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Old 10-19-2013, 12:06 PM   #3161
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I just finished the first Stephanie Plum book "One for the Money" by Janet Evanovich. Really enjoyed it. I don't have any others in that series and with the wedding coming up next month, can't afford to spend money on books! I went back to my stash of ebooks on my kindle and picked up the Liturgical Mysteries Series with "The Diva wore Diamonds" by Mark Schweizer. Light mystery, comical characters in the Northern Exposure vein of small towns.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:30 PM   #3162
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I ditched the Bova. Started the second book of a series by Hugh Howey, Shift. I was hooked by the second sentence and resent having to put it down.
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:25 PM   #3163
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I finally fnished the Rowan series and started on the Jeffrey Deaver: The Sleeping Doll. It's another Kathryn Dance novel. I love that character. I'm already up to page 206!
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Love Jeffrey Deaver books...
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #3165
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A few friends and I formed a book club; we're on our second book: "The Red Tent," by Anita Diamant, and I just finished Part I. Really, really good. It's putatively the story of Dinah, daughter of Jacob, from the Bible. I gather she is just mentioned in the Bible and this describes her and her family and what their lives were like. The red tent is where the women stayed during menstruation and childbirth, and of course, talked about womanly things away from the men
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:59 PM   #3166
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I just finished Steven King's Mile 81. It's a toss up on what to start next. Either Gordon Ramsay's Humble Pie or Racketeer by John Grisham.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:27 PM   #3167
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A few friends and I formed a book club; we're on our second book: "The Red Tent," by Anita Diamant, and I just finished Part I. Really, really good. It's putatively the story of Dinah, daughter of Jacob, from the Bible. I gather she is just mentioned in the Bible and this describes her and her family and what their lives were like. The red tent is where the women stayed during menstruation and childbirth, and of course, talked about womanly things away from the men
I really enjoyed that book. Even though it is a novel, I think the research had to be pretty good to make you feel like you were there. Gives you a look into the way the people lived during that time. Loved it!
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I really enjoyed that book. Even though it is a novel, I think the research had to be pretty good to make you feel like you were there. Gives you a look into the way the people lived during that time. Loved it!
I love good historical novels, too. Michener is one of my favorite authors.
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i'm reading '12 years a slave' by solomon northrup. the book has been made into a movie, which will very possibly be this gen's 'roots'. '12 years' is based on a true-life story about a free negro man, living in new york state in the 1840s, who is captured and sold back into slavery in the south. i highly recommend it. amazingly, amazon is selling the kindle version for just 99 cents!
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i'm reading '12 years a slave' by solomon northrup. the book has been made into a movie, which will very possibly be this gen's 'roots'. '12 years' is based on a true-life story about a free negro man, living in new york state in the 1840s, who is captured and sold back into slavery in the south. i highly recommend it. amazingly, amazon is selling the kindle version for just 99 cents!
Oooh, Vit, thanks for the tip! Just scored it. The movie sounded very interesting, happy to get the Kindle book!
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