Lisa Ramie

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  1. Hey there! Since I've already finished the book, I don't think I can comment much on who I think the killer and/or victim might be. Re-reading some of the beginning sections, I had forgotten how obscure the first few pages--before Rachel's first chapter--are. I'm personally not a huge fan of quotes and teaser sections at the beginning of books, but looking back at these I actually enjoyed them quite a bit. Just to make sure I don't post about anything that you haven't read yet, would you mind posting what chapter/page you're on right now, Janet? I'd love to hear more about your thoughts on Anna and the two detectives. Personally I really disliked Anna, although I know I'm a little biased with Rachel as the narrator of the story.
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    Toll Bar Dead

    Hi Halie, Based on your description, it sounds like you're unable to activate any of the buttons in Web Reader's toolbar. If that is the case, can you please try clearing the cache in your web browser? Here are some step-by-step instructions for each browser: Google Chrome1. Open the Chrome menu (three horizontal bars) in the top right corner of the browser window. 2. Select Settings. 3. Towards the button of the page, select the “Show advanced settings” link. 4. Under the Privacy section, select the Clear browsing data button. 5. Next to “Obliterate the following items from,” select “the beginning of time” from the drop-down menu. 6. Uncheck all boxes except for “Cookies and other site and plugin data” and “Cached images and files.” Safari1. Select the Safari menu in the upper left hand side of your screen. 2. Select Preferences. 3. Select the Privacy tab. 4. Select the Remove All Website Data button. 5. Select the Remove Now button to clear your cache. Internet Explorer1. Navigate to Internet Options (press Alt + X). 2. Under the General tab, select the Delete button under the Browsing History section. 3. Uncheck all boxes except for “Preserve Favorites website data”, “Temporary Internet files and website files” and “Cookies and website data.” 4. Select the Delete button. Firefox1. Open the Firefox menu (three horizontal bars) in the top right corner of the browser window. 2. Select Options. 3. Select the Privacy tab. 4. Under the History section, select the “clear your recent history” link. 5. Next to “Time range to clear,” select Everything from the drop-down menu. 6. Uncheck all boxes except for “Cookies” and “Cache.” 7. Select the Clear Now button. If you're still having trouble after clearing the cache, please let me know what browser you're using.
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    Book Club

    I finished The Girl on the Train a few months back but I'd still love to be a part of this book club. I promise not to spoil any of the ending for you all. One book a month sounds good. Personally, I like the idea of splitting up the book into separate sections so we discuss a quarter of the book per week.
  4. The first few chapters of The Girl on The Train capture the feeling of commuting on public transit so well. As someone that takes the bus to work every day, I can relate to most of Rachel's insights. There's an interesting communal feeling that you get while sitting on packed bus or train; as Rachel mentions, you can feel how antsy everyone is to make it to their destination on time, their surprise when the bus suddenly jolts to a stop. I love the author's descriptions of Rachel's routine in the beginning of the book. While Rachel certainly has her own personal problems, she's a very likable character because of her thoughtful commentary. While some narrators include a structured introduction of supporting characters--including their relationship, history, and some kind of description of their personality--Rachel introduces other characters very abruptly. Tom, Jess, and Jason are mentioned off-hand, but without any real formal introduction. I think this kind of introduction works very well for this book as a mystery novel. Were you frustrated by not knowing much about these characters, including Rachel herself, or did you enjoy the mystery?
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    using Capti

    Hi Karen, Capti has a Bookshare search built-in to their website, so you can download books through your Capti account rather than upload books from your computer. I've posted some step-by-step instructions below to get you started; they are a bit long, but I just wanted to make sure I didn't accidentally skip a step. Feel free to reply back if you have any questions. Open Chrome, Firefox, or Safari on your computer and go to Select the Log In button in the top right corner of the page. Enter in your Capti username and password, then select the Log In button. If you’re not automatically taken to your Playlist, select the Playlist button on the top left corner of the page. Select the Add Track button (the green plus-sign) under the toolbar at the top of the page. Select Bookshare from the list of available options. Select the Log In to Bookshare button and enter in your Bookshare username and password. To find a book by title, author, or ISBN, choose your search criteria at the top of the page and enter your text in the search box at the top of the screen. You can also select the History button to re-download one of your past books. To start downloading a book, select the name of the book. A pop-up will appear on the bottom of the screen letting you know that the book is being added to your playlist. To access your downloaded books, select the Playlist button at the top of the page. You can find your downloaded books in the sidebar on the left side of the page.
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    What are you reading?

    I just finished reading The Girl on the Train ( and I'm about to finish Sweetbitter ( I'd highly recommend The Girl on the Train, especially for all of you mystery lovers out there.