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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:10 PM

What are you reading the week of January 13, 2013?

Summerland by Elin Hildebrand

2013 - book # 5

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Reply What are you reading the week of January 13, 2013? (Original post)
DUgosh Jan 2013 OP
getting old in mke Jan 2013 #1
Teamster Jeff Jan 2013 #2
fadedrose Jan 2013 #4
Teamster Jeff Jan 2013 #5
pscot Jan 2013 #3
Mz Pip Jan 2013 #6
fadedrose Jan 2013 #7
fadedrose Jan 2013 #10
benld74 Jan 2013 #8
matt819 Jan 2013 #9
GoneOffShore Jan 2013 #11

Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:49 AM

1. _A Memory of Light_ by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson

Final volume of "Wheel of Time". A bit fractured at times since they've developed about 8 major POV characters and at least a dozen occasional ones over the previous 10,000 pages and are working hard to pull it all in. About halfway through. So far, so good.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 04:45 PM

2. Calibre by Ken Bruen

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:21 PM

4. I just requested THE GUARD

by the same author. but it has a different leading character.

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:44 PM

5. Ya that's in the "Jack Taylor" series

I have read all of those and loved them. They led me to his other books featuring Sgt. Brant which take place in London.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:17 PM

3. A Horseman Riding By

with Island of the Sequined Love Nun and some political essays for backup.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:10 AM

6. The House at Riverton

By Kate Morton.

Similar setting as Downton Abbey and the original Upstairs Downstairs. It's set in England in WW1.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:12 AM

7. GUN MACHINE (2013) by Warren Ellis

Matt819 has this one in last week's read list, and I just started reading it last night. Am only on page 37 and am pulled in already. Cop language is a bit hard to understand but getting the idea is no problem.

Book 4 of 2013

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:51 PM

10. I liked this. Hope it becomes a series....

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:23 PM

8. The girl who kicked the hornets nest

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:31 PM

9. Decent week in books

1. I just finished Moon over Soho by Ben Aaronvitch, the second in a series that started with Midnight Riot. Actually, I listened to these two, and that's really the best way to read these books in particular. The premise is that the Metropolitan Police have a Detective Chief Inspector who's 111 years old and is a wizard, and he takes on a new detective constable. The books are hilarious, touching, gruesome, and more. Clever stories, compelling characters, ridiculously creative premises. Worth every minute. And the narration is utterly brilliant.

2. Also listening to Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. Ghosts and gods, accountants and detective constables. The book will have you in stitches from start to finish (not quite done yet). Again, the narration is fantastic.

3. On the actual reading side, okay books, but not particularly compelling, the latest in a couple of series. Political Suicide by Michael Palmer. The main character in the series is an ER doc who is also a counselor for doctors with problems. Nice enough guy, a real liberal, but as often as not a bit of a dunce in many ways. A nice dunce, but dunce-like nonetheless. In some ways, the story in this particular novel is a lesson for what can go wrong in purely voluntary military peopled with true believers. Not bad, but very predictable.

4. And, finally, the latest in Stephen White's Alan Gregory series, Line of Fire (or is it the latest on Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware series - I always confuse the two). I'll keep reading the books, but it's getting a bit old, except for the character himself. He's maybe 5 years older than he was at the beginning of the series, or something along those lines, and that's just silly. If you didn't read and remember every detail from the book before this one, you'll not know what's going on, so refresh yourself on it.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:11 PM

11. Just started Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

This is one I'll come back to again.

Haven't finished Perdido Street Station by China Mieville yet. The last chapters are weirding me out.

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