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neverendinghurt
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Default  Posted: 12:44 AM, November 2nd (Friday)

Anyone else read it?


The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
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Hope24
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Default  Posted: 2:28 AM, November 2nd (Friday)

Not yet, but I''m dying to! What did you think?


She packed up her potential and all she had learned and headed out to change a few things.

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neverendinghurt
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Default  Posted: 10:30 PM, November 2nd (Friday)

It could be triggery for some people.

It isn't the best thing I have read but it's not the worse.

It's a bit like a bad soap.


The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
James M. Barrie

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Hope24
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Default  Posted: 3:45 AM, November 3rd (Saturday)

Infidelity doesn''t bother me but based on your review, it doesn''t sound very good. Thanks, NEH.


She packed up her potential and all she had learned and headed out to change a few things.

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Skye
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Default  Posted: 8:37 AM, November 3rd (Saturday)

I'm with Hope. Infidelity doesn't trigger me, but "bad soap"--think I'll skip it, too.

Am reading a very fun book called "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry." Suspect it has infidelity, but it is starting out delightfully.

NEH, takes place in England, so you may enjoy it even more than I am.


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metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 9:58 AM, November 3rd (Saturday)

I have not read this but my sister has. Her overall review was..."meh".

She said it wasn't bad.. wasn't good. Just sort of "meh".



“We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.”... Anais Nin

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Hope24
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Default  Posted: 10:27 AM, November 3rd (Saturday)

There are too many great books to settle for "meh".

And I should have said that infidelity doesn''t trigger me not that it doesn''t bother me. Sheesh.


She packed up her potential and all she had learned and headed out to change a few things.

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metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 11:36 AM, November 3rd (Saturday)

Agreed Hope.. and I was such a Potter fan that I know I will be unfair if I read it and expect magic and to be enthralled. Again, I shouldn't .. but I know I would.
Going to check out that other book Skye is recommending as I have learned over the years if Skye loves it.. I will too.



“We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.”... Anais Nin

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neverendinghurt
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Default  Posted: 12:33 PM, November 3rd (Saturday)

Skye, I posted about The Unlikely Pilgrmage a few weeks ago, I think the thread is on page two now. I think one other person has read it too.


The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
James M. Barrie

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neverendinghurt
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Default  Posted: 12:40 PM, November 3rd (Saturday)

It's a shame about A Casual Vacancy because the story did have potential.

A local parish councilor drops dead suddenly creating a "casual vacancy" on the parish council.

It could have been an interesting, funny book and she does have some interesting characters in the book, but somehow it just didn't work.


The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
James M. Barrie

Posts: 26043 | Registered: Aug 2007 | From: Seattle
neverendinghurt
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Default  Posted: 12:40 PM, November 3rd (Saturday)

I am currently reading "Call the Midwife" but I think I will start a new thread


The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
James M. Barrie

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Skye
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Default  Posted: 1:13 PM, November 3rd (Saturday)

Going to check out that other book Skye is recommending as I have learned over the years if Skye loves it.. I will too.

OMG, the pressure.


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metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 3:30 PM, November 3rd (Saturday)

No pressure! It's just that I have read many of the books you've recommended and always like them



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Hope24
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Default  Posted: 3:46 PM, November 3rd (Saturday)

Going to check out that other book Skye is recommending as I have learned over the years if Skye loves it.. I will too.

So funny you say that, Meta, because I tend to love the same books both you and Skye recommend. We need our own little book club.


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Skye
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Default  Posted: 8:14 AM, November 4th (Sunday)

Thanks, Hope and Meta. Let's try to keep up with the "what are you reading now thread" to keep each other up on our books.

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