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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by cablejockey View Post
    I am reading Still Missing by Chevy Stevens. A woman is abducted and kept prisoner for months by some crazed stalker. Usually this type of story doesnt appeal to me, but, this is told by the woman in sessions to her psychiatrist as she tries to piece her life back together. Totally fascinating on so many levels! Still Missing by Chevy Stevens - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
    I downloaded a free sample of this one to my nook a week or two ago, and based on the sample I went ahead and bought it. Now I can't wait to actually start it. Thanks!

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    I quit on Kingsolver for now and started a fantasy book called Blue about how a divorced father and teen daughter reconnect over a fantasy world they created through bedtime stories when she was little. This is much lighter and fun.
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    Currently reading THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett. It's made me laugh and it's made me cry and I'm only about half-way through. Highly recommend it!
    I've been on my local library's wait list for awhile now waiting for that one.

    Just finished reading Good Stuff: a Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant by Jennifer Grant, which made me fall in love with her dad all over again. What a guy! Essentially he retired when he became a father at 62 and he documented every aspect of their lives together. He was an amazing dad. Also finished Marlo Thomas's book,Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny , another enjoyable read. Just read a real page turner called Run by Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto and several other acclaimed books. I just loved it and am looking forward to reading more of her work. Has any one read any of her stuff?

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    Bel Canto is one of my all-time favorite books. Based on a true scenario, but fictionalized.
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    Gut, my sister-in-law loaned me Patchett's book Run and she had also read Bel Canto and said she enjoyed it but not as much as Run. I guess that's what makes the world go round. I remember never, ever being able to get past the first two chapters of Wally Lamb's I Know This Much Is True; of course it was a best-seller and everyone I knew who had read it, loved it, but for some reason I just couldn't get into it.

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    All books are not for ALL people. For instance, I could not get into the Sookie Stackhouse books, and people just LOVE them. I cannot read books like Game of Thrones. I love the shows, though. Books are as individual, in appeal, as the people who read them.
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    Well, I'm starting Run today, so I'll let you know how I like it. Thanks! Finished Blue in one day. It got a little heavy in the middle for a fantasy book, but it was ok.

    I noticed while ordering Run, that she has quite a few titles... it may turn out to be a one-author summer.
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    I loved, loved, loved Bel Canto, even though it wasn't about a subject matter I would have chosen. Just shows what excellent writing can do. Have been hesitant to read her other books though.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    I enjoyed Bel Canto until the ending, which I thought was a total cop-out. Pretty much ruined the book for me.
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    Yeah - then ending wasn't my favorite part, but really - how else could it have ended?
    I'm loving Run. Would love to hear of anyone who has read others by her.
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