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Re: Book Review Corner Volume 8
« Reply #50 on: Jul 27, 2018, 10:17:08 AM »
I just read the worst book I've read in a long time and my book club friend agrees.  She didn't even finish it.  I thought it would be good because it's historical fiction, The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff, about the circus in Germany during WW2.  It's amazing that Hitler allowed the circus to continue to continue performing and it's amazing that people had money to pay to go.  The backstory is horrible.  Don't read it.

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Re: Book Review Corner Volume 8
« Reply #51 on: Jul 27, 2018, 10:37:36 PM »
good to know.
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Re: Book Review Corner Volume 8
« Reply #52 on: Aug 03, 2018, 09:38:29 PM »
I have to tell you that there were only 2 of us at the book club who didn't like that book.  The others loved the way all the ends were tied at the end (even though it was so unbelievable that it could have been classified as a fantasy) and they all loved that the characters were concerned with trivial bits of their lives rather than the fact that the SS officers could shoot them dead at any second and the fact that they were all starving.  The other person who didn't like it didn't like it for the same reasons I didn't. Oh well.

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Re: Book Review Corner Volume 8
« Reply #53 on: Aug 04, 2018, 09:32:08 PM »
See, I wouldn't have liked it either for those same reasons.  I don't mind fantasy, but neat packages with bows just aren't real.
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Re: Book Review Corner Volume 8
« Reply #54 on: Aug 08, 2018, 09:27:54 PM »
I've just started Born A Crime.  So far it's good.

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Re: Book Review Corner Volume 8
« Reply #55 on: Aug 21, 2018, 09:45:19 AM »
Jen you should read Born a Crime.  It's a true story and sooooo good.

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Re: Book Review Corner Volume 8
« Reply #56 on: Aug 25, 2018, 12:09:02 PM »
i'll have to look into that. i'm scrambling right now for something to read.  i've resorted to nora roberts!  :yikes:
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Re: Book Review Corner Volume 8
« Reply #57 on: Sep 01, 2018, 09:29:33 PM »
sheri, i looked into that book. i remember seeing it when it came out.  but i decided i wasn't ready for it mentally.  i'm still a little sluggish.

i just finished kathy reichs' new book "two nights".  i say new, i think it came out last year, but it is her latest.  it's not a temperance brannen (the inspiration for the tv show "bones")  and it is written slightly differently, but it has a great twist to the end, and a good overall plot.  i liked it.  i'm waiting to see if she'll make it a series or not.  i'm also reading the Preston & Child "A.X.L. Pendergast" series.  It's very different.
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Re: Book Review Corner Volume 8
« Reply #58 on: Sep 01, 2018, 11:31:09 PM »
Born a Crime has a lot of humor Jen.  Might make you laugh.  I've read a couple of Kathy's early books.  Shelley took one or two of her classes when she was at UNCC.

I'm reading the Maisie Dobbs series for my bookclub. 

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Re: Book Review Corner Volume 8
« Reply #59 on: Sep 02, 2018, 10:50:18 PM »
i'll have to look into that. 
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