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DUgosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 10:25 PM
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What are you reading the week of October 9, 2011?
When will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson - Jackson Brodie book #3

After finishing Started Early Took My Dog and ranking it right up there with my all time favorite The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, I plowed through the first two books in the Jackson Brodie series and started on the third today. I agree with Matt819, I think #4 is my favorite. The character Tracy reminded me of my beloved Agatha Raisen.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 10:29 PM
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1. Stephen King's Under the Dome.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 11:26 PM
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2. BACK OF BEYOND by C. J. Box
This isn't a Joe Pickett book - it's a stand-alone about an alcoholic ex-cop, Cody Hoyt. Takes place in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming & Montana..



DUgosh list - Recommended, as always..


I put Kate Atkinson down on my request list - be about 2 weeks before I get to it. Sounds great...
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 11:27 PM
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3. S. C. Gwynne, Empire of the Summer Moon.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 12:02 AM
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4. Wonder Girl, Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 12:19 AM
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5. Murray Leinster, "The Forgotten Planet". Golden-age SF.
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Hestia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 12:57 AM
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6. Johannes Cabal, Necromancer by Jonathan Howard
Veddy British.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 12:00 PM
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7. The Magic of Reality, by Richard Dawkins, illustrated by Dave McKean
I origionally bought this book for my grand children , but I have fallen in love with it! The illustrations are awesome and as usual Dawkins is brilliant


I will let the kids BORROW it
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 12:48 PM
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8. I'm on book 3
of The Fionavar Tapestry. It's pretty silly, actually.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 02:48 PM
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9. Still working on "The Company"
And still liking it.
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InternalDialogue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 10:28 AM
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18. That's on my soon-to-be-read list.
My brother read it first, borrowing from me.

What do you like about it?
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 06:08 AM
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32. I listened to it on audiobook
It was read by one of my favorite narrators. That helped.

But the story was good, I thought. Very entertaining in a historical novel setting. It's a long book but it never seemed to drag.
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 07:36 PM
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10. The Third Option by Vince Flynn
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mvccd1000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 03:58 AM
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11. I enjoyed the first several Flynn books.
He took kind of a hard-right turn in the last 2-3 I read, though, and I had a hard time enjoying the stories as much.

Have you read Marcus Wynne? Similar type of action, but he writes like someone who's "been there, done that," and it shows through in the stories. He does a better job of keeping his politics out of his books, too.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 06:22 AM
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12. I feel that way about Flynn too
But I still read them.

I can't find Marcus Wynne on Audible. Maybe the books aren't available in audio.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 11:13 AM
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14. I got tired of Flynn after 2 of his books
Hey m, I looked up Fowler at Amazon, and they have all of him on Kindle, trouble is is that his stuff is expensive ($11.95).

He's a mile away from the kind of stuff you read, but the mysteries are very complex and the main character, Bryant, is outrageous. Keep an eye on him and if the price comes down, give him a shot.

I don't have kindle, but look it up on the books I do read, thinking of you..don't see much freebies though...
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mvccd1000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 02:04 AM
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17. Thanks! I'll look into that one.
I read that libraries are starting to loan kindle ebooks now. (And the program "kindle for pc" is a free download from Amazon.) Might get you converted yet. :) haha.
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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 08:31 AM
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13. Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
For a book club - excellent so far. The extravagance is stunning, as well as routine family killings for political power and material gain.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 09:11 PM
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15. Joy in the Morning
by Betty Smith. She wrote A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

This one is about a young couple in 1927 and the challenges they face while he is a law student. Hope and idealism face the realities of being poor.
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Onceuponalife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 11:31 PM
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16. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Edited on Mon Oct-10-11 11:32 PM by Onceuponalife
Pulitzer Prize winner.

I'm really digging it so far. I'm a sci-fi/fantasy geek, too. :popcorn: I'm actually getting a lot of the pop-culture references; I grew up in roughly this same time period (70s-90s).
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InternalDialogue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 10:30 AM
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19. I'm reading a filler book but anticipating opening Neal Stephenson's latest.
I've got Donald Preston and Lincoln Child's "Brimstone" nearly done, which I started when a friend told me he was mailing a signed copy of "REAMDE" from a signing in Denver. I'm much more excited about the one I'll be starting tomorrow than the one I'm going to be finishing today.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 12:23 PM
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20. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Really enjoying it so far
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WCIL Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 10:17 AM
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26. I loved this!
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 11:02 AM
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27. Finished it last night, very highly recommended
Just a really fun read
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DisgustipatedinCA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 03:45 PM
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21. Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell
I just started it last night, and the first 50 pages has been enjoyable.
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Frank Coffin Donating Member (55 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 07:35 PM
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22. Just finished reading Mating Season
and loved it!!!

smoogatz, if you're out there, you deserve tons of kudos and hope you write many many more Frank Coffin mysteries.

Cant wait for Fire Season!!

I hope it will be a bestseller

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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 08:28 PM
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23. Welcome...
I loved both of Smoogatz' books and have waited a long time for the next one. The first was called High Season.

The author, Jon Loomis, used to come in but he hasn't been around for a long time. He said he was working on a third - and that was ages ago. Where did you find out about Fire Season?
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Frank Coffin Donating Member (55 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 10:41 PM
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25. on Jon Loomis' blog
Yes, I got a recommendation to read Loomis' book several years ago, and then forgot about the book (I had bought it at Strand's in NYC) up until two weeks ago, when I read High Season.

Loved that book, so I decided to Kindle Mating Season.

I checked smoogatz' activity, he posted on October 2nd in the Activist forum.

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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 05:07 PM
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29. Ooh - thanks for an intro to another mystery author
Downloaded kindle samples of both High and Mating Season today and will check to see if the books are at my local Half Price for less, in order to distribute to other mystery addicts.
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Frank Coffin Donating Member (55 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 09:53 PM
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31. and the author is smoogatz here in DU
Even made a mention of a "marmar" in the Acknowledgements section.

I am looking for something similar, cheap for the Kindle - (and both books were) so any suggestions would be wonderful.

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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 09:40 PM
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24. Just finished The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
This is a comic, but darkly comic, view of "the rapture," or whatever it is that caused millions to disappear - regardless of religiosity, purity, age, gender, etc. Whole families, individual family members, etc. And this is the story of "the leftovers." Captures middle age angst, young love, community, loss, grief - you name it. For some reason, the last line in the book is a riot, and one you don't really see coming if you're listening to the book, especially if you're not paying attention to how much time is left in the book. It just knocks you, especially when you consider the range of coincidences that causes it to happen, and the person who has the last line. Some might see this as a "chick" book, others as a middle aged guy book, and still others as something akin to teen fiction (though a little bleak teen fiction, like "I Don't Want to Kill You). Something for everyone, I suppose.
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 02:32 PM
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28. Splitting my time between two this week
"A Clash of Kings," book two in the Song of Ice and Fire series ("A Game of Thrones") by George R.R. Martin, and "The Fatal Gift of Beauty" by Nina Burleigh, an account of the Amanda Knox trial.
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skippercollector Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 06:50 PM
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30. adam bede
I picked up a nice hardback copy of George Eliot's "Adam Bede" at a garage sale! I'm enjoying. I've never read any of her novels before.
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