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Old 06-03-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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I am about to start Escape from Camp 14 - One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. A friend read it with her book club and loaned it to me. Has anyone else read this?
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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I started reading The Power Broker today. It was published in 1974 and is the biography of Robert Moses, the man responsible for making New York City much of what it is today, for better or worse, by his road and park and housing developments. A coworker recommended it, and I politely said I would be interested in it (we are in the public transportation industry in the NY metro area) and he brought it in for me. It's nearly 1200 pages. He thought I would like it because he knows I like history.

So far, I'm about 100 pages into it, and it's pretty good. Won the Pulitzer back when it came out.
That's by Robert Caro, isn't it? I've read the first 3 books of his series on LBJ and loved all of them, even though they're all very long. One of them contains something like 100 pages on the history of the U.S. Senate and while that sounds like chewing cardboard, it was fascinating. He has a gift for writing about history.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel.
If you're enjoying it, the sequel, She Got Up Off the Couch, or something similar is good, too.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Post I made based on the book I'm reading at the moment,
but it's beyond scope of this subsection...
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:53 PM
 
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I finished The Boy in the Suitcase and really liked it. Apparently it is book one in a series, but I haven't decided if I want to read more. There's that whole question of will it be as good? will I be disappointed? etc. I have a book on hold at the library and I'm next on the list, so I'm not sure if I want to start anything else right now, because I know if I do I'll get the email saying the book is ready for me. Sigh.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I have a book on hold at the library and I'm next on the list, so I'm not sure if I want to start anything else right now, because I know if I do I'll get the email saying the book is ready for me. Sigh.
Ha! Exactly the same boat I'm in! Twinsies!
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:26 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Just finished "Zoo" now onto "And The Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini. Next is "World War Z"
I didn't know that the movie with Brad Pitt is based on a book so I just had a quick peek at amazon. And guess what, sounds very interesting so I bought the kindle version Not that I don't have enough books on it already which need to be read but I couldn't resist. And I was wondering how Brad Pitt fit into a zombie movie....
Thanks for your post.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:00 AM
 
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Ha! Exactly the same boat I'm in! Twinsies!
We are!! I found a library book that was some short stories about true crimes. But I read the whole thing last night so I'm right back where I was before I read that. tee hee!
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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We are!! I found a library book that was some short stories about true crimes. But I read the whole thing last night so I'm right back where I was before I read that. tee hee!
Haha! I started a book on my Kindle, thinking that I just wouldn't pick up my library hold if it came through. The book sucked so I'm right back to where I was before also.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I stumbled across Brotherly Love a short story from Lahiri's forthcoming book, The Lowlands. Lahiri fans (and I do mean you, Dawn) might enjoy the preview.


Lahiri explains the story:
This Week in Fiction: Jhumpa Lahiri : The New Yorker

Brotherly Love
Jhumpa Lahiri: “Brotherly Love” : The New Yorker
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