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Davydd
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RE: What are you reading? 2012/12/11 18:32:02
Easydoesit,
 
I suspect Virgil Flowers is going to have to come over to your area and clean up some messes in the next novel. They've had too many bloodbaths already in southwest Minnesota. 
felix4067
Filet Mignon
RE: What are you reading? 2012/12/11 20:44:49
I'm ashamed to admit I've not read any of the Virgil Flowers series yet. They are NEVER on the shelf at the library, and I never think to order them. Have to fix that soon!
 
I'm about to finish Eyes Wide Open, by Andrew Gross. He's one of the many co-authors of James Patterson, and in my opinion much better than Patterson (although it's hard to tell, since Patterson hasn't actually written one of the 12 novels he publishes under his name per year for a while). It's pretty darn good, although it borrows heavily from the Manson family while giving them a completely different name and date.
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: What are you reading? 2012/12/12 09:00:14
I, too like Andrew Gross, Felix. Thanks for the recommendation.
easydoesit
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2012/12/12 14:23:02
Tony Bad

River of Lakes - Bill Belleville.

It is about the St. John's river in Florida.

Ever read Red Grass River by James Carlos Blake?  It's a wild Florida semi-historical ride.  He's got some other good stuff too, wish he would write more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
felix4067
Filet Mignon
RE: What are you reading? 2012/12/12 15:51:21
ann peeples

I, too like Andrew Gross, Felix. Thanks for the recommendation.

You're welcome! Although I have to admit, I was a little disappointed in it by the end. Not bad, just not one of his best. But that made perfect sense when I read his afterward, in which he explains that this book was a way of exorcising some personal demons.
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2012/12/12 17:40:52
Finally finished "Blue Highways" seems I've been reading it forever. I did enjoy the book though for some reason I only wanted to read 20-30 pages at a sitting.
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:What are you reading? 2012/12/12 17:43:19
easydoesit

Tony Bad

River of Lakes - Bill Belleville.

It is about the St. John's river in Florida.

Ever read Red Grass River by James Carlos Blake?  It's a wild Florida semi-historical ride.  He's got some other good stuff too, wish he would write more.

 
 
I have not but will check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.
love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2012/12/12 18:48:12
Immoveable Feast:  A Paris Christmas (John Baxter) for my holiday read. 
Then on to some Stuart Woods in the new year.
mr chips
Filet Mignon
Re:What are you reading? 2013/03/16 16:14:57
Finished 2 books recently. Michael connely's "The Black Box" is a fine mystery featuring Connelly's master detective Harry Bosch. It pivots mid book to a different kind of mystery than originally indicated but the author is always a great read. Peter Ames carlin's biography of Bruce Springsteen "Bruce" is sometimes a bit too detailed about the the boss;s tours and recording sessions but it is  good read.
 
post edited by mr chips - 2013/03/18 00:22:18
Louis
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/03/17 14:29:55
I just finished two books.  The first was "The Great Rascal: The Life and Adventures of Ned Buntline" (1951).  I originally bought the book just to obtain the bibliography, reputed to be the most complete of Buntline's works.
 
The second book was "The Rifle Rangers" (1850) by Mayne Reid.  This is one of the first two or three western ever written, and it is a dandy.  Lively.  Very readable.  A real page turner.  Makes you want to see what's going to happen next, and how the hero is going to overcome all sorts of insurmountable odds.  I was expecting stodgy writing, due to its age.  Instead I discovered something that could have been written 100 years later.  The ambiance of the whole production reminds me of a John Ford western film production, full of equal amounts of action, drama and comedy.  It was a real surprise!  I don't know why no one has ever republished it.  My copy was a reprint from 1899.
 
post edited by Louis - 2013/03/17 14:36:17
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:What are you reading? 2013/03/17 17:15:36
Just started reading The Parrot Talks in Chocolate (The Life and Times of a Hawaiian Tiki Bar #1) by Everett Peacock. Looks like it will be a fun book!
jaylhorner
Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/03/17 17:16:04
Alex Cross, Run..... James Patterson
jaylhorner
Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/03/17 17:20:19
Also,  School Days... Robert Parker.  Audio disc in car.
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/03/17 20:10:24
Trying out Ace Atkins. Don't know if he will grab me or not. Also spent a lot of time making a netbook mainly function as an e-reader but not really pleased with the outcome. Maybe I'll just pickup a refurb Nook simple touch instead.
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/03/17 20:55:59
mar52

Chewy, The book I'm now reading is a Stone Barrington novel and it's you I see when I'm reading it. 


