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JdiennoPSU wrote:

I just started reading Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane today.  Only a few pages in but good so far!

 

That's great i've been thinking about picking that up, Did you by any  chance get it cause you saw the movie? Or if any1 has read this and seen the movie is there any big differences. I am sure the book is better it almost always is but just curious about the differences

 

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No i haven't seen the movie yet as i always like to read the books first.  To be honest the only reason why i bought it was because it was on sale in the B&N eBooks store.  HaHa.  So far it is really good! 

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pjpick wrote:

An Inconvenient Wife  Just started this one after reading another one in a day (that doesn't happen too often for me!). Anyhoo, haven't heard a hoot about this tale so why not give it a try?!

I haven't heard much either.  What's the premise?  Tell us what you're thinking - is it a good one? 

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Hi Stephanie, I did like it. I read it in two days which is unusual for me. Basically, I guess the premise would how a woman's life is affected by medicine's ignorance of a woman's body --the uterus is the cause of women's problems and the means physician's would take to "cure" these women.  Oddly enough, I'd just read the book and then was watching The View yesterday and they were interviewing the author's of the book Flow   and they mentioned many of the treatments and theories that occured during these times.

 

Although, I wouldn't call it my favorite book I did like it.

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pjpick wrote:

An Inconvenient Wife  Just started this one after reading another one in a day (that doesn't happen too often for me!). Anyhoo, haven't heard a hoot about this tale so why not give it a try?!

I haven't heard much either.  What's the premise?  Tell us what you're thinking - is it a good one? 

 

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I just finished reading Shutter Island, which only took me like a week, and now I'm back to reading The Piano Teacher. I'm a little over 150 pages into it. it's set in Hong Kong during WWII. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee: Book Cover

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nhbookfan wrote:

I just finished reading Shutter Island, which only took me like a week, and now I'm back to reading The Piano Teacher. I'm a little over 150 pages into it. it's set in Hong Kong during WWII. gThe Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee: Book Cover

 

So whats your take on Shutter Island any good. like i said above im interested in maybe getting it but not sure is it worth a pick up.

 

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I have given up on City of God by E.L. Doctorow. Although I enjoyed his book, The March, COG is just all over the place & I don't care for it.

 

I'm going to start reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. My other book club will be discussing it next month. I downloaded it onto my Kindle for free! I've never read Virginia Woolf & am excited to read one of her books.

 

To the Lighthouse 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy

 

CR: To the Lighthouse

JR: City of God (DNF), A Reliable Wife, The Promised World

TBR: The Book Thief

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I just finished reading Shutter Island this past weekend, and let me tell you.......there is a wicked twist at the end, and it makes you go "huh?"

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!!

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I can't find Exposing the Hidden Things anywhere.

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I just finished City of Thieves by David Benioff.  It was a fantastic, but fairly quick read.  I happened to be in a B&N and saw it on the shelves.  I read through the synopsis and decided I would download it to the Nook.  A lot of stuff here that I never really thought about for Russia in World War 2.

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Out Stealing Horses  i read this one Norway during WW2..You might enjoy it.Great writing style,great story..VermontCozy

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I just finished City of Thieves by David Benioff.  It was a fantastic, but fairly quick read.  I happened to be in a B&N and saw it on the shelves.  I read through the synopsis and decided I would download it to the Nook.  A lot of stuff here that I never really thought about for Russia ww2

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Vermontcozy wrote:

Out Stealing Horses  i read this one Norway during WW2..You might enjoy it.Great writing style,great story..VermontCozy

VW-Johnny wrote:

I just finished City of Thieves by David Benioff.  It was a fantastic, but fairly quick read.  I happened to be in a B&N and saw it on the shelves.  I read through the synopsis and decided I would download it to the Nook.  A lot of stuff here that I never really thought about for Russia ww2

 

 

 

I agree about Out Stealing Horses, Susan!  I resonated with the story, perhaps because the protagonist is close to my own age -- child at the time of time of WWII.  It has some unexpected elements that somehow seem very Scandinavian -- whatever that is.  The translation seems well done, too.

 

VW-Johnny -- is City of Thieves the book people are talking about as reminding us of the role and sacrifices of Russia in "winning" the war against the Germans in WWII?

