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Time for a lighter read, plunging into

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty


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Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Oh, please nothing too serious and brainy. Just light summer reading for the pleasure of reading. There is nothing better than a summer breeze blowing and me sitting in a hammock reading a good book. My dream would be someone making me some food while I do this.

So, far I have read:

Monster's Chef - Jervey Tervalon.
I think it was a waste of my money. I was expecting horror instead I got a mad musician who is a pedophile.

Musseled Out- Barbara Ross
It's a really nice series. And I enjoyed this one..first time I am reading her books.

A Familiar Tail- Delia James
It's a witchy cat book. It was a fun read.
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Oh, please nothing too serious and brainy. Just light summer reading for the pleasure of reading. There is nothing better than a summer breeze blowing and me sitting in a hammock reading a good book. My dream would be someone making me some food while I do this.

So, far I have read:

Monster's Chef - Jervey Tervalon.
I think it was a waste of my money. I was expecting horror instead I got a mad musician who is a pedophile.

Musseled Out- Barbara Ross
It's a really nice series. And I enjoyed this one..first time I am reading her books.

A Familiar Tail- Delia James
It's a witchy cat book. It was a fun read.
So far I've looked up the Barbara Ross books based on your post.

This looks light-hearted fun worthy of checking-out.

I'm glad you posted!

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So happy to see this thread!!!

I have been a total bookworm this year....my husband actually suggested to me this morning that I try "reading less".

Anyways, last week I finished "The GraveDigger's Daughter" by Joyce Carol Oats.....and now I am currently reading "She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb.
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I'm currently reading "Dragonfly in Amber" which is the 2nd book in the Outlander series (by Diana Gabaldon). This one is on my Kindle. I try not to read on my kindle before bed because the light affects my sleeping so I'm also reading "The Bazaar of Bad Dreams" by Stephen King on hard back. This is a book of short stories which is nice to read before turning in as I usually read 1 complete story then crash. ;-)

My current self-help book is "How Al-Anon" works.

It's common for me to have 3-4 books going at once!
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A Guide to the Good Life (the ancient art of stoic joy) - William B. Irvine

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I'm reading If On A Winter's Night A Traveler by Italo Calvino. I'm about halfway through. It's a humorous (in a slightly absurd way) and slightly surreal book about a man who buys a book he has been waiting for only to find out it is misprinted with pages in the wrong order or missing. He goes back to the store to complain and learns that the text wasn't even the right book, and he sets out to find that book instead (as it piqued his interest). The rest of the book is a series of misadventures as he comes across and begins reading several other books, none of which turn out to be what he was looking for.

Also, each chapter is divided into two parts. The first part is the actual story, and the second part is a chapter of whatever book he is currently reading.

I'm probably not doing it justice. Read the wikipedia description above. It's better than it sounds.

Italvo Calvino was a delight to stumble upon. Did so listening to his "Distance of the Moon" short story being read on NPR's Radiolab: The Distance of the Moon - Radiolab Was a relaxing way to hear it. I've read others from the same collection/book, called Cosmic Comics. Kind of fun generator for story ideas: Take some notion from science about the universe ages ago, and write a first-person (being) "description" of what/how it unfolded. Tickled my brain.

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Read Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale recently, motivated to do so by a quote I had come across. Was too dark for my tastes, and lacked the emotional depth and warmth I hoped would be there based upon the quote.

Other than that drawback for me, I would say it was well-written. I might try another of her books someday, perhaps imposing less expectations on the experience.

I see there is a movie coming out with the same name.

Just realized the quote I came across was abridged. I'll provide the abridged version here. The full quote is more explicit, and starker, if that's the word:


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Can I be blamed for wanting a real body, to put my arms around? Without it I too am disembodied. I can listen to my own heartbeat against the bedsprings.... There's something dead about it, something deserted.


Not sure why, but quite a different book comes to mind that seems worth recommending: Steve Martin's The Pleasure of My Company. Liked it better than his Shop Girl, though that held my interest IIRC (both I read years and years ago). Both are quite different (novel or novella, and not silly) than his Cruel Shoes, which must have been written in the 1980s closer to his time on SNL, but cracked me up (in my defense, I was a young teen). I admire his creativity expressed on many fronts.

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