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Subject: Has anyone read The Third Angel? Or books by Alice Hoffman?
Date Posted: 7/3/2011 9:48 AM ET
Member Since: 2/18/2006
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I have a bad habit of reading a book review or someone talking about a book and then putting it on my paperbackswap wist list. Then I forget about it and a year or two later it'll pop up as I can order it. By then I have no idea why I was interested. I got offered this book this morning and I remember being really excited about it when I read about it, but now have now clue why. I thought I had read other things by this author as her name is very familiar to me, but when I looked at her list of books, nothing is jumping out at me.

I could just go ahead and order it and stick it in with the other piles of hundreds of books I've gotten but not read, but since I have no paperbackswap credits currently, I'd have to buy some. I just can't decide if it's worth buying credits  to order a book I can't remember why I wanted. But on the other hand I don't want to pass up a great book (that can sit in a pile)

Anyone help?!?!?

Date Posted: 7/3/2011 12:33 PM ET
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I love Alice Hoffman. She has a mystical, poetic way about her. I've read all her books.

                                                                                            Rose

Date Posted: 7/7/2011 3:12 PM ET
Member Since: 10/27/2007
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I have read a few books and most of them I just can't make it through. 

This past weekend I read about 1/2 way through her book "The Blue Diary" but finally had to put it down because I thought the townsfolk were just so gosh darn stupid to not think that this man could have committed the crime he was accused of.  I only remember 1 book by her that I did enjoy...it was "Skylight Confessions".  Maybe it is me but I just don't care for her writing style. 

Date Posted: 7/29/2011 5:37 PM ET
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Alice Hoffman books tend to have a bit of magical realism to them - do you enjoy that genre?

On a side note, I have had that happen often with being offered a book that I have no earthly idea why I put it on my WL! Grin! Enjoy!

Date Posted: 7/29/2011 5:37 PM ET
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Double post, sorry



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Date Posted: 8/11/2011 9:26 AM ET
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No I have not read that one yet!

I do love Alice Hoffman and have read many of her books so that one is on the list.

I see that it only got so-so reviews from Amazon. But that will not deter me!



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Date Posted: 8/11/2011 9:58 PM ET
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I read Practical Magic on the strength of someone's enthusiasm for it, but I was the wrong audience for such a book, because I don't care at all for books that have to do with the supernatural . . . .

Date Posted: 8/12/2011 7:04 AM ET
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Ahhh yeah, thats what Alice Hoffman writes - Magical Realism.

That one was prob. the one with the most "paranormal" in it. The others aren't quite so.