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Old 08-06-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Reading Daemon by Daniel Suearez - a thriller about a cyber murderer, but it's more than that - it's about technology gone awry, and so far very fast paced and totally believable IT wise.

Every computer in existence has Daemons running.............(you've all had emails returned by Daemon Mailer, right?)
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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just started the newest janet evanovich..had to stop reading my brad thor. Our library only lets us have new releases for 2 weeks with no renewal.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: In transit...
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I read a book called The Cheating Curve. It was okay. I just got annoyed by the author's constant reference to designer labels to describe what the characters were wearing. WE GET IT! The people are wealthy and spend a lot of money on their clothes.
This is called product placement, just like in movies .
You see a brand, the author, more likely than not, got paid to mention it.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:26 PM
 
Location: virginia beach, virginia
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Just started J.R. Wards unforgettable lady. Monday I start a new book for my book club. Will The girl with the dragon tattoo..
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Just started "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo". We'll see if it lives up to the hype.
Me too and me too. I had it on the "hold" list at the library but there were about a zillion people in front of me so I just picked up a copy from Barnes and Noble. Started it last night and I'm about 70 pages into it. Not hooked yet...
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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This is called product placement, just like in movies .
You see a brand, the author, more likely than not, got paid to mention it.
I was beginning to suspect she was being paid to mention the brands.
I kept flipping back to the picture of the author and I kept thinking to myself, "I highly doubt SHE buys these items. WHY does she keep mentioning the brands?!"

It wasn't a bad book, the constant mentioning of brands just got on my nerves.

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just started the newest janet evanovich..had to stop reading my brad thor. Our library only lets us have new releases for 2 weeks with no renewal.
I work in a library and tell people, "It's only 10 cents a day if it's late. If you only have a few days worth of reading to go, don't worry yourself sick about getting it back on time."

If a book is on hold, it can't be renewed. Books can only be renewed once.

The other library system lets items be renewed about 5 times which is nice and you can renew it AFTER it's late.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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Our library fines are at least 20 cents a day. Regular book loans were 3 weeks with the opportunity to renew once. However, they just changed the policy back to 2 weeks. Because of budget constraints, they can't buy enough copies of the books, so now we have to read faster!LOL
I do agree that if I am reading a book and not quite done, I don't care about paying the fine, it is worth it!
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Me too and me too. I had it on the "hold" list at the library but there were about a zillion people in front of me so I just picked up a copy from Barnes and Noble. Started it last night and I'm about 70 pages into it. Not hooked yet...
It took me a while to get into Dragon Tattoo but when it grabbed me it really grabbed me. I could not wait to read the next two. Larsson was an exceptional writer. Lisbeth Salander is probably the most interesting fictional character I have ever "met."
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The Swedish adaptation of Dragon Tattoo is on DVD, with the next ones soon to follow. It was really well done.
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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The friend who recommended the "girl with" series is into all things Swedish and speaks/reads the language - at the time he recommended them they weren't available in translation yet. I need to get the Tattoo one so I can start reading the series.
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