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Old 12-06-2012, 02:20 PM   #2731
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Just got back from a family emergency. We drove for three days coming and going. In the 3+weeks we were gone I read:

The Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard. Don't think it's one of his best, but still good.
Ian Rankin's Fleshmarket Close Pretty good
Deadly Advice by Roberta Isleib. I like "cozy" mysteries for brain junk food, and this fit the bill.
A Reliable Wife. by Robert Goolrick. Very interesting
The September Society by Charles Finch. This is a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Sir Peter Whimsley. Great fun.

These are all books I bought at the library guild's annual used book sale. I usually work it, but wasn't sure my leg was up to it. As it was, I bought 22 books for $20. Obviously I went through half of them this trip. A friend in California and I exchange books we think we'd like, and a couple of these qualify. She sent me a half-dozen books when I was laid up with a broken hip. Book friends are the best friends!
Welcome back. I missed your post.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:38 PM   #2732
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Vitauta - I was introduced to his writing through the UVA magazine. My son was a student there and the magazine did a short blurb on him (he got a degree from UVA and usually mentions the University in some fashion). I picked up Wish You Well first and have been hooked ever since.


that's so cool, jabbur! i suppose we dedicated baldacci followers have taken many different paths to get to him, but i'll bet most of us ultimately reach the same destination, and catch a severe baldacci habit.

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:45 PM   #2733
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My first Baldacci was the first Camel Club story. The Innocent is breaking my wrist...I highly recommend this title.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:59 AM   #2734
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After reading Wish You Well and seeing all the comments about how different it was from Baldacci's usual stories, I had to go get one to see the contrast! True Blue was the next one I read.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:51 AM   #2735
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Reading Lee Child's Jack Reacher books now.
If you like that genre, I highly recommend them.

And I just don't see Tom Cruise in the title role...
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #2736
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Any Stephen King fans out there? You will love Let the Right One In, by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Scary, scary, hard to put down vampire story.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:52 PM   #2737
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Sparrow, my hubby loves Stephen King

I dont think he is into vampires though...but I am, will look into it, thanks
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I'm still on a Heinlein kick. I'm currently read The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. It's fun seeing how most of his books take place in the same "universe".
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:18 PM   #2739
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Any Stephen King fans out there? You will love Let the Right One In, by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Scary, scary, hard to put down vampire story.
Thanks for the information. My daughter loves Stephen King and vampire stories.
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