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    Senior Member jeffnev's Avatar
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    I have loaded Harlen Coben's new book "Stay Close", John Lescroart's "The Hunter" and John Irving's "In One Person" into my nook for our July 5th Aruba trip.

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    What a wonderful way to relax..... Palm Beach..... a favorite read..... an occasional dip in the ocean...... and do it all over again!

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    I didn't take anything to read in Aruba (I was supposed to take the latest issue of The Economist with me, but forgot it at home), so I shut off my brain completely during my trip

    But my recommendation is Michael Sandel's Justice - what's the right thing to do. I know it has been around for 3 years IIRC, but I only read it a few months ago (it was translated to Portuguese in 2011). Awesome book that helps us to understand a lot about what makes people take this or that decision when dealing with ordinary issues.

    All the best from Brazil

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    Just finished Defending Jacob......yep....now reading 50 shades of gray like every person here is reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    Just finished Defending Jacob......yep....now reading 50 shades of gray like every person here is reading.
    I read both last month. Defending Jacob was a hard emotional read and left me feeling depressed. It really made me put think about similar cases from the parents' point of view. I then read 50 for something more light hearted after DJ, not exactly knowing what I was getting in to except for the more salacious aspects of the novel. Peeling off the repetitive writing and silly banter, it was an emotional roller coaster ride too. I ended up reading the series because I wanted to know more about Grey's backstory, and I was hoping for some resolution. Book 2 was my favorite, followed by 3, and then 1.

    As far as beach reads, 50 Shades has its 's, but I personally wouldn't recommend taking Defending Jacob, but I get really wrapped up in a story like this. I thought the writer did an outstanding job, although it was rough going.
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    I plan on getting Daniel Putkowski's new book that comes out in June. I will have a hard time saving it till our trip in December, but I'll try.
    If you put some html here, you could create a countdown ticker, but we don't care, we're going in May 2018! Yay!

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    I have 50 shades of grey (I & II) packed for our trip on Saturday.

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    enjoy your aruba trip!
    Quote Originally Posted by arubanewbie View Post
    I have 50 shades of grey (I & II) packed for our trip on Saturday.

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    Arubanewbie,

    I read the first Fifty Shades book. Startled by that book, and I worked on a pier and tugboats for 17 years among some fairly coarse real-life characters.

    Enjoy your visit and the reading.

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    Also have a while to wait until my beach reads....two weeks in Feb., '13. This will be my longest vacation ever....ahhhh....so need plenty of books. Planning so far....James Patterson, Tess Gerritsen, Harlen Coben (yes, I DO like mysteries!). Hope to also take Dark Currents. Planning on reading Under a Blue Flag this Fall to get me in the Aruba mood (as if that would really be necessary? lol). And like many, currently reading the Shades of Grey series....on #2 right now.

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