Booking Through Thursday

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Do you lend your books? Are any out on loan right now? Do you have any that have been loaned to you? Do you put a time limit on these? Do you think people should make an effort to read the loaned book quickly?

I do and I have two out “on loan” right now… The Fault in Our Stars and Fifty Shades of Grey. I don’t have any that have been loaned to me… I need more friends who read good books! I do think people should return borrowed books in a timely manner…

Musing Monday

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Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it so far; why you chose it; what you are (or aren’t) enjoying about it.

I am finally reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I am loving it so far; started last night and had a hard time putting it down. I read the first book in the trilogy, Divergent, months ago but had to wait for this one on the holds list at the library for awhile. The only thing I’m not liking is that I forgot a lot about the first book by now!

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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I am using this book for the Women Challenge, Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge, Bookworm Bitches 2013 A-Z Title Challenge, 52 Books in 52 Weeks, and Bon’s Book Club.

Summary from Goodreads: Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet? With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. I really debated whether I should give it five stars but chose not to for a few reasons… It took me over a week to read, both main characters were horrid people, and I didn’t like the ending. That said, it was amazingly written and definitely had a lot of twists I didn’t see coming. I will certainly check out Gillian Flynn’s other books now!

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