well, not exactly a conversation, more like I am listening to her story rather than reading it.

She certainly was an exceptional human being and the savior of many women in the death camp.
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