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by sweetpotatoboy
Mon May 16th, 2016, 10:28 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2016
Topic: Justin's 2016 Reads
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Justin's 2016 Reads

1. A Short History of Myth - by Karen Armstrong (NF) - 3.5/5 2. A Spool of Blue Thread - by Anne Tyler (cont fict) - 3.5/5 3. My Brilliant Friend - by Elena Ferrante (cont fict) - 3.5/5 4. To Kill a Mockingbird - by Harper Lee (HF?) - 4.5/5 5. Go Set a Watchman - by Harper Lee (cont fict) - 2.5/5 6....
by sweetpotatoboy
Wed January 27th, 2016, 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?
Replies: 40
Views: 930

Re: Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?

No historical fiction this year yet, but I've read "A Short History of Myth" by Karen Armstrong, which was interesting but by its nature not comprehensive and offered just one perspective, and "A Spool of Blue Thread", Anne Tyler's latest novel. Currently reading "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferra...
by sweetpotatoboy
Wed January 27th, 2016, 2:15 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2015
Topic: Justin's 2015 Reads
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

Re: Justin's 2015 Reads

36. The Slave by Isaac Bashevis Singer (HF) - 4/5 37. Inés del alma mía by Isabel Allende (HF) - 3/5 38. The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk (HF) - 2/5 39. Italian Pleasures by David Leavitt, Mark Mitchell (NF) - 3.5/5 40. If Morning Ever Comes by Anne Tyler (cont. fict) - 3/5 41. Why Be Happy When You ...
by sweetpotatoboy
Mon November 2nd, 2015, 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading: November 2015?
Replies: 38
Views: 818

Re: What are you reading: November 2015?

In the middle of two books:

Isabel, la conquista del poder (Isabel, #2) by Martín Maurel
and
The Slave by Isaac Bashevis Singer
by sweetpotatoboy
Mon November 2nd, 2015, 4:28 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2015
Topic: Justin's 2015 Reads
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

Re: Justin's 2015 Reads

30. The Book of Lost Books by Stuart Kelly (NF) - 4/5 31. Lord Geoffrey's Fancy by Alfred Duggan (HF) - 3.5/5 32. Teach Us to Sit Still - A Sceptic's Search for Health and Healing by Tim Parks (NF) - 2/5 33. Demelza by Winston Graham (HF) - 4.5/5 34. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (fiction) - 4/5 35. ...
by sweetpotatoboy
Sat October 3rd, 2015, 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading October 2015
Replies: 55
Views: 3351

Re: What are you reading October 2015

Also finished Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings, a story of two women, a white Southerner & her slave, although that only begins to describe their relationship & where they will go in the story. I was holding my breath to see how it would end. I really enjoyed the author's afterward section wh...
by sweetpotatoboy
Sat October 3rd, 2015, 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading September 2015
Replies: 64
Views: 4856

Re: What are you reading September 2015

About a third of the way into "Demelza", the second Poldark novel. It's even better than the first book! Hope you like it. Oh definitely! After the first book, I was only so-so about the series and wondered what the fuss was about. But I decided to carry on and I'm loving the second book and defini...
by sweetpotatoboy
Wed September 30th, 2015, 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading September 2015
Replies: 64
Views: 4856

Re: What are you reading September 2015

About a third of the way into "Demelza", the second Poldark novel.
by sweetpotatoboy
Thu September 17th, 2015, 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading September 2015
Replies: 64
Views: 4856

Re: What are you reading September 2015

Just finished "Lust for Life" by Irving Stone, his 1934 novel about Vincent Van Gogh - really, really fantastic. I'm very tempted to watch the 1956 film of the same name based on the novel, starring Kirk Douglas. But I think I'll leave it for a while, in order not to get the two portrayals muddled i...
by sweetpotatoboy
Thu September 17th, 2015, 10:04 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2015
Topic: Justin's 2015 Reads
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

Re: Justin's 2015 Reads

27. Early Warning by Jane Smiley (HF) - 3/5
28. The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad (NF) - 3.5/5
29. Lust for Life by Irving Stone (HF) - 4.5/5

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