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Sarita_Li
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debbook wrote:

I thought I'd start a new thread as the other has gotten so very long!

 

Anyway, I am reading Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather for LbW

and Sag Harbor for FLBC, though have yet to post there.


I'm working on Sag Harbor specifically for FLBC too, and am also having trouble being inspired to post. What do you think it is? I keep reading the discussion boards and it seems like everyone is just saying the same thing, over & over again, & I really don't want to add to that mire. I feel like, if I have nothing brilliantly original to say, I'd better keep quiet!

 

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I know what you mean. If I don't post at the beginning, I feel like everything has already been said and so I don't post. But I will at least write my review when I am finished. Not that it will be brilliant or original :smileyvery-happy:

Sarita_Li wrote:

debbook wrote:

I thought I'd start a new thread as the other has gotten so very long!

 

Anyway, I am reading Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather for LbW

and Sag Harbor for FLBC, though have yet to post there.


I'm working on Sag Harbor specifically for FLBC too, and am also having trouble being inspired to post. What do you think it is? I keep reading the discussion boards and it seems like everyone is just saying the same thing, over & over again, & I really don't want to add to that mire. I feel like, if I have nothing brilliantly original to say, I'd better keep quiet!

 

Sarita Li


 

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JohiSD
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So glad I found this group...my book club locally has been on an extended hiatus!

Am currently reading "The Crowd Dreams of Love" by John Leone...a friend of mine knows the author and suggested it, it just got released maybe a month ago?

Here is the website: http://www.crowddreamsoflove.com, I got my copy from there, but I think B & N has it, and maybe Amazon?

Dying to read Pandemonium!!! Great suggestions on here. Johi

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Sackett
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Hi Everyone:

 

I am reading Brothers Kept Apart by Walter Phillips.  I have read a lot of fiction in my lifetime, and too many academic text books in my field of study.  I was ready for something intellectually stimulating outside of my profession - I've been entertained enough.  This is doing it - highly recommended so far.

 

Sackett

 

 

Brothers Kept Apart 

 
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kiakar
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I have read quite a few books lately. "The secret life of CeeCee Wilks"  by Diana Chamberlin. "The Piano teacher by Janice Y.K.Lee,"The secret life of Josephine "by Carolly Erickson and am reading "Kill for me" by Karen Rose. Oh! I am also about through with "Sag Harbor" by Colson Whitehead.  Also have read "Barefoot" by Elin Hildenbrand. Wow! I have been doing more reading in the last week or two than I thought I was.
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I am currently reading Delores Claiborne by Stephen King and I think I will start Twilight tonight to see what all the hype is about.
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reesepeace
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I am currently reading.....

 

Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy

 

 This book caught my eye during a lunchtime browse through B&N.  I have always struggled to define the depth at which people attach themselves to music (myself included) and this book presents some interesting social and scientific theories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up is...

 

Magic Time 

 

 I read The Bridge a few years ago (also by Marlette) and was captivated the characters he created.  Hopefully this book will live up to my expectations!

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I am reading several books right now: Hands of My Father:  A Hearing boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love, by Myron Uhlberg.   I am enjoying this book so so much. A wonderful memoir that is filled with love. 

 

 

Embers by Sandor Marai

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The White Tiger  Have just started The White Tiger by Avarind Adiga for a new book club I've joined. I'm only on page 10 or so but I'm finding it a little amusing. My only complaint, I don't think it's going to have many good "stopping points" i.e. breaks in the print, end of chapter, etc. Apparently I kind of need that in a book.
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I think I read Agatha Christie books too fast.  Since I posted last time I finished Appointment with Death.

 

Already read

The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot Series) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And just starting to read

Sad Cypress (Hercule Poirot Series) 

 
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