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Right now I am reading Nelson DeMille's The Gate House.
It is the sequel to The Gold Coast.
I love this series because it is written about my town, about people and places I know. It is funny too because of the swipes he takes at some!
He also wrote an excellent book called Plum Island about the animal disease research island the federal government has on Plum Island that is located between the two peninsulas at the end of Long Island.
If you think of Long Island as a fish, the tail would be the end.


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I am going to begin reading The Testimony, by Anita Shreve.  Here is the blip:  A picture-perfect N>E> Boarding school comm. is shattered by a videotape that depicts the less than angelic lives of its students.  Very timely in this age of cell phones and indecent photos of students being sent around the school, etc. and what happens after that.  It is for my book club.  Sounds isnteresting!  Just finished "Write it when I'm gone!" about Gerald Ford's conversations on many subjects that wasn't to be printed until his death.  This was awesome!!  -Lee


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Gina
great idea! Your book sounds great.
I love reading locally. I recently read a book called Rosa, self-published by a little old italian lady in town. It is about her experience growing up here in Atlantic Highlands NJ during the time of the mob-influence and the "rum-runners" (Vito Genovese, whom the Godfather is based upon-lived in our town, too) She owned a rooming house and told little stories about the people who roomed there.
I am also reading "The Shack" and am just getting into it. It's about a tragedy that occurs in the shack and later on someone writes a letter to the guy to tell him to meet him in the shack...I think so he can come to terms with his bitterness over losing his little daughter. I kinda like it.
My trouble is finding time to read now that chemo is done! (i devoured books during that time-it was my escape)

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Lee - Too, too funny! Right now I am reading Write it When I'm Gone. I'm a little over halfway thru it. It's a great book!

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Gina,
 
Deb would looove this idea!  How sweet..and thoughtful.
 
And being a librarian, I'm drawn to these discussions too!
 
I read everything, including the backs of cereal boxes and the fine print on toothpaste tubes.  Lately, I've been on a mystery kick; I read the Kay Scarpetta mysteries by Patricia Cornwell.  Whew!  There are 15 or 16 of them (I lost count) but I did enjoy them.  Her earlier books are better; the characters are fresh, the pacing very exciting.  And..the very newest book "Scarpetta" is really good!  I think she's been energized to write again, or something.
 
Now...I need to pick something new from my huge pile, otherwise known as Mount TBR (To Be Read)  
 

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Vicky, I'm reading Scarpetta right now.  I decided that since I'm home for a few more weeks, I set some goals for myself, and one was to start reading again.  I finished Sail a few weeks ago and picked up Trace by Patricia Cornwell but found that I read it a few years ago, so Scarpetta it is.

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Margo...let me know what you think when you finish it!
 
I picked "All Mortal Flesh" by Julia Spencer-Fleming.  It's REALLY good..the main characters are Clare, an Episcopal priest, and Russ the chief of police in a small, upstate New York town called Millers Kill.  They solve mysteries, are falling in love with each other...and can't act on it, because Russ is married. 
 
This book is the fifth in the series, and I think it's the best!

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I have picked up The Associate by John Grisham but haven't started to read it yet. Maybe later.......

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I'm reading The Book of God.  It's the bible written as a novel and is fascinating. 

I also read a lot during chemo.  It was my escape and I read everything I could get my hands on. 

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Vicky, thanks for clueing me in on a series I haven't heard of yet.  I'll have to look for them.

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right now i am reading ...the ex-debutant by linda francis lee...

next up...cross country ---james patterso
are you there vodka its me chelsea ---chelsea handler
and have a few requests in at the library ..

i am gonna like this forum!!

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Oh, I love the Scarpetta series so I have to read "SCARPETTA"!!  Soon!!

Barbie, What do you think of the book?  I loved it!!  I have already passed it on to a friend who is a polical junkie!!

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I have had a hard time reading since chemo but am going to give it a shot again.  I almost picked up "Scarpetta" the other day.  Now I know I need to get it.  I loved her series.  "The Testimony" sounds good as well.  I need to hit the book store now. 

I am glad we have this thread.  Many times I pick up a book and it's so boring I put it down. 

Yes, Deb would love this!



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I've been reading "Out in Bad Standings" by Ed Winter in bits and pieces. Its about a former Bandido member of a motorcycle club who started the Bandido's Oklahoma chapter. The Bandido in Oklahoma that threaatened my DH with death is also in the book as he was this guy's best friend. The writer lived in the town sw of us! That one is sitting in the bathroom.And also reading Chill Factor by Sandra Brown, that one is on my bedside table.

  I have read alot of the "Kay Scarpetta" books.  There was only one I didn't like and I can't remember the title. I just remember it was something that came out in the past few years as it was lent to me by my bc/biker friend. She was all over the place in her writing and it was hard to follow, it was like she had written the book when her mind wasn't really on it and things were twisted up really weird about the main charactors. (Or maybe my chemo laden brain just saw it that way?).

LORI>I like all of John Grishams books, please do tell if you like that one, I was eyeing it in the store last week.

I love to read but I have found it takes me 4 times as long to finish a book ever since I had chemo. My oldest son reads really really fast, he can finish a thick book in a few days. I told him to go ahead and take some books from my pile of 5 for a $1 books I've picked up at a local book store since he had room in his suitcase. My DH reads books, he's into science fiction mostly. My daughter's boyfriend loves to read too, he asked for some books for xmas presents.



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finished cross county by james patterson...quick read and enjpyable...i have a huge backlog of tbr books but before i get them read i find a new pile tbr !!!


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Susan,
 
I haven't read any of the Alex Cross books...on my TBR pile!
I found a site called "Shelfari", where you can list your books on a virtual shelf.  It's very cool and I spent lots of time adding my books that I plan to read.  I have hundreds!!  So I'm right there with you on the piles!
 
Let us know what you pick next.

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OK - this isn't really a book, but I just found a press release about a CD called "Cheers to You!" - which is full of encouraging words, praise and applause! The release says it is like being the guest of honor at a party with 30,000 of your friends clapping wildly for you. It is hysterical! You can hear a sample at http://www.thegoodcheercompany.com/cheers.htm

BTW, I'm reading a collection of essays in my "Martial Arts Reader" and still haven't yet finished "The Secret Life of Bees" which I started in November. I know, I know...

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vicki---i am just addicted to reading in the past 2 1/2 years i have taken out over 450 books from the library that doesnt include what i have borrowed and or purchased...i have about 15 lists sorted different ways and a pile of about 100 books on a shelf in my computer room....when i was first diagnosed all i could think was i cant die i still have to many books to read....i moslty read your run of the mill smut but i change it up by putting some mysteries, biographies, and a few thrillers...mostly romantis comedy or contemporary...some would call it chick-lit...  i will give you an example of just how crazy i am yesterday i finished up about 150-200 pages of a romantic comedy and then i read the entire cross country by james patterson...i will admit james patterson is usually a quick read for me but some people would call it a sickness LOL  the whole house coulde fall down around me and it wouldnt matter!!!  my dh says if i spent half as much time cleaning that i do reading my house would be so clean we could eat off the floor (we can do it now but that is only because there is enough food to make ameal...just kidding not really) ) well i better get back to my book


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Felicia... it's great to see you ..  I'm sooo happy that you've joined us here!!!! 
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The Associate by John Grisham is similar to his other lawyer books but this one has a twist. I can't put it down!!!  It's one of those books that you say "ok, I read one more chapter before I go to sleep!"

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