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Old 03-08-2012, 01:02 AM   #51
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OMG I'm glad there are other John D. MacDonald fans of his Travis McGee mystery/action series!
My personal favorite is "The Dreadful Lemon Sky." The passage where McGee's friend Meyer describes the difference in McGee running on the beach and himself running on the beach makes me Laugh Out Loud every time. I've read all the colors.

He also wrote "The Executioners" on which the movie "Cape Fear" was based. But my favorite non-Travis McGee is "The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything."
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:05 AM   #52
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Vince Flynn
Harlan Coban
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Helen Simonson
C.J. Box mysteries with character a game warden. Read in order

I do buy the pocketbooks when they are same price as kindle books
I've read the first of the C.J. Box books and really liked it. Glad of the reminder to look for more of those.

Harlen Coben - always good value.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:00 AM   #53
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Does your library offer eBooks? I've taken out a number of popular books on my Kindle for free.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:11 AM   #54
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Does your library offer eBooks? I've taken out a number of popular books on my Kindle for free.
Not in Canada yet. They used to offer Mobipocket books which I could convert and put on my Kindle, but when Amazon released Kindle library books Overdrive removed all the Mobipocket books. Argh.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:13 AM   #55
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Rubbish. Keep heart, my library just started carrying them a few months back, and now there are thousands to browse.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:13 AM   #56
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Hello you guys I am new here. There is an app in the kindle store called wattpad the authors are amateur some of the books are really awsome and they are all free. There are like a million to browse I have read several. If you want suggested reads some of my personal favorites are - the help by kathryn stockett, saving ceecee honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. The kindle is a nifty product I bought 5 over the Christmas holidays as gifts.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:33 PM   #57
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I have just read 'No more tomorrows', by Schapelle Corby

It is a disturbing true story about a young Australian girl who was arrested for allegedly smuggling marijuana from Australia to Indonesia.

It is shocking, because she is sentenced to 20 years in a third world prison, for a crime she may not have committed. It makes one wonder if we dont know the half of what is going on in the world, and if we should all be a lot more worried about our safety and security.
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That doesn't sound like a light fluffy beach read Mel. I think I'll hold off on that one til I get back.
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HOW many weeks will you be away? :)
Just wanted to add DICK FRANCIS to this list.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #60
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Sharon, I'm only gone one week, but I typically read at least one book a day, sometimes more on holiday.

Thanks for the Dick Francis recommendation. Do you have a particular title for me? I haven't been inspired by his stuff but I'm always willing to try a recommendation.
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