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What's everyone reading?

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I'd get my thread started here on what's everyone readingI'm currently
reading John Grisham's "The Summons".  It's very interesting and I hope to finish it
sometime todayWhat's on your coffee table, nightstand or end table?

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I just picked up the following at the library:

The King's Witch by Cecelia Holland

Viper Wine by Hermione Eyre

 

Light and indulgent reading about periods in history which I already know quite a bit about.  It is soothing to read these  kinds of books  when there is a great deal of turmoil to deal with.

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You might like The Greater Journey. NonFiction, short chapters, easy and interesting.

 

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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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I've read all the Sue Grafton books in order over a number of years and when she passed away, just shortly after I'd finished Y is for Yesterday, I thought, she must have been ailing when she wrote it and that explained why it just dragged on and on and on.  There was so much in that book that didn't make a lot of sense and it was a sad end to her series.  Still, no wish to criticize her, I did enjoy the majority of the Kinsey Milhone series.

 

I've been reading the Joe Pickett books, a series about a game warden in Wyoming, by C. J. Box.  There are things I don't like and things I do, the author is currently up to the sixteenth in the series, having released about one a year, going back to about 2001.  I've read the first ten and liked the tenth one the best of all.  

 

I've started The Secret History by Donna Tartt, we'll see.

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Oh Boy!  Now you are into one of my favorites!  Author C.J Box and his Joe Pickett series.  I really like these a lot.  The author has lived all his life in Wyoming, so writes with great personal knowledge of all things Wyoming.  Great stories and character development.

 

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Just started

First Frost.

Sarah Addison Allen

 

 

 

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JUST FINISHED A WONDERFUL NOVEL BY RICHARD RUSSO-"NOBODY'S FOOL"& AM NOW RE-READING MY "ZEN BIBLE"-"ZEN MIND, BEGINNER'S MIND" BY SHUNRYU SUZUKI. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOTH BOOKS!
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Have just startd The Enemies of Versailles by Sallie Christie.  Fun and  somewhat light reading.  Learning a bit more about French history than I knew before.  French history has never been my favorite  and this is a fun way to learn..  Not too surprising the revolution followed soon after Louis XV.

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I got completely carried away with English history, via Philippa Gregory.  Read all her books.  Maybe I should get started on French history.  However my son informed me he bought 10 books of a series by Robert Jordan.

 

I wish I could read a book with each eyeball, although I'm doing pretty good reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell you She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman, and, also, Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind.

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@doglvr  I love Philippa Gregory.

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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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Hi, new joining you. I just finished a book by Robyn Carr and am starting one by Heather Graham. My favorite authors are James Rollins, Clive Cussler, Jayne Ann Krentz and Catherine Coulter. I prefer clean romantic suspense and adventure.

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Hi, new joining you. I just finished a book by Robyn Carr and am starting one by Heather Graham. My favorite authors are James Rollins, Clive Cussler, Jayne Ann Krentz and Catherine Coulter. I prefer clean romantic suspense and adventure.


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Thought I'd check out the reading section of the forum Smiley Very Happy
 
I just started reading "Alex & Me" by Irene Pepperberg.
 
Here is the description from Amazon.com:
 
On September 6, 2007, an African Grey parrot named Alex died prematurely at age thirty-one. His last words to his owner, Irene Pepperberg, were "You be good. I love you."

 

What would normally be a quiet, very private event was, in Alex's case, headline news. Over the thirty years they had worked together, Alex and Irene had become famous—two pioneers who opened an unprecedented window into the hidden yet vast world of animal minds. Alex's brain was the size of a shelled walnut, and when Irene and Alex first met, birds were not believed to possess any potential for language, consciousness, or anything remotely comparable to human intelligence. Yet, over the years, Alex proved many things. He could add. He could sound out words. He understood concepts like bigger, smaller, more, fewer, and none. He was capable of thought and intention. Together, Alex and Irene uncovered a startling reality: We live in a world populated by thinking, conscious creatures.

 

The fame that resulted was extraordinary. Yet there was a side to their relationship that never made the papers. They were emotionally connected to one another. They shared a deep bond far beyond science. Alex missed Irene when she was away. He was jealous when she paid attention to other parrots, or even people. He liked to show her who was boss. He loved to dance. He sometimes became bored by the repetition of his tests, and played jokes on her. Sometimes they sniped at each other. Yet nearly every day, they each said, "I love you."

 

Alex and Irene stayed together through thick and thin—despite sneers from experts, extraordinary financial sacrifices, and a nomadic existence from one univer­sity to another. The story of their thirty-year adventure is equally a landmark of scientific achievement and of an unforgettable human-animal bond.

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@Cirice   Wow, sounds like a great book.  I must read this.

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@LaDolceVita

 

I enjoyed it. If you have Amazon Prime, you can read it for free with the Kindle app.

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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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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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@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 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  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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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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Terry Pratchett, Christopher Moore and Jim Butcher.
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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.

 

 

 

 

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Am reading Conflict of Interest by Scott Pratt.  This is book #5 in his Joe Dillard series. These are easy to read, fairly exciting thrillers.  Murder mystery genre.

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This is my 1st visit to the Community forums but the word books just "grabbed" me.  I'm an avid reader & am surrounded by books.  I read anything except romances.  Historical fiction is my favorite, followed by sci-fi.  I just started Ken Follett's World Without End, which is his sequel to Pillars of the Earth.  It took me a long time to start it as it's such a long book, but a page turner, because I have so many other books to get to. 

 

Is there such an addiction as books?  If there is I'm an addict who doesn't want to be cured.

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Too grim for me, but I loved Sharan Newman. Now out of print.

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Welcome to this thread all!  It has been long neglected unfortunately.  @doglvr  Historical fiction is one of my favorites too.

 

@nyadrn  I am still recovering from what has happened with mom.  Everything has changed. 

 

 

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@nyadrn  I am still recovering from what has happened with mom.  Everything has changed. 

 

@LaDolceVita  I hope she is improving and I wish you the best!!!

 

 

 


 

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