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Old 07-22-2011, 12:06 AM
 
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just started smokin' seventeen by janet evanovich.
I just found this forum.

Evanovich's Seventeen was one of her better ones lately imo. Lots of giggles all the way thru and just very enjoyable.

I love fiction mostly, and read mystery/suspense along with scifi/fantasy and anything else that catches my eye.
I just finished two books that basically ate my brain for two weeks. If you like fantasy, read Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear. Excellent, and I cannot wait for #3 which is due out next year.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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I just finished Unbroken. It's a book that will stay with me for a long time. Remarkable.
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:16 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I just finished Unbroken. It's a book that will stay with me for a long time. Remarkable.
Is that the one written by Laura or Lauren Hilldebrand ? if so yes I have been wanting to read that and it is on my wish list for my book swap acct . I have heard nothing but good about that book .
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Just started "The Unit", by Ninni Holmqvist, translated from Swedish. It doesn't strike me as very sophisticated literature, rather contrived and struggling transparently to fill the cracks. Written in simplistic language, but maybe the fault of the translator. Like trite English idioms.

The plot seems to be reminiscent of "Never Let Me Go".

Finding it hard to find something new to read---way too many books written by people who write way too many books. Formulaic.

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Old 07-22-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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I finished Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West by Stephen Fried. I really enjoyed it - it told the history of Fred Harvey and his company, from Fred's beginnings in New York in the early 1800s up until the company was sold in the 1960s, and the legacy today of the company. I've always been interested in Fred Harvey history since I visited the Grand Canyon 20 or so years ago and I very much wish I could have experienced a Harvey House restaurant. The author included old Harvey recipes he found in old Harvey cookbooks in one of the Appendices - how neat! I think the verbose subtitle was changed for the paperback book, if you decided to look for this one.

Now I'm on With The Old Breed by Eugene Sledge.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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I just found this forum.

Evanovich's Seventeen was one of her better ones lately imo. Lots of giggles all the way thru and just very enjoyable.

I love fiction mostly, and read mystery/suspense along with scifi/fantasy and anything else that catches my eye.
I just finished two books that basically ate my brain for two weeks. If you like fantasy, read Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear. Excellent, and I cannot wait for #3 which is due out next year.
I haven't read Seventeen yet. Stephanie Plum has hopeless bounty hunter ability but always gets her man. I would like to have Ranger as my best friend!
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Utah
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I just read The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright. I think. I don't care enough to look it up. I had to read it for book club...I think we should revoke the title-choosing privileges of some one!!

I had finishing a book at night, & not having something else on hand to read. So I picked up The Stand again. Like always, so good.

I forgot I planned on reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks before I saw my aunt this summer! We were planning on discussing it at our family reunion. It sounds like a great read.
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Just finished Michael Crichton's "A Case of Need", another good read! Now, I'm reading Thunderheart, Lowell Charters' novelization of the movie of the same name starring Val Kilmer, Sam Shepherd and Graham Greene. Great movie!
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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Yay finished Clear Springs which was quite good. Now I am on a roll. going to start OPEN (Agassi)...... and then hopefully continue reading so I can "conversate" with ya'all about, you know, books I am reading.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Just started "The Unit", by Ninni Holmqvist, translated from Swedish. It doesn't strike me as very sophisticated literature, rather contrived and struggling transparently to fill the cracks. Written in simplistic language, but maybe the fault of the translator. Like trite English idioms.

The plot seems to be reminiscent of "Never Let Me Go".

Finding it hard to find something new to read---way too many books written by people who write way too many books. Formulaic.
The Unit is one of my favorite books. I think it appealed to me because of the ages of the various characters. I also thought it was a novel concept although it did remind me of Logan's Run from time to time. I would not have been one of the "necessary" and can really identify with the folks in the book. The only time I cried in the book was when the dog was mentioned.
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