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IceAlisa
07-21-2012, 07:30 PM
Not sure if I mentioned but I am 2/3 into Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. I find it generally entertaining with an occasional well-turned phrase and occasional literary :yikes:. As an example of the latter I present "a bright orange blouse that clashed with her best intentions." Yes, really. But other than a few of these, I am enjoying it.

One critique of the book that puzzles me is that this is a first person narrative of a young woman written by a man. So there are lots of complaints about how the voice isn't feminine enough, that a woman wouldn't write like that. What the hell does that mean, exactly?

Nomad
07-21-2012, 07:48 PM
Yes, Angel is based on the E. Taylor novel. I haven't seen it yet (I wanted to read the book first) so I can't vouch for the accuracy. The book, however, is really good.

IceAlisa
07-22-2012, 02:14 AM
I've reached a place in Rules of Civility that has me quite peeved. The main character is now employed by an extremely demanding editor-in-chief in a chic NYC magazine. The said boss has two martyred female assistants who are competing for the favor and possible advancement. He also gives clipped and cryptic commands such as "Tell Mr. Morgan that he's on the right track, but he's a hundred sentences short and a thousand words too long. Tell Mr. Cabot yes, yes and no. Tell Mr. Spindler he's missed the point entirely...etc." Oh and "there's too much cerulian in that blue."

I was expecting this boss to order an unpublished copy of Harry Potter any minute, no matter that the action takes place in the 1930s. The only difference from Miranda Priestly is that the boss is male and gay. C'mon, come up with your own mean bosses. :rolleyes: I am sure there is plenty of variety.

Prancer
07-22-2012, 12:35 PM
A little something for people who read picture books to children: http://entertainment.time.com/2012/07/18/hating-ms-maisy-the-joy-sorrow-and-neurotic-rage-of-reading-to-your-children/

Go, Dog, Go and Are You My Mother? still induce hives when I see their covers.

PrincessLeppard
07-22-2012, 04:04 PM
Are You My Mother was the first book I learned to read, bint.

I still have it. We could read it together at Nationals. :saint:

rjblue
07-22-2012, 09:41 PM
Go, Dog, Go and Are You My Mother? still induce hives when I see their covers.
I adored both of them when I was a child- and my kids all were quite indifferent to them, and wanted horrid Disney books.

IceAlisa
07-22-2012, 09:46 PM
My favorite book to read to Mini was/is Pete The Cat (http://www.bookdepository.com/book/9780061906220?redirected=true&selectCurrency=USD&gclid=CJKi9uWRrrECFQQaQgodUy4Aqg )

aliceanne
07-23-2012, 01:46 AM
I finished this last weekend and had the same thoughts. I really wanted to like it but some parts were so slow I had to force myself not to skip ahead.

I liked the parts about Lincoln as a man and as a President. The author did a good job making him both invincible and empathetic. The vampire stuff seemed dumb, but I'm not a fan of that genre anyway. It's an entertaining read and made me want to read more about Lincoln.

Re:"Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer".

michiruwater
07-23-2012, 02:37 AM
Re: Gone Girl--I don't know if it's already been mentioned (sorry, too lazy to look back in the thread) but its movie rights have been sold and Reece Witherspoon will produce.

Reese would be a fantastic Amy.

And ever since her first description, I have pictured Lucy Hale (http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/13600000/Lucy-Hale-lucy-hale-13647305-500-375.jpg)as Andie.

I'm 3/4s of the way through Gone Girl right now and really enjoying it :)

Grannyfan
07-23-2012, 02:45 AM
I adored both of them when I was a child- and my kids all were quite indifferent to them, and wanted horrid Disney books.

I'm relieved to know I'm not the only one who hates the Disney books.

my little pony
07-23-2012, 03:21 AM
read bottlemania today, i enjoyed it but now i never want to drink water of any kind again

Prancer
07-23-2012, 10:30 AM
Are You My Mother was the first book I learned to read, bint.

I still have it. We could read it together at Nationals. :saint:

I don't have it any more. It mysteriously disappeared one day along with Go, Dog, Go, and hasn't been seen since. :shuffle:


I adored both of them when I was a child- and my kids all were quite indifferent to them, and wanted horrid Disney books.

It is amazing how personal it is when your kids reject one of your childhood favorites. I enjoyed most of the books my kids wanted me to read to them, but some of those early childhood ones are just :scream:.

Spinner
07-23-2012, 04:57 PM
It is amazing how personal it is when your kids reject one of your childhood favorites. I enjoyed most of the books my kids wanted me to read to them, but some of those early childhood ones are just :scream:.

I know what you mean. When I break out the Frances the Badger or Amelia Bedelia books, kids today say "meh..." :fragile:

Cachoo
07-23-2012, 05:03 PM
I think I saw one of my niece's books and it made me laugh. If this has been mentioned apologies but has anyone read C D B! by William Steig. It is all letters--so cdb is actually see the bee and the book goes on like that. Silly stuff.

my little pony
07-23-2012, 05:26 PM
I know what you mean. When I break out the Frances the Badger or Amelia Bedelia books, kids today say "meh..." :fragile:


i still occasionally break out "bread and jam for frances"