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Old 06-13-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Wellll, isn't THIS embarrassing!?! I'm not enjoying Downtown by Pete Hamill. It reads like a history lesson. I loved when he talked about the history of New York in his novel Forever, but this is dry, dry, dry. There's not enough memoir to it, and there's too much lecturing.

I *could* start a different book tonight but I feel beaten by the book these days. Maybe I will... or maybe I'll wait for tomorrow. Because, like was said in Gone With the Wind... oh, never mind, I'm just getting melodramatic. (Oh, hi, PMS! Nice to see YOU again!)
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:34 PM
 
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Oh you should read The Book Thief!! What a great book!!!!
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Stayed up late to finish Julian Barnes' "Arthur and George", very much worth reading. A fairly accurate historical account of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and George Edalji, with a fictional interweaving. Literary and articulate, as well as a good reflection of 1900 England.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Stayed up late to finish Julian Barnes' "Arthur and George", very much worth reading. A fairly accurate historical account of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and George Edalji, with a fictional interweaving. Literary and articulate, as well as a good reflection of 1900 England.
I really liked that book too.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Oh my goodness I am throughly loving "Running with the bulls ", by valerie hemmingway . I have always thought if I had been born at another time in history I would have loved to pal around with Ernest Hemmingway shame how he ended his life , imagine what he could have done if he had lived his full life . I often think when great writers die we are are the ones who loose too . oh well cant wait to finish it .
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Oh my goodness I am throughly loving "Running with the bulls ", by valerie hemmingway . I have always thought if I had been born at another time in history I would have loved to pal around with Ernest Hemmingway shame how he ended his life , imagine what he could have done if he had lived his full life . I often think when great writers die we are are the ones who loose too . oh well cant wait to finish it .
Oh, goodie! Then I take credit... even though I haven't read it yet. Ha!
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm reading Imperfect Justice - about the Casey Anthony trial, by Ashton. Sometimes books about crimes can be interesting, but this one isn't. I haven't read one thing I didn't know. When I'm done, I'll pass it off to my sister's boyfriend - he was very interested in the trial (he's a lawyer). I guess I was thinking there might be some behind-the-scenes insights into that weird woman, but there's nothing new in the book.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I'm reading Imperfect Justice - about the Casey Anthony trial, by Ashton. Sometimes books about crimes can be interesting, but this one isn't. I haven't read one thing I didn't know. When I'm done, I'll pass it off to my sister's boyfriend - he was very interested in the trial (he's a lawyer). I guess I was thinking there might be some behind-the-scenes insights into that weird woman, but there's nothing new in the book.
I do not care to read that book I think that stinkin woman should have spent the rest of her life in jail . I dont care to read anything about her end of story . I figured the book would be full of things that we did not know already .
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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Reading Confessions of an Economic Hitman. Awesome books. Really enjoying it. I recommend everyone check it out.The Author is John Perkins.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:11 AM
 
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I'm becoming a fan of Australian writer Peter Carey. After enjoying "Parrot and Olivier in America", I'm now into "Oscar and Lucinda", which is also a good read. Those two novels are set a couple of centuries ago, and presented with a liberal dose of good humor and formal literary style.
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