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Old 11-14-2011, 08:57 AM   #1861
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I tried Water For Elephants and just couldn't get into the story...I guess there weren't enough spaceships in the story Shrek loved the book.
That's it! No spaceships.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:30 AM   #1862
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I just started re-reading the whole Rowan series by Anne McCaffrey. I love it when it's been long enough for the story to be like new again. First book: The Rowan.

I had forgotten this series until I reached the last page of Crisis At Doona and there was a page for ordering The Rowan. It reminded me that the series is all about telepathy and other paranormal powers, so I googled and got the complete list of the Rowan books and went to my trusty Abe Used Books and ordered them all (5 books), plus The Gripping Hand by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Not a bad haul for $18.

I was expecting at least one book when I checked the mail yesterday, but actually had 4 paperbacks and my new Magic Jack in my mailbox. Now I have to go to WalMart and get a phone. (and bread, and ...
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:44 AM   #1863
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Wow, great haul, Z and Moties, too! You will be enjoying that. Have you read "Lucifer's Hammer" by Niven and Pournelle? Great read!
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:40 AM   #1864
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Wow, great haul, Z and Moties, too! You will be enjoying that. Have you read "Lucifer's Hammer" by Niven and Pournelle? Great read!
Yep! Thanks for reminding me. I meant to order it this last time. I keep forgetting I don't have to make up a whole order for Abe Books, since they work for various book sellers and each has it's own shipping.

I'm loving The Rowan. I even put aside a brand new Patricia Cornwell - Port Mortuary to read it. I'm a sucker for Anne McCaffrey. Telepathy over murder mysteries any day.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:54 AM   #1865
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The Rowan? I've never heard of that one and I've read most of McCaffrey's stuff. I'm going to look it up.

I'm currently reading "Hail Mary" by JR Rain. The third Knighthorse mystery. Its a bit Spenserish and I'm loving it.
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I ran out of books, so I am catching up on my food magazines. I've finished the November Cooking Light, the December editions of Food & Wine and Healthy Cooking, and I just started my December Cooking Light.
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The Rowan? I've never heard of that one and I've read most of McCaffrey's stuff. I'm going to look it up.

I'm currently reading "Hail Mary" by JR Rain. The third Knighthorse mystery. Its a bit Spenserish and I'm loving it.
The Rowan precedes Damia, followed by Damia's Children, Lyon's Pride, and The Tower And The Hive
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Currently reading The Demon Queen and The Locksmith on the Kindle app for my phone. Its description wasn't what I'd expect based on the title but it still tiea into the story. So far I'm really liking it. It's kind of a fantasy/mystery/surrealist story. There are parts that feel like a dream, altough most of it feels pretty realistic. If it continues to be as good as it's been and it finishes well, this will be on my list of books to recommend to others.
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9 Dragons, by Micheal Connelly, very good, I love the Harry Bosch stories. His daughter has just been kidnapped in Honk Kong, he's getting ready to head there to find her.
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I just picked up a copy of James Patterson's Toys. It looked interesting, but about 6 chapters in I realized it's a science fiction story. I am not crazy about science fiction.
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