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mayor al
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/25 17:39:13
Re-reading James Mischener's "The Source". Last time I read it was at least 20 years ago. Recently got renewed interest in the area, so decided even though it is fiction, it is probably more accurate than most current histories of the area !
 
FriedClamFanatic
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/25 17:59:37
cavandre

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


Ah....but the question is...will your kids or your grandkids like it?
jaylhorner
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/07/25 20:42:51
Just started Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly.
BelleReve
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/08/02 15:49:54
A History of Food in 100 Recipes by William Sitwell - I'm enjoying this -interesting historical facts combined with how certain foods and their preparation developed, all done in a light  and humorous way -
 
 
lleechef
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/08/02 16:01:03
Dearie. The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz.  If anybody inspired me about French cuisine it was her.  I enjoyed our AIWF meetings at her home in Cambridge, MA when I lived in Boston.
Next on the list is Iditarod Alaska, Life of a Long Distance Sled Dog Musher by Burt Bomhoff.  MH got it for me and I can't wait to dive into it. 
 
jmckee
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/08/05 12:42:36
Twain's Feast: http://www.amazon.com/Twains-Feast-Searching-Americas-Footsteps/dp/B004HEXSN6
 
I am halfway through this, and I am absolutely blown away.
mayor al
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/08/06 03:31:29
I picked up the latest Dale Brown Tech-military novel at Costco Sunday. Same characters and basic plot line he has used since 'Flight of the Old Dog'...but it is good to have in the truck while Janet does her shopping on 'errand day'.
leethebard
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/08/06 06:44:37
Finished "The Ocean at the end of the Lane" ,the other day, and now am about half way through "he Secret Life of William Shakespeare" by Jude MORGANished "Star Wars by William Shakespeare." The star wars episode 4 story as if written by Shakespeare, a 5 act play in Iambic
pentameter, creative,and fascinating!!!
eruby
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/08/07 13:10:46
Unintended Consequences by John Ross
MetroplexJim
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/08/16 09:20:42
The Liberty Amendments - Restoring the American Republic by MarK R. Levin.
 
ces1948
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/08/16 16:28:29
Boones Lick- Larry McMurtry
jaylhorner
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/08/17 08:30:07
Blood Work by Michael Connelly......good read.
leethebard
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/09/04 23:36:35
J.K.Rowlings detective mystery,The Cuckoos's Calling, written under a pen name of Robert Galbraith. A great read!!
love2bake
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/09/05 00:10:58
I enjoy this thread--it's fun to see what's happening out there and what you like or don't like!  Thanks to everyone who shares on here.
 
I just started The Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett.  Seriously--three people came up to me in the coffee shop where I was reading it and said they loved this book.    That wouldn't have happened if I were using a Kindle--my book choice would have been stealthy!
 
Mayor Al:  I read The Source long ago--such a great concept for a book and so engaging.  I remember a lot of sacrifices, though--like every other chapter or something!
food truck guy
Junior Burger
Re:What are you reading? 2013/09/05 06:24:36
I started reading the bible but never finished
Davydd
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/09/05 09:28:34
Just finish Carl Hiaasen's Bad Monkey and am now reading Tamarack County, the 13th Cork O'Connor mystery, by William Kent Krueger. The series is set in the fictional northwoods Minnesota town of Aurora.
Treetop Tom
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/09/05 10:04:52
I recently finished both The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty and Happy, Happy, Happy by Willie & Korie (Howard) Robertson and Phil Robertson, respectively.  They were both pretty good, considering.  Willie & Korie's book was the better of the two.  I enjoy the TV show and the books gave some interesting background on the family and how they became successful.  Korie Robertson is the granddaughter of Alton Howard, who made millions as a publisher of hymnals and devotional publications.  Her father, John Howard, was integral to the success of Duck Commander.  Howard Publishing became Howard Books when it was bought by Simon & Schuster.  As you might imagine, Howard Books are the publishers for all of the Robertson family books.
alice.kelly22
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/09/06 02:24:14
I just finished Saving Ceecee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffmann and Is it Night or Day by Fern Schumer Chapman.
Pancho
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/09/06 15:55:33
All The Pretty Horses
Cormac McCarthy
BelleReve
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/09/06 17:14:36
The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
cavandre
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/10/25 09:03:33
I just finished Linda Ronstadt's autobiography, Simple Dreams. I learned a lot about her music, not so much about her. She's up for a nomination into the R&R Hall of fame, which is way overdue in my opinion.
BelleReve
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/10/25 13:59:45
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson - about an amnesiac (how she became amnesiac is a mystery not revealed yet) who most of the time can't remember what she said or her actions from the previous day not to mention most of her life, but once in a while gets flashbacks where she has perfect memory over conversations and events as early as her childhood. 
 
