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Old 05-16-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I've been sick for nearly two weeks and read several mysteries by J. A. Jance, a couple featuring Joanna Brady, sheriff of a big county in southeast AZ and several featuring a detective named J. P. Beaumont set in Seattle. Good stuff for when you're laying on the couch for hours on end, reading and dozing off, waiting to get better.

I also read Death Benefit by Robin Cook and enjoyed it as I have with all of his stuff.

Found a new author, Joan Brady and her book Bleedout. Excellent. Now I want to read another of her books, Theory of War for which she won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award.

On a side note one of my foster dogs took all the books from the bottom shelf of a 3 ft wide bookcase and destroyed many of them, a few are sort of salvageable. They were all older adventure/travel/hiking books and many were given to be by a former neighbor but it still upset me very much. Being sick meant that I didn't get the dogs out for any serious exercise/play just let them all out in the back yard on their own. Idle paws are the devils tool I guess.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I just read Tuesdays With Morrie. I have to believe I'm in the minority when I say I didn't really like it. And, quite frankly, nothing against Morrie himself, but I found the book to be quite annoying after a while.
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I agree with you. I did not care for the book, either.
Me three. I couldn't finish it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I just downloaded Unorthodox onto my Kindle. If I'm awake enough, I'll start it tonight. I'm so busy with work, if I don't read any tonight, it might be a good week or so before I do get to start it. Feh!
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Just finished 'The Hot Zone' by Richard Preston.

I had no idea we dodged such a bullet.
If you liked Preston's book you might like this one, too. The author is Glenn Close's father. He is an MD.

Amazon.com: Ebola (9780804114325): Dr. William Close: Books

I've read both of them and IMO they are equally good and rather similar.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I just downloaded Unorthodox onto my Kindle. If I'm awake enough, I'll start it tonight. I'm so busy with work, if I don't read any tonight, it might be a good week or so before I do get to start it. Feh!

If this is the one about the Hasidic girl I want to read it, too. I've had it on my list for a while but have never gotten around to ordering it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Same here!!

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Me three. I couldn't finish it.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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"Maps for Lost Lovers", by Nadeem Aslam. I found this 2004 gem up in the stacks. It's a slow and thoughtful read that must be savored. Dense with similes and metaphors to the author's beloved world of plants and insects, and so beautifully expressed, they never get tiresome. At the same time, a look behind the curtains at the life of Muslim Pakistanis in England. Not for every casual reader, but a treasure for the thoughtful and inquisitive.

The author (A Pakistani immigrant to Britain) said it took him 11 years to write it, which is so much nicer than reading an author who slams out 11 books a year.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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"Maps for Lost Lovers", by Nadeem Aslam. I found this 2004 gem up in the stacks. It's a slow and thoughtful read that must be savored. Dense with similes and metaphors to the author's beloved world of plants and insects, and so beautifully expressed, they never get tiresome. At the same time, a look behind the curtains at the life of Muslim Pakistanis in England. Not for every casual reader, but a treasure for the thoughtful and inquisitive.

The author (A Pakistani immigrant to Britain) said it took him 11 years to write it, which is so much nicer than reading an author who slams out 11 books a year.
That sounds fabulous! I just asked my library if they could order the Kindle version. If they tell me that they can't, I'll buy it.

ETA: While looking it up on Amazon, I came across another one by the same author. It sounds equally fascinating. It's called Wasted Vigil.

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Old 05-18-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Okay am reading a fab one titled " the lake of dreams " by kim edwards the same lady who wrote the memory keepers daughter another fab one . This one is just as good So if you enjoyed the mkd then you will like this one .
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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I am reading "The Unwanted" by John Saul. While also reading "When the mob ran Vegas" by Steve Fischer. While also reading "Skeleton Crew" by Stephen King for the second time.
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