Book: Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England

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  1. Oh… and it sounded like such a fun idea, too. Still, the excerpts are interesting, and the premise is fabulous…

  2. Oh… and it sounded like such a fun idea, too. Still, the excerpts are interesting, and the premise is fabulous…

  3. Eliza – I know! You should still try it and see what you think. It wouldn’t be the first time I tried reading a book again after a friend’s suggestion and ended up loving it.

    Zoe – The title attracted me first, and then I read so many good things…so I was pretty disappointed once I actually read it.

    Laughingwolf – All right, I’ve gotta ask…do you buy a book without reading it first, or do you try out the book at a library before buying it? I do the latter and I’d love to know, if you do the former, why you do it. Aren’t you ever afraid of buying a book you don’t like?

  4. Eliza – I know! You should still try it and see what you think. It wouldn’t be the first time I tried reading a book again after a friend’s suggestion and ended up loving it.

    Zoe – The title attracted me first, and then I read so many good things…so I was pretty disappointed once I actually read it.

    Laughingwolf – All right, I’ve gotta ask…do you buy a book without reading it first, or do you try out the book at a library before buying it? I do the latter and I’d love to know, if you do the former, why you do it. Aren’t you ever afraid of buying a book you don’t like?

  5. if i read it from the library, i may or may not buy it

    lately, i try to get as much info online as i can, but that does not always help, since i’ve liked ‘rejected’ ones

    for the most part, i have authors i like to read, but also try out those i don’t know… yet… based on writer friends’ thoughts, at times

    i have bought books that stank, even partially read, so i have no prob giving them away, with a warning…

    that’s only happened with a total of five or six times, over 30+ years

  6. if i read it from the library, i may or may not buy it

    lately, i try to get as much info online as i can, but that does not always help, since i’ve liked ‘rejected’ ones

    for the most part, i have authors i like to read, but also try out those i don’t know… yet… based on writer friends’ thoughts, at times

    i have bought books that stank, even partially read, so i have no prob giving them away, with a warning…

    that’s only happened with a total of five or six times, over 30+ years

  7. I try to get information about a book I might read online as well. I also watch reader communities on LiveJournal, and always pick up a BookPage from my local library to see what the up-and-coming books are for the month.

    It’s interesting how personal preferences make all the difference, right? I’ve liked many “rejected” books, and then I’ve disliked books that I supposedly should have loved.

    Even so, I’ve made a pact with myself to only buy books that I love from now on…I just don’t have the space otherwise!

  8. I try to get information about a book I might read online as well. I also watch reader communities on LiveJournal, and always pick up a BookPage from my local library to see what the up-and-coming books are for the month.

    It’s interesting how personal preferences make all the difference, right? I’ve liked many “rejected” books, and then I’ve disliked books that I supposedly should have loved.

    Even so, I’ve made a pact with myself to only buy books that I love from now on…I just don’t have the space otherwise!

  9. I’m bummed you didn’t like this one. I thought Clarke’s book was great… so much so, I expect it to end up on my “top ten books I read this year” list. I like how Sam gets caught up in the other fires, how one “small” event in his life alters his entire future and how he’s really just looking for forgiveness.

  10. I’m bummed you didn’t like this one. I thought Clarke’s book was great… so much so, I expect it to end up on my “top ten books I read this year” list. I like how Sam gets caught up in the other fires, how one “small” event in his life alters his entire future and how he’s really just looking for forgiveness.

  11. Me too. In fact, I put this on my list because you liked it so much. I don’t know what happened. I loved the actual writing of the book; my excerpts show Clarke’s a great writer. But I just couldn’t get into it. I think the advertising waylaid me. I expected it to be dark, but comical. But it was just kind of dark for me.

  12. Me too. In fact, I put this on my list because you liked it so much. I don’t know what happened. I loved the actual writing of the book; my excerpts show Clarke’s a great writer. But I just couldn’t get into it. I think the advertising waylaid me. I expected it to be dark, but comical. But it was just kind of dark for me.

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