Anna Anderson Anna's Comments (member since Apr 07, 2010)

Anna's comments from the The Life of a Book Addict group.

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Oct 18, 2010 01:04PM

12544 I finished The Gargoyleand I then read Time Is a River. I finished that Friday night late and Sat. am I started Ransomand finished that early Sunday am and then started The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust, which was soooo good, I finished it late yesterday afternoon and I then decided to stick to the WWII/Holocaust theme; therefore, I am currently reading Skeletons at the Feast, which is also a great read and hard to put down! I was falling asleep late last night reading it and I woke up on the couch at 2:30 and had to creep into our bed (as to not wake the hubby).
Oct 14, 2010 04:23PM

12544 Yes Melanie, I listed it as one of my top 10 faves for 2010. I enjoyed the historical story better than the current story, but overall, I thought it was a GREAT read! The author just came out with a new book called A Secret Kept, I have it on my TBR list, but I have not bought it yet. I might wait for paperback.
Oct 14, 2010 02:12PM

12544 You go Sterlingcindysu! You can get a lot at a used book store for $18.00! What a great idea you had!
Oct 14, 2010 02:05PM

12544 Hi ya Jenni! Thanks for the info on the author of The Gargoyle. I will defintely check out what you were talking about. That is really cool that he interacted with the group. In my local book club here in Greensboro, we read a book by an author from Virginia and we were able to call him and he answered our questions and participated in the discussion. It was pretty cool.
Oct 14, 2010 02:03PM

12544 Diane D. wrote: "Anna wrote: "Diane, I buy and buy and buy as you can tell and most of them sit and stare at me for awhile before I get to them, but I had heard sooooo many good things about [book:The Gargoyle|2595..."

Thank you, I thought it was a good reason for a "sick" day as well! I know the book buying is out of control, but what can I say, it is a safe addiction and I try to buy books on sale or from second hand online book sites, but I do occasionally go and do a big shopping trip for all new ones, that is REALLY fun!
Oct 14, 2010 01:40PM

12544 I agree with you, it is AWESOME and I am only about 170 pages in so far. I had to take a little break to do some computer stuff, but I am itching to get back to it. You know, I don't think the description of the book does it justice b/c at first when I was reading about it, I could not decide if I wanted to read it or not, but then sooooo many people were raving about it, I decided to pick it up and see what the fuss was about and now I totally get it.
Oct 14, 2010 01:02PM

12544 Diane, I buy and buy and buy as you can tell and most of them sit and stare at me for awhile before I get to them, but I had heard sooooo many good things about The Gargoyle that I started it immediately last night. I had like 50 pages left in Henry's Sisters to finish and once I was done with that one, I started The Gargoyle and now of course, I cannot put it down. I even stayed home today from work "sick", so that I could read...Bad Anna.
Oct 14, 2010 12:59PM

12544 Diane, you must read The Gargoyle, it is soooo intriguing and interesting. I cannot put it down b/c I want to know what is going to happen next. A very good read!
Oct 14, 2010 09:05AM

12544 I love that us girls are talking football...personally, Kristi, I enjoy football as well b/c it is the one sport that I can watch and actually know what is going on and that I understand. When I was growing up we were Washington Redskin's fans b/c that is all you really had in the south and then when the hubby and I started dating, I became a Philadelphia Eagles fan by default. Talk about ROWDY fans, Kellyflower, Eagles fans are rough, they have a jail under the stadium...they need it!

As for Halloween costumes, I am glad that I am not the only one in the "what am I going to be boat". The party is on the 30th, so I have a little time, but we have this great vintage clothing/costume rental place and if I want to get something, I need to hurry up and do it. I am still thinking sometime around the flapper era...I don't know though.

