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DUgosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 09:28 PM
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What are you reading the week of September 25, 2011?
The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames - Cheeseshop Mystery #1
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 09:29 PM
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1. Dance of Death, Preston/Child.
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 09:32 PM
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2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 09:34 PM
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3. Listening to the audio book..... very interesting.
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tgearfanatic234 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 09:37 PM
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4. death of a salesman
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broiles Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 09:40 PM
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5. Michael Moore
Here Comes Trouble. Almost finished--great read.

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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 09:41 PM
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6. Still The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
It isn't a long book but for some reason I just can't finish it.
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secondwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 09:46 PM
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7. Night Train to Lisbon/Pascal Mercier. Excellent!
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marginlized Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 10:04 PM
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8. Jack London, Tom Wolf, David Deutch, Steven Baxter
In the middle of Wolf's "Kool Aid Acid Test" mainly because the Magic Bus movie is making the rounds and even though "I'm thinking of Neal Cassady, I'm thinking of Neal Cassady..." I'm not enjoying this read so far. But then it's a product of it's time.

Not so London's "People of the Abyss" which I'm just now finishing. London's writing is just clear and punchy and concrete, and his Abyss is as riveting today as it was when it was written.

David Deutch's "The Beginning of Infinity" is what? Physics? Philosophy? Common Sense? All of the above? As densely argued as can be and still a compelling read. Well maybe not the chapter on the history of the apportionment problem, but aside from that.

What can I say? I read SciFi. I just finished Baxter's "Flood" and "Arc". I liked the former. And, as a sequel, Arc is disappointing. I've read Baxter's "Evolution" and I had hope that he would spring board off the premise setup in Flood into something interesting. Oh well.

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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 10:11 PM
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9. Admittedly, The Rogue by Joe McGinniss (I needed the catharsis)
and was frankly curious if McGinniss could make this a compelling tome. To his credit, it is well written and was a very quick read as I stopped for coffee each morning on my doggy walks...

Now, like McGinniss, I feel exorcized and want nothing more than to never hear the name Palin (or any of her grifter family) again.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 08:53 AM
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10. TRACK OF THE CAT by Nevada Barr
Book 71





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skippercollector Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 02:53 PM
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11. Son of the Shadows
By Juliet Marrillier
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 03:12 PM
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12. Finished 2, working on 2
Just started "the sword of knowledge" omnibus by Cherryh, Asire, Lackey and Fish.

Still trying to plod through "audacity of hope"

I will add another book in this evening. I have an Upstairs novel, a downstairs novel, and a "serious" book.

Just finished Terry Brooks "Princess Of Landover" and Robert Aspirins "Myth Alliances"
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 07:53 PM
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13. Some time ago I read
The Long Quiche Goodbye and enjoyed it.

Now I'm reading Now You See Her by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.
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getting old in mke Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-11 11:00 AM
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14. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-11 01:08 PM
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-11 03:38 PM
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16. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
A YA book about, well, a 19-yo burger flipper who finds out he can raise the dead.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-11 03:45 PM
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17. WHITE CORRIDOR by Christopher Fowler
This is 4th in the Bryant-May Mysteries series about the Peculiar Crimes Unit of the London Police. I enjoy this series - great characters and humorous witty dialogue.



Book 72
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Wheezy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 12:47 PM
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18. I just finished Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
A fictional account of exiled Lithuanian family/village as they travel from camp to camp all crammed inside boxcars to Siberia under Stalin's reign in 1941. Written by the daughter of a survivor. One of the most moving/horrifying/heartbreaking books I've read in a very long time. Great for teens -- gives them an idea of what else was going on in the world around the time of WW2/Holocaust.

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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 02:19 PM
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19. "Warlord" by Ted Bell. An Alex Hawke book.
I find the author a bit right wing but the stories are usually entertaining.
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DisgustipatedinCA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-11 03:43 PM
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20. I just finished the last Harry Potter book today
I know, Harry Potter isn't the stuff of deep thought. But my wife and kids have read all the books and seen all the movies, so I wanted to catch up. I won't apologize for admitting that the books were great fun, and that I kind of wish I was reading the nonexistent #8 right now. I read all of these on an iPad, in case anyone tracks such things.

Does anyone have a good book recommendation? It doesn't have to be Fantasy/Science Fiction, as that's not my normal genre, but it could be.

thank you.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 10:38 PM
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24. I'm just starting book 2 of the Potters
Edited on Thu Sep-29-11 10:39 PM by pscot
As you say, catchup. Robin Hobb's Tawny Man trilogy is a pretty good fantasy read.
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DisgustipatedinCA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-03-11 12:20 PM
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29. thanks, I'll look at the trilogy
I hope you enjoy the Potter books.
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DisgustipatedinCA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-11 03:46 PM
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21. How on earth did post #15 get deleted?
Deletions are the stuff of general discussion. Was someone "reading" Hustler letters this week? How does a fiction post get banned? Anyone want to fight about it? :)
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 04:27 PM
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22. He got the granite pizza
probably not from anything posted here though. :shrug:
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 04:29 PM
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23. The Lock Artist
by Steve Hamilton. Not part of the Alex McKnight series. It's about a mute young man who has a gift for picking locks.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 08:01 PM
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25. THE DAWN PATROL by Don Winslow
Surfing - PI Boone Daniels and friends....

Book 73
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 12:07 AM
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26. Bedside book: Zulu, purse book: Kindle version of original Sherlock Holmes stories
Zulu is a very dark, complicated, and disturbing mystery, originally written in French by Caryl Ferey, about a Zulu police detective who investigates the murders of two affluent young white women who appear to have been involved in the drug scene. Some horrifying moments, but it gibes with what I've heard about present-day South Africa otherwise.

I realized that I had never read all the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and they're available free on Kindle, so I'm reading them on my iPhone, which has now become my "purse book carrier."

I had forgotten or never known that A Study in Scarlet had a Mormon connection.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:23 AM
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28. I'm reading Sherlock on my Phone
It's my bedtime reading. It doesn't bother my husband like reading with a lamp does.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 09:40 AM
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27. BLOOD SACRIFICE by Gary Alexander
A mystery of the Yucatan (1993)...

Just started it and it's not as gory as I thought it would be - about Luis Balaam, an ex-traffic cop in Yucatan - he's 5'3" and a real Maja with a nice sense of humor..Next book is called Dead Dinosaurs1994, just 2 books in this series.

Book 74
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