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Social Butterfly
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Registered: ‎02-15-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

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I
was
told
the "Tractor" book
was
funnyIt
isn'tIt's
sadIt's
about
an
85-year
old
man
who
is "used"
by
a
35-year
old
Albanian
woman
to
get
citizenship
in
EnglandShe
uses
her
feminine
wiles
to
convince
him
to
marry
herShe's
a
witch
and
I
hope
she
gets
punished
at
the
end
of
the
book.


"Jewel
in
the
Crown" is
very
slow
reading
and
if
I
didn't
have
the
SeniorNet
discussion
to
read, I
probably
would
have
put
the
book
down
weeks
ago.



I
got
my
newest
book
from
Amazon
todayIt's
"An
Uncommon
Reader" and
is
a "novella". 
Senior

Net
will
be
discussing
it
beginning
March
1stI'm
going
to
Philadelphia
for
the
Flower
Show
for
the
next
four
daysI'm
leaving
tomorrow
and
taking
all
my
books
with
meI'm
visiting
a
friend
whom
I
haven't
seen
in
three
yearsWe
don't
plan
on
doing
much
except
lounging
around
and
talkingWe'll
go
to
the
Flower
Show
Monday
and
I'll
head
back
home
Tuesday.



I
asked
on
the
old
site, but
I'll
ask
here, tooHave
you
found
a
way
to
receive
an
e-mail
message
when
someone
posts
a
message
to
one
of "your"
groups?


'Til
Wednesday,



Nancy




Hi
Nancy,




Hope
you
had
a
great
time
in
PhilidelphiaSounded
like
a
very
relaxing
time
catching
up
with
your
friendDid
you
enjoy
the
flower
show?




How
is
the
novella "An
Uncommon
Reader"?  I'm
still
reading "Reading
Lolita
in
Tehran".  I
haven't
been
reading
much
latelyBusy
answering
messages
and
I
got
involved
in
a
jigsaw
puzzle
which
I
happened
to
finish
tonightI
hope
to
do
a
little
reading
before
bed
tonightJust
want
to
answer
a
few
messages.  Did you finish "Jewel
in the Crown".  I don't know if I could finish a book in
time for a discussion.  Then again maybe I'd be more inclined
to read a little faster.  Who told you the "Tractor"
book was going to be funny?  Did you tell them what you
thought?  I hope that Albanian woman got what was coming to her.



Talk to you soon.  I'm going to answer a couple
more messages and than go read a bit.



Janese

Social Butterfly
Posts: 11,090
Registered: ‎02-15-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

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Hi, All............




I'm
almost
finished
with
the
final
Harry
Potter
bookI
have
enjoyed
them
all, and
my
mind
is
captivated
by
the
imagination
and
talents
of
J.K. Rowling
I've
not
cared
for
some
of
her
more
recent 'revelations'
about
some
of
the
characters, but
what's
in
her
mind
fascinates
meI
wonder
what
she
will
come
up
with
next!




Maggie


 




Hi
Maggie,




I
started
reading
the
Harry
Potter
books
a
few
years
backI
think
I
read
about
4
of
them
and
then
I
got
to
page
75
in
the
5th
one
and
gave
upI
have
seen
and
do
own
all
of
the
movies
so
far
and
I
did
enjoy
them
immenselyLooking
forward
to
the
next
movieI
believe
there
are
seven
in
all.




Janese

Respected Social Butterfly
Posts: 1,705
Registered: ‎02-01-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9653 of 9,664 (2,888 Views)
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:



Hi
everyone,




Thought
I'd
get
my
thread
started
here
on
what's
everyone
readingI'm
currently
reading
John
Grisham's "The
Summons".  It's
very
interesting
and
I
hope
to
finish
it
sometime
todayWhat's
on
your
coffee
table, nightstand
or
end
table?




Janese





I
read "More

Reading

s
from
One
Man's
Wilderness" from
Dick
Proenneke & the
Natl
Park
Service
for
inspiration
almost
every
dayHe
lived
in
Alaska
for
over
30
years & was
almost
self
sufficientHe
LOVED
his
life
in
what
is
now
Lake
Clark
Natl
ParkNot
an
exciting
read
but
his
outlook
on
life
cheers
me.



vita umbratilis
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Gold Conversationalist
Posts: 1,929
Registered: ‎02-12-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9654 of 9,664 (2,918 Views)
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:



Hi
everyone,




Thought
I'd
get
my
thread
started
here
on
what's
everyone
readingI'm
currently
reading
John
Grisham's "The
Summons".  It's
very
interesting
and
I
hope
to
finish
it
sometime
todayWhat's
on
your
coffee
table, nightstand
or
end
table?




