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26 Jun 2016, 9:38 am

nurseangela wrote:
How long does it take you guys to read an average size book (300-400+ pages)?

I can read approximately 100 pages an hour if I pace myself (I read the above book in about 3½ hours, and it was 320 pages long)... but this involves:

- Finding a quiet place at a café (never at home... I get distracted)
- Having an unlimited supply of coffee (preferably espresso)
- Wearing my Bose QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones


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29 Nov 2016, 3:45 am

Currently reading, Years of Lyndon Johnson, the Passage of Power. It is good so far.



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29 Nov 2016, 4:50 am

Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger



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01 Dec 2016, 10:42 am

The Great Gatsby, for school. I'm two chapters in but I'm already in love with Fitzgerald's descriptive yet sarcastic writing style.



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01 Dec 2016, 2:04 pm

Currently reading No Logo, by Naomi Klein.
http://www.naomiklein.org/no-logo


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02 Dec 2016, 7:37 pm

I'm currently reading The MVP by Scott Sigler. Its part of the Galactic Football League series based around an American football league played in the future by both humans and aliens. Most of the teams are owned by organized crime figures. It's been described as Remember the Titans meets the Godfather



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02 Dec 2016, 8:16 pm

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01 Mar 2017, 9:53 am

Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert
By: Patricia Cornwell

The book is about the life of who this author thinks was the real Jack The Ripper.


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15 May 2017, 10:17 pm

Oh my god than you for the rec Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert by: Patricia Cornwell. I just checked it out and it seems absolutely amazing.

For the moment I'm reading Into the wild.



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02 Jun 2017, 10:07 pm

A book that is stress-free and that I can relate to and forget about all my current problems. .

A book by Debbie Macomber called "The Shop On Blossom Street". It's about a woman who loves knitting and the only family she has is a sister that she doesn't get along with and her Ma. She decides to open a knitting store on "Blossom Street" in Seattle. She starts a knitting group class and they learn how to make a baby blanket. That is how she meets new friends and also finds a new Hunny! :mrgreen: Kinda reminds me of myself and my current circumstance in a few ways except she has had cancer a couple times and that makes her thankful for each new day. I guess I'm just getting tired of murder mysteries.


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02 Jun 2017, 10:31 pm

nurseangela wrote:
A book that is stress-free and that I can relate to and forget about all my current problems. .

A book by Debbie Macomber called "The Shop On Blossom Street". It's about a woman who loves knitting and the only family she has is a sister that she doesn't get along with and her Ma. She decides to open a knitting store on "Blossom Street" in Seattle. She starts a knitting group class and they learn how to make a baby blanket. That is how she meets new friends and also finds a new Hunny! :mrgreen: Kinda reminds me of myself and my current circumstance in a few ways except she has had cancer a couple times and that makes her thankful for each new day. I guess I'm just getting tired of murder mysteries.


Do you enjoy cozy mysteries? They are much milder form of the murder mystery.


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02 Jun 2017, 10:49 pm

thewrll wrote:
nurseangela wrote:
A book that is stress-free and that I can relate to and forget about all my current problems. .

A book by Debbie Macomber called "The Shop On Blossom Street". It's about a woman who loves knitting and the only family she has is a sister that she doesn't get along with and her Ma. She decides to open a knitting store on "Blossom Street" in Seattle. She starts a knitting group class and they learn how to make a baby blanket. That is how she meets new friends and also finds a new Hunny! :mrgreen: Kinda reminds me of myself and my current circumstance in a few ways except she has had cancer a couple times and that makes her thankful for each new day. I guess I'm just getting tired of murder mysteries.


Do you enjoy cozy mysteries? They are much milder form of the murder mystery.


I just tried an Agatha Christie book and it's a sleeper. I found out Dean Koontz has a new book coming out soon and Stephen King has a new one called "Gwendy's Button Box" that I was able to get for $6 on an Amazon special which is what I had planned to read. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood for mysteries or any book that requires some "thinking" - usually when I'm stressed. It's actually hard to keep my mind on a book during that time so something I can relate to and isn't real depressing I might be able to handle. The Debbie Macomber book seemed to fit the bill.


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02 Jun 2017, 10:51 pm

Billy Budd by Herman Melville



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