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Archives / Re: REDUCED--For Sale--Zagg Logitech keyboard case for iPad 2
« on: February 09, 2012, 03:20:41 AM »
Is this still available?

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Do you still have this available?

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I'm 25% into The Iron Lance.  I'm really enjoying it so far.  Lots of great characters and an interesting plot. 

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I am 35% done with "The Perfect Storm" and I love it!!! It has been a rough month and I haven't gotten to read very much but this is a really good book. I can't wait to finish it.
Melissa, glad you are loving the book.  Makes me want to read it again. mamy

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The Book Corner / Re: Books that you were GLAD when they ended?
« on: May 08, 2010, 04:42:04 AM »
I started thinking about this when reading and posting in the "Books that make you go Ahh" thread (about books that made you sad when they ended, not because the ending was sad, but because the book was over).  What about the opposite?  Are there books that you've read that you were glad when they were over?  I can think of two like that -- both were well-written and compelling enough that I felt like I had to keep reading, but the reading experience was so "unpleasant" that I was relieved when they were finally over and I didn't have to spend time with the characters anymore.

(Not available on Kindle)
and

I had the exact same feeling about She's Come Undone.  I was ever so glad when I finished it.  What a depressing book.  I still don't understand all the good reviews about this book. My friends daughter HAD to read it as assigned reading in high school.  This is not a book I would want a teenage girl to read.

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I finally finished my April Book, Cutting for Stone.

I really enjoyed this book.  Interesting story set for the most part in Eritrea, Ethiopia.  If you enjoy learning more about a country through a novel, this is a good one--culture and history are combined.  If you like medical drama, it has that, too.  It was clearly authentic, and I read up on the author afterwards.  I was not surprised that the characters were at least in part modeled after his own life history.  I have an acquaintance who is from Eritrea, so it was very interesting to me to read about.

Thanks for recommending this to me, I will definitely recommend this to friends!

Betsy
Glad you enjoyed it.  I am hoping his other books will be on Kindle someday~mamy

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Geoffrey, I've decided on The Iron Lance.  Both books intrigued me but I think I'll enjoy this one the most.
mamy

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melissa6705 sorry it took me this long to get your selection posted, but I was out of computer range this weekend.  The book I have chosen for you is I have others in mind if this is not to your liking.

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The Book Corner / Re: Shelfari - Has anyone joined?
« on: April 25, 2010, 04:59:07 AM »
After reading about Shelfari I decided to take a look.  I signed up and find it much easier than Goodreads or the Facebook app.  Thanks for posting this.

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Can't wait for the new game to begin.   ;D

Preferred Genres

Family Saga
Historical Fiction
Mystery
Contemporary fiction
Religion ok if integral to story

Deal Breakers

Current Politics 
Horror
Sci Fi

Length & price don't matter

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I've finished the Enchantress of Florence.  It was a difficult read for me.  I found it hard to follow at times and keeping all the different characters straight was challenging!  But I'm glad I read it. There were parts that kept me interested. I also became very familiar with using the dictionary while reading! There were many words or phrases that I was unfamiliar with.  I can't say I'll read another Rushdie book but I'm glad to have gone outside my comfort zone.  

I'm looking forward to next months game.  

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I'm 50% through my book.  I have to say the second part is much more to my liking than the 1st.  I had a tough time getting into the 1st part, it seemed somewhat disjointed at times.  It's making more sense now and it's an easier read.

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Basilius, I've never read anything by Salman Rushdie so I'll be totally out of my comfort zone.  I'm giving it a try. 
I am 25% into my book The Enchantress of Florence, and am only just starting to "get it"  At least I can keep the characters straight now.  Had some difficulty in the beginning tho.  ;D

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;D  Do you doubt my magical Book Corner moderator powers? LOL!



Betsy
Oh never!I was aggravated with myself because I did it wrong but was too tired to fix it!

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Ooooh, I loved this book!!  I didn't want it to end!!
I didn't either, one of a very few books where I actually said to myself "oooh I won't be able to see these people anymore"!

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Thanks!  This looks very interesting.  I will get started on it soon....  debating whether to finish my current book before starting your selection. 
That would be a difficult choice for me too... :)

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mamy, that sounds like a fantastic book....looking forward to it!

Betsy

It is one of my all time favorites!  Sorry the link didn't work...I'm assuming you were able to find it?

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I was working for the long-lamented Tower Books when The Satanic Verses came out. Being a huge fan of Rushdie's, I was reading it behind the counter from the day it hit the store.  The sweet North Carolina-raised gal I worked with most days wouldn't be seen with me behind the counter while I was reading it and kindly asked that I cover it in a newspaper so she didn't have to see "that" word.

About a month after I finished it, the fatwa was declared (and, to my understanding, cannot be recalled). I sort of understood why, but I thought it a bit over the top.  I think I still have (in storage somewhere) the NYT Book Review issue with the front page review of the book before it all hit the fan.
Having only heard about him as a result of The Satanic Verses and being a "catholic school" girl is one of the reasons I have never read anything he has written.  I did read a few pages last night and it does seem like it will be a captivating read.

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You're in for a treat. He has an amazing talent for imagery. Enchantress isn't his best book (That would be Midnight's Children - sadly not on the Kindle) but it seemed like a good entry point into his work for you.
We're supposed to have good weather this weekend so hopefully I can get in some quality OUTSIDE reading time  ;D

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Okay, mamy, let's go for Plan B since the publishers aren't playing nice.



If that isn't something you want to read, let me know - I've got a couple other ideas.
Basilius, I've never read anything by Salman Rushdie so I'll be totally out of my comfort zone.  I'm giving it a try. 

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Betsy, here is the book I've chosen for you.  Let me know if you need a different selection.  Happy reading
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B001NLKV7C/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&n=133140011&s=digital-text

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Dana here's the book I've chosen for you.  Hope you like it as much as I did.  If you need a different selection let me know.

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I wonder what I'm choosing for you, too... The subset of things I've liked enough to recommend that fall outside of your preferred genres and deal breakers isn't very big. And I've run into a lot that aren't on the Kindle.

You only having four posts on here isn't giving me a whole lot of research material, either  ;)

I'll have two or three choices for you, though.

Basilius, I added a couple bits of info to my profile, maybe that will give you a little more insight.  I'm generally open to most anything except horror.

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I can't wait for April 1, I've already been giving my selection (s) thought, and wondering what will be chosen for me. :)  I'd also be willing to pick an extra if there is a need.

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Try Honolulu by Alan Brennert it is an interesting read

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