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Sawyer's Harem

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Is anybody else actually reading this book? I'm already done with it!

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Maybe this needs to be a quarterly club, rather than monthly.

Mine never showed up in the mail. so, the seller refunded my money and is pursuing the insurance claim. I need to order another copy now. *Sigh*

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I have it....just not a lot of time to actually read it...plus, the premise seems cool, the author uses a writing style that is hard for me to follow.

Quarterly club would be great. I feel bad that I'm falling into that "25% of adults didn't read a book last year" category...

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Mine isn't here yet. It should be here by Friday I think. I'll be done by the end of the weekend.
probably. I read fast.

Onyx I think you are remembering:
"In nomine Patri, et Fili, et Spiriritus Sancti"

"In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. "

What Catholics say when they make the sign of the cross- when Mass was said in Latin.

and my dog doesn't speak latin- does yours? I bet it does- it's a creole dog!
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I finished it.

I loved it and hated it.

I loved it because it was so well writted and because you wanted so much more than the author gave you. Offred was so real, although she was ethereal also. The other characters, while meant to be two dimentional , by Offred, were not, and you formed feelings and your own opinions of them.

I hated it at the same time beacause it is a very interesting look at something that could very easily happen in the world today. I can see that things could go that way if people keep their eyes and ears shut to what goes on around them 'for their own good'.

I also loved it because I don't remember the last time -other than a textbook that I have read a book with a pencil or pen in my hand underlining passages as I read.

I need to re-read it and absorb more. I read it quickly, faster than normal, and want to go back and absorb more- there are so many stories in this book.
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Hey, that's a cool book. I read it many years ago. I love backwards/future stuff like that. 1984 is one of my all-time favorite books. Oop! Gotta go. I feel naked not being in the RV.
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You were wearing a towel so it's okay

I'm reading I Chong it's by Tommy Ching and is about his time spent in a federal prison for 9 months. He was busted for selling glass bongs

or so he says.

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