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    That sounds very interesting Laz.

    Re biographies. Sometimes they’re interesting to me...I liked Walter Isaacsons book Einstein.

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    I like a lot of biographies and autobiographies, especially if they are about people who were important to history and maybe lived during my lifetime, and I mean early life.

    I almost hate to admit it but I am reading Fire and Fury. I am just over half way through and have been pretty bored by it. Really, just nothing in there that most of us who read the news or watch the news had not heard, but I will finish it. I know Cat and Sunshine say just stop a book you don't like, but there have been very few that I have stopped.
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    I'm regressing in age, rereading Cats Cradle, In went through a Kurt Vonnegut point in my teenage years, I figured I should give it another read 40 years later.
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    That was one of my absolute favorites!


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    I never read it! Thanks for posting it ;)

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    I've heard of Cat's Cradle, but can't remember if I have read it. I will look it up.
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    I haven't read it but have read several other works by Vonnegut, especially Slaughterhouse Five. I'd like to read Cat's Cradle too.
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    Virginia, I hate putting down books midway through too. I also figured I'd heard all the highlights of F&F in his interviews or on the news that I wouldn't bother reading it.

    Absolutely loved Kite Runner, will have to read more of his works.

    Can't recall if I've read Cat's Cradle either.

    I only thought Girl on the Train was so-so...when I'm asking myself questions in my mind because things don't seem to be really adding up, it's not a good sign. I was hoping it was going to go in a different direction than it did because I thought it started off strong.

    Nothing new on my plate, will pick up one with good feedback from here!

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    I just finished reading Brooklyn. Not bad, but had kind of a quirky ending, however upon reflection I can't see any other way for it to end. One of those things where I sort of feel that I was left in mid air.
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    Virginia, I hate putting down books midway through too. I also figured I'd heard all the highlights of F&F in his interviews or on the news that I wouldn't bother reading it.

    Absolutely loved Kite Runner, will have to read more of his works.

    Can't recall if I've read Cat's Cradle either.

    I only thought Girl on the Train was so-so...when I'm asking myself questions in my mind because things don't seem to be really adding up, it's not a good sign. I was hoping it was going to go in a different direction than it did because I thought it started off strong.

    Nothing new on my plate, will pick up one with good feedback from here!
    My book club discussed Girl on the Train yesterday. It was a lively meeting...ran over our time limit even.
    I started by saying I really understood and appreciated the descriptions of the main character’s drunken feelings of hazy recollection/confusion. It was frightening for her to not quite be ‘with it’. Sounded just like brain fog to me!

    That started the discussion which was great and ranged over the whole book. We also discussed the book’s style with people noticing how the murderer said the same thing to different women he was trying to destroy...to weaken their confidence. Very Hitchcock like. The more we shared the more we liked it. I brought up the observation that I read somewhere...the only time the girl went anywhere was when she got off the train. Nice paradox.

    Just started amy Bloom’s “Lucky Us” by Amy Bloom.. so far it is interesting. Two sisters...bad parents all around. The two daughters are independent and strike out on their own. So far, so good.
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