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Old 02-09-2013, 06:34 PM   #751
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Being a big fan of Sue Grafton's series, I really looked forward to Kinsey & Me. I enjoyed the Kinsey stories -- it was fun to read them, knowing the character, but the "and me" stories really threw me. I didn't finish those -- I found them so depressing that it felt like I was slogging through them.

The Passage -- excellent! High up on my list of faves. The Twelve, which is the second book in this series, was also good, but really different. I hope you enjoy it!

I'm on #14 - keeping track in my original post, #188 on p. 13.
I like this...having a whole list you can peruse in one place. I think I am going to do that too if I find a little time.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:07 PM   #752
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Is it too late to join? I understand if it is! My goal this year is 250 books. I was ONE BOOK SHY OF THIS GOAL LAST YEAR!!! It drove me bananas, so I knew I had to try it again. I keep track on GOODREADS:
http://www.goodreads.com/challenges/...ding-challenge
I like it because it allows me to see if I am behind or ahead of my goal. It also tracks the books that I have read, reviews I have given and the like. You can input the day you finished reading it, but I usually don't go the site daily, so I just keep the stack on my desk and input them all at one time.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:59 PM   #753
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Reading Into the Darkest Corner right now, and all I can say is wow. I am HOOKED.

It's dark, twisted, and gives off a Gone Girl-ish vibe to me, lol.

Sure hope the ending doesn't disappoint. It has soooo much potential.

If anyone is looking for a book to read next, maybe give this a try.
I just finished this book about 30 minutes ago! I have been reading pretty much all day. I could not put it down. Wow, what a suspenseful read! That was book number 12 for me for the year.

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Old 02-09-2013, 08:03 PM   #754
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I am reading trip reports and other threads when I should be reading my book almost done but it is so depressing and addicting at the same time. The book not the threads
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:55 PM   #755
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The Concrete blond by Michael Connelly

From Goodreads: In this classic from a #1 "New York Times" bestselling author, Detective Harry Bosch thought he'd stopped the serial killer known as the Dollmaker. Now the dead man's widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for shooting the wrong man--an accusation that rings true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature.

#3 of the Harry Bosch series. I am eventually going to read all of the series. I picked this on up to get background on some stuff that was in #4. The book was typical of the series and a had a couple of good twists.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:27 PM   #756
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The Concrete blond by Michael Connelly

From Goodreads: In this classic from a #1 "New York Times" bestselling author, Detective Harry Bosch thought he'd stopped the serial killer known as the Dollmaker. Now the dead man's widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for shooting the wrong man--an accusation that rings true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature.

#3 of the Harry Bosch series. I am eventually going to read all of the series. I picked this on up to get background on some stuff that was in #4. The book was typical of the series and a had a couple of good twists.
It was a good book!!! I read it a few years back

Dead case in deadwood
was a good read, made me wanna read the rest. Not for the faint of heart!
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:42 PM   #757
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Started and finished this one today. I really enjoyed this page turner. It is free on Amazon right now for Kindle.


Ring of Lies by Victoria Howard

When English accountant Daniel Elliott dies in a car accident one rainy night, his widow, Grace, is overcome with grief...and panic. Daniel was controlling and their marriage loveless, but he always took care of the sheltered Grace.

Or so she thought.

She soon discovers Daniel kept secrets: an alias, mob ties, a list of numbers, a mysterious beach house in Florida....and a girlfriend who looks like Grace.

Swallowing her fear, she flies to Miami to claim the house Daniel left her. But the price of her curiosity is peril. Underworld figures stalk her. The other woman has left a damning trail of evidence pointing her way. And handsome, troubled FBI agent Jack West has crossed precarious paths with Grace before. He could be her savior or her damnation. All she knows for certain is that she longs to be in his arms.

With little to go on and danger at every turn, Grace must depend on Jack to help her navigate the criminal world of south Florida, and find the truth behind the Ring of Lies.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:47 PM   #758
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The Concrete blond by Michael Connelly

From Goodreads: In this classic from a #1 "New York Times" bestselling author, Detective Harry Bosch thought he'd stopped the serial killer known as the Dollmaker. Now the dead man's widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for shooting the wrong man--an accusation that rings true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature.

#3 of the Harry Bosch series. I am eventually going to read all of the series. I picked this on up to get background on some stuff that was in #4. The book was typical of the series and a had a couple of good twists.
All his books are good. His best is The Poet.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:28 AM   #759
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Book #9 Party Crashers by Stephanie Bond

Fun, light romantic mystery. I liked the characters, and the way she wove them all together.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:35 AM   #760
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I got behind in my reading!

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The Paris Wife

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill-prepared for the hard-drinking and fast-living life of Jazz Age Paris, which hardly values traditional notions of family and monogamy. Surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos, Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history, pouring all the richness and intensity of his life with Hadley and their circle of friends into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises. Hadley, meanwhile, strives to hold on to her sense of self as the demands of life with Ernest grow costly and her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Despite their extraordinary bond, they eventually find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage—a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they’ve fought so hard for.

A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.

I liked it. It started off strong, then there was a bit about 3/4 in that lagged, and then finished well. I did develop an appreciation for Hemingway, and I have always been a fan of the "Lost Generation" so this was enjoyable. Makes me want to go back and read some of the literature from this time period.

Next up: Reached by Ally Condie. I read the first two books in this series and am looking forward to finishing it up. Here's hoping I can remember the first two stories though!
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:55 AM   #761
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I keep forgetting...

For my fellow DISers who would like a little laugh, I recommend the book
Snodgrass Vacation by Dave Conifer. It's pretty much a direct parody of the most popular topics. (I should probably warn, that it may be offensive to some.)

The Kindle version is only 99 cents.
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For my fellow DISers who would like a little laugh, I recommend the book
Snodgrass Vacation by Dave Conifer. It's pretty much a direct parody of the most popular topics. (I should probably warn, that it may be offensive to some.)

The Kindle version is only 99 cents.
I second this. I read this twice, and it didn't give me a little laugh-itgave me a BIG laugh!
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Haven't posted yet, but I have finished books #1 - Mrs. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - loved it! #2 -Invisible Monsters - yuk and #3- The Great Gatsby - loved it (actually I've read it before, but had to read a perfect classic to get the horribleness of Invisible Monsters out of my head I'm now on #4 - The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:50 PM   #764
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Read 11 out of 80 books so far. I am reading the book called "City of Exiles" by Alec Nevala-Lee.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:10 PM   #765
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Finished books 4 and 5... enjoyed them both!

#4 - Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Andersen

#5 Everyday by David Levithan

Both of them are young adult books...

I read Fever because my son is reading it for school, and I wanted to read it with him. It's a great book about the Yellow Fever epidemic that happened in Philadelphia.

And Everyday.... (from Amazon...) In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a "wise, wildly unique" love story about A, a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life.

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

With his new novel, David Levithan, has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.
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