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message 27: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 354 comments MarBear wrote: "Dawn wrote: "Well, I really tried to like Emma, but gave up on it about halfway through (life is too short to continue with books I'm not enjoying!).
I recently read one of my alternatives, My Name..."


Thanks MarBear. Your email is what reminded me to update!


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Mary (Marbear) (mbeth45) | 10229 comments Mod
Dawn wrote: "Well, I really tried to like Emma, but gave up on it about halfway through (life is too short to continue with books I'm not enjoying!).
I recently read one of my alternatives, My Name Is Asher Lev..."


Hi Dawn. Great to see your still with us. I knew we did lose 200 people to the challenge. I have "Emma," on my list but it's towards the end. Lol. Nice to have you back.

marbear


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Janet (goodreadscomJanBookFan) | 1040 comments Hi Dawn, I agree that life is too short to spend on a book you really do not enjoy. Happy that you liked your alternate better. The only book on your list that I have read is The Curious Dog...which I thought was quite good.

Happy reading. I am just getting back on track with my 2012 Challenge after reading quite a range of books that are not part of my challenge.


message 24: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 354 comments Well, I really tried to like Emma, but gave up on it about halfway through (life is too short to continue with books I'm not enjoying!).
I recently read one of my alternatives, My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok and found it to be much more to my liking.


message 23: by Denise (new)

Denise Great list! Love Fannie Flagg and Wilkie Collins! Have fun...


message 22: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 354 comments Thanks Johnna! I'm looking forward to reading some good books this year!


message 21: by Johnna (new)

Johnna (looktothepast) | 86 comments You have some wonderful books on your list! I love Fannie Flagg, she is one of the authors that I intend to reread this year. No matter what book, she always makes me laugh out loud at some point, and cry at another point.

The Book Thief was also one I read last year, and it is one that tends to stay with you. I knew it would be emotional, but it was just so wonderfully written. You have a good year ahead of you!


message 20: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 354 comments LOL! I know what you mean about trying to get more time to listen to an audiobook! I don't mind doing mundane tasks around the house when I've got something good to listen to. :)
I'll look forward to Water for Elephants.
I recently read A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg and enjoyed it.


message 19: by Brandy (new)

Brandy (bri2481) | 44 comments Water for Elephants was super and I absolutely love Fannie Flagg. I am currently listening to Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg on audiobook in my car and I must admit and I driving rather slow these days just to get more and more out of the book!


message 18: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 354 comments So, maybe it's not just me with Emma! She is such a snob - I'm hoping she'll see the error of her ways by the end of the book.


message 17: by Bill (new)

Bill | 4790 comments Dawn wrote: "Bill, I am now listening to the audiobook of Emma. I love Pride and Prejudice, but am having trouble getting into this one. I'm about halfway through it. I think it's par..."

I have managed to read one Jane Austen and have enjoyed most of the BBC mini-series based on her books. The only one I've had difficulties with is Emma. I tried to watch the Gwynneth Paltrow movie once and had to turn it off. Good luck; I hope you end up enjoying.


message 16: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 354 comments Claussius, I hope you find some good ideas for your own TBR list!


message 15: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 354 comments Jayme, I'm so glad to hear The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was a help to you and your husband. We have two different friends who have autistic sons. I was thinking about recommending the book to them.


message 14: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 354 comments Bill, I am now listening to the audiobook of Emma. I love Pride and Prejudice, but am having trouble getting into this one. I'm about halfway through it. I think it's partially the narrator's voice that's tedious for me. I am requesting a different version from the library to finish the book out. That should help. Life's too short to continue with a book I'm not enjoying!


message 13: by Claussius (new)

Claussius | 73 comments Hey you quite a few books that I haven't read, so it will be a good list of recommendations from you :) Happy Reading...

@Jayme -- its amazing how the books add to our lives in so many ways. your comment makes me want to pick and read this book.


message 12: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jcbruce_80) Curious Incident came out right after we found out that my oldest had autism. I really enjoyed the book and it helped my husband and I understand our son's world a little better.


message 11: by Bill (new)

Bill | 4790 comments I've got his second book on my TBR shelf, A Spot of Bother. I'm looking forward to reading that. What's next for you to read?


message 10: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 354 comments Bill, I enjoyed the Curious Incident as well. I especially liked the way it helped me to see through the eyes of someome with autism..


message 9: by Bill (new)

Bill | 4790 comments Interesting list. I have read Water for Elephants and The Curious Incident. I enjoyed The Curious Incident quite a bit. I've got The Poisonwood Bible on my list this year as well.


message 8: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 354 comments Knocked one of my TBR's out already, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I really liked the first half of the book, but didn't care as much for the second half. Glad I read it, though.


message 7: by Lea (new)

Lea (Leaspot) | 2685 comments Dawn, I hope you enjoy your list. I've read The Poisonwood Bible and Water for Elephants and enjoyed them both. My favorite though, was Emma. I really enjoyed the book, and I hope you can make it through - it is loooong. Good luck!


message 6: by Alondra (new)

Alondra | 5609 comments Dawn wrote: "Alondra wrote: "Poisonwood bible is an awesome read, and i have a book thief on my list as well. I really have to take one last look at my list before midnight, so i can make sure i have FUN readin..."

thanx. i finally started reading les miserables back in like september and am still reading it. so i will NOT make the mistake of sticking with a book that drives me nuts. i think this is a great read, but daunting :(


message 5: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 354 comments Alondra wrote: "Poisonwood bible is an awesome read, and i have a book thief on my list as well. I really have to take one last look at my list before midnight, so i can make sure i have FUN reading; even if it ma..."

I know what you mean about wanting to have fun. Last year I put several books on my list that I'd been putting off reading for years. It didn't help me read them :) So, this time I chose books I've been looking forward to reading, not putting off. I think it will help immensely! Have fun making your list.


message 4: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 354 comments Donna, that's good to hear! I am looking forward to reading it.


message 3: by Alondra (new)

Alondra | 5609 comments Poisonwood bible is an awesome read, and i have a book thief on my list as well. I really have to take one last look at my list before midnight, so i can make sure i have FUN reading; even if it makes me think.

good luck with your list!! :)


message 2: by Donna (new)

Donna | 436 comments I'm reading The Poisonwood Bible now and really enjoying it.


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