Thursday, August 20, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Recent Best

Today's question:

What’s the best book you’ve read recently?
(Tell me you didn’t see this one coming?)



My answer:
by Richard Russo

Are you getting tired of me mentioning this book yet? This may be the third time it's been pictured here in the last week! I could have finished it Sunday, but have slowed down to make it last longer. Russo has been a favorite for years, and his new book only reaffirms that status.

A passage from last night's reading:
"Dear God, not Williams," she told Laura. "Do you know the kind of people who send their progeny to Williams? Rich. Privileged. White. Republican. Or, even worse, people who aspire to all that." Not unlike your other grandparents, she meant. "Their kids aren't smart enough to get into an Ivy but have to go somewhere, so God created Williams." (page 182)

See more BTT answers here.


21 comments:

  1. If you are that fervent about a book, it needs to be on my tbr list. Thanks for the reco.

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  2. I agree. If someone is enthusiastic about a book, I'm willing to give it a go. Here's mine. Cheers!

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  3. I've got this one on my TBR list, too. Don't you love it when a book is so good, you don't want it to end?

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  4. Nope, not getting tired. In fact, that reminds me to put it in my TBR pile!

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  5. I know just what you mean! With all the best of, funniest and other superlatives, I'm starting to feel like a book pusher, promoting the same books over and over again :)

    It was hard for me to pick just one, so I did a top five :) Here's my BTT.

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  6. How many times have I said "I wish that I could read that book again for the first time". We never tire of reading posts about wonderful books.

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  7. love the layout you have. beautiful pics. i'm following you now. anyone interested, pop over and check out/follow mine. i have all things books...
    xo

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  8. Well, if you love it, you've got to share the love with everyone else. Adding to my TBR list - because if you love it that much, it must be good!

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  9. I've heard great things about Russo, but have yet to read any of his.

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  10. Okay, you have convinced me. You must have some willpower to slow down on a book to savor it. I have tried pacing myself on a really good book but later it will haunt me and I can't help myself and have to pick it up.

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  11. Putting this one on my TBR list

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  12. Think I deleted my comment LOL

    I chose the same book and same quote..too funny. Couldn't you just picture her when she said that LOL

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  13. Not tired at all! In fact, you're making me want to read it.

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  14. Thank you all for commenting. Maybe my enthusiasm is contagious! I'll be leaving for vacation soon, so may not get the review up before the end of the month...but it will be coming.

    Diane - That quote had me laughing out loud! Had to read it to my husband and daughter, too. I could just picture his mother saying that!

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  15. I'll have to keep an eye out for that one. Sounds good.
    I'm late this week. You'll find mine here.

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  16. I haven't read Russo for years since Straight Man. I've got Empire Falls on the shelf for years but I haven't had the call to read it. Since since you're so enthusiastic about That Old Cape Magic, I'll have to check it out since I trust your reading taste!

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  17. Anthonynorth - Russo is a favorite of mine. Hope you get to read him at some point.

    Matt - Empire Falls was fantastic - my first introduction to Russo. That Old Cape Magic does have a backdrop of academia, but not as prominent as the setting of Straight Man. Hope you can read more Russo one day...and I certainly trust your reading taste, too!

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