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Old 06-10-2013, 04:29 PM   #1696
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Happy Reading to all. I'll be away for a week at WDW & will catch you when I get back!
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:52 PM   #1697
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:07 AM   #1698
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NOBODY CARES!!!!!!!!




J/K.... I've just had a rough week and am a little bitter and jealous. yes... I suppose you should have fun.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:03 AM   #1699
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Have fun!!!! (and I don't like you, by the way )
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:33 PM   #1700
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Enjoy safe and magical travels!
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:14 PM   #1701
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Finished book #35- The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers

This book deals with adoption from three different perspectives. That of the birth mother (Tia), the adoptive parents of Tia's child, and the husband (father of child) and wife where the husband had an affair. The whole story is about the mess a cheating husband caused & how everyone involved handles it. I felt most for the wife of the cheating husband who had to deal with all this. This is a quick, easy read.


Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption.
Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she’s questioning whether she’s cut out for the role of wife and mother.
Five years ago, Juliette considered her life ideal: she had a solid marriage, two beautiful young sons, and a thriving business. Then she discovered Nathan’s affair. He promised he’d never stray again, and she trusted him.
But when Juliette intercepts a letter to her husband from Tia that contains pictures of a child with a deep resemblance to her husband, her world crumbles once more.
Riveting and arresting, The Comfort of Lies explores the collateral damage of infidelity and the dark, private struggles many of us experience but rarely reveal.


Next book: Claude & Camille (a book about Claude Monet) this is for my book club
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:58 PM   #1702
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Happy Reading to all. I'll be away for a week at WDW & will catch you when I get back!
Totally jealous!! Have a great trip!

I'm into my light summer reads lately and just started another potential good one today. Still impatiently waiting for the other Gillian Flynn novels to hit the top of the hold list. I hope at least one shows up during my beach week.

#26 - On Ice - another Kindle book I picked up somewhere. Pretty good, entertaining and good suspense. A woman leaves her abusive husband and flees to AK. Her sister is in town and gets harassed by the ex. A little too unbelievable in parts but overall, a good summer read.

#27-The Kitchen Shrink - another Kindle freebie I think. A divorced woman agrees to go on a reality show where they spend 6 weeks making over her kitchen while "fixing" her personal issues the same time. LOL funny in parts and another good summer read.

#28 - Wedding Night - Sophie Kinsella - yeah, I know she gets mixed reviews here but this was sooo funny! DD19 told me I was one of "those" people because I kept interrupting her show by laughing at this book. Really enjoyed this.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:09 AM   #1703
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Book #41 - "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton

A small girl is found left alone on a ship that has sailed from England to Australia. The kind dockmaster takes her home, after realizing that no one is coming to claim her. He and his wife take the little girl as their own, and raise her along with their own children. At his death, he leaves a confession for Nell to find. This sends her (and others) on a quest to unravel the mystery of her origins.

I LOVED this book!!! It was thrilling to read! At first I wasn't sure I would enjoy the disjointed way it was written (jumping from 1907 to 1975 to 2005 and back), but in the end, it was amazingly done! I can't recommend this book enough!

Not sure what's up next. I'm waiting for a few books to come up at the library, and so I'm kind of "bookless" for a while. I'm sure I'll find something, though. I'll update when I know.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:56 AM   #1704
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I just completed #17/24: Flora by Gail Godwin

I wasn't overly looking forward to this book, but I ended up really liking it. It kind of reminded me of The Dinner (which I didn't overly care for) in which the narrator tells a story and, at first, they seem to be the sane one but as the story unravels, that all changes.

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This darkly beautiful novel about a child and a caretaker in isolation evokes shades of The Turn of the Screw and also harks back to Godwin's memorable novel of growing up, The Finishing School. With its house on top of a mountain and a child who may be a bomb that will one day go off, Flora tells a story of love, regret, and the things we can't undo.It will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.
I think it's on to the very first of the Game of Thrones books for me.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #1705
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#50-53 down and done, all Jane Austen follow-ups featuring Jane Fairfax Churchill, one of the secondary characters in Emma, by Sarah Waldock.

#50 - Death of a Fop. With the help of Bow Street Runner Caleb Armitage, Jane solves the mystery of the death of her husband Frank Churchill.

#51 - Jane and the Scandal at Bow Street. Jane investigates corruption in the highest levels of Bow Street and nurtures her relationship with Caleb Armitage.

#52 - Jane and the Yorkshire Murder. Jane helps solve the murder of Joseph Redmayne, whose unusually-worded last will and testament leave each of the heirs open to being suspected of the foul deed.

#53 - Jane and the Imperfect Wedding. Jane Fairfax Churchill and Caleb Armitage are finally able to marry, but their honeymoon is stopped before it even starts when a man, half-beaten to death, collapses at the foot of their get-away carriage, begging for sanctuary. Jane and Caleb must, of course, investigate.

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Old 06-12-2013, 12:03 PM   #1706
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Totally jealous!! Have a great trip!

I'm into my light summer reads lately and just started another potential good one today. Still impatiently waiting for the other Gillian Flynn novels to hit the top of the hold list. I hope at least one shows up during my beach week.

#26 - On Ice - another Kindle book I picked up somewhere. Pretty good, entertaining and good suspense. A woman leaves her abusive husband and flees to AK. Her sister is in town and gets harassed by the ex. A little too unbelievable in parts but overall, a good summer read.

#27-The Kitchen Shrink - another Kindle freebie I think. A divorced woman agrees to go on a reality show where they spend 6 weeks making over her kitchen while "fixing" her personal issues the same time. LOL funny in parts and another good summer read.

#28 - Wedding Night - Sophie Kinsella - yeah, I know she gets mixed reviews here but this was sooo funny! DD19 told me I was one of "those" people because I kept interrupting her show by laughing at this book. Really enjoyed this.
I'm well into my summer reads as well! Nothing like a light read for poolside or beach!

I'm currently in the middle of Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella. I'm with you on this one - I find the author's writing style very humorous. Love her books and REALLY enjoying this one so far!!!
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:24 PM   #1707
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31/50 - Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm

Hands down, one of the best biographies I've ever read ... maybe THE best. There's really not much more to say.

5/5 stars

I downloaded a book about Marilyn Monroe to read next, but I'm a couple of chapters in and it's boring me to tears, so I may give up on it and see what else the library has to offer.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:15 PM   #1708
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Book #9 - Under the Dome by Stephen King - That was a pretty long book. It seems like it's been forever since I posted an update here. Anyway, I loved it. It was disturbing at times. I felt the language was more crude than the story required. In spite of that, I was entertained from cover to cover. I even liked the ending. It wasn't incredibly philosophical but it was appropriate considering the story. It's a disaster story. It's "The Towering Inferno" spread out horizontally. You read it because it's a thrill ride, not to become a more enlightened human being.

Next up - World War Z by Max Brooks - More mayhem and destruction! This should be a pretty quick read. I want to finish this one before the movie comes out and I need to get my reading goal back on track.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:00 AM   #1709
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I've been following this thread and I just finished the Maze Runner. Such a great book but makes me so sad with how it ended.
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I have no idea how they turned World War Z into a movie. That book jumped all over the place in terms of perspective and there was no real main character or story.
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