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Old 11-04-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Since I mostly read bio's, I'm now reading Christopher Anderson's Sweet Caroline, bio of Caroline Kennedy. Interesting!

Like when Jackie was going to divorce Jack before he became President, Jack's father Joe gave her a million dollars to stay with him through the Presidency. That was new info.

The amphetamine use/abuse was new info, Jackie being a big smoker until 3 months before she died, that was old info. Jackie being intimate with Robert Kennedy was a bit surprising. But I'm only halfway through the book.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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just started the new patricia cornwell "scarpetta" book.
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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actually Im now reading two at one time . I finished the tenth cir cle , really good and now reading change of heart by picoult and time travelers wife , the ttw sorta had me from the first page . it is true that it is one of those books you either love it or hate it .
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Europe
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Pompeii, by Mary Beard...non-fiction, but written in an entertaining style that keeps its material from coming off as very dry and academic.
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Thomas Berger's "Neighbors". Rather Nabokovian or Kafkaesque, but in a more conversational contemporary style. It is quite unsettling, leading me to wonder if I will finish it, but I like the writing style. I have not see the 1981 movie based on the book, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, as someone mentioned many pages back, are very funny.

I've just started reading Black Lamb and Grey Falcon about the history of Yugoslavia. 1200 pages. I'll be back next year to tell you what's next after I've finished this one.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, as someone mentioned many pages back, are very funny.

I've just started reading Black Lamb and Grey Falcon about the history of Yugoslavia. 1200 pages. I'll be back next year to tell you what's next after I've finished this one.
Then again, the book may surprise you into reading it right through. Not that I read many history books, but I have found with many very large books that once I start reading them, I simply do not want to put it down.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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After the last one (the Forest by Edward Rutherfurd) I decided I need a bit lighter fair. So I am rereading The Hobbit.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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In the past few months I have read,
"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett
"Have A Little Faith" by Mitch Albom
"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak
"The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
All really good books...

And this week I purchased "The Pioneer Woman's Cookbook"
which I loved.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:10 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I picked up The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo authored by Stieg Larsson, a book my favorite Powell's book seller recommended. He told me Larsson has written only three books, and he recently passed away. So, there will be no more books. Has anyone read this book?
I just finished it. Couldn't put it down!
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