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LisaJay
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Re: 2010- What Are You Reading?

I'm reading Little Patient Big Doctor: One Mother's Journey.  Love it.

Little Patient Big Doctor

  

 

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LisaJay
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Re: 2010- What Are You Reading?

I'm reading Little Patient Big Doctor: One Mother's Journey.  Trust yourself- love the messege.

Little Patient Big Doctor

  

 

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slferguson
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Currently reading the Book of Lost Books - this writeris obviously a compulsive list maker -- at least from the intro.  It looks so far to be very interesting.

Also reading Witches Abroad by TerryPratchett - fascinating book and quite a story, as usual. 

 

Witches Abroad 

 

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T-Ronasauricus
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Re: 2010- What Are You Reading?

I'm starting Margaret Atwood's "The Bind Assassin" tonight for my book club. I'm very excited as I've never readone of her novels before. :smileyhappy:

 

T Ron

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Peppermill
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T-Ronasauricus wrote:

I'm starting Margaret Atwood's "The Blind Assassin" tonight for my book club. I'm very excited as I've never read one of her novels before. :smileyhappy:

 

T Ron


 

T-Ron -- would love to hear what you think.

 

Margaret Atwood is one of those skilled writers who sometimes I enjoy and sometimes I don't.  Her classic, The Handmaid's Tale, is not one of my favorites.  But, it has been so widely read and discussed, that I am glad to have read it.  I thoroughly enjoyed The PenelopiadAlias Grace I considered a decent read, but the critics were not particularly kind on her treatment of the subject matter, so, I just considered it as pure fiction, rather than as an interpretation of an actual situation.  I probably have The Blind Assassin somewhere on my shelves, but, if I have read any of it, it wasn't a lot -- not necessarily any statement of its readability or quality, just that other books got first dibs.

 

Wikipedia entry

 

Web site

 

2000 Man Booker for The Blind Assassin

 

Thomas Mallon gave a rather scathing review in the NYT.  I suggest reading the review AFTER the book.  It hardly fits with the receipt of the Man Booker.  I didn't go looking for other reviews.  It would be interesting to consider what the Guardian said.

 

Okay, here is a Guardian review.  But, it does say a bit about the story, so stay away until have read the book, if you dislike spoilers or, at least, even the hint of them.

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The girl who Played with Fire.  Love this book!  Love the character, Lizabeth Salander!:smileyhappy:

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The Worst Hard Time Am waffling between these two books. I've started both of them but just can't figure out which one I want to commmit to. (sort of like the rest of my life, actually LOL!). Two very different choices.

The Blue Bistro    

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pjpick wrote:

The Worst Hard Time Am waffling between these two books. I've started both of them but just can't figure out which one I want to commmit to. (sort of like the rest of my life, actually LOL!). Two very different choices.

The Blue Bistro    


The Worst Hard Time is a worthwhile read, but

 

The Blue Bistro would probably be more fun.  I don't know it at all.  I read TWHT awhile back.  Pepper

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Peppermill wrote:

 


pjpick wrote:

The Worst Hard Time Am waffling between these two books. I've started both of them but just can't figure out which one I want to commmit to. (sort of like the rest of my life, actually LOL!). Two very different choices.

The Blue Bistro    


The Worst Hard Time is a worthwhile read, but

 

The Blue Bistro would probably be more fun.  I don't know it at all.  I read TWHT awhile back.  Pepper


Pep! I think you're right. With a paper and a presentation due I think I'll stick to the Beach Reads. LOL! Found my mind wandering too much while reading TWHT.

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Re: 2010- What Are You Reading?

Thought I would get into the Christmas spirit by reading a story about someone trying to off Old Saint Nick. So far, so good.

 

 

The Fat Man