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Old 01-04-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Sci Fi/Fantasy
Snake Agent by Liz Williams, which I am definitely enjoying.
A Million Open Doors by John Barnes, which is a re-read

Mystery
Bangkok 8 by John Burdett

Non-fic
97 Orchard Street by Linda Granfield, book and companion photo book.
A History of Salt by Mark Kurland.
I really loved 97 Orchard Street.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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Non-fiction:
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll
Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky

Fiction:
Thank You, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
A Curtain of Green by Eudora Welty
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I understand what you mean...no one would feel warm/fuzzy re slavery. And it is a novel, after all.

With all their foibles, mistakes, self-promoting actions...the charms of S and R still win out!

This was Marg Mitchell's only book....her biography is quite interesting, btw.



quote=TheBeagleLady;22372492]Oh, I agree with all of that. It's part of why I like the book. I just don't feel warm and fuzzy about the slavery aspect. Also, I really want to dislike Scarlett and Rhett, but I can't.[/quote]
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I couldn't wait for one of my library Kindle holds to become mine, and I couldn't stand the thought of continuing to read those The New Yorker short stories, so I started on Riven Rock by T.C. Boyle. Of course, at almost 500 pages, I'm not going to finish it before at least one of my library Kindle books are off hold for me, but such is life, I'll let it/them slide and go to the end of the wait list.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:47 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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I just finished Heaven Is For Real, and it was just so wonderful. It's a short book and was on the NY best seller's list. I bought several copies to share and gave six copies out at Christmas.
was going to read but couldn't finish due to my total annoyance and disgust with this child's parents and how irresponsible they were in regards to him being so sick. How could they not have taken him to the ER right away?
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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After what seemed like several months, I finally finished Anna Karenina. Now I've reading Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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After what seemed like several months, I finally finished Anna Karenina.
I don't enjoy reading classics at all, but Anna Karenina is the one that tempts me the most. But it's sooooo freakin' long! Did you enjoy it?
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I don't enjoy reading classics at all, but Anna Karenina is the one that tempts me the most. But it's sooooo freakin' long! Did you enjoy it?
I did enjoy, though I'll admit there were times I considered giving up on it. I kept coming back to it, and I'm glad I did, but it is seriously long. I think I read somewhere that it's about 350,000 words, and I definitely believe that.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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Cast in Ruin by Michelle Sagara. Great series, outstanding author. I recommend anything by her without hesitation.
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