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Old 08-09-2018, 01:03 PM
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Listening to Where'd You Go, Bernadette? This is not a great book for audio because it's a bunch of emails and correspondence, but only one narrator, so it's easy to lose track of whose perspective it is. I had judged this book by its cover, expecting it to be shallow. But while many of the characters are shallow, the themes are not.
I absolutely loved this book. I think they're making it into a movie, I just hope they don't screw it up....
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Listening to Where'd You Go, Bernadette? This is not a great book for audio because it's a bunch of emails and correspondence, but only one narrator, so it's easy to lose track of whose perspective it is. I had judged this book by its cover, expecting it to be shallow. But while many of the characters are shallow, the themes are not.
really love that book.
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:31 PM
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Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad. A pretty pessimistic novel about our inability to escape the past, no matter how we might reinvent ourselves over the years.
I read Lord Jim many years ago an enjoyed it immensely but somehow never got a round to reading anything else by Conrad. That is, until Friday, when I read Heart of Darkness on flight home. Wow! What a book! I turned back to the beginning and am rereading it again. I don't think I've ever reread a book immediately upon finishing it.
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:06 AM
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the Calvino one sounds interesting
i enjoyed that one when i read it about 20 yrs ago. almost re-read it recently, but started on the Three Body Problem instead.

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Old 08-13-2018, 01:52 PM
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I absolutely loved this book. I think they're making it into a movie, I just hope they don't screw it up....
I loved the Bernadette book. Looks like the movie is coming out in 2019 with Cate Blanchette as Bernadette. Yes, I hope they don't mess it up.

Every time I think of planting berries in our backyard, I think of this book.
Did she have blackberries? I can't recall.
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Old 08-13-2018, 02:03 PM
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I recently read "Rabbit Cake" by Annie Hartnett.

The narrator is a 10 year old girl who is smart and funny. She reminded me of Flavia de Luce.
I loved this book. I didn't want it to end.
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Started Ready Player One last night. Yeehaw and such.
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Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad. A pretty pessimistic novel about our inability to escape the past, no matter how we might reinvent ourselves over the years.
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I loved that book, and went on a Conrad kick after reading it. I bet it would be worth reading again now. Or maybe it would be too depressing.

I'm reading portnoy's complaint. I'm not loving it. There's a lot that's interesting there. The main character a peer of my uncle, and i wonder if the synagogue mentioned is my uncle's synagogue. The stress between the old world and the new is well done. But oh my God there's a lot of text about masturbation.
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I just finished The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin. I think this was the first non-series book of hers I read and thought it was a good read.
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