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Old 06-25-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I started The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls again. I'm really not happy about how Young Adult (or younger???) it sounds, but I feel the need to read it just because... well, I guess just because I enjoyed her previous books so much. Stupid reason, I know, but... whatever. At least it's a short and easy read.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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Sugar Nation. I'm only a few pages in but it looks good so far.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Sugar Nation. I'm only a few pages in but it looks good so far.
Mmmm. Now I want cookies.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I've been bouncing around from book to book in the last few days and it is driving me nuts.....I was borderline to begin with. I did, however, land on Leisureville: Adventures in America's Retirement Utopias by Andrew D. Blechman.

I read about it in the Retirement section of the forum. It is really interesting. I am viewing it through the eyes of the sociologist portion of my brain. It's nonfiction and tells about the first retirement community for seniors back in 1950 in Arizona and brings it up to today. I had not heard of The Villages in Florida. This community is HUGE. It covers 3 counties. Amazing. I don't think I could afford to live there but is seems to be a dream spot of active 55+ers. Plus, I don't care much for HOA's. In fact, it is too active for my taste. I prefer to sit around like a lump on a log and read. No golf for me. There are over 1000 various clubs one can join including basket weaving. I'm a bit too solitary for all of that but I do enjoy reading about it.

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Old 06-25-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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Kebatcha, I also read Leisureville. I enjoyed it, even though I felt the author was a little snarky. He wasn't just a detached reporter---who was someone who wanted to expose the good, bad, and ugly of The Villages, with an emphasis on the latter two.

I'm enjoying The Good House by Ann Leary. In some ways, it's a bit like The Woman Upstairs, where a woman (in this case, an alcoholic older real estate agent in Massachusetts) develops an interest in a younger, very wealthy female newcomer, who has some secrets....Definitely not written as exquisitely as The Woman Upstairs, but well-written, with some funny, sardonic insights.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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Sugar Nation. I'm only a few pages in but it looks good so far.
If you learn why Chicken of the Sea has elected to put brown sugar in their salmon packets, please let me know!

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I've been bouncing around from book to book in the last few days and it is driving me nuts.....I was borderline to begin with. I did, however, land on Leisureville: Adventures in America's Retirement Utopias by Andrew D. Blechman. ...
I had not heard of The Villages in Florida. ...
I'm a bit too solitary for all of that but I do enjoy reading about it.
You could start a reading club... or wait, would that be a library?

I looked over the two pages of books I have left of those I transferred to the Kindle last night, and decided to start "Belonging Here," which I erroneously thought was fiction, but turns out to be self-help. I figured I would just read enough to see what weird angle it was covering -- and was amazed to find her describing me growing up as if she'd been watching. Very spooky. Now, I figure I have to read it, but it will be a fill in -- yes, I've decided to read it and a fiction. Now I just have to decide which of the fictions.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I started The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls again. I'm really not happy about how Young Adult (or younger???) it sounds, but I feel the need to read it just because... well, I guess just because I enjoyed her previous books so much. Stupid reason, I know, but... whatever. At least it's a short and easy read.
I'm on page 33 (Chapter 5) and I really don't think that I can take it anymore.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:30 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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Ken Folllett's second book, Winter of the World. It's going to take me awhile to read, it's a long book!
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:35 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I am currently reading 'The Twelve Tribes of Hattie' by Ayana Mathis.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:41 AM
 
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Kebatcha, I also read Leisureville. I enjoyed it, even though I felt the author was a little snarky. He wasn't just a detached reporter---who was someone who wanted to expose the good, bad, and ugly of The Villages, with an emphasis on the latter two.
Good word choice, jazzcat22. He is snarky. He's just a young whipper-snapper and does not understand the draw that communities like The Villages have.

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