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Old 05-15-2016, 01:02 PM   #3751
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:11 PM   #3752
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The Souschef and I are now into the 6th book of The Clifton Chronicles Binge Read | Jeffrey Archer's The Clifton Chronicles Series of Novels
each of them are cliff hangers and the 7th book will be on the market in November. It's been really fun reading all of them together although he reads much faster than I do, and he has to let me catch up so we can talk about it. It's kinda like our own private book club.
Jeffery Archer is a genius at weaving a compelling story, and we both highly recommend this series.
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:41 AM   #3753
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Picked up a quick-and-dirty beach read at the library. "Life's a Beach" was quick, and not really dirty. Unless you count the sand. A sweet little nothing story, which works just fine for me during baseball season. This time of year I can barely keep up with my magazines - one monthly, and one bi-monthly.

Summary and reviews from "Goodreads" - because there is no book site called "OKreads". Life's a Beach
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:07 AM   #3754
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Currently reading 'breaking the Jewish code' forget the authors name.
Basically it addresses how the most persecuted nation does so well in all aspects of life. Just bought 'the missing link' by Kevin Lings a South African economist and fund manager at STANLIB an investment company I use to invest clients money.
I haven't read a story book in ages.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:47 AM   #3755
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I just finished the Dorothy Must Die trilogy. Interesting take on the OZ stories. There are 2 volumes of short stories that I have to go with the trilogy but needed a break from OZ. I read a cozy mystery by Leighann Dobbs titled "Paws and Effect" set in Mystic Notch NH. It's book 5 in a series that involves ghosts, magic, books and cats. Really fun stories.
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:25 PM   #3756
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Working my way through the Joanna Brady series by J.A.Jance. Just started reading "Skeleton Canyon" (#5 in the series).
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:48 PM   #3757
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Working my way through the Joanna Brady series by J.A.Jance. Just started reading "Skeleton Canyon" (#5 in the series).
I really enjoy J.A. Jance RP. All her series are good. My only problem is trying to remember which ones I've already read since she's written so many.

I'm glad this thread resurfaced. I've been reading my usual cheap supermarket novels but thought of it as I read the latest grocery store find.

It was "Palace of Treason" by Jason Matthews.

Good read if you like spy thrillers. What made me think of this thread is that at the end of each chapter he includes a semi - recipe of a food mentioned in that chapter. No Tsp's of or cook this way or that involved. Just a list of ingredients and general description of preparation.
Some made me want to experiment with some of them.

I've also been living in the past with a few old books I've kept around as the wanna read someday.

One that has gotten read was "Men and Volts at War" by John Anderson Miller.
Copyright 1947 General Electric Company.
One I'm sure my father got as an employee and I don't know if he ever read it or not.
It was rather interesting with many interesting pictures. It told in a company biased way how involved the civilian workforce was in the war effort, Some of the things they developed and to what extent they were involved in technological advancements of the times.

Keep reading folks.
It's much better then the boob tube
And fiction is fiction no matter what the source.
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:10 PM   #3758
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I'm currently working my way through urban fantasy and urban romantic fantasy. That damned Nalini Singh ruined me with her Psy-changling series and now I read even the racy parts. :)

I'll recommend some urban fantasy if anybody asks. In essence it is fantasy based in the present era on Earth and the cities and countries that exist in the modern world, and they have cellphones, Internet, etc. ... and one or more supernatural species/races which the humans may or may not be aware of.

I've kept a list of all the books I've read since about 1990 including author, title, how much I liked it, and date completed. I keep it on one of my websites and can access it at the library if I can't remember whether I've read a book. That's 1,600 books in 26 years = 61-62 per year. I'm currently knocking down 2-3 per week. No way to remember that many novels.

I have a wish list at the end for ideas on which to read next. Also joined GoodReads.com.

Early 2013 I switched to ebooks and since then I never looked back, almost 100% ebooks. Most public (and many private) libraries are hooked up with Overdrive Media Console which you can put on your phone, tablet or computer (best on a tablet) and get a Kindle app because Kindle is the best format.

It simply amazes me that I can be reading at night in bed, finish a novel, get on Overdrive and search my libraries until I find a book I want to read (often the next in the series), download it and start reading it -- all in less than 10 minutes! Note that Amazon acts as the delivery agent. You need an Amazon account which costs nothing and no fee is charged for the delivery service. (Must be hooked up with Overdrive.)

I have about 8-9 library cards in 3 states, so I have a huge selection of ebooks. I often reserve the same book at 2-3 libraries and take the first one I get, cancel the rest.

Lots of people say they don't like ebooks and usually they are the ones who haven't tried reading an ebook. 'Nuff said. :)
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Old 08-23-2016, 01:22 AM   #3759
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I'll recommend some urban fantasy if anybody asks. In essence it is fantasy based in the present era on Earth and the cities and countries that exist in the modern world, and they have cellphones, Internet, etc. ... and one or more supernatural species/races which the humans may or may not be aware of.
I'm still interested in Urban Fantasy...

I am currently reading The Obesity Code, by Dr. Jason Fung and I, Zombie, by Hugh Howie.

I highly recommend Dr. Fung's books and Videos on You Tube to anyone on the High Fat/Low Carb Diet.
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:19 PM   #3760
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It's been awhile...just life in general, but I finished a really good culinary novel. The title, "Margherita's Notebook" by Elisabatta Flumeri, set in the hills and village of Tuscany, lots of recipes at the end, eccentric characters, romance and humor. I really enjoyed it.
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