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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.


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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.


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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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