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Talulla Rising

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July 24, 2012 -- I gave it 50 pages...but I'm just not into the gruesome werewolf killing and having babies thing at the moment.
Brideshead Revisited

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I wanted to finish it, I really did. I just don't have the patience for the flowery prose. I don't care what the house looks like! And Anthony Blanche (I think that's his name) talked for a whole chapter. I just couldn't take much more past page 70...I think I'll just watch the movie.
Sisterland: A Novel

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Kate and Vi are identical twins with vastly different outlooks on life and their "senses". SISTERLAND is told from Kate's perspective -- she's a nervous Nellie -- and immediately thinks of the worst-case scenarios about any situation (especially about her children). On that front, I could relate with Kate. When Vi predicts a major earthquake, Kate is embarrassed and worried she might be right. As the story unfolds, Kate gives us lots of backstory on their childhood, their senses developing, and how both of them have gotten to THIS point in their lives. In the end, Kate and Vi learn that not all earthquakes involve the earth actually shifting...some are far more personal.
The Grand Sophy

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I'm finally cleaning up my currently-reading shelf and this one has been sitting there for too long. As much as I'd love to finish this one, I only have it via Kindle and I own a Nook. (I don't like reading on my giant iPad, so chances are it'll just be a wasted two bucks.)
Man Seeking Woman: And Other Love Stories

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Read from May 08 to 10, 2013Story 1: "Unprotected" - Hahahaha! The life of a condom...it's kind of like a forgotten toy.Story 2: "Magical Mr. Goat" - some guys...I mean, goats...don't understand "I just want to be friends" and "I'm not at all attracted to you."Story 3: "Occupy Jen's Street" - Some people will protest anything...even girls who date other guys. The last paragraph = great point!Story 4: "Dog Missed Connections" - The title covers it. Hilarious! (Reminds me of the cat poems and the dog poetry collection coming out soon.)Stories 5&6: "Sirens of Gowanus" and "Cupid" - Greek Mythology is full of fun tales. The Sirens will still eat your face and Cupid is still to blame for anyone not falling in love. Story 7: "Set Up" - You know how people are always like "how did that attractive person end up with THAT person?" Or you wonder if you'll ever find someone to love? This guy has that problem and he asked his friends for help...bad call.OK...so EVERYTHING is fantastic and by Story 8 I knew it wasn't necessary to write something about every story. So funny and many are so full of truth (I LAUGHED OUT LOUD many times). "NASA Proposal" and "Archaeological Excavation Report: Ludlow Lounge" were a couple of favorites. "The Present" was unexpectedly sad. I tried to make Jesse read every story, but he just got annoyed with me.
The Story Sisters

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I made it 38 pages in, but I just couldn't keep going. I just wasn't interested in the lives of these sisters. They seemed a little too stuck-up...which sounds terrible since something tragic happened...however, I don't know what the mystery tragedy was, I only know the tragedy caused by the oldest sister's ramblings about starved horses (and that's enough for me).
Close My Eyes

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Read from May 12 to 13, 2013About a third of the way in, I couldn't put this book down. I felt like I was becoming crazy paranoid right along with Gen (the main character). The ending was fantastic and the book went to places I REALLY didn't see coming. Definitely a read-alike for fans of Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson and Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes.
Cleopatra: A Life

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I only made it to page 77...I'll give it another try one day (or just wait for the movie).
Telegraph Avenue

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Sept 6-12, 2012 I'm sorry to abandon you after 93 pages, but I just can't focus on your really vague yet very specific character descriptions or the fact that I'm really never sure if we've just switched to a new setting, a new time period, or a new POV. I'll try you again later...when I'm not getting married in a month.
Wolves, Jackals, and Foxes: The Assassins Who Changed History

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If you're at all interested in the world we live in and how it came to be this way...then read this book. It's crazy to read about all of these people that are murdered for absolutely insane reasons, or for NO reason whatsoever. AND if you like statistics, this book has 'em! Want to know what day is most popular for a head of state to be assassinated, it's Friday!

While I didn't finish the book, I only read the first 19 chapters (of 36) it's not because I didn't like it...it's that reading about all of these deaths got a little depressing.
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