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   Gram77  Went to the main library checking to see what was new in that section. I picked up a book entitled The Wind Is Not A River based on the inside description of the story. I like a good story based on war times and I knew just a few pages in I had made a good decision. The author is Brian Payton. Anyone familiar with this book or author?
January 16 at 14:58 EST .

   10 people like this.

   Balogreene  Looks like a good book. And it is an e-book. Will have to check it out of my library on Kindle.
January 22 at 20:36 EST .

  4 people like this.

   Gram77  I was interrupted in completing The Unbroken due some things going on legally. I finished last night and I have no idea what any one else felt but the final 2/3 chapters moved me beyond words. I plug along daily and try to accept what comes along in life, but to find fulfillment like Zamparini did is something I discovered I need to work on. It's never too late.
January 6 at 11:43 EST .

   18 people like this.

   MeiDei  I'm 3/4's of the way through the book "The Jersey Sting" written by two reporters - good journalism - they play no favorites, just the facts taken from video, wired audio & written reports. It's a fast read, about corruption in politics in NJ but more importantly how money is laundered, black market organs, a Who's Who of current & recent past politicians.
December 26 at 21:47 EST .

   16 people like this.

   StormCnter  I love that kind of story, Mei. I'll put the book on my list.

I'm about 1/4 into "The Scarlett Letters" , edited by John Wiley. It's a compilation of letters from Margaret Mitchell to various people in regard to her book and, subsequently, the making of the movie. The lady was a prodigious correspondent. So far, it's quick reading and fun.
January 4 at 07:28 EST .

  11 people like this.

   MeiDei  Re: The Jersey Sting - it's particularly relevant today given the doings in NY - so familiar; as well as how money was laundered through off shore charities ... Haiti comes to mind.
Sunday at 00:35 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Gram77  Finally....I have started Unbroken. I can assure you all nothing is going to get done around the house because there is no putting this book down for something else!
December 11 at 18:45 EST .

   19 people like this.

   Balogreene  It is an incredible story.
December 11 at 22:14 EST .

  17 people like this.

   Gram77  Do you think the movie will stick to facts? This is one story that needs no tinkering with.
December 11 at 23:23 EST .

  16 people like this.

   Balogreene  Gram, I hope they stick to the book, Louis worked on it. But,it is Hollywood,they'll dramatize.
December 12 at 20:23 EST .

  17 people like this.

   Balogreene  Gram, how did you like the book?

For everyone, here is a Chuck Norris article about Louis. It is covered in the book, but you can bet it is not in the movie.
December 23 at 20:52 EST .

  14 people like this.

   Gram77  Balogreene......thanks for your post about the most important fact in Louis' life. Hollywood chose to leave out what changed his life. In a previous post I said I hoped Hollywood would not tinker with this story however, they did. No movie for me, but the book will remain with me forever.
December 30 at 06:28 EST .

  13 people like this.

   Balogreene  Our Kindles were updated recently. A new feature is a household account. It only allows for two adult accounts to be shared, but, in our house that works. Mom and I are on one account, Big Sis has another. When we clicked the Settings, and to share a household account, we suddenly each had all the other's books available. You can block your books from the other account, so if there is something you don't want them to see, they won't. The nice thing for us, is we won't have to buy duplicate books (we sometimes do ).
December 10 at 21:21 EST .

   18 people like this.

   Gram77  Question: I was given a Nook and lots of books I look for are sometimes 3-4 years old and the Nook just gives me a message that it's not available. It there a limit as to how old a book can be?
December 8 at 18:19 EST .

   18 people like this.

   StormCnter  Gram, I don't know. I have no experience with the e-readers.
December 9 at 06:54 EST .

  14 people like this.

   Balogreene  Gram, I didn't think so. I love to get the classics (have a complete Charles Dickens on my Kindle ). One search I do (for my Kindle ) is only for e-books. Many books are still paper only. You can check a box, saying you want it to be made available electronically.

Go here, and sign up for e-mails:
You sign up for the kind of books you like, and what electronic platform you have. I have a Kindle, but have iBooks and Nook on my iPad. Most titles they send out are less than $3, some are free.
December 10 at 10:25 EST .

  15 people like this.

   StormCnter  I just finished a small novel, "Dead Calm", by Charles Wilson. Nicole Kidman and Sam Neil were in the movie. Good book, quick reading, tense. Now, I'm into "The Man Who Kept the Secrets" by James Spada. It's a biography of Peter Lawford and the opening pages hooked me. It begins with a panicky Peter Lawford phone call to a favorite Hollywood PI to help him locate and clean up incriminating evidence at Marilyn Monroe's home before the cops are called about her death.
December 7 at 07:48 EST .

   20 people like this.

   RoseOfTexas  Read over Thanksgiving: Jan Karon's latest Mitford/Father Tim: Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good. I love all her books & want to re-read them. Up next: Daniel Silva's The Heist, latest in his Gabriel Allon series. And Mom found an author she likes: Laurien (don't forget the i ) Berenson. Death of a Dog Whisperer...light mystery for dog lovers.
December 2 at 18:15 EST .

   19 people like this.

   MeiDei  Just for fun -"novel" suggestions for gifts for the book lovers in your family:
November 30 at 18:39 EST .

   22 people like this.

   StormCnter  I checked it out. The cat bookmark is adorable, but too expensive. I'm intrigued with the poetry tights. I may order some for one of the granddaughters if I'm not too late. Thanks, Mei.
December 2 at 15:11 EST .

  16 people like this.

   MeiDei  A WW11 novel "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr is one I can highly recommend. It's a story about a young French blind girl, her father's incredible show of love, and an Austrian orphan boy who is naturally, technically, talented drawn into Hitler's youth; their individual challenges and how their lives become intertwined. It's a haunting story, very well written - almost as if it were true.
November 28 at 22:22 EST .

   19 people like this.

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