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www Wednesday – May 29

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My book club’s latest choice is A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers, which I’ve just begun reading. I’ve long wanted to read his What Is the What but have yet to do so.

Another author I’ve recently come to like is Gillian Flynn, and I was listening to Dark Places until it came due at the library. I like dark, and it delivers, so I’ll definitely renew it when my reservation comes back around!

I just finished The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula le Guin from 1971. It could be claimed as one of the original ideas as far as post-apocalyptic fiction is concerned, and perhaps ground-breaking, but there are so many others I’ve enjoyed much more.

It’s only just been released, but I’ve been excited about Khaled Hosseini’s new book And the Mountains Echoed for quite a while now. His other two titles, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, set a high bar for him to meet. I love that those books possibly introduced foreign worlds to some otherwise sheltered American readers who could then see the characters as real people instead of simply as exotic objects.

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www Wednesday (April 10)

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I’m just beginning The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (finally,) am still finishing Tinkers by Paul Harding and have started listening to I Am a Soldier Too: The Jessica Lynch Story by Rick Bragg.

What did you recently finish reading?

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was just as trippy as everyone who has read has said, complete with despicable characters and lots of intrigue.  The link goes through to my review on goodreads.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I want to read David Benioff’s 25th Hour, as I liked his book City of Thieves so much!  Maybe the Edward Norton movie will follow soon afterward.

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www Wednesday (April 3)

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What are you currently reading?
Right now, I’m listening to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn during my commute. It is a good book but frustrating at the same time, because the two main characters are pretty despicable. I am also reading Tinkers by Paul Harding but haven’t gotten that far into it. There was a quick part about the dying man’s long-ago experience in the woods that blew me away, so I hope there are more moments like that one.
What did you recently finish reading?
The two children’s books I got on Kindle free for my six-year old son are so bad I can’t even mention the titles here, because I’m too embarrassed. Think toilet humor.
What do you think you’ll read next?
My library reservation for The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery is still outstanding, and I’m getting kind of aggravated. Many people have recommended it, but I’m too cheap to buy it outright since I don’t know how much I’ll like it.
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www Wednesday – March 27

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What are you currently reading?

I’m listening to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn on CD and liking it just as much as everyone said I would (so far).  It takes places in a fictitious Missouri town and was written by a Kansas City native, so how she treats the setting and characters is important to me.  The Kindle sample of The Elegance of the Hedgehog is tiding me over until my library reserve is delivered.  I’m not very patient!

What did you recently finish reading?

Mothers and Sons by Colm Toibin wasn’t what I thought it would be, much less sentimental and a pretty bizarre grouping of stories in comparison to each other.  I love Irish authors and stories of Ireland and was not disappointed there by a different style.

What do you think you’ll read next?

A borrowed book on top of my “tbr” pile that I’ve wanted to get into is Tinkers by Paul Harding.

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www Wednesday (March 20)

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So many people have bragged up Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn that I’m listening to it on my commute.  I’m also reading Mothers and Sons by Colm Toibin, as it was listed as one of The End of Your Life Book Club picks, and I usually love reading about lives in Ireland.

What did you recently finish reading?

It was a long one, but I finally finished She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb.  He’s usually always a weeper, and the story of Delores stayed true to his M.O.  I’d hope for more for the main character after all her personal tragedy, but I supposed the true lies in the fact that not everything turns out the way we wish.

What do you think you’ll read next?

My library hold for The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery hasn’t yet been delivered.  It’s our book club pick for April and is about two French characters who live in the same building and aren’t who they seem to be.

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