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DUgosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 11:33 AM
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What are you reading the week of November 29, 2009?
Hell's Half Acre by Margaret Maron
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 11:37 AM
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1. I'll play. The Green Ripper by John D. MacDonald
After this one I'll only have one more Travis McGee novels to read. Great escapist fiction.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 11:48 AM
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5. I love John D. MacDonald
And I loved the Green Ripper.

I've read all the Travis McGee novels and will read them one more time before I kick
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 02:56 PM
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11. Easy to get hooked on Travis McGee novels...
Besides being a great storyteller it's interesting to me reading about South Florida and life in general back in the '60s. I always smile when Travis has to find a drugstore to use the phone. :)
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 01:42 PM
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9. A blast from the past
I read them all, years ago. I may still have a couple of them hiding on bookshelf somewhere. Highly recommended.
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 11:39 AM
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2. In the Courts of the Sun by Brian D'Amato
Good idea for a thread. I'm always on the lookout for book recs.

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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 11:41 AM
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3. 'Trinity" by Leon Uris
At 800 pages or so, I'll probably be reading it next week too. A great book and I can't believe I had never read it yet.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 07:10 PM
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20. I loved that book
I believe there's a sequel, too.
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bpcmxr Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 11:41 AM
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4. Anathem
by Neal Stephenson
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habitual Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 12:11 PM
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6. Democratic Underground.
sorry, i haven't read a book in years.... many many years. :)
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 12:24 PM
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7. If you hang around this area of DU or Lounge you'll be reading again.
:) People recommend so many good books you'll never keep up with 'em all!

So I'll get ya started. If you're interested in politics (and it's a safe assumption you are because you're at DU) please pick up a copy of 'Nixonland' by Rick Perlstein. You'll see how the '60s gave us the world and politics we deal with today. It's absolutely fascinating!

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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 03:02 PM
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13. That's really kinda sad.
You're missing out on a great and relaxing past time. :hi:
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 12:30 PM
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8. Heat Lightning by John Sanford
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 01:42 PM
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10. No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith
by Fawn M. Brodie.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 02:57 PM
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12. Now that sounds interesting...
I'll have to pick it up.
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SutaUvaca Donating Member (472 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 04:16 PM
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14. Lavinia, by Ursula K. Le Guin
Edited on Sun Nov-29-09 04:17 PM by SutaUvaca
Marvelous historical fiction. Lavinia was given only a few lines in Virgil's Aeneid. LeGuin, along with Virgil himself, (time traveling as a spirit), creates a wonderful picture of Lavinia as a pivotal character (as women behind the scenes often are) in the prehistory of Rome.

Part of my fascination with fiction about the strength of women - The Red Tent, The Birth of Venus, Honk and Holler Cafe, etc.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 07:14 PM
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15. This is a fantastic novel
a wonderfully told story. It prompted me to write the 3rd 'fan letter' I've ever written in my life - and the cool thing is she responded with a hand written note it just said "Thank you" but still very classy and perhaps embarrassingly (for this middle aged man) exciting.

BTW: If you enjoy Lavinia you might also like "Black Ships" by Jo Graham - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Graham
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 03:30 PM
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16. a book about gardening and The Dante Club
We are also reading William Gibson's Neuromancer for read-aloud time, too.
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 06:51 PM
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17. I went to the library Saturday
The Murdered House by Pierre Magnan
Mystery set in 1919 France
I found the title on a mystery list web site and I like stuff set in Europe in the 1900-1940 time period

The Reaper by Peter Lovesey
Mystery in modern day England
I have read a few of his books and liked them very much

Heresy by Sharan Newman
Mystery set in 12th century France
I came across it while browsing the stacks and although the medieval time period is not my first favorite this series looks interesting

The End of the Long Summer by Dianne Dumanoski
Non fiction on climate change
In the new books section

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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 12:56 PM
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18. The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
I've only read three chapters so far but it's really good. Was worth the wait. :hi:
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Araxen Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 04:26 PM
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19. A Feast For Crows
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 07:12 PM
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21. "Nine Dragons" by Michael Connolly
The latest Harry Bosch book.
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DUgosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-02-09 04:55 PM
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23. I love Harry
Michael Connelly made a guest appearence on the ABC show Castle on Monday night.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-02-09 07:31 PM
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24. I saw that
I like how the authors have cameos. I think it's a cute show.
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mrs premise Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 07:43 PM
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22. Several now
Just finished the new Dan Brown and have started the new Stephen King called The Dome. I Am also reading Jefferson's Women by Jon Kukla and The Last Witch of Langenburg by Thomas Robisheaux. I like to read more than one book at a time, I'd go nuts without it.
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 01:09 PM
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25. Midnight Tides, book 5 of The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson.
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