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rachelc
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Default  Posted: 4:34 PM, July 10th (Thursday)

Mine? A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Really, I should be cleaning out closets but I'm reading this.... again.


his Dday: 2/10 but TT until 7/11
my Ddays: 1/12, 4/12 broken NC 12/12

me (WW/BS): 48
him: (BS/WH)52
4 kiddos in mid 20's

“Follow your intuition. Be smart, be brave. Tell the truth and don’t take any shit.”


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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 6:45 PM, July 10th (Thursday)

Dorothy Sayers' Peter Wimsey series for me. The Hobbit and the Ring trilogy or Jean Auel's stuff for my W.


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DDay - 12/2010
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devasted30
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Default  Posted: 7:37 PM, July 10th (Thursday)

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
I never tire of this book.


And remember Murphy is right. Nothing is so bad that it can't get worse!!!

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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 10:11 PM, July 10th (Thursday)

Poisonwood Bible is up there.

I'm currently re-reading a childhood favorite that I had forgotten about, after finding mention of it in my old diaries - Jacob Have I Loved. I remember why I loved it now, and oddly, it feels very familiar - like I've been living my dreams within it's pages for years now.

The Narnia books are like comfort food to me too. I left my copies in China with a friend when I moved, and then bought them on Kindle, and I have a separate folder just for them, and it's always near the top of the list from frequent access.


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momof1girl
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Default  Posted: 10:57 PM, July 10th (Thursday)

The Color Purple


D-Day: Oct. 1, 2013

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OW: 26, 1 child (not WH's)
Me: 34, BS
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BrokenButTrying
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Default  Posted: 1:14 AM, July 11th (Friday)

On Chesil Beach


Me - 27
Him - 27
Madhatters

My Ddays - Jan 2010 & 12/04/14
His Dday - 23/12/13

Chin up. Unwavering. Fight. I can do this.


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TheRealDeal
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Default  Posted: 7:50 AM, July 11th (Friday)

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

I've lost track how often I've read it but it's at least 20+


Me: 45, him: 54
together 18 years
DDay1 March 2013, Dday2 April 27, 2013, Dday3 June 1, 2013
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Posts: 256 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: Northeast
GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 9:19 AM, July 11th (Friday)

I can't choose one.
I re-read each of these every year (sometimes more):

Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
Roots by Alex Haley
Outlander series by Dianna Gabaldon
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett


Me - 42
SorryInSac (STBX WH#2) - 47. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - Done

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WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW) - Legally married 18yrs

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pizzalover
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Default  Posted: 1:18 PM, July 12th (Saturday)

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Edited for spelling

[This message edited by pizzalover at 7:49 PM, July 12th (Saturday)]


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2 Furrbabies - sweet cats

Met - 8/13/99
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Engaged - 6/5/09
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D-Day - 1/24/13
Affair started 5/09


Posts: 517 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: Pennsylvania
Lucky2HaveMe
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Default  Posted: 7:42 PM, July 12th (Saturday)

I'm not really one to read books over and over, but I do have 2 that I can read often:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Tending Roses


Love isn't what you say, it's what you do.

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rachelc
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Default  Posted: 7:44 PM, July 12th (Saturday)

I'm trying to find a copy of the Shell Seekers and having trouble. Bookstore I guess..,


his Dday: 2/10 but TT until 7/11
my Ddays: 1/12, 4/12 broken NC 12/12

me (WW/BS): 48
him: (BS/WH)52
4 kiddos in mid 20's

“Follow your intuition. Be smart, be brave. Tell the truth and don’t take any shit.”


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devasted30
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Default  Posted: 10:14 AM, July 13th (Sunday)

Rachelc - try amazon. They have it.


And remember Murphy is right. Nothing is so bad that it can't get worse!!!

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Guinness23
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Default  Posted: 1:37 PM, July 13th (Sunday)

"Devil in the White City"

Dean R. Koontz "Lightning"

Nora Roberts "Genuine Lies"


Me 47
ExH 43
Divorced 2010

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Posts: 689 | Registered: Mar 2014 | From: Indiana
inconnu
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Default  Posted: 3:42 PM, July 13th (Sunday)

I re-read a lot, but I go by author, not necessarily favorite book. And it all depends on what kind of mood I'm in.


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

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Like you're less than, less than perfect


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rachelc
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Default  Posted: 4:51 PM, July 13th (Sunday)

Yeah but I don't wanna wait. And I hate reading on a kindle...
Searching for bookstore tomorrow...


his Dday: 2/10 but TT until 7/11
my Ddays: 1/12, 4/12 broken NC 12/12

me (WW/BS): 48
him: (BS/WH)52
4 kiddos in mid 20's

“Follow your intuition. Be smart, be brave. Tell the truth and don’t take any shit.”


