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Old 09-15-2016, 10:05 PM   #3791
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I can't remember why I stopped reading George. It sure has been awhile...
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Old 09-17-2016, 11:06 AM   #3792
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I am reading:

Asa Larsson's https://www.amazon.com/Second-Deadly.../dp/1623654386.

Why? This is a fictional story about my ancestor. How cool is that!!!
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:37 AM   #3793
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I love historical fiction and this one was excellent and unusual.
In addition to a captivating well written story it has interesting period medicine, along with compelling character development. It was a real page turner and I will start on the sequel right away. Take a look!!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...tor-s-daughter
OK, I just finished the second and final book.."the choice". Here's my review at Goodreads..
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Bravo!!! What a story! There was literally not one page that let my attention wander. The Choice was even better than the first book, if that's possible. I appreciated so much about both books and The Choice was perfect in every way. What a truly talented story teller who consistently kept my full attention packing drama into every page. I agree with others that The Doctor's Daughter would make a captivating mini series for television. I hope it happens!!

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Old 09-21-2016, 01:35 AM   #3794
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...came home with a new book that caught my eye. Called "Cooking for Picasso", it's a mix of historical information and fictional writing. Haven't started it yet, but I'll review it when I'm done.
The title of this book should have been "Just One More Chapter". That is exactly how I treated it the previous two nights...and stayed up way past late-o-clock. Instead, I settled in this afternoon between lunch and baseball to finish it off.

Was this book GOOD! I thought the author was very creative by writing two parallel stories. Every few chapters, the storyline would alternate between the character Celine in modern times, and her grandma Ondine in the 1930s through the second half of the 1960s. It intertwined the two stories, with Celine's desire to find out her family history moving the story to Ondine's also being written in the present tense. Mystery and intrigue, romance and love, this book has it all. And, in spite of the title, not a recipe to be seen!
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:07 AM   #3795
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Finished up the last book that will be written by Avery Aames (a pseudonym) in the "Cheese Shop Mysteries" series. She's decided to end it. I'll miss the characters I've come to know as if they lived in my own neighborhood, but at least I can continue to enjoy her other series, "Cookbook Nook Mysteries", written under her own name of Daryl Wood Gerber.

This last book was entitled "For Cheddar or Worse". I loved how she worked the name of a cheese or cheese-based food into the title of each of her books!
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:37 AM   #3796
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I'm reading small study about food and digestive system. Just proof reading, but it is interesting.
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Old 10-16-2016, 03:08 AM   #3797
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Decided to read "Heat..." by Bill Buford after GG and a few others have mentioned it on DC before. Wow, I'm surprised that Mario Batali is still alive!
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Decided to read "Heat..." by Bill Buford after GG and a few others have mentioned it on DC before. Wow, I'm surprised that Mario Batali is still alive!
Love that book. I've read it twice.
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Old 10-16-2016, 12:51 PM   #3799
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Just began an "impulse" book I spied on the library display shelves. It's entitled Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. Has potential. Will read more and let you know.
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Just stated https://www.amazon.com/Gentleman-Mos...eman+in+moscow
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