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  1. Yesterday's haul from the local bookstore and a few I ordered from amazon. Takes a deep breath. Okay, here it is: Centuries of June - Keith Donohue The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky Demons - Fyodor Dostoevsky House of Silence - Linda Gillard The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth Wildfire at Midnight - Mary Stewart War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy My Christmas shopping is done.
  2. Oh, oh, OH...A Land of Decoration looks so good. It has been added to my wish list. I am looking forward to reading The Snow Child, too.
  3. I hope you enjoy Storm Front, chesilbeach. It is such a fun series. I'm almost done with The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks and it's okay. It's fast paced and keeps my interest, anyway. Nothing deep, though. Tomorrow I will be starting on Virconium by M. John Harrison. I hope it's not as intimidating as it looks.
  4. Thick As A Brick - Jethro Tull, the Steven Wilson remix.
  5. I will be reading this one soon, I'm so glad to hear you thought highly of it. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivy finally arrived today. I'm almost 100 pages in to The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks and enjoying it. It's an easy read, and I have a good idea of where it is going, but it's a page turner nonetheless. The prologue made me cry.
  6. I was supposed to receive a book today. Tracking says "delivered". No package in the box. :(((((

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    2. Pixie


      No, it's the US postal service. Our local delivery sucks!

    3. Pixie


      Yay! It's finally here, a day later.

    4. Janet


      I'm glad it arrived safely. :)

  7. Thanks, frankie. I will certainly share my thoughts, when I get to it. But who knows when that will be? I finished Grave Peril today and will be starting The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks. This is my first attempt at reading one of his books. I hope I enjoy it.
  8. Grave Peril by Jim Butcher Description: In all his years of supernatural sleuthing, Harry Dresden has never faced anything like this: the spirit world's gone postal. These ghosts are tormented, violent, and deadly. Someone-or something-is purposely stirring them up to wreak unearthly havoc. But why? If Harry doesn't figure it out soon, he could wind up a ghost himself. My thoughts: Jim Butcher's Dresden series are just loads of fun to read if you like vampires, ghosts, faeries, wizards, demons, etc. mixed in with suspense, mystery, and action. This is the third book in the series, and I found it to be a page turner just like the first one. The second installment dragged a bit for me, but this one has you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next fun twist in the plot. The characters lack depth, and yet you can't help but find Harry and those he often works with lovable. There are amusing moments, and even touching ones. The plot is simple, and yet keeps your interest. It did mine, anyway. If you are looking for a fun, light read that will relax you and you enjoy fantasy and light horror, you should love this book and the prior two. I am looking forward to my next Harry Dresden read. I notice I used the word "fun" three times or more. Well, I guess that is because this series is just that. The books always leave a smile on my face. 4/5 stars from me.
  9. I prefer to have the entire series, but I won't read it straight through. I'll usually read a book or two between each installment. Is this weird?
  10. I think Don Quixote is supposed to become ridiculous or absurd, but I've never read far enough in to make my own judgment. I agree with you about Game of Thrones. Boring, too many characters, and I didn't really care about any of them.
  11. Was at the local B&N today with my gift card, and picked up: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Pevear and Volohonsky translation). I have the Constance Garnet translation, but I didn't like her version of Crime and Punishment. The Magus by John Fowles. This one looks very intriguing. The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair. I picked this one up on a whim. The cover is beautiful, and it seems to have fantasy elements and a secret garden, so it can't be that bad.
  12. Hi, Brian. I'm glad to see you enjoyed Lolita. Nabokov's command of the English language is extraordinary, and this beautiful novel is a brilliant but disturbing character study. It's one of my favorite books, so I just wanted to make a comment.
  13. The Haunting of Hill House is available on Kindle. If you do read one of those, I would love to hear your thoughts. You're welcome, Andie. I hope you find copies and have a chance to read them. I would love to hear your thoughts .
  14. The cover is gorgeous! It's so curious how what speaks to one person doesn't speak to another. It's a good thing there are so many books out there for all the different tastes people have. I'd ask you to give it another go, but if you got through 200 pages, it probably isn't a book that you would enjoy. It's been awhile since I read it, but I was hooked very early on.
  15. I've given up on Don Quixote by Cervantes a few times this year. I have a feeling I will love it when I actually get through it, but it's so thick and the archaic language can be a bit difficult at times.
  16. This thread reminds me that I have James Joyce's Ulysses somewhere on my bookshelves. I'm not sure I will ever want to read it. I agree with what some of you have said here, that sometimes a writer can get too caught up in the idea of being "literary", and by doing so, the story and characters suffer. This isn't always so, though. The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt, that won the Booker Prize (I'm not sure what year), was brilliant on all levels, in my opinion. I loved the style, substance, themes, story, and characters.
  17. Thank you, poppyshake. I've been nosing around in the other threads, looking at others reviews. I'm hoping I find one that sparks my interest for a book I already have, as I have to be very careful about buying new books for now.
  18. Huh. Two years since I posted this, and my response would still be the same.
  19. You'll fit right in here. Welcome.
  20. It is, Janet. I thought of doing a 7 star rating, just to be different, but that seemed even more complicated. I'd confuse myself if I did that.
  21. Jethro Tull's Thick As A Brick 40th Anniversary Set.
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