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Sun Dec 25, 2011, 01:01 AM

What are you reading the week of December 25, 2011?

A Cat of A Different Color by Lydia Adamson - Alice Nestleton Mystery

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Reply What are you reading the week of December 25, 2011? (Original post)
DUgosh Dec 2011 OP
mvccd1000 Dec 2011 #1
getting old in mke Dec 2011 #10
pscot Dec 2011 #2
Curmudgeoness Dec 2011 #3
JitterbugPerfume Dec 2011 #7
MaineDem Dec 2011 #4
Moe Shinola Dec 2011 #5
Moe Shinola Jan 2012 #16
MaineDem Jan 2012 #17
jannyk Dec 2011 #6
JitterbugPerfume Dec 2011 #8
getting old in mke Dec 2011 #9
beyurslf Dec 2011 #11
elfin Dec 2011 #12
DisgustipatedinCA Dec 2011 #13
Z_I_Peevey Dec 2011 #14
TBF Dec 2011 #15
fadedrose Jan 2012 #18
fadedrose Jan 2012 #19

Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2011, 09:52 AM

1. "The Breach" by Patrick Lee

Actually I finished that yesterday and enjoyed it so much that I picked up the sequel this morning, but I didn't want anyone to start out with book two, "Ghost Country"; it's almost totally dependent on reading book one.

Slightly sci-fi in that it has one sci-fi element that sets the plot in motion, but the rest of the book is totally a high-speed tech thriller.

Highly recommend if you like either fast-paced thrillers or sci-fi (which I normally do not get into).

Merry Christmas!

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Response to mvccd1000 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 07:28 PM

10. Thank you

for mentioning _Ghost Country_ is book 2. I got that earlier this year and haven't read it yet. Now I know to look for the first book.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2011, 02:12 PM

2. The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough

First rate historical fiction. I'm looking forward to reading the whole series.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2011, 10:24 PM

3. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver

I am reading this due to many rave reviews that I got here. I just started it, so we will see.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 05:24 PM

7. I really loved The Lucana

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 02:17 PM

4. "Hard Rain" by Barry Eisler

I just finished "A Morning for Flamingos" by James Lee Burke.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 02:18 PM

5. SS-GB by Len Deighton

It's an alternate history, with Germany defeating and occupying Britain in the early forties. Murder mystery involving atomic secrets.

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Response to Moe Shinola (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:17 PM

16. Finished it finally - highly recommended

I just bought Deighton's Berlin Game and will be reporting on it soon.

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Response to Moe Shinola (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:19 PM

17. I read those many years ago.

I enjoyed the Game, Set, Match series a lot.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 05:20 PM

6. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Saw the tv series a couple of years ago - now the book.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 05:33 PM

8. Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

The book deals with the assassination of Lincoln , Garfield and McKinley and it is chock full of quirky little anecdotes, obscure facts and little personal glimpses into Sarah ,who is pretty quirky herself


I love history and Sarah Vowell makes it fun

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 07:26 PM

9. The Drop by Michael Connelly

It's clear from Harry's living situation that I've missed one or two of his lately.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 07:45 PM

11. 11/22/63 by S. King.

Got it for Christmas.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2011, 01:47 PM

12. Just finished Then Again by Diane Keaton

Odd book, poignant in many parts. Don't recommend buying it.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2011, 05:48 PM

13. The Sense of an Ending / State of Wonder

 

I finished Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending last night, and today, I'm starting Ann Patchett's State of Wonder.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2011, 11:23 AM

14. Cool, Calm and Contentious

by Merrill Markoe.

Enjoying it immensely. I asked for this book in my office Secret Santa but didn't get it, so I ordered it for myself. She's such a good, solid, funny writer. Love her novels, too.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2011, 08:30 PM

15. Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

Just started it

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:03 PM

18. AGATHA RAISIN and the MURDEROUS MARRIAGE by M. C. Beaton

5th in the series

Book 96 - Very short book....

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:13 PM

19. DEATH OF A SNOB by M. C. Beaton

Book 98, I think.

These Beaton books are in huge series - very short books, some as little as 150 pp....

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