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Old 12-28-2013, 04:11 PM   #3211
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:27 PM   #3212
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Just finished The Alienist: Caleb Carr: 9780812976144: Amazon.com: Books. My wife thought it was one of the best books she’s ever read, and she doesn't even like “detective stories”.
I think the only reason she liked it so much was because it was written in the very proper language of the time the story is about. Personally the same proper language made very hard for me to read. Having hard time reading it I was forced paying closer attention to the story line witch I found fantastic, no not “great” but fantastic as a fantasy. Not going to into details, I would rate this book as poor at best.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:54 PM   #3213
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Just starting "The Cairo Trilogy" by Naguib Mafouz.

I read the first book in the trilogy about 30 years ago but never found books 2 and 3. Recently came across a combined edition on Amazon so I'm starting again.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:11 PM   #3214
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:34 PM   #3215
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Just finished "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. It was very intriguing. Not sure how they were able to do the movie.
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:51 PM   #3216
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Two books found their way home with me from the library when I stopped to get my videos: "Dinner With the Smileys" (I read an excerpt in Parade Magazine this past summer and found the mom's process delightful), and "Goodnight Mind: Turn Of Your Noisy Thoughts and Get a Good Night's Sleep" (because the symptom descriptions on the jacket are SO our son). Don't know which to start first, so they'll probably end up tag-teaming until theyre both finished.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:35 AM   #3217
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I had to sit and wait for jury duty on Wednesday (I wasn't called to a jury but I did sit from 8Am to 4PM) so I started Wild Card I. It is now on the Kindle!
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:43 AM   #3218
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Just starting "The Cairo Trilogy" by Naguib Mafouz.

I read the first book in the trilogy about 30 years ago but never found books 2 and 3. Recently came across a combined edition on Amazon so I'm starting again.
I'd like to read that, but it isn't available for Kindle. Oh, pooh!

Which reminded me of different trilogies, different time and place, I read (and re-read) years ago.

The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning.
The Levant Trilogy , same author
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Days of Blood and Starlight - Laini Taylor.
Second book of Daughter of smoke and bones.. and looong time to wait for the third in german....
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:04 PM   #3220
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Just finished "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. It was very intriguing. Not sure how they were able to do the movie.
You would have loved Gillian's discussion with Carl Hiaasen. I loved the book. My sister-in-law hated it. I can't wait to see the movie.

Here is a hysterically fun discussion between Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Laura Lippman about their love for Lifetime Movies. It was one of the major highlights of the past weekend.

Audio Archives | Megan Abbott, Gillian Flynn, Laura LippmanFatal Vision: The Imprint of True-Crime Movies | Key West Literary Seminar
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