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RE: What are you reading right now? 2006/03/02 00:46:07 (permalink)
American Gunfight, a book on the assassination attempt against Harry Truman by Puerto Rican nationalists.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2006/03/02 20:52:51 (permalink)
Naval Blunders by Geoffrey Regan.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2006/03/03 00:29:38 (permalink)
Shadows Over Baker Street. An anthologie of short stories in which Holmes and Watson fight Lovecraft's Cthulu and various other monsters from beyond. Good stuff.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2010/07/17 14:05:17 (permalink)
I just finished "Too Big to Fail". I forget the author, but he is a NY Times reporter. I disagreed with the bailout, and disagree with the way TARP $$$$ is being spent, but now I wonder if I am wrong. It is well written with lots of inside info, and even knowing who the book was written by it gives me pause for thought. 

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RE: What are you reading right now? 2010/07/24 14:08:34 (permalink)
Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen ......funny
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2010/07/26 11:42:57 (permalink)
Foreign Influence...Brad Thor, as usual from Mr. Thor, great read
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2011/07/24 14:21:15 (permalink)
I just finished bestseller HOW THE WEST WAS LOST. The author Dambia Moyo made herself very unpopular with her earlier DEAD AID (which I have not read). She is a Goldman Sachs investment banker, born and raised in Africa, with a Master degree from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in economics from Oxford.
 
She does not say it, but if she is right, she is part of the problem. She thinks that too many bright people in the west go to finance, when they should be engineers. She thinks our houses are too big.......I don't know if she lives in a cold water walk up, but I doubt it.
 
She points out our problems and possible solutions with lots of notes. I got mine at the library. IMO it is really worth reading, but not worth owning as it is already getting out dated.
 
One possible "nuclear" solution is default.........and not for the reasons in the headlines over the last few weeks.
 
They call economics the dismal science, and this book helps to make the case.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2011/07/26 12:57:11 (permalink)
Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton.  I just discovered this author and his Alex McNight series, and am really enjoying him.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2011/07/26 13:30:47 (permalink)
Spare Change, Robert B. Parker. Been reading a lot of him as of late. The Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall series.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2011/07/26 13:49:04 (permalink)
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Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton.  I just discovered this author and his Alex McNight series, and am really enjoying him.

Ditto. Reading Misery Bay right now on my iPad. I've been a longtime fan of Steve Hamilton way back to the 90s when he was breaking in as a rookie mystery writer asking questions on an AOL mysteries forum. That's how I discovered him. If you like Steve Hamilton you might also enjoy William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor series of books that take place in northern Minnesota.
 
http://www.williamkentkrueger.com/
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2011/07/26 21:35:16 (permalink)
I just finished The Last Girls by Lee Smith. I particularly enjoyed it because the main characters are about my age ( college in early sixties) and it is set in the South. Really good character development. I plan to read more of her work.
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2011/07/27 03:35:22 (permalink)
Thanks for the tip, bellereve and davydd-love a good mystery!
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2011/07/27 08:20:21 (permalink)
"Lost Empire" by
Clive Cussler
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2011/07/27 10:27:33 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tip, bellereve and davydd-love a good mystery!

Ann,
 
We covered Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Northern Minnesota. We'd be remiss leaving out Northern Wisconsin. Wisconsin does have the "Dead" series by Victoria Houston featuring a cast of characters, Lew Ferris (female sheriff), Doc Osborn (retired dentist and sometimes coronor) and Ray Pradt (fishing guide) in fictional Loon Lake, WI. Those three team together to solve mysteries. Doc has a thing for Lew. Fly fishing is a themed center piece of many of the books. Some take place in the cold, dead winter.
 
Victoria Houston Books
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2011/07/27 15:14:22 (permalink)
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Foreign Influence...Brad Thor, as usual from Mr. Thor, great read

 
chewy. I like Thor too. Just got his new one at my local library. Pretty much any of those techno/political/thrillers will do. 
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/07/27 16:30:32 (permalink)
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/07/27 17:48:18 (permalink)
Davydd - thanks for the tip on William Kent Krueger, will look for his books.  On Steve Hamilton - glad to hear there are other fans - I read The Lock Artist about a year ago but none  of his other books until the recent Misery Bay - I gotta tell you, I'm so fascinated by what I call "McKnight country," all about the UP, and will read his earlier books in the series. 
 
Ann - two other mystery authors new to me that I enjoyed were Jo Nesbo and his "Inspector Harry Hole" series and Richard A. Thompson (Big Wheat).
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/09/13 13:52:28 (permalink)
Seal Team Six
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/09/13 15:53:25 (permalink)
The Court Martial of Daniel Boone - Allan Eckert
Simon Kenton: Kentucky Scout - Thomas Clark
 
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/09/14 17:16:16 (permalink)
William Kent Krueger's Northwest Angle, thanks Davydd -
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/09/16 09:05:11 (permalink)
Just finished "1493" (can't remember author).  Truly fascinating book that has tremendous insights into the origins of our modern life.  A must read
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/09/16 14:06:50 (permalink)
Life, by Keith Richards. Started last night, a pitcher of Martini's, Exile On Mainstreet on the turntable and kicked back in my chair. Funny thing is, I got it from the library, the had to get it from another branch. It is the LP edition. I guess they figure all Stones fans are old farts and need the large print!
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/09/16 15:58:40 (permalink)
Worth Dying For.... Lee Childs,  Great mystery!
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/09/16 16:24:22 (permalink)
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Worth Dying For.... Lee Childs,  Great mystery!

jay, I have been reading all the Lee/Jack's as of late. Just took a bit of break with the Keith Richards. They a good ones.
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/09/17 08:27:38 (permalink)
Lee Child is a great read.  I've been switching between Philip Margolin, Harlan Cobin and John Grisham.  They are all good, but Worth Dying for was one of the best!
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/09/18 21:58:17 (permalink)
I want my next book to be Life by Keith Richards - I've been told it's terrific.  Right now I'm about 1/4 into The Help by Kathryn Stockett. 
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/09/20 13:46:02 (permalink)
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I want my next book to be Life by Keith Richards - I've been told it's terrific.  Right now I'm about 1/4 into The Help by Kathryn Stockett. 

 
I suggest kicking back with a cocktail and putting some Stones on while you read it!

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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/09/20 23:26:12 (permalink)
Just finished 'Blood , Bones, and Butter'....great read.
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2011/09/21 18:42:03 (permalink)
"The Last Chronicles Of Thomas Covenent"---all all four 650plus page volumes! LOVED the entire series(two previous trilogies and this 4 volume set!!! Stephen Donaldson--love his writing style!--and his charector creations are awesome!!!
 
 
 
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RE: What are you reading right now? 2011/09/23 16:25:36 (permalink)
Just finished A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY - by John Irving(couldn't resist) for a book club, and we are starting - In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (the author's experience serving time in a minimum security prison, a former leprosarium in Carville, LA.)
 
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