Janese




Hi, All............




I'm
almost
finished
with
the
final
Harry
Potter
bookI
have
enjoyed
them
all, and
my
mind
is
captivated
by
the
imagination
and
talents
of
J.K. Rowling
I've
not
cared
for
some
of
her
more
recent 'revelations'
about
some
of
the
characters, but
what's
in
her
mind
fascinates
meI
wonder
what
she
will
come
up
with
next!




Maggie


 

Gold Conversationalist
Posts: 496
Registered: ‎02-21-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9655 of 9,664 (7,360 Views)
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Hi
Nancy,




I
just
had
to
look
up "A
Short
History
of
Tractors
in
Ukrainian" to
see
what
it
was
really
aboutThe
title
is
very
deceivingI
thought
you
were
reading
a
book
about
tractors
and
that
sounded
very
boring
to
meI
sure
was
surprised
to
see
what
the
book
was
really
aboutAre
you
enjoying
it?




I
looked
up "Jewel
in
the
Crown" also
but
don't
think
that
book
would
interest
meDo
you
like
it?




I'm
almost
finished
with
Elizabeth
Berg's
book "Open
House".  It's
a
very
easy
read
and
quite
enjoyableI'll
probably
pick
up
a
mystery
next.




Janese



I
was
told
the "Tractor" book
was
funnyIt
isn'tIt's
sadIt's
about
an
85-year
old
man
who
is "used"
by
a
35-year
old
Albanian
woman
to
get
citizenship
in
EnglandShe
uses
her
feminine
wiles
to
convince
him
to
marry
herShe's
a
witch
and
I
hope
she
gets
punished
at
the
end
of
the
book.


"Jewel
in
the
Crown" is
very
slow
reading
and
if
I
didn't
have
the
SeniorNet
discussion
to
read, I
probably
would
have
put
the
book
down
weeks
ago.



I
got
my
newest
book
from
Amazon
todayIt's
"An
Uncommon
Reader" and
is
a "novella". 
Senior

Net
will
be
discussing
it
beginning
March
1stI'm
going
to
Philadelphia
for
the
Flower
Show
for
the
next
four
daysI'm
leaving
tomorrow
and
taking
all
my
books
with
meI'm
visiting
a
friend
whom
I
haven't
seen
in
three
yearsWe
don't
plan
on
doing
much
except
lounging
around
and
talkingWe'll
go
to
the
Flower
Show
Monday
and
I'll
head
back
home
Tuesday.



I
asked
on
the
old
site, but
I'll
ask
here, tooHave
you
found
a
way
to
receive
an
e-mail
message
when
someone
posts
a
message
to
one
of "your"
groups?


'Til
Wednesday,



Nancy

Social Butterfly
Posts: 11,090
Registered: ‎02-15-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

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I'm
currently
reading
two
books - both
for
discussion
groupsI'm
reading
and
discussing

Jewel
in
the
Crown

by
Paul
Scott
for
a
discussion
on
SeniorNetI'm
also
reading

A
Short
History
of
Tractors
in
Ukrainian

by
Marine
Lewycka
for
my
f2f
groupIt
was
nominated
for
a
Man
Booker
prize.



I'm
also
trying
to
keep
up
with
the
Arthritis
Today, AARP
and
Readers' Digest
magazines
that
come
in
each
monthOh
yes, and
the
daily
newspaperAnd
I
wonder
why
I
don't
have
time
for
anything
else!



Nancy




Hi
Nancy,




I
just
had
to
look
up "A
Short
History
of
Tractors
in
Ukrainian" to
see
what
it
was
really
aboutThe
title
is
very
deceivingI
thought
you
were
reading
a
book
about
tractors
and
that
sounded
very
boring
to
meI
sure
was
surprised
to
see
what
the
book
was
really
aboutAre
you
enjoying
it?




I
looked
up "Jewel
in
the
Crown" also
but
don't
think
that
book
would
interest
meDo
you
like
it?




I'm
almost
finished
with
Elizabeth
Berg's
book "Open
House".  It's
a
very
easy
read
and
quite
enjoyableI'll
probably
pick
up
a
mystery
next.




Janese

Social Butterfly
Posts: 11,090
Registered: ‎02-15-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9657 of 9,664 (7,478 Views)
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Angels
and
Demons,

I
thought
that
was
way
better
than

DaVinci


Code
, it
seemed
much
more
enjoyable, and
not
so
far
fetched. Speaking
of
religion
based
stories, did
anyone
read

The
Last


Templar?




