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Old 10-17-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles and Rancho Palos Verdes
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I'll hopefully start reading Bernard Cornwell's Agincourt sometime soon.
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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Then I started "The Fate of Mercy Alban" by Wendy Webb and am enjoying it so much that I would have finished it in one sitting but I got too sleepy!
Will definitely finish it today,and I'm so glad that I have her other two books here The Vanishing and The Tale of Halcyon Crane but will probably read The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern (Cat Who... Book 2) by Lilian Jackson Braun first because it's coming due.
I have "The Tale of Halcyon Crane" on my Kindle, but don't know how soon I will get to it. While out with a friend yesterday she gave me three titles to check into, and I'm literally overwhelmed by all the titles to choose from! (Sometimes I think I am going to stop coming out here until I've whittled down the list a bit, but you can see how THAT's worked for me! )

I will wait to see what you say about Halycyon to see if I want to bump it up.

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I have The Good House checked out from the library.
I have this one on audiobook, but it probably will be another month (at least) before I get to it.

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The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell. Looking for the second one.
I put this one on the TRL. After reading about British Monarchs last spring, a bit of Arthurian legend might do me just fine.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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I have The Good House checked out from the library.
I checked this out from the library also. I'm 4/5 done and enjoying it.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:48 PM
 
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I'm on a major Agatha Christie kick. Right now I'm reading "Five Little Pigs". I also loved "Blue Asylum" by Kathy Hepinstall.
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Estonia
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The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton. A disappointment so far. A strong start that is then gradually drowned in long-winded irrelevant detail.
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:09 PM
 
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Just finished listening to "Tyrannosaur Canyon" by Douglas Preston and thoroughly enjoyed its exciting pace, characters, and plot twists. It gave me a bit more to think about than most thrillers, and apparently it's not only the first solo work for this author, but also the first of a series. That's good for me because I would like to get to know these characters better.

Next up: "The House on Tradd Street" by Karen White, recommended to me by a very good friend that has significantly different reading tastes than I do. I hope it IS as good as she thinks it is.

Meanwhile, I am so enjoying reading "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield that I've already downloaded her more recent work "Bellman & Black" on the Kindle, though I don't think it will make this October's reads.
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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I read that several years ago and really enjoyed that one (thirteenth tale)- too.
And yes to The Good House. Very enjoyable and entertaining but with substance.

I recently finished The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern.... it was really beautifully written and I kept thinking that with all the wonderful descriptions that it would be a good movie.
It is fantasy though which I don't usually read. It was very different from what I usually read. I guess I am just too logical or something but I did have a bit of a hard time especially at the end , buying into the fantasy aspect. I think if someone is into this genre though this would be thoroughly enjoyed.

I just started Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children. I am about 30 pages into it and it definitely has me hooked.
I know I had seen it mentioned quite a while ago on here, and somehow it just caught my eye at the library. I continue to not being the most diligent reader lately so everything is taking me a long time which isn't great because I do tend to forget some pieces and definitely hinders enjoyment.
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Old 10-18-2014, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Just started Faye Kellerman's "Murder 101." I have always enjoyed the Decker/Lazarus novels and am glad that she finally wrote a new one.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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Just finished listening to The Invention of Wings which was one of the best audio books I've had in a long while.

Also I was forced to read Still Life with Boredom (Breadcrumbs) which was flat and amateurish.

I'm a 1/4 of the way into Jodi Picoult's new one - Leaving Time and it's fab so far. Hope I didn't just jinx it.
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Old 10-19-2014, 12:56 PM
 
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I'll hopefully start reading Bernard Cornwell's Agincourt sometime soon.

Just finished the Winter King last night very good!

The local Book store doesn't have the second one...
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