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Old 02-20-2010, 12:18 AM   #691
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I love reading books set in Florida. I don't know if you know of the Sanibel-Captiva Islands, but there is an author "Randy Wayne White" - his novels are set in that area. The books are what I would call thriller/mystery/espionage. The lead character - Doc Ford - is a Marine biologist/ex CIA local.
You might enjoy books by Carl Hiassen.

His books are a bit left of center and you find yourself laughing and not sure if you should be.

These are pretty easy reading and they set in Florida.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:25 AM   #692
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you find yourself laughing and not sure if you should be.

I love this phrase!

I have thought this when reading Hiassen and a few others. Makes it kinda fun!
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I've just gotten very interested in this thread and just noticed mention of RA Salvatore. We went to school and played hockey together growing up.
Wow! I have a zillion of his books! Actually I have about 5 of his giant books that combine each book of the series all in one book. Did he have a wild imagination back then?
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I just finished Firefly Lane by Kristina Hannah. I know it has been discussed on here before so I don't want to go into detail.

But I enjoyed it, I stayed up all night and it made me cry for hours and hours!
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Has anyone read those Sue Grafton books? The alpahabet mysteries. A is for... etc. I've never read any and just wondered if I should give one a try.
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:07 PM   #696
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Has anyone read those Sue Grafton books? The alpahabet mysteries. A is for... etc. I've never read any and just wondered if I should give one a try.
I have several friends who like them. I have not read one yet, but I think about it!
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:23 PM   #697
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Has anyone read those Sue Grafton books? The alpahabet mysteries. A is for... etc. I've never read any and just wondered if I should give one a try.
I've read lots of them, very entertaining.
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Just finished Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson. He wrote Three Cups of Tea. If you liked the first one, you'll definitely like this one. Inspiring doesn't begin to describe it. I read it in less than 2 days. FYI...I found out in this book that Three Cups of Tea is required reading for some military personnel.

Thanks for the note on Stones into Schools. I listened to Three Cups of Tea and loved it. I will have to pick up his new book soon.
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Thanks for the note on Stones into Schools. I listened to Three Cups of Tea and loved it. I will have to pick up his new book soon.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I'm passing it around to all the family members....
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You might enjoy books by Carl Hiassen.

His books are a bit left of center and you find yourself laughing and not sure if you should be.

These are pretty easy reading and they set in Florida.

Thanks Kevin - I'm always looking for something new and a quirky author sounds just like my cup of tea -



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Has anyone read those Sue Grafton books? The alpahabet mysteries. A is for... etc. I've never read any and just wondered if I should give one a try.

I started reading the series years ago -I think i got up to the letter "J" before I just burned out on the character.
Don't get me wrong - the books are well written - light in nature & the character believable and likeable. . . but after "x" number of books they got a little old -
Haven't read one in quite a while though - maybe it's time to start up again.
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You might enjoy books by Carl Hiassen.

His books are a bit left of center and you find yourself laughing and not sure if you should be.

These are pretty easy reading and they set in Florida.
LOVE his books! I've even read the two he wrote for young adults and they were also quite good

I recommend "How to Be Like Walt", it's a lighter biography than the Neal Gabler one. I loved the Gabler book, but it's very detailed and might be more than folks want. "How to Be Like Walt" is more along the lines of Lee Cockrell's book "Creating Magic"-more of an advice/self-help kind of thing but using details from Walt's life as examples. Very enjoyable read.

So, now it's back to Edward Rutherford's "New York"
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LOVE his books! I've even read the two he wrote for young adults and they were also quite good

I recommend "How to Be Like Walt", it's a lighter biography than the Neal Gabler one. I loved the Gabler book, but it's very detailed and might be more than folks want. "How to Be Like Walt" is more along the lines of Lee Cockrell's book "Creating Magic"-more of an advice/self-help kind of thing but using details from Walt's life as examples. Very enjoyable read.

So, now it's back to Edward Rutherford's "New York"
Yes, How to Be Like Walt was a light, easy read. Glad you liked it!
Also on my list is Spinning Disney's World but it isn't on Kindle so I will have to dig it up somewhere.

Maybe I'll give A is for Alibi a try. I just bought the entire series of the Wizard of Oz books for $.99 on Kindle. I thought those would be interesting to read every once in a while and the price was right!

I also saw the author of the Twilight wrote a new book called The Host, so I may try that too sometime.
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So, now it's back to Edward Rutherford's "New York"
How is "New York"? I've been contemplating getting it
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How is "New York"? I've been contemplating getting it
My Dad loved it, and I'm enjoying it so far, but I'm not very far into it yet. I really enjoy historical fiction.
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I just finished Thirteen Reasons Why. It was a quick read. Makes you think. It was a sad subject to read about (teen suicide). The idea of the book was interesting...just not sure if it's a book I'd reread. Next up-Dear John.
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