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Social Butterfly
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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.

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Registered: ‎02-19-2008

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



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?

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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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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




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
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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

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Posts: 496
Registered: ‎02-21-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

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Hi
Nancy,




I'm
glad
you
had
a
wonderful
time
with
your
friend
DeeI
had
hoped
to
have
all
my
messages
caught
up
before
you
got
back
so
I
was
surprised
to
see
that
you
had
already
responded.  I take it you drove to
Philadelphia.  Sorry to hear you got lost.  I hope you
weren't lost for long.



I love flower shows.  Every year my husband and I
make it a point to visit the flower building at the state
fair.  They have some of the most beautiful arrangements. 
I've always wanted to go to Holland, Michigan for the tulip
festival.  How is your orchid doing?  I would kill it for
sure.  I'm okay with plants outdoors but I've never been able
to keep one alive indoors so I don't even try anymore.



If "Jewel in the Crown" wasn't making any
sense to you it's good that you put it down.  As my friend Edie
is always telling me life is too short to continue reading a book
you don't enjoy and there are too many good ones out there.  At
least you are enjoying "The Uncommon Reader".  Please
continue the tractor book as the ending may surprise you.  You
can tell me the end because I doubt I would ever read it.



Hoping to get some reading in tomorrow if I can keep my
messages caught up.  On my way to the movies in a little while
with my girlfriend Barb.  Going to see "The Other Boleyn
Girl".  Talk to you soon.



Janese



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

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Posts: 11,090
Registered: ‎02-15-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

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Janese, I
had
a
wonderful
time
in
Philadelphia - once
I
got
thereFor
some
reason, I
always
get
lost
on
my
way
to
PhiladelphiaNever
on
my
way
homeMy
friend, Dee, and
I
talked
for
hoursI
need
to
get
her
onto
Yahoo
IM
so
we
can
chat.



The
flower
show
was
exquisiteSuch
beautiful
arrangements
and
shocks
of
colorsI
found
myself
smiling
as
soon
as
I
walked
in
the
doorWe
listened
to
a
lecture
about
orchids, then
decided
to
buy
oneI've
never
owned
an
orchid
in
my
lifeIt's
like
having
a
brand
new
baby
in
the
house: I'm
so
afraid
I'm
going
to
kill
it!



I
drove
home
yesterday, cutting
my
visit
short
by
one
day
because
the
weather
was
going
to
be
horrid
todayI'm
real
tired, but
don't
have
anything
planned
today
because
our
TOPS
meeting
has
been
canceledI
have
a
fibromyalgia
support
group
to
attend
this
afternoon, but
I
bet
that's
going
to
be
canceled
as
well.



I've
given
up
on "
Jewel
in
the
Crown
".  It
just
stopped
making
sense
to
meI've
now
started
reading "
The
Uncommon
Reader
" by
Alan
Bennett, which
has
turned
out
to
be
delightfulI
highly
recommend
it
to
all
readersIt's
the
story
of
the
British
queen
learning
to
read
and
appreciate
booksQuite
insightfulMy
f2f
book
group
meets
on
March
17th
at
which
time
I
will
have
finished
the
Tractor
bookI
will
tell
them
my
opinion
unless
it
gets
betterBut
right
now
I'm
so
afraid
for
the
old
man
that
I
don't
want
to
read
it
anymore.



Nancy




Hi
Nancy,




I'm
glad
you
had
a
wonderful
time
with
your
friend
DeeI
had
hoped
to
have
all
my
messages
caught
up
before
you
got
back
so
I
was
surprised
to
see
that
you
had
already
responded.  I take it you drove to
Philadelphia.  Sorry to hear you got lost.  I hope you
weren't lost for long.



I love flower shows.  Every year my husband and I
make it a point to visit the flower building at the state
fair.  They have some of the most beautiful arrangements. 
I've always wanted to go to Holland, Michigan for the tulip
festival.  How is your orchid doing?  I would kill it for
sure.  I'm okay with plants outdoors but I've never been able
to keep one alive indoors so I don't even try anymore.



If "Jewel in the Crown" wasn't making any
sense to you it's good that you put it down.  As my friend Edie
is always telling me life is too short to continue reading a book
you don't enjoy and there are too many good ones out there.  At
least you are enjoying "The Uncommon Reader".  Please
continue the tractor book as the ending may surprise you.  You
can tell me the end because I doubt I would ever read it.



Hoping to get some reading in tomorrow if I can keep my
messages caught up.  On my way to the movies in a little while
with my girlfriend Barb.  Going to see "The Other Boleyn
Girl".  Talk to you soon.



Janese

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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.






Hi
Heidi,





Still
catching
up
on
messagesI've
never
heard
of
that
book
but
it
sounds
like
a
good
oneAll
books
don't
have
to
be
exciting
reads
to
give
a
good
impressionSpeaking
of
Alaska, my
girlfriend
and
I
are
seeing
a
movie
this
afternoon
at
the
show
and
then
we'll
come
home
for
dinnerThen
we
usually
watch
a
movie
that
I
rented
from
Netflix
and
the
movie
we
should
be
watching
today
is "Into
the
Wild" which
is
about
the
college
student
who
gave
up
all
his
possessions, gave
all
his
money
to
charity
and
hitchhiked
to
Alaska
to
live
in
the
wildernessShould
be
a
good
oneIt
was
directed
by
Sean
Penn






Janese


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Registered: ‎02-21-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

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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



Janese, I
had
a
wonderful
time
in
Philadelphia - once
I
got
thereFor
some
reason, I
always
get
lost
on
my
way
to
PhiladelphiaNever
on
my
way
homeMy
friend, Dee, and
I
talked
for
hoursI
need
to
get
her
onto
Yahoo
IM
so
we
can
chat.



The
flower
show
was
exquisiteSuch
beautiful
arrangements
and
shocks
of
colorsI
found
myself
smiling
as
soon
as
I
walked
in
the
doorWe
listened
to
a
lecture
about
orchids, then
decided
to
buy
oneI've
never
owned
an
orchid
in
my
lifeIt's
like
having
a
brand
new
baby
in
the
house: I'm
so
afraid
I'm
going
to
kill
it!



I
drove
home
yesterday, cutting
my
visit
short
by
one
day
because
the
weather
was
going
to
be
horrid
todayI'm
real
tired, but
don't
have
anything
planned
today
because
our
TOPS
meeting
has
been
canceledI
have
a
fibromyalgia
support
group
to
attend
this
afternoon, but
I
bet
that's
going
to
be
canceled
as
well.



I've
given
up
on "
Jewel
in
the
Crown
".  It
just
stopped
making
sense
to
meI've
now
started
reading "
The
Uncommon
Reader
" by
Alan
Bennett, which
has
turned
out
to
be
delightfulI
highly
recommend
it
to
all
readersIt's
the
story
of
the
British
queen
learning
to
read
and
appreciate
booksQuite
insightfulMy
f2f
book
group
meets
on
March
17th
at
which
time
I
will
have
finished
the
Tractor
bookI
will
tell
them
my
opinion
unless
it
gets
betterBut
right
now
I'm
so
afraid
for
the
old
man
that
I
don't
want
to
read
it
anymore.



Nancy