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Old 01-28-2014, 09:31 PM   #3251
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Now I'm reading The Maltese Falcon.
One of the best books ever. Enjoy.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:10 PM   #3252
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Finished the Agatha Christie book and just started 2 different books. One is "Confessions of a Prayer Slacker" on how to improve my spiritual life and the other is James Patterson's "10th Anniversary" one of his Women's Murder Club series.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:37 AM   #3253
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Just finished reading a book by Marjorie Edelson. "Malkeh and her children".
A historical novel about Russia from about the time after abolishing slavery in Russia, 1861, till about mid 1920's. An impressively well researched book. It fallows a Jewish family and everybody connected to them thru those turbulent years. If you are interested in history and that period of time. I strongly recommend you read it.

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Old 01-29-2014, 05:38 PM   #3254
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I do have books to read when I want to cry. The end of Marley and Me is good for that.
For some reason the early part of "Jane Eyre" does it for me every time I read it. Yet I know it has a happy ending. How weird is that?
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:21 PM   #3255
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For some reason the early part of "Jane Eyre" does it for me every time I read it. Yet I know it has a happy ending. How weird is that?
I don't think it's weird at all. Something sad is sad, even if things end up happy later. You are empathizing with the moment of the book, not the book as a whole. Nothing weird about that.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:07 AM   #3256
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I do have books to read when I want to cry. The end of Marley and Me is good for that.
Loved that book, PF. The ending just about killed me because our dear, sweet Justin had the same condition as Marley. Can you say, "Cried like a baby?" It didn't help, either, that Justin looked a lot like Marley. Double-whammy!
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I just began reading the "Sisterhood" series by Fern Michaels. They're adventuresome stories and the characters are, well...characters. They're "mental chewing gum" but fun reads.
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:07 PM   #3258
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"Tender at the Bone"........Many here would love it!
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table (Random House Reader's Circle): Ruth Reichl: 9780812981117: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:19 PM   #3259
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Thank you, Kayelle! I just bought the Kindle version for $1.99!
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:28 PM   #3260
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You're welcome Dawg. I put the Amazon site here hoping you'd see it. I use B&N for my Nook and got it at the same price. Looks like a fun read!

Ruth Reichl, Gourmet's editor in chief, is the author of the best-selling memoirs Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with Apples, and Garlic and Sapphires, and the forthcoming Not Becoming My Mother and Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way. She is executive producer of the two-time James Beard Award-winning Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie, which airs on public television across the country, and the editor of the Modern Library Food Series. Before coming to Gourmet, she was the restaurant critic for the New York Times, receiving two James Beard Awards for her work. She lectures frequently on food and culture.
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