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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 12:35 PM, July 10th (Tuesday)

OMG, just finished this book. Sadly. I did NOT want it to end. Abraham Verghese is such an excellent writer, I ate every word on every page.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


Posts: 7180 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Toronto, Canada
aesir
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Default  Posted: 12:46 PM, July 10th (Tuesday)

I read somewhere that finishing a good book is almost like losing a friend.

A much more eloquent way of describing something I felt a couple of times when I was reading regularly.


Your mileage may vary... in accordance with the prophecy.

Do not back up. Severe tire damage.


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 3:11 PM, July 10th (Tuesday)

aesir, these days I have decided I'm too old to waste my precious reading time on bad books! So....if I don't care for the first chapter, I don't bother with the rest.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


Posts: 7180 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Toronto, Canada
Lovedyoumore
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Default  Posted: 5:00 PM, July 10th (Tuesday)

My book club read this book. It was a really good read. I got a little frustrated with some of the characters, but enjoyed it so much. I was reading this during my WH affair.


Me 52
WH 52
Married 30+ years
Together trying to R

I tell people I am tired but really my heart is broken and I am sad.


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tryingagain74
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Default  Posted: 10:58 PM, July 10th (Tuesday)

This is on my list of must reads. So glad you loved it! I'm looking forward to it.


BS (Me) 39
Happily liberated!
Two DS and One DD
It matters not how strait the gate,/How charged with punishments the scroll./I am the master of my fate:/I am the captain of my soul.--"Invictus," William Ernest Henley

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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 9:29 AM, July 12th (Thursday)

lovedyoumore, when we get frustrated with characters, I guess that means we are gettng very involved in the story? I can recall older ladies getting upset with the behaviour of their favourite soap characters!


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


Posts: 7180 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Toronto, Canada
Jpapageorge
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Default  Posted: 8:13 PM, July 12th (Thursday)

I actually just finished Cutting two weeks ago, Fantastic book.

I found I was also frustrated with charaters which, I assume, was because I was really involved with the story and the characters were "real" and thus fallable and human.

Highly reccommended.


"Either get busy livin' or get busy dyin'." (and I prefer to live)
"Shame on me for kissing you with my eyes closed."
Spectemur agendo.
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