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Sun Feb 5, 2012, 03:59 PM

What are you reading the week of February 5, 2012?

Careless in Red by Elizabeth George - Lynley and Havers book # 14

2012 book # 23

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Reply What are you reading the week of February 5, 2012? (Original post)
DUgosh Feb 2012 OP
Ptah Feb 2012 #1
jannyk Feb 2012 #2
matt819 Feb 2012 #25
jannyk Feb 2012 #30
japple Feb 2012 #3
MaineDem Feb 2012 #4
pscot Feb 2012 #5
fadedrose Feb 2012 #6
JitterbugPerfume Feb 2012 #7
mvccd1000 Feb 2012 #8
Onceuponalife Feb 2012 #9
hamerfan Feb 2012 #10
SheilaT Feb 2012 #18
Zoigal Feb 2012 #11
Lydia Leftcoast Feb 2012 #12
Zoigal Feb 2012 #14
MaineDem Feb 2012 #16
Lydia Leftcoast Feb 2012 #13
Lydia Leftcoast Feb 2012 #20
fadedrose Feb 2012 #15
mvccd1000 Feb 2012 #17
fadedrose Feb 2012 #21
mvccd1000 Feb 2012 #22
SheilaT Feb 2012 #19
fadedrose Feb 2012 #23
fadedrose Feb 2012 #26
fadedrose Feb 2012 #27
mvccd1000 Feb 2012 #28
fadedrose Feb 2012 #29
matt819 Feb 2012 #24
TBF Feb 2012 #31

Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 04:11 PM

1. Fatal Error, by J.A.Jance

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 04:48 PM

2. Under the Dome by Stephen King

jeebus it weighs a ton. Nightly bed reading is limited to how long I can hold it.

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Response to jannyk (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 11:34 PM

25. Funny story about Under the Dome

I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed it. My wife listened to it and found it somehow lacking. She's not a big Stephen King fan, and we chalked her attitude up to that. After she was done with it, she began asking questions about the book. After a while, it became clear that she skipped the first (of six) parts of the audio book. Funny, with a 1200 page book, you can miss a few hundred pages and just not be sure whether or not you actually missed it.

When you're done with this one, read 11-22-63. I really liked that one. I can't say I've really enjoyed any of the movies made from Stephen King's novels, but I would like to see someone give this one a try.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:42 AM

30. I did read 11-22-63 and it was good

It was that that got me interested in Stephen King again. I'd stopped reading him after 'Christine'.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 08:08 PM

3. The Englishman's Boy - Guy Vanderhaeghe. I just "discovered" this writer and the

book is the first in a series of 3. Great for early film history buffs, westerns fans. The writer is from Canada and I think I read about him and the series in Book Page, a monthly freebie from the library.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 11:25 PM

4. "Dreaming of the Bones" by Deborah Crombie

The next in order in the Kincaid series.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 11:41 PM

5. colleen McCullough's enormous series of hisorical novels

on the end of the Roman Republic. I've been at it since New Years and still have a ways to go.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Feb 6, 2012, 05:39 PM

6. Still on THE TORSE IN THE TOWN by Simon Brett

Been through 100 pages or so of boring conversation. I hope they stop talking and being repetitive soon. I'll finish the book, but it's not up to the others in adventuresome detective work...







my book 10

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Feb 6, 2012, 06:11 PM

7. Three Californias, The Wild Shore

by Kim Stanley Robinson. I just finished it , and I am re-reading Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut while I await the arrival of the other California books .

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 12:32 AM

8. Jake Lassiter series by Paul Levine

I've read and enjoyed all of his Solomon vs. Lord books, as well as several stand alone novels he's written. I decided to start the Jake Lassiter series from the beginning: "To Speak for the Dead." I finished that last night and really enjoyed it, so I'll move on to "Night Vision" next.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 01:58 AM

9. Finished Anathem and still Kindling w/Infinite Jest

After those two behemoths I figured I needed some lighter reading. So.....about halfway into The Appeal by (do I really have to mention WHO?). Fun, swift reading. And corporate polluters and the Christian Right are the bad guys. What more could ya ask?

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:05 PM

10. Through The Looking Glass

I finished up Alice In Wonderland last week (for the first time) and am now on TTLG.
I never knew these were two separate books, I just thought TTLG was a subtitle for AIW.

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Response to hamerfan (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 04:36 PM

18. I used to recite

 

"Speak harshly to your little boy,
and beat him when he sneezes. . . ."
to my sons when they were young. Imagine his surprise when my oldest recently read those books and discovered I hadn't simply made up the rhyme!

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 11:45 PM

11. Am finishing Helene Tursten's first Inspector Huss..looking forward to number two....z

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Response to Zoigal (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 11:56 PM

12. If you get MHz Worldview on your cable or satellite system (it's on public access

in Minneapolis), they're running European mystery programs every night except Thursday, and they're going to rerun Irene Huss some time in March, I think.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 12:49 AM

14. Thank you, Lydia. will check it out...didn't know

there was a TV series on Inspector Huss....z

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Response to Zoigal (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 09:17 AM

16. Is NIGHT ROUNDS the first book? n/t

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 11:56 PM

13. The Office of the Dead--the third in Andrew Taylor's Roth Trilogy,

which is the story of a sociopath told in reverse chronological order, starting with the crime that leads to the perpetrator's capture and working back to the person's adolescence and childhood. (Book 1 is The Four Last Things and Book 2 is The Judgement of Strangers.)