Read it now because I just saw where it's been made into a movie with Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.  Once you know the ending,  no one is  going to want to read it.
leethebard
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/10/25 14:14:48
Dark City by F. Paul Wilson,another great new Repairman Jack  novel....and boy is it great. If you haven't read any of the Repairman Jack novels...give one a try...you won't be disappointed!
leethebard
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/10/25 14:16:19
Before that I read Early Decision a,  novel about the college application process....read so much this summer,I can't remember all of them.
easydoesit
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/10/25 14:36:36
Just started, and already hooked, on Joe Hill's latest, 'NOS4A2', his third novel, after Heart Shaped Box and Horns, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed.  
 
He is a great talent, and he comes by it naturally, being the son of the famous Stephen King.  These three are supernatural thrillers like his dad writes, but I actually think the kid might be better than Pop.
 
'NOS4A2' is a play on words of the name Nosferatu.  It's a vanity plate on an old and rare Rolls-Royce, and you know the owner is up to no good!
 
Davebassman
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/10/25 15:52:57
Just finished Neil Young's memoir: "Waging Heavy Peace".
jmckee
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/10/28 12:43:22
Alphabetter Juice, or the Joy of Text, by Roy Blount, Jr.
fishtaco
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/10/28 12:50:44
Steal the Menu, by former NY Times food writer, Raymond Sokolav. So far ehhh.
leethebard
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/10/28 15:21:55
Just started IF KENNEDY HAD LIVED..a hypothetical history about what might have been!!!
Pancho
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/10/28 15:49:13
Blood Meridian
Cormac McCarthy
mbrookes
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/10/29 17:28:47
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Really good, and one of the few I've read recently that I couldn't predict the plot.
 
jaylhorner
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/10/30 07:04:12
Gone... by James Patterson.  Good read!
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:What are you reading? 2013/12/18 08:03:40
On a Costco run last week I picked up a copy of the 'New' and final novel by TOM CLANCY..."COMMAND  AUTHORITY".  I finished it early this morning. Knowing that Clancy has passed away made the reading of his words have a bit more 'weight' to me. Lots of open plot lines available for whomever picks up the licence to carry on with the Ryan Saga's.
I give the book a "B+"...It far surpasses "A Sum of all Fears" (my least favorite of his works), but doesn't equal "The Hunt for Red October" or "Clear and Present Danger".  JMHO
Pancho
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/12/18 08:47:00
Unbroken...A WWII Story of Survival...Laura Hillenbrand
Fantastic read and true story. Highly recommended.
jmckee
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/12/18 09:33:46
The Last Lion: Winston Churchill, Defender of the Realm. The last of William Manchester's three-volume biography of Churchill, finished more than 20 years later by his friend writer Paul Read.
leethebard
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/12/18 11:47:58
Cross My Heart by James Patterson An Alex Cross mystvery. Just started it, having just finished Amercan Mirror,a biography of Norman Rockwell.
Davydd
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/12/18 19:00:30
I'm reading a Lincoln lawyer series, The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly. Michael Connelly was interviewed live on stage at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul last week by Minnesota Public Radio. The theater was packed. The interview was interesting and entertaining. They had live music to break the interview into three segments. That's F. Scott Fitzgerald, BTW and the home of the NPR radio show, Prairie Home Companion.
 
