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May, anyone?

Post by Sílvia » Wed May 08, 2019 6:50 am

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 drags. And why is extreme violence so popular? I'll never understand that.

Not sure what's next. Maybe an Elin Hilderbrand.

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Post by Spudd » Wed May 08, 2019 1:09 pm

I finished "This Will Hurt" last night. It's a chick-lit book about working in a corporate environment. It was okay. Wouldn't highly recommend.

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Post by Sílvia » Thu May 09, 2019 6:38 am

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! (unlikely)

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Post by Spudd » Thu May 09, 2019 11:29 am

I started "Unbecoming" by Rebecca Scherm. So far I'm not super into it, but I'm hoping it will pick up.

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Post by Blush » Sun May 12, 2019 10:04 am

I finally finished Tell it to the Skies. It was fine, I guess, but not compelling enough to finish in less than two weeks.

I have a skin book by a dermatologist named Bowe. I'm skeptical because she seems to be selling something.

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Post by Blush » Sun May 12, 2019 8:38 pm

I finished The Beauty of Dirty Skin. Do not recommend.

I have the latest Sophie Kinsella novel now, called I Owe You One.

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Post by Sílvia » Mon May 13, 2019 6:54 am

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 night.

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Post by Sílvia » Wed May 15, 2019 2:12 pm

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, so decided to give it another shot (and watch the movie again when I'm done).

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Post by Blush » Sat May 18, 2019 1:35 pm

I finished the Sophie Kinsella book, I Owe You One. It was just what I needed.

Not sure what's next.

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Post by Blush » Tue May 21, 2019 10:04 am

I tried a thriller but it was the second in a series and I was too confused about what was going on so I gave up after a few pages.

Now I have Dumplin'. I see Sílvia didn't care for it too much but it's easy reading and that's what I needed.

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Post by Sílvia » Tue May 21, 2019 3:49 pm

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 Love, Simon, as it became after the movie)? I gave it just 3 stars, but that's because I'm a bitter old woman, it deserved 4. The movie is adorable, too.

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Post by Sílvia » Wed May 22, 2019 9:51 am

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, Mr. King, couldn't you have shown us some other way that he was evil? Also, is it wrong that I'm horrified at the murder of a dog but am pretty unfazed by a scene of rape and murder of a woman?

I started the sample of Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher. We'll see.

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Post by Blush » Fri May 24, 2019 8:52 am

I finished Dumplin. It was pretty good but didn't need to be that long.

Now I have another Sophie Kinsella I've never read, The Undomestic Goddess.

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Post by Blush » Tue May 28, 2019 9:06 am

The Undomestic Goddess was vintage Sophie Kinsella, for better or worse.

Now I have Out of the Blue by Isabel Wolff.

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Post by Sílvia » Tue May 28, 2019 12:55 pm

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).

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Post by Blush » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:29 am

I'm setting Out of the Blue aside while I read Women Talking by Miriam Toewes.

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Post by Blush » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:49 pm

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Wed May 22, 2019 9:51 am
Also, is it wrong that I'm horrified at the murder of a dog but am pretty unfazed by a scene of rape and murder of a woman?
In my head I had commented on this earlier. I'm the same way, written and watching TV or a movie. I cannot bear to see or imagine an animal hurt, but adult humans don't affect me as much.

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Post by Sílvia » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:55 pm

I knew you'd understand :D

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