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message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie Hey, 845th in line at the Seattle Public Library. Plenty of time to get through the rest of my list!

message 2: by Julie (new)

Julie Well now. That was pretty cool.

message 3: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne Of Barnes’ books, I’ve only ever read “Flaubert’s Parrot,” but I knew next to nothing about Flaubert, which seemed to be a prerequisite for really understanding that book. So I think most of it was lost on me. But he’s supposed to be quite the postmodernist, and I can’t get enough of that, and I’ve meant to read more of his work. I’ll start with “Sense of an Ending” and probably dip into others as I get time. (Looking at his Wikipedia entry this a.m. – he also wrote a book of essays about France called “Something to Declare.”)

message 4: by Chris (new)

Chris Great review, and 8 inches! Can't wait to see the new do! :-)

message 5: by Julie (new)

Julie Suzanne, I brought "Flaubert's Parrot" home from France- bought at Shakespeare and Co. I just really dug "Sense" He was so wise to keep it short- nothing is wasted- yet there is so much to consider.

Chris! I am so happy. I've gone short before but it's been years. It was time for a new me. Same as the old me ;-)

message 6: by Claire (new)

Claire McAlpine I'm impressed, I wonder if Barnes has had that effect on any other woman?

message 7: by Julie (new)

Julie Claire wrote: "I'm impressed, I wonder if Barnes has had that effect on any other woman?"

:) That was a bit tongue-in-cheek, Claire. Hair appointment made before I started the novel. But it confirmed my conviction that it was time for the big cut. ;-)

message 8: by Claire (new)

Claire McAlpine Love it, I'll stick to the first version, isn't that what they mean when they say a book is 'life-changing'? :-)

message 9: by Julie (new)

Julie This is up for my book club tonight. I read it SOOO long ago, I have to refer to my review for clues!!

message 10: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne Your hair cut looks great. Your review was great. The book was too disturbing for my taste. Books may be insightful, honest, and true, but I don't have to like them.

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