Judith, you are too funny. I love the flasher idea, that would definitely get a lot of attention!
Oct 14, 2010 08:57AM

12544 Well, I have been VERY good this week and I have only bought one book The Gargoyle. I was at Target last night and I just could not resist the book section. Now that makes 61+ books for the past two weeks. Well, I am sure that I will do some more book buying damage this weekend, but I will not go too overboard b/c I have made myself a promise that I can only buy in small quantities and I have to finish at least half of the books I already have TBR (at least 100 books)sitting in my floor in piles or in boxes before I can do another big shopping spree. Let's see how long that last!
Oct 14, 2010 08:53AM

12544 Judith wrote: "I am on page 141 of Fall of Giants and I love it. However, if I don't get off of this darned computer and read the rest of it, I won't be finished with it until Christmas!"

Judith, I am glad you are enjoying Fall of Giants, I read it and finished it about 2 weeks ago and I just LOVED it. Now I have to wait for the second book in the trilogy to come out...hurry, hurry Ken Follett!

I am currently reading The Gargoyle and I am loving it so far!
Oct 13, 2010 12:59PM

12544 Jill, that is a great idea to go as a reality tv star. My husband and I watch Boardwalk on HBO and it is set in the late teens/early 20's, so I suggested going as a gangster Lucky Luciano and I could be his broad. I don't know, we will hopefully come up with something!

Judith, you would not like Sundays at my house b/c football is a necessity (or so says the hubby), we are huge Philadelphia Eagles fans (except for our hate of Michael Vick) and our boxer/english bulldog mix even has a jersey. It is actually a child's size, but it fits her and she is so muscular that she looks like a little football player wearing it. It really is cute. We took a photo of her wearing the jersey sitting watching the tv and football was on and it was really cute. Oh well, I guess I am a football fan by default, but I just read or do other stuff while it is on, so it does not really bother me.
Oct 13, 2010 12:51PM

12544 Crystal, The Help is not a new book, so I have no idea why the publishers pushed back the paperback date from this fall 2010 to late winter/spring 2011. Again, I will say...NOT FAIR!
Oct 12, 2010 08:24AM

12544 DJ wrote: "Ok we (uk) have had THE HELP IN paperback ft ages"

That is NOT fair, why do you guys get it in paperback first, before us? Oh well!
Oct 11, 2010 01:26PM

12544 I love the Doritos costume and you going with your dad to cool and what great memories! I have got to come up with a costume this year b/c we are going to a grown up costume party for Halloween...what am I going to do or be?

I love the smell of fall, burning leaves, fires in fireplaces and just the crispness that is in the air. I actually love it when daylight savings time happens and it gets dark early, to me it just makes everything so much cozier.
Oct 11, 2010 01:04PM

12544 I just recently read somewhere that The Help was supposed to be out in paperback in Sept. or October and now the publishers have pushed it to next Feb. 2011. I think those are the dates, the general gist of my comment is that it will not be out in p.back until next year. I am so disappointed. I have already read it, but I was staying at my bro's and sis-in-law's house and I borrowed her copy and now I have to facilitate my local book clubs meeting this Monday and the book is The Help. I was sure that it would be out in p.back by the time I had to buy it for book club, oh well...guess NOT! I guess I will run by Target and get it b/c I think it is cheaper there and now that I have waited until the LAST minute (who me?), I am stuck.
Oct 11, 2010 08:50AM

12544 Kristine, when you get a chance you should definitely pick up both Fall of Giants and The Help...both are GREAT reads!
Oct 10, 2010 09:13PM

12544 I finished Messenger of Truth and I am getting ready to start Henry's Sisters.
Oct 10, 2010 01:43PM

12544 My favorite love story from a book and turned into a movie is by far Cold Mountain...I boo hoo'd at the end of that book (spoiler alert) when Inman dies. I actually had a really hard time getting into the book and my brother told me to keep reading b/c it was going to get really good and he was right. I took my husband to see the movie the day I finished the book and I cried at the movie, but not as hard as I cried at the end of the book. Now whenever it is on TV (there for a while one of the cable channels had it on all the time, maybe USA) I always watch it and I always cry!
Oct 10, 2010 09:21AM

12544 I finished The Face of a Stranger and The Secret yesterday...I did A LOT of reading! I am currently reading Messenger of Truth, which is the fourth book in the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear. It is a great Historical Fiction murder/mystery series set between WWI and WWII in London, featuring Maisie as an investigator/psychologist.