 

I finished this one last night.  At first I did not like it, and still there were parts that were irritating: sentences that seemed to repeat one detail the essentially same way ten too many times (like Olive's size or the surface of the ocean or river), other details, details, details that sometimes rasped and sometimes enriched the story -- and I couldn't always tell why one reaction rather than the other.  But, in all, I think this is a book that will haunt me and whose main character, Olive, I will not readily forget, along with several of the supporting characters and their stories. It is another book whose setting is primarily Maine.

 

 

Olive Kitteridge  by Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize, Fiction (2009)

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pjpick wrote:

Hi Stephanie, I did like it. I read it in two days which is unusual for me. Basically, I guess the premise would how a woman's life is affected by medicine's ignorance of a woman's body --the uterus is the cause of women's problems and the means physician's would take to "cure" these women.  Oddly enough, I'd just read the book and then was watching The View yesterday and they were interviewing the author's of the book Flow   and they mentioned many of the treatments and theories that occured during these times.

 

Although, I wouldn't call it my favorite book I did like it.

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pjpick wrote:

An Inconvenient Wife  Just started this one after reading another one in a day (that doesn't happen too often for me!). Anyhoo, haven't heard a hoot about this tale so why not give it a try?!

I haven't heard much either.  What's the premise?  Tell us what you're thinking - is it a good one? 

 

 

 

 

Wow - sounds like it was a page turner.  I'll have to give it a look. Well-researched historical fiction, then?

 

 

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Norway, 1940  To Peppermill and V-WJohnny Yes Out Stealing Horses is a wonder book..I was intrigued by what had occurred in Nowway during the war,i took out from my Library,"Norway 1940",just for certain facts..His new book( per petterson  )is due out soon,I read something on twitter,but the name was a secret,,Must find out....vtc  Susan

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I Curse the River of Time   Release Date Aug 3rd 2010..I.can't wait...Vtc

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Brava, Valentine  

 

 

I was shopping at Target today, and saw this for a great price...had to have it! Can't wait to see what Valentine is up to next! 

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Finished To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. I give it a 3 out of 5. It did ramble on at times. Glad I finished it, though.

 

Will start The Book Thief by Markus Zusak tonight. Very much looking forward to that.

 

The Book Thief 

 

 

Cathy

 

CR: The Book Thief

JR: To the Lighthouse, City of God (DNF), A Reliable Wife

TBR: Who knows??

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Hi, Cathy! 

 

I was just wondering, how many Virginia Woolf books/novels have you read?

 

She does appear to ramble, at times, but that rambling does have meaning.  She's like listening to a symphony orchestra.  You don't always hear every instrument in that arrangement, but there is a reason for their being there.  Or you can call it a counter melody.  If you listen closely, it feels like more than one person talking at once.  I'm glad you gave it at least a 3!  :smileyhappy:  I'm sorry you weren't happy with Lisa's novel.  I would have enjoyed talking to you about it.

 

Kathy

Purpyl wrote:

Finished To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. I give it a 3 out of 5. It did ramble on at times. Glad I finished it, though.

 

Will start The Book Thief by Markus Zusak tonight. Very much looking forward to that.

 

The Book Thief 

 

 

Cathy

 

CR: The Book Thief

JR: To the Lighthouse, City of God (DNF), A Reliable Wife

TBR: Who knows??

 

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This was actually the first & only Virginia Woolf book I've read. I had been forwarned that there wasn't much of a plot. I have, I believe, Haunted House on my Kindle & plan to read it some time in the future. (I have over 100 books on it, so I'm not sure when I'll get to HH.)

 

Have you read Haunted House? Did you like it?

 

Cathy

 

CR: The Book Thief

JR: To the Lighthouse, City of God (DNF), A Reliable Wife

TBR: Who knows?? 

 

KathyS wrote:

Hi, Cathy! 

 

I was just wondering, how many Virginia Woolf books/novels have you read?

 

Kathy

 

 

 

 

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No, sorry, I haven't read this one.  

 A Haunted House and Other Short Stories 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What made you want to read VW?

 

Kathy

 

Purpyl wrote:

This was actually the first & only Virginia Woolf book I've read. I had been forwarned that there wasn't much of a plot. I have, I believe, Haunted House on my Kindle & plan to read it some time in the future. (I have over 100 books on it, so I'm not sure when I'll get to HH.)

 

Have you read Haunted House? Did you like it?

 

Cathy

 

CR: The Book Thief

JR: To the Lighthouse, City of God (DNF), A Reliable Wife

TBR: Who knows?? 

 

KathyS wrote:

Hi, Cathy! 

 

I was just wondering, how many Virginia Woolf books/novels have you read?

 

Kathy