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Subject: Have credits to spend, do you have books that I would like?
Date Posted: 7/25/2008 7:39 PM ET
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I'm having my knee scoped next Thursday and will be laid up for a little bit.  I have lots of books set aside to read but am looking for more.  Trouble is I don't know what else to look for.  I tend to like espionage/intrigue type novels.   If I like these authors:

Vince Flynn

Ted Bell

Lee Child

Nelson Demille

Robert Ludlum

Brad Thor

What do you have on your shelf that I'd like?  Anyone have any ideas?

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 7:43 PM ET
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I have some Robert Ludlum books on my shelf.  Come take a look.

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 7:46 PM ET
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You might like Michael Connelly - it's more crime mystery than espionage, but similar thrill level to Lee Child, Nelson Demille, Robert Ludlum, etc.  John Sandford may be worth a look as well.

Click on my name, I've got about 50 reviews of books out there in my profile - a lot of which are along the lines of the authors you like.


Subject: Intriguing authors
Date Posted: 7/25/2008 7:58 PM ET
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First good luck on your scoping.

If you check my book lists I have a number of authors you would like [to be honest they are my husbands books].  Just let me know what might tickle your fancy.



Date Posted: 7/25/2008 8:33 PM ET
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I have a few on my shelf you may like.  Come take a look, I'm offering a 4 for 1 special on paperbacks and 2 for 1 on hardbacks.



Date Posted: 7/25/2008 8:41 PM ET
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Tawnya:  I actually have all of Ludlum's books.  As well as all of the books from the other author's I've listed.  I'm a wee bit obsessive that way.  If I find an author I like I have to have them all.

Steven:  I read through your reviews.  We've read a lot of the same books.  Unfortunately any that you have listed that I may like I've already read ::sigh::.

Leyba and Ada:  Thanks!  I'll have a look :).

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Date Posted: 7/25/2008 8:55 PM ET
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I hope all goes well with your scope!  MY DW had that done last year, and she was down for a while.  As far as books, I have added a few since you ordered from me. If there is anything on my shelf you want, I'll give a two for one deal to you.



Date Posted: 7/25/2008 9:04 PM ET
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I have Bluffing Mr. Churchill by John Lawton, Honor Among Spies by Quinn Fawcett, Out of Reach by Patricia Lewin and Straits of Power by Joe Buff, that sound like something you might like. I also have other  mystery/thriller books on my shelf (most of them are hardback ).

If you're interested in any let me know and we can work out a deal.



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Date Posted: 7/25/2008 9:31 PM ET
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Thanks, Christina!  I'll have a look .

Pm-ing you Charlie :).

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 10:11 PM ET
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You might like Len Deighton (I have one of his on my shelf) or Clive Cussler

Good luck with the knee :-)

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 11:18 PM ET
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1st off good luck, my niece just had that done and the good thing is very small holes :)

Have you tried Daniel Silva, Stephen Coonts, Brad Meltzer or Kyle Mills. They are all pretty good and write similar books to the authors you have listed. I have a mixture of books and I know I just posted a few books from some of these authors.

I like Clive Cussler's NUMA files.

Good luck,


Subject: I have a lot of Sci Fi
Date Posted: 7/25/2008 11:41 PM ET
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But hiding in between them are several espionage and thriller types.

Kevin's the bigger bookworm so a lot of these were his. You sound a lot alike for some reason he wants every book somebody writes as well. Maybe that's why we spent our Tax Stimulas check on 8 new book cases (we have about 8,000 books in the house.

May your procedure go smoothly,



Date Posted: 7/26/2008 10:36 AM ET
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Just wanted to say good luck to you Jan.  Oh... and I second the Daniel Silva suggestion, he writes thrillers about the middle east.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 11:14 AM ET
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I've got a pretty good selection of books you might like [we seem to like the same type]. I'm running a deal on 5 for 2 on paperbacks now until the end of July. Check out my shelf ... maybe you'll find 5 books you'd like to try. 

Good luck with your scope... I had total knee replacement a couple years ago and having lots of books to read saved my sanity!!


Subject: A mixed blessing
Date Posted: 7/26/2008 12:16 PM ET
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Think about how much time you will have to relax and actually read books :)  Good luck with the scope and I have some great recommendations... any Brad Meltzer books, they are page turners :)  Unanswered Cries, Dead Even and I'll do a 3 for 1 for you if you are interested, just PM me :)




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Date Posted: 7/26/2008 8:41 PM ET
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Sheila, Catherine, Patricia and Shirley:  Thank you!  I'll certainly have a look at your shelves.  I appreciate the suggestions!

Elizabeth:  Thank you! :)

Lori:  I pm'd you.  Have a question about your post.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 8:48 PM ET
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I love Ludlum too, but also Clancey, Cornwell and Crighton which you may like. They are all on my shelf. You might like Paratsky too (but all of those taken earlier today!). I have a 4 for 1 deal this week.

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Subject: what to read
Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:26 PM ET
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How about Cry of the rain bird by Patricia Shaw, a star-crossed lovers' saga of Australia,  or the Blue Bicycle by regine deforges, an epic novel of love and war in  WWII France.  Both are on my bookshelf , check it out!  Good luck with your scope.. I recently had a total knee replacement and although it was pretty rough going for a while after the surgery, I did enjoy the time during which I could do nothing but READ READ READ!   Wishing you all the best. Maija

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:34 PM ET
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I actually haven't read any of the authors you listed (although Ludlam's entire Bourne series is on my TBR pile).  So I'm not sure I can give great suggestions.  However, it sounds like you may like the Dan Brown books, if you haven't already read them.  I've got three of them on my shelf, and I'll send you one, two, or all three for a single credit.  Or if you see anything else on my shelf that intersts you, PM me with a deal offer, and I'll probably be open to it.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:48 PM ET
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Rhonda:  I've read all of Clancy's and Crichton's too.  Great books!

Maija:  Thank you :).  Unfortunately I'm not at all into love stories/romances.  Don't know why...just not my thing.

Christopher:  I've read Brown's Deception Point and Digital Fortress.  Very Good!   For some reason I just couldn't get into the Da Vinci Code.  I don't know why, I think I should have really liked it.  I've put it away for now and will retry it again another time.  Not all of Ludlum's are great but the Bourne series is excellent.  They're safely tucked away in my keeper pile.  Did you know Lustbader is coming out with a 6th (The Bourne Sanction (Bourne, book 6) and 7th (The Bourne Deception (Bourne, book 7) novel?  They're not in PBS' system yet but be sure to keep watch for them.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:56 PM ET
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Jan, you're welcome to check out my shelf...I'm willing to deal!

Maybe "Exile" by Richard North Patterson?  Or "The Husband" by Dean Koontz?

Good luck with the scoping!!

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:58 PM ET
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Jan, I know you have looked at mine previously, but I have added Stuart Woods, Robert Tanenbaum and I also have several John LesCroart.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 11:09 PM ET
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I thought Angels and Demons was better than The DaVinci Code.  You may want to give it a try first, and if you like it, that might make DaVinci easier to get through, since you'll already know the main character.