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Old 03-17-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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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....
Okay, I found it as a library download, and will start it after I finish "The Girl Who Played with Fire."
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm reading Confessions of a Prairie ***** by Alison Arngrim,,,,,,,,great book, if you love Little House on the Prairie
I really enjoyed that book. I laughed out loud while reading it. She is quite a gifted comedian.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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I will forever love Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible but never could get far into The Lacuña. I tried one more of hers (cannot remember the name) but couldn't stand it. I'll check out Animal Dreams, Marlow. Thank you.
Haven't read The Lacuna, but have enjoyed everything else by her. I read The Poisonwood Bible years ago and still think about it often.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Kanada ....ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ....
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Default ,,The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn''

I have started to read ,,The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn''by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler.The story tells about Seikei, the fourteen-year-old son of a tea merchant in Japan, who wants desperately to become a samurai, and he gets his chance to prove his courage when he becomes involved in the pursuit of a ruby thief.It is part of my reading I have to do for my Karate training. So far I like it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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Haven't read The Lacuna, but have enjoyed everything else by her. I read The Poisonwood Bible years ago and still think about it often.
Whenever I see a box of cake mix I chuckle because I remember the wife of the minister planning the move to The Congo and taping the cake mixes to the kids and how sticky those packages became in route to the jungle. LOL

I started Animal Dreams last night. So far: so so.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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I'm reading Confessions of a Prairie ***** by Alison Arngrim,,,,,,,,great book, if you love Little House on the Prairie
I think I did a thread on that book! I put it in the TV forum, but it got moved to Celebrities, I think.

Oh, here it is:
//www.city-data.com/forum/celeb...tle-house.html
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I leave my books at laundromats. People pick them up and take them home.
My mom's apartment complex in Hawaii had a bookshelf for a similar purpose. Last time I went to visit, I left my vacation books on the shelf for whoever wanted them.

So I finished The Cure by Robin Cook. It was a bit slow and anticlimactic, but not bad. Next, I returned to my current model phase with This Year's Model by Carol Alt. Fun story, quick read. Now I'm reading Kabul Beauty School, and even though I'm only about 40 pages in, I'm LOVING it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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My mom's apartment complex in Hawaii had a bookshelf for a similar purpose. Last time I went to visit, I left my vacation books on the shelf for whoever wanted them.

So I finished The Cure by Robin Cook. It was a bit slow and anticlimactic, but not bad. Next, I returned to my current model phase with This Year's Model by Carol Alt. Fun story, quick read. Now I'm reading Kabul Beauty School, and even though I'm only about 40 pages in, I'm LOVING it.
Oh! I was going to start The Crazed by Ha Jin, but I really should start on Kabul Beauty School instead. If I don't forget -- by the time I'm ready to start reading tonight, I mean -- I might just do that.

PS. Does your Mom like visitors? Because I'm happy to go to Hawaii to see her.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I started reading The Crazed. Someone please remind me that once I finish it -- who knows when... -- that I should read Kabul Beauty School next. I can't be trusted to remember my name anymore.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Dawn, you MUST read The Kabul Beauty School. It's really a good book. I read it a long time ago and still remember some of the scenes.

Afghan women in country really have a custom of being as beautiful as possible for their weddings and other events. Facials, manicures, gorgeous hair and make up are required for this and the Kabul Beauty School was the perfect business to set up in Kabul. Yeah, the women would often come in wearing burqas and leave the same way but they knew they were beautiful.

It's a true story and the gutsy woman (an American if I remember correctly) brought this school to Afghanistan.
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