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DUgosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 12:06 AM
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What are you reading the week of November 15, 2009?
No Good Deeds by Laura Lippman
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 12:12 AM
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1. Democratic underground.
I AM SUCH A TOOL.....
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pit Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 10:37 AM
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27. Lost Years : The Presidency of Al Gore
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MikeE Donating Member (637 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 12:45 AM
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2. Poe's Children
An anthology of modern horror stories edited by Peter Straub
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 01:23 AM
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3. Nelson DeMille's 'The Gate House' sequel to 'The Gold Coast [
about wealth, high society and the Mafia on Long Island. He writes like a smug-ass Republican but he is so clever that I forgive him for his sins. Talk about an acerbic tongue!!!!
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 09:29 PM
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11. yeah i just read it
Edited on Sun Nov-15-09 09:40 PM by pitohui
personally disappointed not one of his best, but i'll wait and say more until after you've finished

all of his heroes have a similar "voice" but what works in say an angry post-911 book like "wild fire" just seems silly to me in "the gate house" which i guess is supposed to be a novel of manners

jane austen he ain't

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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 05:09 AM
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4. Finally took the plunge and started Neal Stephenson's "Anathem"
It's really, really good -- almost Barth-like in a 21st-Century sort of way -- but it does require a commitment before it gets going.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 10:58 AM
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5. Julie & Julia
It's not heavy or dense; just a pleasant humorous book.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 02:06 PM
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6. Kathy Griffen's memoire.
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Onceuponalife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 06:16 PM
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7. The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar n/t
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 06:56 PM
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8. "Pursuit of Honor" by David Baldacci
It's not about the Camel Club but so far it's very entertaining.
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BallardWA Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 07:00 PM
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9. Inside of a Dog..
..What Dogs See, Smell, and Know. A must read for anyone owned by a dog.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 09:27 PM
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10. "Agent of Byzentinum" by Harry Turtledove
At least in the fiction catagory.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 03:42 PM
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12. Still reading Nixonland.
It's excellent but I don't have a lot of time to read right now so it'll take me awhile to finish it.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 05:06 PM
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13. finally started Run by Anne Patchett - I need to have it read for bookgroup
by Thursday night- pretty good so far, I really like her style.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 07:13 PM
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14. 'Renegade's Magic' by Robin Hobb.
last of the Soldier Son Trilogy
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 02:19 PM
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15. "The Cold Six Thousand" by James Ellroy
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 08:35 PM
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22. You Owe It To Yourself To Read The Last Book In That Series.

Ellroy's "Blood's A Rover." It just came out, I just finished reading it, and my brain is still fried, big-time. Highly recommended, but not for the faint-hearted.......
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-18-09 02:39 PM
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16. Stiegs Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
n/t
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-18-09 04:26 PM
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17. I liked that one.
Luckily, there's one more coming out next year.

Right now, I'm reading The Hadrian Memorandum by Allan Folsom.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-18-09 04:41 PM
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18. Sad, the circumstances around his death.
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 05:17 PM
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24. The Second Book, "The Girl Who Played With Fire," Is Even Better. (n/t)
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 12:26 PM
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19. Non-Fiction at the moment
The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky

It's a compilation of writings from the WPA writers projects in the 30's and 40's when food was both local and seasonal. There are submissions from every region of the country.

This was recommended by grasswire in the Cooking & Baking Group. So far I've just read the Intro and it's even fascinating.

:hi:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 12:47 PM
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20. Just finished Shutter Island
That book is completely messed up. The movie should be awesome.
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 08:24 PM
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21. The Secret Garden by Kate Morton. Very good so far. n/t
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 08:38 AM
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23. Oops. That would be The FORGOTTEN Garden. n/t
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Araxen Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 03:45 PM
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25. A Storm Of Swords
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 08:21 PM
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26. Open House by Elizabeth Berg. n/t
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