I
definitely
agree
with
you
regarding
the
enjoyability
of "Angels
& Demons".  I
liked
it
much
more
than "The
DaVinci
Code".  I
only
read
it
because
I
thought
I
had
to
read
it
first
but
found
out
that
it
didn't
really
matter
since
the
only
thing
one
had
to
do
with
the
other
was
the
main
characterI
have
not
read "The
Last
Templar" and
probably
won't
as
I've
had
my
fill
of
that
type
of
bookI
much
prefer
light
hearted
books, horror, or
a
good
mysteryI
do
read
an
occasional
historical
book
or
biography.

Gold Conversationalist
Posts: 496
Registered: ‎02-21-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9658 of 9,664 (7,496 Views)
In Response to What's everyone reading?
:



Hi
everyone,




Thought
I'd
get
my
thread
started
here
on
what's
everyone
readingI'm
currently
reading
John
Grisham's "The
Summons".  It's
very
interesting
and
I
hope
to
finish
it
sometime
todayWhat's
on
your
coffee
table, nightstand
or
end
table?




Janese



I'm
currently
reading
two
books - both
for
discussion
groupsI'm
reading
and
discussing

Jewel
in
the
Crown

by
Paul
Scott
for
a
discussion
on
SeniorNetI'm
also
reading

A
Short
History
of
Tractors
in
Ukrainian

by
Marine
Lewycka
for
my
f2f
groupIt
was
nominated
for
a
Man
Booker
prize.



I'm
also
trying
to
keep
up
with
the
Arthritis
Today, AARP
and
Readers' Digest
magazines
that
come
in
each
monthOh
yes, and
the
daily
newspaperAnd
I
wonder
why
I
don't
have
time
for
anything
else!



Nancy

Info Seeker
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-21-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

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Feel free to mention any book you've read for it may be of interest to someone.  I have not read the book you mentioned but did read both The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.  They were both fascinating.  I like what you said about reading it didn't mean you believed half of what the author said but it did get you thinking.  If it did that than I think the book was worth reading.


I finished The Summons and am now reading "Open House" by Elizabeth Berg.  A light but enjoyable read on the Oprah book club list.



Angels
and
Demons,

I
thought
that
was
way
better
than

DaVinci


Code
, it
seemed
much
more
enjoyable, and
not
so
far
fetched. Speaking
of
religion
based
stories, did
anyone
read

The
Last


Templar?

Social Butterfly
Posts: 11,090
Registered: ‎02-15-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

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Actually there is one book that I did read recently, but I didn't mention it because of it's religious nature. At first I through it in the trash, and then I went back and rescued it. Mainly because I wanted to see if anyone else on here had read it. The book came to me free in the mail addressed to the resident. At first I though it was from some church like the ones who come around banging on my door on Saturday, which annoys me to no end. I do believe with out really checking on the author from what he says in the book that he is either a Seven Day Adventist or has leanings toward them. Of course if he believes all that he writes in his book, it is apparent that he hates the catholic church and all that it stands for.


The name of the book was "The Enemy Unmasked, SE, by Bill Hughes," I did a search on the net and found several references to the book, and it is for sell at one place for $5.00 a copy. It turns out that he has written two books, the other is, " The Secret Terrorists." Which I have not read yet, but I have found and ear marked a copy on line to read later, if I have the time.


Any way it seems that back in history the catholic church and the pope established the order of the Jesuits. Later after being thrown out by the monarch's of most of the countries, they formed the Illuminati to hide behind. Today they are suppose to be a very strong organization who's main purpose is the destruction of protestantism. They are suppose to be the force behind all the trouble in the world, and their main objective now is the destruction on the United States. You have to read the book yourself to see how he ties it all together.


I must admit that a lot of what he says seems to explain the state of the world today, and what has happened to this country in the last eight years. That doesn't mean I believe half of what he says, but it does set me thinking, and the book will probable end up back in the trash. I do believe there is some group that is pulling the strings behind the scenes to line their own pockets, with out care for what happens to this country or its people.


Copyright 2008 by Gordon K.Glatz


 

Feel free to mention any book you've read for it may be of interest to someone.  I have not read the book you mentioned but did read both The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.  They were both fascinating.  I like what you said about reading it didn't mean you believed half of what the author said but it did get you thinking.  If it did that than I think the book was worth reading.


I finished The Summons and am now reading "Open House" by Elizabeth Berg.  A light but enjoyable read on the Oprah book club list.