- San Antonio, USA
- member since February 25, 2007
I'll be in SAT again at the end of June, but literally just for a weekend - my family reunion is June 30. I'll arrive on June 29 and leave first thing in the morning on July 1.
Next time I'll be in town for several days will be at Xmas. Don't have flight plans yet, but will probably arrive on the 20th or 21st and leave on the 25th.
Absolutely agree about posting something about WHY I liked (or didn't) a particular book. I always read the negative reviews on Amazon first. If it's just because "the author didn't acurately depict (name the disease or syndrome or war or historical event here) then I take the rating with a grain of salt (that is, if it's fiction). If the low rating /review is accompanied by some substantive (or even brief) opinion about the quality of writing or serious flaws in the work, then I avoid that book.
My F2F group had a huge discussion on the "alternate" ending to Life of Pi - I found it so interesting that they were much more willing to believe the "tiger" story was true than to believe the story Pi eventually tells the investigators about how horribly humans can behave in such circumstances. What does that say about us as readers?
I'm home but haven't unpacked. Waiting for me was a big "flat rate" box from the postoffice. Some contest I had entered and forgotten ... books, chocolate, mini flashlight, luggage tag, and a cute "rubber" basket great for gardening! Husband's only remark was "more books!?" I'll have to sneak the others out of the suitcase when he isn't looking ... or I'll just claim they were the ones I took with me on the trip!
Hi. Thank you for the welcome and the positive comments. I have always been a reader, but am a new blog writer. So, it's always exciting to know that people are reading what I write. Different assessments of books make for the best discussions! I look forward to seeing what you read.
Now, remember me again why I 'm suppose to the Patterson 's book.
Well anyway, Have a safe trip and see you when you get back. We'll miss you at book club.
Though, you do have the option of calling me during the meeting and I'll put you on speaker phone.
Then you can tell us what your opinions are about the book. :D & ;)
I have been discussing Franzen on here lately (just recently read Freedom and The Corrections and love his writing. So I was told by SalDragski that your group was discussing soon and gave me the link...
Always like to find others with similar tastes to get ideas for new reads. Good to meet you!