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Old 05-19-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Starting "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls" by David Sedaris. Love him!
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:52 PM
 
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Just finished Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman. Pretty good, not great, but certainly an enjoyable read. It is fiction and takes place in Western Australia after WW1. I learned a lot about Australia's involvement in the war as well as the workings of a light house. Both pretty interesting back drops to the central story.

Now on to The Dyslexic Advantage so I can learn a bit more about the inner workings of my husband and children....
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Starting "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls" by David Sedaris. Love him!
Ohhh! I have that loaded on my Kindle and don't know when I'll get to it, but David Sedaris is always good for a fun time. (That didn't sound right.)
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Ohhh! I have that loaded on my Kindle and don't know when I'll get to it, but David Sedaris is always good for a fun time. (That didn't sound right.)
Lol, it's true! He's hilarious! I have listened to his audio books a few times now. I love listening to him read his stories. I requested the audio book from the library, so I may wait until I get it instead of reading the book. Either way, the guy is very entertaining!
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I just finished Tim Winton's "That Eye, The Sky" .
I have just a few pages to go in Tim Winton's "Cloudstreet", which is very good, and the second novel I've read by him. A very fresh and imaginative Australian writer, whom I highly recommend.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Last night I finished Keri: The Shocking True Story Of A Child Abused by Kat Ward.

It's well written but it is an extremely horrible story. I do not recommend it because of the content. Reader Beware!
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:58 PM
 
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I finished "Patron St. of Liars" and though it WAS well written, and I will probably try other of her works, I didn't like the protagonist from the start, and I hated her at the end -- proving the skill of the author.

My reaction to this character is purely personal, and I will leave it at that.

Next up: Wallace Stegner's "All the Little Live Things." His style isn't as accessible and I find myself re-reading portions and trying to grasp what exactly he's trying to convey, and then he drops a total gem. It will be interesting to see how I feel about him by the time I finish -- 97% more to go.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:35 PM
 
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I just finished "The Sociopath Next Door" by Martha Stout

"Inside Sociology" by Michael Hughes and Carolyn Kroehler

Very interesting to see how people think. And a little unnerving.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I am currently reading Hate Mail From Cheerleaders: And Other Adventures in the Life of Reilly by Rick Reilly.

I am howling with laughter. Reilly has been a columnist for Sports Illustrated and this is a compilation of many columns. It is absolutely hysterical. It is also very uplifting. What a delight this book is.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Done with Democracy in America. It was very enlightening and still highly relevant to American politics today.

Now I am reading Briar Rose by Jane Yolen for one of my summer classes. Considering I'm taking a literature class I probably won't be able to start Remembrance of Things Past until after the class is over at the end of June.
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