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irises1889 wrote:

WooHoo!  I got my book today too!  I am right in the middle of another book that I can't put down (Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese).  I'm going to have to finish that it even quicker so I can get to Three Seconds.  Looking forward to chatting with you all!  


 

Hi irises, 

How are you enjoying Cutting for Stone?  We're doing that for a January book club.  Is it a fast read or do I have to wear my thinking/concentration cap when reading it?  I'm trying to figure out when to fit it in.  Thanks.

Sheila

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Vermontcozy wrote:

Just came home from work And :My Book Arrived.."Happy"..I will follow the schedule,because if I don't I will finish "Three Seconds"...I did peek and yes Its a page turner..I'm sure we will have a schedule up by next week.  : ) I did read about the Authors...I hope to see many posts with "My Book Arrived"  Susan


Glad to hear your book arrived!  Time for me to start the "Brown Truck Watch".  I think this will be a "can't put it down" book. 

 

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Sheila,

 

I really love the book, but I thought it was slow going at first.  I don't think it's a fast read (not for me anyway).  The story is really involving, but there is a lot of additional information that the author details which gets a bit laborious, interesting, but a little too much if you're not familiar with the political history of Ethiopia. The story about the characters keeps you coming back, but you might want your thinking cap handy.

 

I hope you enjoy it.

 

Jen ~ irises

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Re: About Three Seconds and the Authors


literature wrote:

 


irises1889 wrote:

WooHoo!  I got my book today too!  I am right in the middle of another book that I can't put down (Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese).  I'm going to have to finish that it even quicker so I can get to Three Seconds.  Looking forward to chatting with you all!  


 

Hi irises, 

How are you enjoying Cutting for Stone?  We're doing that for a January book club.  Is it a fast read or do I have to wear my thinking/concentration cap when reading it?  I'm trying to figure out when to fit it in.  Thanks.

Sheila


I read Cutting for Stone a year or so ago and was totally engrossed.  The personal story of the characters takes place in a setting (East Africa) that most Americans are unfamiliar with, but for me that adds to the book as a whole.  I really enjoy reading about 'new' places and different cultures.  The story also moves to the US as a major character emigrates, by the way.  The details about life in that part of Africa were terrific.  The contrast between conditions in a hospital in Africa and what we would expect in our own part of the world, is showing us something we need to understand.  The characters were wonderful;  the dedication and commitment and love, along with personal weaknesses and blind spots...  I couldn't put it down!

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I just received my copy yesterday! It looks great!

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This sure looks like a wonderful read. I do like a long story to read this time of the year.

Thank you Paul and B/N. You really are appreciated by us all F/L's...

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BookWoman718 wrote:

literature wrote:

 


irises1889 wrote:

WooHoo!  I got my book today too!  I am right in the middle of another book that I can't put down (Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese).  I'm going to have to finish that it even quicker so I can get to Three Seconds.  Looking forward to chatting with you all!  


 

Hi irises, 

How are you enjoying Cutting for Stone?  We're doing that for a January book club.  Is it a fast read or do I have to wear my thinking/concentration cap when reading it?  I'm trying to figure out when to fit it in.  Thanks.

Sheila


I read Cutting for Stone a year or so ago and was totally engrossed.  The personal story of the characters takes place in a setting (East Africa) that most Americans are unfamiliar with, but for me that adds to the book as a whole.  I really enjoy reading about 'new' places and different cultures.  The story also moves to the US as a major character emigrates, by the way.  The details about life in that part of Africa were terrific.  The contrast between conditions in a hospital in Africa and what we would expect in our own part of the world, is showing us something we need to understand.  The characters were wonderful;  the dedication and commitment and love, along with personal weaknesses and blind spots...  I couldn't put it down!


Thanks, Bookworm.  Towards the end of the Three Seconds FL, I'll start it.

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literature wrote:

 


irises1889 wrote:

WooHoo!  I got my book today too!  I am right in the middle of another book that I can't put down (Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese).  I'm going to have to finish that it even quicker so I can get to Three Seconds.  Looking forward to chatting with you all!  


