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July 28th, 2008
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Recent Reading: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

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From:mofic
Date:July 29th, 2008 10:29 am (UTC)
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I didn't know anything about the memoir and neither did Zara. Thanks for the info!
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From:libgirl
Date:July 29th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
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One caveat about "Lucky" which is that I found some parts of it to be rather graphic and while it's well-written, it deals frankly with rape and how that affects the survivor. It lacks the gentle lyricism that is so present in much of "The Lovely Bones."

It was a hard read for me, but books like that always are and it may just have been my own issues that made it hard for me. ;)

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From:mofic
Date:July 29th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the warnings. I wasn't planning on giving it to my daughter to read, in case you were concerned. I read a little bit about it and it actually doesn't sound like a book I'd be that interested in reading, but I was very interested in knowing about it, just for its connection to the one I read. So thanks again for telling me about it.
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From:libgirl
Date:July 29th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
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I wasn't necessarily meaning your daughter, but I'm glad anyway. I was in my early twenties when I read it and I know I put it down and picked up it up a dozen times before I could finish it. Then again, I read "A Tale of Two Cities" when I was 11. It's all about the person and what they can/can't handle and in which contexts.

I just wanted to throw it out that there that I wasn't necessarily endorsing the book, but that for me the two of them are intertwined. :)

I've missed talking to you. :)
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From:mofic
Date:July 30th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
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I've missed talking to you. :)

Likewise. I feel out of touch with my lj friends.

Are you heading this way any time soon?
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From:libgirl
Date:July 30th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
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I'll be up there for about two and a half to three days at the end of August. Specifically 8/22-8/24. I don't know how much free time I'll have as the trip is specifically to move chrisrin in. Depending on my life and finances, I'm thinking of making another trip up around 8/29-8/31. It's hard to know. That's her b'day weekend though and she's really down about being alone (again) on her b'day in strange city where she isn't going to know anyone.

I just don't know too much yet.

I do know that depending on what shakes out for me--I'll be up that way a fair bit in the next two years and surely we can work something out!!! :D
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From:mofic
Date:July 30th, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
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Well let me know when your plans coalesce. I will be around that weekend but getting ready for vacation on 8/25. And yeah, if not that time, I'm sure we'll get together another time.
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From:libgirl
Date:August 19th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
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As it stands right now, we're coming up on the 22nd, movign her in and I'm heading home on the 24th. What with the moving and all I don't know much visiting time we'll have.

I'm also planning right now to come back up on the 30th and go home either the 1st or the 2nd. (Probably the 1st.)

There might be a chance in there to have lunch or some such.

Otherwise I know for sure that I plan to be back in Oct. or Nov. :D

Now that my sis is there NYC is going to have to prepare for me to visit every 2-5 months. LOL.
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From:mofic
Date:August 20th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I don't think it will work this time. I'm on vacation (and out of town) from 8/25-9/1 inclusive, and back at work on 9/2 figuring out what went on while I was gone, so unlikely to have a social lunch. But since you'll be here regularly we will have other chances.
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From:libgirl
Date:August 20th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
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It's too bad it won't work out this time, but yes, of course, I'm sure we'll catch one another another time. :D
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