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Sun Sep 25, 2016, 01:28 PM

What are you reading this week of September 25, 2016?

So much literary enjoyment this week.

Disco for the Departed, the wonderful title that grabbed my attention and got me curious about the Dr. Siri mysteries by Colin Cotterill. I am thoroughly enjoying them and becoming so enamored of the three main characters. The intimate look at Laos as the communists take it over is quite informative, and chilling.

My library found The Water Knife CD! Wow, intense. Brutal. Graphic. Only about 3/4's way through right now.

Just learned Ian McEwan has a new novel out. Nutshell. Can't wait to get my hands on that.

What have you found to enjoy this week?

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Reply What are you reading this week of September 25, 2016? (Original post)
hermetic Sep 2016 OP
shenmue Sep 2016 #1
murielm99 Sep 2016 #2
Paper Roses Sep 2016 #3
TexasProgresive Sep 2016 #4
hermetic Sep 2016 #9
TexasProgresive Sep 2016 #10
hermetic Sep 2016 #15
TexasProgresive Sep 2016 #16
Number9Dream Sep 2016 #5
hermetic Sep 2016 #11
pscot Sep 2016 #6
hermetic Sep 2016 #12
getting old in mke Sep 2016 #7
hermetic Sep 2016 #13
japple Sep 2016 #8
hermetic Sep 2016 #14

Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Sep 25, 2016, 03:15 PM

1. The Shut Eye, Belinda Bauer

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Sep 25, 2016, 04:17 PM

2. I have been reading

books in the Jane Whitfield series, by Thomas Perry. The character is a Native American woman who helps people disappear.

I read "Fates and Furies" recently. I am still thinking about it.

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Sep 25, 2016, 05:56 PM

3. Memorial Day by Vince Flynn.

A good read so far. I was given 6 Flynn books by a friend, All have been good. Got to love Mitch Rapp. Not quite
"Reacher" but close. I need easy entertainment now, not heavy stuff. The Flynn books fit the bill. A have been very well written.

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sun Sep 25, 2016, 07:55 PM

4. Thanks for the thread, hermetic. Starting "Gone" by Jonathan Kellerman.

I just finished Faye Kellerman's second Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novel, Sacred and Profane. This is about 6 months after Ritual Bath and is quite good. Ms. Kellerman weaves a great story.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 02:02 PM

9. Super!

I'll read that one. The Ritual Bath has sure stayed with me.

I'm just now listening to J Kellerman's Rage. Good stuff. Can you imagine dinner time at the Kellerman's? What fun!

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Response to hermetic (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 02:05 PM

10. A lady I bike ride with is a psychologist

I'm going to ask here if she read any on Jonathon Kellerman's Alex Delaware mysteries since he's a psychologist.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 02:30 PM

15. Oh, do tell

I am curious to know if a psychologist enjoys reading psychological thrillers. Or if it would be too annoying.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 03:36 PM

16. You'll be the second to know after me.

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10:42 AM

5. Finished "The Fifth Gospel" by Ian Caldwell

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. As a historical Catholic, now atheist, I wasn't sure if a lot of info about the gospels would be boring. It turned out to be a good murder mystery, regardless of the scholastic details. The info about the shroud of Turin and the 5th gospel was interesting. The interaction between the narrator and his five year old son felt real. The ending was moving and outstanding.

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Response to Number9Dream (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 02:09 PM

11. Here, this is for you

I'm so sorry, but you know he had a good, long life thanks to you.

Looking forward to reading The Fifth Gospel someday myself. Not a Catholic but I am always intrigued by stories about missing books of the Bible, and such.

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 11:49 AM

6. I have several novels on hand

but I started reading Shakespeare's history plays and that has sort of blocked everything else for right now. I also just bought the Folger Library editions of the Comedies and the Tragedies, so what with critical essays and annotations this could keep me occupied for a while. It's amazing what $10 will buy from Amazon's used booksellers.

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Response to pscot (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 02:11 PM

12. Well,

you've certainly set yourself a rather daunting task. But I'm sure it will prove to be most enjoyable.

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 07:55 PM

7. I was going to say

that I was reading Savages by Don Winslow. But then it all went away.

A very interesting read--trio of SoCal kids trying to outsmart a cartel. Brutal and funny.

So I guess I'll say that now I'm reading Gideon's Corpse by Douglas Prescott and Lincoln Child, a thriller.

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Response to getting old in mke (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 02:13 PM

13. Yeah,

Gideon's Corpse is quite gripping.

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Response to hermetic (Original post)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 07:51 AM

8. Hi all, and thank you for the thread, hermetic. I'm still in the deep

South with Carson McCullers and The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter. So hard to believe that this was her first book and that it was published when she was only 23 years old.

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Response to japple (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 02:17 PM

14. She was really amazing

Quite a fascinating life even though she endured so much illness and then it all ended too soon.

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