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So many people love Sue Grafton books and I am one of them.  I felt awful that she couldn't do the Z letter because all I could think of was zebras & wondered what she was coming up with.  Unfortunately, she couldn't finish the series because of her death but I wonder what Martin's excuse is for not giving us the last 2 Game of Thrones which he had promised.

 

I read the 5 and then, like everyone else, was left dangling.

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Am reading P is for Peril.  This is book number 16 in Sue Grafton's series of mysteries.  Each of her book titles starts with a letter of the alphabet.  The first one was A is for Alibi,, and so on.  The continuing character is a female,  twice divorced, former cop, private investigator.

 

Grafton's last alphabet based book ends with "Y" - as that one was published in August last year - She died last December.  RIP Sue.  You'll always be around thru people like me enjoying your books.

 

 

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I finished The Samurais Garden by Gail Tsukiyama yesterday.  In spite of the sadness of the book, I found it a very relaxing book.  It takes place in Japan at the time when they were warring on China.  The characters are a young man who is recovering from tuberculosis and is being taken care of by the caretaker of his late grandfather's house, and a woman who is a leper.  Sounds awful, but I loved the book.

 

I also started Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind last week.  As I said previously, I love sci-fi but this is a large book with a lot going on so I'm also reading No Man's Nightingale by Ruth Rendell, a much easier read.

 

I'm trying to catch up with my reading but, yesterday, I picked up 2 more books to add to the pile.

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Books, books, books.  It will never end.  My son called to tell me he found a book I'm going to love.  Something about wizards.  Did I mention I love sci-fi & fantasy?  In the meantime I had just come home from our transfer station, where we take trash & recyclables.  They also have a swap shop where people can bring things like dishes, furniture & anything else that they don't want but others can use.  I came home with 6 books.  Now I'll check them out on Amazon as to whether I want to keep them or donate them to our hospital.  The hospital puts the books in the waiting room & they're there for the taking.  It's amazing how many people come in just to find a book.  

 

It makes me feel good to know so many are reading "real" books.  I'm also impressed by the ages.  On Monday, the day I volunteer, I had a wonderful conversation with a guy, age about 24, about the book he was reading.  Turns out it's the sequel of a book that I finished last month which is good because the sequel is not a "stand alone" book.  The series, sci-fi, has to be read in order.  Good to know. 

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Reading Eat Cake   Jeanne Ray

 

Good story about a family facing issues (as we all do) and how they deal with things.. 

 

Author also write Julie and Romeo.

 

 

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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@doglvr  This thread has been neglected of late and does not pop up continually as it used to when there were many posters.  Old threads get buried.  I am happy to keep it going though and would like to read Mrs Astor Regrets.    The more we post the more the thread is seen by new people to the site.

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I can't believe it took me so long to find this forum.  Follett's World Without End and just started Mrs. Astor Regrets by Meryl Gordon.  It's about Brooke Astor & how she ends up at 104 with her son swindling her money. 

 

I needed this book after reading 1000+ pages of Follett.

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@doglvr  I am so glad this thread has come back to life!  It is very old and there are lots of good books mentioned here over the years.

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I have to get The Violinist of Venice.  Love Vivaldi but know nothing about him, e.g. he was a priest.

 

So, another one to add to my list of Must Reads.  Thanks

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I am almost finished reading The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence by Alyssa Palombo, historical novel about the woman who posed for Botticelli's Venus.   Moves quite slowly and is not as well written as her other book, the Violinist of Venice.  But interesting still.

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