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    We started reading "Of Plymouth Plantation" by William Bradford in Honors English two days ago. Pretty good... Elevated language, excellent word use and style! I love it!
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    I agree on LOTR. I thought that they were really boring, and the ending was absolutely pathetic. I didn't find the books were written well either. A book can be boring, but well written. This series, in my opinion was not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenie
    It's quite different from the Lovely Bones. What I found most disturbing is that it is autobiographical.
    I thought the ending was a rush and was all that she did in the end for real?
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    Just finished reading Alice Sebold's "The Lovely Bones" about 15 minutes ago. Hmmmm . . . . I know there was discussion of this book here which I just finished reading as well. Not sure of my own thoughts on the book yet. I have a 14 year old daughter (the age of the raped and murdered girl), and I recently lost my dad, so those two things are probably influencing my take on the book at the moment, and I'm not sure where to file my thoughts.

    The next two books in line for me to read are both from an author that was recommended to me - Ridley Pearson. Although the library didn't have the book of his that my friend told me to get, "The Art of Deception" (or something like that), I did get "Parallel Lies" and "The Middle of Nowhere." Haven't started them yet since I'm supposed to be working right now, but obviously am not since I just finished the other book!

    Always love hearing what others are reading!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raindance
    Greenie, I loved David Sedaris' 'Me talk pretty one day'. It's fantastic.

    scooberoo, do i spy another Agatha Christie fan?


    Currently reading Mrs. Dalloway really really slowly, it's a very interesting book, written in a stream of consciousness kind of way. Fantastically written.
    I'm a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge Agatha fan! She's awesome.

    I just finished Cards on the Table. And I thought Murder on the Orient Express had a surprise ending. Now I'm reading Moonlight Becomes You by Mary Higgins Clark.

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    One of my favorite Hercule Poirot mysteries, scoob, was The Big Four. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is a classic, as well. Others I liked: The ABC Murders, Cat Among The Pigeons, and Halloween Party.
    When you're ten years old and a car drives by and splashes a puddle of water all over you, it's hard to decide if you should go to school like that or try to go home and change and probably be late. So while he was trying to decide, I drove by and splashed him again. - Jack Handey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie
    One of my favorite Hercule Poirot mysteries, scoob, was The Big Four. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is a classic, as well. Others I liked: The ABC Murders, Cat Among The Pigeons, and Halloween Party.
    Loved the Murder of Roger Ackroyd. I like the discussion about whether or not Agatha was "cheating" as a mystery writer because of the ending/killer (won't post it here just in case). I say: no. All things are possible when you're writing fiction. Clever, I think.

    Scoobero have you read that yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrelsey
    Just finished reading Alice Sebold's "The Lovely Bones" about 15 minutes ago. Hmmmm . . . . I know there was discussion of this book here which I just finished reading as well. Not sure of my own thoughts on the book yet. I have a 14 year old daughter (the age of the raped and murdered girl), and I recently lost my dad, so those two things are probably influencing my take on the book at the moment, and I'm not sure where to file my thoughts.
    Sorry for your loss... (I liked The Lovely Bones...but it had some odd/interesting elements to it.)
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    I prefer Miss Marple, but I like Hercule, too. I haven't read The Big Four or Cat Among the Pigeons, but I own both of them. The ABC Murders, Halloween Party, and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd are three of my favorites. For Hercule I also liked Murder on the Orient Express, and Lord Edgware dies. Both easy to figure out, but fun to read. And Then There Were None/Ten Little Indians and A Murder is Announced are my favorite books by her, thus far.

    Shazzer, I think I felt a little gypped by the ending in TMoRA, but I still loved that book.

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    I think the only Agatha Christie book that I 100% figured out before it was over was The ABC Murders, but I still liked it, anyway.

    I didn't feel ripped off by TMoRA. That convention has been used in many other books, but never to greater effect, in my opinion.
    When you're ten years old and a car drives by and splashes a puddle of water all over you, it's hard to decide if you should go to school like that or try to go home and change and probably be late. So while he was trying to decide, I drove by and splashed him again. - Jack Handey

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