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Old 11-02-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. Love it so far.

Best part.... downloaded for FREE to my Kindle from the library!
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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Streetplayer - My Chicago Story by Danny Seraphine
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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"Sacrament" by Clive Barker.
The beginning of it was a little dull, but I kept going and it became interesting in a disturbing way, and now I am into it, waiting to see what happens next. Almost done with it, about 75 more pages to go.

Also reading "The Cat who knew Shakespeare" by Lilian Jackson Braun. I was misled by these books, thinking the cats had more to do with the story line, but so far, the cats were only mentioned a few times. And now i am stuck with way too many of these! I do hope the cats get more attention as the years go by. Otherwise, these books will get read some day, just not anytime soon! I have about 15 of these books.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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The Sociopath Next Door
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:47 AM
 
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The Kindness of Strangers
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:59 AM
 
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I just started Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, at the recommendation of a colleague... we were talking about horror novels, and she said I had to check out this author. I'm only about 50 pages in, but so far it's pretty good!
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The Sociopath Next Door
I really learned a lot from that book. It's a good one.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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The Journal Keeper: A Memoir by Phyllis Theroux
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:16 AM
 
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In the last couple of days, I read John Ajvide Lindqvist's Handling the Undead - I had recently read Let the Right One In, which was supposedly a vampire story, but actually more of a coming-of-age story. I liked the first one so much, I picked up the second one. Handling the Undead is okay, but it is not as moving on a non-zombie level as Let the Right One in was.

I noticed he has a third book out now - but it is still in hard cover. If I had liked the second book as much as I liked the first, I might have bought it in hard cover but I think I will wait.

Then I picked up Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson because it has been staring me in the face everywhere I go. It was getting on my nerves at this point, so I bought it in spite of the fact that Clive Cussler endorsed it with a blurb.

It's written in the first person, present tense, neither of which is my favourite form of writing, but as the story is laid out in the form of diary-like entries of a war between intelligent robots and humanity, it works. In the beginning I read the first chapter, went "umm," then I picked it up a few days later, and then, in spite of not being interested in robot wars (which is why I don't understand why this book kept being in my face until I just had to buy it to get it off my mind!) it immediately grabbed me.

I still think I would have liked to have seen the story told in a third person, past tense form, but it is a pretty engrossing book all the same, and a fast read.

I just started Cold as Ice by Charles Sheffield. It's science fiction and once-upon-a-time I read a very good book by Sheffield. It was his character development that I remember even though I don't recall which book it was exactly.
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