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I did too!

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To the person who was reading"The Good Good Pig" I got it awhile back as an  ARC. I enjoyed it. Happy reading!

 

 

 

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Re: 2010- What Are You Reading?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Series #1)  Reading this one for my face to face book club.

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The Dead Travel Fast  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North And South

  

 

 

 

 

 

Arcadia Falls  

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I'm sad over it but I had to give up on The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.  I find it to be beautifully written but it's so boring.  I find myself wishing Agatha Christie had wrote it instead.  It's going back on my shelf though, I may try it again in a year or two.

 

I am starting on The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie though.

 

The Moonstone (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seven Dials Mystery 

  

"I am half sick of shadows" The Lady of Shalott

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Ryan_G wrote (excerpts, emphasis added):

I'm sad over it but I had to give up on The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.  I find it to be beautifully written but it's so boring.  I find myself wishing Agatha Christie had wrote it instead.  It's going back on my shelf though, I may try it again in a year or two.

 

 

The Moonstone (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan -- LOL at your review of The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.  As I recall, that's the way I felt about his

The Woman in White, although it was a book club selection, so I did read it, at least in the off-hand sort of way I sometimes do for books to which I react without enthusiasm. 

 

 

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy
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See and I was scared someone would say that about The Woman in White.  That is the book of his I really wanted to read, but I'm afraid I would find it as boring as The Moonstone was.  Maybe I just need to be in the right frame of mind. 

Peppermill wrote:

 

Ryan_G wrote (excerpts, emphasis added):

I'm sad over it but I had to give up on The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.  I find it to be beautifully written but it's so boring.  I find myself wishing Agatha Christie had wrote it instead.  It's going back on my shelf though, I may try it again in a year or two.

 

 

The Moonstone (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan -- LOL at your review of The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.  As I recall, that's the way I felt about his

The Woman in White, although it was a book club selection, so I did read it, at least in the off-hand sort of way I sometimes do for books to which I react without enthusiasm. 

 

 

 

"I am half sick of shadows" The Lady of Shalott

http://wordsmithonia.blogspot.com
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Ryan -- The Woman in White is sort of a read it even if bored book, though.  I have encountered enough references to it since I "read" it that I almost wish I'd been more careful.  At least I have a better sense about what people are referring to.  I think perhaps it is boring in part because it uses a plot formula that is familiar or predictable, but not much used in modern books for exactly those reasons?  Also, because it doesn't seem particularly plausible?  Still, it is rather like reading The Mysteries of Udolpho to better understand the Gothic genres -- not the most enthralling endeavor, but insightful. So, maybe one of those projects that is 50 pages a month until through the thing?

 

 

Ryan_G wrote:

See and I was scared someone would say that about The Woman in White.  That is the book of his I really wanted to read, but I'm afraid I would find it as boring as The Moonstone was.  Maybe I just need to be in the right frame of mind. 

Peppermill wrote:

 

Ryan_G wrote (excerpts, emphasis added):

I'm sad over it but I had to give up on The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.  I find it to be beautifully written but it's so boring.  I find myself wishing Agatha Christie had wrote it instead.  It's going back on my shelf though, I may try it again in a year or two.

 

 

The Moonstone (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan -- LOL at your review of The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.  As I recall, that's the way I felt about his

The Woman in White, although it was a book club selection, so I did read it, at least in the off-hand sort of way I sometimes do for books to which I react without enthusiasm. 

 

 

 

 

 

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy
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Movie version out this week! It'll be fun to compare the book with the screenplay:

 

http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=GIRL+WITH+DRAGON+TATTOO

 

 

 

 

pjpick wrote:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Series #1)  Reading this one for my face to face book club.

 

 

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There's a movie!!!??? How did I not know that? I'm usually so "up" on these things. Ist a movie on the big screen or HBO?

IBIS wrote:

Movie version out this week! It'll be fun to compare the book with the screenplay:

 

http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=GIRL+WITH+DRAGON+TATTOO

 

 

 

 

pjpick wrote:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Series #1)  Reading this one for my face to face book club.

 

 

 

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The movie!  Here is the schedule, at least for the early weeks:

 

http://dragontattoofilm.com/now-playing/

 

Also, of interest, about the director Niels Arden Oplev:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/14/movies/14dragon.html?ref=books

 

 

pjpick wrote:

There's a movie!!!??? How did I not know that? I'm usually so "up" on these things. Ist a movie on the big screen or HBO?

IBIS wrote:

Movie version out this week! It'll be fun to compare the book with the screenplay:

 

http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=GIRL+WITH+DRAGON+TATTOO

pjpick wrote:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Series #1)  Reading this one for my face to face book club.

 

 

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy