Readin' & Watchin'?

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Mon, 01-21-2013 - 4:59pm

What are you reading  & watching this week?

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Tue, 01-22-2013 - 11:23am

Hi ann,

The only S. King book I've ever read is "IT".  My goodness it seemed  so long , just kept reading and reading...  LOL 

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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 9:28am

I read it & loved it too Suzan,
One can't go wrong with SM books :)




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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 4:17pm

I have watched White Collar from the beginning, I love the mix of actors, new and old.

Oh yes Castle and Downton Abbey, I like those shows too. I miss my All My Children. I watch so many different shows when I can find the time.

Weirdly, I haven't had the time to start a new book. Hoping to crack one open by the end of the week.

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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 7:54pm

I just finished reading Room, by Emma Donoghue. Wow..What a book!! Narrated by a five year old boy, I've never read anything like this before. From one commenter......

>>>This book comes from the perception of a 5 yr old boy, which in a way is a breath of fresh air. It's not your usual narrator or perception when reading. Although the books back story is very frightning and unpleasant, you never really get the disturbing details cause the story comes from such young eyes.

The first half of the book entails the story of the boy and his mother who are trapped in "Room." It slowly unfolds how and why they are there. The second half of the book has to do with the adjustments made in Outside of Room.

I enjoyed the young perception of life and things thru the book. I loved how the book makes you grateful for what you have and even who you are. It also left me thinking, wondering and discovering how we are who we are and how we got there in so many different un-thought of ways.<<<

Someone here recommended this book and I am so glad I read it!! Thank you!! You might think your mind would focus on how they became trapped in the room or other horrible things. It isn't, though, you think about it now and then, but much moreso it focuses on survival and the unique ways the mom teaches her son about life, teaches him to read and so forth with so little resources to go by. In the first half of the book they are trapped in Room. Then there's the heart pounding fast reading escape. The second half is how they adjust to life in "Outside", hard for the mom after being in Room for 7 years and even more difficult for the son who at age five has never seen Outside. This author has an incredible imagination as the story unfolds narrated by the 5 year old boy.

http://www.amazon.com/Room-Novel-Emma-Donoghue/dp/0316223239/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358987658&sr=1-1&keywords=room

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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 8:00pm

Suzan...I have the book Already Home by Susan Mallery. I think I'll read that one next and will begin it tomorrow. Glad you're liking it and I'm sure I will too. I also read her book The Best of Friends and liked it okay. It wasn't what I'd call a 'page turner', but it was good enough at the time for I needed a "brain rest" book.

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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 8:01pm

Oh, goody, let's talk books!! I just posted this on Facebook today....

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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 9:54pm

Suzan...I loved the Inauguration, all of it!! Michelle looked stunning as always!! Loved all of her outfits and hers and the girls gloves were yummy!! I love gloves, but they're uncomfortable as they don't fit over rings and I wear a ring on each hand. Unless you have a plain flat band ring, it doesn't work well. So, I only wear gloves when I have to be outside and it's really cold out. Funny that I had just been telling dh a few days before the Inauguration that I want some new leather gloves in a fun color. Then we saw Michelle & the girls wearing gloves in such great colors!!

I'm only watching my soap. I'm also waiting for Army Wives to begin again on March 10th. I'll also watch Dallas when it starts up again too.

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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 9:59pm

Many years ago when Stephen King became popular, I read Cujo and The Cars and I think one other one. That was enough, too scary!!

I've never been able to make myself reread a book. There are so many out there waiting to be read that I have to keep going forward with new ones. If I was a speed reader, though, I would certainly reread a lot of them.

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 7:45am
Hi Donna. While I like S Mallery for fluff, I don't think many of her books are what I'd call page turners or mind boggling. Very good for "brain rests" as you call them...which for me is also often necessary ;O)
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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 7:47am
Hi Donna, I just received my copy of Room , which was the book that Teri read for her bookclub and recommended it to us. I did not read what you wrote about it, as I do not see a "***SPOILER ALERT**** and I don't like to know the endings of things before I read it... ;O)