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RE: What are you reading? 2014/07/24 17:56:06 (permalink)
Just starting another of the "Dune" expanded books, "Mentats of Dune", by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. They're doing the originals a great deal of justice and expanding the universe for the fans. 
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/08/31 12:46:36 (permalink)
ECHOS BONES by Samuel Becket. It was written long before "Waiting for Godet", but never published 'til now. I doubt that I'll finish it.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/08/31 14:35:04 (permalink)
Race Across Alaska by Libby Riddles, the first woman to win the Iditarod.  I just finished Iditarod Alaska by Burt Bomhoff.  It's a big deal when you live in Alaska....over 1,050 miles on a sled with dogs......through blizzards, across frozen rivers.  Amazing.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/08/31 15:30:29 (permalink)
I'm about to finish "Uncle Ezekiel's Exploits on Two Continents" published in Beadle's Dime Novels (February 1, 1861).  I'm reading the original publication.  It's a love story about two lovers who become separated--one in America, one in England--and how a meddling uncle brings them together.
 
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/08/31 16:01:30 (permalink)
I went serious and just read, No god but God by Reza Aslan. It is basically an historical review of Islam from Muhammad the Prophet to current events. As much as the author tries to justify Islam as a peaceful religion it struck me that in over 1,400 years ISIS is doing much the same as Muhammad did. Despite the author's efforts I came away more negative and less in giving the benefit of the doubt.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/08/31 20:28:18 (permalink)
I'm reading Iditarod Alaska now that lleechef has finished it. Fascinating.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/09/01 00:28:20 (permalink)
Just finished Salinger, a biography of J.D. Salinger. Fascinating  and inciteful. Learned a lot. This summer I've also started reading James Patersons Girl's Murder Club. Just started book 4!!!
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/09/03 10:21:28 (permalink)
Currently, I'm reading "Bad Monkey" by Carl Hiassen. Typically engrossing and hilarious.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/09/03 10:34:29 (permalink)
Michael Connelly - Concrete blonde.  Somehow this I didn't read this oldie.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/09/04 10:18:19 (permalink)
Face Off. Various thrill writers combing on a short stories. Pretty good.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/09/04 15:40:40 (permalink)
Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman, takes place in rural northeasten Pennsylvania, small township police officer gets wrapped up in a murder case - interesting characters, and an area of the country I don't know anything about. 
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/09/04 15:49:43 (permalink)
"The Brethren" by John Grisham.  In my opinion one of his best.  Three ex judges in a Federal  Pen start a very successful scam that ended up focusing on the presidential candidate.  I cannot put it down.
 
http://www.amazon.com/The-Brethren-Novel-John-Grisham/dp/0345531973/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409860132&sr=8-1&keywords=the+brethren+by+john+grisham
 
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/09/04 16:57:00 (permalink)
Patterson's the 5th Horseman....about my 30+ Patterson book!!
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/09/08 08:58:18 (permalink)
The Target by David Baldacci...The action is so unbelievable that it makes the average James Bond movie look realistic.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/09/08 11:12:03 (permalink)
I am reading Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" for the first time. Loving it.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/09/10 17:29:39 (permalink)
Just finished "Gone Girl". Really enjoyed the book but I can't imagine how they made the movie since so much takes place in a diary or in someone's head. I guess I will just have to go see it.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/09/10 23:26:33 (permalink)
Ken Follet's new book, the last of the trilogy, comes out next week.....since there's so much time in between them being published and my brain must be getting mushier, I tend to go back and re-read the prior book before delving into the new one. Amazing the amount of sometimes trivial but important info I pick up on a re-read, especially about Germany and Russia during WWII.  Since the previous stuff is still on my Nook, it's easy to pull up.
 
