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Old 11-07-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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The Star Machine by Jeanine Basinger, I love reading about Golden Age Hollywood. I'm waiting to read Girl Gone by Gillian Flyn, The Secret Keeper: A Novel by Kate Morton and NYPD by James Patterson. So many other people requested those books too a the library. They must be good. Has anyone read any of them?
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Since I knew I would get sympathy here from my fellow book-lovers, I decided to whine here, knowing you would forgive an off-topic comment.

The citizens of my relatively middle-class community decided yesterday that they could not handle a small (average $60-100) annual increase in their property taxes, so two of the five branches of the local library system are closing at the end of this month. And to be even more outraged about it, it happens to be the branch I volunteer at on Wednesdays. The five employees at my branch will be out of a job in four weeks, with no guarantee of employment within the system, even if there are openings. Several of them have worked for the system for a decade or more. These are wonderful, dedicated employees who treat their patrons with kindness and efficiency. What is the world coming to?!

OK -- rant over.

A recommendation for mystery lovers. Do try Elizabeth George. Her Inspector Lynley series is wonderful. She's eminently readable and spins a great tale. I picked up "This Body of Death" from the library today and am looking forward to delving into it.

'Nuf said.
Oh Kate, I'm sorry to hear this. Sorry for the loss of the libraries and for the loss of jobs.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Yes Kate it is never pleasant to hear of a library closing . Im so sorry and I do feel for those folks who will be out of a job at the end of four weeks and I cannot imagine what it is like out looking for a job that stinks . I will pray for them that loose their job and i will pray that they find employment rather quickly . Im now reading how to steal a dog and then I m reading Killing kennedy by bill oreiley .I usually like books by bill oreiley and i will let you know how I like this one . I did like his book about lincoln though i will say that .
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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Originally Posted by KiwiKate View Post
Since I knew I would get sympathy here from my fellow book-lovers, I decided to whine here, knowing you would forgive an off-topic comment.

The citizens of my relatively middle-class community decided yesterday that they could not handle a small (average $60-100) annual increase in their property taxes, so two of the five branches of the local library system are closing at the end of this month. And to be even more outraged about it, it happens to be the branch I volunteer at on Wednesdays. The five employees at my branch will be out of a job in four weeks, with no guarantee of employment within the system, even if there are openings. Several of them have worked for the system for a decade or more. These are wonderful, dedicated employees who treat their patrons with kindness and efficiency. What is the world coming to?!

OK -- rant over.

A recommendation for mystery lovers. Do try Elizabeth George. Her Inspector Lynley series is wonderful. She's eminently readable and spins a great tale. I picked up "This Body of Death" from the library today and am looking forward to delving into it.

'Nuf said.
People can be so rotten! Sorry for this loss to your community.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Well! I finally finished that tiny book Parnassus on Wheels. Lovely! I'm not going to start The Haunted Bookshop yet. No, I'm going to read something else first. Maybe even a couple of books in between. Christopher Morley allowed two years between those books, so who am I to rush things like that?

I think that I'll start Conversations with Capote next, especially since I got a bunch of Capote books and stories after No Kudzu tempted me with the Conversations book.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Since I knew I would get sympathy here from my fellow book-lovers, I decided to whine here, knowing you would forgive an off-topic comment.

The citizens of my relatively middle-class community decided yesterday that they could not handle a small (average $60-100) annual increase in their property taxes, so two of the five branches of the local library system are closing at the end of this month.

'Nuf said.
I am so sorry to hear about that and to hear of the loss of jobs. I live in a very small town and often think we are very lucky just to have a library and I hope we are able to keep it. There is no way people here would go for a property tax increase. Heck your proposed increase would be almost my whole property taxes

Good luck to you and your library friends.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Getting ready to go on the treadmill. I only have one Large print book left. 9 Dragons by Michael Connelly.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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Getting ready to go on the treadmill. I only have one Large print book left. 9 Dragons by Michael Connelly.

I always mega-size the font on my Kindle in order to read while on the treadmill. It is one of the secret plusses of an e-reader. I can't read regular sized print and run at the same time!
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Lusitania An Epic Tragedy
by Diana Preston

In the Garden of Beasts
Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I'm reading Conversations With Capote. It's not particularly well-written (although it's fine) but that doesn't matter -- Capote's personality makes the book shine.
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