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    Quote Originally Posted by srs_in_Oregon;3623447;
    you'll have to let us know, I loved some of james patterson, but lately he has been rather blah to me..
    Don't bother with Swimsuit... It started out rather promising and went downhill fast.

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    my bookclub (for some reason unknown to me!) picked The Thornbirds to read this month. I was thinking for some reason it has a very sad ending. Can anyone tell me if that's so. PM me if you don't wish to spoil anything for anyone else. I really don't like reading books that don't have happy endings. I think it's because I've had a sad enough life as it is!

    eta because I forgot what I starting posting in the first place. I am reading Hester Brown's The Finishing Touches. It probably falls under the chicklit genre. I enjoyed all her other books, and so far I really like this one as well.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    I finished Certain Girls yesterday and, in spite of a shocker near the end that I definitely didn't see coming, I really enjoyed it. Definitely

    I'm now reading Blood Memory by Greg Iles. It's the standard mystery/thriller, but I'm really enjoying it. Plus, it's over 700 pages and I paid $1 for it, so it's a bargain!

    Next, I'll probably read McCarthy's The Road. After some chick lit and a few thrillers, I need a change of pace. If I read a bunch of books in the same genre I get BORED!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;3625836;
    I finished Certain Girls yesterday and, in spite of a shocker near the end that I definitely didn't see coming, I really enjoyed it. Definitely

    I'm now reading Blood Memory by Greg Iles. It's the standard mystery/thriller, but I'm really enjoying it. Plus, it's over 700 pages and I paid $1 for it, so it's a bargain!

    Next, I'll probably read McCarthy's The Road. After some chick lit and a few thrillers, I need a change of pace. If I read a bunch of books in the same genre I get BORED!
    I would be interested to hear what you think when you finish this one. I had high hopes going into it and ended up pretty disappointed, but other people I know loved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;3625836;
    I finished Certain Girls yesterday and, in spite of a shocker near the end that I definitely didn't see coming, I really enjoyed it. Definitely

    I'm now reading Blood Memory by Greg Iles. It's the standard mystery/thriller, but I'm really enjoying it. Plus, it's over 700 pages and I paid $1 for it, so it's a bargain!

    Next, I'll probably read McCarthy's The Road. After some chick lit and a few thrillers, I need a change of pace. If I read a bunch of books in the same genre I get BORED!
    I've read several of his books and they are very good.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;3625836;
    After some chick lit and a few thrillers, I need a change of pace. If I read a bunch of books in the same genre I get BORED!
    I do that, too! I not only can't read the same author's books back to back, I have to switch genres -- like no two British mysteries in a row, or no two Southern lit books in a row.

    I also need the change of pace -- sort of like clearing my palate between courses.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;3625836;
    I finished Certain Girls yesterday and, in spite of a shocker near the end that I definitely didn't see coming, I really enjoyed it. Definitely

    I'm now reading Blood Memory by Greg Iles. It's the standard mystery/thriller, but I'm really enjoying it. Plus, it's over 700 pages and I paid $1 for it, so it's a bargain!

    Next, I'll probably read McCarthy's The Road. After some chick lit and a few thrillers, I need a change of pace. If I read a bunch of books in the same genre I get BORED!
    I loved The Road! We were actually a 50/50 split with my book club though. It is a pretty dark book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamelaine;3625973;
    I loved The Road! We were actually a 50/50 split with my book club though. It is a pretty dark book.
    Is the road by Cormac McCarthy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by norealityhere;3626025;
    Is the road by Cormac McCarthy?
    Yes. They are making it into a movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justCoz;3624932;
    my bookclub (for some reason unknown to me!) picked The Thornbirds to read this month. I was thinking for some reason it has a very sad ending. Can anyone tell me if that's so. PM me if you don't wish to spoil anything for anyone else. I really don't like reading books that don't have happy endings. I think it's because I've had a sad enough life as it is!

    eta because I forgot what I starting posting in the first place. I am reading Hester Brown's The Finishing Touches. It probably falls under the chicklit genre. I enjoyed all her other books, and so far I really like this one as well.
    It's an epic novel so there are sad (and happy) moments throughout the book. I wouldn't say it had a sad or happy ending, it's not that kind of book. I read it about 20 years ago and I still remember it fondly, so I would recommend it highly.

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