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Old 11-28-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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yes I think your daughter should join us marlow ... always can use a new person on here to give their views of books .
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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I downloaded "the Bean Trees" not too long ago, but Lord only knows when I will actually get to reading it. I hope she likes it. Perhaps she would like to join us here and share her reading likes, as well.
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yes I think your daughter should join us marlow ... always can use a new person on here to give their views of books .
We'll have to give her a few years. Right now that suggestion would be met with a massive eye-roll.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The Whistling Season, Ivan Doig's nice little book about a boy growing up in Montana a century ago. Well crafted by a writer who has a good way with words. Not expecting any white-knuckle adventures to develop.

Finished Gone Girl, which was a little bit disappointing. I thought it had too many plodding parts where I could speed-read for a couple of pages. But a good story that fit together, and certainly did not have the defect of predictability. Good, but not great writing style.

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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The Whistling Season, Ivan Doig's nice little book about a boy growing up in Montana a century ago. Well crafted by a writer who has a good way with words. Not expecting any white-knuckle adventures to develop.

Finished Gone Girl, which was a little bit disappointing. I thought it had too many plodding parts where I could speed-read for a couple of pages. But a good story that fit together, and certainly did not have the defect of predictability. Good, but not great writing style.

I have read all of ivan Doigs books and loved them all . I cannot agree more that he is an awesome writer.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:53 AM
 
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I have read all of ivan Doigs books and loved them all . I cannot agree more that he is an awesome writer.
Yes, he can really bring the reader into the story, can't he? I still recall one of his works about their life on the farm raising sheep. There was one passage about the parasites that can get into the sheeps' wool that still makes my skin crawl.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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The Color of Water by James McBride and I'm really enjoying it
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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DH came back from the library yesterday with TWO holds, one of which I'd expected but I'd put a suspend on the other so I would have time to finish "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Now I have to decide whether to suspend my reading Larsson's book for one of the others:

"The Roots of Heaven," by Romain Gary -- which is odd because I don't know what prompted me to reserve it, and cannot find any english information online about it other than that it was published in '56 as a French novel, and was used for a popular film in '58.

"Skull Session," by Daniel Hecht, which I do remember reserving after finishing his audiobook, "The Bones of the Barbary Coast." I really like the way this author weaves his stories. His characters are usually well portrayed without belaboring the descriptions, and there is always something in store ahead in his stories that makes me want to keep reading.

All this at such a busy time. Hmmm. Decisions, decisions.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Yes, he can really bring the reader into the story, can't he? I still recall one of his works about their life on the farm raising sheep. There was one passage about the parasites that can get into the sheeps' wool that still makes my skin crawl.
That one was either prarie nocturne or this house of sky cant remember which one but yeah read the same passage and it made my skin crawl too .
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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That one was either prarie nocturne or this house of sky cant remember which one but yeah read the same passage and it made my skin crawl too .
It must've been "This House of Sky" because I have not read "Prairie Nocturne."

Now you've gotten me to go look at his books, and I recalled that I was going to read his story "The Sea Runners" and don't believe I ever did, so I just placed a hold on the next available Kindle version.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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I have been reading 50 Shades of Grey for months now. I'm stuck at the elevator. Despite all the commotion and rumors involving Ian Somerhalder, I just can't get hooked.
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