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It's great to see new posters here at "What's Everyone Reading?"  Smiley Happy    Welcome to each of you! 


Yes, it is good to have new poster!  I have not been here as regularly I meant to be.  Life has been way too hectic.  I must go though these latest posts for new ideas.

 

I have just finished reading  Things You Can When You Are Dead by Tricia Robertson.  I heard her on a podcast and really enjoyhed listening to her.  She has a lovely Scottish accent and her subject was fascinating.   Now I am reading  Royalty's Strangest Characters by Geoff Tibballs, which is a light hearted look at history.

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The book I'm reading now is "The Star Wars Trilogy" by George Lucas,Donald F.Glut,James Khan.

When the original 3 movies came out"Star Wars' in '77,"The Empire Strikes Back" in '79,"The Return of The Jedi" '83,saw 3 or 4 times loved them all.

The main reason I'm reading this book,it helps me to remember how it all started with these beloved characters so many fans around the world couldn't get enough of. Last Dec,I saw the latest installment"Star Wars:Force Awakening" twice,loved it perfect sequel to "Return of The Jedi". I never liked the other movies that were made in between this one Sue

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I finished "The Love Song of Queenie Henessey" by Rachel Joyce. It was a little longer than her previous book "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry",but I enjoyed it. I recommend both books Sue

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I finished reading the book "The MonopolistsSmiley Frustratedcandal Behind the World's Favorite Boardgame" by Mary Pilon. It was interesting for awhile,towards the end I skimmed thru pages.

The book I'm reading now is "The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy" by Rachel Joyce which is a sequel of sorts.In her previous book"The Unlikely Prilgrimage of Harold Frye",Queenie writes a farewell note to her friend from a hospice.When Harold gets the note,he decides to walk from his house to where she is to say goodbye..He sends her postcards asking her to 'hold on' until he gets there.

In this book,we learn about Queenie's childhood,where&when she&Harold became friends,what secret she never told him.I loved the previous book,took me 2 days to finish.This one is longer,just as good. Sue

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I just finished reading "Endurance" by Alfred Lansing,true story of British explorer,Ernest Shackleton's trip to Antarctica, was interesting reading what Shackleton&his men had to deal with.

Next up is"The Monopolists: Obession,Fury,and The Scandal behind the World's Favorite Board Game" by Molly Pilon. I'm always interested in reading these type of books whenever there is a scandal involved. Sue

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It's great to see new posters here at "What's Everyone Reading?"  Smiley Happy    Welcome to each of you! 

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Just finishing Victoria Thompson's Murder in Murry Hill. Last week read Loving, Frank, about Frank Lloyd Wright, very interesting. Need to read the classic A Tree Grows In Brooklyn for our book club in 3 weeks.


@pb40374959  -  I love the Victoria Thompson "Gaslight Mysteries" series featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and Police Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy.

 

I've read "Murder In Murray Hill", all the previous books in the series, and the two books which follow "Murray Hill":  "Murder on Amsterdam Avenue" and "Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue".  Am looking forward to the next installment, "Murder in Morningside Heights", with publication date of 5/3/2016.

 

In "Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue" Sarah's parents & two other recurring characters solve the featured mystery & then resolve to form a detective agency.  The book ends on a comical note, as Sarah's father invites Frank to join their new agency. 

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Raymond Chandler's Farewell, My Lovely. Convoluted plot, beautiful sentences.

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A couple days ago finished reading "Five Days at memorial: Life&Death at a Storm Ravaged Hosptial" by Dr Sheri Fink. This is a true story of what happened at a hosptial in new Orleans when hurricane Katrina&Rita swept thru the city. The author who is a correspondent for the NYTimes,spent 6 yrs investigating&interviewing hosptial personel who were there. Some patients lived others died. A couple months later a doctor and 2 nurses were criminally charged with injecting life threatening drugs to the patients that died. I use to work in a haosptial so I can imagine how frustrating&confusing it must of been for everybody during this time. i couldn't put the book down.

The book I'm reading now is "Endurance" by Alfred Lansing. The story is about British explorer,Ernest Shackelton who set sails for the Antarctia in 1914. I had heard the name Shackleton,always interested in reading about what really happened on the trip. Sue

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To Linda re: All the Light we can not see.  I recently tired to "listen" to this book on Audible but could not get into it.  I have heard it is a great book.  You indicate that you usually don't read this type of book.  What type of book is it?  How would you classify it.  What was the best thing about completing it.  Thanks.  

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