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I think you should put a newer color one there though!
I see how much you enjoyed 'Before I go to Sleep' by S.J Watson. It's a great debut novel.
I’m searching for someone like you who appreciates the more original and interesting fiction that might be interested in trying out my novel trilogy "The DEAD LOOP". It is easy to read, emotive and a unique psychological thriller mystery about a man that dies every single day but has no idea why.
My first Shelfari reader wrote on Amazon US: ‘one of the most unique and original story plots that I have read in quite a long time... There is just something about the idea and the writing combined that from the very first few pages grabs you by the hand and tugs you along to see what comes next and fires your imagination to begin trying to figure out why it is happening.’
Part 1 is free on Kindle every 18 days or so, or $1.25 normally.
Or it’s free all the time if you have Kindle Prime!
If it intrigues you at all and want to check it out, I would very much appreciate any feedback.
I promise you that you won’t regret it!
I'm really liking it too. I've always loved his books, I think "The Double Bind" is my very favorite, but this one is definitely a more important book, especially since he's of Armenian descent. I also have read a few others that I've just loved: "The Light Between Oceans", and "Age of Miracles" are just two of them. What have you read that's wonderful?
Yes, I read your review of The Age of Desire and already put it on "my want to read" shelf. I picked up Wharton's The Age of Innocence after reading The Chaperone (which I found on your shelf, too!). As you recall, the main character in the The Chaperone is reading The Age of Innocence in the story. Both books compliment each other nicely. Thanks for the recommendations!
I feel about "...Beautiful Forevers" like I did about "Zeitoun". It elicits so much emotion from you that I had to put it down halfway thru. I got so angry at the injustic with "Zeitoun", and the same thing is happening now with BBF. I put it aside just this morning, even though I'm liking it, I can only take so much at a time. I'll set it aside for a couple of days and read Banana Yoshimoto's "The Lake". That should go pretty quickly
Yep, still at Diesel. Why, do you guys have an opening? :-) I haven't read the Tsukiyama, but I have it. I always save hers for a treat. She's always good. My book club is reading "Behind the Beautiful Forevers". It's really good, but also one of those painful books of journalism that makes you want to scream at the injustice in some of the third world countries. I'm interested to see what everyone else thought.
Hi Julie, Just thought I'd let you know...I totally updated my Shelfari shelf. It took me about 15 minutes but I went back and added all the titles I've missed. I know you said you missed seeing what I was reading... now there's plenty to catch up on! Best, Linda
I read "PICTURES OF YOU" last year and it is one of my favorite books. Caroline Leavitt has a page here on Shelfari and I dropped in and told her how much I loved the book and she sent me an autographed bookplate for my copy. Let me know how you like it!
Hi Julie! Yes, I notice that we do have similar tastes in books. Have you ever been down to Tassajara where the monks fought the fire? It is one of my favorite places to relax and read! How did you think Dreams of Joy compared to Lisa See's other books?
Thanks for the recommendation, Julie. I definitely will check this out. Tolstoy has been haunting me lately: my husband read about his death a few weeks ago in Malcolm Forbes compendium "They Went Thataway" (which I'm reading now; great for short snippets of reading time). As a result, we just rented (and watched) "The Last Station" with Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti, and James McAvoy. It's about Tolstoy's "unusual" relationship with his wife, the Tolstoyan movement, and the battle for his copyright in the final years of his life. Loved it! Also, I'm in Rebel Reader's book group and am getting ready to dive into "War and Peace."
No, I really wanted to. Looks so good. Just never picked up a copy. Right now my shelves at home are jammed with galleys, and get this--my book club is reading 'War and Peace' over the summer! We're taking 3 months to read it, I sectioned the book off into 3 parts, which makes it seem not so daunting, I should also be able to read other stuff. Here's the next few things on my night stand: "The Night Circus", the new Michael Ondaatje, new Sebastian Barry, "The Angel Makers" and "Rules of Civility". What's your recent reads?
Need an honest answer. I've been doing some shelf purging at home. Waaaayyyyy too many books at my house. Getting rid of some titles that are questionable, if I'll ever really read them. I have a book called "The New Valley" by Josh Weil. I may have bought it at your store, I know at least that I had seen it there on a feature table a year or so ago. Have you ever read it? Is it worth keeping do you know? It's by Grove Press, looks like maybe 3 novellas that might be interconnected? I'd love to hear from you or Cheryl if you guys know about it. Thanks!!
Thinking of coming. Haven't read it yet, but I do have an ARC. She usually signs those, right? I do have an appt. at 10:45 so it all depends on how that goes. We had her a few times in Lafayette, she's very nice. She's a very interesting woman, the mix in cultures makes for a fascinating family background. I'll try to come.
well, it's actually not as impressive as it may sound! I'm always reading 1 main novel. Then I'll also have a non-fiction going, like for instance, "The Mind's Eye", which I'll read 1 or 2 chapters of in between my fiction books. I just can't seem to read a non-fiction book from cover to cover without fitting a novel in somewhere. I start missing character development and dialogue too much! Also, short stories; instead of just sitting down and reading a book of short stories, I'll fit a couple of stories in between novels. Then I have a book of poetry going all the time, but I only read 2 or 3 poems every morning, that's why it takes me so long to read an entire book of poems! I also always have a book on CD going in my car. Which I have to be careful about or else I'll get books mixed up. Like I can't be listening to a mystery, while I'm also reading a mystery. I'll get clues and findings totally confused!
So you see, it's not entirely so impressive :) I could probably get more books read altogether if I literally just read one book at a time. Maybe just keep poetry separate...I might have to rethink all this!
LOVED "Caleb's Crossing"! Just finished it this morning. Reading Joan Didion's new one, and will be starting Will Allison's new book "Long Drive Home". I've borrowed Alison's comp so I have to get it back ASAP. Then I'll be starting my next book club book "An Atlas of Impossible Longing". Over the summer I'll have to work in "War and Peace" for book club in September. Phew. So many books...How about you? What's new and exciting?