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Old 06-10-2013, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Oh, for all of you Jeannette Walls fans -- she's the one who wrote The Glass Castle (memoir) and Half Broke Horses (memoir/fiction) -- she has her first full-blown novel out now (well, it's being released tomorrow, but I have it in my grubby paws already because I have incredible friends ). It's called The Silver Star.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Oh, for all of you Jeannette Walls fans -- she's the one who wrote The Glass Castle (memoir) and Half Broke Horses (memoir/fiction) -- she has her first full-blown novel out now (well, it's being released tomorrow, but I have it in my grubby paws already because I have incredible friends ). It's called The Silver Star.
I just read Half Broke Horses and loved it. I'm wondering how her novel will be?
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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Did you like "Silver Star"? I loved her "Glass Castle", her second book... not so much.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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Did you like "Silver Star"? I loved her "Glass Castle", her second book... not so much.
I haven't read it yet but Ketabcha did and she loved it.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:13 PM
 
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Thanks will have to look for it in the library.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Canada
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So my Amazon order came today. I feel .... gluttonous. A treasure trove of books just waiting for me. I think I will start with American Rust first. I paged through it and it looks like the thing for the moment. I also have Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum but upon looking at it, I am not sure what prompted me to order it. And I am looking forward to The Half-Finished Heaven, a poetry anthology of Tomas Transtromer, the Nobel laureate.

And I have And the Mountains Echoed. I think hubby will read it first. And Lions of Kandahar about the Green Berets. It's such a nice title. I have hopes for the story. Not to mention rereading The Waste Land by T.S. Elliot. And all while noshing on blueberry cheesecake.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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Hours spent reading books around the world:

Hours spent reading books around the world - latimes.com
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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For James Patterson fans I just finished his book Zoo. It is very well written. Animals are taking over the World because of the toxins humans have put into the atmosphere & they have affected their brains. An excellent read and really makes you think.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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I recently found books by an Author I have never read, CJ Box. The Highway it is about a serial killer in Mn. It was a page turner from the first page. He has a series of books called the Joe Pickett series of a Park Ranger in the Mn. area. I will get some from the Library and report back after reading them.
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Not long ago I discovered the Charles Lenox mystery series by Charles Finch. Thoroughly enjoyed them; the writing is good, and Finch stays true (for the most part) to the time period. Finch is good enough of a writer to make one love or greatly dislike various characters.

These books need to be read in the order written.
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