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Old 05-31-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Just finished My Sister's Keeper -- Jodi Picoult. I'd not read any JP books before this one and was really impressed with her writing. And the story is heartwrenching. Thanks to all posters who recommended her. I'll be looking for more.

I maybe an odd duck but the only ones I liked were the plain truth , nineteen minutes and my sisters keeper . those are the only ones I liked out of all her books . take care .
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:26 PM
 
Location: mass
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I just finished two books---

Khan al Khalili by Naguib Mahfouz--took a while but I muddled through it. Not my favorite of his, I wasn't a huge fan of the main character

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok--I really enjoyed this book, about a girl who immigrates from Hong Kong with her mother and must attend school during the day and help her mother with her factory job in the evenings, all the while living in squalor and somehow managing to rise above it all.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Just finished My Sister's Keeper -- Jodi Picoult. I'd not read any JP books before this one and was really impressed with her writing. And the story is heartwrenching. Thanks to all posters who recommended her. I'll be looking for more.
I suggest Change of Heart. Wow, I was on an emotional roller coaster with that one. Also Nineteen Minutes. I'm always surprised by the endings which seem to be bittersweet most of the time. She is a very creative writer and her characters are so very clear to me.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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im really liking digging to america by anne tyler as someone else on here suggested and forget the beginers goodbye i really could not get into that one by anne tyler . I dont know I think her books are a hit and miss with me .
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I've given up reading Shantaram somewhere between pages 500-600. I did love the book but I was reading it when my beagle was in the last stage of her life and now I just don't want to read it any more. I actually felt about the author the way Dandj felt about that guy who wrote the book about the tiger - can't remember his name or the book title. I fell a little in love with the author of Shantaram.

But it's just not in me to read it now.

I read something fairly stupid instead - The Thirteen by Susie Moloney. Fast read, horror genre. She's had some success, local writer. I don't think I'm in the right frame of mind to say whether it was a good horror genre book. Still took me forever to read, it seemed like, but that wasn't necessarily due to the writing. Maybe I'll have better luck with the next book.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I've given up reading Shantaram somewhere between pages 500-600. I did love the book but I was reading it when my beagle was in the last stage of her life and now I just don't want to read it any more. I actually felt about the author the way Dandj felt about that guy who wrote the book about the tiger - can't remember his name or the book title. I fell a little in love with the author of Shantaram.

But it's just not in me to read it now.
Oh my gosh, we're twinsies! That's exactly what happens to me: When something bad happens while I'm reading a book, that book must be banished. Every time I pick it up, it reminds me of what happened, and all the feelings come rushing back, making the book impossible to read.

I hope today is a better day for you. I know, it's not good... but better.

PS. Yann Martel. I just thought about him yesterday, in fact.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Okay I was just curious if any of my fellow bookmates on here have read anything by Jacquelyn Mitchard ? I m reading one now and it is really good it is called a matter of relativity . I also read one by her titled deep end of the ocean and there was a movie by that title as well . loved the movie and the book . I really like her style of writing . take care all and please let me know if you have read anything by her .
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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I'm re-reading The Deed of Paksennarion by Elizabeth Moon. Classic fantasy, my kids read the trilogy when they were teens, and also re-read it on a regular basis. The original 3 books are oop, but it's still available in a one-volume trade paperback.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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If He Hollers, Let Him Go (by Chester Himes). I've read a few pages but I'm not sure if I'll get through it.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:17 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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House Rules by Jodi Picoult
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