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Old 08-11-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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And for fun: read any Carl Hiaasen...way too funny!
If you like Hiaasen, try Tim Dorsey. He's completely insane.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:17 PM
 
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Oh yes I noticed and immediately quit reading Patterson. Too bad, really enjoyed Beach Music and others.

David Baldacci writes a good thriller with some politics and intelligence issues. Newest, I think is:
Hell's Corner.

And for fun: read any Carl Hiaasen...way too funny!
I may check out beach music. haven't read that one. And I will study up on Hiaasen. never read him
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:21 AM
 
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Default Books on History

SARUM, the History of England, by Rutherford - starts at the ice age, really fun to read and educational.

Any good history book recommendations?[/quote]
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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Any good history book recommendations?
A history book that's great for summer is Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson. It's a page turner - who would have thought! He also has a sequel, Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis, which is supposed to be just as much of a page turner. I have a copy at home but haven't gotten to it yet, though, but I am definitely looking forward to it when I do!
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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A history book that's great for summer is Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson. It's a page turner - who would have thought! He also has a sequel, Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis, which is supposed to be just as much of a page turner. I have a copy at home but haven't gotten to it yet, though, but I am definitely looking forward to it when I do!

They sound good to me , will check them out. Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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Have you discovered the Lisa Lutz (au) Spellman family series?

I hadn't read them, then just saw the new one (4th in the series) in the library, checked it out, and read it in one evening laughing hysterically the whole time.

I went back to the library and got the first three. The Spellman Files, Curse of the Spellmans, Revenge of the Spellmans . . . I'm half way through the 3rd now. They are sort of mysteries, but are really character driven comedies.

All are fast reading, funny, and well written.

But wear your bifocals so you can read the footnotes!
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