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Old 05-21-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Just finished A Pledge of Silence by Flora Solomon it tells the story of army nurses trapped in Manila when it fell to Japan and becoming POW's to the Japanese in Santo Tomas prison camp.


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Old 05-21-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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1984, I'm trying to read more classics and older books
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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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.
I love Rick Reilly! I'll have to check this out!
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Just finished A Pledge of Silence by Flora Solomon it tells the story of army nurses trapped in Manila when it fell to Japan and becoming POW's to the Japanese in Santo Tomas prison camp.


A Historical WWII Novel ~ by Flora J. Solomon ~ A Pledge of Silence
Thanks for mentioning this book, njkate. Can't wait to read it.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:37 AM
 
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Well the road trip is coming to an end, and I did finish The Coffee Trader (don't get too impressed- I think I had about 80 to 100 pages left and the road trip has been abotu 10 days).I think had I read it in a less interrupted fashion I would have been more taken with it for the history etc, but the scheming in it kind of escaped me. Nevertheless it was a pretty good book but not to die for so to speak. It takes place in Amsterdam with the Spanish Portuguese refugees from the inquisition. The time period is fascinating to me so I enjoyed that.
Now I just started Parnassus on Wheels thanks to this forum which does seem delightful and cozy so I am thrilled about that. And, the fact that it is a smaller booke might make me feel a bit more accomplished.

I definitely will be looking into the Too Jewish one that was menioned a few pages ago, aas well a new one I learned of called Happy Money by Dunn and Norton]. I learned of it in a coursera course (which you all should check out- it's free, it's legit- just check out coursera.org) which was a DUke University course online with videos to watch.
I keep hoping to get back to reading ways.
Ketabcha I am so amazed with how you manage to read everything. That other one mentioned about the cheerleading sounded good as well. I wish I could keep reading !!
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I am reading Khalid Hosseini's new book And The Mountains Echoed.

This one is going to be stunning. It's beautifully written and I would expect nothing less from Hosseini who is an Afghan-American medical doctor who also has the soul of a poet and the ability to write great books. Plus, I'm becoming acquainted with some more of the culture of the country.

I just love this stuff.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Ketabcha I am so amazed with how you manage to read everything. That other one mentioned about the cheerleading sounded good as well. I wish I could keep reading !!
What a nice compliment. Thank you, Mayvenne.

Please do read Reilly's book Hate Mail from Cheerleaders..... It is one of the most hilarious, touching and fun books I have ever read. It's a fast read and the author is just so darn humorous. It's definitely good for the soul.

Oh, BTW, I am retired and have lots of time to read. It's heaven without having to die first. LOL
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I am reading Khalid Hosseini's new book And The Mountains Echoed.

This one is going to be stunning. It's beautifully written and I would expect nothing less from Hosseini who is an Afghan-American medical doctor who also has the soul of a poet and the ability to write great books. Plus, I'm becoming acquainted with some more of the culture of the country.

I just love this stuff.
It's been on my "to read" list for a few months, and I know that it just came out. I'm glad to hear that it's a good one. I have a long backlog to clean up (that is, READ) first, though.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:12 AM
 
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I am reading 4 different books, one for each mood
Seven thunders
game of thrones
the skin map
heaven's night
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Just finished A Pledge of Silence by Flora Solomon it tells the story of army nurses trapped in Manila when it fell to Japan and becoming POW's to the Japanese in Santo Tomas prison camp.


A Historical WWII Novel ~ by Flora J. Solomon ~ A Pledge of Silence
I just downloaded it after reading the reviews it sounds really good, as retired nurse the history of nursing during combat has always interested me.
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