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  1. I'm so jealous - in a good way. I would love to get to attend a class like that. I've taken it upon myself to learn painting this year and I'm terrible at it. But I'm having fun.
  2. First things first - I just wanted to say how much I love this group and the posts. I look forward to reading through them every week. I finished the Big Four by Christie. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It was so different from the last few I read and yes, a little predictable. But I loved the Poirot - Hastings dynamic in this one. I'm still plodding through Remains of the Day - the writing is lovely. I've almost finished Mary Oliver's Poetry Handbook - I can't say enough good things about it! I also finished a homeschool read - Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Tiny book,
  3. Hi All… Finally popping back in after a hectic start to the new year. DD caught the flu, I had emergency gallbladder surgery and we've been travelling. My reading has suffered for it, but now we are at home and healthy, so I expect it to pick back up. Robin - I love that poem. Thanks for including it this week. A few weeks ago I finally finished Roger Ackroyd. I enjoyed this one so much more as a re-read. It gave me such a different perspective while reading it since I knew whodunnit. I thought that would make me enjoy it less, but instead I was way more plugged into the
  4. Oh, I read this years ago and loved it. I have read several other of Massie's books. This one and his Nicholas and Alexandra are my favorites. Loved your take-aways from the book.
  5. I'm behind on reading everyone else's posts. We leave for a tournament tomorrow, so I'm hoping I'll be able read through the thread tonight since I'll probably be off line until Sunday. I finished Dreher's How Dante Can Save Your Life. I enjoyed it. A few times I became a little exasperated with his personal story, but I loved the ending and all the Dante bits. I'm looking forward to starting my own Dante Journey. I think I'll start it during Lent. I'm still reading Alexievich's Secondhand Time. It is so sad, borderline depressing, that I can only read it in small doses. I'm z
  6. DD finished her 1st read of the year - Louise Penny's The Long Way Home. Suffice to it say it was her least favorite book in the series. It was my least favorite too. But she is excited to start the next one because she has loved the series so far.
  7. My daughter and I read it a few months ago. We both loved it. I wasn't familiar with the author beforehand, but it was fast paced story with a quirky main character that we enjoyed. For us, it was on par with a good Liane Moriarty book.
  8. Yay - for Hercule Poirot! He's one of my favorite detectives and certainly my favorite Christie sleuth. I started reading his mysteries in order just a month ago. So, I guess it is fitting that my first completed read of the year is Poirot's Early Cases. Now I'm on to The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. I'm still reading Dreher's How Dante Can Save Your Life and really enjoying it. I've started a bit of the Inferno to go along with the Dreher. I'm reading Anthony Esolen's translation this time which I am enjoying far better than Robert Pinsky's translation. I need to catch up with th
  9. This is a great idea! I always forget to mark locations and then don't want to take the time to look back through the book when I'm working on my list.
  10. Hi All, I read this thread weekly, but rarely post. But, I really want to participate next year, so I thought I'd chime in with my wrap up for 2018 and goals for this year. Added bonus, my dd is going to participate this year. She wants to complete the BINGO. I'll just post her updates along with mine. 2018 was a tough year for our family. Because of that I only managed 44 books last year, mostly fluff. My favorites for 2018: Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry - loved this audiobook! Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - my dd and I really enjoyed thi
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