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by Sílvia
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March books!
Replies: 10
Views: 128

Re: March books!

Ro, I've heard the same about Louise Penny. That seems like too much work for a genre I'm not even crazy about. My only complaint is he uses some big words that I have to look up using the dictionary feature on my Kindle. Thank goodness for the dictionary feature! Welcome to my world! Reading in my ...
by Sílvia
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March books!
Replies: 10
Views: 128

Re: March books!

I finished Recursion several days ago. It was good, but a bit too confusing. I had to go look at those questions people post on goodreads to see if I'd understood it right! Then I started The Plague by Albert Camus because it seemed fitting. I got to the 20% mark and stopped. It was too dry, I didn'...
by Sílvia
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March books!
Replies: 10
Views: 128

Re: March books!

I finished the Louise Penny. It was entertaining enough, not great. I might pick up the next in the series at some point.

Then I started Recursion by Blake Crouch. I hope it's as much a page turner as Dark Matter (highly recommended, if you guys haven't read it.)
by Sílvia
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February!
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: February!

Funny, the Brazilian Amazon says the Lori Lansens book hasn't been realeased yet, but the US one has it already, even on kindle. BR Amazon usually has everything the US one has. Weird. I'll wait and see, but I can always buy from the US one. Finished The Nanny. Loved it! It was not super mysterious,...
by Sílvia
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February!
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: February!

Marian Keyes's The Break? I loved it!
by Sílvia
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February!
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: February!

Lori Lansens has a new book out? Finished Behind Closed Doors. I don't know if you saw on goodreads, but I did like it, Spudd! Here's what I wrote on GR: 3.5 maybe? Cons: 1) highly implausible, you should suspend disbelief pretty much from page one. 2) I wish I'd been warned about some of the horrib...
by Sílvia
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February!
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: February!

Finished For Better and Worse. Loved it! It was fast-paced and believable! Which is my main problem with thrillers these days. Most of them are so ridiculously far-fetched. But this? I could totally see it happening. Then I started Behind Close Doors after Spudd's glorious review. If I like it, the ...
by Sílvia
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February!
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: February!

I gave up on To Say Nothing of the Dog. If you haven't seen what I wrote on goodreads, I thought it was funny and well-written, but overly long. It would have worked as a novella. I think I have abandoned more books than I've finished this year :angrywife I blame my lack of patience in my old age. W...
by Sílvia
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Jan 2020, anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Jan 2020, anyone?

I checked, you gave it 3 stars. I started it yesterday, it was ok.
by Sílvia
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Jan 2020, anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Jan 2020, anyone?

OMG, the time travel book was utter crap. And I love it that I can come here and say that. I'd feel too exposed saying that on goodreads. All it had was a good premise, which was probably a rip-off of Connie Willis's much better To Say Nothing of the Dog, which I have now started. I'm only on page 6...
by Sílvia
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Jan 2020, anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Jan 2020, anyone?

Finished Pretending to Dance. It was ok. I didn't dread picking it up, but I was also not dying to finish it. The very definition of "ok". Then I started this: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29661618-just-one-damned-thing-after-another?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=hsbaSh698h&rank=1 . Not my usual ...
by Sílvia
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Jan 2020, anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Jan 2020, anyone?

Spudd, yeah, if it's not super memorable I might not immediately remember what I'm reading. And let's face it, most books are not super memorable. I finished Fish in a Tree. It was more childish than I expected, but cute. Ugh, I forgot to tell Leo to read it yesterday when he finished what he was re...
by Sílvia
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Jan 2020, anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Jan 2020, anyone?

I returned A Summer Affair to the store. It was kinda boring, then there was a page missing, so I gave it up . It was not worth contacting the store about that.

Then I started Fish in a Tree, a middle grade novel about a dyslexic girl in 6th grade. I like it so far. I love stories about awkward kids.
by Sílvia
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: December: what are you reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: December: what are you reading?

The House of New Beginnings ended up way too sugary and predictable.

Now I have A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand. I hope it fits my criteria of "light, but not stupid". I've read 6 of her books, loved 3, didn't love 3.
by Sílvia
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: December: what are you reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: December: what are you reading?

I thought Everything I Never Told You was well-written but slow. Let us know.

I'm reading The House of New Beginnings by Lucy Diamond. It's a very easy, predictable, relaxing read, but I'm more absorbed in the character's lives than I thought I'd be.
by Sílvia
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: December: what are you reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: December: what are you reading?

Blush, you haven't been lucky with your resort books, uh?

Finished A Long Petal of the Sea. Loved it. Almost as much as The House of the Spirits, her first and still my favorite.

Not sure what's next. I'm in the mood for something very light and chick-lit-y.
by Sílvia
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: December: what are you reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: December: what are you reading?

I received my copy of the new Isabel Allende yesterday so I started it. I hate the fact that her books don't have an electronic version in Portuguese, so I have to buy them in paper. The print is so tiny! Ah, it's called A Long Petal of the Sea.
by Sílvia
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: December: what are you reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: December: what are you reading?

I returned Where the Crawdads Sing at the 45% mark. Found it painfully boring. At first I intended to finish it even though I wasn't enjoying it because everyone said the second half is completely different, but I decided life's too short and I could just read spoilers on goodreads if I wanted to kn...
by Sílvia
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: December: what are you reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: December: what are you reading?

Finished Sycamore Row. Loved it too! I'd forgotten how engrossing John Grisham can be. Today I'm going to have a look at the sample of Where the Crawdads Sing. I think the blurb sounds super boring, but I'm tired of seeing this book pop up in my goodreads feed with EVERYONE saying it's the best book...
by Sílvia
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: December: what are you reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: December: what are you reading?

Finished A Time to Kill. Loved it. There was a lot of backstory on several characters, but I enjoyed all of it. I also watched the movie over the weekend and I don't think I'd seen it before :headscratch Now I'm reading what they call its sequel, Sycamore Row. It's not really a sequel, it's just set...