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What's everyone reading?

Hi everyone,

Thought
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?

Janese

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I'm working on Broad Band, Water In Texas and Outwitting Squirrels. I have read about halfway through each.

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I'm reading two interesting books:

 

The New 8 Week Cholesterol Cure, by Robert E. Kowalski

(I had to begin a statin 3 weeks ago which displeases me to say the least. I thought I was eating a healthy diet, but I'm learning a few things! This book was suggested to me by my long time chiropractor, whose opinion I value highly.)

 

Night Fall by Nelson DeMille, third book in the John Corey series.

(John Corey can be a really annoying hero at times who tries too hard to be funny, often when it's a bad idea, but the stories keep me riveted. Most of each book is set in New York City and Long Island, and having lived there for quite a few years, I'm familiar with the areas he inhabits and sometimes seems to haunt.)

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Re:  

Night Fall by Nelson DeMille, third book in the John Corey series.

(John Corey can be a really annoying hero at times who tries too hard to be funny, often when it's a bad idea, but the stories keep me riveted. Most of each book is set in New York City and Long Island, and having lived there for quite a few years, I'm familiar with the areas he inhabits and sometimes seems to haunt.)

Sir Granny Tracy
 
Thank you for the review!
 
 
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Just finished

sold on a monday

Kristina McMorris

 

Very unique story line. I enjoyed it.

 

 

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Plum Island by Nelson DeMille.

Great murder mystery  with some laugh out loud humor. I'm a new fan!

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You have made a great find in Nelson Demille.  I've read all of his books - and enjoyed them all!!  Smiley Very Happy

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@wilful wrote:

You have made a great find in Nelson Demille.  I've read all of his books - and enjoyed them all!!  Smiley Very Happy


I read The Charm School years ago and I loved it.

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I have to admit I'm reading one of my own books that just released this week. Hiding Heart, it's a western historical romance.

I'm also listening to White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz.

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Hi Alysia - As soon as I read your posting - I popped over to Amazon and was pleased to see that your book was available in my Kindle Unlimited reading.  A coupla clicks and it was on my Kindle.  Free - I should add!  It's in line (# 3) for reading.

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Just finished Duma Key by Stephen King which, I think, is one of his best.  Have started Adam and Eve and Pinch Me by Ruth Rendell, my hard-covered book & also The Outsider by Stephen King which I downloaded from the public library.  With this virus I am so thankful for books.

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@doglvr wrote:

Just finished Duma Key by Stephen King which, I think, is one of his best.  Have started Adam and Eve and Pinch Me by Ruth Rendell, my hard-covered book & also The Outsider by Stephen King which I downloaded from the public library.  With this virus I am so thankful for books.


Me too!  I love Stephen King and look forward to Duma Key!  

nice to see you still here posting!

 

 

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I just finished The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.  What an interesting novel! History during the depression that I did not know.  Worth adding to your read list. 

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Maybe I posted this before?  Because I was reading it earlier but then stopped.  


Something Deeply Hidden.   It's about quantum mechanics, but for the layperson.   And the existence of multiple universes, multiple yous.     Fascinating. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Something-Deeply-Hidden-Emergence-Spacetime/dp/1524743011 

 

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@ManicProgressive   Good recommendation, thanks.

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@LaDolceVita wrote:

@ManicProgressive   Good recommendation, thanks.


Nice to see you are still here posting ❤️

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The Woman I Was Before. Kerry Fisher

 

Fisher

The perfect picture hides the darkest lies.A new home can be a happy ending...goodreads.com

 

glad to see the topic is still going

 

 

 

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@nyadrn   Hi Diane,  I respond to this thread whenever I see a new post.   May be the longest running thread on AARP.   I would love to see it continue.   So many good books listed here over the years.

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@LaDolceVita wrote:

@nyadrn   Hi Diane,  I respond to this thread whenever I see a new post.   May be the longest running thread on AARP.   I would love to see it continue.   So many good books listed here over the years.


I agree.  This and Rock n Roll are my 2. 
hope you are well. I have been working remotely starting on 6 weeks now. 
Miss Edie. 

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@nyadrn   I think of Edie too when I visit here.  She loved books  and libraries.   I miss many of the posters who left after the big changes.  There were so many great recommendations from many genres.   I would love to lure Janese back here but I do not think I can  Woman Happy

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"Daughters of the Dream" by Tamara Lucas Copeland, is a great book about middle class African American life during the civil rights era and the amazing friendship between eight women starting in elementary school and that continues today. A great, interesting and easy read.

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Thanks for this recommendation, I will try to find it. 

 

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I'm currently rereading a favorite Michael Connelly novel, THE LINCOLN LAWYER. You may recall the move that starred Matthew McConaughey, about a defense attorney who consistently walked a line of near disaster, while defending a less than stellar client. Like all of Michael Connelly's books, this is a fast paced page turner that I hate to put down, even though I know the story and how it will end. 

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Hello,

I am reading Is Here Life Before Death?: All That Is Life Does Not Glitter, Not All Those Who Dream Are Asleep, by Donald Burrell.

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I'm reading the Children of the Land, a memoir by a young man who grew up undocumented in the U.S.


I'm listening to the Back Channel on audible, a biography by former diplomat William J. Burns.   

 

Both are great.

 

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"The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson" The migration of black americans from the jim crow south to northern and western cities in search of a better life. A great book and a very easy read. Treat yourself to a really good read.

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Love to see new posts in this old and wonderful thread.  I am reading Galileo's Daughter  by Dava Sobel which has been on my book shelf for years.  My mother read it a few years ago and I put it away for a rainy day.   Very interesting biography with much information both about Galileo, his daughter and their period in history.

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Finally, since early Jan., downloaded The Dutch House from our library.  There were so many holds on it now I get to find out if it's worth the wait.  That's on my tablet & my physical book is The Scribe of Sienna by Melodie Winawer, which I also just started.  I also have 2 Kindles with Look Homeward Angel on 1 & Peter Winsey mysteries on the other.  People ask how I can read different books at the same time, but I have no answer.  Just can & I consider it a gift.

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I finished The Dutch House, after waiting months for it, & was bored from Pg. 1.  I'm trying to figure out why is was #1 on best seller list because it was repetitious beyond belief.  Now reading Scribe of Siena & it grabbed me on the 1st page.

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I am reading a book titled "The sex lives of cannibals: adrift in the equatorial pacific " ,written by J. Marten Troost. It's interesting and reads like a memoir. It's very comical. But, don't be put off by the title.

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I just finished American Dirt, a controversial book about a Mexican migrant fleeing cartel violence, written by a white woman with no ties to Mexico.

 

I am now reading Children of the Land, a suggested alternative, to compare.

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