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Sat Jan 28, 2012, 09:00 AM

What are you reading the week of January 29, 2012?

Protect and Defend by Richard North Patterson - Kerry Kilcannon book #2

Bear with me folks I'm posting a little early this week, I'll make up for it by being a little late next week.

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Reply What are you reading the week of January 29, 2012? (Original post)
DUgosh Jan 2012 OP
krispos42 Jan 2012 #1
MaineDem Jan 2012 #2
Lydia Leftcoast Jan 2012 #3
fadedrose Jan 2012 #4
fadedrose Jan 2012 #11
Moe Shinola Jan 2012 #5
YankeyMCC Jan 2012 #6
Warren Stupidity Jan 2012 #7
JitterbugPerfume Jan 2012 #8
hamerfan Jan 2012 #9
JitterbugPerfume Jan 2012 #10
fadedrose Jan 2012 #12
matt819 Jan 2012 #13
Little Star Feb 2012 #14
matt819 Feb 2012 #20
Mz Pip Feb 2012 #15
Kablooie Feb 2012 #16
fadedrose Feb 2012 #17
ceile Feb 2012 #18
fadedrose Feb 2012 #19

Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 10:54 AM

1. "Shutter Island"

I saw the movie, so now I'm reading the book.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 10:56 AM

2. "Doctor No" by Ian Fleming

I've never read any of the Bond books. It's wonderful!

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 02:50 PM

3. Still on Willkie Collins' "No Name" as my purse book (It's long)

My bedside book is "The Missing World" by Margot Livesey.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 02:58 PM

4. THE CORONER'S LUNCH (2004) by Colin Cotterill

"Dr. Siri Paiboun, the 70-something national coroner, Nurse Dtui, and Geung, a developmentally challenged morgue assistant, in 1970s Laos"

This is the first in this mystery series. I picked it up last night along with the 2nd book, Thirty-Three Teeth 2005, recommended by petronius in clyrc's op of Dec. 11. I like Dr. Siri very much.

What is amazing to me is that it is so obvious that these books were never borrowed from the library before. I think maybe people don't warm up to books written about foreign countries.

Anyway the author has a light humorous touch and I think this is the beginning of a new series for me. Am only on page 57, so things could change. Dr. Siri is 72 years of age...

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/C_Authors/Cotterill_Colin.html

Book 9 of 2012

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:56 AM

11. This was a very good book and I recommend it

Can't wait to start the next one, Thirty-Three Teeth.

Crimes are solved with science, with a lil' help from Dr. Siri, who is able to "see" things and people that most of us can't see...

(Shades of Aunt Daisy here and there from James Doss' Charlie Moon series (Colorado); and just a tad of Christopher Fowler's Peculiar Crimes Unit Series (London); and a bit of Sharyn McCrumb's Applachian Ballad Series (Tennessee), except that Sharyn's series has very little humour..)

Maybe if any of you know of similar stories, please post..I enjoy the touch of spirits of the dead)

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 08:53 AM

5. Mexico Set, by Len Deighton...

...also Selected Poems, by Edwin Arlington Robinson, Moon Dance, by S. P. Somtow, Lateral Thinking, by
Edward De Bono & The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, by Sax Rohmer. Oh, and still nibbling away at Gormenghast, by Mervyn Peake.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 11:49 AM

6. Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 01:19 PM

7. almost finished IQ84

and then I have to go read Haruki Murakami's previous novels, or at least the ones in english, or perhaps I have to learn Japanese .

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 06:30 PM

8. 60 Days and Counting

the last book in the trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson. The sea levels are rising, weather is erratic , and only science and the dedication of a few good people , including the President of the United States can save us! This one is sometimes to close for comfort.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 05:06 AM

9. Alice In Wonderland

Don't laugh. I've never read this before. Turns out I like it a lot. I'm not very far into it, at the Red Queen's croquet party.

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Response to hamerfan (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 12:48 PM

10. not laughing!

I recently bought an Alice in Wonderland pop up book . Embrace your inner child..

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:15 AM

12. THIRTY-THREE TEETH by Colin Cotterill

Book 2 of the series




Book 10 of the year

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:11 PM

13. Various

Chelsea Mansions, a British police procedural series
The Night Eternal, the third in the vampire trilogy from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan - so far, an antidote for happiness
Just finished Shock Wave, the latest from John Sandford

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Response to matt819 (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:23 PM

14. I love me some Virgil Flowers! How was Shock Wave?

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Response to Little Star (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 09:08 AM

20. Pretty good

Typical Virgil, though this time he seems to have a plethora of lovely women to choose from, some tripping over him, others more aloof, all very entertaining. And as with all of the Virgil Flowers novels, you just have to marvel at how bizarre life is in the Minnesota back country.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:22 PM

15. Sense of Ending by Julian Barnes

It's excellent.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 02:38 AM

16. At the moment I'm reading The Democratic Underground.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 11:05 AM

17. What a coincidence....

So am I . . .

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 02:37 PM

18. "Sidetracked" Henning Mankell

I've read a couple of the Wallander series and they're quite good.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 12:53 AM

19. THE TORSO IN THE TOWN by Simon Brett

About Carole Seddon, a retired middle-aged divorced woman in Fethering, England.
This is 3rd in the series.

It's not bad, but I think I like Agatha Raisin mysteries a bit better - she's written by M. C. Beaton, a bit more humor...





Book 11 of 2012

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