Chewy, when I read Stone Barrington ( Priss) I see Jack Reacher coming by and kicking his butt............
just finished Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner.......now reading Alez Cross Run, by Patterson
post edited by pnwchef - 2013/03/18 09:29:06
ces1948
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RE: What are you reading? 2013/03/17 22:40:33
I started listening to an audio book last "The Regulators" by Stephen King (Bachman) 1st time in several years I've tried an audio book. It was pretty disconcerting when the person reading would change his voice when different characters were speaking. Not sure audio books are my cup of tea.
jmckee
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/03/18 11:35:36
Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero. Absolutely fascinating.
 
http://www.amazon.com/Superman-High-Flying-History-Americas-Enduring/dp/1400068665/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363620631&sr=1-1&keywords=superman+history
 
Also reading Verdi With a Vengeance: An Energetic Guide to the Life and Complete Works of the King of Opera in preparation to sing in an all Verdi-Wagner concert with the Cincinnati May Festival chorus in a couple of months. http://www.amazon.com/Verdi-Vengeance-Energetic-Guide-Complete/dp/037570518X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363620865&sr=1-1&keywords=verdi+with+a+vengeance
love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/03/18 22:14:05
ces1948

I started listening to an audio book last "The Regulators" by Stephen King (Bachman) 1st time in several years I've tried an audio book. It was pretty disconcerting when the person reading would change his voice when different characters were speaking. Not sure audio books are my cup of tea.

Unless it's a really interesting book, it'll put me to sleep like someone reading me a bedtime story.  However, a few audio books have kept me company driving across the country:  The Summons (John Grisham), Standing in the Rainbow (Fannie Flagg), and Travels with Charley (John Steinbeck).   Seems like Stephen King would be excellent!
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: What are you reading? 2013/03/19 02:59:05
Jay-Love the Alex Cross books!
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/03/19 12:08:57
ces1948

Finally finished "Blue Highways" seems I've been reading it forever. I did enjoy the book though for some reason I only wanted to read 20-30 pages at a sitting.


William Leastheat Moon is a great storyteller. I adored Blue Highways decades ago and his book on Iowa and then the story of his travel across the USA via boat.......the route now no longer passable. A little info, a little introspection, a lot of laughs.  Would have loved to have met him in a RF café along the way
jmckee
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/03/19 12:46:02
FriedClamFanatic

ces1948

Finally finished "Blue Highways" seems I've been reading it forever. I did enjoy the book though for some reason I only wanted to read 20-30 pages at a sitting.


William Leastheat Moon is a great storyteller. I adored Blue Highways decades ago and his book on Iowa and then the story of his travel across the USA via boat.......the route now no longer passable. A little info, a little introspection, a lot of laughs.  Would have loved to have met him in a RF café along the way

A great opening line: “Beware thoughts that come in the night. They aren't turned properly; they come in askew, free of sense and restriction, deriving from the most remote of sources.”
 
