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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
" Kim wrote: "You've inspired me to read this sooner rather than later, Gary. I seem to have had it on my list forever."

It's well worth reading, Kim, al
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Bette And Joan And Baby Jane by Tracy-Ann Oberman
" Mummy wrote: "No I haven't. It sounds really old. I thought Lillian Gish was just after silent movies?"

I think it was made in the late 80's. Lillian G
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Doc by Mary Doria Russell
" Book club tyranny is unavoidable. I'm dreading this weekend's assignment for my meeting on Tuesday. I have to wait until the last minute or I can't re ...more "
Doc by Mary Doria Russell
"Doc was the choice of a book club that I recently joined. I wasn't too happy about the prospects of reading a "cowboy book", but I have to admit that I enjoyed Doc more than I expected I would.

Doc is historical fiction, based on the life of John..." Read more of this review »
Bette And Joan And Baby Jane by Tracy-Ann Oberman
"This is a slight bit of fluff purporting to show the wicked Joan Crawford and the slightly less evil (but perhaps more professional, or at least she thought so) Bette Davis and Willie-boy, erstwhile actor, present spy for gossip columnists and ass..." Read more of this review »
Vote for One: Pre-1980 Read, June, 2015

He voted for: Tobacco Road
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
" Kudos, Samadrita! I just finished reading this and your review has prolonged my pleasure in its power - and my pain for its universality. "
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"It came to me as an epiphany as I barreled through the last few pages of this book, blanketed in my Sunday evening lethargy, marveling at Adichie's graceful evocation of a forgotten time and place and feeling the embarrassment of having known noth..." Read more of this review »
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
" Reread your review and I'm liking it again. You really captured its magic! "
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
"A book topping the charts for weeks and weeks hardly needs my help, but I’m going to do this one the favor of a recommendation anyway. For efficiency’s sake, I’ll be addressing categories of friends en masse.

To those who like big-boughed character..." Read more of this review »
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Mark Twain
“Each place has its own advantages - heaven for the climate, and hell for the society.”
Mark Twain

Abraham Verghese
“The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don't. If you keep saying your slippers aren't yours, then you'll die searching, you'll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.”
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

Will Schwalbe
“One of the many things I love about bound books is their sheer physicality. Electronic books live out of sight and out of mind. But printed books have body, presence. ... I often seek electronic books, but they never come after me. They may make me feel, but I can't feel them. They are all soul with no flesh, no texture, and no weight.”
Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club

Francine Prose
“What I love is how pissed off Jane Eyre is. She's in a rage for the whole novel and the payoff is she gets to marry this blind guy who's toasted his wife in the attic." -Angela Argo "Blue Angel”
Francine Prose

Abraham Lincoln
“There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.”
Abraham Lincoln

68108 Read Between the Wines — 139 members — last activity 16 hours, 4 min ago
A wine club for book lovers, or a book club for wine lovers? We can never remember which. ...more
100590 The Thomas Mann Group — 181 members — last activity Mar 16, 2015 10:21AM
Members of Kindred Spirits and other interested GR members read the works of Thomas Mann. Our next scheduled read is The Magic Mountain, taking place ...more
75271 Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace — 172 members — last activity Jan 17, 2015 12:33PM
This group read of DFW's Infinite Jest starts January 01, 2013 and finishes April 30, 2013. Please see this thread for the current reading schedule. W ...more
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Want to know about BookLikes? Want to know how those of us who are on BL find it? It's here. If you have a BL account, please post your name. If you h ...more
108518 Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain" — 25 members — last activity Mar 18, 2014 09:23PM
This small group is designed to help readers share questions, answers, views and reviews about "The Magic Mountain".
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