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homewrecked2011
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Default  Posted: 6:15 PM, July 13th (Sunday)

"Why Men Love Bitches",, the guide to holding your own in a relationship. I'm not ready to date, but this book has be back to thinking correctly when it comes to men...How to not go overboard with them right away, and let them pursue me, not the other way around. It's a funny book and I've read it several times. I always end up laughing at how I did everything wrong when dating WS, and how to really tell if a man is seriously flawed BEFORE getting into bed or into love with him...


Keep Calm and Happy On!

me BS 52
him - 46
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children - ds15 ds12
d-day 12-19-11
I gave a 24hour ultimatum then went to attorney next day
Divorce filed


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HoldingTogether
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Default  Posted: 9:00 PM, July 13th (Sunday)

Think I've read The Lord of the Rings trilogy about 9 times all told.

I gotta second "A Prayer for Owen Meany" great every time through.

"Hocus Pocus",by Kurt Vomnegut is amazing just to read in wonder at the games he plays with language and time in that story.

"High Fidelity" by Nick Hornby because that book knew more about how I as a man thought than I even consciously knew before I read it.

That last sentence didn't make sense did it?
Lol

HT


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Her:FWW40(Walkinoneggshellz)
2 Beautiful little girls 13&10
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gypsybird87
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Default  Posted: 1:08 PM, July 14th (Monday)

I'm currently re-reading a childhood favorite that I had forgotten about, after finding mention of it in my old diaries - Jacob Have I Loved.

I also had this book as a child and loved it! I haven't thought about it in years. I still have many of my early books but this one is gone. I'll have to see if I can find it somewhere.

I re-read a lot but here are some favorites:

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Mummy by Anne Rice

and my all time favorite and read many, many times:
River God by Wilbur Smith

If you have any interest in ancient Egypt, I cannot recommend this book enough. Its sequel The Seventh Scroll is also terrific.


Me: Enjoying life
Him: Someone else's problem

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ~ Anais Nin


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 1:41 PM, July 14th (Monday)

Outlander Series- Diana Gabaldon
Harry Potter Series- Rowling

Can't think of anything else that has impressed me enough to re-read.

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Hmmm. I see this mentioned a fair amount. I'm wondering if I should give in and finally read it.


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rachelc
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Default  Posted: 6:52 PM, July 14th (Monday)

Eye of the Needle still my favorite Follett


his Dday: 2/10 but TT until 7/11
my Ddays: 1/12, 4/12 broken NC 12/12

me (WW/BS): 48
him: (BS/WH)52
4 kiddos in mid 20's

“Follow your intuition. Be smart, be brave. Tell the truth and don’t take any shit.”


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PricklePatch
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Default  Posted: 7:36 PM, July 14th (Monday)

I feel silly, I reread favorite romances. When I was a child I escaped into reading to stay calm. My mother learned to shove a book at me to have me cope. My go to calm book is ransom by Julie Harwood. My other faves are just the sexiest my alive by Julie James. My latest is lady luck by Kristin Higgins.


Otherwise I love James Patterson serial killer books and the Jack Ryan hooks. What a contrast serial killers and romance.

Not to be forgotten is early Steven king.


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frigidfire86
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Default  Posted: 4:23 PM, July 17th (Thursday)

Anything by Terry Goodkind. I've read all of his books a couple dozen times. They're amazing!


Me: 28
Him: 29
Married 8 years
Daughter, 7 yrs old
D-Day: 05/08/2011

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looking forward
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Default  Posted: 7:52 PM, July 17th (Thursday)

All Agatha Christie mysteries!
I have a complete library of her books. I began collecting when I was 12....that was 51 years ago!


Memory and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow.
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ISPIFFD
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Default  Posted: 8:15 PM, July 17th (Thursday)

Romantic - the Poldark Saga by Winston Graham

Historical fiction - Hawaii by James Michener

Sci-Fi - the Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny

Kid - the Dr. Dolittle Series by Hugh Lofting


Me: BW (55)
Him: WH (62)
7/14/11 - Divorced

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meaniemouse
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Default  Posted: 11:09 PM, July 17th (Thursday)

Gone With the Wind
The Thorn Birds
To Kill A Mockingbird


Act as if what you do matters. It does. William James

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jjct
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Default  Posted: 7:16 AM, July 18th (Friday)

<<<fanboi of *strong gurl* fantasy:

The Deed of Paksenarrion

HT - I understood it!


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idiot85
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Default  Posted: 8:34 AM, July 18th (Friday)

'Started Early, Took my Dog' by Kate Atkinson- actually all her books... Good thriller-y types

Also Stieg Larsson Trilogy

And The Gingerbread House

And 'Filth' by Irvine Welsh

They're all good reads


BH-29 (me)
WW-28

Multi famam, conscientiam, pauci verentur.


