Author Topic: Fiction ~ Old ~ New ~ Best Sellers #2  (Read 454159 times)

mabel1015j

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Re: Fiction ~ Old ~ New ~ Best Sellers #2
« Reply #6120 on: August 09, 2017, 09:11:19 PM »
         
This is the place to talk about the works of fiction you are reading, whether they are new or old, and share your own opinions and reviews with interested readers.

Every week the new bestseller lists come out brimming with enticing looking books and rave reviews. How to choose?


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Thanks Barb and Pat. I don't know why I wouldn't have taken part in that discussion, but I'll look for it.

Hi Hats, good to hear from you.

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Re: Fiction ~ Old ~ New ~ Best Sellers #2
« Reply #6121 on: August 10, 2017, 03:01:09 AM »
Here is a happy hello to all of you Bookies. Sorry I haven't written each name down yet to make my hi more personal. All of you are good friends.

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Re: Fiction ~ Old ~ New ~ Best Sellers #2
« Reply #6122 on: August 10, 2017, 12:02:53 PM »
;) Us? Could this be us Hats?

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« Reply #6123 on: August 10, 2017, 01:50:11 PM »
Please. Would someone identify these three lovely ladies.

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Re: Fiction ~ Old ~ New ~ Best Sellers #2
« Reply #6124 on: August 10, 2017, 02:39:59 PM »
Just the question I was about to ask.  I have guesses for two, but no certainties.

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« Reply #6125 on: August 10, 2017, 03:26:47 PM »
Oh lordy - just a fun photo I found that could be any of us and with Hats saying, 'All of us are good friends' I thought it would be fun to upload a photo of friends - lots of photos on Google of groups of young friends but not so many of older folks as friends so I took what there was that showed smiling folks. And so, Pat and Jonathan y'all can have fun Baptizing them or holding a simchat bat ceremony and name our new photographed friends  ;)

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Re: Fiction ~ Old ~ New ~ Best Sellers #2
« Reply #6126 on: August 10, 2017, 10:45:08 PM »
Barb, I wish. It's a lovely photo. I should look so good.

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Re: Fiction ~ Old ~ New ~ Best Sellers #2
« Reply #6127 on: August 11, 2017, 08:55:29 AM »
Hats, it's so nice to see you posting again.  Where have you been hiding?
"No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth." Robert Southey

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Re: Fiction ~ Old ~ New ~ Best Sellers #2
« Reply #6128 on: August 11, 2017, 11:49:32 AM »
That's wonderful. I was guessing, but now that I know, I will enjoy all your posts more than ever, and allow your wonderful, infectious smiles to make my day. Every day. What a pin up!!! The world is a beautiful place.

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Re: Fiction ~ Old ~ New ~ Best Sellers #2
« Reply #6129 on: August 15, 2017, 04:32:23 AM »
Hi Annie, I haven't been hiding. Sometimes I would love to hide. It's impossible in this new world. I'm becoming a child again in thought. ???  I just finished "Summer" by Edith Wharton.  It's very sad. I needed a tissue. Since I like a sad novel every once and again, I loved it. There is so much I didn't understand in it. Would love to have this group discuss it. Barb, where is your book of symbolism? It did put me in a Edith Wharton mood. Remembered the "House Of Mirth" discussion. Looked at her other titles. Wonderful.

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« Reply #6130 on: August 15, 2017, 10:57:21 AM »
Never read Summer by Wharton - most of her stories do involve women who get the short end of things because of the way women experienced life during that time in history -

Hats, For $2.99 + shipping Amazon has a used copy of
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols by J. C. Cooper

When grandsons were seniors in High School they each received a copy - that and a copy of The Man Who Planted Trees.

mabel1015j

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Re: Fiction ~ Old ~ New ~ Best Sellers #2
« Reply #6131 on: August 15, 2017, 01:20:55 PM »
Well, I went to the archive to read your discussion on "I Have Always Loved You". It answered my question as to why I didn't remember the discussion!?!?

I was traveling and my library was "traveling", (the library was being moved into a new bdg and was closed for about a month), so I didn't really participate, altho I intended to "hitch a ride" on your discussion at the time. So now that I'm reading the book I will enjoy your comments and many links to those wonderful paintings.

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« Reply #6132 on: August 15, 2017, 06:15:05 PM »
OK Hats - read the Wharton's book Summer today after reading your post - http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/Edith_Wharton/Summer/Chapter_I_p3.html

Lots of analogies - sad and yet, not so sad - she had a kind caretaker - I wonder if she ever becomes fond enough of him so that their union is made real. False kindness was sure well manipulated overlaid with secrets and soft words - those who take what they want have a charm about them that makes the betrayal all the more cruel and despicable - society has changed some so that she would not be forced into such narrow choices for her and her child's future - interesting how we all fantasize about what could have been. But then that is commenting on the story-line as presented where as the entire story could easily be an allegory for nature and the greed and ruthless behavior of man versus those who protect and allow nature its existence. But then like Mr. Royal you have to come home and not only acknowledge but accept and nurture your relationship with nature.