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Old 11-02-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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LOL. I really like that one. Plus, don't tell anyone but Red Dawn is one of my fav movies. I have no idea why but I just love it.
They remade that movie. Coming to theaters Nov 21. Might be interesting to see the remake.

I found I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak at the thrift shop today. Since I loved The Book Thief so much, I'm cautiously optimistic about this one too. I liked the description. Still reading Outlander though. Very different experience reading it the second time around knowing so much more about the story; a lot of "ahhhhhh!" moments. Also picked up another Janette Oke book today too.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I found I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak at the thrift shop today. Since I loved The Book Thief so much, I'm cautiously optimistic about this one too.
I Am the Messenger is a good book.

Is it anywhere near as good as The Book Thief? Oh, no. Not even close. But still, it's an easy and fine read.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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I did feel a slight burn in the ass area.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Whoopie ti yi yo, git along little dogie.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I loved, loved, loved Bel Canto! I hope you do too. I started Run by Ann Patchett, but, couldn't get into it, and had to leave it . Since she wrote Bel Canto also, I stayed with it longer than my usual 50 pages. (nearly 100 pages) but had to put it down. OMG, it was boring. Then I started reading Eve Green, and that too was very boring, and I was getting worried, but, now I'm reading Rush Home Road, and I'm really liking it.

Let us know how you like Bel Canto!

Hey have you read her latest one ? State of Wonder ? I loved that one and I mean loved it better than bel canto and run . You might want to check that one out .
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Hey have you read her latest one ? State of Wonder ? I loved that one and I mean loved it better than bel canto and run . You might want to check that one out .
The only books of hers that I liked (loved) were The Patron Saint of Liars and Bel Canto. Oh, and also Truth and Beauty. As for Run, I couldn't wait for it to end. And I didn't get past the first few pages of State of Wonder. Clearly, I like her old stuff... and then, at least for me, it just went downhill from there.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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I Am the Messenger is a good book.

Is it anywhere near as good as The Book Thief? Oh, no. Not even close. But still, it's an easy and fine read.
Oh that makes me feel better. If you think it's good and a fine read, I don't feel as though I will be sorely disappointed.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I just finished The Raft People and totally enjoyed it. I'm so sorry it is only available for the Kindle.

Now I am starting Bel Canto.

I am totally ignoring Advise and Consent which is perched on the desk right next to me. I don't want to jump into a 600+ page book right now.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:56 PM
 
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The only books of hers that I liked (loved) were The Patron Saint of Liars and Bel Canto. Oh, and also Truth and Beauty. As for Run, I couldn't wait for it to end. And I didn't get past the first few pages of State of Wonder. Clearly, I like her old stuff... and then, at least for me, it just went downhill from there.
Bel Canto was great. I think. It has been quite a while since I read it, but I remember enjoying it - though I also remember thinking it was pleasantly odd. I liked "State of Wonder" though didn't really love it. The pacing is sooooo slow - I think it might be purposeful though as it really made me feel as if I was in a very warm, very slow-paced environment. Sleepy, almost.

Like Dawn, one of my absolute favorite Ann Pachett books is "Truth and Beauty" a non-fiction exploration of Patchett's friendship with poet Lucy Grealy. This is a special look at friendships - especially friendships that are challenged by addiction and health problems.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I just started reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Has anyone read it?
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:20 PM
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Reading 'The Violinist's Thumb and Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius as Written by our Genetic Code' written by Sam Kean. So far sooo Goood!

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