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Old 07-13-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I finished Great Plains by Ian Frazier and am now reading On the Rez by the same author. It is a much more interesting book, I think, possibly because the great plains as a subject matter, is more than one book's worth, and On the Rez is more narrow in scope and Frazier goes into more detail.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: West Egg
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The Man In The High Castle, finally. Outstanding!

And about to crack open Gravity's Rainbow...
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I finished Becoming Sister Wives and really enjoyed it. It helps that I like he show, too. The book explains about the 5 Browns and what their lives were like as kids and up to and including their current lives.

It's well written and I believe it to be honest.

I'm now reading Joyce Carol Oates book Patricide.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Maine
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The Emperor of All Maladies - a biography of cancer, very interesting.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:07 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I got a hundred pages through Fifty Shades of Grey and had to put it down. What am I not getting here? First of all, the writing is terrible! Those first one hundred pages are basically:
Oh my god, there's Christian Grey.
Oh my god, he's looking at me.
I can't believe Christian Grey said that to me.
Holy S___!
Christian Grey is so hot.
Christian Grey is so sexy.
Holy S___!
Then they have sex, and frankly, it was rather clinical. I'm not against steamy scenes. I'm a writer myself, and do add a little steaminess to my books, but this was truly too much information. I didn't go on to the S&M bits, because I just didn't want to know.
I say, if you want good erotica, read Anais Nin. I don't know what all the furor is about with these Grey books. Forgive me, I don't mean to be inappropriate, but all the hype is just that...hype.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen. I am just getting started with it, but I like it so far.

I recently finished Dear Senator by Essie Mae Washington-Williams. I cannot imagine keeping my paternity such a secret.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen. I am just getting started with it, but I like it so far.
Oooh! I have that (and 57 other books ) loaded onto my Kindle. I hadn't heard anything about it before you posted. It sounded good based on the Amazon blurb, though, so I got it. I don't know when I'll get a chance to bite into it, but it's good to hear that someone is liking it (aside from all those Amazon reviewers, who could be friends of the author ).
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Oooh! I have that (and 57 other books ) loaded onto my Kindle. I hadn't heard anything about it before you posted. It sounded good based on the Amazon blurb, though, so I got it. I don't know when I'll get a chance to bite into it, but it's good to hear that someone is liking it (aside from all those Amazon reviewers, who could be friends of the author ).

I first heard about it via FB in the side blurbs; the author is on FB so I liked her page and read up on her character who really existed. You're right, the blurb did entice me to read it. I hope to finish it by next week. Normally I would read faster, but am juggling a summer school class.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I first heard about it via FB in the side blurbs; the author is on FB so I liked her page and read up on her character who really existed. You're right, the blurb did entice me to read it. I hope to finish it by next week. Normally I would read faster, but am juggling a summer school class.
Oh, gosh, I haven't picked up a book in WEEKS. That's totally unlike me -- I always have a book in progress. Just too many other things squished into my little brain, not leaving enough room (or time) to read even a single page.

Good luck with school. I'm looking forward to hearing how you liked this book once you finish it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I'm in the middle of a few books (I keep getting bored and switching)
-Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
-The Complete Tightwad Gazette (more of a read a few pages at a time, rather than read for hours on end)
-Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill
-The Kite Runner
-Deluxe: How Luxury Lost it's Luster
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