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Old 05-22-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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Just started The Hunger Games. I usually don't go for the trendy books but my husband picked it up and loved it, so I'm giving it a chance. I'm not saying it's incredibly well-written, but it is incredibly compelling. I have to admit, it's a page turner. Who else has read it? Any thoughts?
I tend to always buy books once they're big hits, so of course, The Hunger Games arrived in my arms for my birthday in March. I have not read them yet. They are not my priority interest amongst the 100 books on my unread bookshelf. Of course, I've heard it's really good, and I've also heard the writing isn't superb, but it's still a good read.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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On a mystery kick

The Cold Dish - Craig Johnson
File M for Murder - Miranda James
Spider Web - Earlene Fowler
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Default Anne Tyler

Thanks to this thread for the recommendation, I've just finished "Back When We Were Grownups". Tyler is a wonderful storyteller -- she always makes me reflect on who I am, where I've been and who I know. I also recently read "Digging to America" and loved it too.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Hi there sorry to say that ahabs wife did not hold my interest and am now reading her book "the four spirits which has held my interest than ahabs wife did . I next plan to read adam and eve by her as well as sherlock in love another one of hers and kiwi I am going to try anne tyler when I finish with the tbr list I have now thanks take care all and will give you a full review when i get done with all .
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I finished Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman. It was a very interesting book. I know people who are only a few steps away from that level of Judaism, so it was very eye-opening. And VERY disturbing. And truly scary. I'm happy that she unorthodoxed herself.

I just got the book of Jessica Grant short stories in the mail today (thanks, TracySam, for the heads up on that!!!!) but I want to attack my to-read pile first. For some reason, I try to read them in the order that I get them. Their appeal seems to wear off if they sit in the pile for too long.

So, I'm going to start on Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman. Not my type of book AND it's heavy (I have it in paperback, not on my Kindle), but I'll give it a shot.

ETA: Uh oh. I just read a more detailed synopsis of Seven Types of Ambiguity. It's a confusing and complicated story, with overlapping characters. This does not bode well for me.

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Old 05-23-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I finished Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman. It was a very interesting book. I know people who are only a few steps away from that level of Judaism, so it was very eye-opening. And VERY disturbing. And truly scary. I'm happy that she unorthodoxed herself.

I just got the book of Jessica Grant short stories in the mail today (thanks, TracySam, for the heads up on that!!!!) but I want to attack my to-read pile first. For some reason, I try to read them in the order that I get them. Their appeal seems to wear off if they sit in the pile for too long.

So, I'm going to start on Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman. Not my type of book AND it's heavy (I have it in paperback, not on my Kindle), but I'll give it a shot.

ETA: Uh oh. I just read a more detailed synopsis of Seven Types of Ambiguity. It's a confusing and complicated story, with overlapping characters. This does not bode well for me.
I did not like the street sweeper by him either so but you can try it and let me know if you like his books .
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I did not like the street sweeper by him either so but you can try it and let me know if you like his books .
I just took a break from work and read eight pages. I think that's as far as I'll get.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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O-kaaaayyyy! Change of plans!

I'm reading Making Light of Tragedy by Jessica Grant. I don't usually enjoy short stories (except for those by Jhumpa Lahiri, who writes longer stories [long short stories?] with very distinct and fleshed-out characters), but I do like Jessica Grant's writing style. I read the first few stories. Can I say that I enjoyed the stories? Eh. Can I say that I enjoy how she writes? Absolutely.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Hey has anyone read marian keyes ? I picked up her book at the library today and was just wondering if anyone has read any of her books ? happy reading .
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:06 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Say you're one of them/Uwem Akpan

strange fits of passion/anita shreve

tree grows in brooklyn/betty smith

the kitchen house/kathleen grissom
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