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Old 07-07-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Bring Down the House by Ben Mezrich

This is the book that the movie 21 is based off of. Pretty good read. Very interesting how they pulled off what they did. The movie was a loose interpretation of it.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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Just finished Blood Memory by Greg ILes A real page-turner--thriller--take it to the beach!
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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"Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling", a non-fiction book in which the authors interviewed convicted drug smugglers and explain the workings of the system. By Scott H. Decker and Margaret Townsend Chapman. Short and quick read, but not always conducive to picturing the process in your mind. If you have a community college nearby, this new book might turn up in the criminology section of their library.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:28 PM
 
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Re-reading: Patricia Cornwell Black Notice - I go through her series again every time a new book comes out in paperback (I can't hold hardbacks anymore - hands hurt).
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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Jack the Ripper at the moment.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Currently rereading Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas books. Odd is one of those characters I just cannot seem to get enough of, despite the fact that I've read these books at least four times already. Looking forward to the next one - anyone heard when it might be out? As I stated in another thread, there seems to be an eighteen month spread between the publishing of the third and fourth books and, if he keeps that spread, the fifth should be published this December. (Still haven't had a chance to get the latest Koontz.)
Next up for me to read is Richard Matheson's What Dreams May Come. I've had the movie with Robin Williams on VHS for about ten years - a friend gave it to me hoping it would help with my grieving after my husband's death in 1998. When I heard that it was from a book, I searched Ebay and bought a copy. Came in the mail yesterday. Looking forward to reading it.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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An old biography. Going My Own Way by Gary Crosby. Son of Bing Crosby.

Mother was an alcoholic. Life of 4 boys living in a "luxury prison" in Beverly Hills.

If any of those boys didn't obey, it was a sure beating. Or if they neglected to pick up a shoe or a sock from the floor, they'd tie it around their necks and had to wear it like that all day long.

Gee! My childhood was blemish-free and happy, in comparison to what those boys went through. Back then, of course, child abuse wasn't much discussed. Similar to having read Mommy Dearest, about the daughter of Joan Crawford.

This book should actually be considered a True Crime book.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I am getting ready to start second glance by jodi picoult and am really excited to start it . then I am going to read one my mom gave me it is called saving fish from drowning by Amy Tan . my mom likes the strange ones so we shall see .
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: NOCO
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Just read short story Who Knows? by Guy de Maupaussant.

Pretty ok maybe 6/10.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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Just read short story Who Knows? by Guy de Maupaussant.

Pretty ok maybe 6/10.
Did you ever read "A Woman's Life" by Maupassant? Excellent book!

I am almost done with an amazing book by Upton Sinclair called
"The Jungle" !!!!!!!!
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