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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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Jul 15, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2008-reads


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Reading Progress

July 15, 2008 – Shelved
December 28, 2008 –
page 49
14.63% "Thank god I speak Spanish!"
December 29, 2008 –
page 119
December 29, 2008 –
page 178
Started Reading
December 30, 2008 – Shelved as: 2008-reads
December 30, 2008 – Finished Reading

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Bettie☯ Hello there - 5 star goodness! what did you think were it's winning points. I shall look it up on amazing amazon

message 2: by Lee (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lee Hi Bettie, sorry for the lack of a review. I finished it at three in the morning and I'm a little bushed. I don't think I could do it justice.
It's juicy, down and dirty real life craziness about a Dominican family. I must warn you though, there is A LOT of Spanish and Dominican slang. I'm not sure the book would have been quite as enjoyable if I didn't speak the language. I mean it's still brilliant and sad and funny but I think this is one of those books that you either love or hate.

Bettie☯ Please don't think I was badgering you even though I was *snort* - I was just very interested in your interaction with this book as I have a couple of pals who could not get on with it at all. I notice that you make the observation that it is probably a love/hate item.

message 4: by Lee (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lee Hah! I've lots to say about this but will do so privately. xoxo

Bettie☯ hee hee leelee - I'll be the one loitering under the clock with a pink carnation and a rolled newspaper in your inbox. We'll swap sensitive gen, then carry on as if nothing has happened.


message 6: by Lee (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lee Oops! Did I sleep through our rendezvous? Did you survive your first night with all those boys in the house? Teehee.....

Bettie☯ Dear Aiken Drum Bum - you can probably hear the Mario Bros Super Brawl action where you are! Four tall and strapping lads, that when they stand together look like a four tree pine forest to 'ickle ol' me. I received more pressies though.

What is Maggie up to today?

message 8: by Lee (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lee Oooooh, wadja get?

Maggie is painting with her hands and feet, eating ice cream (chocolate and rainbow sorbet together - ewwww) and watching Teletubbies all at the same time......

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