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    • I wept today,  For I saw the truth,  But heard the lies once more. I thought I heard you say never again,  I thought I heard the words “no more.” I guess my ears were wrong, for those were untrue. I would have to be blind,  And I would have to be deaf,  To believe the tales you whisper so softly. Some would call me naive,  While others would stand behind me proudly,  As I batter your name, what we had, and what could have been. The tears sting,  But not as badly as the words you spoke. The wounds are deep, untouchable, and unfixable. I had faith in your dreams. I had hope for our future. I had happiness in my heart, in my smile, and in my eyes.  But you tore it away,  slowly but (and) forcefully. We grew cold. We grew bitter and selfish. Neither wanted to let go,  because the loss of comfort would kill us both. We got past faking,  We got past even attempting. It’s time to walk away. It’s time for the misery and silly games to come to a stop. I wish I could say everything will be just fine,  But then, I would be considered the liar,  And a hypocrite just like you.    Lauren Humphrey, Hypocrite
    • I've just pre-ordered it too.  
    • I think it falls into the easy read, page turning category, it doesn't pretend to be great literature, and the plot isn't really that original (it's a plot set up that writers like Nora Roberts have used for years ie someone coming home for some sort of gathering and uncovering old secrets).
    • I think The Dry is a good illustration that a blockbuster book doesn't habe to be the best book anyone had read, it just has to be good enough and appeal to a lot of people. 
    • Well I am rather late to this thread, but not to the Cherrys series of books.   I was a big fan of these books when I was a youngster growing up in the late seventies/early eighties.   I grew up in a rural village but we were lucky enough to have a very good library, I was even luckier in the fact that the sole librarian there was my own mother   The library had two Cherrys books on the shelves - 'The Cherrys and the Pringles', and 'The Cherrys to the Rescue'. God I loved those books and took them out on a regular basis. With my mother being the librarian I could take them out on an extended basis, essentially library members had a three week loan but with my "privileges" I would keep them for many weeks.  I would estimate that well over half the stamps in the book were from my borrowing alone   Then I grew up of course and books like that were long forgotten until about 10 years ago when I searched for 'The Cherrys to the Rescue' on eBay, found it and purchased it. After reading it the next logical step was to search for the books in the series that I had never read as a child and so using eBay, Abebooks, and a lucky find in the book shop at Charlecote Park, I have amassed 12 of the series over a ten year period.  It may seem a very long time but I've been very strict on budget.  There was a period about 5 years ago where the books were being listed at LUDICROUS prices, three figure sums in all cases and due to this I didn't buy a Cherrys book for several years.  That price nonsense seems to have settled down about now so I am back on the hunt for the last two to complete my series!   This thread doesn't seem to get much action so it'll probably be several years until someone sees this post, by which time I hope to have completed my collection   Anyway, I look forward to reading any more input on this thread as and when it comes.    
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