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Kandice's comments from the The Next Best Book Club group.

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Jul 21, 2014 08:55PM

1218 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

"We slept in what had once been the gymnasium."
Jul 20, 2014 09:34PM

1218 I have hundreds, if not thousands of books that I own. Many, many book shelves in my living room and bedrooms, and boxes and boxes of books in my attic. For the last few years I have been mostly purchasing books on my Nook with the exceptions of new hardbacks from 9 or 10 authors I've always owned and just have to own the newest. What's a collection without the most recent, right?

Having admitted that, I no longer subscribe to any actual paper magazines. I get all my magazine and newspaper subscriptions on my Nook as well and always feel a little better about the paper I'm saving. I have about 18 years worth of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's, but the last 2 years or so are all paperless. :)(Still can't throw away the old issues though. Baby steps...)
Jul 20, 2014 09:30PM

1218 I was crushed, I mean really crushed, when Michael Chrichton passed away. There are a few authors I adore and have for years and suspect their deaths will feel very, very personal.

BTW I also mourned the passing of Seramago, but like Lori, know that there will still be "new to me" (because of translation) works of his to come.
Jul 20, 2014 08:32PM

1218 I haven't finished (really just started) because I don't how to access it from my Nook, only my computer, but I've really enjoyed the beginning. Comparing it to a Christmas Story is spot on!

Nostalgia for a different decade.
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Jul 20, 2014 09:22AM

1218 Pamela wrote: ""They'd been on the train for five hours before Arlen Wagner saw the first of the dead men." The Cypress House by Michael Koryta

Kind of makes you want to read more ... Only up to the fourth chapt..."

But you didn't list the book my line came from! :)
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Jul 20, 2014 07:52AM

1218 Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann.

"Jinn and Phyllis were spending a wonderful holiday, in space, as far as possible from the inhabited world."

(one of my top 10 favorite books)
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Jul 15, 2014 06:19PM

1218 "The angel was cleaning out his closet when the call came."
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Jul 13, 2014 05:25PM

1218 Claire wrote: "A Patch of Blue by Elizabeth Kata

It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end askin..."

City of Glass by Paul Auster

Not sure if I get to post a line since Amanda below you did. :)
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Jul 13, 2014 03:23PM

1218 Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

"If I hear a person say, "Man! That's a blue sky - for sure," I know exactly how the sky looks."
Jul 08, 2014 07:17AM

1218 Shogun (or any of his Asian saga) by James Clavell.

The First Man in Rome (or any of the Masters of Rome series) by Colleen McCullough.

The Autobiography of King Henry VII with Notes by His Fool, Will Somers, by Margaret George.
Jun 30, 2014 07:24PM

1218 Shelley wrote: "Robert and Lori: Sheldon will be annoyed by the compliments Wil Wheaton is getting here!

He's not my favorite author, but he's the best interview in the business, so I would assume that any readin..."

Sherman Alexie reading his own Confessions of a Part Time Indian was an absolute gem!
Jun 25, 2014 08:23PM

1218 The Masters of Rome series by Colleen McCullough. The first is called The First Man in Rome, followed by the Grass Crown and others.
Jun 25, 2014 08:22PM

1218 I would suggest beginning the series you are reading now with the first, The Constant Princess. It won't lose anything being read out of order, either.
Jun 24, 2014 07:36PM

1218 I liked Gene. I felt like he just was who he was. His wife was aware, he was aware, I thought he genuinely cared for Don which may have been just a bit out of character for him, but sometimes that just happens.

That's not to say I would have wanted to be Gene's France or whatever!
Jun 23, 2014 07:06PM

1218 I absolutely sub vocalize, and like Lori, don't want to "turn that off". In addition to reading a lot of actual books, I audio books in the car instead of listening to the radio and I think I enjoy it so much because that's the way I "read to myself". Out loud, but in my head, if that makes sense.

I do not skim. Well, almost never. The only time I do is in the In Death series by J.D. Robb. I've read almost all of them and have gotten to the point that I flip through the sex. It's my least favorite part and there are only so many ways to describe sex between the same two people. Otherwise, no skimming. I love loooooong descriptive passages.

I don't think I am such a quick reader, but like someone else said, I spend a lot of time doing it so get through a lot of books. I'm not a great sleeper so often read 4 or 6 hours after the rest of my family has gone to bed.
Jun 23, 2014 05:36PM

1218 John Slattery is an amazing narrator as so many have already said.

Scott Campbell is also terrific. Like Slattery, he doesn't "do" voices, but changes his own subtly enough that you always know who is speaking.

I also agree with John that the audio of Murakami's 1Q84 is the bomb! Very long, but you don't mind because it is so beautifully done.
Jun 21, 2014 04:15PM

1218 I'd like to mention that I seem to be coming across a lot of books with this narration style. Silver Linings Playbook, The Good Luck of Right Now and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close to name a few.

I really enjoy it.
Jun 13, 2014 07:05AM

1218 I also have a Nook and have found that the prices of ebooks are so cheap I just can't justify purchasing an actual novel as opposed to downloading one. At least not EVERY book.

There are still a few authors that I purchase hardbacks as soon as they are released because I just need to have an actual book in my hands, but even then, it's so much cheaper to pre-order online with the added bonus that it is usually delivered to my doorstep before I could actually walk into the store and purchase it.

I go to Barnes & Noble simply to be surrounded by books. I've made the compromise with myself that I only buy myself cook books in the actual store. Same thing with "gift" books and the leather bound classics I've been collecting.

They do make it harder and harder to justify the expense of bricks & mortar, and logically, I understand. In my heart that loves books though, I never will.
Jun 11, 2014 08:31PM

1218 Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome
Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series
Stephen Kin's Dark Tower series
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter
J. D. In Death Series
Charlaine Harris' Harper Connelly series
Neil Gaiman's Sandman
Mark Buckingham and Bill Willingham's Fables
Jun 09, 2014 07:21AM

1218 One of my favorite things about TRP is that we, the readers, are never told that Don has Aspergers. It's obvious, but is that because we all went into the novel somehow knowing that? Either by reviews, recommendations, etc? Or because that aspect of Don's personality is so perfectly written?

I originally read this because it was a "Deal of the Day" for Nook on Barnes & Nobel's website. I hadn't read any reviews or heard anything about it. Only after I started reading and added it to my updates did I begin to see anything about it.

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