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Old 08-15-2014, 08:25 PM   #3481
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That's why I re-read so many books, they change as the years go by.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:06 AM   #3482
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I'm reading a series spun off from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.


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Old 08-16-2014, 01:11 AM   #3483
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Jeffrey Deaver's XO, a Kathryn Dance novel.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:52 AM   #3484
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Just after I drop off the previous Wine Lover's Mystery, I get a notification that the next book (and, so far, last written) is waiting for me at the library. After I'm done with A Toast to Murder I'll have to put a stop to books for a while. My tower of magazines is close to unwieldy and close to sliding out of its basket.
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:52 PM   #3485
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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.
We read Tom Sawyer in English class at school and as I enjoyed it I asked for Huck Finn for Christmas. I was really disappointed. I found it rather tiresome. I re-discovered my copy when I was sorting out stuff of my mother's. Didn't know she'd kept it. Had another go at it and didn't enjoy it anymore than when I was 12.
It's gone in the charity shop bag.
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:24 PM   #3486
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I just finished Diana Gabaldon's eighth book in the Outlander Serires, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, great author.
Her books grab you and hold you, well, they do me anyways...
Now I see that the book is a series on the Starz network
WOW!
Only wish we got that channel
Sadder yet, now I'll have to wait another 4-5 years for the next "Big Book"
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:01 AM   #3487
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Went to our local used book store (were they are having a special on Tuesday and Thursdays) buy one get one free. So I stocked up on some Dorothy Simpson mysteries in hard cover. They seem to be making the print in those paperbacks smaller and smaller. :)
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:56 PM   #3488
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I have started The Providence Rider by Robert McCammon. I have enjoyed the Matthew Corbett stories.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:06 PM   #3489
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We read Tom Sawyer in English class at school and as I enjoyed it I asked for Huck Finn for Christmas. I was really disappointed. I found it rather tiresome. I re-discovered my copy when I was sorting out stuff of my mother's. Didn't know she'd kept it. Had another go at it and didn't enjoy it anymore than when I was 12.
It's gone in the charity shop bag.
Just beginning Huck Finn's adventures and am finding it a bit tedious. Isn't holding my interest like Tom's story did.

I'm trying to remember what the PBS program said about Twain's life at the time he wrote about good old Huck Finn. Could be a reflection of that. He did have a few challenges personally and financially.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:27 PM   #3490
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Huck Finn is a bit drier/serious, it has more social commentary than Tom does. Tow Sawyer is a kids story, Huck Finn is for the adults.
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