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BOOK CLUB//GONE GIRL, GILLIAN FLYNN

2.03.2014

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so you may remember me mentioning earlier this year that i signed up to be a part of a small book club with friends. and wouldn't you know, it's almost time to meet up and i have not finished reading the first book!  i knew this would happen and now i'm starting to feel flash backs from my school days when i had to pull all nighters studying or finishing up a project.  i am not a procrastinator (usually) and i'm not sure what happened with this one.  i put a dent in this book over christmas.  after that, i started reading less and less. mind you, i love to read, but maybe not when there's a deadline in place.  so i'm going to dig in and finish reading.  it's an easy read and has peaked my interest a bit so i'll continue on.  after all, my sweet boy bought this book (as i thought it would be nice to have the actual book instead of downloading it) and i'm going to get her done!

want to know something else?! i'm also suppose to bring two book recommendations to the first meeting. our next read will be drawn from the suggestions. and guess who doesn't have this completed either?!

have you read gone girl (no spoilers please)?
but you can let me know if you liked it ... disliked it ... or just didn't finish! and if you feel so inclined, you can leave me a title/author of a book that might go over well for our next book club meeting.  yes, i'm soliciting help ... and no i'm not ashamed!

peace to your heart.
later.

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13 comments:

  1. I have never read this book. I still have a few books I haven't even started yet, even though I've had the books for ages. I really need to sit down and read them...I hope you get yours done & find some books to recommend too :) Have a gorgeous week doll xx

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  2. I haven't read Gone Girl. Yet. But my daughter is an extra in the movie. So proud of her...

    Anyway, I recommend Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. It made me cry like you wouldn't believe. It's about the Holocaust but it's also about love, forgiveness, family, secrets, etc. Here's a link to my review: http://bit.ly/17sU7MU

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    1. what?! so cool! i'll have to peep that out ... i think it comes out in the fall, right?! and a big THANK YOU for the book recommendation + link. i'll be sure to check it out.

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  3. Chandra I wish I could be of help on the first but I also have not yet read Gone Girl!
    As for a recommendation I give you my favorite: "The Diving Bell & The Butterfly" by Jean-Dominique Bauby! (find here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Diving-Bell-Butterfly-Memoir/dp/0375701214/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391441252&sr=8-1&keywords=diving+bell+and+the+butterfly)

    It continues to inspire me every time I read it! Let us know what your group decides on and have a fantastic week sweet lady xo

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    1. georgina ... you ROCK sista! thanks for the link. i'll take a look + let me know when you are finished with yours ... ummh yes, i will be reading it! x

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  4. i don't know anything about "gone girl" but "the diving bell and the butterfly" is a great movie! i haven't read the book but i'm sure it's just as good if not better, as those things usually go.
    my most recent reads have mostly been about herbalism, but one of my favorite books is "the valkyries" by paulo coelho. great great great book.
    hope you finish "gone girl" in time! have a relaxing monday evening!



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    1. thanks alisha! since georgina read the book + you've seen the movie, it seems like this one (the diving bell & the butterfly) could be a winner. i'll be sure to check the valkyries too. x

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  5. Hi Chandra, I read this book last year and I loved it. A psychological thriller. Lot of readers didn't like the ending but personally speaking I loved it. After reading Gone girl, I read her other books too. Dark places(which is my favorite) and Sharp objects. If you like stories with strong women who are not always likable, you will love the books.
    I had reviewed Gone Girl here with no spoilers:
    http://stilsearching.blogspot.com/2013/03/book-review-22-gone-girl.html

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    1. hi anisha, thanks for stopping and leaving a link to your review ... just might come in handy especially if i don't finish it up! and i've heard the other too are good books as well. thank you!

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  6. Chandra.... hi
    LindaL here- a long time reader of your wonderful blog!
    Gone Girl is an intelligently written thriller that had me on the edge of my seat. Keep reading. The story is so worth it.

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    1. thank you linda! i shall continue on!

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  7. I really liked gone girl. as for other book suggestions, I recently read 'where'd you go Bernadette" and I could see that being a good book club book. it's a quick read and entertaining. good luck getting your "assignment" done in time :)
    -- jackie - jade and oak

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  8. Read it, loved it! I want to read her two other books soon.

    Suggestions: The Goldfinch (kind of long but I've heard it's amazing) and Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore! Both have had rave reviews from friends...

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