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    The Girl Who Played With Fire. Couldn't resist it, I'll have to finish the trilogy. The pace of this sequel is much faster than The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, likely because the focus appears to have shifted to Lisbeth. I already like it better than the first book.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by AJane;3900727;
    The Girl Who Played With Fire. Couldn't resist it, I'll have to finish the trilogy. The pace of this sequel is much faster than The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, likely because the focus appears to have shifted to Lisbeth. I already like it better than the first book.
    I'm also reading that AJane. I feel it's very different from the first book. I really don't like the English title of the book, I think it puts too much focus on Lisbeth, when in fact I find Mikael and Lisbeth to be equal characters in the first book. The Swedish title is Men who hate women, so in it there's no focus on either of them. The Girl Who Played With Fire is the same in Swedish and English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClosetRTWatcher;3900024;
    I got about 1/3 of the way in and just stalled. It ended up getting shuffled back into my pile unfinished. I keep thinking I should go back and finish it up, it's not a very long book...
    THanks, Closet.
    Glad to hear I'm not the only one.
    It has picked up a bit, but I still think the book is manipulating me.
    I'll have to see, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norealityhere;3901439;
    THanks, Closet.
    Glad to hear I'm not the only one.
    It has picked up a bit, but I still think the book is manipulating me.
    I'll have to see, I guess.
    I may just wait for your final assessment before I bother looking for my copy again!!

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    I started The Outlander, but it's frustrating because I'm so busy and usually I read a book like that in deep gulps. Loving it so far, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClosetRTWatcher;3902949;
    I may just wait for your final assessment before I bother looking for my copy again!!
    Finally am getting back to posting after reading it.
    I actually would recommend it.
    I really liked the voice (of the autistic kid) narrating the book.
    That made it unique and quite creative.
    I do, however, still feel it is manipulative in its telling. But, I would not let that deter me from reading it.
    It's certainly not manipulative to the point of over sentimentality that a theme like this could have easily wrought in the hands of a less skilled author.
    Let me know what you think if / when you read it.
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    Just started Dewey, the Library Cat the other day.
    This seems to be the feline version of Marley.
    And, I can just see it's going to be a major tear jerker.
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    Just finished "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest", the third book in the trilogy, and I loved it.

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    I'm about to start that! Glad to hear you liked it. Sometimes a series can't keep up the quality after the first book or two.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    I just became reacquainted with the movie of "84, Charing Cross Road" last week. Decided I had to read the book on which it is based, and found a lovely, clean copy at our nearby Bookmans. Read the whole book in about an hour.

    It's a true story, comprised of 20 years of correspondence between a poor writer in New York City and a second-hand book store located at 84, Charing Cross Road in London.

    When Anne Bancroft read the book, she fell in love with it. Her husband (Mel Brooks) bought the screenplay rights to it as a birthday gift for Anne, and she starred in the movie opposite Anthony Hopkins.

    No car chases, no murders . . . just a lovely, lovely story.

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