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by Blush
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: October: What are you reading?
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: October: What are you reading?

Blush, was it "Talking to Strangers"? What was the TL;DR? Yes! I skimmed the chapter about poets because I had read that his sources for that aren't good. The first chapter and a couple others were used on his podcast this summer so it was a quick read. TL;DR: humans are HORRIBLE at reading the mot...
by Blush
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: October: What are you reading?
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: October: What are you reading?

I finished the Malcolm Gladwell book, it was pretty much what I expected.

Also The Happiness Equation by the guy who wrote the Book of Awesome. Full of cliches but good reminders.

Now I have a novel called Less by Andrew Sean Greer.
by Blush
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: October: What are you reading?
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: October: What are you reading?

I finished the Linwood Barclay book. It was pretty easy to figure out but still enjoyable.

The new Malcolm Gladwell is waiting for me at the library and I think I'll read that next.
by Blush
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: October: What are you reading?
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: October: What are you reading?

I enjoyed Water For Elephants.

Next up is Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay.
by Blush
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: October: What are you reading?
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: October: What are you reading?

Since I last updated I read The Perfect Nanny, A Good Enough Mother and Salem Falls. None of them outstanding.

I am finally going to start Water For Elephants. It's ridden around in my suitcase for a few trips.
by Blush
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: September: what are you reading?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: September: what are you reading?

I finished Vacationland. It made me laugh out loud in places, but was also a bit introspective.

Now I have The Lies They Tell by Gillian French.
by Blush
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: September: what are you reading?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: September: what are you reading?

I finished The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. I can't believe I hadn't read it when it came out, but it seems even more foreboding now.

Now I have Vacationland by John Hodgman. I love him and expect this will hit me right in the funny bone.
by Blush
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: September: what are you reading?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

September: what are you reading?

I tried to read Waisted but 11 pages in it was a big nope from me.

Now I have The First Mistake by Sandie Jones.
by Blush
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: August: what are you reading?

I finished How to Walk Away. It turned out to be not cheesy.

Now I have Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers.
by Blush
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: August: what are you reading?

I finished Then She was Gone. It was weird but it held my attention.

Now I have How to Walk Away by Katherine Center. The first chapter is a little cheesy but we'll see.
by Blush
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: August: what are you reading?

I finished The Date to Save and twas cute.

Now: Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell.
by Blush
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: August: what are you reading?

I finished Woman With a Secret by Sophie Hannah. It was ok; kept me guessing, but it was one in a series of suspense novels about a detective unit and I felt like I was supposed to know who all the detectives were. Some of them didn't need to be in the story and I think they were only there because ...
by Blush
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: August: what are you reading?

My library is a daily fine, too. I think it's 25 cents, but $1 for DVDs.
by Blush
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: August: what are you reading?

I couldn't get into A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl. Trying Woman with a Secret by Sophie Hannah now.
by Blush
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August: what are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 578

August: what are you reading?

I finished the short stories by Margaret Atwood. Some were better than others.

Now I have A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl. It's by Jean Thompson.
by Blush
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: July: what are you reading?
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: July: what are you reading?

I finished We Contain Multitudes and it's the best book I've read so far this year. It made me FEEL something, which is always my best measure.

Now I have the Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood. It's nine short stories, which usually aren't my thing, but also it's Atwood, so they've got to be decent.
by Blush
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: July: what are you reading?
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: July: what are you reading?

I finished The Key. The ending wasn't as satisfying as I had anticipated.

Now I have We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Tenstra.
by Blush
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: July: what are you reading?
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: July: what are you reading?

I finished Only Ever Her. Three stars.

Now I have The Key by Kathryn Hughes.
by Blush
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: July: what are you reading?
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: July: what are you reading?

I finished How Not to Die Alone. It was I felt like the ending was a little rushed, but otherwise good.

Now I am halfway through Only Ever Her by MaryBeth Mayhew Whale. It's about a woman who disappears three days before her wedding.
by Blush
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: July: what are you reading?
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: July: what are you reading?

I'm halfway through How Not to Die Alone. So far it's pretty good. It reminds me of the Rosie books.

I paused it last week to read Becoming by Michelle Obama. It was great, but I was more enthralled by her early life than the post election stuff.