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by Chatterbox
Mon June 28th, 2010, 3:03 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2010
Topic: Chatterbox's 2010 Reading Log!
Replies: 43
Views: 4348

Michy, Didn't think much of it, honestly. I'd give it three stars, maybe? I find the format tedious, generally, and he's not a good enough writer to overcome that. I read it mostly because I live in NYC and so was curious. A disappointment, though... I read rapidly and eclectically; I do sleep, but ...
by Chatterbox
Sun June 27th, 2010, 5:54 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2010
Topic: Chatterbox's 2010 Reading Log!
Replies: 43
Views: 4348

June: Non-fiction: In Pursuit of Silence by George Prochnik The Zanzibar Chest by Aidan Hartley Searching for Order by Anna Pavord The Music Room by William Fiennes The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick Philanthrocapitalism by Matthew Bishop How to Live: A Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell The Wom...
by Chatterbox
Sun May 23rd, 2010, 3:36 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2010
Topic: Chatterbox's 2010 Reading Log!
Replies: 43
Views: 4348

Second half of May: Non-fiction: Mrs Adams in Winter by Michael O'Brien Murder in the High Himalaya by Jonathan Green (ARC) South from Barbary by Justin Marozzi Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick The Friendship: Wordsworth & Coleridge by Adam Sisman Fiction: A Loyal Character Dancer by Qiu Xiaolong ...
by Chatterbox
Sat May 15th, 2010, 10:00 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Sorry to be AWOL....
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Miss Moppet, there will be one somewhere in the Telegraph, courtesy of a buddy who is now foreign editor there...
by Chatterbox
Sat May 15th, 2010, 4:20 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Sorry to be AWOL....
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Sorry to be AWOL....

Hi gang, Just a quick note to bring you folks up to speed. I'm immersed in book mania right now. My book about Wall Street is due out on June 15, having been pushed up by 2 weeks because of the upheaval re Goldman Sachs, and it's been as much as I can do to keep up with the marketing people and my r...
by Chatterbox
Wed May 5th, 2010, 3:48 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2010
Topic: Chatterbox's 2010 Reading Log!
Replies: 43
Views: 4348

First half of May: Non-fiction: Everything is Broken by Emma Larkin (ARC) Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt The War for the Wall Street Journal by Sarah Ellison Fiction: Felicia's Journey by William Trevor The Sonnet Lover by Carol Goodman This Body of Death by Elizabeth George One Day in May by Cath...
by Chatterbox
Sat April 24th, 2010, 4:17 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2010 edition)
Replies: 1411
Views: 71868

That must have be "Laura", right on the Mississippi, right Divia? I found that the most fascinating part of my sightseeing around N.O...
by Chatterbox
Sat April 24th, 2010, 1:09 am
Forum: By Country/Continent
Topic: Japan
Replies: 17
Views: 5417

Thanks Ariadne; I may end up buying it (didn't choose it from Vine), but will take a look at it first. Don't want to invest if I end up stymied by the style. Another thought - The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki. Much more recent -- circa 1940s/1950s, as I recall -- but brilliant about social ...
by Chatterbox
Fri April 23rd, 2010, 7:40 pm
Forum: By Country/Continent
Topic: Japan
Replies: 17
Views: 5417

David Mitchell's new book (he wrote Cloud Atlas) focuses on shogunate Japan, through the eyes of foreigners. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is the title. I found Cloud Atlas a tough read stylistically, but may still give this one a try bec. of the subject matter.
by Chatterbox
Fri April 23rd, 2010, 7:19 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The best thing today
Replies: 2019
Views: 116921

That is AMAZING, LH!!! How lucky and how wonderful for you all... I lost a friend to a form of brain cancer back in the mid-80s after two rounds of surgery. It's a nasty beast, all too often.

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