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Old 10-31-2008, 10:27 PM   #711
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I haven't read it but you've got me intrigued as l like Thomas Hardy......I will NOT read descriptive passages............they can describe a tree until the dawn of time.............it will not be read more than once and usually with flickering eyelids..............
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:33 PM   #712
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Read Thomas Hardy: 'Tess of the D'urbervilles' or 'Far From the Madding Crowd' or The Trumpet Major' or 'A Pair of Blue Eyes'
Actually I have read Jude the Obscure years ago (30 years ago) when I was in school.
I cannot find anything else of his to read but the above are some of my favorites.
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:49 AM   #713
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it is titled"the ruins." have forgotten who the author is. it is a very slow read. am half way through and it is still ponderous to read. only one in house i haven't read.
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talk about a ponderous read.......if you really want to go snail's pace read "Lorna Doone"---yeah, as in the cookies.............was assigned that in 7th grade and never did finish it and I love to read............each time the teacher tried to ask me questions some major interruption occurred.......I honestly believe it was by divine will.......even the angels hated the book........the librarian, who was my buddy, couldn't believe that I was assigned such a book to read in the first place.......finally after the 3rd interruption the teacher gave up.............and went on to another student........
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:41 PM   #715
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Thumbs up Dean Koontz


I'm currently reading DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART (1994) by Dean Koontz.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:11 PM   #716
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I'm reading All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot .
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:14 PM   #717
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I'm reading When the Mississippi Ran Backwards by Jay Feldman. It's about the New Madrid earthquake that occurred in 1812 and other historical events in that area. Amazing story. It's of particular interest to me because I live on the New Madrid Fault and we've had several earthquakes since we moved here in 1994.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:31 PM   #718
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I just started....GRANNY DAN by Danielle Steel
PARADISE by Toni Morrison
and THE READER by Bernhard Schlink
Long term reading: "What to Eat" by Dr. Marian Nestle.
Reading for review: "Fish Without a Doubt," by Rick Moonen and Roy Finamore
Reading for edification: The Esther Stories" by Peter Orner

The Morrison and the Schlink from your list, pds, are on my "to-do" list.
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talk about a ponderous read.......if you really want to go snail's pace read "Lorna Doone"---yeah, as in the cookies.............was assigned that in 7th grade and never did finish it and I love to read............each time the teacher tried to ask me questions some major interruption occurred.......I honestly believe it was by divine will.......even the angels hated the book........the librarian, who was my buddy, couldn't believe that I was assigned such a book to read in the first place.......finally after the 3rd interruption the teacher gave up.............and went on to another student........
sounds like you're describing my nemeses... "Ivanhoe" by Walter Scott and Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. Couldn't get through either of them.
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How funny. I read the book about the Mississippi running backwards a couple of years ago. Not something I really thought I'd like, but it is very interesting that the entire course of history was changed. I'm thinking of reading it again because my husband loved it and refers back to it and I cannot remember a lot of it.

My blind friend was interested in a book called Galway Bay, and we started it this week. I'm reading Honeymoon in Tehran and The Heat of the Moon at the moment.
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