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Old 04-28-2015, 08:52 AM
 
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The Stranger by Harlan Coban. Wow, just wow! I'm halfway into it and cannot wait to find out what the heck is going on.

This is really a good book. It's one of those I can't put down. It's exciting and mysterious. Good stuff.

Thanks so much to the two of you who recommended it in this thread.
This makes me both happy and sad. I am on the hold list at the library for this, so I'm even more anxious to get it now. The sad part...I am #4! That is way too far down the list after reading your comment.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:59 AM
 
Location: prescott az
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Just so you know, #4 isn't that bad. At my library, I am #30. So I picked up his "Missing You" which is keeping me very interested so far.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:07 AM
 
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This makes me both happy and sad. I am on the hold list at the library for this, so I'm even more anxious to get it now. The sad part...I am #4! That is way too far down the list after reading your comment.
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Just so you know, #4 isn't that bad. At my library, I am #30. So I picked up his "Missing You" which is keeping me very interested so far.


I am 328 of 130 circulating copies. Who knows how long that will be, lol.



Girl on the train is really bad…I am 788 of 135 copies.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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Just so you know, #4 isn't that bad. At my library, I am #30. So I picked up his "Missing You" which is keeping me very interested so far.
Yeah, 4 isn't bad at all, I know. I am just so anxious to read it that it seems to be a huge number.

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I am 328 of 130 circulating copies. Who knows how long that will be, lol.



Girl on the train is really bad…I am 788 of 135 copies.
That is crazy! My city isn't large so it makes sense that there wouldn't be that many copies at the library, but there is only 1 ebook so far of The Stranger and 8 hard copies. There are 23 hard copies of The Girl on the Train and only 4 ebooks. So nice to be on the short end of the one list and have already read the other book. I can totally appreciate my short waits even more.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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I am reading "Barbarians at the Gate" about the LBO of RJR Nabisco in the 80s. Fascinating stuff!
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I can draw ebooks from two libraries. One library has 345 readers on hold with 85 copies. The other 756 readers on hold with 50 copies. I did not like GOTT as well as Gone Girl.
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:18 PM
 
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I'm reading The Ghost Map, by Steven Johnson. Someone here had recommend it a while back and it's been in my non-fiction to-be-read pile.

VERY interesting account of a 19th century cholera outbreak in London, and the man who worked on solving the mystery. This man, Dr. John Snow, was like a scientific/medical superhero. After transforming the brand new field of anesthesiology, by figuring out how to do the dosage of chloroform and ether so as not to kill people and so they won't wake up during surgery, he then became the founding father of epidemiology, and ultimately figured out how cholera is spread via contaminated drinking water. It's a non-fiction history book, but it reads like a mystery.
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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I can draw ebooks from two libraries. One library has 345 readers on hold with 85 copies. The other 756 readers on hold with 50 copies. I did not like GOTT as well as Gone Girl.
We do have interlibrary loans available, but I've never had to go that route for a book I really wanted. I think I'd end up buying a lot more books if my library had hold lists as long as so many of you have.
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I'm reading The Ghost Map, by Steven Johnson. Someone here had recommend it a while back and it's been in my non-fiction to-be-read pile.

VERY interesting account of a 19th century cholera outbreak in London, and the man who worked on solving the mystery. This man, Dr. John Snow, was like a scientific/medical superhero. After transforming the brand new field of anesthesiology, by figuring out how to do the dosage of chloroform and ether so as not to kill people and so they won't wake up during surgery, he then became the founding father of epidemiology, and ultimately figured out how cholera is spread via contaminated drinking water. It's a non-fiction history book, but it reads like a mystery.
Nothing like relaxing, after a long day, with a glass a wine and a book about CHOLERA!
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:12 PM
 
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Nothing like relaxing, after a long day, with a glass a wine and a book about CHOLERA!
Haha! Well, I sure couldn't drink WATER while reading it!
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