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Old 01-31-2016, 11:59 AM   #3691
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My book addiction has surpassed my food addiction...




So I need to go to a bookstore.
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:38 PM   #3692
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So I need to go to a bookstore.
Afraid so...I use Amazon because the nearest bookstore, worth shopping, is two hours away
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:48 PM   #3693
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Afraid so...I use Amazon because the nearest bookstore, worth shopping, is two hours away
Well a Barns & Noble is straight ahead rather then a left turn on the way home so I guess I can make the sacrifice.

Why don't bookstores have drive through windows?
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Old 01-31-2016, 03:37 PM   #3694
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I appreciate your views Carol but I think an author should have enough talent to grab a reader within 50 pages, or I fire them. How hard can that be? Why should we wade through drivel for half a book before they show some talent for telling the story? I don't intend to be confrontational, but only conversational.
Hmm, interesting that I said that last month. This month I'm wading through a big book that was good at the start, and even half way through and has been going down hill since then. It's like the author got tired or something. It's just flat on the downhill and very frustrating. I've never found this before.
I'll finish it but I'm not happy at all. If it doesn't have a great ending, I'll tell the author what I think.
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Reading a piece by a new, to me, author named Anthony Doerr. The book is called All the Light We Cannot See. It's a great book. Takes place in France and Germany during WWII. The story is centered around two young people, a blind French girl, and a German boy, both about the same age.

Doerr is a master at weaving a tale and his choices of words create wonderful and vivid images as I have been reading the story of the two young folks. Their lives are, at the moment, running parallel but I have a feeling they will converge.

It took the author 10 years to write the book and I can understand why. Full of such detail. It's a great read and I highly recommend it.
It has certainly received rave reviews at goodreads Katie. It sounds like my cup of tea. Thanks.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
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Well a Barns & Noble is straight ahead rather then a left turn on the way home so I guess I can make the sacrifice.

Why don't bookstores have drive through windows?
For the same reason a nice restaurant doesn't, you have to savor it. I love the smell of a bookstore.
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:41 PM   #3697
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For the same reason a nice restaurant doesn't, you have to savor it. I love the smell of a bookstore.
Point taken.

I love a good bookstore myself.

But Barns & Noble is more and more feeling like a chain like McD's.

Well I guess that sometimes you need your fix and have to deal with reality.
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:00 PM   #3698
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I love browsing the stacks in a library. Good smells, doesn't cost me anything, I get to make a lot of new friends - both human and in books. I hope physical libraries are around forever and are not chased away by the "you can find that online" naysayers. E-readers and laptops have their places, but there is nothing like a real, "live", book.
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Being that it's all happening here in the Midwest, I liked it a lot.
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Being that it's all happening here in the Midwest, I liked it a lot.
I really appreciate you leaving that link Charlie. I wish more people would do that. It sounds like an adorable book, and I can think of several people here who would love it!
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