CHASING AWAY THE BLUES…AGAIN!

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Welcome to my Blue Mondays Musings Post.  Check in at A Daily Rhythm to see what others are musing about.  Here are Jen’s topics:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Have you ever won a copy of a book (other than for review)? What was the book, and what were the circumstances?

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First…I am reading a short novel (178 pages) by Richard YatesCold Spring Harbor. In this classic novel Richard Yates, hailed as a preeminent chronicler of the American condition and author of the acclaimed Revolutionary Road, weaves a masterful, unflinching tale of two families brought together by chance, desperation, and desire.   I loved Revolutionary Road, both the book and the movie.  I also loved The Easter Parade and Disturbing the Peace All of Yates’s books make me stop and think…and then I remember them long after finishing.

Have you read an author whose work is so memorable you can’t stop thinking about it?

 

 

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I just downloaded a copy of Who Do You Love?, by Jennifer Weiner.  Her books are some of my favorites, too, although some are better than others.

 

 

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What are you reading, pining after, or thinking about today?

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10 thoughts on “CHASING AWAY THE BLUES…AGAIN!

    1. Oh, I hope you do, Izabel…his books are quiet but insightful stories that always resonate with me, especially since they are mostly set in the 1950s and 60s…or even before. A time that is meaningful for our society. Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. I am reading Th Wrong Girl by Laura Wilson, and its odd. I cant yet connect with the characters, but at the same time these characters are messed up so I dont think i’m supposed to connect with them. Thhyre kind of all unlikeable?

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    1. I am curious about The Wrong Girl…and you are right; the messed up characters are usually pretty unlikeable, but it’s like watching a train wreck. You have to keep looking! Thanks for stopping by, Sydney.

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  2. The Cue Card

    I recall Ishiguro’s novel “Never Let Me Go” being an eery memorable book to me. And the movie as well. Sad and creepy too.

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