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Old 01-12-2012, 05:14 AM   #1971
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Just finished Patrick Lee's books The Breach, Ghost Country, and Deep Sky - very enjoyable trilogy. They are fast-paced thrillers with a sci-fi bent.
Thanks for the comments. These look like something I would definitely like. I added them to my list of books to try.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:55 PM   #1972
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Just finished "The Hiding Place" by Corrie ten Boom for the second or third time. It had been years since I last read it. I'm currently working my way through "War Horse" and on the the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. I forget which one I'm on now. There are 19 in the series and this one is around 15 or 16.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:12 PM   #1973
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Just finished "The Hiding Place" by Corrie ten Boom for the second or third time. It had been years since I last read it. I'm currently working my way through "War Horse" and on the the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. I forget which one I'm on now. There are 19 in the series and this one is around 15 or 16.
Another book by Corrie ten Boom is In My Fathers House. It covers her early years.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:24 PM   #1974
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I am now reading The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks. Another fantasy Novel for me. About a young boy who works for a theives guild who wants to escape that life and the only way he thinks he can is to become an Assassins Apprentice. I like when they make the Protagonist a somewhat less then respectable character. It makes for a good story.

Its pretty good so far.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:29 PM   #1975
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I'm reading David Lodge's book, "The Art of Fiction." I know, not a book most people would read. It is more or less a literary analysis of different techniques writers use bring characters, etc., to life. Interesting read, but not a novel.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:26 PM   #1976
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I'll be starting a Clive Cussler tonight...Dirk Pitt's first adventure, "Pacific Vortex."
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I love Clive Cussler! Enjoy!
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:41 AM   #1978
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Well, I managed to get through Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies. It was one of those time when I wanted to thunk myself on the head when I realized I thought I had another couple of chapters and the last was a glossary of the pidgen, Hindustani and other languages and jargon in the book. Would have made it much easier if I'd started from the back! But, even with that help, it seemed not to really have an end. I can only assume Ghosh is planning on sequels?

I'm giving up on one, and I don't do that often, The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst. Anyone read this one? Is there any reason to read pages 151 - 435?
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:57 AM   #1979
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I love Cussler, when I want to read something light, I pick him up. I start on one end of the shelf and read to the other end. I also like his Kurt Austin stories and Numa Files with Juan Cabrillo.
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Just started Private London by James Patterson. Love his books at the moment I'm flying through them.
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