What are you reading?

Bonnie - posted on 05/27/2012 ( 20 moms have responded )

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I'm slogging through The Poisonwood Bible. It's fascinating, aggravating, slow, and mind boggling. I imagine that it is fiction based on fact and that is what makes me so angry. If you're interested in stories about missionaries in the Congo in the 1960's it's well written and gives you a frightening look at those times and circumstances. I think I must be in more of a "entertainment" mood. Can you suggest something fun?

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Amanda - posted on 06/09/2012

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Have you two finished Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet? I'd love to hear your thoughts? You can start a new post/discussion.

Lori - posted on 06/03/2012

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I own The Poisonwood Bible but have yet to read it. I have a couple of bookcases worth of books and I have read most of them. I don't have much time to "read" with a toddler running around the house and a newborn as well. I have started listening to audio books (always unabridged) in the car though. I have more time in the car then I do to sit and read. I just got The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark. So far it is pretty good. I find that I have a hard time putting her books down when I do get to read them and I definitely don't want to get out of the car when I am listening to one. I just finished all 3 of the Hunger Games. They were pretty good. Didn't end the way I thought they might but certainly interesting. Tana French books are a good read. The Help was good (didn't see the movie). Since seeing the movies Misery, years ago, and The Notebook I have decided that if I read the book I will not watch the movie. They tend to change way too much in transition. Books are always better.

Amanda - posted on 05/29/2012

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Bonnie,
Prior to These is My Words I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle and Stuck in Neutral. Both were pretty quick reads. I also read The Anteater of Death. I am almost finished with These is My Words. It's good.
Amanda

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Frances - posted on 06/27/2012

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I usually post my book reviews on my blog, this is the latest book I've read "The Tower, the tortoise, and the zoo". It's an interesting, amusing, and thoughtful book, with the main characters being a husband and wife, the husband a Beefeater who guards the Tower of London.

http://slackermomof4.blogspot.com/2012/0...

Cheryl - posted on 06/25/2012

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I am reading The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Bonnie - posted on 06/15/2012

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The Notebook and Misery movies weren't nearly as good as the books, so I definitely agree with you, Lori.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is on my bookshelf (with 100 other book friends).

Cheryl - posted on 06/09/2012

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Amanda, I read LIfe on the Refrigerator Door and really liked it. It was a quick read for sure.

Sandy - posted on 06/09/2012

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PS...i remember not being able to get through the Poinonwood Bible, way back when it was a O pick :(

Sandy - posted on 06/09/2012

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I loooved "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet", Cheryl. I am now reading "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese. I can't put it down. My dear husband took our kids out for the day and I got to spend the day in bed reading and dozing :) Love him for that.

Cheryl - posted on 06/04/2012

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Amanda, I am only about 4 chapters in for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet but so far I like it. I need to find more time to read!

Amanda - posted on 06/03/2012

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Cheryl, I am interested to know your thoughts on Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I read that within the past year.

Lori, I know what you mean about having a toddler running around. I try to read when I give him down time.

Yesterday, I read one of the May books-Life on the Refrigerator Door. It is a quick read.

I just started The Uglies.

Cheryl - posted on 06/03/2012

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I thought The Poisonwood Bible was just too unrealistic and a tough read at parts.

I am reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius but Dave Eggers and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

StrongerMe - posted on 05/31/2012

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Poisonwood Bible brought out the anger.

I did see The Help movie and thought it was great. I'm one of those people that has to read the book before I can see the movie, so I ended up having to rent it because I waited so long to read it!

Bonnie - posted on 05/31/2012

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I loved The Help. I saw the movie first, though. It was good, too, but a little different than the book. Both told an incredible story.

Amanda - posted on 05/30/2012

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Which one have you read? The Poisonwood Bible?

I did read The Help. I loved it. I did not see the movie though. Did you?

StrongerMe - posted on 05/29/2012

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I read that one and yes, it can bring out the anger.

Have you read The Help? It still touches on issues of the 60s, but it is presented in a very entertaining manner.

Bonnie - posted on 05/28/2012

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I had to put The Poisonwood Bible down for awhile. It's getting depressing. So, I picked up Night Circus. While it's not a fun romp it is very intriguing. I'll switch back and forth between them, which means it will take me even longer to finish them, BUT...

I have so many books on my list to read that I'll definitely read the ones you all are reading if they are in my "library." I feel kind of guilty picking up so many books over the years and not have them all read yet. It's quicker and easier to buy them when I read a good review, than to read them. Silly me. But everyone in the family knows I have lots of books and I loan them out. What did you read last month? I don't believe I have either of the ones for May and June, but right this second I can't recall what they were.

Amanda - posted on 05/27/2012

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I read The Poisonwood Bible. I did like it, but it was a lot tougher than some of her other books.

I am currently reading These is My Words. It's interesting, especially as I live in AZ. If you like historical fiction (I am starting to think I do), it's worth checking out.

Thanks for your post, Bonnie!

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