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 01:52 AM

20. Oops, forgot my "purse book," which is John Le Carré's The Honorable Schoolboy,

the sequel to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which I read a couple of months ago.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 03:17 AM

15. BOOM TOWN (2006) by Trevor Scott

First in a series of two, so far.

Tony Caruso, a private investigator working out of his home-office in an old Ford pickup, with his German-trained bomb-sniffing dog Panzer, a Giant Schnauzer, in Bend, Oregon

It's in paperback, but a larger size. Also at Amazon Kindle for .99



Book 11 of 2012

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 10:13 AM

17. Let us know how it ends up

I read "Drifting Back" by Trevor Scott and thought it got off to a great start, but I was much less impressed by the end.

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Response to mvccd1000 (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 10:45 AM

21. Go for this one, m

Tony sure isn't celibate, jes' let'n you know.....

Not the best book I ever read by any means (nor the worst), but I liked it...

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 11:38 AM

22. I'll look it up - thanks.

I just downloaded 3 today; a free one, a $0.99 one, and the 3rd Jake Lassiter book by Paul Levine for $2.99. I'll add Boom Town to my list.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 04:38 PM

19. City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris.

 

It takes place in Saudi Arabia, as does her previous book, Finding Nouf.

The author is an American who lived there for several years when she was married to a Saudi. I like both books immensely.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 12:20 PM

23. MOTOR CITY BLUE (1980)

This is the very first book of the Detroit series featuring Amos Walker, PI. Amos' speech and thoughts are entrenched in a mobster-based language that takes some getting used to...almost like reading a book by a foreign author
Lots of goofy characters and action after bit of a slow start, and it's moving along at a fast pace.

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 02:23 AM

26. Finished and I liked it...

Reminds me of an old 40's movie with Bogart, etc.

I'll get the next one soon...

Oh, the picture of the author on the back cover - if they ever make a movie about Estleman, I think Johnny Depp would be perfect for the part.

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #26)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 02:25 AM

27. This was book 12 for 2012 - for my info only . . . . nt

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #26)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 02:45 AM

28. I hardly remember that one...

I read the series in the '80s when I worked in a library, so the early ones are buried deep in the memory banks somewhere. I love the little Detroit tidbits he throws in throughout the books, though; stuff like the Purple Gang running booze across the river (in cars!) during Prohibition, or the goings-on in the old Detroit PD HQ at 1300.

He also has a great trilogy of Detroit through the years, including the glory days of the automotive industry and the time of the riots in the 60s. I think some of the names are Edsel and Stress.

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Response to mvccd1000 (Reply #28)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 03:03 AM

29. Detroit was the only city occupied and surrendered...

When the British led by I forget-who, with Indians, attacked it and marched down the street - Detroit surrendered...the only city to ever have done that....

I was thinking of putting in the "post something memorable" thread but was too lazy....

Maybe before I take the book back, I'll do it....

This book was about the gangster with the voice box who had Amos look for his charge (after her parents died) and Amos found her...doing all the things you'd expect and more...(she was a bad guy)...

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 11:30 PM

24. Flashback by Dan Simmons

He's a prolific author, but this is the first of his that I've picked up. A dystopian America ca 2038, 23 years into the jobless recovery, as one character observes. All hell has broken loose, and the country is governed, if that's the word, by Japanese federal advisors. Weird, so far. Not sure if I'll continue.

Also, Mission Canyon, by Meg Gardiner. Far fetched mystery/crime/whatever. Her first book in this series was also far-fetched and more than a little annoying, and, yet, I'm back. I prefer her Jo Becket series.

Also, just finished Preston & Childs' latest, Gideon's Corpse. You want far-fetched, you got it in spades here - 5 miles down grade V rapids with no raft, no problem; commandeering an Army Viper (?) vehicle and outrunning the bad guys; breaking into, and out of, top secret installations; you get the idea. But I like Gideon, so I forgive P&C their transgressions.

Also just finished The Fear Index by Robert Harris. Also falls into the far-fetched category, or not, depending on your affinity for tin-foil hat perspectives. Basically, algorithm stock trading gone wild. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Also listening to The Corpse in the Koryo, the first in a series by James Church. It's a little too much of an Americanized version, if that makes any sense, of North Korea. The story's okay, but the characters aren't behaving as I think North Koreans would behave. Of course, who does? In this category, I also finished, a couple of weeks ago, The Orphan Master's Son, which I found a little more true to how I think North Korean's would behave. But even then, I'm just not sure. I'm also reading a couple of non-fictions books about North Korea, and I just don't see North Koreans behaving as the characters in these two books are behaving.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 10:04 AM

31. "V is for Vengeance" by Grafton, latest in her series.

It was a fun book, typically of hers.

Next on my Kindle is the new Deborah Crombie book "No Mark Upon Her".

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