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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:09:58 AM
Now I need some light reading holy cow!

I have never hated a villain so much. I can't even have a "love to hate" feelings for the villain like I did professor umbridge in Harry potter! Nothing redeeming at all about the character.

And seriously give me some brainless book recommendations! I'm borrowing some contemporary romances from a nook friend just to get Gone Girl out of my head!


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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:18:09 AM

And seriously give me some brainless book recommendations!



Sidney Sheldon "The Other Side of Midnight". Fun, trashy, engrossing novel from the 70's.

(Gone Girl IS a little intense, isn't it?)


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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:22:59 AM
Heh. Who is the villain? I kind of thought both of the main characters were awful (although I suppose one absolutely was worse).

How about some nice craft mysteries?

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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:26:00 AM

Heh. Who is the villain?


I thought the same thing. Who is the protagonist? Who do we root for in this book?


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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:27:05 AM
This series!

Should do the trick.



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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:38:37 AM
I don't know which book I disliked more, Gone Girl or Defending Jacob.

A feel good, easy read is An Invisible Thread . It's based on a true story of a professional lady in NY whose path crossed with an 11yo boy panhandling on the streets for his survival.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:11:01 AM
Just finished this book Friday morning. The writer was
good!

I had anticipated the twist. But, not the ending.

Despicable would be a good adjective to describe
the evil character.




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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:47:58 AM
I think I am the only person in the world who actually loved the ending. Without giving anything away, I think it was perfectly fitting. I did suspect what was going on very early on, but then decided I was wrong. It was a total roller coaster for me, which I liked a lot.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 1:15:40 PM

I think I am the only person in the world who actually loved the ending.


I was fine with the ending. (It's really hard to discuss without giving anything away.) In fact, I thought the author did an amazing job weaving this tale.

Having read the not so good reviews, after I bought the book, I was prepared not to like the ending. But, that didn't happen.

What drove me crazy was the first section of the book. It wasn't until the second part, when my suspicions were confirmed, that the tale really sucked me in and I started enjoying the book.

Has anyone read either of the author's previous books?




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Posted: 11/18/2012 1:16:38 PM
My next book is going to be the third book in the I am Number 4 series.




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