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Old 04-05-2017, 12:58 PM
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I reread a lot too. But oddly enough, when I tried a reread of The Brothers K, my experience was a lot like what Patience describes. I was recognizing whole paragraphs (hadn't expected that) and was really feeling bored. Maybe I read it more slowly the first time, rather than racing ahead for the next plot advancement. In any case, I put it away without finishing. I think that's the only time I gave up on a reread.
Brothers K, I could see rereading the beginning, now that I know who all the characters are, but won't
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Finally listening to The Light Between Oceans. One of the few books I wouldn't recommend in audio. The volume goes up and down to such a degree that it is sometimes very hard to hear. And while the premise is intriguing, the book isn't as great as the hype. I could see it being a good movie though. Anyone seen it?
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:21 PM
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Finally listening to The Light Between Oceans. One of the few books I wouldn't recommend in audio. The volume goes up and down to such a degree that it is sometimes very hard to hear. And while the premise is intriguing, the book isn't as great as the hype. I could see it being a good movie though. Anyone seen it?
I took a look at the book in GoodReads. People either LOVE it or hate it. In about equal numbers. I'm not inspired to add it to my to-read list.

I know nothing about movies.
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I took a look at the book in GoodReads. People either LOVE it or hate it. In about equal numbers. I'm not inspired to add it to my to-read list.

I know nothing about movies.
I have mixed feelings and I'm finding it difficult to go into detail or write a review that doesn't contain spoilers. I guess it seems like it was marketed as a feel good book and it's really not, so unmet expectations may be playing a part here. Also I think one of the main characters has undiagnosed depression but that is never really addressed.

It's really kind of a horrible situation but you are supposed to sympathize with the folks who did the horrible thing, it seems like.

I haven't decided if I want to see the movie now that I know the ending.

But the premise itself is still interesting. It would be a good book club book to see who empathized with which characters, etc.
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what does inter library mean? Probably means from another system,not another branch, right? If so, I can understand that.
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Well, I haven't paid for the Superforecasting book yet, but I will on Saturday. Whups.
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Well, I haven't paid for the Superforecasting book yet, but I will on Saturday. Whups.
That was a work book club book last summer.

I'm about to pay for a Paw Patrol book the kids lost, which should be cheaper.
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Just picked up The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh". I like his stuff.
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Just picked up The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh". I like his stuff.
I believe I read Decline & Fall in HS. No real memories of it
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