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kuli  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Book club
That's ok! Since I chose it, I consider it partly my fault :)

After reading it, I was a bit surprised that it was a Booker finalist (as I have partly eluded to before)---it wasn't great by any stretch of the imagination, but it wasn't bad either. I read the other book I proposed---In a Strange Room, which was better and would have offered more to discuss. Oh well!

Did you like American Gods?

kuli  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Book club
briandmyers, mk, b_b, sounds_sound, winston, JakobVirgil, AnSionnachRua, lessismore, caio, thenewgreen, insomniasexx

It's August---anybody else finish the book and have thoughts? Did you like it? Are you still interested in the book club? Who is going to pick next?

kuli  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Book club
I agree totally. In fact, I was trying to figure exactly how to articulate what my disappointments were and you did it so precisely. I do agree that I think the character development could have been much better, which would have made the story more satisfying. Although I must admit I was very moved at times, I wasn't really impacted at the end of the book or its characters (although I feel a certain fondness for them).
kuli  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Book club
briandmyers, mk, b_b, sounds_sound, winston, JakobVirgil, AnSionnachRua, lessismore, and caio, thenewgreen

I hope everyone has or is enjoying the book. I know JakobVirgil finished it and liked it, anyone else any thoughts???

I enjoyed it quite a bit too, it was just what I anticipated---a good summer adventure. Look forward to hearing what everyone else thinks.

-Having a strong cup of black coffee in the morning

-Taking hot baths

-Fall

-Putting my child to sleep at night-which is one of the few moments I am actually "in the moment"

-A great cappucino with lots of foam and a fresh biscotti

-Making things--anything really, just as long as I finish it

-Reading a book that is so good, I don't want to put it down and want to stay up all night to finish it

-A great cocktail (or a few great ones)

-Watching a good movie in bed

kuli  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Book club
I just finished it last night---I know way ahead of schedule, but that must say something great about the rest of the book, right? I really enjoyed her writing, it was fun and imaginative...looking forward to what you think of the rest.
kuli  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: ASK HUBSKI - Help me buy a car!
I would choose either volvo or subaru that have an awd/4wd feature for the options you are interested in and the climate you live in

Definitely wouldn't suggest VW, too many mechanical pitfalls

kuli  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Anyone interested in a book club?
great idea--it will make things much easier
kuli  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Anyone interested in a book club?
I have checked-out both books from the library and I am going to read both. But, I think Jamrach's menagerie seem more like a summer adventure book, so that is the one I have chosen to kick-off the book club. Keep me posted when you start reading---I am looking forward to this very much!!!

AnSionnachRua, insomniasexx, b_b, JakobVirgil, sounds_sound, lessismore, mk, winston, caio, scrimetime, cgod, briandmyers

kuli  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Why fiction is good for you
Alright :) Well, if you ever have a non-fiction title to share, please do.
kuli  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Why fiction is good for you
Well, you can have your turn at the dictatorship and I will look forward to reading your non-fiction pick.
I agree. I think it is front loaded with suffering, but still all interesting thoughts to ponder (for me). And, yes, sports and suffering are the news, well maybe american idol and dancing with the stars should also be included as a more well rounded assessment.
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