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I just finished Freud's Mistress for my book group which meets tomorrow.  Very interesting but leaves me with a lot of questions that I'll have to look into



A gook I had on hold I'll pick up Friday.  It's Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah and my other book which I just requested is The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes which was highly recommended to me.

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I'm thinking of borrowing A STAR FOR MRS. SMITH from the library. How did you like it?



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In my previous post I mentioned about book "The Secret Rooms" byCatherine Bailey.I finished it yesterday,I enjoyed it,but it was too long,at 425pgs. I skimmed the last 100pgs because it became boring at the end for me. Sue





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Sue, No matter what the book is, if it is too long, I get bored and lose interest.  I'd be tempted to say this is a sign of age, but I has always felt that way. You are not alone!



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I am still reading Closest Comapnion, about FDR and Daisy Suckly.  It is mostly the letters the 2 of them wrote to one another and I only read it in short spurts.  It is a fairly long book but I will read it in its entirety.  Lots of history to mull over.

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In my previous post I mentioned about book "The Secret Rooms" byCatherine Bailey.I finished it yesterday,I enjoyed it,but it was too long,at 425pgs. I skimmed the last 100pgs because it became boring at the end for me. Sue

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The book I'm about to read is"The Secret Rooms"by Catherine Bailey.A true story about what really happened to the 9th Duke of Rutland who died alone among family archives in 1940. His son&heir,Charles ordered the room sealed. Sixty yrs later,the author was one of the first historians to be allowed inside,basis of her book is reading the Duke's letters,learning family secrets. When I first saw the book,I was intrigued,reminded me of same period when "Downton Abbey"{huge fan of show} is set. Sue



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I have this book noted on my want-to-read list.  I am looking forward to reading it.  -  Melanie



 



 

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Recently read The Ocean at The End of the Lake by Neil Gaiman which was good and just started Stardust which is better.  I loved The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.



One of my all time favorite books is, There Eyes Were Watching God, which the last time I read was out loud to my husband as he was moving on.  Special story.





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I recall Their Eyes Were Watching God, having to read it in college for a Women in Literature class...it was very touching and the dialect was somewhat difficult, if I am remembering the book correctly.



I am halfway through The Triple Package by Chua and Rubenfeld and also reading Adriana Trigiana's The Supreme Macaroni Company and J.K. Rowling's The Cuckoo's Calling. Had to begin that one as it came through from library...don't really like to read three...one nonfiction and one fiction at the same time is ok.

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My downfall is groups like this one.  I want to read every book mentioned.  Just finished The Botticelli Secret by Marina Florato (about an hour ago, in fact).  This book gave me a very different slant on Botticelli.  It also gave me a grand tour of Italy.  Now to go on to the next.  Have many to choose from.  Maybe another Stephen Kind.  After Botticelli I need something relaxing, if Kind can be called relaxing.  I am surrounded by unread books that I can pick & choose.



I also have an audiobook going on my tablet & a book on my Kindle.  I'm always amazed that I can keep them straight as I "read" these 3 books sometime during the day.  At least I'm never bored with all my "friends".

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Recently read The Ocean at The End of the Lake by Neil Gaiman which was good and just started Stardust which is better.  I loved The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.



One of my all time favorite books is, There Eyes Were Watching God, which the last time I read was out loud to my husband as he was moving on.  Special story.

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Just finished "Fatherland" by Robert Harris. Was best seller in the '90s, but since I buy so many books at library and AAUW sales, I get to books late. Premise is Germany won the war and it's 1964. Really a detective story and well written. I was on vacation, however, and friends wanted me to keep the cover hidden since it had a swastika on it and thought it would be misinterpreted.

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