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Old 06-19-2014, 11:12 PM   #3411
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Loved Bad Monkey, though not enough to get the tattoo!
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:14 PM   #3412
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Loved Bad Monkey, though not enough to get the tattoo!
I have so many, and my folks always call me "their monkey", it's a perfect fit for me, and all of my existing tattoos, it'll just fill up space, but yeah, GREAT book/author.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:04 AM   #3413
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UP WITH COZY MYSTERIES! At the end of a long day a comfortable, comforting read is just what the doctor ordered. Something to help you escape from the daily grind.
Did someone say "daily grind"? One of my favorite Cozies series are the Coffee House Mysteries by Cleo Coyle (actually a wife/husband team). The recipes are pretty yummy too.

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Old 06-20-2014, 11:20 AM   #3414
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Been on a Carl Hiaasen kick, currently re-reading Bad Monkey, I love it. The pirate monkey that is on the cover is actually getting tattooed on me in 2 weeks. I've worked my way through about a dozen of his books now, thanks to airport layovers, and have really grown to enjoy the heck out of him.
One of the humblest, nicest men I have ever met. I thought he would be intimidating but he isn't even close to intimidating. Just absolutely genuine.



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Old 06-20-2014, 11:31 AM   #3415
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What a treat! Thanks for sharing your experience! I imagined he would be kind of an easy-breezy type of guy after hearing an interview with him on NPR, glad to know he lives up to the expectation!
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:06 PM   #3416
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Love Hiaasen, his older novels, Skin Tight, Native Tongue, Double Whammy, Strip Tease...basically, if Skink is in it I love it. I see there is a new YA coming out this year called Skink - No Surrender, will have to look for it.

On edit: It comes out Sept 23rd, available for pre-order on Amazon for <$15, hardcover.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:11 AM   #3417
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As a funny side note, I play Call of Duty - Ghosts on PS3. I have renamed my squad members the following: Doc, Skink, McGee, O'Connor, Serge and Thorn. :D
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I'm reading on of Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford mysteries called Murder Being Once Done.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:14 PM   #3419
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I am reading red sparrow by jason matthews. Typical espionage novel, but what I like most is that at the end of each chapter, there is a recipe for whatever dish was eaten, or mentioned in the chapter. In chapter one this spy escapes the kgb by ducking into a soup kitchen, wherby some old woman serves him up a bowl of beet soup. End of chapter, recipe for old ladies beet soup...lol cool
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