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by Sílvia
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: July!
Replies: 1
Views: 7

July!

I'm proud to report I'm on page 635 of Pillars of the Earth. It's still only 59% of the whole thing, though. Now I'm finally at a point where I'm enjoying it more. I might actually stop picking up other stuff to read at the same time. Speaking of which, I'm also reading Coraline by Neil Gaiman. His ...
by Sílvia
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June!
Replies: 17
Views: 188

Re: June!

Actually 3, because I'd call what we wrote in school something else :lol "Ensaio" sounds more academic and more professional, not something a kid would write. But yeah, languages are funny. Sometimes we have 2 or 3 words to say something where you have only 1 in English, other times it's the other w...
by Sílvia
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June!
Replies: 17
Views: 188

Re: June!

Thanks, Spudd. Yeah, that's what I thought after I posted, that maybe you just called them essays. We have 2 different words in Portuguese where you have only one, then. What we call "ensaio" in Portuguese is defined as a text that expresses the writer's ideas, opinions, criticisms, etc. about a cer...
by Sílvia
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June!
Replies: 17
Views: 188

Re: June!

Hmm...kayley wasn't sure what to call them either. Here's a definition I found of what I mean: "it's a kind of short narrative text, usually written for media vehicles such as newspapers, magazines, etc. Besides being short, the "crônica" (Portuguese term) has a short life span, that is, they talk a...
by Sílvia
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June!
Replies: 17
Views: 188

Re: June!

Ok, the reread of Pillars is not going well at all. I'm just...not enjoying it much, and I'm baffled. How could I have loved it the first time and not enjoy it at all this time? It's so weird. And it's not like I read it as a teen or something, I read it only 10 years ago. The funny thing is my mom ...
by Sílvia
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June!
Replies: 17
Views: 188

Re: June!

Blush, that book has the same premise as Still Alice, have you read that? I loved it, and I love Sally Hepworth, but I'm not sure I'd want to read another book with that premise. I read Lou in Lockdown, a short story that's a mini-sequel to the Still Me by Jojo Moyes. It's free on the publisher's we...
by Sílvia
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June!
Replies: 17
Views: 188

June!

Come on, people, it's the 9th! I gave up on both books I was reading last week. Ugh. I hate when that happens. Cathedral of the Sea had all the right ingredients, but it was dry and boring. And way too violent. I know, it's the Middle Ages, but give me a little hope in the middle of all the horrible...
by Sílvia
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May!
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: May!

Cool, thanks!
by Sílvia
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May!
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: May!

Glad you're enjoying the series, Spudd! So can I skip To Say Nothing and go straight to Blackout?

I couldn't stomach the Nora Roberts. Reread What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty instead. Now I'm reading The Cathedral of the Sea and Me Without You by Kelly Rimmer, which was free.
by Sílvia
Tue May 19, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May!
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: May!

Spudd, I'm glad you enjoyed To Say Nothing... I thought she was trying to stretch the joke too much and didn't want to spend 500 pages on it, but I might change my mind one day. Let us know what you think of Blackout. I finished Hunger Games. It was enjoyable, I was involved in the world she created...
by Sílvia
Tue May 12, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May!
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: May!

I finished The Air You Breathe. Didn't like it much. I liked the atmosphere, but the story was painfully predictable and never gripped me. Then yesterday I read We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda I can't spell her other names. It was very good and accessible and should be required reading at s...
by Sílvia
Tue May 05, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May!
Replies: 14
Views: 434

May!

I read The Mist by Stephen King. I think it qualifies as a novella. It was gripping, but I wasn't a fan of the ending. Apparently there's a movie with a much better ending. I bought 2 books that had been on my list for a while, both for US$4.60 on kindle: The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Pee...
by Sílvia
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April books
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: April books

Ro, I haven't read that one, but I know people love it. I might give it a try, thanks. So I did end up enjoying The Shining after all. Huh. Who would have guessed? This was my THIRD attempt. I found the beginning super boring, maybe because I've seen the movie twice. But it does pick up after 40-45%...
by Sílvia
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April books
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: April books

It was good and the author reminded me a bit of Liane Moriarty.
Right? :D She's not as good, but similar style!

Yeah, I do remember finding that book super cheesy, even if I don't remember anything about it. What else is new?
by Sílvia
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April books
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: April books

Ah, ok. Behind Closed Doors, maybe?

I might have a look at the first Hunger Games when Leo's done. Thanks.
by Sílvia
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April books
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: April books

That one I recommended recently and I know you read it right afterwards, Which one was that? I've been thinking about rereading Pillars. I read it 10 years ago. Leo started Hunger Games a couple of days ago. So it's fun for adults too? The Martian and The Road I've tried, but couldn't get into, but...
by Sílvia
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April books
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: April books

I decided to skip the second book in that series and read the third, which picks up where the first one left off. It was still very gripping, but not as powerful as the first one. I started reading the 4th and last one, but it didn't grip me, plus these books are kind of expensive for such short boo...
by Sílvia
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April books
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: April books

Let me know how you like the rest, Spudd. I'm glad you're enjoying it so far. I loved that book, Blush. Though in all honesty I don't remember much :? I finished Life As We Knew It, which Rowan recommended. Loved it. It's YA, but only because it's narrated by a 16-year-old. It's a story of survival ...
by Sílvia
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April books
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: April books

Spudd, I hope you like Doomsday Book. I finished it last night. Yeah, I gotta agree with the critics that the part set in 2054 is annoying, but the part set in the middle ages is great. I see now why I only gave it 4 stars when I first read it, even though I really enjoyed most of it. The 2054 secti...
by Sílvia
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March books!
Replies: 11
Views: 644

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 ...