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Subject: Begin reading A Reliable Wife
Date Posted: 1/2/2012 12:03 AM ET
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Just a reminder to begin reading this months book A Reliable Wife. IF you need to order it there is a link to its page in the discussion list voting page.

Date Posted: 1/4/2012 7:01 AM ET
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I read the first few pages while waiting in a extra long line yesterday. Off the bat, the writing style is very different than The Summerhouse. It's not sparse, but it is... (what's the right word?).... curt.

Date Posted: 1/4/2012 5:48 PM ET
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Yeah crabby and crotchety were my descriptive words in my notes about the style. It gets a little more floral and less stuffy after a few pages though.

Date Posted: 1/6/2012 3:57 AM ET
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I'm hoping mine will show up in the mail tomorrow, it seems to be taking its time

Date Posted: 1/6/2012 9:24 AM ET
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Melissa, remember what you just said when reading the first chapter! cheeky

Date Posted: 1/10/2012 2:12 AM ET
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Finished reading this one last night. I'm gonna get my answers to the questions written down so I don't forget them. I didn't love this one either but it was no Labyrinth.

Date Posted: 1/11/2012 11:11 PM ET
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I'm in the middle of it.  Thank goodness the writing style changed after that first chapter.

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Date Posted: 1/12/2012 12:23 PM ET
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I have a few pages left in the book I was reading then I'll start, probably tonight. 

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Date Posted: 1/13/2012 1:03 PM ET
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On chapter 2. Are you talking about how he said that one line about 7 million times in the first chapter Carole? That was doing me in. It does get better though. 

Date Posted: 1/13/2012 7:18 PM ET
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Now, if the main character can do something other than think about sex, there might be an interesting story here.  And I am starting CHAPTER NINE!!!

Date Posted: 1/13/2012 10:40 PM ET
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I don't wanna give anything away but I so wanna comment.

Date Posted: 1/14/2012 7:40 AM ET
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Keep it in your pants head people! I haven't gotten very far in it at all. Oh wait... *looks around* Then why am I in the spoiler forum? I'd better skedaddle.

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Date Posted: 1/14/2012 5:56 PM ET
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Sounds like it gets more interesting, I better get going! I usually read before bed but as I went to get in bed last night and turned the reading light on the bulb blew and I didn't feel like getting up so I just watched tv. I think I'm gonna go read some now to make up. 

Date Posted: 1/15/2012 3:50 PM ET
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Well, I wasn't expecting this... I devoured the book last night!  O____o

 Even past Chapter 9, the characters can't stop thinking about sex, but  I liked this well enough to add it to my wish list. Can't wait to dicuss it.



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Date Posted: 1/17/2012 7:58 PM ET
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I finished it today, not really sure whether I liked it or not, I need to think on it for a few days.

Date Posted: 1/18/2012 6:37 AM ET
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That's what I thought too, Melissa. I didn't love it entirely, but I do love any story that leaves me lingering.

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Date Posted: 1/20/2012 12:00 PM ET
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I finished it last night. My copy has discussion questions in the back, do you want me to type them out? 

Is this a new thing? I don't remember books doing this before but now I've read 3 just this last 2 months that provided their own discussion questions. 

Date Posted: 1/20/2012 8:33 PM ET
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It must be. I see them a lot in library books. But I figure it's because that were I 'get' most of my new books.



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Date Posted: 1/21/2012 1:13 AM ET
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It is generally in books that are considered "contemporary." I was gonna use the ones in the book for this discussion. I have a few books with them in the back and some of them have author interviews as well so you get the authors perspective on the questions. I think that is pretty neat.

Date Posted: 1/21/2012 7:56 AM ET
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I was recently wondering if there is a book-club website that has developed discussion questions for many books? Not just a reprint of the questions already in recent books, but fan-generated topics. I'm too sleepy to start googling this morning.

Date Posted: 1/21/2012 9:32 PM ET
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I finished the book tonight.  Overall, (spoiler alert) white out - I didn't really like it that much, the writing being in past tense most of the time was annoying.

 

Square - see these -

www.readinggroupguides.com/

http://www.bookbrowse.com/reading_guides/

Date Posted: 1/21/2012 11:28 PM ET
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Yep I also felt it was anticlimactic, it just ends whithout doing much.