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Old 08-06-2013, 12:20 PM   #2056
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Nice! I have so many things on hold at the library. They ended up calling me 3 times last week for 3 different books!
I hate when they all come in at once like that! Although it does make me read faster!
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #2057
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Finished book #52- The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank

This was about a woman dealing with the fact that she is taken for granted by her husband & her husband's friends have divorced their wives for younger women. She hates having to spend time with these people & misses her friends (the ex-wives) while her husband doesn't find anything wrong w/what his friends have done. She decides she is tired of being treated like a housekeeper & finally takes charge of her own life. I did like this book & was really routing for her.

Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish-til death did them part-for tanned and toned young Barbie brides.
If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasnt painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les's world and push her to the edge. Shes had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he's doing her a favor by keeping her around. She's not going to waste another minute on people she doesn't care to know. Now, she's going to take some time for herself in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown.


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Old 08-06-2013, 08:04 PM   #2058
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41/50 - Sister by Rosamund Lipton

This was just okay for me. I really got into it at first, but grew to hate the narrative. It was written as a letter from one sister to another. There was a plot twist at the end also that I didn't care for.

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Old 08-06-2013, 08:17 PM   #2059
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #2060
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Book 28 of 30

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling

Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

Since I am almost at my goal I would like to increase it to 45 books please.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:26 PM   #2061
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Book #61 The Family by Mario Puzo
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:08 PM   #2062
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Book 28 of 30

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling

Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

Since I am almost at my goal I would like to increase it to 45 books please.
So what did you think of the book? I really didn't like "Casual Vacancy", so I'm wondering about this one.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:22 PM   #2063
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So what did you think of the book? I really didn't like "Casual Vacancy", so I'm wondering about this one.
Honestly I didn’t care that much for Casual Vacancy also, I enjoyed this book it was a fun read.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #2064
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I was ahead. Now I'm behind.

I am in a slump AGAIN. I have started like four different books only to stop after like two chapters because I just can't get into them!

This happens every time I start a new one.

I honestly think it's because I have too much to choose from on my Kindle(first world problems I know haha!).
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:35 AM   #2065
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I was ahead. Now I'm behind.

I am in a slump AGAIN. I have started like four different books only to stop after like two chapters because I just can't get into them!

This happens every time I start a new one.

I honestly think it's because I have too much to choose from on my Kindle(first world problems I know haha!).
I have that exact same problem. Four times I've started 'Gone Girl' and had to stop because I can't get into it.

I am currently reading books by Cathy Glass, about children who she has fostered over the years. Each book is a different child's story, told from Cathy's perspective. They are harrowing but easy reading at the same time, if that makes sense.

I figure I'll try again with gone Girl when I'm on vacation and have more time just to sit and read.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:48 AM   #2066
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#67 down and done.

The Family Way by Rhys Bowen. Molly Murphy, now Molly Sullivan, has "retired" from her job as a private investigator, due to her marriage to police Capt. Daniel Sullivan and the impending birth of their first child.

But a trip to the Post Office brings a letter from Ireland addressed to her old detective agency asking for help in locating a missing Irish serving maid. Despite her promise to Daniel, Molly does a little investigating. She doesn't find out anything about the missing maid (although she will later learn the girl's fate), but she does learn that five babies have been kidnapped in the past month! Her impending motherhood makes it impossible for Molly to ignore these missing children, but what she uncovers will lead her on a terrifying journey through all levels of 1905 New York society, putting her life and that of her baby in danger.

I love Rhys Bowen! She also writes the Royal Spyness mysteries and the Constable Evans mysteries. If you're looking for a new mystery author, I highly recommend Rhys Bowen.

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Old 08-08-2013, 08:19 AM   #2067
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So what did you think of the book? I really didn't like "Casual Vacancy", so I'm wondering about this one.
I recently finished 'Cuckoo's Calling' (didn't read Casual Vacancy) and I liked it although I think the ending stretched the boundaries of believability a bit. I'm very analytical, though, so take that for what it is worth. Also, I guessed who did it early on and that spoiled it a bit for me. All in all an enjoyable read, though.

I've just started 'Believing The Lie' by Elizabeth George. The reviews were not that great, but we'll see.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:53 AM   #2068
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19 - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini - His first two books are two of my favorites! This one did not pack the emotional punch for me, but I still liked it a lot. I think it has about 7 stories, numerous characters, and different time periods throughout. This is not a quick easy read. I think it is very well written although a couple of the stories are left hanging. Like his other books, it makes me want to help Afghanistan. The first story (and the one he ends on) was my favorite. In a way, all the stories intersect, but I would probably need to reread it and plot it on paper to figure out all the intersections. That sounds too much like high school!

20 - Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller - This was for a Christian book club I do every summer. It was pretty good - more like a memoir.

21 - The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty - This was reviewed in People magazine so I got it for my road trip to Chicago. I would give it 4/5 because I didn't love the ending. This book could be described as an easy beach read but it has some interesting questions to think about. It begins with a wife finding a letter from her husband to be opened when he dies. Should she open it when he is still very much alive? It has three stories going on and how they all intersect. The second story is about a wife finding out her husband and cousin are in love, and the third story is a woman dealing with her daughter's death.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:21 AM   #2069
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#67 down and done.

The Family Way by Rhys Bowen. Molly Murphy, now Molly Sullivan, has "retired" from her job as a private investigator, due to her marriage to police Capt. Daniel Sullivan and the impending birth of their first child.

But a trip to the Post Office brings a letter from Ireland addressed to her old detective agency asking for help in locating a missing Irish serving maid. Despite her promise to Daniel, Molly does a little investigating. She doesn't find out anything about the missing maid (although she will later learn the girl's fate), but she does learn that five babies have been kidnapped in the past month! Her impending motherhood makes it impossible for Molly to ignore these missing children, but what she uncovers will lead her on a terrifying journey through all levels of 1905 New York society, putting her life and that of her baby in danger.

I love Rhys Bowen! She also writes the Royal Spyness mysteries and the Constable Evans mysteries. If you're looking for a new mystery author, I highly recommend Rhys Bowen.

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Is Rhys Bowen cozy mystery, or true mystery. I like cozies, and I thought I'd heard of her there. If so, I may add her to my "to read" list.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #2070
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I just started Kingdom Keepers.

I'm actually kind of into it!
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