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by Malanee
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: October! What are you reading?
Replies: 30
Views: 10109

Re: October! What are you reading?

Finished Lexicon, which was awesome. About 3/4 through with The Shining Girls - and it's good, but not great. Can't get into Life after Life, but looking forward to: Hyperbole and a Half London Falling The World's Strongest Librarian Before I Go to Sleep was a good thriller, I liked Cuckoo's Calling...
by Malanee
Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: September! What are you reading?
Replies: 30
Views: 8913

Re: September! What are you reading?

Did anyone read Wool? I thought it was good, but dragged a bit in the end.
by Malanee
Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: September! What are you reading?
Replies: 30
Views: 8913

Re: September! What are you reading?

On the third Virga book Pirate Sun - great series! Also reading: The Unwinding an Inner History of the New America by George Packer Facts of Life by Graham Joyce - read his book Some Kind of Fairy Tale and it was decent. Finished The Cuckoos Calling and really enjoyed it - was surprised by who the a...
by Malanee
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: August! What are you reading?
Replies: 43
Views: 12690

Re: August! What are you reading?

Wool was good, but dragged a bit for me in the end. I did not like beautiful ruins at all. This month:


The troupe - very inventive. Reminded me of the Night Circus.

Sun of suns / - sci fi

The shadow tracer / Meg Gardner

Some kind of fairy tale : a novel /
by Malanee
Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: July! What are you reading?
Replies: 62
Views: 16811

Re: July! What are you reading?

I love Sedaris. I saw him live, and now I read his books in his voice. On the reading list now: And the Mountains Echoed, Earth Afire, the Light Between Oceans, and Man Up by Ross Matthews. The last really good books I read were the Dog Stars, and Tell the Wolves I'm home.
by Malanee
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: It's August - what are you reading?
Replies: 14
Views: 5564

Re: It's August - what are you reading?

A week or two ago I finally finished the Stieg Larsson trilogy. Loved the first book, but the second and third didn't thrill me too much. I think he made them way more complex than he needed to to make his point and write an interesting story. Glad I read them, but they could have been shorter. Las...
by Malanee
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: It's August - what are you reading?
Replies: 14
Views: 5564

Re: It's August - what are you reading?

The girl who chased the moon : a novel / Sarah Addison Allen. - fun book, great author The snowman / Jo Nesbo ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. - SCARY The psychopath test : a journey through the madness industry / Jon Ronson. Must read Gift/James Patterson - hated it Pale Demon by Ki...
by Malanee
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: July! What are you reading?
Replies: 28
Views: 10251

Re: July! What are you reading? *Updated*

Here's my updates on last month's books: The name of the wind / Patrick Rothfuss. Decent Sweetheart / Chelsea Cain - part of a series on a female serial kiler Love this series The post-birthday world / Lionel Shriver. Couldn't get into it Booky wook 2 : this time it's personal / Russell Brand Loved ...
by Malanee
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: What are you reading?
Replies: 20
Views: 8467

Re: June: What are you reading?

Blush wrote:Cutting for Stone is SO BORING. I am determined to finish it though. I have Bossypants as my reward when I'm done. ;)
Really, I was mesmerized! I hated We need to Talk About Kevin, though.
by Malanee
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: What are you reading?
Replies: 20
Views: 8467

Re: June: What are you reading?

The name of the wind / Patrick Rothfuss. Sweetheart / Chelsea Cain - part of a series on a female serial kiler The post-birthday world / Lionel Shriver. Booky wook 2 : this time it's personal / Russell Brand - finished, loved The power of myth / Joseph Campbell, The China study : the most comprehens...
by Malanee
Fri May 06, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May! What are you reading?
Replies: 25
Views: 10157

Re: May! What are you reading?

These are still on my list: Better : a surgeon's notes on performance / Atul Gawande. The hidden reality : parallel universes and the deep laws of the cosmos / Brian Greene. Saving the world and other extreme sports / James Patterson. Booky wook 2 : this time it's personal / Russell Brand. - just st...
by Malanee
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April! What are you reading?
Replies: 27
Views: 10266

Re: April! What are you reading?

Did I tell you guys about the Help by Kathryn Stockett? It is so good! Starred Review. Four peerless actors render an array of sharply defined black and white characters in the nascent years of the civil rights movement. They each handle a variety of Southern accents with aplomb and draw out the dai...
by Malanee
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April! What are you reading?
Replies: 27
Views: 10266

Re: April! What are you reading?

I can't remember who recommended The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, but it was excellent. From a single, abbreviated life grew a seemingly immortal line of cells that made some of the most crucial innovations in modern science possible. And from that same life, and those cells, ...
by Malanee
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April! What are you reading?
Replies: 27
Views: 10266

Re: April! What are you reading?

**update** My own country : a doctor's story / Abraham Verghese. - started, seems good. Boneshaker / Cherie Priest. Unbearable lightness : a story of loss and gain / Portia De Rossi. Finished - kind of depressing. The monkey wrench gang / Edward Abbey. The exile kiss / George Alec Effinger. - excell...
by Malanee
Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Anyone read We need to talk about Kevin?
Replies: 13
Views: 5493

Re: Anyone read We need to talk about Kevin?

Meh - can't get into it. Is it worth the effort?
by Malanee
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March! What are you reading?
Replies: 47
Views: 15266

Re: March! What are you reading?

Bugsy wrote:I have "The Blind Assassin" by Margaret Atwood and am maybe 50ish pages into it. Liking it so far! I love her writing so much; it's so damn descriptive.
Loved her - so glad that Crystal recommended her. Hey, where is Crystal?
by Malanee
Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Anyone read We need to talk about Kevin?
Replies: 13
Views: 5493

Re: Anyone read We need to talk about Kevin?

I'm only a few pages in, but I left it at work. :phbtt!
by Malanee
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Anyone read We need to talk about Kevin?
Replies: 13
Views: 5493

Re: Anyone read We need to talk about Kevin?

Just started it...
by Malanee
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March! What are you reading?
Replies: 47
Views: 15266

Re: March! What are you reading?

Just finished "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Loved it! I had no idea this series was so suspenseful, so that was a nice surprise. Just placed a hold for the next one, so that probably won't come in for a couple of months. And I'm still working on "What to Eat" by Marion Nestle. It's really inte...
by Malanee
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March! What are you reading?
Replies: 47
Views: 15266

Re: March! What are you reading?

Blush wrote:Ok, I've given up on The Glass Castle. I got halfway through it but I was dreading reading it. I think I just need something lighter, so I'm going to start "I think I love you" by Allison Pearson tonight.
So depressing, don't feel bad for giving up on it.