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Old 10-01-2012, 06:45 PM   #2621
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Just finished listening to "Garlic and Sapphires" by Ruth Reichl. It was fun to listen to, tho got a little repetitive... anyone else like that one?
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:50 PM   #2622
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Also listened to Robert Heinlein's "Farnham's Freehold"... which I read many years ago... I still enjoyed the story, but it sure seemed dated. Some have mentioned reading Heinlein lately. Can't remember when I've heard characters in a book use the word "shan't" so much... :)
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #2623
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Also listened to Robert Heinlein's "Farnham's Freehold"... which I read many years ago... I still enjoyed the story, but it sure seemed dated. Some have mentioned reading Heinlein lately. Can't remember when I've heard characters in a book use the word "shan't" so much... :)
Heinlein is an annual favorite in this house. Shrek and I never get tired of the stories. I would say, "Farnham's Freehold" is a favorite, but actually it's Heinlein that is the favorite.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:50 AM   #2624
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Sharon: "Here are some thumbnail descriptions, but really you'd do better to look up the descriptions on Amazon or Goodreads or such!"

I usually read the descriptions on my local library website. Ditto Amazon. I didn't know about Goodreads, so thanks for the tip. And more titles 'n stuff - goody!
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:09 PM   #2625
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I have just started reading The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling
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I have just started reading The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling
Let me know how you like it. I know it is selling well but some of the reviews say it is a ho-hum book. Okay but not great.
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Let me know how you like it. I know it is selling well but some of the reviews say it is a ho-hum book. Okay but not great.
I'm waiting for Shrek to finish it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #2628
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Nora Roberts new book The Witness
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:00 AM   #2629
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An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd
the Dog Stars by Peter Heller
NW by Zadie Smith
Criminal by Karin Slaughter
Odd Apocolypse by Dean Koontz
Breakdown by Sara Paretsky

OK, finished (well, kind of) all but one. NW was one of those very few books I just could not get into. It doesn't happen often, but when I got to a page where the words were just scattered across the page I gave up.

Dog Stars I thought I wasn't going to like, but wound up liking, if that makes any sense. I really have a dislike of books where you can't see, very plainly, who is saying what in dialogue. but in the end I liked the book and was glad I persevered.

Odd Apocalypse is part of a series. I'm normally not into the paranormal or extra-sensory or whatever you want to call it, but I like Koontz's take usually and have developed a liking for poor Odd. It wasn't my favorite of the Odd books, and I'd recommend taking this series from the start, or at least earlier in the series, or you probably won't like it.

Karin Slaughter and Sara Paretsky's novels are just what I want from series mysteries. You know the characters and style and are reading for the pure enjoyment of getting lost in the story.

I've just started An Unmarked Grave, called to renew the books and found that the computer crashed and I can have the books as long as I want. Huh. Not a problem anyway, I'm such a library lover and they know it. So the books will go back probably on Monday and I'll tell you about the next batch!
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Let me know how you like it. I know it is selling well but some of the reviews say it is a ho-hum book. Okay but not great.
I will Jab

So far, it is ho-hum...not really getting into it as yet, about a quarter way through it!

Does not seem to flow as well as her HP books
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