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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:09 PM

What are you reading the week of December 2, 2012?

A Plot To Die For by Christina Larmer - Ghostwriter Mystery #2

2012 book # 180

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Reply What are you reading the week of December 2, 2012? (Original post)
DUgosh Dec 2012 OP
d_r Dec 2012 #1
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 #2
fadedrose Dec 2012 #10
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 #13
pscot Dec 2012 #3
Curmudgeoness Dec 2012 #5
pscot Dec 2012 #7
Curmudgeoness Dec 2012 #8
fadedrose Dec 2012 #11
getting old in mke Dec 2012 #4
The Roux Comes First Dec 2012 #14
getting old in mke Dec 2012 #18
The Roux Comes First Dec 2012 #22
getting old in mke Dec 2012 #23
Curmudgeoness Dec 2012 #6
fadedrose Dec 2012 #9
Little Star Dec 2012 #15
Curmudgeoness Dec 2012 #19
fadedrose Dec 2012 #12
fadedrose Dec 2012 #16
fadedrose Dec 2012 #17
Paladin Dec 2012 #20
fadedrose Dec 2012 #21

Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:22 PM

1. Justin Cronin's the 12

its been so long since I read the passage that I'm having a hard time getting in to it.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:50 PM

2. Bedside book: The Shadows in the Street, a Simon Serailler book by Susan Hill

Purse book: "Say You're Sorry" by Michael Robotham, a British author I'm reading for the first time. Some similarities to "Keep of Lost Causes," except that the kidnap victims are two young girls, and one of them escapes...

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:51 PM

10. Unless I'm thinking of the wrong book,

but if you read Lost Causes all the way thru, have you become more inclined to floss your teeth?

Boy, after I finished that, I couldn't floss enough

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:02 PM

13. Yeah, that part was pretty harrowing

as are the captivity scenes in Say You're Sorry, which is a real page-turner and typically non-American in having characters with lives.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:28 AM

3. THe Bean Trees, Kingsolver

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Response to pscot (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:00 PM

5. I love all of Barbara Kingsolver's books.

I hope you enjoy it. It is not the top of my list of favorites, but that is a tough list.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:11 PM

7. I've already put the sequel on hold

Hard to believe I'd never read her before now.

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Response to pscot (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:17 PM

8. My all-time favorite....The Poisonwood Bible.

Try to get to this one at some point.

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Response to pscot (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:52 PM

11. Bean trees...

No doubt a member of the noodle tree family....can't think of the botanical name offhand...

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:00 AM

4. _Heartsick_ by Chelsea Cain

So far, kind of Hannibal Lecter, but female and in Portland.

I've met her (Chelsea Cain, not the serial killer Gretchen) a couple of times, and she seems like just this soccer mom to look at. She told the story about how her friends now take everything in stride--like her calling a crocheter friend up once and asking what size hook would be required to snag a certain internal organs.

I'm thinking maybe I'd want my kid on the other soccer team...

Actually we had a pleasant conversation about Portland and the Midwest writing and whether you could fit a full person into a cauldron (uh, kinda grew out of another author's comment on a panel about increasing tension in thrillers by throwing the protagonist into a cauldron of troubles and not letting them out...)

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Response to getting old in mke (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:23 AM

14. I started Heartsick this weekend also

In training for Cain's Dharma Girl.

The former clearly darker and more in the thriller mode than the latter!

But I was intrigued with both since the author is a NW resident.

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Response to The Roux Comes First (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:23 PM

18. Looked up _Dharma Girl_

I sure hope _Heartsick_ is darker, because otherwise, Cain and her mom are very dangerous women

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Response to getting old in mke (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:06 PM

22. You've Got That Right!

I finished Heartsick yesterday. Pretty dang dark, and not just the serial killer character! I made note to self that coupling this with recent reading of Gone Girl and The Talented Mr. Ripley has tended to add a certain grim gritty seasoning to my reading life. Not to mention recent read of The Wisdom of Psychopaths - maybe I need help!

But Dharma Girl, started last night, is certainly off on an entirely different footing, reeling me back from that grittiness. As well it should since it is more in the memoir category. I am greatly enjoying it so far.

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Response to The Roux Comes First (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:42 PM

23. Me too (finished it last night)

Both a bark of laughter and chills with the "but she's MY psychopath" line.

Hadn't thought of it in terms of Ripley, though I was reminded of dear Tom recently while reading _A Firing Offense_ (George Pelacanos) and his character Nick Stafanos.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:02 PM

6. "I Still Miss My Man, But My Aim Is Getting Better"

by Sarah Shankman

Have to admit that the title is the only reason I grabbed this book.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:48 PM

9. It sure gives me ideas ;)

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:48 AM

15. That title is a hoot! Let us know how the book is if you get a chance.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:03 PM

19. I am about 3/4 through it

and it is one of those bubble-gum-for-the-brain books. But it is silly/funny. The "heroine" is an aspiring C&W songwriter with a stupid ex-husband who is trying to get her back. It isn't quite as funny as the title, and it isn't the great American novel, but it is entertaining.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:08 PM

12. SALVATION OF A SAINT (2012) by Keigo Higashino

This is the 2nd in a series about Manabu Yukawa (“Detective Galileo”), a brilliant physics professor, and Police Detective Kusanagi, in Tokyo, Japan.

I read the fairly complicated first book, The Devotion of Suspect X, and enjoyed it and hope this one is just as good. I'm only on page 30 or so...
http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/H_Authors/Higashino_Keigo.html

My Book 118 of 2012....

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:40 AM

16. Not bad..

No excitement, chases, gun battles, etc., just a police procedural with only one puzzling murder. I like the characters and dialogue and will read the next one, but hope they liven it up a bit....

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:43 AM

17. WHEN THE DEAD SPEAK (1999) by S. D. Tooley

Samantha (Sam) Casey, a Native American detective sergeant who can hear the dead speak, in Chasen Heights, Illinois. First of series.

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/T_Authors/Tooley_Sandra.html


Book 119 of 2012

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:50 PM

20. Lee Child's Latest Reacher Novel, "A Wanted Man"


Good book, as expected. And yes, I'm still outraged that Tom Cruise is playing Reacher in the upcoming movie......

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:36 AM

21. LAST RITUALS (2007) by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

First in the series about Thóra Gudmundsdottir, a lawyer in Reykjavik, Iceland. It looks like a good story, I'm on page 50, but the print is so light I wonder if I'll be able to finish it.. Am going to try because I like the character, Thora, a lot...

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/Y_Authors/Yrsa-Sigurdardottir.html

My 120th book 2012..

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