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/03/19 22:55:53
Saw earlier today that Amazon is offering a free Kindle copy of the Da Vinci Code. If you've got a Kindle or the Kindle app for your PC it's a great deal. I downloaded it this morning and there are no strings attached.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/...F8&ref=oce_digital
BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/03/23 14:23:52
I just started reading Truth in Advertising by John Kenney which I'm really enjoying, it's the author's first novel, a funny, behind the scenes look at ad agencies. 
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/03/23 17:15:44
I'm about halfway through "Roadwork" by Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King) It's the story of a man who is slowly losing it because a coming freeway expansion will destroy his house and his place of employment. Enjoying it so far as it doesn't really have any supernatural or other worldly stuff which I find tiresome in some of his books.
I'm reading it on my newly purchased from Ebay used Nook color which is quite nice even though it's not the latest model.
One thing that has really surprised me is the amount of typos and misspellings in this electronic version.
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: What are you reading? 2013/03/24 15:32:19
Just finished the Complete Sherlock Holmes and now am half way through my latest edition to my Shakespeare library, with the all to common title, The Life Of William Shakespeare, this one  by Lois Potter, was published in 2012 and looks at his life through his works. Fascinating reading!
carlton pierre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/03/25 08:44:44
I've got 2 really good books going right now:  Detroit/ An American Autopsy  by Charlie LeDuff is excellent reading.
To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild is also excellent, about the start and events leading up to WWI
Davydd
Sirloin
RE: What are you reading? 2013/03/26 19:42:24
I just finished the 13th book in the Joe Pickett, Wyoming game warden, mystery series by C. J. Box. Joe Pickett is a Dudley Do-right sort of guy. The book was, Breaking Point and the subject was about the abuse by the EPA on individuals and the use of drones on American civilians on American soil by our government. Farfetched? Not really. A good read but I got to warn you. The Joe Pickett series is a growth timeline over the years series about his family, friends, townfolk and enemies and is best read in order from oldest book to newest to fully appreciate.
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: What are you reading? 2013/04/02 14:44:03
About to start an Easton Press version of Moby Dick. Oooohhh that leather  and 24 caret gold feels so good!!
improviser
Double Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/04/14 18:15:05
Finished Strange Embrace by Lawrence Block, a novel originally published more than 50 years ago under a pseudonym. A few years ago, Hard Case Crime and Subterranean Press reissued the novel in a special edition with another Block book, 69 Barrow Street.
Strange Embrace finds a theater producer trying to discover who is trying to shut down his surefire hit show, somebody who seems willing to kill to do. Quick read that I really enjoyed.
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: What are you reading? 2013/04/14 18:28:22
I'm in my classics kick again. My son just got accepted to Princeton,class of'17, so I decided to read F.Scott Fitzgerald's THIS SIDE OF PARADISE. It is set mainly at Princeton U. He was class of 1917, 100 years earlier! Just Started Melville's Moby Dick.
mike1980
Junior Burger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/04/15 05:20:04
I'm reading Anne Frank's diary at the moment, because I never read it at school or anything!
 
It's weird reading it as an adult, I think I'd definitely feel differently about things if I were younger. Interesting read though, historically speaking, the rest is much like I imagine any other diary of a 13 year old girl to be.
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/04/15 19:49:58
Finished Roadwork by Richard Bachman. Pretty good book. Now reading Ace Atkins "Wicked City"
morningglory
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RE: What are you reading? 2013/04/15 21:48:26
Lee, just back on the board. CONGRATULATIONS on son's acceptance to Princeton! What an accomplishment! But, of course, you raised him! Blessings to you & him (from this ex-Flemington NJ girl) Donna
Edited to stay on topic;
 
i am reading "The Keepsake" by Tess Gerritson.  Love J. Patterson, and all others of this genre!
 
post edited by morningglory - 2013/04/15 21:59:51
morningglory
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/04/15 22:54:52
mar52

A wonderful gentleman opened three huge bookstore in Los Angeles and Long Beach.  Every book in all three stores are only $1 each whether hard back, paper back or brand new.  It was always his dream to be able to afford everyone books to read.  Wish I knew his name because he's a hero.

I picked up eight Stewart Woods brand new hard back books.

Many years ago I read his Palindrome and loved it. 

I'm now reading Beverly Hills Dead.

Can't wait to go back there and buy the rest of his books.  I will donate back those I've finished reading.


You are a kind heart. Did you ever make it back? Hope you did. Small local businesses need our support! Keep on reading, girl!
 
morningglory
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RE: What are you reading? 2013/04/15 23:16:02
Hi, Just a note. Been off this board for awhile (no reason, no internet) anyway, back on board! Hi all! Donna
 
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/04/16 13:26:41
OK, whoever brought up Stuart Woods and Stone Barrington..don't know whether to love you or hate you!  Already on # 3 (reading them in order) and got 4-7 waiting on my Nook.  Because they are "old" they are cheap, but ya cost me at least 2 good RF meals!  Actually, Propping up the Nook up while scoffing down a burger and beer someplace ain't so bad either
RE: What are you reading? 2013/04/16 17:15:22
I did, and I'm on Stuart Wood's newest, Unintended Consequences
BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What are you reading? 2013/04/16 17:51:34
Mary Roach's new book - Gulp. Adventures on the Alimentary Canal 
RE: What are you reading? 2013/04/19 17:35:57
Joe Wambaugh's new book, can't think of the name of it, great read so far
RE: What are you reading? 2013/04/19 17:38:23
It's Harbor Nocturne!
JanetPelle
Junior Burger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/04/23 11:18:26
Freakonomics!
Check it out!
Re:What are you reading? 2013/04/23 17:25:24
Just got "The Hit" David Baldacci
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:What are you reading? 2013/04/23 20:05:52
Welcome back MG
 
I am hitting several of my favorites from school again, I needed a break from life.
 