The character Mickey Haller is the Lincoln lawyer. In this mystery he meets Connelly's other series character, LAPD detective Harry Bosch for the first time. There are now sequels with the two. Haller was played in a movie by Matthew McConaughey. Amazon.com is developing a Harry Bosch series for live streaming and Titus Willever will play Bosch.
Sundancer7
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/12/18 19:27:29
I am reading the Ken Follett trilogy which obviously is a three book series.  The first is "Fall of the Giants".  I have order the others from Amazon which arrived today.  It starts around 1911.  Very interesting if you like ken Follette.  I enjoyed the "Eye of the needle"  Fantastic and was later made into a movie.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
EdSails
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/12/18 22:19:20
Dollface by Renee Rosen.
EdSails
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/12/18 22:24:37
Sundancer7

I am reading the Ken Follett trilogy which obviously is a three book series.  The first is "Fall of the Giants".  I have order the others from Amazon which arrived today.  It starts around 1911.  Very interesting if you like ken Follette.  I enjoyed the "Eye of the needle"  Fantastic and was later made into a movie.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

 
Paul,
If you haven't already read Night Over Water and Hornet Flight check them out. Both lesser known books, but I think some of Follet's best.
 
Ed
FriedClamFanatic
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Re:What are you reading? 2013/12/18 23:12:27
Sundancer7

I am reading the Ken Follett trilogy which obviously is a three book series.  The first is "Fall of the Giants".  I have order the others from Amazon which arrived today.  It starts around 1911.  Very interesting if you like ken Follette.  I enjoyed the "Eye of the needle"  Fantastic and was later made into a movie.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

As I remember, the 3rd part will not be available until Sept.  Like you, I loved the first 2 are will most likely re-read them in summer 2014 to re-familiarize myself with the characters before getting into the 3rd book
mbrookes
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/03 16:25:56
Reading Donna Tartt's new book "The Goldfinch". It is every bit as good as her others, "The Secret History" and "The Little Friend". Highly recommend all three.
 
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/03 16:36:44
Ken Folletts trilogy.  I am on number two "Winter of the World".  I just finished "Fall of the Giants".  Double outstanding and a very good recreation about how world war one came about and how Hitler came into power.  I enjoy historical fiction.
I copied the following from Wikipedia:
 Fall of Giants, Winter of the World and Edge of Eternity, make up the Century trilogy. Fall of Giants (2010) followed the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English and Welsh - as they moved thorugh the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for women's suffrage. Fall of Giants, published simultaneously in 14 countries, was internationally popular and topped several best-seller lists.[5]
Winter of the World (2012) picks up where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, to the explosions of the American and Soviet atom bombs and the beginning of the long Cold War.
The third novel in the ‘Century’ trilogy, Edge of Eternity, which follows those families through the events of the last half of the century, is due to be published in late 2014.
 
http://www.goodreads.com/series/87392-the-century-trilogy
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
tmiles
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/03 17:13:39
I'm looking forward to the 3rd book too. I enjoy historical fiction, and he is one of the best. Former Speaker Gingrich (sp?) is very good too. Now that he is finished with politics, I hope that he writes some more. His Pearl Harbor series (2 books) was one of my favorites, although, IMO, it could have been edited to 1 book.
John B
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/03 20:03:02
Now reading "Inventing Freedom-How the English-Speaking Peoples Made The Modern World" by Daniel Hannan. Very good and will really will open your eyes about who really made this country. Anglosphere values this country really needs today.
porkbeaks
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/03 21:32:33

The Third Bullet: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel by Stephen Hunter. Another look at the Kennedy assassination. Interesting.
EdSails
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/04 02:52:55
I just finished The Crystal Crypt, by Philip K. Dick. Now I've started his book, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale. It was made into the movie, Total Recall, with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
 
post edited by EdSails - 2014/01/04 03:23:54
Louis
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/04 14:12:31
The White Chief (1859), one of America's first westerns, by Mayne Reid; this one takes place in what is now New Mexico.  Reid has a smooth prose style, unlike many of his contemporaries, who took 28 sentences to say what you could say in one.  Interestingly, although a large number of his novels take place in the American west, most of Reid's books were sold in Europe.
 
