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DUgosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 11:46 PM
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What are you reading the week of September 18, 2011?
Invasion of Privacy by Perri O'Shaughnessy - Nina Reily # 2
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mvccd1000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 11:48 PM
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1. "The Detachment" by Barry Eisler
Another great John Rain book.

I'd forgotten that I'd pre-ordered it on kindle, and the other day when I went to start a new book, there it was. (One of those great surprises like finding $20 in your coat pocket when you get it out after a long summer without it.) :)
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drokhole Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 11:49 PM
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2. The Illuminatus! Trilogy - by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 11:53 PM
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3. Voodoo River
by Robert Crais. I'm working my way through the Elvis Cole series.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 12:09 PM
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12. I've read several of those
and the gratuitous mayhem has kind of put me off continuing the series.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 11:54 PM
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4. Brave New World
I have been meaning to read it for years and finally got around to it. Really awesome sonar.
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drokhole Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 12:04 AM
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5. Love that book!
Huxley is one of my favorite authors. I can't recommend his final novel, Island, enough.
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 12:08 AM
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6. As part of my project to teach myself Spanish I'm reading Don Quijote in the original. nt
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exboyfil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 12:15 AM
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8. My 10th grade daughter (2nd year Spanish)
is taking on "The Hunger Games" in Spanish (Los juegos del hambre). The recommendation was to start with something like Clfford, but she wanted to go whole hog. If she can read it by 4th year, then I will be impressed. I told her this is how we learned Latin (translating Julius Caesar which is probably at a comparable level). It is probably a little easier translating something that originally started in English?? She will have the English version to compare to.
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 02:03 AM
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9. I started with some kid books, and read as far as the first Harry Potter
along with an excellent book called "Spanish for Reading". The only drawback to my method is that now I can read Spanish pretty well, and I can watch Mxican and Colombian telenovelas and follow them pretty well, but I don't have a clue how to speak or write the language. I couldn't put together an original Spanish sentence to save my soul! So I'm starting formal classes at the local community college next week.
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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 12:37 PM
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32. DELETE - WRONG PLACE
Edited on Fri Sep-23-11 12:38 PM by InkAddict
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exboyfil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 12:11 AM
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7. "American Colonies"
by Alan Taylor. I am Homeschooling my 8th grade daughter in early American History. The book is fairly well written, but since I already have her reading "Undaunted Courage" which I am listening too as well, I am only summarizing the Taylor book for her and using it to supplement her textbook.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 07:06 AM
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10. "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie
I have never read one of her books. How has this happened? The David Suchet tv series is so good but this book is fabulous. It's an audiobook read by Suchet.
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 07:06 AM
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11. "A Novel: Ireland" by Frank Delaney
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 12:20 PM
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13. Fluke, by the irrepressible Chris Moore
Also No more heroes by Ray Banks; Blighty by Steve Lowe; To end all wars : a story of loyalty and rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild; Why Orwell matters, by Hitchens and a collection of Orwell's essays. Reading maketh a full man, saith Sir Francis.


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DUgosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 12:47 PM
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14. Fluke
I'll never look at whales the same again. lol
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 01:50 PM
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15. The experience that led Nate's 3rd wife to divorce him
was a definite show stopper. I can't wait for the motion picture.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 06:19 PM
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16. A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny
Book 69


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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 08:57 PM
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17. Double Take by Catherine Coulter
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markbark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:19 PM
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18. 1984 - on the Kindle.
n/t
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lordsummerisle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:46 PM
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19. The Eleventh Day
A recently published tome about 9/11. By Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:56 PM
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20. 1955 book by Milton Mayer, a German clergymen sent to Dachau, They Thought They Were Free
First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came%E2%80%A6

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mvccd1000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 06:38 AM
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21. "Big Lake" by Nick Russell
Set in the beautiful Mogollon Rim country of Arizona, a small-town sheriff has to solve an armored car robbery/murder that claims the life of his brother-in-law.
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zappaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 06:40 PM
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22. a really good mystery set in Rehoboth Beach of all places!
http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Silver-Lake-James-Schneide...

In the Shadow of Silver Lake by James Schneider.
Quite good...
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 08:39 PM
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23. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Not what I expected, but wonderfully written.
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ChazII Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-11 12:36 AM
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24. Advise and Consent by Alan Drury. Then
I will watch the movie.
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mvccd1000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-11 12:39 AM
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25. "Wet Desert" by Gary Hansen
Hey, it's a slow week at work... that's why I'm listing my 3rd book already. :)

This one seems to be about an environmental terrorist who's going to blow up the Glen Canyon dam and release Lake Powell. (I'm only on chapter 3, but I'm guessing from the title that he succeeds.)
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mvccd1000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 09:06 AM
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27. Highly recommend this one!
Just finished Wet Desert. What a ride! Highly recommend it if you can find it. (I'm an avid reader and had never run across it until it showed up in my kindle recommendations; it's available in paperback, but it's also only $0.99 on kindle.)

From Amazon:
"Grant Stevens, a mid-level manager for the Bureau of Reclamation, only wanted to build dams. He never imagined he would be swept into a desperate race against an environmental terrorist bent on restoring the Colorado River by blowing up the dams. Left temporarily in charge of the Bureau, Grant must react when the first dam is attacked. He faces the unthinkable task of mitigating the massive flood roaring down the Colorado. The flood will eventually threaten the mighty Hoover Dam, and if Hoover fails, the other dams downstream will fall like dominos. Working with the FBI, Grant uses his engineering skills, river knowledge, and plenty of gut instinct in an attempt to outmaneuver the terrorist. The chase will lead all the way downstream to the Gulf of California in a cat and mouse game where the stakes are high and the potential for destruction is enormous.

Whitney Award Finalist. Compared to Tom Clancey by Meridian Magazine."
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-11 10:48 PM
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26. DEATH ON THE DOWNS by Simon Brett
2nd of the Feathering Mysteries - England...





Book 70
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 02:01 PM
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28. I'm still working on "Becoming Queen Victoria:" by
Kate Williams, and "The Night Country" by Stewart O'Nan.

Stewart O'Nan is an amazing and underappreciated and insufficiently well-known writer. The first book of his I read was "The Circus Fire" which is about the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey circus fire in July of 1944. Just about everything else he has written is fiction, and so far every thing I've read of his (something like three of his novels so far) has been fascinating and well-written and I've begun recommending him to everyone I know who reads.
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WCIL Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 02:31 PM
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29. I have never read Anne of Green Gables
so I decided to remedy that this week.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 08:58 PM
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30. Fragile
by Lisa Unger.

Really, really good.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 04:36 PM
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31. The Great Train Robbery, by Michael Crichton.
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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 12:38 PM
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33. Shame - Salman Rushdie n/t
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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 08:27 PM
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35. Bad Kitty Lounge, One Dog Night, I Don't Want to Kill You
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