So:
 
Fahrenheit 451
Martian Chronicles
Johnny Got his gun
All Quiet on the Western Front
Tom Sawyer
Huck Finn
Hiroshima
The Pearl
Amongst Others
John B
Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/04/25 19:40:43
Working on "Under the Dome" by Stephen King. Just finished some oldies, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
jaylhorner
Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/04/25 21:03:32
Just started Private London... James Patterson
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/20 14:54:06
Just finished Dan Brown's Inferno...I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous Langdon-based works.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/20 16:51:36
cavandre

Just finished Dan Brown's Inferno...I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous Langdon-based works.

I agree. Read Inferno about a month ago. And while not as good as the earlier books, it still was an exciting read...and having been to Florence several times,I could visualize the action so easily. Fond memories! Enjoyed the Dante slant, also. Learned a lot.
love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/20 17:27:10
My sister is reading Inferno, too, and loves it!  She thinks it's too scary for me, though, and I believe her, as I'm a wimp.
 
I just finished my first Stuart Woods, New York Dead, which is the first of the Stone Barrington series (I think?). 
 
Before that I read The Brethren, by John Grisham, which I thought was great fun.
 
I'm just starting Eye of the Needle, by Ken Follett.
post edited by love2bake - 2013/07/20 17:28:51
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/20 21:52:41
I just started my first Carl Hiaasen novel called "striptease" I'm about half way through and it's fairly interesting.
jmckee
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/22 12:08:06
"Lost in Shangri-La." It's terrific.
mbrookes
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/22 13:19:56
Brad Thor's Takedown. If you haven't read any Of Thor's books, I can heartily recommend them. They are "real time" since they deal with the war on terrorism.
 
jaylhorner
Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/22 20:07:03
Absolute Power by David Baldacci..... Good book.. taking me forever to finish.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/22 20:31:56
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith, aka J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame. It's a contemporary mystery novel set in London.
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/24 08:12:26
Steve Berry's The King's Deception...secret societies, mysteries going back to the Tudors, codes. The type of book I was expecting from Dan Brown.
love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/25 06:45:15
Cavandre - that's been on my wish list since I heard of it, but I was a little put off by some Amazon reviews so hadn't gotten it yet.  Sounds like you like it!
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/25 12:15:01
love2bake

My sister is reading Inferno, too, and loves it!  She thinks it's too scary for me, though, and I believe her, as I'm a wimp.

I just finished my first Stuart Woods, New York Dead, which is the first of the Stone Barrington series (I think?). 

Before that I read The Brethren, by John Grisham, which I thought was great fun.

I'm just starting Eye of the Needle, by Ken Follett.

How did you like Eye of the needle, I liked it..............
josefinajoisey
Hamburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/25 14:10:40
"Mary Coin" by Marisa Silver.  Fictional tale imagining the backstory of one of the famous photos of migrant workers taken by Dorothea Lang in the 1930's. Interesting.
pineyhill
Cheeseburger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/25 16:09:35
Finally read all of the Vince Flynn books. (RIP Vince, you're missed...)
Currently working on the Eric Flint 1632 series...
felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/25 16:13:22
Just started The Black Box by Michael Connelly. It's a Harry Bosch novel, but I'm about 60 pages in and not convinced yet.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/25 16:54:26
pineyhill

Finally read all of the Vince Flynn books. (RIP Vince, you're missed...)

Flynn's last novel that he was working on, The Survivor originally slated to be out this November was "suspended indefinitely" according to the publisher. Evidently it might not have been completed enough to edit and release or they are still trying to sort Flynn's contingency to have it released. They did not go so far to say it would never be published and made that clear.
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