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re: What's everyone reading?

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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


Janese,


This is the first time I'm trying this, so let's see what happens.


I'm reading Stella Whitelaw's Pray and Die.  It is an O.K. mystery.  I'm not entralled, but it is a new setting for me (Sussex, England), so that's good.


-Edie

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Posts: 1,401
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re: What's everyone reading?

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I
have
never
read "The
Catcher
in
the
Rye".  I
read
many
classics
when
I
was
in
high
school
but
somehow
missed
that
oneI
will
have
to
give
it
a
try
one
dayI
enjoyed
the
works
of
the
Bronte
sisters
and
Jane
Austen.



When "Catcher
in
the
Rye" came
out
in
1951, all
public
schools
and
many
colleges
banned
itSalinger
wrote
explicitlyIf
you
read
it
and
you
get
to
the
part
where
Holden
goes
to
meet
his
sister
Phoebe
at
her
school, and
what
he
sees
painted
on
the
wall, you'll
see
why
it
was
banned
back
then.

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

re: What's everyone reading?

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thanks
Janese
for
including
me
in
the
group
I
am
not
reading
anything
at
the
moment
but
John
Grisham
is
my
favorite
author
I
have
read
most
of
his
books
though
I
am
not
much
of
a
reader
I
do
love
his
books
And
I
think
I
will
get
the
Summons
and
read
it
Thanks
Jerry




Hi
Jerry,




You
are
quite
welcomeGlad
to
have
you
aboardI
too
enjoy
John
Grisham's
books
and
recently
finished "Bleachers".  It
was
different
from
most
of
his
books
as
it
did
not
deal
with
the
lawIt
was
about
a
high
school
football
coach
who
was
dying
and
the
love/hate
relationship
he
had
with
his
playersIt
was
a
very
quick
read
and
quite
enjoyablePlease
share
your
thoughts
of "The
Summons" when
you
finish
it.




Janese

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Posts: 39
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re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9594 of 9,618 (2,662 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




thanks
Janese
for
including
me
in
the
group
I
am
not
reading
anything
at
the
moment
but
John
Grisham
is
my
favorite
author
I
have
read
most
of
his
books
though
I
am
not
much
of
a
reader
I
do
love
his
books
And
I
think
I
will
get
the
Summons
and
read
it
Thanks
Jerry

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

re: What's everyone reading?

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My
favorite
novel
of
all
time
is "A
Catcher
in
the
Rye" by
J.D. Salinger
When
my
son's
mother
and
I
were
together, I
suggested
that
she
check
it
out
from
the
library
and
read
itThe
whole
time
she
was
reading
it, she
had
a
constant
grin
on
her
faceShe
said
that
was
because
Holden
Caulfield
sounded
like
a
person
just
like
me



But
it
was
like
many
moviesThe
timeline
for
everything
that
Holden
did
and
all
of
the
places
that
he
went
to
was
unrealisticNobody
could
have
done
all
of
that
in
a
24-hour
time
frame (take
a
train, to
New
York, check
into
a
hotel, go
ice
skating, visit
his
old
teacher, then
finally
go
home.



I
recommend
it
to
all
of
youYes, I've
always
harbored
a
deep-rooted
abhorrence
for
phonies, especially
"secret
slobs" as
Holden
referred
to
his
roommate
as.




I
have
never
read "The
Catcher
in
the
Rye".  I
read
many
classics
when
I
was
in
high
school
but
somehow
missed
that
oneI
will
have
to
give
it
a
try
one
dayI
enjoyed
the
works
of
the
Bronte
sisters
and
Jane
Austen.

Gold Conversationalist
Posts: 1,401
Registered: ‎02-19-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9596 of 9,618 (2,662 Views)
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Hi
Nancy,




Sounds
like
you
are
going
to
be
very
busy
with
your
readingI
wish
I
could
find
the
time
to
get
into
my
bookMaybe
after
my
company
leaves
on
Sunday.  "The
Other
Boleyn
Girl" was
very
goodI
really
enjoyed
it
and
I
read
that
it
stayed
very
true
to
the
book
however
neither
are
true
to
history
which
was
somewhat
disappointingWell, I
better
go
before
my
company
gets
backTalk
to
you
when
I
can.




Janese



My
favorite
novel
of
all
time
is "A
Catcher
in
the
Rye" by
J.D. Salinger
When
my
son's
mother
and
I
were
together, I
suggested
that
she
check
it
out
from
the
library
and
read
itThe
whole
time
she
was
reading
it, she
had
a
constant
grin
on
her
faceShe
said
that
was
because
Holden
Caulfield
sounded
like
a
person
just
like
me



But
it
was
like
many
moviesThe
timeline
for
everything
that
Holden
did
and
all
of
the
places
that
he
went
to
was
unrealisticNobody
could
have
done
all
of
that
in
a
24-hour
time
frame (take
a
train, to
New
York, check
into
a
hotel, go
ice
skating, visit
his
old
teacher, then
finally
go
home.



I
recommend
it
to
all
of
youYes, I've
always
harbored
a
deep-rooted
abhorrence
for
phonies, especially
"secret
slobs" as
Holden
referred
to
his
roommate
as.

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

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9597 of 9,618 (2,664 Views)
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Hi
Janese,



Well, I
finished

The
Uncommon
Reader
, posted
it
on
Bookins
and
already
have
someone
who
wants
itIt
was
cute, but
not
a
keeper.



I
started

Generations

and
found
it
was
too
much
for
meSo
I
searched
for
it
online
and
found
a
site
that
describes
it
much
betterI'm
going
to
work
my
way
through
the
siteI'm
fascinated
with
generations, cohorts,
etcI
took
a
course
in
sociology
about
it
once.



