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Old 01-14-2012, 04:30 PM
 
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Just started 97 Orchard Street thanks to several mentions on here. It is really fascinating.........just finished ((finally)) Lady of the Rivers (Phillippa Gregory) which I didn't enjoy as much as I have enjoyed most of her other books.
When I finish 97 Orchard Street, I am going to try The OMNIVORE's Dilemna. Been meaning to read it for a while, and have\ not really even looked at a page of it to know if I will love it or not be able to read it.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Ann Vickers by Sinclair Lewis. I'm not sure what I'm going to do when I eventually finish reading all of Lewis's work. I guess I'll have to start over!
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:30 AM
 
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Default The Life of Pi

by Yann Martel.... about to find out why he won the Booker Prize. Have heard a lot about the book and just got it in a second hand shop the other day so am very excited
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Southern Ontario
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I am in the middle of The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard. A 16 year old girl disappears one Halloween and we see how it affects the boys in the neighbourhood for years to come. Something different and good to read.
The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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by Yann Martel.... about to find out why he won the Booker Prize. Have heard a lot about the book and just got it in a second hand shop the other day so am very excited
I read this a few years ago. Very odd little book...not in my list of favorites of all time, but still one that I'm glad I read. I'm interested in hearing what you think of it.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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Both the hubs and I are reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King and it is very good.
I saw that in wal mart sounds really good. I am not a big King reader but that one does look good enough to read.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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I'm reading The Ignored by Bentley Little.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Right now I am reading a scholarly critique of Walt Whitman's poetry, Masculine Landscapes - Walt Whitman and the Homoerotic Text by Byrne R. S. Fone (Southern Illinois University Press: 1992).

It deals with gender and sexuality themes in Whitman's poetry by a professor at City University of New York.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm reading The Ignored by Bentley Little.
That is a very good book. The author always surprises me and scares me to death.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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A friend recommended The End of Normal by Stephanie Madoff Mack.

I was hesitant to read it because of my intense dislike of Bernie Madoff. Stephanie is his daughter-in-law, and was married to his son Mark.

This is actually an interesting read and is a bit of a horror story because of what a parent can do to ruin the lives of loved ones. It's well written and the story behind what Madoff's actions did to his children is almost unbelievable but we all saw it unfold in the headlines. This book is one of the back stories.
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