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Old 01-15-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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I suspect I will need to turn off my wifi so the library can't take the books back before I finish them. ..Or not, it seems unethical to me.
I don't think so. If you checked a book out from the library, you can keep it as long as you like and pay the fine when you return it. I think it is a bit "Big Brother" that they can access your eBook without your permission -- so, I never turned my WiFi on.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Just finished The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje. I recommend it. It starts out as a description of three young boys on an ocean voyage from Ceylon to England, but it goes far beyond what is already a good premise with engaging characters.

I'm not sure what's next. I'm still reading Showdown, David Corn's book about President Obama's confrontations with the Republican Congress in 2011, and that continues to be good, especially in the context of the current fiscal situation.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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The God-Seeker by Sinclair Lewis.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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I'm currently reading Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. It is fun and a little wacky, but very clever. The book is told through written communication between most characters with some narration by a middle schooler (daughter of Bernadette). Some parts have been laugh/read out loud funny, other parts just plain strange.

Only 34% done, but am happy that I have it to read.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Edmonds, WA
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Currently on "A Dance With Dragons" by George R.R. Martin, the fifth of his "Song of Ice and Fire" series. I actually have not watched the HBO series as I wanted to read the books first. I've been completely obsessed. Reading this one is kind of bittersweet because he likely will not publish the next book in the series until 2015, so it will be quite a long wait. But at the same time, they are lonnnnng books which I've read back-to-back, and I feel myself getting a bit burnt out on them so I'm thinking a break will be a good thing.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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Currently on "A Dance With Dragons" by George R.R. Martin, the fifth of his "Song of Ice and Fire" series. I actually have not watched the HBO series as I wanted to read the books first. I've been completely obsessed. Reading this one is kind of bittersweet because he likely will not publish the next book in the series until 2015, so it will be quite a long wait. But at the same time, they are lonnnnng books which I've read back-to-back, and I feel myself getting a bit burnt out on them so I'm thinking a break will be a good thing.
I read the first three and adored them, could NOT, would NOT put them down, read no books in between.

When I started the 4th book I completely lost interest. It was all characters I wasn't the most fond of and seemed to drag.

Did it get better? I'm wondering if I should try again.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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Michael Robotham - Bleed for me
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Edmonds, WA
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I read the first three and adored them, could NOT, would NOT put them down, read no books in between.

When I started the 4th book I completely lost interest. It was all characters I wasn't the most fond of and seemed to drag.

Did it get better? I'm wondering if I should try again.
Yes! It does. Feast for Crows one does drag on a bit during the first half and I agree, I wasn't really into a lot characters either, but there are a lot of things that happen in the second half and you actually do indirectly find out what's going on with some of the characters that aren't in the book here and there. But yeah, I think a lot of it is Martin setting up the plot for the sixth book.

Also, it's worth reading just so you can get to Dance With Dragons - for the first half, it takes place during the same time as Feast but addresses all the places/characters that are not mentioned in Feast. But I would still highly recommend finishing Feast first.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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Yes! It does. Feast for Crows one does drag on a bit during the first half and I agree, I wasn't really into a lot characters either, but there are a lot of things that happen in the second half and you actually do indirectly find out what's going on with some of the characters that aren't in the book here and there. But yeah, I think a lot of it is Martin setting up the plot for the sixth book.

Also, it's worth reading just so you can get to Dance With Dragons - for the first half, it takes place during the same time as Feast but addresses all the places/characters that are not mentioned in Feast. But I would still highly recommend finishing Feast first.
Thank you.... I'll give it another try.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I finally finished East of Eden and loved it. Dropped off 5 of the 8 books that I got at the library 3 weeks ago and renewed my lease of the 3 that are still works in progress. I didn't intend to check out any additional books but there was a relatively new John Sandford - Mad River featured on one of the little kiosks close to the desk. Also found a new dog book What's a Dog For? by John Homans. If it's any good I'll most likely buy a copy because I do like to own books about dogs, lend them to lots of the other members of the humane society.

So I'm well set to sit out the storm that's due here tomorrow afternoon with predictions of 5 to 8 inches of snow for my location.
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