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*Retired* 2008 Lists > Meg's Books

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message 1: by Meg (new)

Meg (megvt) | 773 comments I am very excited about joining this group. I hope it is okay to invite some friends to join as well.

These are the books that I have read so far in 2008:
1. The Book Thief
2. Bridge of Sighs
3. A Thousand Splendid Sons
4. The Glass Castle
5. Pillars of the Earth

message 2: by Joanie (new)

Joanie | 335 comments I loved "The Glass Castle" did you enjoy it?

message 3: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) muh muh muh meg!!! Thanks for the invite. I have posted the three books I've read so far this year. I'm thinking this is something I will be able to do... as long as nothing gets any more insane at work. I thought I was going to finish The Glass Castle last night but I ended up getting really tired. Must have been those three games of racquetball Kris kicked my ass in!

message 4: by Meg (new)

Meg (megvt) | 773 comments Yes I thought it was well written and thought provoking. It is interesting that the narrator never got caught in the "poor me" mode. It makes you reexamine your own life and put it more in perspective, don't you think?

What did you love about the book?

message 5: by Danine (new)

Danine (dulcemea) The Glass Castle is on my list to read this year. How long did it take you to read "Pillars"?

message 6: by Judith (last edited Jan 25, 2008 09:54AM) (new)

Judith (jloucks) Meg: How did you like Pillars of the Earth? It's on my wish list but I don't have a copy yet. I've read others by Follet though. Same for The Book Thief.I don't think I know that author....

message 7: by Meg (new)

Meg (megvt) | 773 comments Pillars took a long time, as I read a few books at once, about 3 weeks. It is well written, and has you involved in everything from the very beginning. The character development is excellent.

I listened to an interview with Follet prior to reading it. He has always been fascinated with churches and decided he wanted to write a book around the development of a church. It worked extremely well. I want to read the sequel, but I am nervous it won't be nearly as good.

message 8: by Meg (last edited Mar 17, 2008 06:58AM) (new)

Meg (megvt) | 773 comments 6. The Eight

Just finished this book. It is kind of like the Da Vinci Code except this is religion and chess. Interesting! It is a mixture of history and mystery. Just too darn long.

7. Alejento Blue

Did not like the book at all.

message 9: by Meg (last edited Mar 17, 2008 06:47AM) (new)

Meg (megvt) | 773 comments 8. The Senator's Wife
I was disappointed with this book. It was kinda whiney and the two woman were weak characters in my opinion. I love books where the women are strong. Miller writes well but this books is not high on my list.

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