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Old 08-01-2014, 03:54 PM   #3471
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I know I've been away from this thread for awhile.

i've been on a reading jag that just won't quit.

Lately, I found and am devouring Allison Brennan's books.

It seems I'm reading a book in a day and a half or less. The resident's library downstairs is getting full with my discards. If I kept them here in my apartment, I wouldn't be able to move.

One book I got from a neighbor is called Lara, by Bertrice Small.

I don't usually like magical fantasy like that, but I loved the book and just received the two sequels, A Distant Tomorrow, and The Twilight Lord.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:11 PM   #3472
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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax Series #1) by Dorothy Gilman | 9780449208281 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble

Thanks to whoever turned me on to this...I'm really enjoying it and looking forward to the next 8 books in the series. Mrs. Pollifax is my new hero!

Now I remember who it was...Thanks Lizzy!!
My pleasure, K. It's always nice to share good things like that series.

At present I'm reading Cold Storage, Alaska, by John Straley. Helps to beat the heat down here, with a nod to a little backwoods philosophy.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:23 PM   #3473
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I'm in the middle of the Bright Empires novels by Stephen Lawhead. They are great!
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:42 PM   #3474
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I'm reading my "new" "Joy of Cooking". Fascinating! I like cookery books with plenty of reading attached to the recipes. It came very quickly too, considering Amazon had given 18th August as the earliest date that it would get here from teh US.

Harumph! I'm still waiting for a book that's coming from 50 miles away that I ordered a week before "JoC"
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:49 PM   #3475
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I'm reading my "new" "Joy of Cooking". Fascinating! I like cookery books with plenty of reading attached to the recipes. It came very quickly too, considering Amazon had given 18th August as the earliest date that it would get here from teh US.

Harumph! I'm still waiting for a book that's coming from 50 miles away that I ordered a week before "JoC"
And it arrived this am. "The Bad Quarto" by Jill Paton-Walsh. It's the 4th and last in the Imogen Quy mysteries. A an intelligent who-dunnit and a quick but rivetting read. The series is set around a fictional Cambridge college where Our Heroine is the college nurse so plenty of scope for things to happen. Sadly there are only four in the series and I've read them all now.

I'm not getting involved in anything very deep at the moment as I have a lot on my plate and the Imogen Quy novels just hit the spot.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:58 PM   #3476
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Just finishing a James Patterson book, Mistress.

Next in line The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

I was inspired by a PBS series on Samuel Clements.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:19 PM   #3477
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I just got "Corked by Cabernet", the next Michele Scott " Wine Lovers Series. A couple after that and I should be caught up. For now, anyway!
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:42 PM   #3478
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Just finished The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Oh, what fun! I'd never read it, even as a child, and enjoyed every bit of it. It was lovely to be transported back to a simpler time and revel in Tom's world and his adventures.

Tonight, I'll begin The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. More adventures and more fun. I'm looking forward to it.
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Katie, I wish I still had the chance to read those stories again for the first time.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:12 PM   #3480
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Katie, I wish I still had the chance to read those stories again for the first time.
I think, as an adult, I am appreciating the stories more than I would have had I read them in my youth. They are so delightful and I love Mark Twain/Samuel Clements anyway.
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