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  1. Read-a-thon - 2016

    Happy holiday weekend! I hope you can get some reading in. Next to inclement weather, really hot weather is my favorite reading weather. How hot is it there?
  2. Does anyone know this book

    I have no idea what that book is, but it sounds interesting.
  3. Dtr's Year of Reading 2016

    Thank you! I'm so grateful that I have a little time to read again. My rate in 2016 just wasn't cutting it. My TBR was starting to take on a life of its own. I absolutely loved this book. It had a unique premise, great characterization, a plot that moved well, and fantastic ending. I'm starting his other book, Fellside, and loving it as well.
  4. Your Top 10 Authors!

    This was actually quite a tough one. It was difficult for me to separate someone who wrote a book that I've liked from someone whose writing is really my favorite. As such, my list didn't make it to ten, but it's a solid list of authors whose work I am pretty much guaranteed to like. Jasper Fforde Alan Bradley Higashino Keigo Masha Hamilton Margaret Atwood Louisa May Alcott M.R. Carey (coming to be...it's 2 for 2 with him so far, so it's a bit early to tell, but there's definitely promise.)
  5. Dtr's Year of Reading 2016

    Good. It had a very unique premise. I have Touch on the bookshelf ready to go. I'm looking forward to it.
  6. Hello everyone

    Welcome! Plenty of bookaholics around here -- although I think you'll find that we're all a bunch of enablers.
  7. What are you drinking just now?

    Ha! I'm getting ready to go make my iced coffee.
  8. What Are You Watching Now? - 2016

    I just started watching The Good Wife. I'm really enjoying it. I don't really know why I never wanted to watch it before because it's fantastic.
  9. Top 5 (or 10) Wednesday

    I picture the whole person, but impressions of their faces as opposed to features -- expressions, really. The scenery is quite detailed, to the point where I look around in it from the character's perspective as I'm reading. I suppose that's why I prefer a character-driven book and why strong connections to the characters are so important to me.
  10. What are you drinking just now?

    I love iced coffee. I use Bustello and milk over ice. So good.
  11. What are you eating just now?

    A handful of Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips leftover from a recipe the other day.
  12. Top 5 (or 10) Wednesday

    I don't listen to music as I read, but I do associate the theme song from the Harry Potter movies with the books, sort of thinking it in my head, if that makes sense. I can't think of another book I do that with, though. As I read, I do picture the narrative in my head like a movie. I'm not sure if others do that.
  13. New Bee here

    Welcome! It's very homey here, and is a lovely lovely crowd, as you said. Looking forward to talking books with you.
  14. It's so good, isn't it? The hardcover is on BookOutlet right now for only USD$6.99.
  15. Hmm...old thread, good topic. In addition to other great suggestions, The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood.
  16. Chinese writers

    Wild Swans is fantastic. Here are two of my favorites: Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng Three Inch Golden Lotus by Feng Jicai
  17. What's Up In May 2016?

    I wound up going to the beach yesterday. It was an out of the way spot that wasn't overly crowded despite the holiday weekend here in the States.
  18. First Line of Current Book - 2016

    I downloaded the Kindle sample, and I loved it. I'm going to get the book to take to the beach with me tomorrow.
  19. First Line of Current Book - 2016

    Nice. I'll have to give it a try.
  20. First Line of Current Book - 2016

    Ooh...how's it going so far? I really enjoyed The Girl With All the Gifts.
  21. The Last Film You Saw - 2016

    I agree, it's definitely one of his best and one of my absolute favorites. My husband and I were just talking about the soundtrack being part of what makes the movie.
  22. The Last Film You Saw - 2016

    Just finished re-watching The Truman Show. Love that movie.
  23. Athena's Reading List 2016

    The Long Winter is a good one.
  24. What Are You Watching Now? - 2016

    I'm binge-watching a sci-fi series called Humans. Loving it.
  25. Willoyd's Tour of the States.

    What a great idea! There are a lot of great books on the list. Good luck with your challenge.