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kiakar
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Re: What book are you reading? 2009 edition


aprilh wrote:
I just finished Sag Harbor last night and am now reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Very Valentine is staring at me from its place on my desk, waiting patiently for its turn to be read.

April, You will never be sorry you read Very Valentine. I have read all of her books and they just keep getting better and better. Astonishingly, how can she just keep getting better, but she does!  Very Valentine is  about family and a very close family it certainly is. Valentine , the main character in this book is Italian, thirty-two and her family and friends are worried that she is not committed to marriage at this point. Valentine and her grandmother run the handmade shoe business Valentine's grandfather founded when he came here from Italy.

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Redcatlady
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I just finished The Scent of Sake, about a sake brewery that, timewise, straddles the period between the late Shogun-era to the beginning of the Mejii era of modernization.  I think it'd be a good Book Club read for the April-July month schedule, if any of the Book Club managers are reading this.

 

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blkeyesuzi
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I'm reading "Breakfast at the Victory" by James P. Carse.  I discovered it thanks to the Lost Books thread in the Community Room.  I never would have known about it had it not been mentioned on that thread.  I like the book so far.

 

That's what I love about the discussion boards; Sure...I may not be able to post much, but I tend to discover something new to read every time I visit.  It's just a shame I can't visit more often!

Suzi

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
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Bloodbrothers  - Bill_T gave me this book a week or two ago, I just started it on the train yesterday and so far I'm enjoying it a lot.  I've never read any of Price's novels before but I'm a huge fan of The Wire and Price wrote several episodes of that show.  It's a very real, detailed, and dirty book - a sort of coming of age story set in the Bronx.   In that sense there's absolutely nothing surprising or new feeling about it - at least not yet - but its extremely well written and an enjoyable read regardless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I just started Pandemonium and so far it's absolutely splendid!!!

 


Ryan_G wrote:

I just finished reading

Pandemonium one of the best books I've read in years.  Everyone should read this book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shakespeare's Wife 

 

Greer counters the traditional belief that their marriage was not happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Luncheon of the Boating Party 

 

Renoir and his life in Paris

No two persons ever read the same book. [Edmund Wilson]
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Hater All of a sudden people go crazy and start assaulting other people.  Really intense.  
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Summer  

 

Have picked up Summer by Edith Wharton (mainly because it is short) and every once in a while I force myself to read more of a "classic" style author.

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Ryan_G
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Carmen, you won't be disappointed.  I'm still blown away by the book.  It is one of the best books I have read in years.  The ending blew me away (I won't tell you anything so as to not give it away) but it's a twist that you will appreciate.  I also really enjoyed the pop culture refrences that are all over the place in the book.  The author said he did it in a way that they are more like Easter Eggs to the reader.  If you get them great, but if not that ok as well.

carmen22 wrote:

I just started Pandemonium and so far it's absolutely splendid!!!

 


Ryan_G wrote:

I just finished reading

Pandemonium one of the best books I've read in years.  Everyone should read this book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Ryan_G
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Now I'm reading another Agatha Christie novel.  When I get on a kick for her books I really go for it. :smileywink:

 

 

This is the one I'm reading now:

 

 

4 50 from Paddington (Miss Marple Series) 

 
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