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by Sílvia
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: December: what are you reading?
Replies: 3
Views: 19

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...
by Sílvia
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: November: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: November: what are you reading?

Yay, glad you enjoyed All We Ever Wanted, Spudd. I thought it was super gripping, too. And I love the fact that she researched before writing about a Brazilian character. She didn't write anything stupid! So is Always and Forever the last book in that trilogy? I suppose you enjoyed the previous 2 bo...
by Sílvia
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: November: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: November: what are you reading?

Finished The Shadows We Hide. I enjoyed it, too. Will definitely read more by the author.

Now I'm reading A Time To Kill by John Grisham. I think I saw the movie back in the 90s, but don't remember much. Anyway, I'm hooked already.
by Sílvia
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: November: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: November: what are you reading?

I finished the Lesley Pearse! :yay It only took me 3 weeks. It was SUCH a soap opera! Now I don't really mind that so much (God knows I love me some Diane Chamberlain), but the writing was awful. It felt like it had been written by a child in some points. I'm reading The Shadows We Hide, the sequel ...
by Sílvia
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: November: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: November: what are you reading?

Ooh, I loved All We Ever Wanted, Spudd!
by Sílvia
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: November: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: November: what are you reading?

Blush, I've had the sample of For Better and Worse on my kindle for some time. It looks good and it's cheap (like 2 US dollars). I'm glad you liked it! I finished The Life We Bury yesterday. It was a very gripping read for me. Not life-changing, but a very nice read. I loved the main character and f...
by Sílvia
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: November: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: November: what are you reading?

Read Lady Windermere's fan also by Oscar Wilde, also great. Then I started The Life We Bury and I'm enjoying it. It's short and gripping. Decided not to give up on the Lesley Pearse. The writing is super uninspired and the plot is a huge soap opera, but I like the historical aspects and did I mentio...
by Sílvia
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: November: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: November: what are you reading?

Omg, the Lesley Pearse is so boring! Well, not so much boring as formulaic. Horrible things happen to main character, one after the other, but you know she's supposed to have a happy ending. I'm only still reading it because I missed the last day to return it to Amazon, and it wasn't cheap. But I th...
by Sílvia
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: November: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: November: what are you reading?

Yeah, she seems pretty formulaic, but maybe a formula I'll enjoy. I haven't picked it up much actually, I've been more in the mood for TV.
by Sílvia
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: November: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: November: what are you reading?

Finished It's not Me, it's You by Mhairi McFarlane. It was way too long and I got bored along the way. Don't You Forget About Me was much better.

Then I started Hope by Lesley Pearse. It seems filled with action. Blush, you've read some of her books, haven't you? Thoughts?
by Sílvia
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: October: What are you reading?
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: October: What are you reading?

Finished Don't You Forget About Me and loved it. Now reading It's Not Me, It's You by the same author and not loving it.
by Sílvia
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: October: What are you reading?
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: October: What are you reading?

Together had a ridiculously soap opera-ish conclusion. I suspected it from the start, but thought that was certainly not where it was headed, right? Wrong! Ugh. Now I'm reading and thoroughly enjoying Don't You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane (did you know that name's pronounced Vah-ree??) Only ...
by Sílvia
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: October: What are you reading?
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: October: What are you reading?

Anyone read The Secret History by Donna Tartt? It's long but supposed to be a good one for fall. I read it a million years ago, when it came out. I think it was 1995 or so. I remember very little, but I do remember I enjoyed it. I think it's a bit of a slow burner and more character than plot-driven.
by Sílvia
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: October: What are you reading?
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: October: What are you reading?

I didn't play much last month, either. Mostly because I was reading a bunch of Brazilians that haven't been translated into English. I also read Behold the Dreamers and was utterly unimpressed. Now I have Together by Julie Cohen: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30046912-together . Several review...
by Sílvia
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: September: what are you reading?
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: September: what are you reading?

I loved The Invisible Life, no idea how well it translated into English since there's so much Brazilianness to it, but I highly recommend it.

Now I'm reading another Brazilian, this one a WW2 drama not translated into other languages.
by Sílvia
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: September: what are you reading?
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: September: what are you reading?

Finished Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf. It was very gripping, as usual.

Now I'm reading a Brazilian, The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/333 ... ice-gusmao
by Sílvia
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: August: what are you reading?

Spudd, I could maybe stomach it, but up to the point I read, I was starting to get bored. Yeah, I get it, everything's bleak. Now what happens? Is there a plot? I put it aside for now. Ro, agree on Vox. Interesting promise, sucky execution. I read It Ends With Us, too, but just because I had to know...
by Sílvia
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: August: what are you reading?

I loved Then She Was Gone! It was a bit predictable, but good anyway. Now that takes talent! Finished Vox. Utterly unimpressed. I started a Brazilian dystopia written in 1981 about a future in which the Amazon has turned into a desert, the heat is unbearable and the air is unbreathable :? Timely, bu...
by Sílvia
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: August: what are you reading?

Ok, gorgeous edition but soooo not for me. Started Vox by Christina Dalcher.
by Sílvia
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: August: what are you reading?

I finished Close Enough to Touch. It was sweet and predictable. Then I read Flowers for Algernon, which I'd always dreaded reading because I thought it would be so sad. Well, it is. But it's fantastic. Read it if you haven't. Now I have Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde. I've never read one of...