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by Sílvia
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: October: What are you reading?
Replies: 11
Views: 156

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: 11
Views: 156

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: 11
Views: 156

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: 188

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: 188

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: 578

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: 578

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: 578

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: 578

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...
by Sílvia
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: August: what are you reading?

You just pay for the days you're delayed? At my library you don't pay, but then you're "grounded". You can't borrow for a while.
by Sílvia
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: August: what are you reading?

Finished The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer! :yay I liked it. It was a little tiring at first, with dozens of characters, jumps in time and points of view, but after I got used to the format I was hooked.
by Sílvia
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: July: what are you reading?
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: July: what are you reading?

I'm still reading The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer :lol It has way too many characters and way too many seemingly unrelated story lines, so it's taking forever for things to start making sense, but I'm enjoying it. But it feels more like I'm watching a TV show than reading a book. I'm at 78% no...
by Sílvia
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: July: what are you reading?
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: July: what are you reading?

I read An American Marriage because it was due back at the library. The beginning is good (first 100 pages or so), then it turns melodramatic and slow. Glad I didn't pay.

Now I'm back to The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer.
by Sílvia
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: July: what are you reading?
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: July: what are you reading?

Ha! I felt exactly the opposite, Blush! Loved the post-election stuff.

Finished The Flatshare. It was cute and entertaining, but not as adorable as I was hoping for.

Started The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer by Joel Dïcker. I'm only 8% in, but I think I'll like it.
by Sílvia
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: July: what are you reading?
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: July: what are you reading?

Finished Summer of '69. Didn't like it in the end. What I loved at the beginning was the setting. The plot was super dull. I wonder if there are ghost writers involved. This woman is releasing TWO new books a year and this felt like a different writer from The Perfect Couple, which was excellent. No...
by Sílvia
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: July: what are you reading?
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: July: what are you reading?

Started Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand. Love it so far.
by Sílvia
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: what are you reading? And...
Replies: 20
Views: 1012

Re: June: what are you reading? And...

Almost finishing Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple. It started out ok, but went downhill in the second half, but it's short and I'd passed the point of no return. She tries so hard to be funny, but to me she ends up just weird. This is my second book by this author (I also read and hated the b...
by Sílvia
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: what are you reading? And...
Replies: 20
Views: 1012

Re: June: what are you reading? And...

Yay, glad you guys loved those books! I loved them both. Specially Furies. I loved the structure of the book, the every 7 years thing. It was really a 6-star book for me, I loved it so much. Finished Amy Byler. It was cute, but forgettable. Then I read The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain. It was a v...
by Sílvia
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: what are you reading? And...
Replies: 20
Views: 1012

Re: June: what are you reading? And...

I loved Station Eleven! I hope you like it. I remember Rowan mentioning Kincardine to you when she read it :lol I gave up on The Lie. I couldn't care how it would end. I'm so sick of these formulaic psychological thrillers. I read The Hate U Give because of the hype. When a book has consistent 5-sta...
by Sílvia
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: what are you reading? And...
Replies: 20
Views: 1012

Re: June: what are you reading? And...

I reread The Rosie Project to refresh my memory on some points. Turns out I remembered VERY little of it. I should stop buying books and just reread everything I own. My bad memory will come in handy now that Niko's unemployed :lol Then I started The Lie by C. L. Taylor. It's one of those typical ps...