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Old 08-17-2009, 05:25 AM   #196
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yeah for the sticky status!!
I finished Honolulu by Alan Brennert
A fairly good read about a Korean woman that travels to Honolulu as a 'picture bride'. Wasn't as in love with this book as Moloka'i by the same author, but I would recommend it.
Next up was White House Nannies by Barbara Kline. Have to say I didn't really like it too much. I thought it would be funnier and more light hearted but it was focused on how hard it was to match nanny to family.
Now reading Let the Great World Spin by Colum Mccann. So far really good. This was a freebie off of Oprah and I didn't know what to expect but I am up at almost 330 am and taking a break from reading it if that tells you anything.
I love this thread and enjoy hearing what others are reading.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:31 AM   #197
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I finished Honolulu by Alan Brennert
A fairly good read about a Korean woman that travels to Honolulu as a 'picture bride'. Wasn't as in love with this book as Moloka'i by the same author, but I would recommend it.
I know this isn't a book / movie club, but...

Picture Bride, a film from 1995 is a similar story. A young city woman leaves Japan in 1918 for the Hawaiian cane fields to marry a man she has never met. Adjustment is difficult, but eventually she finds love & friendship.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:21 AM   #198
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I just finished The Time Traveler's Wife such a great book! Very romantic and bittersweet. Now I am actually a little nervous to see the movie for fear that they will ruin the book.
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:07 PM   #199
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Tonight I'm going to start The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry.
From the publisher: "When she was a young woman, Roseanne McNulty was one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland. Now, she is a patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital, and nearing her hundredth year..."
Ooooooooooooo - that sounds good. Guess i have another to add to the even growing list

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I just finished The Time Traveler's Wife such a great book! Very romantic and bittersweet. Now I am actually a little nervous to see the movie for fear that they will ruin the book.
So often that happens to me - I read a book and my mental pictures of people & places is so real to me, that when the movie comes out it's hard to see it through some director's eyes.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:58 PM   #200
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So often that happens to me - I read a book and my mental pictures of people & places is so real to me, that when the movie comes out it's hard to see it through some director's eyes.
I know what you mean. The movie seldom lives up to the book Speaking of book/movie tie-ins....I am reading The Prestige by Christopher Priest and so far I like the book better
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:26 PM   #201
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Any one read 13 reasons why i read it towords the end of the school year it was such a popluar book at school it was all most impossible to get it from the library.
Sorry, I just saw this post. I wrote about it in the beginning of this thread. Great book.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:17 PM   #202
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I just started "Julie & Julia" last night and I LOVE the first 2 chapters so far
I finished this two days ago - it was very good EXCEPT for the overuse of the "F" word and, for me, the Republican bashing. Hey, Republicans have feelings, too!

The book definintely made me want to eat at Chefs de France next time we're at WDW!!
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:41 PM   #203
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I just started "Julie & Julia" last night and I LOVE the first 2 chapters so far
At my library, someone recently checked out Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child.

My guess, it was because of the movie, no the book Julie and Julia that has been on the shelf for four years!

Or, maybe the patron just wanted to cook...
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:40 AM   #204
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Okay, I can't stand it...I've tried - I've REALLY tried.

I'm giving up on Lord of the Rings. That book was just killing me

I'm almost finished with the first book, but I'm not even going to wrap that one up. If I don't put it down soon, I'm going to get out of my reading mode and not go back for weeks!! I usually HATE to just give up on something, even when I'm not enjoying it, but this is just NOT my kind of book.

So, yes, I admit it...Tolkien has defeated me. THANK GOODNESS!!!

I think I'm going with The Time Traveler's Wife next, like I had originally planned. Just have to download it to my Kindle...
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:20 AM   #205
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Okay, I can't stand it...I've tried - I've REALLY tried.

I'm giving up on Lord of the Rings. That book was just killing me

I'm almost finished with the first book, but I'm not even going to wrap that one up. If I don't put it down soon, I'm going to get out of my reading mode and not go back for weeks!! I usually HATE to just give up on something, even when I'm not enjoying it, but this is just NOT my kind of book.

So, yes, I admit it...Tolkien has defeated me. THANK GOODNESS!!!

I think I'm going with The Time Traveler's Wife next, like I had originally planned. Just have to download it to my Kindle...
FYI...as of a few weeks ago Time Travelers Wife was not available on Kindle. I used my Borders Bucks to order it that way. Bought the first two Vampire Diaries at the same time for the same reason. Kindle has the last two but not the first two from that series.

PS: I my Kindle.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:38 AM   #206
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Am currently reading Julie & Julia by Julie and Something Wicked by Carolyn Hart. I have 3 more Carolyn Hart books in my suitcase to take to WDW with me, but may pick up My Life in France by Julia Child and maybe the Time Travelers Wife.

I like mysteries, as they seem to keep my attention the most.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:29 AM   #207
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FYI...as of a few weeks ago Time Travelers Wife was not available on Kindle. I used my Borders Bucks to order it that way. Bought the first two Vampire Diaries at the same time for the same reason. Kindle has the last two but not the first two from that series.

PS: I my Kindle.
Wow...that stinks! But, thanks for the heads up. I'll actually be right near a Barnes & Noble tonight, so I might have to cave and buy it...
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:19 PM   #209
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Okay, I can't stand it...I've tried - I've REALLY tried.

I'm giving up on Lord of the Rings. That book was just killing me

I'm almost finished with the first book, but I'm not even going to wrap that one up. If I don't put it down soon, I'm going to get out of my reading mode and not go back for weeks!! I usually HATE to just give up on something, even when I'm not enjoying it, but this is just NOT my kind of book.

So, yes, I admit it...Tolkien has defeated me. THANK GOODNESS!!!

I think I'm going with The Time Traveler's Wife next, like I had originally planned. Just have to download it to my Kindle...
I'm the same way If I start reading a book and can't get through it I have to move on or else I lose the reading bug for awhile . I also HATE to give up on a book

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I like mysteries, as they seem to keep my attention the most.
Another fan of mysteries here I have read everything Agatha Christie wrote ...love her! Also a fan of Rex Stout, he wrote the Nero Wolfe series...A&E had a tv series of Nero for awhile, I also liked it a lot. More recent mystery authors...I am a fan of Diane Mott Davidson her detective has a catering business. They are cute little fluff mysteries in my opionion but pretty entertaining.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:18 PM   #210
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Healthy book

I am really enjoying and being inspired by this book

Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge M.D. M.D.
They also wrote Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and SexyUntil You're 80 and Beyond, more aimed at men.

It is aimed at women in mid-life, fifties. Helps them prepare for the "next third of their life". Their idea is that you are probably going to live into your seventies or eighties. But you can chose to be fit and live a fully functioning life longer. You can put off 70 percent of the normal problems of aging - weakness, sore joints, bad balnace - and eliminate 50 percent of serious illness and injury.

It is both scientific (no whoo hoo or mumble jumble) and inspirational.

I am going to adopt the seven rules.

Harry’s Rules
1. Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life.
2. Do serious aerobic exercise four days a week for the rest of your life
3. Do serious strength training, with weights, two days a week for the rest of your life.
4. Spend less than you make.
5. Quit eating crap.
6. Care.
7. Connect and commit.

Yes, it is available for Kindle!
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