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by Spudd
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: what are you reading? And...
Replies: 12
Views: 66

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

I read more of it last night and I'm into it now. The one thing I don't like is all the Irish lingo. I don't know what a lot of it means.
by Spudd
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: what are you reading? And...
Replies: 12
Views: 66

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

I just finished The Wife by Alafair Burke. I spent like 10 minutes sitting here racking my brain for the title, thinking it was a Lionel Shriver book, and randomly googling character names and plot descriptions and coming up empty. I am so lazy I didn't want to walk the 10 feet to get my Kindle and ...
by Spudd
Thu May 09, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: May, anyone?

I started "Unbecoming" by Rebecca Scherm. So far I'm not super into it, but I'm hoping it will pick up.
by Spudd
Wed May 08, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: May, anyone?

I finished "This Will Hurt" last night. It's a chick-lit book about working in a corporate environment. It was okay. Wouldn't highly recommend.
by Spudd
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April: What are you reading?
Replies: 20
Views: 653

Re: April: What are you reading?

I forget what I was reading before, but now I started The Woman at the Window by AJ Carr (I think?). I'm into it. It has kind of a Girl on the Train vibe but it's different enough.
by Spudd
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March - what are you reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 780

Re: March - what are you reading?

I finished "The Heart Goes Last". I'd recommend it. It's kinda weird, but I liked it.

Now I'm reading "How Hard Could it Be?" by Alison Pearson. It's about a mom going through perimenopause. It's British. So far I'm enjoying it.
by Spudd
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March - what are you reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 780

Re: March - what are you reading?

The weird semi-apocalyptic novel I'm reading is called "The Heart Goes Last" by Margaret Atwood. That's why it's weird, hehe. I am pretty into it now that it's gotten rolling.
by Spudd
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 789

Re: February! What are you reading?

So far it's medium weird. I'm barely started, less than 10% into it so far. I can't really tell if it will be good or bad at this point. But it's definitely weird.
by Spudd
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 789

Re: February! What are you reading?

What does "he doesn't plot" mean in a writing context? You mean he doesn't plan out the plot ahead of time? I finished Class Mom, it was OK. Now I'm reading a weird semi post-apocalyptic book I can't remember the name of. These people start off living in their car because there was an economic downt...
by Spudd
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 789

Re: February! What are you reading?

I just finished "Best Day Ever". It started off very promisingly but I felt like it went downhill towards the end.

Now I'm a good ways into "Class Mom", which I feel like you probably need to have kids to enjoy to its fullest. But it's cute and funny. I don't hate it.
by Spudd
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Best books you read in 2018?
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Best books you read in 2018?

Killing Floor by Lee Child Die Trying by Lee Child The Martian by Andy Weir What If? by Randall Munroe Yoga for Pain Relief by Lee Albert Dreams of Joy by Lisa See You by Caroline Kepnes -- aside, has anyone who's also read this, seen the Netflix show? I'm wondering if it's worth watching having alr...
by Spudd
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: December! What are you reading?
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: December! What are you reading?

I liked Water for Elephants, although I listened to the audiobook instead of reading it. Sometimes that helps so I never know if I'm being a fair judge or not. I've been reading the Jack Reacher books for the past long while (I got a compilation of the first 6 in a single ebook, so it's taking a whi...
by Spudd
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: October! What are you reading?
Replies: 19
Views: 2492

Re: October! What are you reading?

Blush wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Next is a book of essays by Anne T Donohue called Nobody Cares. I've been looking forward to this one.
Is she the pop culture columnist I hear on CBC Radio sometimes? If so, I like her. I didn't know she was also a writer.
by Spudd
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: October! What are you reading?
Replies: 19
Views: 2492

Re: October! What are you reading?

I just finished "A Place of My Own" by Michael Pollan. Would not really recommend it. He spends way too much time waxing eloquent about architecture.

Then started "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer (sp?). So far so good!
by Spudd
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: September: what are you reading?
Replies: 15
Views: 1774

Re: September: what are you reading?

I finished The Martian and loved it.

Now I'm reading "A Place of my Own" by Michael Pollan. It's a memoir about him building himself a little building on his property to use as a home office. So far it's decently interesting.
by Spudd
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: September: what are you reading?
Replies: 15
Views: 1774

Re: September: what are you reading?

I finished the Chelsea Handler book last night, it was pretty good. Funny. Nice light read.

Then I started The Martian by Andy Weir. I wish I hadn't seen the movie, I think I would have loved the book even more. I'm only a little ways in but I'm loving it so far.
by Spudd
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: September: what are you reading?
Replies: 15
Views: 1774

Re: September: what are you reading?

I finished a book on Yoga Therapy, which was OK, but not great. He basically said "everyone has the same muscle imbalances for the most part, so here are 2 different workouts, I won't bother to give more". I then started reading "My Horizontal Life" by Chelsea Handler. I don't know why, I don't even...
by Spudd
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August! What are you reading?
Replies: 25
Views: 2753

Re: August! What are you reading?

I finished What If? a couple of days ago. It was really quite entertaining. And very bite-sized, so you can easily pick it up and put it down.

Now I'm reading "A Bone to Pick" by Mark Bittman, which is about food politics. I'm not enjoying it much so far, but maybe it will get better.
by Spudd
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August! What are you reading?
Replies: 25
Views: 2753

Re: August! What are you reading?

Yeah, down the river. Here's the itinerary: http://www.crystalcruises.com/voyage/de ... overy-8225
by Spudd
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August! What are you reading?
Replies: 25
Views: 2753

Re: August! What are you reading?

Yeah, we're going down the Amazon as far as Manaus. Not coming down to your neighbourhood, though. After Manaus we just turn back and go back north to the Caribbean/Florida.