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Riding With the Queen (Fiction)

May 29 2004 at 1:38 PM
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Riding With the Queen
by Jennie Shortridge
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From an exciting new voice comes a tale of a down-and-out rock-and-roll singer forced to return to the home she fled half a lifetime ago. But taking the long way home has left 34-year-old Tallie Beck looking to retrace some wrong turns--and figure out where she really wants to go.


 


 
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Suzanne
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Riding with the Queen

May 31 2004, 10:45 AM 

Good first read!! Makes me wonder what happens to our heroine when she gets to Denver. I'll have to be patient for tomorrow.

 
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Laura Robertson
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Riding with the Queen

May 31 2004, 1:41 PM 

Me too! Sounds like a good story.

 
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Kathy
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I like this one so far

May 31 2004, 3:09 PM 

I agree with you Suzanne. This one has sparked my interest. I'm looking forward to Tuesday's read.

 
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Doris
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Sounds like a good one -

June 1 2004, 3:36 AM 

Have them holding it for me at library already.

 
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Ann
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So far, so good

May 31 2004, 7:54 PM 

Once again, I wasn't particularly interested in this book based on the jacket blurb. But.......today's installment has me more than a little inttrigued. Looking forward to the week.

 
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Kimmi
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Another good read

June 1 2004, 9:43 AM 

This book has grabbed my attention. I'm going to the library this afternoon and see if I can find it. Can't wait to see what happens when Tallie gets to Denver.

 
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Staci
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Not so sure...

June 1 2004, 12:08 PM 

It seems interesting, but there was a major inconsistency in the first installment. She said she ran of cigarettes...yet when she went into the restaurant she had a pack...did I miss a key statement where she found some?

 
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Ann
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It's there

June 1 2004, 8:22 PM 

Towards the end of the next to last paragraph in the first installment: "after a quick stop at the cigarette machine...."

I'll have to read a couple more days before I make a total commitment to this one. Seems kind of fun, but I don't know that I want to give it priority over some of the ever-accumulating stack of to-be-reads.

 
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danielle
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i agree

June 2 2004, 11:02 AM 

When I read about the cigarettes, that is exactly what I was thinking. Where did she get the cigarettes. I also do not know what to think about this invisible friend. The author is quirky though so I am looking forward to see what else she has up her sleeve.

 
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Tolly
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Interesting!

June 2 2004, 12:02 PM 

I can't imagine not talking to my sister for 17 years and then going to stay with her. I laughed outloud when she got her boobs wet in something! And I like the invisible friend and looking forward to more of her sightings. Even though my life is very different than hers I can totally get inside this book.

 
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Marsha
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another one...

June 2 2004, 5:20 PM 

Another book about someone trying to pick up the the lost pieces of her life. I don't know - sounds like a lot of other stories. Maybe its a formula authors use: Home life is lousy; kid runs away; kid finds the world too hard; kid comes home for reconciliation. Am I being too hard on this?

 
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Michelle
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Re: another one...

June 4 2004, 11:05 AM 

I agree with Marsha. It seems like so many of the books nowadays follow that same theme... going back home and making amends with the family/the self. So far it seems pretty interesting, but I'm not sure it's something I'll want to continue reading. I'm not sure I like the main character well enough to want to know her story. Although, the hair thing was pretty scary, so I may need to find out about that!!

 
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Loofa
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Not too sure of this one.

June 2 2004, 2:07 PM 

I don't usually enjoy stories about showbiz people, fiction or non-fiction. This one seems to be somewhat on the seamy side and that makes if less palatable to me, I think. It is depressing. The language doesn't offend me because I have been around long enough to have heard or read it all.

I will reserve judgment for a few more days.

 
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Rosalyn
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I'm Here Too

June 2 2004, 5:01 PM 

Just another reader saying I've joined the group. I wonder if I'm the only member of my library reading this, because it was there for me on the shelf. Now I have it in hand, but think I'll keep reading these bits daily, just to be part of things. Suzanne, I'm so open to suggestions and I wonder what the two movies were that you enjoyed.

 
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Suzanne W
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on my long list near the end

June 3 2004, 10:51 AM 

Hi, I, too, wonder what we have to do to get Suzanne to tell us the names of those 2 movies? Should we email her directly? Will she give it up, do you think. This story is OK...better than I thought it would be from the jacket, also, but I really liked last week's read alot..just didn't have time to read them all right away and post for Curve of the World. Would really like to finish tht one. When did Doris come back? Someone else wanted to know where she was, too, a few books back..I guess it was a title we didn't know what to think about it!

 
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Suzanne Beecher
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Two movies

June 3 2004, 8:14 PM 

Lots of readers did email asking about the movies. They were "As Good As It Gets" and Ellen DeGeneres' cd "Here and Now". They were great weekend getaways for me.

Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.

Suzanne Beecher

 
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Bob
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Two Movies

June 3 2004, 11:31 PM 

Suzanne, I hope you are not watching those movies while driving. We have too many distractions with cell phones and eating and drinking while driving.
As for the story I love it.

 
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Doris
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Yes - I'm back -

June 4 2004, 1:03 PM 

Took a little breather cause I did not find books that interested me - or maybe was just me -

Don't quite understand your statement concerning my return - was it a positive or negative response - just wondering - but of course, you know me, if a book poses a question for me,etc. I'll be right in there with lots of questions and responses - Doris -

Speaking of questions - in the good news category - which I joined this week because of the "differentness" of it in the description - I do have questions and puzzlements - so am looking into the author, etc.

As you will see in my responses in that section - I am sort of in a quandry over that one - so if you have any enlightmentment for me PLEASE respond in that forum - thanks - doris -

 
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Priscilla
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Ordered right away

June 4 2004, 4:50 PM 

After reading the second installment I ordered the book. I love the idea of an imaginary friend.

 
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