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Old 06-16-2015, 04:04 PM   #3621
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My last two-day read was another Laura Childs book, "Ming Tea Murder". She writes three different cozy mysteries. Ming Tea is set in Charleston. We've been there a couple of times, so it's rather easy for me to picture the scenes that she's writing. Sadly, there is no sweet little tea shop like the one Theodosia runs.

Next up is a spoof book, a riff on "The Cat Who..." books by Lilian Braun. This one is called "The Cat Who Killed Lilian Jackson Braun". Won't start it till tomorrow since I have a basketball game to watch tonight.
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:03 PM   #3622
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Finished "The Da Vinci Code"
Not what I expected after all the hype.
I enjoyed it but now I'll have to read "Angels & Demons".
One book leads to another.

Read "Remains of Innocence" by J.A. Jance
Another good read and it was one of those had to reads for me because of being hooked on the characters.
Guess you can call a lot of what I read Paperback Soap Operas.

Also finished another from the box that I'd never have picked up myself.
"Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrant.
Now I want to read "Seabiscuit".

Keep on telling us what you read folks.
Sometimes reading what you don't think would interest you turns out to be a good read and makes you seek more.

I'm going to start a new book from the box.
It's (If you knew me.) one I'd never consider since it say's it's an Oprah's Book Club book.
"The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver.
Nothing ventured nothing gained and it's cover notes sound interesting just like they are supposed to.
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:22 PM   #3623
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Zagut, you're going to like Poison wood Bible. It's good. I didn't know that it was an Oprah book when I read it. I personally prefer Angels and Demons over DaVinci Code too. Technically, A&D was written first. Much better story.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:21 AM   #3624
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What I find most helpful on this thread is to offer a link for the book where we can learn more about it to see if it sounds personally interesting. I certainly don't expect to influence anyone to like my choices.
That's a good idea. I'll try to include them in the future.

Myself, I hope somebody enjoys one of my selections, maybe one they would have never tried without my positive comments. I do expect to influence somebody, or get influenced by somebody, or I wouldn't post in this topic.
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:49 PM   #3625
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Jabbur, You were right. I like it. It's a very good read.

Whoda thunk I'd like an Oprah book?

Next up from the box is. "Ride The Wind" by Lucia St. Clair Robson.
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:12 PM   #3626
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Although I'm not a hiker, after falling in love with Yosemite as a young woman, for a time, I entertained thoughts of walking the John Muir trail. It never happened except in my mind. I discovered this book recently and it's really held my attention on the opposite side of the country. At this age, this hike will never happen for me either, although it's a very good read ......



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Old 07-10-2015, 07:25 PM   #3627
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For me, I'll never be influenced to read your choices Greg, but others could be interested. What I find most helpful on this thread is to offer a link for the book where we can learn more about it to see if it sounds personally interesting. I certainly don't expect to influence anyone to like my choices.
well, intended or not, kayelle, a couple of years ago your intrigue with gillian flynn's 'gone girl' influenced me to read it, too. and you've done it again recently with another girl this time, a 'good girl'. i wonder what sort of girl will it be that you introduce me to next....
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:40 PM   #3628
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My last two-day read was another Laura Childs book, "Ming Tea Murder". She writes three different cozy mysteries. Ming Tea is set in Charleston. We've been there a couple of times, so it's rather easy for me to picture the scenes that she's writing. Sadly, there is no sweet little tea shop like the one Theodosia runs.

Next up is a spoof book, a riff on "The Cat Who..." books by Lilian Braun. This one is called "The Cat Who Killed Lilian Jackson Braun". Won't start it till tomorrow since I have a basketball game to watch tonight.
I'm a big fan of those quick little page turners!

I will look for a copy of "The Cat Who Killed Lilian Jackson Braun" by Robert Kaplow.

Look for Virginia Rich and the Eugenia Potter books. I think Virginia Rich only finished three before she died. "The Cooking School Murders", "The Nantucket Diet Murders", and "The Baked Bean Supper Murders".
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:03 PM   #3629
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Just finished Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Amazing story and, as usual, Larson didn't disappoint. I love his books. Others of his I've read include Devil in the White City and Isaac's Storm. Can't remember the others.

Larson can take facts and make them mesmerizing. He's one of those "magic" writers who can paint pictures in your head as you read. I couldn't put Isaac's Storm down. Read it in less than 2 days.
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I am reading P. D. James, Adam Dalgliesh mysteries.
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