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    Sherrenae
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      Anyone reading anything good this summer?

      Just finished reading Girl on the Train for book club. Not sure that I would recommend it, kind of mixed feelings on it.

      Now we are on to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Have just started it and having a hard time getting into it….anyone read this?

      Our next book I believe is The Princess Bride and hope it is light and funny like the movie…it seems I have been reading a lot of emotionally heavy books lately.

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        Girl on the Train is actually on my wish list. Why the mixed feelings, Sherri?

        On my Kindle app, an older one, Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. I really liked Gone Girl and I thought I’d give this one a try.

        My latest “real” book purchase is Finders Keepers. It’s sitting on the table and I’m just too lazy to open it up, I’m afraid. I loved Mr. Mercedes, so I think I’ll enjoy this one once I get started.

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          I’ve read Sharp Object by Gillian Flynn and Revival by Stephan King. I’m currently reading The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice. I have waiting Gathering Prey by John Sanford and Finders Keepers by Stephan King. I want Dark Places. I am so behind.

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            Girl On The Train is my book club book for my host month in October. My sil already started it and said she’s having a tough time ? Now I’m concerned. I hate reading crappy books! It sounded so good.

            The Luckiest Girl Alive is very good especially if you liked Gone Girl. The Bullet, The Truth Nad Other Lies. These are all reviews I did on my blog tomesdevotee.blogspot.com If you go back there’s several good ones I read. I need to wrap up so I can do some me reading. I love Gillian Flynn. I haven’t been in a romancey mood more thriller.

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              Some interesting titles I need to check out.

              For me Girl on the Train, sounded good going in and was an interesting idea, but I didn’t really like any of the characters. one of the ladies in book club however to much identified with one of the characters and one of the situations and it just kind of made the experience of reading and discussing it very unpleasant since she tried to push her viewpoint So this I admit tainted my view somewhat.

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                Sherri, I’ve heard great things about that book. I started it and I couldn’t get into it AT ALL. I’ll give another shot at some point.

                I highly recommend Gillian Flynn’s other novels! I read sharp objects in two days- it was captivating. And, Dark Places is also very good.

                I’m almost done with Every Little Secret by Laura Lippman. I really like it, but it’s very disturbing, which is weird because nothing I read really bothers me.

                I read the first book of the Wayward Pines series. It was good, but the ending was a little disappointing.

                The Silent Girls by Eric Rickstad was awesome! And I’ve also read Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto, and it was really, really entertaining!

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                  I’m reading Dark Places now. I’m not too far into it yet, packing has been a bit of a priority over the past few days. But I’m liking it so far…

                  Rae, you made me curious about The Silent Girls; I’ve downloaded it from Amazon.

                  Dang, we’re all in a gruesome mood, aren’t we? And here I was waxing poetic about Jane Austen, lol.
                  (I’m probably going to hit Persuasion after Dark Places; I’ve been in the mood for that one for weeks.)

                  Then on to Sharp Objects…

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                    Well, I finished Dark Places on the plane home and I understand Rae’s just above lukewarm comment. The book IS good, Ms Flynn is a wonderful writer, but it feels as though she got almost to the end and “now what?”. I don’t know, the last few pages felt a bit lazy and (I don’t want to be a spoiler) one of the characters introduced toward the end felt almost like cheating. I guess I expected a better ending after all that I had read.

                    Palate cleansing now, I’ve started reading Persuasion for a change of pace.

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                      I liked the twists in Dark Places, however I agree- Flynn tells a great story, but she doesn’t quite wrap things up that pretty. I find that to be true of a lot of books written these days- the endings just don’t have the oomph I’m craving.

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                        I’m reading The Martian. Glenn read it and loved it- he’s hard to please, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Besides, how can you go wrong with a book that opens with “I’m pretty much fucked.”? I must know WHY! 😉

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                          LOL, Rae, that IS a great way to start. Let me know how you like it; it’s on my Amazon wish list.

                          You’re right about so many endings to otherwise good books. It puts me in mind of the dog that finally catches the car, kwim?

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                            I have Silent Girls on my tbr list, Laura Lipman wrote And When She Was Good, it was excellent. Hubs and I wanna read Martian since the trailer looks so damn good.

                            Right now I’m reading Name Of The Devil by Andrew Mayne. Thriller, right up my alley.

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                              With all the e-readers out there here’s a link to overdrive digital library –

                              OVERDRIVE

                              It’s just like a hard bound library but you’re borrowing e-books. Peggy if you have a kindle or nook you should be able to get Outlander on it ?

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                                Yes, this is one very good reason to get to my library and renew my card. I stopped using it a long time ago when my work hours made it hard to read and return books on time.
                                I’ve been aware of the digi lending, I’m just too lazy or whatever to stop in and get it all set up. Thanks for the reminder, Paula.

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                                  I know how that goes Peggy ???

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