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Old 08-08-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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I tried to do a reread of Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I remember being completely wowed by it when it first came out but this time I was bored and basically skipped through the last 25%. Not sure what's changed, but it must be me. I'm thinking that maybe I've been spoiled by all the YA literature I've read in the past few years, but it just seemed to move really, really slowly. I also found myself disturbed by the fact that the protagonist started a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was an old man and also raped at least one woman, both of whom were portrayed as enjoying their situations. And he remained a very sympathetic character. I don't have to like characters in order to enjoy a story, but it was just such a macho point of view that I found it off-putting.

Now I'm reading True Grit by Charles Portis and enjoying it so far.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran. It's not as consistently laugh-out-loud funny as reviews have stated, but I'm enjoying it very much.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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Thanks to suggestions here I started People Who Eat Darkness and am totally enthralled by it. I started it yesterday and am at about page 140 ish. Very very very good read.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Thanks to suggestions here I started People Who Eat Darkness and am totally enthralled by it. I started it yesterday and am at about page 140 ish. Very very very good read.
Another one to add to my list...

I'm not a fan of true crime books at all, but because so many of you are talking about this book, I feel compelled to try it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I finished the Terry Prachett book, The Long Earth. It was exactly what I needed after a slew of slow books. And then because I wasn't quite up to another slow book, I read Dean Koontz' Odd Apocalypse. It might have been me, but I found the book scary, which I hadn't been finding in Koontz' books for quite a while. The dog barked in the middle of the night, while I was reading and I jumped a foot off the couch.

And now I'm reading The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin. The blurbs in the back of the book praise it but I noticed one of the praisers is Brent Weeks and I think I checked out one of his books once and didn't care for it.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:08 AM
 
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Hi, C-D friends. I came out here to tell you that because of all of your favorable reports, I've taken over DH's (unused) Kindle, and have to admit it does have it's advantages. And I am finally getting into "The Tiger's Wife" -- so that's two good things.

On the downside: for weeks, every time I've opened this thread, I get a caution that there is a malicious site attached to it, and I proceed anyway. Well, the last two times I've done so (including this one), Norton has informed me that they've blocked a malicious intruder to my computer. I don't know what's going on, but I am thinking I need to stop coming here. Sorry. But I do everything on this laptop and cannot take the risk.

I am de-camping to Goodreads. I would love to stay here, but... well, just cannot. I miss you all, already. Please send me a dm if you would like to stop in at Goodreads, and I will give you my user id. Or, maybe I will see you on another C-D thread?

I've really loved it here. Happy reading!

Deb
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Hi, C-D friends. I came out here to tell you that because of all of your favorable reports, I've taken over DH's (unused) Kindle, and have to admit it does have it's advantages. And I am finally getting into "The Tiger's Wife" -- so that's two good things.

On the downside: for weeks, every time I've opened this thread, I get a caution that there is a malicious site attached to it, and I proceed anyway. Well, the last two times I've done so (including this one), Norton has informed me that they've blocked a malicious intruder to my computer. I don't know what's going on, but I am thinking I need to stop coming here. Sorry. But I do everything on this laptop and cannot take the risk.

I am de-camping to Goodreads. I would love to stay here, but... well, just cannot. I miss you all, already. Please send me a dm if you would like to stop in at Goodreads, and I will give you my user id. Or, maybe I will see you on another C-D thread?

I've really loved it here. Happy reading!

Deb
Nooooooooooooo!!!! You can't leave us! (I'm writing this half-knowing that you're not even going to see this post.)

I don't get that message that you're talking about and, if I ever "lost" my laptop, I'd be dead in the water. I use this laptop for everything, including WORK. So, if it were gone, my work would be gone too.

PLEASE DON'T LEAVE HERE, DEB!!!

I'm going to send you email now.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:40 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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wow oh no deb is leaving yuck I dont get that msg either I wonder what is going on ? well anyways Im currently reading the sandcastle girls by one of my fave authors chris bohjalian and also reading the aviary by katherine o dell . so far both are really good and hope to finish both of them up real soon . then I am on to the ballad of tom dooley .I hope that is good as well supposed to be a true story . I remember the song tom dooley by someone back in the 60s and 70s . I loved the song I hope I love the book . well take care all and stay cool and safe .
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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Okay, thanks to my new hero YAC, senior moderator, they've found the culprit and eliminated it. (Whew!) So I believe this is safe territory for me, again. (Thanks, Dawn, for suggesting I go to that forum!)

Deb 8)
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Okay, thanks to my new hero YAC, senior moderator, they've found the culprit and eliminated it. (Whew!) So I believe this is safe territory for me, again. (Thanks, Dawn, for suggesting I go to that forum!)

Deb 8)
YAY!!!!! She's baaaaaaccckkk!!!

I wasn't letting go of you so easily, Deb.
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