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Old 06-02-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I am reading Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane and Rescue Ink.
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Im trying the poisonwood bible again I sat it down some time ago and decided to pick it back up and see if it would be more interesting this time around . so far so good . I hope I can get through it this time .
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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Because I liked As Hot As It Was You Ought To Thank Me by Nanci Kincaid so much, just started another book by her called Verbena.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Queensland
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The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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"The Doomsday Book" by Connie Willis. Sci-fi/historical in nature. In the future, the "nets" have the ability to send people back and forth in time. A young woman historian is the first to travel back to what she thinks it 1320 in the Middle Ages. Complications arise when the technician who sent her back in time and she both come down with a mutated flu virus. She is stuck in the Middle Ages as she cannot get back to the drop zone due to her sickness (she is being cared for by a family) and the tech is still in the hospital in the present day.

Better book than the synopsis I have given it. Consistently makes it into the Best Sci Fi books of all time lists.
That book sounds interesting. I looked it up on amazon but they only have volumes as expensive as $40 so I had to check several other platforms before I found a used copy for less then $9. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:22 AM
 
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Wow! Those are some lists.

Re-reading a Louise Penny, Brutal Telling. She's that good.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:02 AM
 
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Some poster here recommended "The Nine Nations of North America" by Joel Garreau. That's what I'm reading right now.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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I'm finally reading "The Aguero Sisters" by Cristina Garcia. I had tried it a couple of times several years ago, when it was newer-- could not get it to it. This puzzled me as the book got great reviews from sources that I respect. This time around, I'm really enjoying it. Not sure what's different, but I'm happy to find a new (for me) novel on my shelf.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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I liked Snowflower a LOT, & Peony in Love was good too...I need to give this a try!

I'm reading These is My Words and enjoying more than I thought I would.
I'm still reading Shanghai Girls and although I really like it, it is NOT a good beach book! I took it with me on Memorial Day and had to wipe my tears with a soggy, sandy towel.

Lolagranola, I also read Snowflower and the Secret Fan and LOVED that book.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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"Cold and pure and very dead" by Joanne Dobson (Murder mystery of course xD). Last night I was going to "give it a quick look" and I went to sleep at 2 a.m.!! I'll probably finish it today.
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