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Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

Created: 09/24/12

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Posted Sep. 24, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

Which of the books discussed by Will and Mary Anne have you read? Which do you most want to read?


Posted Sep. 25, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sharalynnep

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

I have read a few of the books listed in the appendix. The Kite Runner, The Pillars of the Earth, Howard's End, Night, Olive Kitteridge, and a few more. But I have a new goal of trying to read the books as they did beginning with Crossing to Safety which I started last night!


Posted Sep. 25, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
gracew

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

Since reading the End of Your Life Book Club, I read Stegner's Crossing to Safety and purchased a paperback copy of Daily Strength for Daily Needs. Both are remarkable books. The Daily Strength book presents a wonderful pause during the busyness of the day to reflect upon what are the truly important aspects of life and living.


Posted Sep. 26, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
jacquelynh

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

I now have MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR and BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S on my selves to re-read and look forward to re-experiencing them both. I have read most of the others and found the choices made were lovely literary experiences.


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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

I've read "breakfast at Tiffany's", "Night", "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", :wherever You Go, There You Are" and (many, many years ago I struggled through most of "The Hobbit" and gave up as I didn't like it.) I was glad to see this question because I no sooner started reading this book than I was making notations to read Stegner's CROSSING TO SAFETY (-even though I did not particularly care for Stgner's book Big Rock Candy Mountain a couple of decades ago.) I wondered if author people were doing the same.


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lisag

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

I've read 'Breakfast at Tiffany's (which I didn't care for), 'The Hobbit,' 'The Kite Runner,' 'Howard's End' and 'Olive Kitteridge.' Wallace Stegner's definitely my biggest To Read author.


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bettyt

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

Read: Little Women, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Uncommon Reader, People of the Book, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Of Human Bondage, The Color of Water, Night, Marjorie Morningstar

To Read: Dave Eggers' Zeitoun, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, The Namesake, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, Appointment in Samarra, The Last Lecture, David Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty One Day, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Crossing to Safety


Posted Oct. 01, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
MarieA

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

I was surprised to see that I had read quite a few books listed in the Appendix. However, I know that I soon will be reading Tileston's DAILY STRENGTHS FOR DAILY NEEDS There are also some others on my To Read List. I am very fortunate to be a part of two reading groups which gives me a wonderful opportunity to share what I've read with others.


Posted Oct. 01, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
dorothym

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

I have read quite a number of these books but I really liked that a list was provided.
Little Women, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, People of the Book, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Of Human Bondage, The Color of Water,, Marjorie Morningstar
Dave Eggers' Zeitoun, The Namesake, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, Appointment in Samarra, David Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty One Day, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Crossing to Safety, Breakfast at Tiffanys, The HObbit, Howard's End, Olive Kitteridge. Especially enjoyed Olive Kitteridge and Crossing to Safety.


Posted Oct. 02, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
dorothyt

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

Have read: Little Women. the Bible, The Year of Magical Thinking, Johnny Tremain, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Kite Runner, A Thousand splendid Suns, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Last Lecture, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask, Gilead, Home, Olive Kitteridge, The Hobbit.

Plan to read: Daily Strength for Daily Needs, Crossing to Safety. People of the Book, The Uncommon Reader, The Etiquette of Illness, P.G. Wodehouse.


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debracoley

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

I have ordered and am impatiently awaiting the arrival of CROSSING TO SAFETY, MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR, and DAILY STRENGTHS FOR DAILY NEEDS.
I have read: The Bible, Year of Magical Thinking, Narnia, The Last Lecture, Olive Kitteridge, Anne Frank,
David Sedaris, #1 Ladies Detectives, and The Uncommon Reader and To Kill a Mockingbird, of course.


Posted Oct. 10, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
gracew

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

I definitely recommend Daily Strengths for Daily Needs. Often I will read the passage for the day in the morning, then look over that same passage later in the day and find that the passage really resonated more intensely with the feelings and issues I encountered during the day.


