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Old 08-11-2014, 09:05 AM
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Finished "Excavation," by James Rollins -- meh

Back to the next romance of Voltaire...
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:57 AM
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I'm halfway through a Kindle freebie The Ghost Of Blackwood Lane by Greg Enslen, started off slow but now holds my interest.

Hard copy of Dr Sleep by Steven King waiting in the to be read pile.

Just downloaded The Tortilla Curtain by T C Boyle, The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton and Crystal Ships by Richard Sharp.
The Secret Keeper and Tortilla Curtain have been discussed here but don't recall anything on Crystal Ship so here is an Amazon synopsis.

A sweeping saga of American idealism and disillusionment, Richard Sharp’s exquisite Crystal Ships traces the lives of seven friends through two decades of violence, hope, and social revolution.

Sharp spins an epic tale that starts back in the heady days of the Kennedy administration, when Camelot appeared as a shining beacon of hope for all Americans.

But as the years tick on, riots, assassinations, drugs, gender conflicts, and the Vietnam War come crashing into the country’s consciousness.

Through it all, seven very different individuals live out their lives against the backdrop of these monumental events, unwittingly encapsulating the spirit of the time. From a youthful striver from Boston’s Irish working class inspired by JFK, a Harvard-educated, would-be poet of the drug culture, and a dedicated Vietnam War volunteer, to an abused aspiring dancer and her repressed girlfriend, a conflicted housewife-career woman and a South African exchange student following the American dream—each individual carries the burden of the times.

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Old 08-11-2014, 11:24 AM
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The Ten Cent plague: How it changed America.

Its essentially about the great comic book scare in the 1950s and 1940s and how in the 50s comic books were once considered controversial.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:16 PM
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I'm reading In the Company of Cheerful Ladies from the No. 2 Ladies Detective series. Needed something light to read before I start Americanah.
Downloaded Christine Falls by Benjamin Black. California by Edan Lepucki is waiting for me at the library. Usually, don't like apocalyptic novels, but I'll give it a try.
Also picked up Noam Chomsky's Power Systems recommended by forum members.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:22 PM
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im currently reading miss read village diary
Phone Lady said-

YES!~I hope you love this one (and then find the entire series as delightful as I did. I am not sure if I read all of the series, but I read a lot of it several years ago and it is truly one of my favorites.

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Old 08-11-2014, 08:20 PM
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I just finished We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Like I mentioned before, it's a YA book and an easy read. While it's an easy read, it's not an EASY read. You'll understand what I mean if you read it; I don't want to give anything away.

Later or tomorrow, I'll start on Byrd by Kim Church. Short book, debut novel, sounds interesting. We shall see.
ETA: I just started it. So far, so fabulous.

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Old 08-11-2014, 08:49 PM
Location: north central Ohio
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I finished the wonderful book An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo Loved it!


Now I am finally going to read Sand Dance: By Camel Across Arabia's Great Southern Desert by Bruce Kirkby

The expedition had historic roots, since the team sought to retrace for the first time the original 1947 crossing by world-famous explorer and adventurer Sir Wilfred Thesiger. In the years since Sir Wilfred’s journey, Arabia and the Bedu have faced enormous upheaval. The discovery of oil precipitated rapid and irreversible changes to a nomadic society that had existed in relative isolation since the time of Mohammed. Travelling with their three Bedu companions, the team was afforded a rare glimpse of how these changes have affected the last of the Arabian nomads.

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Old 08-12-2014, 03:55 AM
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Wild at Heart by John Eldredge

Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul by John Eldredge | 9781400200399 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:07 AM
Location: Mayberry
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Just finished Fatal Insomnia by CJ Lyons~~good.
In the middle of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn~~I like this one
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:38 AM
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I set aside Call The Midwife temporarily as I got another library book that came up. I am reading and more than halfway through Somebody Up There Hates You. First chapter I didn't think I was going to like it, but it's grown on me. Not loving it but enjoying it.
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