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Old 09-21-2013, 07:18 AM
 
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"How the Light Gets In" (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #9), by Louise Penny, Narrator: Ralph Cosham

The most recent publication of this series. Louise has not lost her grasp of shaping her characters, refining our view of them, even when we've known them since the beginning. Like Maeve Binchy, she has an astounding grasp of human nature and yet one can tell she likes us. I am looking forward to enjoying this journey.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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I'm currently reading Edgar Sawtelle on the recommendation of a friend who is a big reader.
So far, it's been a pleasant story about a mute boy and his dog, but my friend promised it takes a much heavier turn, and the last chapter may have foretold such a turn.

It has displayed the author knows a lot about training dogs already, and as a long-time dog owner the placid beginnings have been very interesting to me without much drama. The writing is vividly descriptive.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Canada
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^^I have Edgar Sawtelle - I haven't read it yet (it was a gift). I wasn't sure if it was for me. I usually avoid dog books.

Right now I'm reading The Son by Philipp Meyer and although I am not very far in, I am loving it. I've been reading too much junk over the summer because I felt I couldn't give a truly good book the attention it deserved, and now I feel like a starving person faced with a great meal.

The Son: Philipp Meyer: 9780062120397: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:49 PM
 
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Troy by David Gemmell, I read the second book first a long time ago, without knowing that it was a trilogy. I recently picked up the first one and am currently reading while on the bus.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm reading Highway to Nowhere by Richard Shears. It was mentioned in this forum and it sounded good. It's true crime and I like that genre if the writer is not what I refer to as a grunge writer. The author writes well and sure has done his homework. This is the story of a serial killer in Australia's Belanglo State Forest along the Hume Highway. He murdered backpackers both male and female back in the 90s. I had to search around to find the book. It must be out of print. It took me a while to find it (okay, it took me more than 30 minutes-lol). It also cost me a pretty penny for a used paperback.

So far it is good. I like this writer though this is the first book of his that I have read. I plan to read his other books if this one continues to impress me like I think it will.

Ya' know, it's like heaven to find a book that calls to you day and night. This one does just that.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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you all want a good cry ? read Unsaid . That book had me bawling in the first chapter and I think I must have cried through the whole book . I also went through the whole box of kleenex ....Ewww dog or animal books get me to crying .
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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Just finished Louise Penny's "How the Light Gets In." WOW. It was so compelling that I could not knit. The audiobook was supposed to accompany my knitting, but all I could do was listen!
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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so compelling that I could not knit
WOW! As a knitter, I know exactly what that means! Checking it out right now...
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: In the realm of possiblities
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I'm halfway through " The Next 100 Years" by George Friedman. Very interesting book written in 2009. He goes back to the 19th century, then traces the rise, and fall of nations, their economic development, and the cause and effect of the wars the world has been through, and what the possibilities for the world in general are in the next 100 years.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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I started "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," by Ransom Riggs last night, but I'm not completely sold on it. I like the kid's grandpa's idiosyncrasies, but as for a 16 yr old male narrative.... hmmm. Maybe, maybe not.
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