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Old 03-17-2013, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Later tonight (if I can keep my eyes open) or tomorrow, I'm going to start the memoir A Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected Romance.
I started it. I got to about 10% or a bit more and decided that that was the end for me. Feh!

I don't know what I'll start next.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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I don't know what I'll start next.
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I finished Paradise by Toni Morrison last week. Has anyone read it? I really need to know what you got out of it. The ending totally threw me for a loop. Somebody pls say you read this book....
This looks like a job for SUPER Dawn!

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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This looks like a job for SUPER Dawn!
Oh, no, no. I'm not a Toni Morrison fan at all. I had tried to read a few of her books and, pfffft, I just couldn't make it through to the end. That said, I have The Bluest Eye on my "to read" list as a second try. That that that that said, I doubt that I'll ever get to it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Hyde Park
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reading: Thief in the Night by: William Sears
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:10 PM
 
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I am just starting A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist. I actually went to my library and got it along with The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen. Interestingly, I was thinking about people's comments on libraries and how not as many people use them and all that. Today our library was a hopping place! It was awesome! Super excited about both books, which is great considering I've been struggling to find something to read for so long. I also saw the next book in Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles series, but that one was a 7-day rental, and there's no way I could read all 3 books this week. (I specifically went for the Gist book so I'm starting with that one as I was really excited to read it.)
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I just got "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal", by Christopher Moore. I love Christopher Moore; his books are beautifully written, well-researched and absolutely hysterical.
"Island of the Sequined Love Nun" was one of the funniest things I've ever read. This book about cargo cults kept me in stiches.

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Old 03-17-2013, 04:13 PM
 
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The Complere Guide to Jewish Sports Heroes
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:46 PM
 
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Oh, no, no. I'm not a Toni Morrison fan at all. I had tried to read a few of her books and, pfffft, I just couldn't make it through to the end. That said, I have The Bluest Eye on my "to read" list as a second try. That that that that said, I doubt that I'll ever get to it.
I haven't read Morrison since reading "Beloved" which was at least thirty years ago, so obviously I wasn't compelled to read everything I could find afterward, but I seem to recall liking her handling of the story. I am thinking I need to try her again, so maybe it MY job.

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I was thinking about people's comments on libraries and how not as many people use them and all that. Today our library was a hopping place! It was awesome!
I switched to libraries almost two decades ago; after carting boxes of unread books to book dealers on more than one occasion, I concluded that I needed to put my funds to better returns.

I am certain I've read Tess Gerritsen before, but for the life of me I cannot figure out which one, even after looking at a list of her works. You'll have to tell more when you've finished -- please?

I started listening the the first of Roberston Davies Cornish Trilogy this afternoon while working on a jigsaw puzzle. I read the second book in the late nineties, and the last of the three quite some time later. I suppose it's time to actually read the first. I am a huge fan of Davies.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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I'm reading Confessions of a Prairie ***** by Alison Arngrim,,,,,,,,great book, if you love Little House on the Prairie
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I switched to libraries almost two decades ago; after carting boxes of unread books to book dealers on more than one occasion, I concluded that I needed to put my funds to better returns.
I leave my books at laundromats. People pick them up and take them home.
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