I am next going to re-read Willkie Collins' "The Woman in White" (1860), which is sort of a Gothic melodrama, elegantly written.
 
jmckee
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/06 11:08:34
Duke, a biography of Ellington by Terry Teachout. Outstanding.
leethebard
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/07 20:52:37
Cycling through the James Patterson Alex Cross novels...great reads   4 down, about 15 more to go!!!
Buffalo Tarheel
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/08 16:03:11
"Affairs of Steak" by Julie Hyzy, the fifth (out of seven) in the White House chef mystery series.  Very interesting stories with some meal preparation details thrown in.  It is a cozy mystery, so not filled with blood, guts, and profanity - but people do get killed.
Davydd
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/08 19:27:51
Buffalo Tarheel

"Affairs of Steak" by Julie Hyzy, the fifth (out of seven) in the White House chef mystery series.  Very interesting stories with some meal preparation details thrown in.  It is a cozy mystery, so not filled with blood, guts, and profanity - but people do get killed.

I think I read one of them some time ago. I think to be a mystery novel genre I thought someone has to get killed.
Buffalo Tarheel
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/09 12:17:07
Davydd

Buffalo Tarheel

"Affairs of Steak" by Julie Hyzy, the fifth (out of seven) in the White House chef mystery series.  Very interesting stories with some meal preparation details thrown in.  It is a cozy mystery, so not filled with blood, guts, and profanity - but people do get killed.

I think I read one of them some time ago. I think to be a mystery novel genre I thought someone has to get killed.

I might have been unclear in the description of the books. They are definitely mystery novels because they deal with solving murders. It is just that the gratuitous violence is left out, and the books spend a bit of time talking about the chef and food aspects - which makes it interesting also.
BelleReve
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/13 11:18:48
author Erik Larson's In the Garden of Beasts,  It's 1933 and William Dodd has been appointed American ambassador to Berlin which he has just arrived with his family .... I can tell it's going to be a train wreck of a book that I won't be able to put down.
 
 
tmiles
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/14 10:17:40
The latest in the Super Volcano series, "Things Fall Apart",  by Harry Turtledove. He is one of my favorite authors, and he has created some of my favorite personalities in popular fiction, but this series, although plausible, is not, IMO, a page turner.
post edited by tmiles - 2014/01/14 10:20:55
jmckee
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/14 11:17:06
BelleReve

author Erik Larson's In the Garden of Beasts,  It's 1933 and William Dodd has been appointed American ambassador to Berlin which he has just arrived with his family .... I can tell it's going to be a train wreck of a book that I won't be able to put down.



That's on my list for later this year. I read his Devil in the White City, about the murderer stalking the Chicago World's Fair, and it was sensational.
BelleReve
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/14 17:23:04
jmckee - our book club has been wanting to read this Larson book for awhile now.  I believe it was tied in with a Holocaust exhibit at the WWII museum and the book had a long waiting list, which is now just freeing up.  A few months back we read David Gillham's excellent book, City of Women, a fictional account of Berlin during WWII, so the comparisons should be interesting.
FriedClamFanatic
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/14 23:01:20
leethebard

Cycling through the James Patterson Alex Cross novels...great reads   4 down, about 15 more to go!!!


Don't let ChewingtheFat get you started on Stuart Woods and Stone Barrington!....different writing style, breezy and fun.....and 20 some odd books later, still a hoot
FriedClamFanatic
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/14 23:05:25
and on a foodie note.......Phillip ( I think) Craig wrote a number of good quick reads of Martha's Vineyard Murder Mysteries.  Anyone who has spent time on Cape Cod or MV will love them.....very light reads.  He also very graciously includes a recipe or 2 for local seafoods and "stuff" that are based in the story
pnwchef
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RE: What are you reading? 2014/01/19 22:38:18
in the last two Months or so.....All good reads........
 
Michael Connelly...The Gods of Guilt
James Paterson...Cross My Heart
Christopher Reich. Numbered Account
Lee Child and other Authors...Inherit the dead
Pierre Lemaitre..Alex....
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