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oleada
07-09-2012, 05:08 PM
I loved that book. It made me tear up.

I'm sad I missed The Chaperone offer; I wanted to read that.

galaxygirl
07-09-2012, 05:11 PM
I loved that book. It made me tear up.

I'm sad I missed The Chaperone offer; I wanted to read that.

I'm sorry. :( I almost missed it myself because I didn't check my twitter feed until last night and they hadn't tweeted the offer when I checked my feed in the morning.

oleada
07-09-2012, 05:33 PM
It's okay; I have too many unread books anyway. :)
I didn't know they had a twitter account. I need to follow it ASAP.

galaxygirl
07-09-2012, 05:52 PM
It's okay; I have too many unread books anyway. :)

Tell me about it. :lol:



I didn't know they had a twitter account. I need to follow it ASAP.

The username is @nookBN. They post other stuff in addition to the Daily Finds but they don't over do it.

jamesy
07-09-2012, 07:48 PM
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty is currently only $2.99 for both the Nook (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-chaperone-laura-moriarty/1107390544?ean=9781101585658) and the Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/The-Chaperone-ebook/dp/B0072NWKQK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1341792386&sr=1-1&keywords=the+chaperone). I think the price is only good for today, though.
I grabbed this last night and now it's in the To Be Read pile. Which is the good thing about nook, it's much less noticeable than having a physical stack of books waiting to be read. :slinkaway

galaxygirl
07-09-2012, 08:52 PM
I grabbed this last night and now it's in the To Be Read pile. Which is the good thing about nook, it's much less noticeable than having a physical stack of books waiting to be read. :slinkaway

Yeah but the cool thing is that you can decide you want a book and two seconds later, you have it. On the other hand, I always forget that I have books that I own on my Nook because I usually have a bunch of library books on it too and a stack of regular books on my night stand.

rjblue
07-09-2012, 10:01 PM
Have any of you downloaded books that have been "nooked"? (http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/06/tolstoy-gets-nookered/258137/)

A.H.Black
07-10-2012, 03:23 AM
For anyone interested in children's to young adult reading, my niece writes a blog - http://www.crackingthecover.com/

galaxygirl
07-10-2012, 11:20 PM
The Morning News has posted a select list of Amazon.com reviews of classic books ( "http://www.themorningnews.org/article/lone-star-statements ").

Some good ones:



The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (1929)

“This book is like an ungrateful girlfriend. You do your best to understand her and get nothing back in return.”


:rofl:



The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (1926)

“Here’s the first half of the book: ‘We had dinner and a few drinks. We went to a cafe and talked and had some drinks. We ate dinner and had a few drinks. Dinner. Drinks. More dinner. More drinks. We took a cab here (or there) in Paris and had some drinks, and maybe we danced and flirted and talked sh*t about somebody. More dinner. More drinks. I love you, I hate you, maybe you should come up to my room, no you can’t’… I flipped through the second half of the book a day or two later and saw the words ‘dinner’ and ‘drinks’ on nearly every page and figured it wasn’t worth the risk."

My sentiments exactly.

Artemis@BC
07-10-2012, 11:41 PM
The Morning News has posted a select list of Amazon.com reviews of classic books ( "http://www.themorningnews.org/article/lone-star-statements ").

Funny, I agree 100% with about half of them and disagree 100% with the other half. :D

Evilynn
07-11-2012, 12:01 PM
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon (1973)

“When one contrasts Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five with this book, it’s like comparing an Olympic sprinter with an obese man running for the bus with a hot dog in one hand and a soda in the other.”

:rofl:

I finally finished Always Coming Home (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/201901.Always_Coming_Home), which was a great book, but a very slow read, and I'm sure it only appeals to a relatively small crowd (unless you're interested in social anthropology, don't bother). Once I finished it I had a bit of a ketchup effect and read Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxters The Long Earth (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13147230-the-long-earth) (good, but not as good as Nation or the better Discworld books) and Ursula K. Le Guin's The Word for World is Forest (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7672380-the-word-for-world-is-forest) over the weekend.

Zemgirl
07-11-2012, 12:47 PM
The Morning News has posted a select list of Amazon.com reviews of classic books ( "http://www.themorningnews.org/article/lone-star-statements ").
I think this was my favorite - I'd never considered that particular angle...

The books are nothing more than advertisements for “Turkish Delight,” a candy popular in the U.K. The whole point of buying books for my grandkids was to give them a break from advertising, and here (throughout) are ads for this “Turkish Delight”! How much money is this Mr. Lewis getting from the Cadbury’s chocolate company anyway? This man must be laughing to the bank.
:rofl:

zaphyre14
07-11-2012, 01:36 PM
I took the 100 Books to Read Before You Die survey on Facebook the other day. I'd read 46 - and have absolutely no desire to read any of the other 54. Almost all of the 46 I had read were because I had to read them as an English major. I can't imagine anyone reading all 100 for fun.

As an antidote to The List, I'm reading Evanovitch's "Wicked Business." It's fun and mostly involves a lot of travel around the Boston-Salem-Cambridge area of Massachusetts. Lizzie is smarter than Stephanie Plum and bakes a lot of cupcakes. :) The plot is thin, the print is large, and Diesel is hot (although I could do with less of the monkey) which makes for a decent summer beach read IMO. Even if I'm not at a beach.

Spinner
07-11-2012, 04:42 PM
The plot is thin, the print is large,
This is typical of her last few books. They'd likely fill around 150 pages (if that) of a regularly-formatted book. But I'm glad they're at least fun reads.

galaxygirl
07-11-2012, 04:44 PM
I just started Wolf Hall the other day and am enjoying it but the only time I have to read is at night but reading at night puts me to sleep. I was so looking forward to reading it last night but when I spent 5 minutes reading the same sentence I knew it was time to give up and go to sleep. The problem is that it's a library book and other people have holds on it so I have 21 days to read 530 pages, or about 25 pages per day, but if I keep having nights like I did last night, I'm not going to make it. I've only had the book for two days but I'm already 20 pages behind. :lol:

Also, I hope the link to the amazon reviews I posted above works. It's not working on my phone (too many quote marks and https) but editing it on my phone is a nightmare.