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05 August 2016

Friday question NOT from the Book of Questions Best book you've read this year?
Hands down, Ron Chernow's Hamilton biography.
posted by msali 05 August | 09:55
I think my favorite so far in 2016 is the book I'm listening to, and have almost finished, The Boys in the Boat.
posted by bearwife 05 August | 12:53
Bearwife, did you happen to go to the outdoor showing of the American Experience episode about Boys in the Boat at the Seattle Center? My SIL went and said it was really fun. She loves the book, and thought the American Experience take didn't do it justice. It's on my list to read, but not until I work through all of my Revolutionary War books first.
posted by msali 05 August | 14:33
No, but we taped the TV show and I am going to be watching it just as soon as I finish the book. I find it hard to believe any TV episode could do justice to this excellent book. Though I am looking forward to seeing photos of the "boys" and of Depression era Seattle.

Must add that Edward Herrmann does a fabulous job narrating in my edition.
posted by bearwife 05 August | 15:01
Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce. I couldn't put it down.
posted by Senyar 05 August | 18:12
Michelle Diener's Class 5 series
posted by bluesapphires 05 August | 19:23
The Girl with All the Gifts by MR Carey. I read it without knowing anything about it, which made it all the better.
posted by amro 07 August | 05:56
I'm reading Cormac McCarthy's, The Road, at the moment. This woman I was taking an online writing class with trashed him and the book, so I wanted to check it out. I didn't love the movie, but, so far, I love the book. The prose is beyond gorgeous. The dark vision completely absorbing. I plan to finish it on our cruise. There's something about an apocolypse that goes well with an all-you-can-eat buffet.

I'm not in that online class anymore.
posted by Pips 07 August | 09:12
The reviewer of Love Me Back, Sandra Newman, is a friend of mine.

Best so far this year is what I just finished: Lila, by Marilynne Robinson. (Afterward, listening to her recorded conversation with Obama)
posted by Obscure Reference 07 August | 12:44
I've been reading Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, an odd prose poetry work about the fictional cities that Marco Polo described to Kubla Khan.
posted by octothorpe 08 August | 21:19
I thought The Road was incredibly good, Pips. I listened to it a year or two ago. I've thought of it often since.
posted by bearwife 09 August | 11:41
Let me recommend Lab Girl.
posted by Obscure Reference 19 August | 10:45
So while walking around the neighborhood near my hotel, || Humpday 3-point update