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Teachmichigan
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07-22-2001

Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 7:24 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Teachmichigan a private message Print Post    
AAAUUUGGGGHHHHH (said in my best Charlie Brown voice).

I FINALLY got the Eleanor Oliphant book through library loan, but then I didn't get it read before it disappeared from my Kindle. It is the one thing I absolutely hate about the Kindle Fire. Even in airplane mode with the wifi off, loaned books get deleted. On my paperwhite they don't. Why didn't I download it to my PW you ask? Because I have TWO books on it that are overdue, so I can't turn on the wifi! LOL On the PW I'm working my way through Born a Crime and enjoying it. On audio I'm listening to A Breath of Snow and Ashes for at least the dozenth time, and in deadtree form, I'm reading Jocko Willink's Discipline Equals Freedom. Gotta' get all but the audio done by Feb. 18 because musical rehearsals start up again then.

Oh - and finished the Harry Bosch book Two Kinds of Truth and enjoyed it as usual.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 8:38 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
Bummer, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine was one of my favorite books last year.
I have Kindle on my tablet but don't believe anything has disappeared. Of course, I download so many from Book Bub that I leave until I am in the mood that I may not remember them.


Teachmichigan
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07-22-2001

Friday, February 02, 2018 - 7:46 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Teachmichigan a private message Print Post    
This only disappeared because it was a library loan. Our Kindle loans are usually 2-3 weeks. Then, they're "returned" so the next person in line can check it out.

Teachmichigan
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07-22-2001

Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 6:46 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Teachmichigan a private message Print Post    
Heads up - Less - a novel recommended here - is on sale on Amazon for $2.99 today!!

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 6:27 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
Teach, so sorry to learn of the kerfuffle with your library loan of EOICF. I hope you get to finish it very soon - it's that good!

Tonight I finished Janelle Brown's third novel, Watch Me Disappear. Though it dragged here and there, it turned to be really good and much better than her first two books (which were good, but not great). This one has a very jarring twist that really helps to pick up the pace of the story. And the ending turned out to be much more satisfying than I thought it would be, i.e., as I worked my way through the final chapter I was dreading that it would have a lousy ending. Happily, it did not!

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 8:43 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
So far this month, I have read the following:

Sourdough by Robin Sloan: Odd but ok
The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase: Completely predictable, would not recommend it as it was a waste of time
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn: Half the book was good the other, meh. Interesting idea and subject loosely based on the actual Alice Network of female spies in WW1. The book consists of two storylines, WW1 and the 1940's after WW2. The parts of the book set in WW1 were far better than the part devoted to post WW2 1940's. The Charlie character and her storyline were annoying and not particularly interesting.

I also read 6 books in January and so far this year nothing has been exceptional. Perhaps the next book...


Mak1
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08-11-2002

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:04 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Mak1 a private message Print Post    
I'm finally getting around to reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. It's really interesting so far.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 3:35 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
I just finished hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich. It was a hoot! The last few books of the series were a bit meh and lacked a lot of humor, however, the laughs were back on track with the latest installment. I don't really care for adding Diesel to the list of men lusting for and being lusted after by Stephanie. Joe v. Ranger was enough. What about poor Lizzie in the Lizzie & Diesel series?

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:22 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
One of 2017's celebrated books was Who is Rich?, the first novel by Matthew Klam, who wrote it 17 years after his debut, which was a short story collection (I did not read that). The novel is extremely well written, but it features a fairly unlikable protagonist.

It was a bit of a workout to get through, but I ultimately enjoyed it, primarily because the relationships at the heart of the book turned out to be the complex types that I prefer to read. But be forewarned: it's possible you'll dislike the characters so much that you might be tempted to stop reading. I sampled a few Goodreads reviews and wasn't surprised to see several people opt to not finish it.

Denecee
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09-05-2002

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 2:21 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Denecee a private message Print Post    
reading Red Rising series by Pierce Brown

the fourth book in the series just came out, so I have to re-read the first three.

Jimmer
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08-30-2000

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:27 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jimmer a private message Print Post    
I read the first one and I recall it being unexpectedly good. From your comment, it sounds like the rest of the series is equally good, so I'll probably finish the series now. :-)

Teachmichigan
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07-22-2001

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 8:41 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Teachmichigan a private message Print Post    
I'm reading a darling book called The Bookstore on the Corner by Jenny Colgan. A librarian gets ousted in a merger and sets up a bookmobile style store in Scotland...the Scotland part may have been the appeal, but it's a sweet story and just the kind I need during the crazy busy couple months I have coming up.

I'm almost finished listening to A Breath of Snow and Ashes, I'm halfway through Born a Crime and I'm waiting for my deadtree book Himself by Jess Kidd.

Anyone know a way to make a living and pay a mortgage by playing piano for community theater groups and reading????

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:14 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
I agree, Teachmichigan, The Bookstore on the Corner was a sweet book.

Regarding making a living playing piano and reading, one needs to be a trust fund baby, have a sugar daddy or know 6 lucky numbers and have $2.00 to invest in Powerball.

Sadly, it seems one needs those same things to fulfill ones financial obligations whilst one reads, makes jewelry, reads more, bakes and watches TV.


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