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Old 10-26-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Run by Ann Patchett
yeah that was a good book jess I actually own that one I wish I had the state of wonder one I loved that one too .
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I finished The Lock Artist and really enjoyed it.

Next up.. The Last Victim by Karen Robards.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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Thought this was insightful, from Burroughs' "This is How...":
Cloven, after reading those quotes, I have to get to know this person better.

[Note to self: At this rate, I will have to start reading non-stop now to get through all the "I have to read that book" books. ]

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Well, time to get some work done. It is one of those days where I really didn't want to get out of bed.
That is the tough part about having animals dependent on us, isn't it... no luxurious days in recline, reading.

Thank goodness there are all those good parts to make it worth while.

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This comment totally brought to mind a cartoon (maybe an old Bugs Bunny cartoon) where the guy says something about hugging and loving something. OK - not real helpful, but I have a fuzzy picture of the cartoon in my mind.
I think that was Elmer, but I cannot remember who or what he was hugging. I can just hear his voice.

When I was working a job as a first level tech support admin (years ago, and I didn't last long) the guy next to me also did voice overs. Between calls, he would do cartoon voices over the cubicle wall. I never knew from minute to minute if I would hear Bugs Bunny, or an Aftershave commercial. He was quite good, even doing female voices.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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This comment totally brought to mind a cartoon (maybe an old Bugs Bunny cartoon) where the guy says something about hugging and loving something. OK - not real helpful, but I have a fuzzy picture of the cartoon in my mind.

Classic Looney Tunes - YouTube
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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You made me think of the Snoopy thing: "Love is like a warm blanket."
Oh I like that!!!
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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OMG that's IT! Huh, and I could'a swore it was Elmer...
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I decided to give Allen Drury's Advise and Consent a try. It's a huge book over 700 pages but it did win the Pulitzer and my father loved it.

I hope I can keep with it until the end. I don't have it yet. I just ordered it and it was surprisingly expensive for a used hardback. I keep telling myself that a good book is worth the money I spend on it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Augusten Burroughs... his first book -- Running With Scissors -- is fantastic! You think you're reading a novel, but you're reading the true story of his crazy life.

I didn't much enjoy anything that he wrote after that, though. Dry left me... dry. I just can't relate to alcoholism. Not that I can relate to child abuse, either, so I don't know where I'm going with that thought, except to say that his childhood, which is depicted in Running With Scissors, is so unbelievable that your heart hurts. Sellevision was silly, in my opinion. Magical Thinking was like a recap of Running With Scissors, Dry, and Sellevision. And A Wolf at the Table just didn't do a thing for me. I felt like he did all his good stuff in the first book, Running With Scissors, and that it was unbeatable.
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Uh, technically speaking... you DID say she's a "nutbar."

I also discovered the brother wrote a book. I think it would be interesting to read the works of all three, and see what the full picture might disclose. Probably that she is a nutbar, but then -- are we not all to someone in our lives?
I didn't read Running with Scissors. I am not a fan of the memoir genre but I had read an article in Vanity Fair that made me believe it was all bullsh!t. The Turcotte family sued the writer and it ended up being settled. I simply don't believe Burroughs.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I was wondering what the "(PS)" means next to the titles of some books on Amazon. Anyone know?
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I was wondering what the "(PS)" means next to the titles of some books on Amazon. Anyone know?
Never seen it and I just checked and I still don't see it. Do you mean e-books or just ordinary books? Do you have a specific title I could check?
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