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Old 05-03-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Currently reading J A Jance's The A List, I find her novels entertaining and have read a number of them.

My library only gives us new fiction for 7 days so I set aside Steinbeck's Travels With Charley for a bit, still enjoying rereading this 50+ year old book. I have to admit a predisposition to enjoying travelogues.

Next up will be Our Towns by James and Deborah Fallows, basically a 100,000 road trip through America via light aircraft. I wonder what the proper term for a road trip thru the air is? I've flown myself,from Staten Island to Albany up the Hudson valley and it's a great way to travel. Quite a contrast in a short time between Manhattan and the Catskills.

I've always thought flying the Mississippi from New Orleans to its source would be a neat trip. now if I could only figure a way to finance it.
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:52 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Picked up The Woman in the Window. I've heard a lot of great things about it so I hope it's good.
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Old 05-03-2019, 02:55 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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I started reading Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How it Can Do Better, by Rob Reich (NOT Robert Reich, but a different Rob Reich, who is also a professor, but not the former Secy of Labor). It is interesting but it is very academic and kind of dry.

So I also picked up the next book on my library list, which is Never Caught: The Washington's Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. So far, that one is very good.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:35 PM
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Lacy Eye, by Jessica Treadway.

A bit of a murder mystery, about a family where the boyfriend of a daughter is accused of murdering the dad and attempting to murder the mother.

Extremely well-written, it rings completely true, but it's left me in a bit of a sad funk. I'd give it 4.5 stars for the writing and believability. It's as if you're reading a real life crime story.
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Beartown (Bjornstad #1) by Fredrik Backman (2016).
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I have had that one on my TBR list. Let us know what you think about it!
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Me too.... and have pretty much heard only good about it. One of these days I will read it too.
BEARTOWN.
At the 50 percent point on the kindle and I'm calling it now - this book is great! Will probably turn out to be one of the best of the year so far. Already am in line for some of his other books.



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Old 05-05-2019, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Ordered a number of used books recently...Dec 7, 1941 about Pearl Harbor, one on The Battle of Midway and one on D Day, and The Bataan Death March, as my fascination with WWII continues.

Also

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, The Art Forger, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving,
Pachinko, Making the Mummies Dance/Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art....

...some from suggestions here.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Placer County
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You have some good choices in there. Some I don't know but I do know The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - loved it and all of Oliver Sacks books. I'm in the middle of Pachinko right now and I'm really enjoying it. I love family sagas so it fits me well. I'm going to check out several of your others, too. The Art Forger and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving sound like they're right up my alley. Thanks for giving me some new ideas.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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You have some good choices in there. Some I don't know but I do know The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - loved it and all of Oliver Sacks books. I'm in the middle of Pachinko right now and I'm really enjoying it. I love family sagas so it fits me well. I'm going to check out several of your others, too. The Art Forger and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving sound like they're right up my alley. Thanks for giving me some new ideas.

You are welcome....some have been passed on to me by cd bookworms...

Love this thread!
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Old 05-05-2019, 11:51 AM
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You have some good choices in there. Some I don't know but I do know The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - loved it and all of Oliver Sacks books. I'm in the middle of Pachinko right now and I'm really enjoying it. I love family sagas so it fits me well. I'm going to check out several of your others, too. The Art Forger and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving sound like they're right up my alley. Thanks for giving me some new ideas.
That was a great one. i read it forever ago - was recommended by a friend who is a head injury therapist.

Very interesting cases.
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:10 PM
 
Location: prescott az
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The Glass Forest by someone. I don't recall the name, nor do I care. Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in the first third of the book except tons of description. It has dragged on and on and I just keep waiting for something to happen. I am now to the last 50 pages and I think something is going to happen, now.
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