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Post by Virgulina » Mon September 1st, 2008, 10:41 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I really enjoyed The Book Thief, Lila. It is unusual having Death as the narrator, he saw everything in colours, didn't he? He had a bit of a warped sense of humour, if I remember. But I did find it a very moving book.[/quote]

I'm one of the very few people that didn't really enjoy this book! Death annoyed me to no end with all the obvious foreshadowing and the humour seemed too forced. Maybe I'm just not sensitive enough but none of the characters moved me and I couldn't wait for the book to end! :o


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Post by Ash » Mon September 1st, 2008, 10:55 pm

I just finished reading Last Day of the War by Judith Mitchell. Its not so much about WWI, its more about the breakup of the Ottoman empire and the genocide against the Armenians by the Turks. There is also a young Jewish girl who goes off the France with the YWCA to help soldiers and of course falls in love, with someone who belongs to an Armenian group exacting revenge. Very very well done, with some very funny moments, lots of irony, and some parts that are just heartwrenching. I would definitely read another by this author.

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Post by MLS859 » Mon September 1st, 2008, 11:00 pm

Lady of the Roses by Sandra Worth

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Post by tsjmom » Mon September 1st, 2008, 11:30 pm

[quote=""1lila1""]I tried to start reading The Book Thief while laying by the pool in Vegas this weekend but I only got @30 pages in. It's not really a nice beachy sort of read....at all! So I drank some Pina Colada's instead :D !! I'll start it back up now that I'm home. It seems intersting. I just hope I can get over the weird writing style. We'll see![/quote]

Lila, you HAVE to finish this book!! It was one of the best, most memorable novels I've ever read. Truly, I can't think of too many others that match up to this one.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon September 1st, 2008, 11:31 pm

Nonfiction: Martha Washington by Patricia Brady. It's a very well written biography.
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Post by JaneConsumer » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 12:59 am

Finished Gaveston by Chris Hunt and about to start An Arrow's Flight by Mark Merlis.

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Post by Leyland » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 1:07 am

I'm 63 pages into The Blood Remembers by Terry Stanfill (a book buy as a result of the Norman Sicily discussion on the old forum).

I'm enjoying the story so far, but not so enthralled that I couldn't put it down for a two hour mountain run in the little green car today! :D

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Post by Divia » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 3:38 am

Sunrise Over Fallujah and the Sealed Letter
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Post by Vanessa » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 11:31 am

I'm just about to start London Dust by Lee Jackson, a murder mystery set in the 1850s.

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Post by ellenjane » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 4:46 pm

I just finished up March, by Geraldine Brooks. I don't remember a lot about Little Women, but I really liked this book, which tells of the father's time in the American Civil War.

I've just started Stiff, which is about the various uses of cadavers, for my book club, but I have a pile of historical fiction awaiting me when my life settles down a bit!


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