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Old 01-08-2012, 06:21 PM   #1951
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I just finished "The Fifth Witness" by Michael Connelly (Mickey Haller series), and have his next book "The Drop" (Harry Bosch series) reserved at the library. I like his Harry Bosch stories better. Once I've finished "The Drop" I'll have read all his novels and impatiently waiting for the next one!
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:08 PM   #1952
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The biography of James Beard.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #1953
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I'm reading the Pretty Little Liars book series by Sara Shepard... my guilty pleasure.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:01 PM   #1954
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I, too, love Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine, and think I've read everything she's written. Right now I'm slogging through The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollnghurst. I'm 139 pages into a 435 page book, a Booker award winner. It seems to me it's one of those books that go on and on with a lot of words but no real activity. Sometimes when I pick up a prestigious award winner book, I feel I have to slog on through it even if I'm not enjoying it. If something doesn't happen in the next several pages, it'll go back to the library half-read.

Another one I've started and will probably complete is Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh. In this case it is simply the pigeon English and other jargon that I'm wading through. But the story line is good (I think it's another Booker).

By my bedside right now is a book (I actually think it's a text book aimed at high school or maybe early college) about famous philosophers. It's just thumbnail sketches, but the subject always interested me. I can read them in minutes (I'm a very fast reader) and try to distill the theories.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:37 PM   #1955
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I've never heard of pigeons speaking English!
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:37 AM   #1956
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Ha-ha! Pigeons would be easier to understand than some pigeon English! (I lived in Hawaii for the better part of a decade, and can understand that version!)
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:43 AM   #1957
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When I was at my "third place" Friday, a friend told me that an acquaintance of hers told her she might like historical murder mysteries. She, knowing I read a lot, and am pretty indiscrimate in what I read, asked me what I know of the genre. Little did she know that she hit a real chord with me. Murder mysteries (I think the Brits call them crime fiction, which is more accurate) are my true guilty pleasure. So I told her I'd email her with my favorites. Since I read so much, I can never remember authors, so sat down and did the research. I came up with:

Ellis Peters
Caleb Carr
Anne Perry
Laurie R. King
Elizabeth Peters
Stephanie Barron

Anyone have any more to add?
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:01 AM   #1958
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And the word you need is "pidgin." Pidgin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:07 PM   #1959
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Finally got through The Food of a Younger Land (Mark Kurlansky), which contained a teaser in the Middle West section: "...the Galena Guide, considered one of the best small-town guides in the series..." Paging Claire -- do you suppose it's in the Galena library?

Am nibbling my way through Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman. A morsel: "...on a table-top pebbled with crumbs lay the remnants of her breakfast -- a limp starfish of a banana peel..."

Also, a very strange book by Eric Garcia, Anonymous Rex, a detective story in which the protagonist is a velociraptor required to masquerade as a human, as are all the other dinosaurs - a highly inventive tale.
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Finally got through The Food of a Younger Land (Mark Kurlansky), which contained a teaser in the Middle West section: "...the Galena Guide, considered one of the best small-town guides in the series..." Paging Claire -- do you suppose it's in the Galena library?

Am nibbling my way through Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman. A morsel: "...on a table-top pebbled with crumbs lay the remnants of her breakfast -- a limp starfish of a banana peel..."

Also, a very strange book by Eric Garcia, Anonymous Rex, a detective story in which the protagonist is a velociraptor required to masquerade as a human, as are all the other dinosaurs - a highly inventive tale.
I love the Rex books, lots of fun. My brother suggested them to me a few years ago.
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