Posts: 575 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: Old Blighty
GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 11:14 AM, July 18th (Friday)

Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

and my all time favorite and read many, many times:
River God by Wilbur Smith

If you have any interest in ancient Egypt, I cannot recommend this book enough. Its sequel The Seventh Scroll is also terrific.


OMG Gypsy, how did I forget "Mists" and the "River God" series?!!
LOVE those books!!!


Me - 42
SorryInSac (STBX WH#2) - 47. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - Done

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids - 4 dogs, 2 cats

WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW) - Legally married 18yrs

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betrayedpregnant
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Default  Posted: 3:14 AM, July 19th (Saturday)

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

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LovesLaboursLost
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Default  Posted: 8:26 AM, July 19th (Saturday)

Anything by Stephen King.
And Gone With The Wind. The relationship stuff resonates much more as an adult (I read it for the first time when I was 10). Scarlett needed IC DESPERATELY.
For chick lit that's well written, Marian Keyes.
Oh, and the In Death series by JD Robb (Nora Roberts).

[This message edited by LovesLaboursLost at 8:27 AM, July 19th (Saturday)]


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RidingHealingRd
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Default  Posted: 9:16 PM, July 19th (Saturday)

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch


ME: 54 BS
HIM: 61 WH
Married: 28 years
D'Day: 10/29/10
in R 4 years and it's working but he is putting 200% into it (as he should) to make it right again.

The truth hurts, but I have never seen it cause the pain that lies do.


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LA44
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Default  Posted: 10:30 PM, July 19th (Saturday)

Last Lecture was beautiful.

I did not think I would like Pillars/Earth but... LOVED IT! Poisonwood Bible - every sentence is beautiful.

I am going home to We are Water by Wally Lamb. His book, I Know this much is True was incredible.

Dad bought me, A Tree Grows Brooklyn....a treasure!


Me: 44
He: 47 WH
Married: 15 years
D Day: December 2012
Affair: Fall 2009 - Dec. 2011
R is not linear

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scaredyKat
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Default  Posted: 10:50 PM, July 20th (Sunday)

Another vote for The Mysts of Avalon...


Me-BS-60
HIM-SAFWH-63
Damn autocorrect is responsible for the silly errors, sorry!

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Shero
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Default  Posted: 5:00 PM, July 21st (Monday)

Nonfiction: all of Malcolm Gladwell's and David Sedaris', The Bitch in the House and The Bastard on the Couch, Outliving Your Ovaries, The Wisdom of Menopause, The Miracle of Bioidentical Hormones, Hedges (most of it)

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Default  Posted: 12:58 PM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

The Outlander series. I don't even know how many times I have reread this series there are 8 books now, and the TV series is being released in August on Starz.


Me - BW 40
Him - FWH 39
Her - MOW 47 Fat Assed Toothless Man Faced Whore!!!

DD#1 July 28, 2010 Admitted to EA. A went underground.
DD#2 August 19,2010 Admitted PA


Posts: 1007 | Registered: Aug 2010 | From: Michigan
SoLostStillNumb
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Default  Posted: 1:01 AM, August 21st (Thursday)

Anyone a Jane Austen fan?

I can never get enough of Pride and Prejudice or any of her other novels. I also love reading continuing stories that other authors have done with the same characters. Mr. Darcy's Daughters, Death Comes to Pemberley, etc.

I'm the same with all the movies. Play. Repeat. Play. Though after DDay I'm having a hard time with love...

[This message edited by SoLostStillNumb at 1:03 AM, August 21st (Thursday)]


Me: BS 26 Him: WH 27
Married: 5 years, together 7. No kids.
DDay: 6/3/14 and TT till 9/5/14
Separated, headed for divorce
Trying to accept this nightmare is real every morning.
Hold on, this will hurt more than anything has before

Posts: 224 | Registered: Jul 2014 | From: VA
happenedtome
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Default  Posted: 6:29 AM, August 21st (Thursday)

Anything by Wallace Stegner or Russell Banks.

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undertherug
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Default  Posted: 7:37 PM, August 21st (Thursday)

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. I saw him at a book signing and he autographed my copy. They had just cast the mini-series and I told him I could not see Robert Duval as Gus. I was wrong.

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Default  Posted: 7:56 PM, August 21st (Thursday)

The Power of One (They made a dreadful movie out of it!)

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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 2:51 PM, August 28th (Thursday)

Janet Ivonovich's books, those are always fun.

Unbroken, I've read it too many times to count.

The Stand - Once every 10 years or so.

Then when the kids read some of the classics for school I will read them too so we can discuss...
To Kill a Mockingbird
Catcher in the Rye
The Giver
Lord of the Flies
Gatsby


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

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