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Lisa Eirene

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  1. Robbie

    When we. An see shows again you should catch Come From Away. It’s a musical about the 9/11 Newfoundland experience. I caught it at the Keller about two years ago.
    PS long time reader, first time commenter!

    1. Robbie

      That should say “when we can see…”

    2. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the comment! 🙂

  2. Beth Sher

    I was going to comment the same as Robbie above – you didn’t mention it so I wasn’t sure if you knew that the hit musical Come From Away is about Gander on 9/11.

    Also – I just finished The Alice Network and I didn’t care for it at all – I gave it a 2 on Goodreads which is very rare for me to do. I did finish it – painfully – because so many people recommended it. I thought the character of Charlie was beyond annoying. I just really didn’t care about any of them. I could not wait to be done with it

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I totally get that. I felt like the book was long. I did not enjoy the Charlie character but I liked the spy stuff from WW1. I enjoyed reading that.

  3. emmaclaire

    I guess it takes a pandemic and social unrest to cut your read rate down to that of mere mortals like me! LOL But I agree, I’m behind in my book count for the year as well, and pretty much relegated to re-reading books I own or ordering new ones. Sounds like our library is going to start with some curbside service soon – thank goodness! Some good picks on your list, as usual – thanks for the suggestions. I did like The Janes as well, mostly because I love the main characters, but I didn’t feel it was as strong as Two Girls Down. I hope she continues writing about Alice & Cap – I would be all over a third book with them! I just finished re-re-re-reading The Stand – a little plague fiction for COVID times, and have moved on to re-re-read Beach Music by Pat Conroy. I love his writing and am enjoying the book just as much the third time around 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s good that your library will open soon. I agree, I liked the previous Alice book better. The Stand is on my list to read. I haven’t read Stephen King in like 20 years…

  4. Vickie

    Just read Ann Patchett’s novels. Enjoyed all (but Taft). I can’t remember if you have read any of hers.

    I had read State of Wonder for a book group long ago. Then read Dutch House because a podcast was going to discuss it. Really liked both of those. When I realized it was the same author, I went back and listened/read the rest of her fiction. Very good distraction.

    I am just getting ready to give Elizabeth Strout a try.

    How did a July go for you?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The Dutch House has been on my list for awhile! I will bump it up.
      July was ok. Didn’t read a ton.

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