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User Topic: Need a page-turner
mellowmood
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Default  Posted: 4:32 PM, July 27th (Tuesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I just finished a great book last week. Read it in less than a day. Then I started another one, and OMG, what a drag.

The book "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents" got excellent reviews all around. And I'm just hating it.

Don't know what is wrong, but once I start a book, I always finish it. I keep thinking that somehow the book has got to be good.

I want my next book to be one I can't put down. Don't care what it is about, I'll read anything.


Posts: 2755 | Registered: Aug 2003 | From: oceanside, calif.
April101
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Default  Posted: 5:30 PM, July 28th (Wednesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Try my fav author, James Patterson. Usually a fast read, but some are dogs. A-related is "The Quickie" which is definitely about affair regret. Some triggers, but the woman is such a protagonist I've read it a couple of times. I like strong woman characters, but that's just me.


Me: 49 (BS)
Him: 47 (WS)
PA: 2 yrs
Married 22 yrs
3 kids
D Day: April 2008
Me: "Nobody wants to be with a cheater not even a cheater."
My D(16): 'Why should I listen to dad, he knew what he was doing was wrong and did it anyway'

Posts: 484 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: New York
mellowmood
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Default  Posted: 5:37 PM, July 28th (Wednesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks April. I've read all of James Patterson's books. I'll try The Quicky.

Oddly enough, the book I read last week in less than a day was about an affair. And I couldn't put it down.


Posts: 2755 | Registered: Aug 2003 | From: oceanside, calif.
really trying
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Default  Posted: 6:09 PM, July 28th (Wednesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

what? What did you just read mellowmood?


Me: late 40's
XH: A parasite and that might be a compliment
My S-23, Our D-15
Married 5/93 D-Day: 11/18/03
Divorced 5/19/08

The future's so bright - I got to wear shades

Plant Seeds of Kindness


Posts: 10397 | Registered: Sep 2004 | From: California
Allgoodnamesgone
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Default  Posted: 6:32 PM, July 28th (Wednesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I loved The Book Thief about an orphaned girl that is taken in by a couple during the Nazi war. The whole story is written from the girl's perspective - a definite page turner.


Me- BS
DDay- 8/26/09
Separated after failed R effort.

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mellowmood
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Default  Posted: 6:34 PM, July 28th (Wednesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

"Something Borrowed" by Emily Giffin. I bought it at a garage sale, took it home and read it right through.

And it is about two women that have been friends since childhood. One is getting married and the other is her maid of honor who cheats with the groom.

Usually I can't stomach affair stories, but this was good.


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Default  Posted: 8:56 PM, July 28th (Wednesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I see you're just a couple hours from me, I have a few boxes of books if you want to make the drive. :)


Me: late 40's
XH: A parasite and that might be a compliment
My S-23, Our D-15
Married 5/93 D-Day: 11/18/03
Divorced 5/19/08

The future's so bright - I got to wear shades

Plant Seeds of Kindness


Posts: 10397 | Registered: Sep 2004 | From: California
April101
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Default  Posted: 6:45 PM, July 29th (Thursday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm just finishing "A Captain's Duty" by Richard Phillips. It is the true story of his abduction by pirates in 2009 in the Indian Ocean. It is refreshing to read a story in the first person, by a man who honors his wife and family and who has survived with his integrity intact. This book especially appealed to me because my father had been in the Merchant Marines for 5 years following the end of WWII. I grew up in a military (my mom was also in the Navy WAVES) and a boating family.


Me: 49 (BS)
Him: 47 (WS)
PA: 2 yrs
Married 22 yrs
3 kids
D Day: April 2008
Me: "Nobody wants to be with a cheater not even a cheater."
My D(16): 'Why should I listen to dad, he knew what he was doing was wrong and did it anyway'

Posts: 484 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: New York
teach5
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Default  Posted: 8:00 PM, July 29th (Thursday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Try anything by Jodi Picoult!

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Clarrissa
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Default  Posted: 2:48 PM, August 19th (Thursday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I found Witch and Wizard by James Patterson to be an interesting read. I'll have to find the follow up to it.

Another I found to be a page turner is Stephen King's Under The Dome.

(get it in paperback as the hardbound is a wristbreaker...)


BH Cee64D - 48
WW (me) - 49


All affairs are variations on a theme. No one has 'Beethoven's 5th' to everyone else's 'Chopsticks'.


