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Old 12-22-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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I can't win with books lately. Any time I find one that *looks* like a great read, they fall short. I have started several that I have set aside for later: "Reflections" by Nora Roberts; "Sleepless Nights" by Andrew Bergman; "Darkness" by Sam Siciliano. I should do what I did before, grab any old book off of the bookcase and read it. The last time I did that, the book was interesting and quite good. "Silver Wolf" by the sister of Anne Rice. (forgot her name already, Alice something)

I am currently reading "Club Dead" by Charlaine Harris. From the Sookie Stackhouse series. (True Blood to HBO fans.) As always, a good read.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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"Last Rituals", by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. A comfortable read by a decently literate and intelligent writer. How can Iceland, a country with no more population than Kalamazoo, have so much literary and creative talent?
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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anyone familiar with R. Steven Lemler? He is a local guy, just read his first book, a collection of SF stories (the elocutionist's tale) and it is terrific.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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The Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I just finished The Chrysalids by John Wyndham. He also wrote The Day of the Triffids.

It's an interesting read and a very quick one, too. It takes place in a future society that is very much like Salem was during the witch hunts. There is a great moral in this story and it is entertaining to read about it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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I just got "Charles Dickens: A Life" by Claire Tomilan. I am so excited about it. I got it from the library but I think I just might have to splurge and buy it for my birthday. Love Dickens!!
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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Reading Maine by Courtney Sullivan. Loving it! Interesting characters, well written.
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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I finished "white Orleander" yesterday (grim but interesting), and started Steven King's new one, 11/22/1963. I am a huge Steven King fan, especially his works post accident. So far, so good...but it is a VERY long story.

I read "Under the Dome" and absolutely LOVED it. Highly recommend it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Reading Maine by Courtney Sullivan. Loving it! Interesting characters, well written.
I agree. Read it last summer.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I just started World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow this morning and I'm LOVING it.

Happy holidays to all of you. I wish you a happy, healthy, and book-filled 2012.
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