 

Hi irises, 

How are you enjoying Cutting for Stone?  We're doing that for a January book club.  Is it a fast read or do I have to wear my thinking/concentration cap when reading it?  I'm trying to figure out when to fit it in.  Thanks.

Sheila


Thanks, irises.

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To 

Deltadawn

 

Yes, that knuckle cracking skit was a bit 'dark' & scary for the setting they were trying to achieve.

I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of their favor . . . huh?

 


you commented;                   I liked when the author cracked his knuckles too

 

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I've read down through the string and it looks like this book is going to be one that keeps everyone hopping.  I love crime novels and ones that keep you on the edge of your seat or make you lose sleep are really great.  
Having spent the last 20 plus years living with a cop, you have to climb inside their head to see the world from their skewed view point.  Cynicism is a way of life and the attitude that everyone is the bad guy until they prove otherwise is just the way it is.  
It will be interesting to see how the inside of this cop's head works.
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 no I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of their favor! that's for sure!:smileyhappy:

Atreyu59 wrote:

To 

Deltadawn

 

Yes, that knuckle cracking skit was a bit 'dark' & scary for the setting they were trying to achieve.

I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of their favor . . . huh?

 


you commented;                   I liked when the author cracked his knuckles too

 


 

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Hi Everyone,

 

I just got my book yesterday and could someone please tell me where to get the discussion group schedule so I can participate.

 

Thanks,

 

Charlene

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dq531 wrote:

Hi Everyone,

 

I just got my book yesterday and could someone please tell me where to get the discussion group schedule so I can participate.

 

Thanks,

 

Charlene


Hey Charlene - its now posted under the thread "News, Schedules and Updates".   It's the 3rd post down.  Hope this helps!!!  We go to page 132 for Monday the 29th.

 

Becky in IN

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Thank you Becky!

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Hi all! My book arrived a couple of days ago. Of course, I could not resist the urge to start reading...thought I would take a peek at the first couple of pages to get a feel for the voice. A short time later, I was on page 27! I am currently reading two other books, so I forced myself to put it down so I could finish the other two...but I am looking forward to great discussion! Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving!!

 

 

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Re: About Three Seconds and the Authors

 


literature wrote:

 


irises1889 wrote:

WooHoo!  I got my book today too!  I am right in the middle of another book that I can't put down (Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese).  I'm going to have to finish that it even quicker so I can get to Three Seconds.  Looking forward to chatting with you all!  


 

Hi irises, 

How are you enjoying Cutting for Stone?  We're doing that for a January book club.  Is it a fast read or do I have to wear my thinking/concentration cap when reading it?  I'm trying to figure out when to fit it in.  Thanks.

Sheila


"Cutting For Stone" is another favorite of mine. I just finished it. Please let me know what you think of it. Thanks.

 

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I just finished part 1 today.  Wow!!  I really can't wait until Monday to talk about it.

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redfraggle_98 wrote:

I just finished part 1 today.  Wow!!  I really can't wait until Monday to talk about it.


Me too! I agree, it's really good!

 

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eadieburke wrote:

 


redfraggle_98 wrote:

I just finished part 1 today.  Wow!!  I really can't wait until Monday to talk about it.


Me too! I agree, it's really good!

 


 Will be hard not to finish or at least make a dent..Also wanted to Thank you Eadie. for reminding us of Ponie and her quick fun poems..Susan

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Vermontcozy wrote:

eadieburke wrote:

 


redfraggle_98 wrote:

I just finished part 1 today.  Wow!!  I really can't wait until Monday to talk about it.


Me too! I agree, it's really good!

 


 Will be hard not to finish or at least make a dent..Also wanted to Thank you Eadie. for reminding us of Ponie and her quick fun poems..Susan


I wonder what happened to Ponie - she was a lot of fun!

 

Eadie - A day out-of-doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music -- that would be rest. - Eleanor Roosevelt