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Old 08-25-2013, 06:34 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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well I finished the silver star by jeanette walls and it was really good I liked it . Now im into the fourth chapter of calling me home by julie kibler . I will come back and give thumbs up or a thumbs down on that one too when I finish it .
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires
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"Ficciones" by Jorge Luis Borges.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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jack reacher 4, running blind.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:18 PM
 
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Finished Ian McEwan's "Atonement" last night. I wouldn't consider it a 'classic', but it was good -- seemed like an authoritative picture of live in the '30s and into WWII, and I like to learn something new, even from fiction. McEwan is not a writer you will want to read if you require every paragraph to move in a linear fashion toward the climactic resolution of the story.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I finished listening to Sherman Alexis' "Flight" this afternoon. It's a relatively short story about a fifteen year old Indian boy whose life takes a dramatic turn in the midst of a pivotal moment in his life. It is probably the first realistic story about a Native American teen that I have ever encountered.
I will have to check that one out. I have read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie and really liked it.

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I'm currently reading Secrets and Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy by Sanjiv Bhattacharya.

I recommend it if you are interested in the topic.
Sounds good.

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well I finished the silver star by jeanette walls and it was really good I liked it .
Good to know. It is still on my list.



Last night I started Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Next up Outwitting Trolls by William G. Tapply.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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I'm back to "Sister Queens" on the Kindle, and decided to start the audiobook "Shibumi," by Trevanian, Christopher Lane on my Zune. I've got a quilt top I am almost finished sewing, to follow with the back and then start hand-quilting so I suspect I will have lots of time to listen.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm back to "Sister Queens" on the Kindle, and decided to start the audiobook "Shibumi," by Trevanian, Christopher Lane on my Zune. I've got a quilt top I am almost finished sewing, to follow with the back and then start hand-quilting so I suspect I will have lots of time to listen.
Gosh, I forgot all about Trevanian. The Eiger Sanction was such a good book. I'll put his other books on my TBR list.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley,az summer/east valley Az winter
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Being as my grandmother was an orphan and reared in Mt Loretto orphanage in Staten Island NY this title caught my eye.
Just read reviews and what the book is about on Amazon, even though Granny never ended up on a train the book sounds very interesting and on my way to download

Thanks Lisa and Fromupthere
Never read the book, but will add it to my list~ actually remember stories from my dad about meeting the orphan train. Also while I was in high school the biology teacher was an orphan train rider.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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"The Beak of the Finch" by Jonathan Weiner. It has been dubbed a masterpiece of theory by some. Content centering around twenty years of research of the finches that live on Galapagos archipelago. An interesting read.
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