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Old 09-24-2015, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Canada
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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri is beautiful. Reminds me of Cutting for Stone. I'll be sad when I finish it.
I have that on to-read list and the other one I've had for a few years and I still haven't read it. Once it's winter, I will hopefully whittle down on my pile. There are advantages to winter, just not many in my neck of the woods.

(I hate auto correct. You wouldn't believe what it almost made me say! )
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:38 PM
 
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A Divine Revelation of Healing
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I finally got X by Sue Grafton. I love her books! I've been reading them since the 1980s. I wish I could remember them all better. I'll be able to read this pretty fast, because those Kinsey Milhone mysteries are always so interesting. I just started it last night.
I have not read Grafton in several years. I wonder if Kinsey still has the cool landlord who creates crossword puzzles.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:28 PM
 
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I started A Ballad For Sallie by Judy Alter this evening. So far I'm really loving it. Loved the last one I read by her too, Maddie.
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I am reading two books right now:
Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica about a woman who takes in a homeless girl and her baby. It is not going to have a happy ending. It is a psychological thriller from the same author as The Good Girl
Pretty Baby: Mary Kubica: 9780778317708: Amazon.com: Books



and The Life Intended by Kristen Harmel.
"After her husband’s sudden death over ten years ago, Kate Waithman never expected to be lucky enough to find another love of her life. But now she’s planning her second walk down the aisle to a perfectly nice man. So why isn’t she more excited?

At first, Kate blames her lack of sleep on stress. But when she starts seeing Patrick, her late husband, in her dreams, she begins to wonder if she’s really ready to move on. Is Patrick trying to tell her something? Attempting to navigate between dreams and reality, Kate must uncover her husband’s hidden message. Her quest leads her to a sign language class and into the New York City foster system, where she finds rewards greater than she could have imagined."
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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Papa John/ An Autobiography by John Phillips
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen. Its a 10 book complete series. Right now I am on book 4 - The House of Chains.

After that I'm probably going to read either The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch or Mistborn: Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson.

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Old 09-27-2015, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm really having a tough time settling into a book these days. Finally, yesterday I started reading Abandon by Blake Crouch and I think I've hit the mother lode in more ways that one. I sure hope so because he has written a lot of books.

Amazon:
On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote gold-mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins—and not a single bone was ever found.
One hundred sixteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them to the abandoned mining town so they can learn what happened. Recently, a similar party had also attempted to explore the town and was never heard from again. Now the area is believed to be haunted. This crew is about to discover, twenty miles from civilization with a blizzard bearing down, that they are not alone, and the past is very much alive.
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Schaumburg
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Just finished "Those Girls" by Chevy Stevens, it was pretty good. She had the best first novel "Still Missing" about a realtor who is abducted for months. I've since read all of her books, they are dark and not for the squeamish, and you have to be in the mood for dark.

I am listening to "After We Fall" Emma Kavanagh about a plane crash, a murder, and some survivors. It took me until the middle of the second disc to get into it, but now it's very good.

My 11 year old daughter read "Yolo Juliet" and "Srsly Hamley", a texting version of the plays written by a SHakespearian Scholar---very funny and she knew the plot and characters of each play when I questioned her!
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:27 AM
 
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I'm really having a tough time settling into a book these days. Finally, yesterday I started reading Abandon by Blake Crouch and I think I've hit the mother lode in more ways that one. I sure hope so because he has written a lot of books.
Geez, that DOES sound like a good read. I'm adding it TRL now.

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Just finished "Those Girls" by Chevy Stevens, it was pretty good. She had the best first novel "Still Missing" about a realtor who is abducted for months. I've since read all of her books, they are dark and not for the squeamish, and you have to be in the mood for dark.

I am listening to "After We Fall" Emma Kavanagh about a plane crash, a murder, and some survivors. It took me until the middle of the second disc to get into it, but now it's very good.

My 11 year old daughter read "Yolo Juliet" and "Srsly Hamley", a texting version of the plays written by a SHakespearian Scholar---very funny and she knew the plot and characters of each play when I questioned her!
I am a bit squeamish, but I will add it to my "Halloween" reads -- when I allow them "to come out a night."

That's cool about the text version of Shakespeare; whatever it takes to get our young minds reading is good to me.

Sarah Water's "The Little Stranger" is a lot slow in getting off the ground here, and if we take one more trip "rolling around the airport" she's going in the hangar for good.
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