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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:40 PM

What are you reading the week of November 11, 2012?

Sister Mine by Tawny O'Dell

2012 - Book #170

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Reply What are you reading the week of November 11, 2012? (Original post)
DUgosh Nov 2012 OP
Goblinmonger Nov 2012 #1
getting old in mke Nov 2012 #3
fadedrose Nov 2012 #2
RoxyNexus Nov 2012 #4
getting old in mke Nov 2012 #5
BridgeTheGap Nov 2012 #6
Mz Pip Nov 2012 #7
SheilaT Nov 2012 #8
JitterbugPerfume Nov 2012 #9
fadedrose Nov 2012 #10
DoorNumber3 Nov 2012 #11
fadedrose Nov 2012 #12
Lydia Leftcoast Nov 2012 #13
fadedrose Nov 2012 #14

Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:09 PM

1. Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay

I started this a while ago but only checked out my digital copy from the library for 7 days and didn't start until the 5th so I finally got it back from my hold.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:36 PM

3. Saw Jeff Lindsay yesterday

at "Murder and Mayhem in Muskego". Was one of the guests of honor, so there was an hour or so interview with him. Funny, funny, funny guy.

Two quick completely unrelated facts from the interview: 1) He's planning to do two more Dexter books and then be done. Although he did talk wistfully about Holmes's rising from the dead; 2) He doesn't in general read crime fiction. He's a huge Patrick O'Brian fan--say's he's been through the Aubrey/Maturin series about 15 times and a fantasy reader as well.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:29 PM

2. THE MAN WHO DIED LAUGHING (1988) by David Handler


This is first in a series about Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag, celebrity ghostwriter in the United States, and his faithful basset hound, Lulu.

The first two books in this series were reprinted in 2006 as one volume, with The Man Who Lived by Night (1989) as the second book in the volume...

The Man Who Died Laughing / The Man Who Lived by Night (Stewart Hoag & Lulu Series)
David Handler (Author)

Others in the series are here:
http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/H_Authors/Handler_David.html

Book 102 of 2012.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:02 PM

4. Still working through Ian Fleming's James Bond novels

 

Sort of in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1st Bond film. I just finished Diamonds Are Forever, #3 in the series.

I mentioned before that I originally read them all in my teens some 50 years ago and I am really enjoying the re-read.

Ian Fleming's brother Peter Fleming was a travel writer for "The London Times" and Ian borrows a bit of his style. The Bond books read like a travelogue in many places. It's kind of nostalgic re-living some of his descriptions. The following passage reminds me of my 1st trip to Las Vegas in the '60's.....

The heat hit Bond’s face like a fist, and he had begun to sweat in the fifty yards between his cool plane and the blessed relief of the air-conditioned terminal building. The glass doors, operated by seeing-eye photo-electric cells, hissed open as he approached and slowly closed behind him, and already the slot-machines, four banks of them, were right in his path. It was natural to bring out the small change and jerk the handles and watch the lemons and the oranges and the cherries and the bell-fruits whirl round to their final click-pause-ting, followed by a soft mechanical sigh. Five cents, ten cents, a quarter. Bond gave them all a try, and only once two cherries and a bell fruit coughed back three coins for the one he had played.


I felt like I was walking along with Bond, James Bond.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:25 PM

5. _The Yellow Admiral_ by Patrick O'Brian

Closing in...

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:02 AM

6. "Map of the Sky" by Felix Palma

Pretty good read so far.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:12 PM

7. Still reading Cloud Atlas

This one may take a while.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:23 PM

8. Getting ready to start Wanted Man

by Lee Child. Just got home from the library with it.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:34 PM

9. Flight Behavior , Barbara Kingsolver

A woman in Tennessee is confronted with global warming, the plight of Monarch biutterflies, and her life of quiet desperation ( becoming not so quiet!)

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:11 PM

10. THE DEATH OF THE MANTIS (2011) by Michael Stanley

Last edited Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:46 PM - Edit history (1)

This is the 3rd and last of the "Kubu" series in Botswana. The stories are okay, the plots are too, but maybe I'm just too used to real life (like in the CIA, FBI, Marines, Army, (no Navy so far) and am tired of Kubu and Joy (his wife) getting along so well. Nothing more boring in a mystery than a happily married man.....

I do like the idea of the prevalence of wildlife; crocs lying around the riverbank, snakes, lions, tigers hippos, roaming at night, hyenas where they want to be, it's kind of cool the way the population is accustomed to these things.


Book 113 of 2012

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:09 PM

11. A Son of the Circus by John Irving

Another good John Irving book

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Response to DoorNumber3 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:16 PM

12. A Big Welcome to you....

I'm into mysteries, but looked this up - and it's 630 pages. That's a lot of book...


http://www.amazon.com/SON-CIRCUS-John-Irving/product-reviews/0747517630/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:31 PM

13. Purse book: "The Beautiful Mystery" by Louise Penny

Bedside book: "Creole Belle" by James Lee Burke

Just finished Tana French's "Broken Harbor," and I think it's the best of all her books.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:29 PM

14. WALKING THE PERFECT SQUARE (2002) by Reed Farrel Coleman

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Mystery about Moe (Moses) Prager, an ex-cop private investigator beginning in 1980s New York City. First book in the series of seven...


Book 114 of 2012

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