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Old 04-04-2011, 01:02 PM   #1331
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I'm reading about 4 different books right now, one on the Kindle, "Left Neglected," by Lisa Genova. "The Good, The Bad and the Uncanny," by Jim Butcher. "Asian," a cookbook, along with "The Complete Book of Sushi." And I have a stack of magazines to get through!
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:17 PM   #1332
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I'm reading The Reluctant Tuscan written by Phil Doran who was a writer/producer for many popular TV sitcoms. It's non-fiction and hilarious while also insightful (based on his opinion) into the Italian culture. I'm loving it.
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:36 PM   #1333
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The fall of Giants, Ken Follett. Great read takes place just before WW one and through the war.
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:50 PM   #1334
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another j.d.robb mystery. got five last monday from books by mail. i really love the service.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:06 PM   #1335
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another j.d.robb mystery. got five last monday from books by mail. i really love the service.
I got the first three books in her series for my Kindle(when I thought I might end up in the hospital), haven't read them yet. Will have to get around to them soon, especially since you recommended them.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:28 PM   #1336
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I am reading the "Upstairs Room" about the holocaust.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:46 PM   #1337
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I got the first three books in her series for my Kindle(when I thought I might end up in the hospital), haven't read them yet. Will have to get around to them soon, especially since you recommended them.
I second her recommendation. As J. D. Robb, she is an incredibly devious writer. Excitement galore and very hard to put down. I still have trouble reconciling her with sweet, nice, tame Nora Roberts' writing.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:18 AM   #1338
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I'm down to the last 28 pages of Lincoln Lawyer. I wouldn't have chosen this book because of the Lawyer in the title. I got tired of reading Grisham because courtroom drama gives me a headache. I was desperate for something new to read, and this turns out to be a good one. More action, less courtroom.
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"Better Handwriting," and "The Art Of The Handwritten Note." I've been having fun sending personal notes to family and friends. I guess I've gone "retro" because I'm writing them using an old fashioned fountain pen.

"Baking Boot Camp," one of two of the "Boot Camp" series that I have. I've already read the other, "Culinary Boot Camp."

"The Land Of Scotland," a large, color photo filled coffee table book. I so want to visit there one of these days! (The land of my family heritage.)
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"Better Handwriting," and "The Art Of The Handwritten Note." I've been having fun sending personal notes to family and friends. I guess I've gone "retro" because I'm writing them using an old fashioned fountain pen.

"Baking Boot Camp," one of two of the "Boot Camp" series that I have. I've already read the other, "Culinary Boot Camp."

"The Land Of Scotland," a large, color photo filled coffee table book. I so want to visit there one of these days! (The land of my family heritage.)

Are you going to try calligraphy next?
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