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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  This, in my opinion is the slow season for new and interesting books so now I will dig into my pile of books I have accumulated over the winter months. This is also the time of year that I love to roam through the library.
May 16 at 08:16 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Just finished watching The Miracle Worker. I had forgotten how wild the dining room scene was. Those actors must have come out of that black and blue.
May 14 at 17:52 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Just finished The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. It's a wonder any of those children survived their young lives and became productive adults. Several years ago I read Half Broke Horses, which was a very good book and wasn't aware of Walls background. I just thought I had stumbled onto a good book.
May 14 at 09:06 EST .

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   StormCnter  Those were both good. My daughter-in-law considers The Glass Castle to be one of the best she has ever read. That type of memoir, however, makes me doubly thankful to have grown up in a normal home with a happy childhood.
May 16 at 12:11 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Just finished Every Note Played. You have heard of the 2 hankie movie. This book is a 2 hankie story. It takes a lot for me to be affected that much. The author is Lisa Genova and her latest book tells the story of a family dealing with ALS. Genova's book deals with this disease with both kindness and frankness.
May 1 at 16:18 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, there is a review of this book in today's Wall Street Journal Review section. The reviewer reminds readers of Genova's science education and training (making the point that she does a better job with "victim" stories than Jodi Picoult ) and liked the book a lot.
I probably won't read it, though. My much-loved younger brother is dealing with the ravages of Parkinson's and it's difficult for him and for our family. ALS is a different disease, but terrifying and horrible, too.
May 12 at 11:23 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  TCM showed a movie I haven't seen in years. The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness. Something interesting was added at the end. The person hosting the show for today said that the missionary the movie was about was furious at how much there was wrong in her story and threatened a lawsuit. I need to look up all this. Sounds interesting.
April 29 at 18:44 EST .

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   MeiDei  You sparked curiosity here; check out the 2 paragraphs in the "historical Accuracy" section: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Inn_of
_the_Sixth_Happiness

hanks for mentioning it.
April 29 at 20:54 EST .

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   Gram77  Thanks, Mei. It seems that Hollywood, as it often does, dressed up some of the real story. The article you posted was most helpful.
April 30 at 06:31 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  Stumbled across a nice little movie that I don't even remember being advertised. It was We Bought A Zoo. It was a feel good story and the little girl was really cute.
April 28 at 18:14 EST .

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   MeiDei  I watched that last month or so and did a quiz on it a few days after. Glad you liked it. The ending left room for a sequel.
April 28 at 19:43 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Does any of our readers know anything about the book Genuine Fraud by Lockhart?
April 27 at 09:26 EST .

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   StormCnter  I didn't, Gram, but I looked it up on Goodreads. Sounds like a gamble, but sometimes a gamble pays off.
April 28 at 06:49 EST .

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   Gram77  Another question, Storm. Do you read Stephen Hunter? I used to but over the years as I check out books I sort of moved away from him. I was on Bookreporter and see that he has a new book out; G-Man. Sounds interesting.
April 29 at 09:16 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm pretty sure I've read one or two of the Hunter books. Have you ever read any of James Lee Burke, Gram?
April 30 at 11:24 EST .

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   Gram77  Yes, I have read several of his books. Nothing wrong with him, just something about his books that don't hit me. I have a friend who has read all his books. Just a matter of taste I guess.
April 30 at 12:20 EST .

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   StormCnter  I think, with Burke, it's a matter of setting. Most of his are set in South Louisiana, which is familiar territory to me. I know the location names he uses and recognize the atmosphere he describes. His daughter, Alafair Burke, has written some humdingers in the suspense field.
May 1 at 07:39 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Has anyone read The Nightingale? The reviews I have found are quite good.
April 9 at 16:45 EST .

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   StormCnter  I did and I was impacted by the story. I believe Mei has read it also.
April 10 at 07:39 EST .

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   MeiDei  It would have been a daily preview in a week's time if I read it - can't comment. My friend read it and I believe she was glad she did.
April 12 at 19:13 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Suggested Reading  Just read the last page of Only Killers and Thieves. I had hoped for a different ending, but it was the only ending there could have been. Now on to Sue Grafton's last book before her death.
April 7 at 07:29 EST .

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   StormCnter  I have it on the shelf, Gram, with the other from the last shipment. I'm looking forward to it.
April 7 at 08:11 EST .

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   Gram77 posted on Movies & Reviews  We talked about the movie Midnight Lace earlier this week. Today on TCM is ran.
March 24 at 16:17 EST .

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