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Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9:49 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
Oh, Mary, that is such an old line - I think I've been using it since the '70s - I stole it from some comedian, I'm sure. [For those who are wondering, in my Twitter review of Manhattan Beach, I wrote that the story had the pizzazz of a mashed-potato sandwich.]

I'm glad it provided some mirth. I've used it most often, over the years, to describe the personalities of a few of my co-workers.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:39 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Teach, I am curious if you watched the tv show Rise?

I thought of you at various times during the season since it dealt with high school, musicals, censorship, pta, etc...

Teachmichigan
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07-22-2001

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 7:31 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Teachmichigan a private message Print Post    
Not only haven't I watched it, I've never heard of it. Was it on a main station or cable?

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 7:42 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
NBC.

The idiots cancelled it, but the finale just ran and so there is a season.

I think you would relate and critique on many aspects of it.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 7:45 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Sheesh.. Fox news announces the cancellation of "extremely liberal" show.

It was inclusive, for sure.

Mak1
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08-11-2002

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:17 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Mak1 a private message Print Post    
I'm reading The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin. I keep finding these interesting old books when I'm volunteering at the library.

Just before this, I read House Rules by Jodi Picoult. An 18-year-old young man with Asperger's is put on trial for the murder of his social skills tutor. Picoult can get a bit "preachy" at times, but it was an engrossing story.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:25 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
I remember House Rules. I think Picoult is a bit hit and miss and seem to recall that one wasn't too bad.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 9:59 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
Do yourself a favor and avoid The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding. Trite, predictable, dull and a waste of time. It was a shame as some of her earlier books were good reads.

The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver is another installment in the Lincoln Rhymes & Amelia Sachs series. It wasn't bad, I liked it a bit more than his last book. Other books in the series have been much better. I found it strange that one of the things that used to annoy me in previous books, pages showing the evidence boards, were not in this book and I wondered why.

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine. Although the novel was completely predictable and held no surprises or plot twists, I enjoyed reading it. I thought it was well written and the characters were fully developed.


Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 6:01 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
I didn't realize that Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions by Russell Brand was 100% dedicated to his experiences working his 12-step program to overcome his alcoholism and drug addiction (among others). I saw it sitting on the shelf at the library and it looked interesting and I (erroneously) figured that he would talk about his career and his marriage to Katy Perry and "fun" stuff like that. Nope. All about the 12-step recovery program. Very, very detailed. I felt bad because I've not needed a 12-step program (knock on wood), so I wasn't able to appreciate the content as much as other readers, I'm sure.

Jimmer
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08-30-2000

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 8:49 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jimmer a private message Print Post    
I find the Lincoln Rhymes & Amelia Sachs series pretty dry. Despite that, I've read quite a few of them.

Tresbien
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08-26-2002

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 2:53 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Tresbien a private message Print Post    
Thought some of you might want to watch PBS's The Great American Read which premieres tonight. I'd be interested to know how many of the 100 books each of you have read. I'm at 61. http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 4:17 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
That's a fabulous total! I'm very impressed (and envious) - I've only read 29. I'm shocked, but thrilled, that A Prayer for Owen Meany made the cut - it really is Irving's masterpiece. I was also scandalized that they went with Dostoyevsky's Crime & Punishment over The Brothers Karamazov, which is his masterpiece as far as I'm concerned.

Thank you for alerting us to the show -- I have it all set up to record!

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:51 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
I have only read, for sure, 47, though maybe a few more.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 7:57 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
I am quite surprised that I have read only 26 for certain. I will need to review the list again as I certainly sold and shelved most of these books during my bookstore years and many were made into movies. I need to recall if I read them, saw them, shelved them, sold them or whatever.

I am actually ashamed at my low tally, I thought I would have read at least half of them.


Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:37 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Well there are some I really never intended to read and feel no regret for not living up to someone's list.

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