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Old 05-03-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I just downloaded it to Boris the Kindle. I'm in the mood for a quiet book and this one sounds perfect.
Don't start Boris yet! My mother-in-law is coming here for a week and I doubt I'll have a minute to read.

OK, OK, read it... and tell me if it's as good as I think it will be.

ETA: Don't read the Introduction. I had started reading it -- it's not by the author -- and it was giving away too much of the book itself. It should have been an Afterword, instead of an Introduction, in my opinion.

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Whose Wedding Is It Anyway by Melissa Senate
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Don't start Boris yet! My mother-in-law is coming here for a week and I doubt I'll have a minute to read.

OK, OK, read it... and tell me if it's as good as I think it will be.

ETA: Don't read the Introduction. I had started reading it -- it's not by the author -- and it was giving away too much of the book itself. It should have been an Afterword, instead of an Introduction, in my opinion.
I did skip the intro. I peeked at it and it unfurled the entire book. I don't want to know what happens until I actually read it in the book and not in the introduction.

I'm 9% into Stoner and it is a lovely, quiet book. I already want to wrap my arms around the title character and tell him what I think of him.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Just finished The 10,000 Year Leap and just started Guns, Germs and Steel.

First book deals with the genetics of humans and their civilizations and how they evolved the way they did. The second one deals with why certain areas of people developed highly evolved civilizations and others lagged behind. Bother interrelated in that they deal broadly with anthropology and both extremely interesting.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I did skip the intro. I peeked at it and it unfurled the entire book. I don't want to know what happens until I actually read it in the book and not in the introduction.

I'm 9% into Stoner and it is a lovely, quiet book. I already want to wrap my arms around the title character and tell him what I think of him.
GASP! I stopped at 9% -- at a clear break -- last night, too! Twinsies!

ETA: That said, you'll finish this -- plus 146 other books -- before my mother-in-law leaves on May 13. I'll still be at 9% of this book.
ETA2: I was wrong. I just checked -- I left off at 7%.

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Old 05-05-2012, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Sleeping Over by Stacy Ballis
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm not actually reading this book yet but I read a review in the local paper about Wild, by Cheryl Strayed. It's a memoir of the author hiking the 4200 km long Pacific Crest Trail as part of a healing journey. The review made it sound fantastic and I will be defnitely getting this book.

Has anyone here read it?
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I read the paperbacks. It is the only way I'll read. What I did a few years ago was to send them to soldiers in Afghanistan. But since things look like they are winding down somewhat, I may take my books to the VA hospital. Not sure how to go about that, though.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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The Island by Elin Hilderbrand. Very good so far....
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:05 AM
 
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Finished Running the Books by Avi Steinberg and enjoyed it a lot. It's a memoir of his two years working as a prison librarian. At first I thought he was going to be flippant and condescending, but he actually was contemplative and insightful. My only complaint is that the book jumps back and forth between his stories and sometimes the narrative seems choppy. But overall I thought it was really good.

Now I'm on to Come, Thou Tortoise. Not very far along yet, but love the voices of Audrey and Winnifred.
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