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Old 10-10-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Lisa, I read the first two on your list.

Pinetreelover loved The Language of Flowers. I loved the first part of it more than the second.
I liked Room A LOT! It was very odd, but very good.

PS. I don't think you'll ever find Come, Thou Tortoise in the library. It's written by a Canadian gal and was only released by distributors in Canada and the UK, I believe.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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About to start next on "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot.

Funny story. I went to the library for "Gone Girl", which was listed in the catalog as a new acquisition, without a call number, and I asked the librarian where I could find it. She very sheepishly said "I've got it at home -- but I'll bring it back tomorrow."
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Canada
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What!?!? Hang on a minute! How did I not even know that you had a CAT?!?? I know all the dogs -- by name! -- but I didn't even know that a cat existed in your house.
Well, now I look like a bad cat mother. I guess I don't think of myself as a cat mother - cats just do their own thing and I'm not really a cat person other than a cat from 12 years ago who stole my heart because he guarded my dying dog. But I do have one inside cat - Dante. He is one big @$#^%! Nina is in love with him. Dante is quite embarrassed about the mismatch and I have to rescue him occasionally from her love. Like last night.

In my defense I would miss Dante terribly if Dante went missing, which he did 5 years ago or so. He was missing from Nov to April and I never stopped looking for him. He disappeared during some renovations we were doing and I think he hitched a ride to town in the back of someone's pickup.

Now to turn this post back to books, I am halfway through my rereading of The Passage and I am so glad I am rereading it with the new book coming out. The Passage was so thick and involved that either I don't remember some things about it, or I am seeing connections now that I missed the first time reading it. I know now at least who the 'twelve' of the upcoming The Twelve refers to.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Well, now I look like a bad cat mother. I guess I don't think of myself as a cat mother - cats just do their own thing and I'm not really a cat person other than a cat from 12 years ago who stole my heart because he guarded my dying dog. But I do have one inside cat - Dante. He is one big @$#^%! Nina is in love with him. Dante is quite embarrassed about the mismatch and I have to rescue him occasionally from her love. Like last night.

In my defense I would miss Dante terribly if Dante went missing, which he did 5 years ago or so. He was missing from Nov to April and I never stopped looking for him. He disappeared during some renovations we were doing and I think he hitched a ride to town in the back of someone's pickup.

Now to turn this post back to books, I am halfway through my rereading of The Passage and I am so glad I am rereading it with the new book coming out. The Passage was so thick and involved that either I don't remember some things about it, or I am seeing connections now that I missed the first time reading it. I know now at least who the 'twelve' of the upcoming The Twelve refers to.
Books, shmooks...

I learn something new about you every time we "speak."

Dante. Hmmmm. Go know...
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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Finally finished The Professor and the Madman and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not particularly thrilling or exciting, but interesting, especially if you love words.

I'm a few pages into Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. I think it's a love story about an elderly widow and widower, but have a feeling there will be more to it than that. In any case, it's not a typical "romance." The writing is nice.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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I just finished Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. Thank you for telling me about it, Dawn.

It is lovely. Truly lovely. I had never heard of this author so I researched him. He was and is quite well known and highly regarded. He won a Pulitzer for another novel. I plan to read it.
Ketabcha - The book he wrote that won the Pulitzer is Angle of Repose. It's my husband's favorite book. Of course, I still haven't read it but I plan to at some point since he loves it so much. Eventually I'll read all of his favorite books (which include all of Jeff Shaara's books) because he loves them.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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I decided to read Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. We've had it in the house for years but I still haven't read it. I'm glad to finally get around to it as I know I'll like it. I've been motoring through books lately, but I have a feeling this one is going to take me a bit of time to get through. Oh, well!
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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well Im going to pick up mrs kimble from the library and also cutting stone and two others as well and hope to get them all read soon . Oh well be back when I finish and get my reviews up take care all .
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Ketabcha - The book he wrote that won the Pulitzer is Angle of Repose. It's my husband's favorite book. Of course, I still haven't read it but I plan to at some point since he loves it so much. Eventually I'll read all of his favorite books (which include all of Jeff Shaara's books) because he loves them.
Thanks, Midge. Stegner is such a treat to read and Angle of Repose sounds like a great book. I'm still wondering how I managed to have never heard of him. Thank goodness for you and other members of this forum who introduce me to some true winners in the world of books.
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