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Postby Marcia (Mrs. Pete) » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:15 pm

I'm too lazy to go back and look to see who, if anyone, recommended the book: "A Dog's Purpose" but damn, that was good. I went on to read the sequel (which finishes up the whole thing), "A Dog's Journey." Highly recommend. Be sure to be in a private place and have tissues around while reading the book(s).
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Fifty Shades...

Postby Pat » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:00 pm

There's been so much hype about this book. I got a chuckle today at Costco. Plenty of ladies, myself included, thumbing through it but no one put it in their cart to purchase.
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Postby Connie » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:47 pm

I stopped reading 50 shades. I just couldn't get through it. Rather have more story to a book.
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Postby PA Girl » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:27 am

Connie wrote:I stopped reading 50 shades. I just couldn't get through it. Rather have more story to a book.


We were visiting family this weekend and one woman loved it and another said she had to force the first half but liked it by the end.

Haven't read it yet. I need to start working on my list.
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Postby beach1 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:09 pm

Looking for a new book to read! Some books I have read recently that I have enjoyed: The Kitchen House, The Paris Wife, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, My Life in France by Julia Child.
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Postby Laura T » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:45 am

Just read The Dog's Purpose, I agree with Marcia...a very good book.

Prior to that read The Lost Wife (Alyson Richman), which I also enjoyed. At a high level, the book focuses on the lives of two young lovers in Prague whose lives are town apart by by the Nazi invasion in WWII.

Read No Second Chance (Harlan Coben)...an older one of his. An easy, entertaining read.

Recently read Shanghai Girls (Lisa See). Through it was good, not great, but I do enjoy historical fiction.

Finally, I strongly recommend Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand). Husband also read it. One of the best books I have read recently.
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Postby beach1 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:26 am

Thanks, I love historical fiction. I will add those to my list. I started Cutting for Stone on audio but had to return it before I finishished. (long book) I liked the writers style and am waiting to finish. Has anyone read that one?
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Postby Marcia (Mrs. Pete) » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:15 am

beach1 wrote:Thanks, I love historical fiction. I will add those to my list. I started Cutting for Stone on audio but had to return it before I finishished. (long book) I liked the writers style and am waiting to finish. Has anyone read that one?


I have Cutting For Stone but haven't started it. It is long and I want to have several days of uninterrupted time to enjoy it. I've heard wonderful things about it.

Anyone here pre-order Maryanne O'Hara's book yet (Cascade)? It's getting fantastic reviews and I'm anxiously awaiting it's arrival.
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Postby lprof » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:59 am

Marcia (Mrs. Pete) wrote:
Anyone here pre-order Maryanne O'Hara's book yet (Cascade)? It's getting fantastic reviews and I'm anxiously awaiting it's arrival.


Yes, I have, for Kindle and a hard copy to gift... so looking forward to reading it!

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Postby Laura T » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:00 am

I started Cutting for Stone, but never got through it. Not quite sure why. There were parts that I was thoroughly engaged and interested, but then (for me) there were chapters that I was less interested in. It certainly is well written. I still have the book and may finish it one day, but likely won't.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Pat » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:26 pm

Anyone reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn? Friends who are avid readers highly recommended this book. :D
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Postby Marcia (Mrs. Pete) » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:34 am

Pat wrote:Anyone reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn? Friends who are avid readers highly recommended this book. :D

I read it and enjoyed it.
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Postby mbw1024 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:04 pm

AH wrote:"The Beach Tree" by Karen White is a fictional story about an extended families' life in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.
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I read this and enjoyed. Also just read Sea Change by the same author and enjoyed that very much. Now reading the Flight of Emma Hardy and I love it.
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Postby beach1 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:22 am

Just finished Cutting for Stone. Very good book.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby liamsaunt » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:44 am

I recently finished reading "Forever" by Pete Hamill. I really loved this book and highly recommend it.

http://www.amazon.com/Forever-Novel-Pet ... ete+hamill
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