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Old 06-27-2012, 09:28 AM   #2461
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I have made a note of your recommendations, cheers Greg :)

Hubby just said, when you have time, try the Tad Williams fantasy series, that they are a fabulous read

It is the Shadowmarch Series
His trilogy "Memory, Sorrow and Thorn" is pretty good too if you haven't read it.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:17 AM   #2462
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Just started "The Dog who Knew too Much" by Spencer Quinn. I like this series (this is #4) about a private detective and his dog. The stories are told from the dog's point of view. Good light reading. A little mystery-thriller, a little comedy.
Sounds interesting, jabbur. I'll have to see if our library has the books. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:00 PM   #2463
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My fantasy recommendations:

Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series ("The Hollows" series). Good on so many levels. Each novel can be appreciated on its own and each has a satisfying ending, although they should be read in order of publishing date.

Karen Moning's Fever series (now complete). Novels do not stand alone, or only loosely, but the series is complete so you can read this series from debut to conclusion without any hitch. This series is what really hooked me on fantasy, although Harrison shares the blame too. :)
BTW these two series are what I would call urban fantasy, IOW set in the present era of cellphones, cars and air travel, etc.
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I have made a note of your recommendations, cheers Greg :)

Hubby just said, when you have time, try the Tad Williams fantasy series, that they are a fabulous read

It is the Shadowmarch Series
Okay, you convinced me. I've reserved the first of the series at my public library. Thanks!
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:16 PM   #2464
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Sounds interesting, jabbur. I'll have to see if our library has the books. Thanks for the recommendation.
The first one is "Dog On It". I bought it on a whim and fell in love with Chet (the dog). Have been collecting them now. Chet The Dog : Buy my book
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I'm about 50 pages into Tinkers by Paul Harding. Big surprise this morning on NPR's Diane Rehm show -- by sheer coincidence that's the book they were discussing. She and her panel like it a lot, but all agreed that it's slow reading, as valuable for the author's lyrical prose as for the story that's told. I was getting tired of the jumps in time back and forth from the old man who's dying and his memories of his father. It will probably be worth the effort to soldier on. Good bedtime reading anyway.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:10 PM   #2466
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I ran out of books on order and went to the "library" downstairs. I had donated many of my books, to make room for more, and to hopefully inspire others to donate theirs.

It worked, and I found a bunch of new authors that I'm gradually trying out.

A bunch of new (to me) authors are Jan Coffrey, Eileen Dryer, and Linda Howard. I have ordered more of their books, because they caught my attention and kept me spellbound.

Right now, I'm reading another one of Iris Johansen's novels. She keeps me in thrall and there are plenty more I haven't read yet.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #2467
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His trilogy "Memory, Sorrow and Thorn" is pretty good too if you haven't read it.
Yes Purple, that is another series that hubby has read and enjoyed

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Okay, you convinced me. I've reserved the first of the series at my public library. Thanks!
I am so pleased Greg, I have no doubt you will enjoy them...and if you dont, we will blame Steve
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I just finished Wintersmith. I had already read the other three in this four book, Disk World, "juvenile" subset, by Terry Pratchett. Loved it. I want more. I love the Nac Mac Feegles - the Wee Free Men, also known as Pictsies (yes, that is spelled correctly).
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Oh the Wee Free Men are my FAVORITE! I LMAO for most of those books. I envy you being at the start of some fun reads.
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Oh the Wee Free Men are my FAVORITE! I LMAO for most of those books. I envy you being at the start of some fun reads.
Unfortunately, I just finished them.
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