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Old 02-19-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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I thought I was the only one who couldn't get into 'the book thief' the first time around.
I'll try it again after I'm done the ones I'm reading now..
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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Having a go at The Scarlet Letter....missed it in h.s., and now I'm into the home stretch of catch-up time. I expected not to like it, but aside from the introductory chapter, which did seem unnecessarily drawn out even for early 19th century American fiction, I am enjoying it. Maybe I will go for the Marble Faun later on.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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In the Neighborhood by Peter Lovenheim (recommended by our own Dawn). I'm enjoying it. He talks about lots of the issues I think about re: neighborhoods and community.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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In the Neighborhood by Peter Lovenheim (recommended by our own Dawn). I'm enjoying it. He talks about lots of the issues I think about re: neighborhoods and community.
YAY!!!!! I'm glad that you're liking it. He's SUCH a nice guy. Email him -- you'll make a friend.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:53 PM
 
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YAY!!!!! I'm glad that you're liking it. He's SUCH a nice guy. Email him -- you'll make a friend.
I'm going to say, "Dawn told me to email you!"
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Very entertaining, oh memories of high school!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I'm going to say, "Dawn told me to email you!"
Hahahahaha!!! I doubt that he'd remember me unless you told him that:

- he asked me to copy my email into an Amazon review of his book
- I wanted to buy a copy of his book for everyone in his neighborhood and he actually asked his publisher about pricing
- I told him that my favorite number is 11 and that he wished me "many more elevens"

Yes, our conversation went on THAT long. Ha!

Oy. I'm a stalker.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Excited about a library find... 2nd book of The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett,
Winter of the World.

Hope it is as captivating as Fall of Giants! Going to go slow and savor every page!
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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My copy of The Dinner arrived today. On the back cover, Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl, says that it is "chilling, nasty, smart and shocking..."

If Gillian Fynn finds it nasty, I'm in for a wild read!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Downloaded two Kindle Books yesterday
On a post from here that sounded interesting The Peeler by Kevin McCarthy and a free download Snowbound by Blake Crouch. So far I have not been disappointed by any of the free Kindle books, just takes time to wade through the list.
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