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message 1: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) My friend Meg recommended this to me.


message 2: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 1. The Lake of Dead Languages
2. Keeping Faith
3. The Book of Bright Ideas


message 3: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 4. The Glass Castle

I finished it last night.


message 4: by Meg (new)

Meg (megvt) | 673 comments OK now that you finished it what made you like it? There was so much to this story, and I loved the fact that it ended in New York City!


message 5: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) I think I wrote a review on the regular page...

Basically, I loved how accurately she described the characters. Now, obviously I don't know them, but the fact that I couldn't quite hate her dad, shows just how well she paints a picture of someone. I mean, honestly, there are so many people I've come across that I should want to throw out of a window, and yet once in a while they do or say something redeeming. Also, I loved how it started with such a short snapshot of her life. Like here she is on this one night in her adult life and we get a picture of her being the typical Park Avenue woman off to yet another event. And then BAM! we find out her mom is homeless (which we knew by reading the back of the book, but which is still in such juxtaposition of the immediate impression we get of her on that first page). And then all of the sudden you turn the page and you're back at the start and when you read the first vignette of her early life you think, "Jesus, how could she ever make it?!"

And yet she does.

The story telling was great... character description, dialogue... everything.


message 6: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 5. Perfect Match


message 7: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 6. How We Got Insipid


message 8: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) I am falling behind because the book I'm presently reading is making me INSANE.


message 9: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 7. Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

I am so happy to finally be finished with this book!


message 10: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 8. Startled by His Furry Shorts
9. Love Is A Many Trousered Thing
10. Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants

All Louise Rennison. All re-reads. But I <3 them so!


message 11: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 11. Salem Falls


message 12: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 12. Vanishing Acts: A Novel -- Jodi Picoult


message 13: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 13. The Kite Runner


message 14: by Meg (new)

Meg (megvt) | 673 comments I hope you like this book as much as I did. When you finish, try his second book "A Thousand Splendid Suns" which I also loved.


message 15: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 14. Deception: A Novel -- Denise Mina (horrible)
15. Girl in Landscape -- Jonathan Lethem
16. Men and Cartoons -- Jonathan Lethem

I've been terrible about reading lately with everything else going on. But, yesterday I ordered three books so hopefully I'll be back in the swing shortly. I think I'm going to get a library card at some point soon, too.


message 16: by Meg (new)

Meg (megvt) | 673 comments Welcome back my friend!


message 17: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) Hello, my love... why haven't I heard from you lately?! I am being bad about reading. Really need to fix that.


message 18: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 17. Lock & Key -- Sarah Dessen


message 19: by Meg (new)

Meg (megvt) | 673 comments I miss you. Been wicked busy but promise will contact you very shortly. Don't worry, you are readying at about the same pace as I am and I figure 25 by the end of June makes the 1/2 way mark, WE WILL DO IT. There is another group I just joined, Chicks on Lit, it is good group, take a look at it.


message 20: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 18. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging -- Louise Rennison (yes, I have read it AGAIN)
19. The Road -- Cormac McCarthy


message 21: by Meg (new)

Meg (megvt) | 673 comments What did you think of The Road? I didn't like it, it was too depressing for me.


message 22: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 20. On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God -- Louise Rennison


message 23: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 21. On The Bright Side I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex Goddess -- Louise Rennison
22. Knocked Out by my Nunga-Nungas -- Louise Rennison


message 24: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 20. On the Bright Side, I'm now the Girlfriend of a sex god -- Louise Rennison
21. Dancing in my Nuddy Pants -- Louise Rennison
22. Nineteen Minutes -- Jodi Piccoult


message 25: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) I need to start reading faster.


message 26: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) Looks like I misnumbered...
21. Knocked out by my Nunga-Nungas - L. Rennison
22. Dancing In My Nuddy Pants - ""
23. Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Piccoult
24. Second Glance - JP
25. Such A Pretty Girl
26. And When She Was Bad


message 27: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) ridiculously depressing... and yet I kind of liked it.


message 28: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) 27. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
28. Promise Not To Tell


message 29: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyk314) Meg, how do we do this for 2009? Is it the same group or a new one? I saw one that was 75 books for 2009... maybe that would be a good challenge?


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