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Old 10-23-2012, 11:38 AM   #2671
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For those with kindles, I just got my Book Bub email this morning and they have one of my favorites on sale for $0.99! If you enjoy mysteries with humor and animals you'll love "Dog on it" by Spencer Quinn. I suggest you go check it out at Amazon. Even though I have the DTB version, I'm seriously considering getting the digital version also.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:19 PM   #2672
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I just finished "Prey" by Michael Crichton - it was a re-read, but I enjoyed it again Now I'm re-reading "Poland" by James Michener. I love Michener.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:19 PM   #2673
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For those with kindles, I just got my Book Bub email this morning and they have one of my favorites on sale for $0.99! If you enjoy mysteries with humor and animals you'll love "Dog on it" by Spencer Quinn. I suggest you go check it out at Amazon. Even though I have the DTB version, I'm seriously considering getting the digital version also.
Thanks for the heads-up, Jabbur! I scored both the 99 cent ones.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #2674
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Being a Dawgluver, this will be right up your ally! It's told from the dog's point of view! I can so see my own pup doing this stuff while I'm reading.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #2675
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I'm rereading Glory Road by Robert Heinlein. It's holding up really well for SF published in 1963 - the writing that is, the book, not so much.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:13 AM   #2676
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I'm rereading Glory Road by Robert Heinlein. It's holding up really well for SF published in 1963 - the writing that is, the book, not so much.
It's been a while since I read Glory Road. Say Hi to Oscar and Star for me.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:27 PM   #2677
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Currently reading (or rather, listening to) "Kicking and Dreaming", which is a memoir by Ann and Nancy Wilson of the rock band "Heart".

I don't know what possessed me to buy it, but it's actually fairly entertaining thus far. And the audio version is probably better because it's read by the sisters.
Please post a review when you've read the whole book. I'm a big Heart fan and I have all their studio albums and a few of their live albums. Also recently got Ann Wilson's solo album. She does some really nice covers of The Youngbloods (Darkness, Darkness), The Animals (We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place), Led Zeppelin (Heart has done several covers of Zep in their concerts), and more, and has some interesting guests playing/singing in some of the songs including Elton John, Wynonna, and more. I hadn't expected much of the album Ann without Heart but I was pleasantly surprised.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:18 AM   #2678
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The Cardturner - Louis Sachar. Loving it!
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:01 PM   #2679
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Right now I'm enthralled with and old epic book of nearly a thousand pages, called "From Sea to Shining Sea" by James Alexander Thom, one of my favorite authors. I can hardly put it down. Here's something about it.

In one generation, the Clark family of Virginia fought for our nation's independence, and explored, conquered, and settled the continent from sea to shining sea. This powerfully written book recreates the warm life of the family, the dangers of the battlefield, the grueling journeys across an untamed wilderness, and the soul-stirring Lewis and Clark Expedition. This mighty epic is a fitting tribute to the wisdom and courage of Ann Rogers Clark, her husband John, and the ten sons and daughters they nurtured and inspired.
I just wanted to re-visit this by saying I just finished From sea to Shining Sea, by Thom and it will go down in my memory as one of the top favorite books of my life. I'm overwhelmed by the power of this remarkable family in our American history. For me, there was not one boring part in nearly a thousand pages and I hated to have it end.
If historical novels interest you, this one is golden.
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Please post a review when you've read the whole book. I'm a big Heart fan and I have all their studio albums and a few of their live albums. Also recently got Ann Wilson's solo album. She does some really nice covers of The Youngbloods (Darkness, Darkness), The Animals (We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place), Led Zeppelin (Heart has done several covers of Zep in their concerts), and more, and has some interesting guests playing/singing in some of the songs including Elton John, Wynonna, and more. I hadn't expected much of the album Ann without Heart but I was pleasantly surprised.
Will do, Greg. I'm a fan myself. DW and I have seen them three times in the last 10 years, and it's amazing that Ann, who is now in her 60s, is still able to hit all those high notes so effortlessly. If anything, the band is as good now as they were when I first saw them 35 years ago.
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