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by Spudd
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June!
Replies: 17
Views: 188

Re: June!

I totally see where you're coming from, because when I hear "essays" my first thought are those stupid things you have to write in high school where you explain why the Roman Empire fell, or whatever. It's cool you have 2 words for the 2 different types in Portuguese. Sometimes English is not a grea...
by Spudd
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June!
Replies: 17
Views: 188

Re: June!

I think I would just call it essays. That was my initial instinct, and then I googled that book to see if I could find an article/review about it that actually applied a name to the writings, and I found this one: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/27/books/27masl.html which calls it essays. So I think...
by Spudd
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June!
Replies: 17
Views: 188

Re: June!

What do you mean by chronicles?
by Spudd
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May!
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: May!

Yeah, you definitely can. "To Say Nothing" is a departure.
by Spudd
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May!
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: May!

Last night I finished Blackout by Connie Willis, next up is All Clear. It ended with a huge cliffhanger so I can't not continue with the series.

Thanks for the suggestion, Silvia!
by Spudd
Tue May 12, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May!
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: May!

I finished "To Say Nothing of the Dog" by Connie Willis, and enjoyed it. It was more comedic than the first one which I had mixed feelings about, but I still liked it.

I'm now continuing on the Connie Willis train and started "Blackout".
by Spudd
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April books
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: April books

The one where the wife has the sister with Down's and things happen? LOL. I'm sure you remember.

And yeah, I enjoyed the Hunger Games a lot. It's an easy read, obviously, but entertaining.
by Spudd
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April books
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: April books

I think you've already read most of the ones that are jumping to mind: That one I recommended recently and I know you read it right afterwards, The Pillars of the Earth, the Hunger Games, The Martian. The Road was a pretty good page-turner as well, have you read that? Also, Ready Player One. That's ...
by Spudd
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April books
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: April books

There's a 15-week wait on The Nightingale from my library! It might be older but still popular. I put it on hold. I finished Doomsday Book last night and it was great, I loved it. I'm now trying to decide whether to read Little Fires Everywhere next or the 2nd book in the Oxford Time Travel series (...
by Spudd
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April books
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: April books

I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm frustrated in the 2054 parts, but I think I'm supposed to be due to what's happening. I think I'm like 2/3 of the way through now.
by Spudd
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April books
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: April books

I ended up not starting Little Fires Everywhere, because the Doomsday Book came in for me at the library (ebook) so I started reading that instead. So far it's good.
by Spudd
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March books!
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: March books!

I finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy last night. It was good, but depressing.

Now I'm going to start Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I have no idea what it's about or anything.
by Spudd
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March books!
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: March books!

I finished 'The New Me' by Halle Butler. I did not really like it. I felt like it didn't go anywhere. And sometimes, it had chapters from the POV of weird side characters as a one-time thing. Like, why? Before that, I read "The Last Time I Lied" by Riley Sager. I enjoyed that one more. That's the on...
by Spudd
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March books!
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: March books!

Finished The Break by Marian Keyes. I ended up liking it quite a lot although I spent a lot of time gnashing my teeth at her decisions in the intermediate time. Now I'm reading a book about a women who had 3 friends disappear at summer camp when she was a kid and now she's going back to that camp. I...
by Spudd
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February!
Replies: 13
Views: 832

Re: February!

Yes! That's it!
by Spudd
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February!
Replies: 13
Views: 832

Re: February!

Yay, I'm glad you liked it! I also found it highly improbable, but I was okay with it anyways. So gripping! I finished Catch-22 and thought it was just OK. I get why it's a classic but I didn't love it by any means. Now I'm reading some generic chick lit that I can't remember the name of. The woman'...
by Spudd
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February!
Replies: 13
Views: 832

Re: February!

So much pressure! I hope you like it!
by Spudd
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Jan 2020, anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Jan 2020, anyone?

I'm pretty sure I did read that. I think it was ok, not great.
by Spudd
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Jan 2020, anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Jan 2020, anyone?

Just finished "Behind Closed Doors" by B. A. Paris. I loved it, one night I was reading it before bed and then had trouble getting to sleep because it was so gripping and I was just lying there thinking about it. Would recommend, but maybe not right before bed. Hah. Now I'm reading Catch-22 which I ...
by Spudd
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Jan 2020, anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Jan 2020, anyone?

I flirted with a couple of non-fiction books: The First 20 Hours which is about learning new skills, and Perfectly Imperfect which is about yoga. Neither really grabbed me so I abandoned both. Now I'm reading a fiction book which so far seems entertaining: Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi I had t...