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DUgosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 09:51 PM
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What are you reading the week of October 16, 2011?
For The Sake of Elena by Elizabeth George - Lynley and Havers book #5

I only discovered this week that book four A Suitable Vengence is actually a prequel to the entire Lynley/Havers series. If you are thinking about reading this series it will make much more sense if you read book four before book number #1 A Great Deliverance
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 10:00 PM
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1. Breakfast of Champions, Vonnegut
My fourth one to finish in the last month or so. I had never read Vonnegut until I heard of the ban of Slaughterhouse 5 at that Missouri school district. And, here I am - Hooked!
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 10:07 PM
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2. That was my first book of his I read.... That was years ago though..
Right now I'm reading another one of his books-Welcome To The Monkey House...
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 11:18 PM
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7. I read that two weeks ago. A series of short stories
I found myself wanting several of those to go longer...
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 03:15 PM
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13. I am so glad that you found him!
Vonnegut was instrumental in making me a commie athiest socialist.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 09:19 PM
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16. Me, too! I feel like he's a kindred spirit
Gotta admit, I love his wicked humor, too.
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Uber DUer Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 10:10 PM
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3. I'm reading "The Promised War" by Thomas Greanias.
It's a pretty good read, if you're into a little modern counterintelligence and historical emphasis. That part was a surprise, and I'm really digging this book.

I'm going to buy the other book probably later this week via Kindle.

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Zoigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 10:46 PM
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4. Just finished Henning Mankell's "The Fifth Woman"....love that guys
dark, Swedish take on life.....z
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 11:07 PM
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5. I am reading one of her books, too!
It is an older one: Missing Joseph.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 10:04 AM
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11. I listed this one in DUgosh list of 9/4/11
Not a flattering review, either.

But everybody's taste is different - maybe you'll love the book...
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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 11:15 PM
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6. This Side of the Grave...
Jeaniene Frost. 5th book in the Cat & Bones series. Light fun reading.
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Sisaruus Donating Member (703 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 09:35 AM
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8. About to start Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes by William Kennedy
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InternalDialogue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 09:50 AM
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9. I'm cracking open Neal Stephenson's latest tonight.
It's going to be a great Sunday for me anyway, but I'm already looking forward to settling down this evening with REAMDE.
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 09:59 AM
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10. BRYANT & MAY ON THE LOOSE by Christopher Fowler
Seventh book of the Peculiar Crimes Unit in London...


Book 77


R'd enthusiastically...
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 12:26 PM
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12. "The Race" by Clive Cussler
About the early days of aviation.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 03:26 PM
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14. Other Worlds--SF and the human imagination
by Margaret Atwood

She does a wonderful analysis of 1984 and The Island of Dr Moreau (so far) There is a really good piece on Oryx and Crake--The Year of The Flood, and The Handmaids Tale . I am about half way through .

If you have never read Atwoods books I could not recommend them more highly. Most of her work is not Sci-Fi.
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 07:28 PM
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15. The Atlantis Code by Charles Brokaw.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 10:34 AM
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17. The Last Ritual by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Yet another fine Icelandic mystery writer. (The other is Arnaldur Indridason.)

This one is about an eccentric and secretive German exchange student with an interest in the medieval witch hunts whose mutilated body is found on the university campus.

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DearHeart Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 03:55 PM
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18. Just finished "The Probable Future" by Alice Hoffman
First time I've read any of her books. I've seen them when working in the bookstore years ago, but first time I picked one up and I loved it.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 09:46 PM
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19. "Antony and Cleopatra" by Colleen McCullough.
The last book of her "Masters of Rome" series.

As for nonfiction I am reading When Things Fall Apart by the American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 12:47 AM
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20. "The Walking Dead Compendium"
Edited on Tue Oct-18-11 12:48 AM by Lucian
And, as part of my October/Halloween tradition, I'm re-reading Interview With the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, and Queen of the Damned, all by Anne Rice.
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AmandaMae Donating Member (330 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 07:20 AM
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21. Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 01:52 PM
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22. Open Doors by Ian Rankin
It's about an art heist.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 01:55 PM
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23. I've read all of her books
but I've kind of reached the point where I think it will be a good idea to keep a list of all the characters. I've had a hard time keeping her many characters straight.
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DisgustipatedinCA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 12:22 PM
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24. The Dead Women of Juarez, by Sam Hawken
I believe this is Hawken's first novel. I'm about halfway through, and it's a really enjoyable book so far.
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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 06:01 PM
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25. Just finished Redbreast by Nesbo
I am crazy about this author. The mystery plus history plus wondrous writing have me hooked.

Now on to another nonfiction for a natural history book club, "The Tiger - a Story of Vengeance and Survival" by John Vaillant. We picked it out months ago and now it is sadly apropos, given the Ohio horror.
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 07:18 PM
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26. A Feast ffor Crows
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 10:01 PM
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27. BRYANT & MAY OFF THE RAILS by Christopher Fowler

8th Book in the Peculiar Crimes Unit of the London Police....






Book 78
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 08:24 AM
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28. George R.R. Martin's "A Clash of Kings"
Edited on Fri Oct-21-11 08:25 AM by AngryOldDem
Which I had to interrupt when two quick-read books I had on hold at the library came in almost at once.

Now I'm finding it difficult, at almost 300 pages in, to pick up the storyline again.
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