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twinmama
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Default  Posted: 1:40 PM, June 11th (Monday)

Any one read Water for Elephants? I have the movie dvr'd but wanted to read the book first....is it any good? I am going on vaca soon and was wondering if it is a vacation type read. Thanks.


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Lucky2HaveMe
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Default  Posted: 1:48 PM, June 11th (Monday)

The book is AWESOME! And the movie doesnt do it justice.


Indian wisdom says our lives are rivers. We are born somewhere small and quiet and we move toward a place we cannot see, but only imagine. From Tending Roses

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twinmama
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Default  Posted: 2:00 PM, June 11th (Monday)

Thanks Lucky...I only dvr'd the movie for Robert Pattinson Just wanted to see his acting outside of Edward!!


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Catwoman
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Default  Posted: 2:12 PM, June 11th (Monday)

Loved it! Highly recommend it!

Cat


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InnerLight
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Default  Posted: 9:41 AM, June 12th (Tuesday)

Enjoyable. Well-written. Good full dimensional interesting characters. Adventurous. Fun.


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deedug
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Default  Posted: 9:41 AM, June 13th (Wednesday)

the book was amazing. I couldn't put it down


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need_hope
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Default  Posted: 9:19 AM, June 14th (Thursday)

I'm just starting it now. Sounds like I made a good choice!


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osca
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Default  Posted: 2:56 AM, June 15th (Friday)

Yup. Great book. did not like the movie, but that's usually the case for me!

Enjoy, I devoured it!


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twinmama
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Default  Posted: 9:57 PM, June 29th (Friday)

This was a good, easy vacation book. I watched the movie but had to fast forward the sex scene....hit too close to home even though her husband was an a hole it was still an affair. The book didn't bother me though.


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Lucky2HaveMe
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Default  Posted: 4:26 PM, July 1st (Sunday)

Just adding the note for those that may still be triggery, there is infidelity that plays a big part in the story.


Indian wisdom says our lives are rivers. We are born somewhere small and quiet and we move toward a place we cannot see, but only imagine. From Tending Roses

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teach5
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Default  Posted: 6:36 PM, July 1st (Sunday)

Riding Lessons, by the same author is also excellent-laugh out loud funny in spots!

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EasyDoesIt
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Default  Posted: 7:25 PM, October 19th (Saturday)

Riding Lessons is good, Water for Elephants is good.

If you want a PHENOMENAL series, get The Outlander (by Diana Gabaldon). That's the first one of the series and it is just unreal. http://www.dianagabaldon.com/books/outlander-series/


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