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Old 01-04-2013, 09:12 AM   #196
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Originally Posted by GingerJay View Post
Since you read the sequel to The Passage, I'm assuming you read the first one, too. Was it any good? It seems to be interesting and something I may like but it gets pretty inconsistent reviews. What did you think of it?
I'm curious too since I have this book on reserve at the library...

Originally Posted by Ginny Favers View Post
Maggie Stiefvater.

Has anyone read HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover? I just mentioned it on the other thread because I loved it and can't get it out of my head.
Was it you that recommended this book on the Book Goal thread? I went and checked it out - has great reviews. I moved it to the top of my list - hoping to get to it in the next month or so.

Originally Posted by wvjules View Post
I went to see Les Mis last night so I'm not going to finish the book (right now). I will definately finish it later because of the 1/2 of the book I read a lot of it was left out of the movie. I want to see what I missed in the movie from the second half of the book.

Right now I'm reading The Glass Castle and then will read The Fault in Our Stars and then On the Island.
Nice job on making it halfway!! Les Mis is definitely not for the faint of heart, but WELL WORTH IT! I am amazed at how much of the storyline was left out of the movie (and Broadway show). For example, how can you know how desperate Fantine is when the movie opens up with her already working at the factory and already given up her child? The book reveals a young Fantine, carefree, hanging out with her friends, falling in love, etc. That's entirely missing from the storyline. If you're not familiar with her previous life, it's hard to really see just how far she's fallen.

Oh, and I'm definitely interested in your review of The Glass Castle. How is it so far? I've read the other two you mentioned. Fault was amazing - the type of story that dwells with you long after you've closed the book. On the Island was a good read, but I don't know, it just didn't sit right with me.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:29 AM   #197
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Our work book club pick for this month is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I was iffy about it at first, but once I got into it, I'm enjoying it. I only have about 70 pages left. Took a while to get used to the chapters flipping back and forth between the 1800's and 1902, but it keeps your interest. Can't wait to see how it ends!

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