What are you reading the week of May 19- 25?

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What are you reading the week of May 19- 25?
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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 7:37pm

Tell us here what you're reading the week of May 19 to May 25.

Julia 

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 12:21pm

 I think that I'll start 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs unless something from my bookshelves calls out to me.

 Kathie

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My reply went out into the ether. Yay iVillage!

(sarcasm off) Sunday I finished the excreble Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church. I picked it off my library shelves. Eventually someone will write a reflective, introspective book about WBC, this isn't it.

Now I'm rereading World War Z by Max Brooks. I'm loving it all over again. This truly terrifying global oral 'history' of the Zombie Wars is fascinating. And it's keeping me reading long into the night, even though I know what's coming...

Up soon needs to be Swamplandia, but so far it hasn't come in at the library.

Julia

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I'm reading On My Way to Paradise by Dave Wolverton. 

Roberta

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I not only reread World War Z, I listened to the audio book for the first time and I'm reading but not enjoying the repetitive and annoying, I've read others find that it's funny, not me, The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. This was his first zombie book and it's as interesting as a guide can be that is world building.

(There are two versions of the audio book World War Z, if you're interested please look for the recent Complete version, the other is just a fraction of the story.)

And I have no idea of what the Brad Pitt movie "World War Z" will be like, except it won't be anything like the books.

Next up: Swamplandia

Julia

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Sun, 05-26-2013 - 12:16am

It's so sad t see the weak participaton here!  I just finished The Dinner by Herman Koch.  I received it as an ARC so I felt obliged to finish it, but I would never recommend it.  The story of two brothers, their wives and children.  Very, very dark; poor character development; weak, or maybe the correct word is confusing? plot.  Last night I finished Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs, which was her wonderful writing as always.  Sonnet Romano comes back because her mother summons her.  SW's characters are so well-developed, you just never want to leave them!  Also read The Aviator's Wife, a historical fiction about Charles and Ann Lindberg, but mostly about Ann.  Very, very interesting!  I give it  a 4 out of 5 stars.  Good book club material.