P's 50 books

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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:48

gill wrote:
This is the last one I am going to read. My brain, it is mush.


Why are you doing this to yourself? Do you need an intervention? :scratch:
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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:48

Proofrdr wrote:Now that would be fun. Would we make her listen to readings from great books? While drinking a fine red wine...and eating canapés?
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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:48

Baker wrote:Instead of reading free Harlequins and sucking down Mountain Dew? :;)

BTW am I the only one here worried that P is using this as research for her next romance?
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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:48

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Baker wrote:Instead of reading free Harlequins and sucking down Mountain Dew? :;)

BTW am I the only one here worried that P is using this as research for her next romance?


:oops: :oops: :oops: Is that a bad thing????
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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:49

Baker wrote:Well, considering how bad she thinks these books are...

Mind you, you can learn from bad books.
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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:49

PaulaO wrote:Not exactly research. More like "think Romance". Get to thinking how would two women do this?

Besides, they were free (Harlequin had a set of free ebooks to celebrate/promote their 60th year in '09).

I plan on curling up with a good, real book soon. I'm thinking of Broken Wings. I've only read it once.

I still haven't finished The Zookeeper's Wife.
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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:49

PaulaO wrote:Just had to read one more of the damn things.

#6 Butch Girls Can Fix Anything - by Some Crazy Chick. Not a bad book but not an overwhelmingly good book, either. The author had some good sections but OMG could she have gotten any more detailed? "She put the book down, turned, took two steps, picked up the next book...." This was the author's first book (and it won some obscure award) and I hope she has greatly approved. Sadly (??), she's not written anything since.
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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 25 Mar 2010, 11:49

PaulaO wrote:#7 Destiny's Bridge by Carrie Carr. Disclaimer: I rec'd this ebook as a result of assisting the publisher with testing download issues. I was not given the book in hopes I would do a review. That said, the book was okay. It was an easy read with some decent humor throughout.
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Baker wrote:
PaulaO wrote: Sadly (??), she's not written anything since.

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Re: P's 50 books

Postby PaulaO » 05 May 2010, 03:54

(It's May and I've only read 8 books?!?!)

#8 The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman - This is a historical non-fiction with some fiction tossed in a few times. It is about the zookeeper and his wife of the Warsaw Zoo just before and during WWII. The writer is good at getting the emotional impact and the setting across. At times, I could almost smell, feel, or hear where she put me. However, it was quite often scattered, disoriented, and wandering about as if she forgot where she was going. Then she'd pull it in real quick and some of the rambling would make sense. The most disappointing was the end. It spent more time discussing Lutz Heck than either Antonia or Jan Zabinski.

The book had the feel of two people sitting down to lunch and one of them saying "I read an article about..." and then telling about the article, sometimes breaking off to talk about something else kinda sorta related (the way lunch conversations do). The ending felt as if one of them looked at their watch, realized the time, and they are hurrying off and she just has to finish the conversation.

If you like history non-fiction, especially WWII, you will love this book. If you pick up the book based on someone's recommendation, see the "A War Story" on the front, and start reading the book thinking it is fiction, you won't like it.
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