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Books - what are you reading?   Fletcher's Tea Room and Bar

Started 5/10/18 by LvlSlgr; 117858 views.
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From: LvlSlgr

Mar-19

Yes, I finished "Tourist Season" by Carl Hiaasen. It got a little better but not much. As I said, this was the third book I've read by this author. It took me 11 days to read less than 400 pages. I won't be reading anymore.

I've read 4 other books since that one - 3 fiction and 1 biography. Today I just started reading "Jefferson's Daughters". It's the true story of Thomas Jefferson's two daughters from his wife Martha and his daughter with his slave Sally Hemings.

So far I'm on track to reach my goal of 48 books for this year. The thing that will slow me down is when I start reading some of the ones which are 600+ pages.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Mar-21

I read Trevor Noah's autobiography "Born A Crime".  I cannot recommend it highly enough!  He breaks your heart, but makes you laugh while he does it.

Reading Bob Woodward's "Rage" now.  It just feels like I'm rehashing the same old crap.

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Mar-21

I have Trevor Noah's book "Born a Crime". Maybe I should switch off and read that one instead of "Jefferson's Daughters". I've only managed to read 45 pages and so far it seems to be more about Jefferson than his daughters.

I read Woodward's "Rage" right after it came out. It was pertinent then but I can see where reading it now would seem like you're "rehashing the same old crap." 

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Mar-23

I definitely recommend switching over to Trevor.

The way he describes the insanity of Apartheid (Chinese people are considered "black", while Japanese are considered "white") is absurd, but educational.

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Apr-5

Well, I stopped reading "Jefferson's Daughter" when I was about halfway through - page 161 - after 8 days. I'll go back to it at a later date.

I switched over to a novel by Robert Dugoni - "A Steep Price" book #6 in the Tracy Crosswhite series. Finished that one and started "Here To Stay" by Mark Edwards. This was one of the free books offered by Amazon Prime sometime in 2019. I read one other book by this same author a few years ago. Most likely when I finish this one I'll try "Jefferson's Daughters" again. If that doesn't work I'll try Trevor's book. I tend to read one non-fiction for every two fictions. It's not really intentional, it just seems to happen that way.

  • Edited April 5, 2021 5:02 am  by  LvlSlgr
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From: Kid (Kidmagnet)

Apr-8

LvlSlgr said:

"Here To Stay" by Mark Edwards.

I've read a few - I liked Magpie so got the sequel and then the third in that series - never finished the last one lol. House Guest was ok but it's been a while so I cannot recall if I actually enjoyed reading it. How is Here to Stay feeling?

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Apr-8

Kid (Kidmagnet) said:

How is Here to Stay feeling?

I finished it in 4 days. It had a different ending than what I was expecting. The other book I read by him was "Follow You Home" back in 2017. I recall it being "okay" but not something where I wanted to read more books by the same author. After reading this one, yes I want to read more of his books.

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From: Kid (Kidmagnet)

Apr-8

Great, thanks!

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Apr-8

I forgot to mention - "Here to Stay" was my Amazon Prime free selection from Aug. 2019. I have to say it was one of the better free books I've read so far.

Also, I decided to go straight to Trevor Noah's "Born a Crime". I'm just not ready to tackle the second half of "Jefferson's Daughters" yet.

  • Edited April 8, 2021 12:54 pm  by  LvlSlgr
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From: Kid (Kidmagnet)

Apr-9

LvlSlgr said:

Also, I decided to go straight to Trevor Noah's "Born a Crime".

Oh- let me know how you like that as well. I purchased Here to Stay  this evening.

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