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by Sílvia
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March - what are you reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 1397

Re: March - what are you reading?

I started Nine Perfect Strangers. At first I was saving it because I love her and it'll be at least a couple of years until there's a new one, then Niko had the stroke and I wanted to wait until the crisis was mostly over to fully enjoy it, then I started reading some terrible reviews. Well, so far ...
by Sílvia
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March - what are you reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 1397

Re: March - what are you reading?

I just returned The Last Hours after getting to 41%. Great beginning, but got boring after that. Flat characters, not much happens. AND I found out it's the first of 2 books and has no ending. I'm not gonna read the next 300 boring pages only to NOT get to an ending of some sort! Not sure what's next.
by Sílvia
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: March - what are you reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 1397

Re: March - what are you reading?

Hope you find some time to read soon, Ro!

I finished the Harlan Coben. It was utter crap.

Then I decided The Last Hours (I think) by Minette Walters (I think). It's about the black plague! :awesome
by Sílvia
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

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 down...
by Sílvia
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: February! What are you reading?

My student wants to read Puddin' :paranoid I hope it's better than Dumplin'. But at least we'll read it slowly (3 chapters a week or so), so even if it sucks, I won't feel it.

Couldn't get into A Hundred Summers. I've picked up a Harlan Coben (Six Years).
by Sílvia
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: February! What are you reading?

Ugh, I hated Dumplin'. Ok, maybe hated is a bit too strong, but I found the characters uninspiring and thought there was NO plot. Everything that happens is in the blurb. I hope my student won't want to read Puddin' :paranoid I told her to read the sample and see what she thinks re: level of difficu...
by Sílvia
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: February! What are you reading?

My student HATED the movie! She said they totally ruined the book, eliminated characters, etc.

I told her about Puddin'. I think we'll read it together.
by Sílvia
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: February! What are you reading?

Finished Verity. 2 stars. It was gripping and I was going to give it 3 stars, but the twist was ridiculous. Totally unbelievable. I can't believe this book has 63% of readers giving it 5 stars on goodreads.

Then I started the sample of Dumplin' because my 13-year-old student liked it :D
by Sílvia
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: February! What are you reading?

So far I'm entertained but unimpressed. I'll let you know.
by Sílvia
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: February! What are you reading?

After 257 samples I think I've finally settled on Verity by Colleen Hoover, which is supposedly dark and gripping. Not light and fluffy at all, but NOTHING was holding my attention last week, and I may be ready to move on.
by Sílvia
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 1664

Re: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?

Ok, I'll check her out if the Rowan Coleman doesn't grab me. Thanks!
by Sílvia
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 1664

Re: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?

That's a dollar on kindle! :D But only 3 stars?
by Sílvia
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 1664

Re: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Any book in particular by her, Blush? I've seen her name around, but have never read anything. Ro, Fiona Davis has been on my radar for a while, but her books are ridiculously expensive on kindle (the cheapest is US$18) for some reason. I'll keep checking, sometimes...
by Sílvia
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 1664

Re: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?

I read the first 2 books in Elin Hilderbrand's Winter series and I'm not impressed. The first one was ok, the second one was boring. Now I don't know what to read. I'm still not in the mood for anything darker.
by Sílvia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 1664

Re: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?

Finished The Rumor. Loved it. It had a Desperate Housewives vibe to it that I loved. Now I started Winter Street, the first in her Winter series.
by Sílvia
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 1664

Re: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?

You're absolutely right, Ro. I stopped trying to read what I "should" a long time ago. I don't know why I'm feeling guilty about reading something light especially at this moment in my life. I really, really can't handle anything darker right now. Not even a thriller if it involves gore. Certainly n...
by Sílvia
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 1664

Re: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?

Finished Winter in Paradise. I liked it overall, but it's the first in a trilogy and ends in a cliffhanger. The next book won't come out until October, which is annoying. Then I picked up another one by her, The Rumor. I used to be put off by her beach-y covers, but this is my third book by her and ...
by Sílvia
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Best books you read in 2018?
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Best books you read in 2018?

I'll play: By far the best book of the year: The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne 4 or 5 stars: The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth The Mother's Promise by Sally Hepworth Then She was Gone by Lisa Jewell The Secrets she Keeps by Michael Robotham The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Br...
by Sílvia
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 1664

Re: January 2019 - what are you reading?!?

I finally finished the Jill Mansell after 2 weeks, but let's focus on the fact that I was able to finish a book! Jill Mansell is verrrry light reading (she reminds me of Maeve Binchy), so it was just what I needed. Then I started a sample of an Elin Hilderbrand (Winter in Paradise?). I like it so fa...
by Sílvia
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: December! What are you reading?
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Re: December! What are you reading?

I might try that, Ro. Thanks for the suggestion! The last couple of days I've read 43 pages, yay! I just couldn't focus before and never read more than 2 pages, tops.