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    I loved The Woodlanders too!
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    Finished The Chalk Man, a murder mystery set in England in 1986.

    I dont know why I read murder mysteries, they just make me mad. I blame Rosa for her enticing reviews.

    I will say that this one had a good long set up with lots of complexity in the plot, and good characterization. But there was too much going on, yet the end was lazy.
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    I am still casting about, looking for a novel as good as The
    Goldfinch.

    On Goodread website several reviewers say “good luck with that!” So I guess these novels are not forthcoming.

    Donna Tart,
    I would like to clone her. She writes very slowly. i have read all three of her novels. Need more.

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    I just finished Joyce Maynard's Internal Combustion, about the Seaman murder in Detroit. An interesting read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    I just finished Joyce Maynard's Internal Combustion, about the Seaman murder in Detroit. An interesting read.
    I have that book; I don't mind Maynard's non-fiction--though otherwise, she's not a favorite. I haven't read it yet.

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    Pinkytoe's Cure intrigued me, so I downloaded it from my library. I was prepared to get my back up by the condescending way the "placebo effect" is usually portrayed in the media, but so far, I'm enjoying it. It reminds me of Bill Moyers' Healing and the Mind, with updated information.

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    Today I checked out:

    Chabon Pops - so far good
    A Beautiful, Terrible Thing about a marriage to a narcissist - readable but not high art
    The Ecocentrists - jargony and too academic; I likely will not finish it
    At the Dark End of the Street about Rosa Parks's work with rape victims before she became famous

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    Just picked up The Overstory which I gather is about the secret life of trees told in a series of interwoven stories.

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    I feel like such a lightweight, but I am reading Stephen King's latest, The Outsider. So far, so good. Not for the squeamish, the story involves an unspeakable act of violence against a child.
    IL: I don't even read that many murder mysteries! You should try some of the Lisa Genova books. She does a great job with her characters and gives them horrible incurable neurological diseases, so no fear of happy endings! I do also think you might like Lawn Boy. There were some well-drawn characters in that one too, although not as richly done as The Goldfinch. It was kind of fun and quirky. I like quirky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytoe View Post
    Just picked up The Overstory which I gather is about the secret life of trees told in a series of interwoven stories.
    Sounds really cool, pinkytoe. I'll have to check it out.

    I recently read Gene Logsdon's A Sanctuary of Trees: Beechnuts, Birdsongs, Baseball Bats and Benedictions and I was surprised at how much it captivated me.
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