Also...I found something called Book Buddy or the like.  They offer you 3-5 books every day you can pick up for anywhere from free to about 2.99. I've found some gems on it, which I think for the most part were first books by sort of B-level authors. Mostly the first in a series, but I've found some new good reads and new names.  You can select categories that interest you, and I think if you are on a Kindle or Nook. They don't sell the books, just direct you to the Nook/Kindle page.
 
I won't be a shill by posting a link....but if enough interest is here, I will
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/09/17 12:16:14 (permalink)
The new Jack Reacher, Personal. Typical Jack, kicking butt and taking names.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/09/21 18:10:43 (permalink)
I just finished Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18775152-mr-mercedes?ac=1). Not even a little a typical King novel, but really, really good! There is absolutely no supernatural anything involved, just a police/crime novel, but with his distinctive style.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/11/05 10:56:19 (permalink)
WARPLANES of the World........1966 edition. It is interesting to look back.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/11/05 11:06:34 (permalink)
One Souffle at a Time by my friend Anne Willan who founded Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne, the cooking school I attended in Paris.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/11/05 14:09:37 (permalink)
Unlucky Thirteen...the last(so far) in James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series,
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/11/05 17:26:18 (permalink)
Love James Patterson!
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/11/05 18:01:11 (permalink)
I read two to three books a week.  I sure do enjoy historical fiction particulary by John Jakes, Wilbur Smith and many others.  Knoxville has a super used book store by the name of McKays.  I go there and usually buy a sackfull of books that I like.
 
http://www.mckaybooks.com/
http://www.wilbursmithbooks.com/
 
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/11/06 09:45:55 (permalink)
Currently, it's the Mark Twain biography by Ron Powers. Fascinating book about one of my favorites writers.
 
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/11/12 18:15:05 (permalink)
Dataclysm, how we behave when we think people are not watching, a new book by a famous guy whose name escapes me. I predict it to talked about a lot.
 
It is WAY beyond me, and I DID pass statistics. The charts and graphs represent hard , pure research, and although the results are far from PC, I guess that they make sense.
 
For a woman, being beautiful and 23 is far more important than IQ or "personality". For men, looks are not as important. I understood about 1% of what I was reading, but I expect that a lot of really smart people will be checking the numbers for years.
 
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/11/12 22:26:58 (permalink)
I'm reading my fourth historical novel based on a direct ancestor. It is Bartholomew Stovall:The English Immigrant by a William Stovall (not a known relative but definitely a distant cousin). It is about an Englishman that came to America in 1684 as an indentured servant. 
 
Past historical novels were Honor O'Flynn by James Bailey about a 13 year old Irish girl kidnapped and sold into slavery in America in the 17th Century.
 
There were also two books written by a Welsh woman, Marion Eames, about my ancestors Robert Owen and Jane Vaughan who were persecuted Quakers in Dolgellau, Wales in the 17th Century. The first novel took place in Wales. The second novel was about William Penn's Quaker settlement in Pennsylvania. Robert Owen and Jane Vaughan were not the central characters in the novels but more supporting characters.
 
Those all were more common people in my genealogy. Through Robert and Jane Owen I eventually trace back through Welsh royalty and English royalty. Back that far half the characters in the many historical novels are ancestors especially the books by Sharon Kay Penman who wrote historical novels centered on Welsh royalty.
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/11/13 08:40:07 (permalink)
Michael Connelly... The Burning Room.  Latest in Harry Bosch series.
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RE: What are you reading? 2015/01/03 16:46:09 (permalink)
OPERATION NAPOLEON by Arnaldur Indridason. This 1999 Icelandic thriller was translated to English in 2010 by Victoria Cribb, and published by St Martin's Press. It is a real page turner up to the last few chapters, when it sort of peters out. The secret that folks are killed to protect was a letdown, at least for me.
 
It is interesting, however, to see the Americans as the bad guys. The jacket compares it to works by Stieg Larsson, but I don't know enough to make the comparison myself. 
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RE: What are you reading? 2015/01/03 19:56:41 (permalink)
Steven King's Revival.
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