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by Sílvia
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: what are you reading? And...
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

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: 1773

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: 1773

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: 1773

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...
by Sílvia
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: what are you reading? And...
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

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. I'd read about 30% when I decided to return the English version to Amazon and get the Portuguese version. I figured anything that might have been lost in the tra...
by Sílvia
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: what are you reading? And...
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

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

Spudd, I absolutely adored Heart's, but I was grabbed in the first paragraph. I hope you start enjoying it, but I thought that first scene was so powerful. If it didn't grab you...
by Sílvia
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: what are you reading? And...
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

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

Yeah, The Rosie Result is new. Came out this year. I thought you might be thinking of the previous one (the effect). You're very generous in your ratings! :lol
by Sílvia
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: what are you reading? And...
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

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

I think I read the Rosie Result and thought it was...fine.
It's not on your goodreads! Maybe you mean the second one, The Rosie Effect? But you gave it 4 stars.
by Sílvia
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: June: what are you reading? And...
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

June: what are you reading? And...

... where the heck is Rowan? Have we lost yet another member? :( I finished The Rosie Result. It was ok. The first half was kinda boring, which I wasn't expecting at all. The second half was better, but still too different from the first 2 books for my taste. Don is way too functional, he seems to h...
by Sílvia
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: May, anyone?

I knew you'd understand :D
by Sílvia
Tue May 28, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: May, anyone?

Couldn't get into Coming Home. It seemed up my alley, but it's 1000 pages long and half of them were descriptions. I'd probably love an abridged version!

Started Don Tillman #3 (The Rosie Result? I think that's it).
by Sílvia
Wed May 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: May, anyone?

Finished The Dead Zone. It was pretty good. I loved the ending. Didn't remember ANYTHING from the movie, had no idea how it would end. I'm very happy to report that there were no further animal cruelty scenes. That particular scene was just to introduce the villain at the beginning of the book. Geez...
by Sílvia
Tue May 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: May, anyone?

Blush, it may have been the translation. Or old age grumpiness. But I found it slow. I'm reading the sequel qith my 13-year-old student now and I like it better. Though it'll take us a year to finish, at 15 pages/week! If you're in the mood for YA, have you read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (or...
by Sílvia
Wed May 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: May, anyone?

Couldn't get into A Gentleman in Moscow. Started The Dead Zone by Stephen King. I loved the movie when I was a teen. The book pretty much starts with a scene of a dog being brutally murdered, and I'd started it once but gave up during that scene. But I'm curious about the plot because of the movie, ...
by Sílvia
Mon May 13, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: May, anyone?

Finished You. I liked it, it was very gripping and definitely more sickening than the Netflix series (they introduced a character in the series, a little boy, just to make the psycho seem more human). I might pick up the sequel, but not right away. I started the sample of A Gentleman in Moscow last ...
by Sílvia
Thu May 09, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: May, anyone?

Started Bad Seed by William March yesterday, couldn't get into it, decided to start You. The Netflix series is probably helping, but I'm totally hooked! I watched one more episode yesterday, but then decided to read the book first. I hope I can finish until Saturday so that I can watch more! (unlike...
by Sílvia
Wed May 08, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: May, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

May, anyone?

I finished The Good Daughter last night. Hated it. I thought I was going to hate it because it's too violent (but decided to read it anyway because of the hype), but I hated it because it's SO BORING. I mean, horrible things happen in the first 75 pages and in the last 75. The middle just drags and ...
by Sílvia
Thu May 02, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April: What are you reading?
Replies: 20
Views: 2195

Re: April: What are you reading?

Yay, Ro! Happy reading!

Finished The Mother-in-Law. First impressions confirmed, liked it but didn't love it.

Not sure what's next.
by Sílvia
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April: What are you reading?
Replies: 20
Views: 2195

Re: April: What are you reading?

Ro, I just checked that author and that's actually one of her better rated books on goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=alafair+burke Finished Cyberstorm. The writing was simplistic and there was zero character development, but the plot was gripping. I didn't like the ending, though. Too n...
by Sílvia
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: April: What are you reading?
Replies: 20
Views: 2195

Re: April: What are you reading?

Holy shit, Blush, one day I wanna be able to read 500 pages+ in 24 hours. I'm sure you liked the book and was reading most of the time, but still. And btw, I could not get into The Storyteller at all, and I usually like her. Oh well. Finished The Nix. It had its moments and I'm glad I finished it, a...