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Mesg #25 "Bonnie's 2010 reading"
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Mon Jan-11-10 10:19 AMby bonniers

Looking to read a book a week and post reviews of at least half of them.

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Donna Andrews, No Nest for the Wicket, bonniers, Jan 03rd 2010, #1
next book: Brothers Kamarazov, bonniers, Jan 11th 2010, #2
RE: next book: Brothers Kamarazov, chanpheng, Jan 12th 2010, #3
RE: next book: Brothers Kamarazov, bonniers, Mar 05th 2010, #4
finally finished, bonniers, Mar 05th 2010, #5
      RE: finally finished, RavenCorbie, Mar 05th 2010, #6
      RE: finally finished, chanpheng, Mar 08th 2010, #7
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, bonniers, Jul 06th 2010, #8
P. D. JAMES, The Private Patient, bonniers, Jul 09th 2010, #9
RE: P. D. JAMES, The Private Patient, astlin, Jul 10th 2010, #10
      RE: P. D. JAMES, The Private Patient, bonniers, Jul 10th 2010, #11
           RE: P. D. JAMES, The Private Patient, astlin, Jul 10th 2010, #12
                RE: P. D. JAMES, The Private Patient, bonniers, Jul 13th 2010, #13
Julia Quinn, 10 Things I Love About You, bonniers, Jul 13th 2010, #14
Heather Graham, Ghost Shadow, bonniers, Jul 26th 2010, #15
Dorothea Benton Frank, Return to Sullivan's Island, bonniers, Aug 01st 2010, #16
2 from Tess Gerritsen, bonniers, Sep 22nd 2010, #17
Tristram Shandy, by Lawrence Sterne, bonniers, Sep 22nd 2010, #18
I seem to have forgotten to write down, bonniers, Dec 17th 2010, #19

Mesg #41 "Donna Andrews, No Nest for the Wicket"
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The title isn't the worst pun in this novel of murder and mayhem at an exTreme Croquet tournament. If you like your mysteries light-hearted and silly but still interesting, Andrews' series (all featuring birds and puns) is just what you need

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Mesg #120 "next book: Brothers Kamarazov"
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I started The Brothers Kamarazov last week. I don't seem to have finished it yet -- if I read many books this long, it will significantly cut into my total

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Mesg #137 "RE: next book: Brothers Kamarazov"
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Don't worry about it taking so long to read - it's many books and many worlds in one.

  

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Mesg #445 "RE: next book: Brothers Kamarazov"
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It is indeed. Fascinating.

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Mesg #446 "finally finished"
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Finally finished The Brothers Kamarazov yesterday. Interesting book. Fascinating. Well worth reading -- and don't skip the long religious pontifications. They're part of the plot.

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Mesg #447 "RE: finally finished"
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Yes, I loved the Brothers Karamazov!

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Mesg #455 "RE: finally finished"
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Congratulations. I read it so long ago, I can't rightly remember all the ins and outs of the plot. Might have to work on it again sometime.

I'm thinking of bringing Anna Karenina with me to Nepal, to be my massive book of the year.

  

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Mesg #861 "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe"
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This bestseller from the 80's is a wonderful tale of life in the rural south. The main thread is the deepening friendship between a middle-aged woman and an old woman she visits in the nursing home. The old woman's memories and her comments on the present day tie together a fairly complicated timeline told through newspaper articles, newsletters, and active scenes from many points of view.

Younger readers might find the women's-empowerment plot line a bit dated -- but considering the way the pendulum has swung recently, maybe not. It'll look quite familiar to women of menopausal age...

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Mesg #870 "P. D. JAMES, The Private Patient"
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Excellent murder mystery. Especially recommended for those who like thoughtful detectives with real lives, complex, nuanced plots, and well-developed characters.

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Mesg #874 "RE: P. D. JAMES, The Private Patient"
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That is one reason I love her Dalglish novels, I like his whole team and how she's developed them. As well as those involved in the crime, she's wonderful at characterization, including the setting, which is as important a character.

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Mesg #875 "RE: P. D. JAMES, The Private Patient"
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It's so refreshing to read something where the detectives are serious about their police work, but not violent fools or sociopaths. And I love it that the solutions depend on teamwork, not on the brilliant detective -- even though Dalgliesh is brilliant, he's not the whole show.

I wonder if she's working towards having Kate be the head of the team for the next book?

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Mesg #876 "RE: P. D. JAMES, The Private Patient"
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Yeah, I was wondering where the team was headed too, or even if it would be disbanded. I love Dalglish and would miss him if she retires him, but I've also appreciated her writing his life so realistically that he has reached that point.






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Mesg #881 "RE: P. D. JAMES, The Private Patient"
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I would miss him, too, but the way she has developed him, he seems to be ready to retire. And Kate is a wonderful character in her own right.

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Mesg #882 "Julia Quinn, 10 Things I Love About You"
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Despite the chicklit-sounding title, this is a Regency romance -- a very good one, despite the often-too-modern langauge. Rakish and apparently penniless hero Sebastian has a deep dark secret: he writes Gothic romances for a living He also has a problem: his uncle the Earl wants to marry the woman he's in love with. Anabel does not want to marry the Earl, especially after she finds out he once courted her grandmother. Hilarious hijinks ensue. The secondary characters are wonderfully drawn.

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Mesg #896 "Heather Graham, Ghost Shadow"
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A rather good serial killer mystery set in Key West, Florida. I picked it up because one of the main characters is a ghost -- the ghost of a privateer (not pirate!) wrongfully hanged 200 years ago. He's the most interesting character in the book, but thankfully not a lot like Sal in mine.

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Mesg #921 "Dorothea Benton Frank, Return to Sullivan's Island"
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Review posted on my blog: http://bonniers.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/read-better/

It reminded me too much of my own writing and I couldn't enjoy it.

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Mesg #1005 "2 from Tess Gerritsen"
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Body Double and The Sinner. I have become very fond of Tess Gerritsen.

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Mesg #1006 "Tristram Shandy, by Lawrence Sterne"
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I read Tristram Shandy back in grad school, in an English department that was divided down the middle between the deconstructionists and the Robertsonians (oh, and the last living new critic). The deconstructionist professor was so busy deconstructing that he overlooked all the dirty jokes, sly innuendo, and general hilarity. I could tell that there was a rousing good tale under all that criticism, but it took 30 years before I felt like I could tackle it with an open mind.

I might have been mistaken. It's more like an extended stand-up comedy routine. "An Evening with Lawrence Sterne," with drinks served at your table and the jokes getting rowdier as the night progresses.

And in the end it's just a story about a cock and a bull

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Mesg #1114 "I seem to have forgotten to write down"
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I seem to have forgotten to write down everything I read since September. I know it included at least half a dozen mysteries, a couple of nonfiction books, and a lot of scientific articles and journals...but beyond that, it's not worth reconstructing :p

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