June! What are you reading?

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Re: June! What are you reading?

Postby Spudd » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:26 pm

I have the same question as Mellen about the high school nutmegs!

I finished The Wife's Tale the other night. I mostly enjoyed it - it was a page-turner, and I liked the main character quite well. There were a few minor plot points that bothered me but I gave it 4 stars because I had fun reading it.

Now I'm reading "A Jest of God" by Margaret Laurence. I don't think I've ever read a Margaret Laurence book before, which is awful, since she's one of Canada's most cherished authors. So far it's pretty good but I only finished the first chapter.

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Re: June! What are you reading?

Postby Blush » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:55 pm

I gave up on the Minds of Winter. I just don't have the attention span to deal with multiple continents, multiple timelines etc. And it's partly about the Franklin Expedition in Northern Canada. I'm not in the mood for snow and desperation.

So. Instead I'm starting This is Not Over by an author named H0LLy Br0wn. I hope it's better than the last book I read by her.

ETA: some bot added a link to the author's name to a page selling HATS? WTF? I go back to edit the post and there's no link. But as soon as I hit post, the link is there. Now I'm tying messing with the name.

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Re: June! What are you reading?

Postby Sílvia » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:42 pm

Spudd, tell me what bothered you about The Wife's Tale on a pm or separate thread? I loved that book!

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Re: June! What are you reading?

Postby Rowan » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:13 pm

Ok Mellen that makes sense. That's exactly how I felt.

I'm reading Into the Water right now.

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Re: June! What are you reading?

Postby mellenhead » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:09 pm

ROWAN! Spudd and I need to know WTF high school nutmegs are!! :lol

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Re: June! What are you reading?

Postby Rowan » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:29 am

Oops sorry! I thought they were a national thing but then I realized that CT is the nutmeg state so duh it's only in CT. They are YA novels nominated for this nutmeg award. They are usually great and they have a special section in the library and they are all new never been touched yet.

I'm weird....

I'll be sure to share which I really like if anyone is in the mood for YA.

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Re: June! What are you reading?

Postby Sílvia » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:29 am

I'm so glad when you native speakers ask something I don't understand before I have to!

Ro, do share. Since you refuse to have a goodreads account. Ok, ok, I'll stop nagging.

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Re: June! What are you reading?

Postby Sílvia » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:30 am

I finished I Let You Go. Here's my goodreads review: 3.5 stars. I was ready to give it 4.5 (come on, goodreads, where are those half stars?), but I really disliked the ending. Up until page 340, this book was almost perfect. Well-written and intensely gripping. There's a twist right at the end of part 1 that made me go back to the beginning scratching my head to see what I'd missed. Very clever. The mystery is revealed at around page 340. But then I realized I had 30 pages to go, and thought that couldn't be good. Unfortunately, I was right. The remaining 30 pages seem like every thriller you've seen in your life (yes, it feels like a movie), complete with a far-fetched revelation about the villain that made me roll my eyes, and that final scene... just no. I'm always wary when I hear that a book has a lot of twists because I know I'm bound to find at least some of them contrived. Sigh. I'll probably pick up her other book(s?) at some point, though. That's how good this was until close to the end.

Not sure what's next. I have Elizabeth is Missing from the library, so I'll have a look at that. But I don't know. I'm in the mood for light and fluffy, after I Let You Go.

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Re: June! What are you reading?

Postby Blush » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:41 am

I tried to renew my current book but someone has it on hold, so I'll have to get it again. That means I have no library books until I go today. They'd better have some good ones.

Side note : when I tried to renew I noticed that they had taken the "list" book off my account. So I DID return it, and they found it. :)

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Re: June! What are you reading?

Postby Blush » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:25 am

Yesterday I read Bridget Jones' Baby. It was cute. Now I'm about to start A Better Man by Leah McLaren. Looks a bit dark.

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Re: June! What are you reading?

Postby Sílvia » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:43 am

Blush, have you read the other Bridget Jones #3, Mad About the Boy? It goes in the opposite direction of this #4, it's like parallel universes. I looked briefly online for an explanation from the author and found nothing.

After trying several different samples (again!) I decided on Good As Gone by Amy Gentry. So far I don't recommend it, the premise is unbelievable. I also started a non-fiction about our independence from Portugal called 1822 (the year we got it, obviously.) It's fascinating, but probably only for Brazilian or Portuguese citizens or for people who like reading history for fun.

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Re: June! What are you reading?

Postby Blush » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:19 am

No I didn't read Mad About the Boy; I didn't know it existed! (And I only found the Baby one scanning the shelves for something, anything, to take home).

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Re: June! What are you reading?

Postby Sílvia » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:27 am

Don't bother, it's awful!


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