Posted Oct. 16, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
laurag

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

I have read many of these books but certainly not most. I've read: Little Women, The Bible, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Chitty Chitty Bang, Bang, The Diary of Anne Frank, Lord of the Flies, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Story of Ferdinand (family favorite!), The Chronicles of Narnia, The Color of Water, The Tender Bar, The Last Lecture, Big Russ and Me, David Sedaris, Where the Wild Things Are, The Gulag Archipelago, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and Night.

I am looking forward to reading The Etiquette of Illness.


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Lea Ann

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

I too have read several of the books the book mentions. One of my favorites is William Stegner's Crossing to Safety. I'd like to have been a little mouse in the corner when the two of them discussed that one. Others lend themselves to good discussions, such as The Kite Runner, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Color of Water.......too many for listing here, but their choices of books often mirror my own.


Posted Oct. 17, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Dolena

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

I have read several of the books: Little Women, Kite Runner, Thousand Splendid Sun, Where the Wild Things Are (even have some stuffed wild things from my son's childhood), Olive Kitteridge and a few others. Reading End Of Life has made me aware of how many wonderful books I have yet to read (even though I own many of them). I downloaded Daily Strengths onto my computer and I just like to randomly pick a date and think about the words for that day. I think that I would like to memorize (and live by) many of the verses and thoughts.


Posted Oct. 18, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
kristinak

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

I'm just starting Mr. Schwalbe's book, but have already put it down temporarily to read On Chesil Beach, one of the first novels he mentions. Later, I'll be re-reading Crossing to Safety. Looking forward to reading O'Hara next, someone I've heard about frequently and have never read though I come from a small town in Pennsylvania with a very similar name, Pottstown.


Posted Oct. 18, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sharalynnep

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

I plan to start at the beginning of the book and read all of the books I haven't read yet....starting with Crossing to Safety which was a wonderful book that I highly recommend. On Chesil Beach is my next book .
So many books...so little time!


Posted Oct. 21, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Gin

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

Of the books or authors mentioned in the book, I have read 41 of them....too many to list and I loved the fact that they were included and discussed in the book. There is a certain pleasure in knowing that someone not only read a book I liked but could so accurately describe it in a few sentences without giving too much away. The Elegance of a Hedgehog was a surprise and a delight. His analysis was so appropriate. Loving the characters and being able to vividly picture them in their places is essential to my enjoying a book. I couldn't help but appreciate the variety. Seeing Mary Oliver mentioned has convinced me to choose her poetry for the book discussion group when they meet at my house and I am responsible for the book.


Posted Oct. 23, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
susanj

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

My book club has read The Uncommon Reader, Year of Magical Thinking, Olive Kitteridge, Suite Francaise, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (I confess I skipped this one), March and other Brooks, Kite Runner, books by Lahiri, Gilead, a different Tey, Egger's What is the What. What I love about TEOYLBC is the breadth of selections. There is something for everyone here, and like a good book club, you are not always in your own genre or comfort zone. I feel like it's my new "Great Books" list! Now, in addition to keeping up with my favorite authors' new books, I have a huge list to tackle!


Posted Nov. 20, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
debracoley

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

Just a footnote to my first response, I have completed CROSSING TO SAFETY-what a wonderful read!
Had it not been for The End of Your Life Bookclub, I would have never experienced this memorable novel. I am now reading MAJORIE MORNINGSTAR and find myself lost in this captivating read. I have also adopted
DAILY STRENGTH FOR DAILY NEEDS-at the year of that reading year, I feel sure that I will have grown spiritually and in my appreciation for the written word. Thank you, Mr. Schwalbe, for sharing your
heartwarming story and reading suggestions.
Deby


Posted Nov. 24, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
debracoley

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RE: Which of the books discussed have you read? Which do you want to read?

Just finished MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR, thanks again for another wonderful book suggestion, Mr. Schwalbe!
Now I feel as though I need to go back and reread THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOKCLUB!


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