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Mothersweets last won the day on August 17 2013

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  1. I'm always glad to hear your updates. I hope getting the clock goes smoothly and you can finally be free from all of his horribleness. ((hugs))
  2. I've been reading Anne's posts for years - she is always positive and upbeat and seems like a very genuine, warm person. just below the header on her home page is another set of links titled - Books & Reading, My Life, Beauty & Style, House & Home, and The Examined Life. If you click on any of those categories you can easily sift through a bunch of her previous blog posts and get a good feel for her writing style. Here is a link from under The Examined Life - Reflections hope this helps! just found this post - scroll down to #3 10 Things I Learned in 2019
  3. 😂😂 Loved this! I just finished The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike. A young family moves into the perfect Tokyo apartment...or so they think. It is next to a cemetery and the spirits there aren't too happy about sharing the space. Didn't someone read this a couple weeks ago? I liked it - it was wonderfully creepy and had me turning the pages until my eyes gave out. The dialogue was a bit weird or stilted but perhaps that was because of the translation and/or cultural differences. Also, there were a few elements of the story the author brought up again and again but then didn't really do anything with. Still, I really enjoyed it and it definitely gave me chills! Also read the second in the Weaver series, Brighton Honeymoon by Sheri Cobb South. I read this back in 2014 and have zero memory of it so it was as though I was reading it for the first time! Enjoyed it, nice fluffy story complete with a young, penniless imposter; verbal sparring at a ball; and a chase through the countryside to Gretna Green. Right now I'm in the middle of The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths. I still have the rest of the thread to read through - hope you are feeling better Kareni! Station Eleven is a great read! Didn't know there is a sequel. Also been meaning to read The Passage so maybe I will pick it up from the library next week.
  4. I'm so excited for you! I know you'll do great in the interview!
  5. Ooooo - how fun! and what a lovely trip to take with your daughter! You are making so many memories together. Love the pics! 🙂
  6. Oh Hornblower I'm so sorry to hear this. (((hugs)))
  7. @Kareni Love the Top 10 golden age detective novels link - I think I've only read 2 or 3 of them and the rest are going on my tbr list! I reread The Weaver Takes a Wife by Sheri Cobb South last week. What a fun story! It was just as good this time around. I listened to Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by MC Beaton. I loved how she changed for the better throughout the book and the mystery was good, too. 🙂 I'll be reading/listening the next in the series soon. I'm about halfway through Before the Fall by Noah Hawley and should finish in a day or two.
  8. Hello! Last week I read Night by Elie Wiesel. Simple and beautifully told memoir of surviving the Holocaust. I had started You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz but lost interest as the story took its sweet time to get rolling. Also, I just wasn't finding the main character likable. It's going back to the library on Monday. So I started the first in the Ruth Galloway series, The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths and am liking it. @Dicentra - The Graveyard Apartment sounds good- I'll look for it at my library. Thanks! and yay for Mary Stewart! I haven't read Touch Not the Cat so that is next on my list of her books to read.
  9. Master and Commander 1917 Inception Warrior The Martian Arrival Black Panther These are all movies that I and the men in my life really enjoyed and didn't have sex and weren't overly violent.
  10. I hope I'm not too late to give you my 2 cents. 🙂 Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Really great listen!! My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot True Grit by Charles Portis and you can't go wrong with Jane Eyre! My favorite readers are Elizabeth Klett and Juliet Stevenson.
  11. Hello everyone! I finished a good contemporary (gasp!) murder mystery yesterday - The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths. Funnily enough, I think I requested this from the library without realizing it is the same author as the Ruth Galloway series that I just read. Here is the summary from Goodreads: Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare’s colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Holland’s most famous story, “The Stranger,” left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favourite literature. To make matters worse, the police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her closest confidant, her diary, the only outlet she has for her darkest suspicions and fears about the case. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn't hers, left on the page of an old diary: "Hallo, Clare. You don’t know me." So last night I started a new book, You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Pretty good so far, fingers crossed. I am loving The Hobbit commentary @Lori D. ! You are one smart cookie. 🙂 @Dicentra I read The Essex Serpent a year or two ago and liked it and a big part of why I picked it up was the cover - so beautifully done! @Excelsior! Academy Below Stairs is a good read! Ms. Powell seemed like she would have been a fun person to know. I read/listened to the CraftLit reading of The Count of Monte Cristo four or five years ago. It was fabulous! It took something like a year and a half to read through because it was just a couple chapters each week but it was so worth it.
  12. Seconding Amy - come on over and join everyone on the BaW thread! Lots of great books read and talked about!
  13. How wonderful! Congratulations!
  14. Congratulations Amy! and I'm looking forward to reading it!
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