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Re: What Are You Reading? December 2018

 


@SXMGirl wrote:

I just started reading Debbie Macomber's Starry Night:  A Christmas Novel.  This is the first book of hers that I have read, but it had a really good rating, so I might continue with her books if I like it.


 

@SXMGirl . . . .   I just finished her book Choir of Angels. A trio of Christmas themed stories about Angels answering Christmas prayers, it was quite a departure from my usual books. I found it uplifting, comforting and thoroughly enjoyable!

 

 

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Re: What Are You Reading? December 2018

@q-girl, thank you for the recommendation!   I did enjoy Starry Night, so I will give your recommendation a try.

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Re: What Are You Reading? December 2018

I read Antiques Knock Off by Barbara Allen. I always enjoy the books in this series especially the dog, Sushi.

I also read Start Without Me by Joshua Max Feldman and it took me forever to finish it. It was kind of a depressing book about two messed up strangers who met on Thanksgiving Day. The book follows them throughout the day when their lives intersect.

Now I am just looking forward to reading some light holiday themed books for the rest of the year.

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Re: What Are You Reading? December 2018

@tansyThanks so much for the welcome! Glad to hear you liked my current read. I see a few posts about some Debbie Macomer Christmas books. I love to read at least one each holiday book each season, and these sound right up my alley.

 A Kindle I ordered should be ariving by the weekend, and I hope I'll be able to figure out how to use it. I've been told I'd hate it at first, there was a learning curve, and that I'd like it after the curve!  Yikes! Hoping for the best. pinky

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Re: What Are You Reading? December 2018

@Catty2. Thanks to this book club, I am reading The Story of Arthur Truluv, and I have laughed and cried.  I plan to get the sequel.  Wonderful book.

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Re: What Are You Reading? December 2018

FYI Diane Setterfield's "Once Upon a River" was published today.  It's about people in small towns up and down the Thames.  It's a great story with lots of characters to love and an interesting mystery.  It's the only book I ever won on Goodreads and I feel so lucky and I love it.

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Re: What Are You Reading? December 2018

@GingerPeach Love Nick Petrie.  I haven't read Tear it Down.  I'll look for it.

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@kitty45 wrote:

@GingerPeach Love Nick Petrie.  I haven't read Tear it Down.  I'll look for it.


Hi @kitty45

I should have clarified that Tear It Down hasn't been released yet.  But early 2019 so right around the corner.  

 

What a good guy Peter Ash (main character) is.  And that Lewis!  

 

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I'm reading A Man called Ove, and it's Ok, but I"m  not overwhelmed with it. I know that I'm in the minority, that many people loved it and it got great reviews on goodreads. Maybe it's the style of writing, I don't know. I just can't relate to the characters, or feel much for Ove. I'll continue reading the book for a few more chapters, maybe I'll change my mind. However, I expected more from it. 

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@beckyb1012 I finished  Something in the Water this afternoon. You are absolutely right; I was not disappointed!!!

Even with the "give away" at the beginning, the plot kept me guessing throughout the book.

Up next is Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield.  I really enjoyed The Thirteenth Tale and hope that this book will be just as good.

@lorilori:  We will have to compare notes on this book!

Happy that you won it on Goodreads!