I
see
that
some
of
our
reading
buddies
still
can't
get
onto
the
new
siteI'm
getting
notices
of
posts
on
the
old
message
boardUntil
everyone's
on
board, I
think
I'll
still
answer
them
over
there.



Enjoy
the
rest
of
your
weekend.



Nancy




Hi
Nancy,




I'm
afraid
I
haven't
been
able
to
read
my
book
yetI
had
company
Friday
and
Saturday
and
today
I
have
to
go
to
a
meeting
with
our
block
watch
co-ordinatorShe
is
resigning
and
I
want
to
find
out
what
the
job
entails
before
I
decide
to
take
it
onI've
also
been
busy
between
the
two
boards
trying
to
catch
upYes, there
are
a
few
that
haven't
made
it
on
board
yet
so
I'm
still
replying
to
them
on
the
old
site
as
wellHopefully, they'll
get
on
soon
because
the
old
site
will
end
in
April
and
become
a
read
only
siteEdie
and
Kathryn
Ruth
are
having
problems
getting
on
and
they
have
been
working
with
Terri
at
aarp
so
I'm
hoping
they
will
get
it
resolved
next
weekI
don't
know
about
BikermomShe's
still
writing
on
the
old
boardSome
are
still
writing
there
until
it
ends
because
they
like
it
betterPeggy
and
Spinner
have
made
it
here
but
I'm
afraid
there
are
some
we'll
lose
and
that's
unfortunate.




Glad
to
hear
you
finished "The
Uncommon
Reader".  Wish I could find some
time to get into my book.  Tomorrow night I have a meeting
about upcoming events in our park but I think I'll stay off the
computer and try to get in some reading tomorrow.  Have a great day.



Janese

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Social Butterfly
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Registered: ‎02-15-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9598 of 9,618 (2,666 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




Couldn't
resist
sharing
this
joke
here
since
it
has
to
do
with
reading:








Never
Argue with a Woman 
    

One morning, the husband returns the boat to their
lakeside cottage after several hours of fishing and
decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the
lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors
out a short distance, anchors, puts her feet up, and
begins to read her book.



 



The
peace and solitude are magnificent.



 



Along
comes a Fish and Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up
alongside the woman and says, 'Good morning, Ma'am. What
are you doing?'
'Reading a book' she replies,
(thinking, Isn't that obvious?')



 



'You're
in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her.
'I'm
sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading.'

'Yes, but I see you have all the equipment. For all I know
you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in
and write you up.'
   
'If you do
that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault,' says
the woman.



 



'But
I haven't even touched you,' says the Game Warden.



 



'That's
true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you
could start at any moment.'
   

'Have a nice day ma'am,' and he left.

   
MORAL: Never argue with a woman
who reads. It's likely she can also think.















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Posts: 496
Registered: ‎02-21-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

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Hi
Nancy,




Sounds
like
you
are
going
to
be
very
busy
with
your
readingI
wish
I
could
find
the
time
to
get
into
my
bookMaybe
after
my
company
leaves
on
Sunday.  "The
Other
Boleyn
Girl" was
very
goodI
really
enjoyed
it
and
I
read
that
it
stayed
very
true
to
the
book
however
neither
are
true
to
history
which
was
somewhat
disappointingWell, I
better
go
before
my
company
gets
backTalk
to
you
when
I
can.




Janese



Hi
Janese,



Well, I
finished

The
Uncommon
Reader
, posted
it
on
Bookins
and
already
have
someone
who
wants
itIt
was
cute, but
not
a
keeper.



I
started

Generations

and
found
it
was
too
much
for
meSo
I
searched
for
it
online
and
found
a
site
that
describes
it
much
betterI'm
going
to
work
my
way
through
the
siteI'm
fascinated
with
generations, cohorts,
etcI
took
a
course
in
sociology
about
it
once.



I
see
that
some
of
our
reading
buddies
still
can't
get
onto
the
new
siteI'm
getting
notices
of
posts
on
the
old
message
boardUntil
everyone's
on
board, I
think
I'll
still
answer
them
over
there.



Enjoy
the
rest
of
your
weekend.



Nancy

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

re: What's everyone reading?

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I'm
almost
finished
with
the
Tractor
bookThings
do
get
better
toward
the
endJustice
does
prevail, as
they
sayI'm
also
almost
finished
with "The
Uncommon
Reader".  This
is
going
to
give
me
some "free"
reading
time
between
discussionsI
bought
a
book
a
while
ago
called "Generations".  I
don't
remember
when
I
learned
about
the
different
generations: Silent
generation, Baby
Bookers, Millenials,
etc., but
I
really
enjoyed
trying
to
understand
the
difference
between
usEach
generation
is
created
differently
by
the
events
they
live
through, like
WWII, Kennedy's
death, 9/11There
are "only"
425
pages, the
print
is
small
and
the
book
is
largeI'm
going
to
attack
this
like
a
class: taking
notes, reviewing,
etcI
am
really
looking
forward
to
it.



I
might
also
try
to
read
one
of
my
light
books
from
my
book
list, tooGet
as
much
reading
in
as
I
can
before
my
f2f
book
group
meets
on
the
17th
and
I'll
have
another
book
to
read!



How
was "The
Other
Boleyn
Girl"?  A
friend
of
mine
read
the
book
and
enjoyed
it
very
much.



Nancy




Hi
Nancy,




Sounds
like
you
are
going
to
be
very
busy
with
your
readingI
wish
I
could
find
the
time
to
get
into
my
bookMaybe
after
my
company
leaves
on
Sunday.  "The
Other
Boleyn
Girl" was
very
goodI
really
enjoyed
it
and
I
read
that
it
stayed
very
true
to
the
book
however
neither
are
true
to
history
which
was
somewhat
disappointingWell, I
better
go
before
my
company
gets
backTalk
to
you
when
I
can.




Janese