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Old 05-14-2012, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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True Sisters by Sandra Dallas
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: mass
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Khan Al khalili by mahfouz. Slow going as I only get a bit in before bed and after a few minutes, I'm out.

Just finished Still Alice which I though was very good.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Khan Al khalili by mahfouz. Slow going as I only get a bit in before bed and after a few minutes, I'm out.

Just finished Still Alice which I though was very good.
I've read Still Alice twice and I have recommended it to so many people.
It has really helped me deal with my mother's dementia.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:26 AM
 
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I have Kindle Fire and have loved Joshua Graham's books. Books in hand right now for me are A Course in Miracles - Foundation For Inner Peace and my latest TAKE ME TO TRUTH written by Nouk Sanchez and Tomas Vieira. This is a book that addresses the human Ego and the challenge that all spiritual seekers face is undoing that Ego on their journey to Awakening. It has been an eye opening book for me and one that I have to take frequent breaks in between pages. I love this book and I take the challenge of sifting through the pages with a courage I didn't know I had.
Seven years ago I was at a discount book store and happened accross a book called A Parenthesis in Eternity written by Joel S. Goldsmith I still to this day read paragraphs. It is a true inspiration.

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Old 05-15-2012, 04:24 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I've read Still Alice twice and I have recommended it to so many people.
It has really helped me deal with my mother's dementia.
Hey I highly reccomend tallgrass by sandra dallas excellent book I absoloutly love her and most things she writes . I loved the book doc by mary doria russell .
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:27 AM
 
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I know that they are other forums for this but I like the people on this forum. The people on the other forums are so annoying and boring. Then the sites with the people that aren't so boring are more immature then I am! Anyway, I'm currently reading "The Kite Runner" and it's great so far. Below is my list of books I've read recently and yes, I liked them all.
1. Time Traveler's wife (chicklit)
2. Forever by Pete Hamill
3. The Red Tent (chicklit)
4. All of the Harry Potter Books (Loads of fun)
5. Middlesex
6. A Million Little Pieces
7. The 5 People You meet in Heaven
8. Yes, yes - The DaVinci Code
9. Memoirs of a Geisha

My all time Favorite book is Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. I can go on and on. But the the book I keep going back to over and over again is 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12. I love my kids but they drive me crazy
I am a HUGE James Patterson fan and also like Harlan Coben, some Nora Roberts..Janet Evanovich is great too. Right now I am reading "Kill Me If You Can"...James Patterson. I see that Patterson is also writing kids books..I can't imagine that as he is quite the suspense author. His latest is all about a kid in Middle School. I don't know..would need to know more about it before I bought it for my grandson!
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:48 AM
 
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Caribou Island, David Vann Caribou started out "dicey" but after tossing Burke to the curb, I didn't want to toss this one, too. In this case, it has turned around. I've only just started it and have really been too busy to give it much time, but it has interested me enough to make me want to see what comes next.

That's it for me.
This book reminded me that it is important for me to NOT dislike the characters in the book I am reading. Forty percent through and I not only dislike the three couples that the "story" centers on, but want to just shake some sense into them. I suppose it is the author that I am really angry with -- for sucking me into such an incredible waste of my time! The review on the back cover called this one beautiful. Hmmmm. I suppose if you like reading about the lives of six disillusioned people using one another to attain false happiness. Grrrrr.

Another one kicked to the curb!
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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The review on the back cover called this one beautiful. Hmmmm. I suppose if you like reading about the lives of six disillusioned people using one another to attain false happiness. Grrrrr.

Another one kicked to the curb!
You know what I've learned from the reading reviews (separate from reader reviews on Amazon, I mean)? You have to pay attention to WHO is writing the review.

If the review is by another author, I totally disregard it. They're likely friends, or at least acquaintances.

If the review is by a magazine that I consider nonsense (Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, People), I disregard it. If the review is by a magazine like the New Yorker, I might give the book a little more power for me. Maybe.

I look for reviews by book review "companies" -- New York Times Book Review and/or New York Times, Kirkus, Booklist, etc... And, to be honest, if the New York Times isn't featured as one of the book's reviews either on the book jacket or an Amazon, I'm much less likely to read it. I've learned that I'm of a New York Times mind...

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Old 05-15-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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I look for reviews by book review "companies" -- New York Times Book Review and/or New York Times, Kirkus, Booklist, etc... And, to be honest, if the New York Times isn't featured as one of the book's reviews either on the book jacket or an Amazon, I'm much less likely to read it. I've learned that I'm of a New York Times mind...
I am TOTALLY going to follow this advice. Thanks! 8) LFM
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Newark, NJ
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Last month I read two awesome books:

"Truth" by Emile Zola

"Cloudsplitter" by Russell Banks

I am currently reading "The Family Corleone" by Ed Falco.
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