Posts: 5891 | Registered: Dec 2008 | From: A better place
do-over
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Default  Posted: 2:55 PM, August 19th (Thursday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Anything by Jennifer Haigh

Anything by Jennifer Weiner

One of my favorites is Can't Wait to Get to Heavn by Fannie Flagg. A good, funny, heartwarming story.

Other fave authors of mine include Sue Miller and Jacqueline Mitchard.

do


Divorced Jan 09
Longtime lurker now trying to gain and share support.
I am happy.

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StrugglingGal
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Default  Posted: 6:40 PM, August 21st (Saturday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I just finished The Shack - powerful book - http://www.theshackbook.com/


Me: BW-41
Him: WS-47
OW: 2 over 2yr period
Married: 4yrs
D-Day: over a long period of time
R: Still Deciding

Posts: 48 | Registered: Jun 2010 | From: Virginia
metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 7:43 PM, August 21st (Saturday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am currently reading "Every Last One" by Anna Quindlen and really enjoying it.



“We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.”... Anais Nin

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metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 10:16 PM, August 22nd (Sunday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Scratch that.. good book.. sad as hell though. It also has some infidelity that I didn't see coming... just as a warning.

[This message edited by metamorphisis at 10:16 PM, August 22nd (Sunday)]



“We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.”... Anais Nin

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InnerLight
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Default  Posted: 12:24 AM, August 27th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I posted about The Invisible Bridge by Julia Orringer. That was such a page turner once I got into it. 600 pages flew by. Epic. Fabulous. Best book I've read in ages. Took an afternoon off to dive into it I just couldn't stop reading.


BS, age 53, d-day 6-2-08, divorced after 17 years and 20 together. Now I am living alone in the beautiful rural property that was once the dream retreat with X. It's taking a long time to create new dreams but despite some struggles I am mostly happy.

Posts: 5857 | Registered: Jun 2008 | From: Rural California
do-over
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Default  Posted: 9:12 AM, August 27th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Tawny Odell. Another great author.


Divorced Jan 09
Longtime lurker now trying to gain and share support.
I am happy.

Posts: 1796 | Registered: Nov 2009
bluelady
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Default  Posted: 11:51 AM, August 27th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

"Something Borrowed" by Emily Giffin. I bought it at a garage sale, took it home and read it right through.
And it is about two women that have been friends since childhood. One is getting married and the other is her maid of honor who cheats with the groom.

Usually I can't stomach affair stories, but this was good.

I've read this one a thousand times. I've also read "Something Blue". It picks up right where "Something Borrowed" left off, except this time it's from the point of view of Darcy, the bride.


Me (BS): 35

Divorced


Posts: 1456 | Registered: Jun 2006 | From: a little bit of everywhere
lorilook
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Default  Posted: 12:35 PM, August 27th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Pillars of the Earth. After kicking it around for months, I finally picked it up to read. Could not put it down. It will be a page-page-page-page-turner since it is nearly 1000 long.


Me(BS) 44/Him (WS) 47
M-18 years
2 beautiful & resilient children
DDay 12/05/08
False R for 5 months
He moved out 5/1/09
Divorced!
OW#1 has always been alcohol.

Posts: 704 | Registered: Jan 2009 | From: MI
Red Sox Nation
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Default  Posted: 2:20 PM, August 31st (Tuesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am currently reading "Every Last One" by Anna Quindlen and really enjoying it.

This was my first (and last) Quindlen, and one of a very few books I've read in my life that I'd put on the regret reading list. Seemed like a tribute to everything teenagers hate about adults. By the time we hit the infidelity portion of the program, I was neither surprised nor did I care.

The only positive piece of the book was when the former friend tried to run down the protagonist in her car.

My favorite page-turners, when I'm in that mood, have been Grisham and Crichton. Some love the Dan Brown books for that purpose (DaVinci Code is far, far better than the others).


When someone tells you who she is, listen; when someone shows you who she is, listen carefully.

Posts: 1895 | Registered: Nov 2009 | From: Midwest
Jean20
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Default  Posted: 10:23 PM, August 31st (Tuesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Try the trilogy beginning with The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, then The Girl Who Played with Fire, and finally, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.....so many twists and turns!


Me FBS 52 y/o
Him FWS 53 y/o
Married 26 years
3 kids: 25, 23, 21
D Day 3/20/07
Deep into R

**Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me.


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