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Subject: It has to end sometime
Date Posted: 12/8/2008 10:09 PM ET
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I attended a book discussion at our local library over the weekend.  We discussed "The Wire Cutters" setting in Texas, historical fiction.  For fans of Willa Cather, you may like this book alot.  It was written by a woman in the 1890's.

Anyway, our discussion leader told us about a book she is reading.  She said she has NEVER done this before with any book, but she has been reading this book since April.  She loves this book so much; she doesn't want it to end.  She is really savoring it.  The book is "The Tenderness of Wolves." Have any of you read this book, or have any of you enjoyed a book so much that you stretched it out to make it last months, just because you didn't want it to end?

If I am really enjoying a book, I can't put it down, LOL!  I can't imagine not reading it just to make it last longer!? I have added this book to my reminder list, because I intend to pick it up and read it some day.


Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 12/9/2008 1:38 AM ET
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I've NEVER done that - if I'm reading something and it's captivated me, like you I can't put it down and despair when it ends.

Found this on Amazon:

From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. The frigid isolation of European immigrants living on the 19th-century Canadian frontier is the setting for British author Penney's haunting debut. Seventeen-year-old Francis Ross disappears the same day his mother discovers the scalped body of his friend, fur trader Laurent Jammet, in a neighboring cabin. The murder brings newcomers to the small settlement, from inexperienced Hudson Bay Company representative Donald Moody to elderly eccentric Thomas Sturrock, who arrives searching for a mysterious archeological fragment once in Jammet's possession. Other than Francis, no real suspects emerge until half-Indian trapper William Parker is caught searching the dead man's house. Parker escapes and joins with Francis's mother to track Francis north, a journey that produces a deep if unlikely bond between them. Only when the pair reaches a distant Scandinavian settlement do both characters and reader begin to understand Francis, who arrived there days before them. Penney's absorbing, quietly convincing narrative illuminates the characters, each a kind of outcast, through whose complex viewpoints this dense, many-layered story is told. (July)

I'm putting this on my list too!

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 7:41 AM ET
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THE TENDERNESS OF WOLVES is already on my WL with auto request.

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Date Posted: 12/9/2008 9:39 AM ET
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I read The Tenderness of Wolves about a year ago. It was good but not great IMHO. Interesting story but it kind of felt like the author ran out of steam with the ending. Still, a worthwhile read.

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 9:55 AM ET
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Usually if I'm that captivated by something, I have to know how it ends.

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 11:45 AM ET
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I think I'd be more inclined to just read it a second or third time if I was that enamoured of it.

Kat (polbio) -
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Date Posted: 12/10/2008 1:28 PM ET
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I agree. I have REALLY loved a book, and find myself not being able to put it down. THen when I am sad it is over, I reread it. I couldnt imagine trying to drag out a good book that I was really into.

I will drag out some of my non-fiction books just because it is a lot of information for one sitting.

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 1:36 PM ET
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I do TRY to drag out a good book. I just don't want it to end. It drives my mom crazy!
Date Posted: 12/10/2008 4:23 PM ET
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I read The Tenderness of Wolves earlier this year. It started out interesting, but felt anti-climactic at the end, as I recall.

I think there have been a few books I dawdled through to make them last longer, but  I can't remember what they would be. And most of the time, I rush through them so I can find out what happens!