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Tresbien
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08-26-2002

Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 12:02 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Tresbien a private message Print Post    
Anne Tyler is one of my favorite authors, and I've been a fan of hers since discovering her short stories in the New Yorker decades ago. Happily, I enjoyed The Redhead By The Side of The Road as much as any of her other books. I was trying to think of how I'd describe her novels to someone who hasn't read work yet. I think the best I can come up with is that she reveals the vulnerabilities of the human experience through her characters, and we love them for their weaknesses as much as their strengths.

I'm due to get my first Lisa Jewell book from the library sometime this week. Thankfully, it is The Family Upstairs not TGITG!

Jimmer
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08-29-2000

Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 1:45 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Jimmer a private message Print Post    
It's fascinating how authors can write a series of great books and then write a stinker. Art can be strange that way.

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 2:52 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
Mamie -- I know, right? Terribly disappointing.

Sugar -- Thank you for agreeing with me. I think she didn't know how to end it, so instead of coming up with something creative, she opted to inform the reader, "...and they all lived happily ever after." Grrrrrr.

Tresbien -- That is an excellent way to describe Ms. Tyler's books to the uninitiated! I'm also glad you liked her new one - I thought it was marvelous. And I'm pretty sure you'll like The Family Upstairs - her most recent books are supposed to be really outstanding. I'll eventually get to that one, but not anytime soon!

Jimmer -- I agree completely!

Kappy
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06-28-2002

Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 3:07 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Kappy a private message Print Post    
I read The Girls in the Garden back in 2016 and gave it 4 stars out of 5. If I remember correctly, I was also watching a British tv show at the time that went to a residential area with those same type of gardens which fascinated me and it all got intertwined. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it, lol.

I also went on to read Then She Was Gone by Jewel and enjoyed that as well so be forewarned!

I'm currently reading The Fix, the 3rd book in the Amos Decker series by David Baldacci and enjoying it.

Mamie316
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07-08-2003

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 9:35 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Mamie316 a private message Print Post    
I never read A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I heard both glowing and not-so glowing reviews about it, so when I was sent an advance copy of his new book, Anxious People, I was leery. I absolutely adored this book! It was sweet, charming, touching, funny. It is about a botched bank robbery that turns into a hostage situation and it's not. It is about how we touch each others' lives. I was in tears. I highly recommend it.

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 3:10 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
I’ve added it to my TBR list! Thanks for the glowing review. I personally loved AMCO, but I never got around to reading any of FB’s other works. ☹️

Kappy! I’m really surprised you gave TGITG four stars. I had given 4 (and 5) stars to the 12 books LJ wrote before that one. I’ve got the 5 others of hers, including TSWG, in a little stack waiting to be read, but it’ll be next year before I dig back in — I’ll need that much time to recover from the trauma of TGITG. ☹️

Zeyna
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07-15-2001

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 3:18 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Zeyna a private message Print Post    
Does anyone subscribe to Kindle Unlimited? I received a few months trial for $2. I've read a few books based on their recommendations, and while they were mostly ok, I don't see anything by authors I like. Just wondring if anyone has any insight before I cancel.

Kappy
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06-28-2002

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 5:33 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Kappy a private message Print Post    
Uncle Ricky - you made it through 12 of her books. I've read 2 and left it at that, LOL.

Mamie, the thing I enjoy most about Backman's books are how the characters affect each other. I saw a movie based on AMCO and could barely get through it while I absolutely loved the book. Beartown was also a good one.

Mamie316
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07-08-2003

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 11:05 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Mamie316 a private message Print Post    
I think I might have Beartown and A Man Called Ove on my Kindle. I have so many on there to review that I don't even remember what's on there anymore.

Mameblanche
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08-24-2002

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 8:58 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Mameblanche a private message Print Post    
A Man Called Ove was wonderful and unique. Read it ages ago.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 9:18 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
I really enjoyed A Man Called Ove & My Grandmother Asked Me You Tell You She's Sorry as well as most of his other books. Despite not liking Beartown I did start the sequel Us Against You but only read about 30 pages and stopped. I despise the sport at all cost mentality.

Kappy
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06-28-2002

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 3:19 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Kappy a private message Print Post    
Sorry, I didn't read Beartown. It was Britt-Marie Was Here.

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:02 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
There is a movie based on Britt Marie Was Here. I think I watched it on Amazon.

Uncle_ricky
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07-02-2007

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:17 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Uncle_ricky a private message Print Post    
My total love affair with Steve Cavanagh continues. I just finished the third in his Eddie Flynn series, The Liar, and was riveted from beginning to end. You don’t have to be a fan of legal thrillers to enjoy this one. If you’re looking to be thoroughly entertained, this book delivers that very nicely. Cavanagh is a treasure for the ages!

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 10:10 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly SuperBug. A memoir by Stephanie Strathdee, PhD and Thomas Patterson, PhD.

Whoa.. This is scary and real in terms of how superbugs threaten anyone getting one. And this couple, both scientists in epidemiology and who travel even more widely than Juju and Bigdog (which is saying a lot). Husband gets sick in Egypt. Wife doses him with cipro. He gets sicker, is under care, then airlifted to Germany.

She is in contact with colleagues at UC San Diego and other expert friends. He is in grave danger and is brought home to San Diego where it turns out he has a super but resistant to everything.

Long story but he is on life support, and his wife wants to try phages, which can attack these things where antibiotics are no longer useful. But funding is lacking in most countries. She pulls together a team that includes various labs, the US Navy, they get emergency approval from the FDA..

Husband lives. No one else could pull this off, but now there is proof that this can work.

....

And I am currently reading Chanel Miller's Know My Name and am every bit as rivetted as was Ric.. Perhaps more, given my years as a role crisis advocate. I knew of the case, the verdict, the judge, the recall, had seen Chanel on tv, but the book really puts you into the feelings.

Grooch
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06-16-2006

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 1:37 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Grooch a private message Print Post    
Seamonkey, was the book scarier than Hot Zone? If so, I won't be able to read it.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 1:54 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Well, the book was very real, but the efforts to use phages are a hopeful thing for the future.

And it is no spoiler that the husband survived, as he did contribute as an author.

So different, both scary, but worth reading.

Grooch
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06-16-2006

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 2:12 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Grooch a private message Print Post    
Thanks. If I come across it, I'll take a stab at it.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 4:12 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
https://davidmichie.com/nine-ways-to-support-your-favourite-authors-five-without-spending-any-money/

Teachmichigan
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07-22-2001

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 8:29 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Teachmichigan a private message Print Post    
I read Backman's A Man Called Ove in one sitting (and the movie is equally wonderful), enjoyed Beartown and loved My Grandma Told Me To Tell You.... I'll definitely look for his new one.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 9:46 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
I loved A Man Called Ove

Sugar
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08-15-2000

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 3:25 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
I did not particularly care for Tin Man by Sarah Winman, I found it a bit disjointed and it took too long for the other characters point of view to surface.

I did like Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata. It was a bit odd but an ok way to spend the afternoon. I don't think it was as comical and quirky as the blurbs and reviews indicated.


Sugar
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08-15-2000

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:34 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sugar a private message Print Post    
Miss Julia Knows a Thing or Two by Ann B. Ross was fairly standard for the series. I have been a bit surprised by the almost total absence of Lloyd in some of the latest books, however, it isn't out of keeping with Lloyd being a teenager I suppose. I do like the Etta Mae character.

Seamonkey
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09-07-2000

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 11:53 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Finished Know My Name.

Starting Notorious RBG.

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