April 18, 2016 at 1:29 pm #1201818261
And the 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner for FICTION goes to:
“The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen
We were all wrong lol! Congrats to the winner and finalists!May 7, 2016 at 10:13 am #1201825794
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien
I only recently “discovered” this fine writer, and I wonder what else I have been missing!July 2, 2016 at 7:52 pm #1201859903
RIP Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, dead at 87
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/02/world/elie-wiesel-dies/index.htmlJuly 27, 2016 at 8:01 am #1201880736
The 2016 Booker Prize Long List has been announced:
I’m thrilled that two of my all-time favorite authors, J.M. Coetzee and Elizabeth Strout, have both made the list!
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.April 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm #1202062482
The 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is awarded to …
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Congratulations!April 10, 2017 at 12:34 pm #1202062492
Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is adapting that as his next project, so that combined with this win makes it a must-read for me!April 17, 2017 at 8:37 am #1202068711
im reading Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophia kinsella , Listening to Excavation by James Rollins. next up reading is The Diner by Herman Koch and Listening is Rebecca by Daphne Du Murier.
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I just finished up For Laci by Sharon Rocha. Obviously it was going to be extremely colored considering she was Laci’s mother but damn, Scott was guilty. Wasn’t too great as either a true crime novel or a memoir but served its purpose well. In terms of me reading more about the case I think I would have preferred a third party writer though. It got to a point where it was like “We were in a supermarket together shopping once and Scott saw a baby but didn’t smile at it… I should have known then” and after the murder “well I was walking down the street and some panhandling tweaker recognized me and told me that he kept a picture of Laci in the hat where he collects spare change from passersby and he told me I give him so much hope and Laci is an angel in heaven.” Heartless of me to say, I know, but it did get a little glurge-y at times, even though she was well within her rights as Laci’s mother to do so and 100% understandable, even if it got a little much at times form a reader’s standpoint. Though the whole time I was reading, I remembered Evelyn Hernandez and “hey, remember when nobody gave a shit about her, because of this case?” Yeah, the Laci case was more dramatic in that her heartless bastard husband was pretending to give a shit the whole time but I feel bad for Evelyn too.
Right now I’m reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I had picked it up because it was on a list of 50 must-read books and right now I cannot for the life of me understand why this was in the same list as Anna Karenina and Crime and Punishment. It’s not that great. Though I can already see a Netflix series made about it with people gushing over it. But I’ve only ever given up on two books for as long as I can remember and I’ll be damned if I’m giving up now.May 3, 2017 at 12:34 pm #1202083575
Finished Rebecca and now am almost done listening to My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier. I want to watch Rebecca again and i Cant wait for my Cousin Rachel . Also finished reading The Dinner by Herman Koch , good excited for the movie, and finished Im not that kinda girl by Lena Dunaham , not very enjoyable. Now im reading Shopaholic to the Rescue 🙂 time for something fun .
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Finshed My Cousin Rachel and Shopaholic Both good
Listening to Meg about a big shark and Reading the Fifth wave and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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Im Currently still reading It by Stephen King
Listening to State of Fear by Michael Chrition
Reading The Grimm Fairy Stories Compendium
and i just bought The Beguiled by Tom Cullnan
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Finished Listening to Psycho 2 and still reading IT
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Right now I’m reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I had picked it up because it was on a list of 50 must-read books and right now I cannot for the life of me understand why this was in the same list as Anna Karenina and Crime and Punishment. It’s not that great. Though I can already see a Netflix series made about it with people gushing over it. But I’ve only ever given up on two books for as long as I can remember and I’ll be damned if I’m giving up now.
Curious Incident was already turned into a hit stage play, which won seven Olivier awards in London (including Best Play) and five Tony awards in New York (including Best Play). I haven’t read the book, but the play was gripping.
I’m just starting on The Late Show, Michael Connelly’s new novel.August 30, 2017 at 1:18 pm #1202199511
I Finally finhsed IT ….. and it was amazing 🙂
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I’m reading “Truly Madly Guily” by Liane Moriarty and so far I’m really struggling to see why so many people told me “I had to read it”, and “It’s so good”.It is quick moving I’ll give the book that though.
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