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What a fantastic thread and what a wonderful tribute to Deb!

If you gals haven't read any Lisa Gardner books, you need to pick one up and dig in.  I guarantee you, you won't put it down until it's finished.  I've read all her books and there's not a bad one in the bunch.  I discovered her by accident when I grabbed one of her books for a quarter at a yard sale last summer and I was hooked.  You might want to give her a try.

I just finished Patterson's Run for Your Life and I'm hoping that he writes a series around this new detective.  It was good and a quick read.

Right now I'm reading Sandra Brown's Switch.  I haven't had time to get into it very far yet, but she's another fascinating author so I'm sure it will be a good read. 

I'm writing down all the books and authors that you've mentioned and that I haven't tackled yet.   This is fun! 

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Hi Margo,  So Benton is alive in Scarpetta!!  The one I read is before Scarpetta and they say he is dead but Marino is questioning it.  It was called 'Black Watch' or something like that.  I passed it on to my mom and Scarpetta is advertised in the back as coming out in December, 2008.  Now I am curious.  Did you like it?

Reading Debbie Stabenow's latests.  Anyone read her series about Kate Shugak and the other about Liam Campbell?  They are REALLY REALLY good!!!  Both series take place in Alaska and her characters are well written and interesting.  I highly recommend!

Off for now.  Need to change for a trackmeet I am going to.  (No, they didn't need me to run the anchor leg on the relay team, its warmer than I thought outside so switching from a sweater to a t-shirt and sweatshirt!)  ha!ha!  Aren't I funny this afternoon?  ttfn.  Lee

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Lee, sorry to ruin it for you!  Scarpetta, hmmmm, I couldn't get into it for the first 300 pages or so.  The last quarter of the book was good.  I just finished it and will be sending it to Doreen.  Maybe she can send it to you when she's done.


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MargotB,  I just finished up Scarpetta.  I don't think I liked it and I may be done with that series.  I really struggled getting into it, then when it got to the part where Shrew sees that man in the Pet Store freezer, well, that about did me in.  So I skimmed to the end to see the outcome and get the gist of the story.  GOng to the library to get a book for our trip tomorrow.  I needed to be done with that!  Did you like it?  Seeya!  Lee


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Hi All,   I read Last Lion, the Ted Kennedy bio and it was a quick and entertaining read!!  Very imformative and showed all the good he has done and the headlines.  Very good summer read!  -Lee


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Just finished "The Last Juror" by John Grisham.  I like it.

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An Inconvenient Book. By Glenn Beck. Excellent read.

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Just read American Wife, loosely based on Laura Bush (well, I shouldn't say that, because there were some very specific details that related to her life) and it was VERY good!  In addition, I am reading my first Harlan Coben book and I love it!!  It is called The Promise.  Very good!  Now I have a whole bunch to read as I believe he is pretty prolific in his writing.
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I just started " The Russian Concubine"..jury is still out as to whether or not I'll finish it...

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I read the Last Lion... about Ted Kennedy. It was a good read. My husband read it also.

I go to a book store....skim several things I might want to read. Then, I come home and reserve them through the library. I buy few books now but am reading more. As a retiree, I make the time to read....and there is so much that I want to read. Always good to have a book with you for medical appointments. Makes the waiting easier because you feel you are at least doing something!

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Just finished.....

The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews. Some of you may know her under her earlier name.....(and real name) Kathy Hogan Trocheck. She wrote a series then and now writes "stand alone books" using the 3 names of her children as her pen name. I have read all of her books as she is one of my favorite authors. If you have a chance to go to one of her book signings, I think you will like it.

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Hi all you book worms - I am usually reading non-fiction - but this week I visited RI, got tired from the travel, and picked up a book from my friend's shelf - Still Life with Woodpecker, by Tom Robbins. It was an entertaining, thought-provoking, R-rated, vintage 70's fairy tale.  It was good to refresh my perspective on both counts -travel and literature.  Love, M

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Actually taking a break from my non-stop political reading and enjoying My Life in France by Julia Child. Yes I saw the move and it made me want to know more!

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And we're baaack = Benjamin Franklin, An American Life

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It is so hot here, I have been reading more like I used to do..

I just finished up Maeve Binchy's "Heart and Soul"

and " The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo"...by Stieg Larsson

and I am starting his new book " The Girl Who Played
with Fire" ..we shall see


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Reading a book entitled A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel...it's a memoir of her childhood in Indiana and it's an absolute riot...I've laughed til tears came out at some of her descriptions...try to find it at the library...very, very good read.


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I actually read that several years ago. Great read!

I'm just finishing Common Sense.

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Just finished it today during naptime...loved the ending.


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Hello Readers!

NancyLee: I am a big fan of Haven Kimmel. She grew up very close to where my grandmother lived so I know many of the places she mentions in her book. Zippy is very good. But I really liked her book: She Got Off the Couch...... (or similar title.) even better. The story is about her mother and her trials/tribulations of getting a teaching degree. Her mother finally graduated from Ball State...... where I am also a graduate. Haven wrote a children's book: Orville. It is about a dog. You might want to check that out too. Some of her other novels are a big deep for me. I have attended a booksigning and found her to be an interesting speaker.

Right now I am reading True Compass- Ted Kennedy's last book.

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Wow...cool...you got to meet an author in real life...I'd love to do that!!
Right now I'm back into the Stephanie Plum series...reading Fearless Fourteen and also have the Christmas between numbers one checked out.
The library is going to start a book club, but I'm afraid I can't join because I work almost all the time...sigh...that might be fun or NOT if they read dopey books!!!

 

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