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Sugar
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08-15-2000

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 2:35 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
Thank you all for the birthday wishes.
I remember someone mentioning they kept a spreadsheet of what they read each year so I started one this year and plan to do so again next year.


Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 6:11 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
I just come to this thread and count them!

Mamie316
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07-08-2003

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 7:46 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Mamie316 a private message Print Post    
I keep a list. I actually have a list of all the books I have read. It's in a couple of notebooks.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 11:01 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
Mamie, I wish I had done that. I would be quite curious to find out the number of books I have read. If I had a dollar...

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 9:13 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
I've kept a spreadsheet going since 2010. I only wish I'd thought to do it sooner. I've been averaging between 60 and 65 books per year. A pathetic total, I know, but at least it's more than a book a week! It also helps you guard against unwittingly reading the same book twice. 😜

Tonight I finished Linwood Barclay's latest, Parting Shot and it was marvelous, as per usual. It's a stand-alone, but features characters we got to know in the Promise Falls trilogy (Detective Barry Duckworth and his wife and son, plus private investigator Cal Weaver). The story is fast paced and thrilling (surprise, surprise), but it reminded me how straightforward Barclay writes his books - easy to follow but also very exciting.

Tresbien
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08-26-2002

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 7:03 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Tresbien a private message Print Post    
Pathetic? Oh Ric...that is anything but pathetic!

Recently finished Jane Johnson's The Tenth Gift, which I enjoyed tremendously. A woman is given an antique book of embroidery patterns and finds that the owner in 1625 had written a sort of diary of her life between the lines.

Just saw this article in the WashPost and thought y'all might enjoy it, too:
https://tinyurl.com/yb8t3pfc

Teachmichigan
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07-22-2001

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:22 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Teachmichigan a private message Print Post    
I've kept a spreadsheet as well, since 2014. My goal has always been 52 books a year, but I've yet to reach it. I completely and totally blame school - grading thousands of pages worth of essays completes screws up my FUN reading time! LOL

I FINALLY finished House of Cards - that I started on my way home from Scotland - over 3 months ago!! Did NOT like the ending, no matter how "appropriate" it seemed for the main character.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 7:12 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Finished Misty's book.. Very intere.

Starting Celeste Ng's novel, Everything I Never Told You, which finally was on sale on Kindle.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 7:19 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Finished!

Great writing.. Sad family..

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 1:05 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Starting memoir Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World.

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 5:10 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
Tresbien, THANK YOU for sharing that link to the Washington Post's Best Books of 2017 story! I was able to snag a library copy of one of the Top Ten picks, Less, by Andrew Sean Greer, a writer unfamiliar to me.

I'm pleased to report the book is totally delightful, but scandalously short (261 pages). It also has one of the best final sentences I've ever read. I never would've known anything about this book had it not been for you linking us to that story in the WP!

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Friday, December 01, 2017 - 11:56 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
Tonight I finished the latest by Michael Connelly, Two Kinds of Truth, and it's no surprise whatsoever that's it hugely entertaining. This one is yet another Harry Bosch spectacular (his half-brother Mickey Haller makes a big splash, too). The bad guys Bosch fights are extra-bad in this one and there are plenty of edge-of-your-seat scenes to enjoy. The flawlessness of Connelly is fascinating. I can't make up my mind who I love most: Connelly, Harlan Coben or Linwood Barclay. They must've been identical triplets in a previous life!

Jimmer
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08-30-2000

Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 7:51 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jimmer a private message Print Post    
I will always appreciate your recommending those three authors (well I like all your recommendations). A lot of great reading. :-)

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 1:05 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Notes from a Blue Bike was interesting, though I didn't relate to the family that much. They do strive to stay debt free and rate experiencing the world over accumulation of possessions, what they dub slow eating, with family, sans devices. Lots of books.

Can't argue with any of that!

Starting another memoir, Glitter and Glue.

Grooch
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06-16-2006

Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 1:34 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Grooch a private message Print Post    
Recently a friend gave me a bag of books and the one I picked to read first was Rich Kids of Instagram. I thought it would be a fun, easy, quick book to read.

I went on Amazon to check the reviews and, after reading a few of them, I threw the book out. I felt it was my obligation to society to not waste anyone's time with that book.

I never saw a book being called an abortion by so many people before.

Grooch
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06-16-2006

Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 1:42 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Grooch a private message Print Post    
I also want to add that I finished reading Andy Cohen's second book. Save your money. It was horrible. I didn't bother to remember its name.

I'm now reading John Water's book "Hitchhiking" where he hitchhikes across the country just so he can write a book about it. The first 3rd of the book is about fictional good rides, the second third is about fictional bad rides and the last third is the true story. I read the first chapter of the good rides. It was so stupid that I skipped to the true stories. I'm slogging through it. He's stuck in Ohio. I am going to throw this book out, too, when I'm finished with it.

I need to find new friends who read better books.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 2:46 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
At least you didn't pay for them, correct? 😈

Teachmichigan
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07-22-2001

Monday, December 04, 2017 - 8:21 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Teachmichigan a private message Print Post    
Just picked up Less by Andrew Sean Greer from the library today. Unfortunately, I have 2 sets of tests, 2 sets of quizzes, AND a set of critical analysis essays to read first....and did I mention 22 research papers coming in on Friday??

WHEN'S CHRISTMAS BREAK?????

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 12:35 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
Maybe you could assign the class to read whatever you want to read next and for extra fun, no test just pleasure reading. No creating quizzes or reading papers.

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 9:39 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
Jimmer, thank you for mentioning your appreciation for those recommendations. It fills my heart with joy to know that I've helped (even if it's just a little bit) expand those writers' audiences.

And speaking of the always dependable Harlan Coben, last night I finished his latest, Don't Let Go, which is a total success. This one is half mystery, half thriller and features new hero Napoleon Dumas. (Myron Bolitar makes a cute cameo appearance.) The plot is a tiny bit involved, but not hard to follow. And the ending is quite satisfying, too.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 7:26 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Glitter and Glue was a thoughtful memoir.

The author had a difficult relationship with her mom (the glue in the family.. Dad was the fun parent, the glitter).

Author went off to see the world.. Kind of a Juju junior.. She and her friend got to Australia, needed funds, so they got jobs as nannies.

Her family has recently lost sure and mom, so she was hired to take care of two hurt kids she their dad had to be gone... He was a pilot for Quantas).

As she dealt with a sweet your boy and his standoffish sister she became aware of the good things about her mom.

More travels then back to mom, and later married with kids and appreciating mom more off and on.

Hard to describe, but good and thoughtful author!

And now she is the glue in her family, by choice.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 2:23 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Another memoir, by Leslie Johanson Nack Fourteen: A Daughter's Memoir of Adventure, Sailing and Survival

Intense .. Canadian Mom is mentally ill and Norwegian Dad is controlling, abusive.. As in taking pictures of daughters as they shower, making physical advances, berating them, not allowing them to wear bras, shave ..

Long sailing adventure to South pacific.

But wow, the sailing..

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:48 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
New memoir, In First Person: A Breath Taking Personal Memoir (Holocaust Autobiography) by Lucy Paz.

What happened to her as a child is crazy. Just 30% in..

Uncle_ricky
Member

07-02-2007

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 5:37 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
It was so, so frustrating to read Katy Tur's Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (because of the outcome of the campaign she writes about). But it was equally fascinating, too, thanks to the insider's view she gives the reader. The thing that impressed me most is how she never backed down from D. Trump during the multiple confrontations she had with him, and at age 33 no less! Overall, a very worthwhile read.

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