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Subject: Happy New Year! January, What are you reading?
Date Posted: 1/1/2011 7:50 PM ET
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I'm starting the new year off with The Monkey's Rain Coat  by Robert Crais. I'm really enjoying this one.  Looking foward to see what happens with Elvis in the rest of the series.

 

Happy new year every one !

Tammy



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Date Posted: 1/1/2011 8:42 PM ET
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I'm working on the Alienist by Caleb Carr.  So far, I'm really enjoying it.

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 8:51 PM ET
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I am listening to Without Fail, the fourth or fifth Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child.  These books are like crack. I'm a bit more sympathetic toward Reacher but I still would never have him as a friend, nor would I want him near me.  I'd cross the street if I saw him approaching me.  Still, the books are entertaining.

I have also started Hangman Blind by Cassandra Clark.  I've heard good things about this one AND it will fullfill a challenge category so...it's all good.

 



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Date Posted: 1/1/2011 10:01 PM ET
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Starting off the new year with one of my favorite series, the Dixie Hemingway series by Blaze Clement. This one, Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs is very enjoyable, and has me thinking about a vacation to Siesta Key!

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 10:33 PM ET
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Finishing up Heart Seizure by Bill Fitzhugh and getting ready to start a challenge book or two.

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 10:33 PM ET
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I just finished "Edge" by Deaver.  I really enjoyed it...in fact I think it's his best book yet.  Maybe because it was written in a different manner than his usual books.  I read it non-stop finishing at 3:30 am so that's how I rung in the New Year.

Happy New Year everyone!

 

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 2:54 PM ET
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I am reading A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn.  This is one of my bonus books (Africa) and also for my HF challenge.

 

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 4:44 PM ET
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I just finished listening to an audio download of The Last Place by Laura Lippman (one of the Tess Monaghan series) and really enjoyed that. Also finished up A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell yesterday--could not put that one down! First of a new historical series featuring Hannah Vogel, a newspaper reporter, set in 1931 Berlin.

I've tucked Andrea Camilleri's latest to be translated, The Track of Sand, into my purse to start at work on lunch tomorrow, and aside from that am working on another of Terry Pratchett's humorous fantasy Discworld series, Lords and Ladies.

And I need to print off a copy of my Challenge List so I don't get behind with that, too.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 8:52 PM ET
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Just started Ashley Gardner's A Regimental Murder. I heart Captain Lacey. Judy, I can't wait to get my hands on that Deaver.

LeeAnne I love Reacher. I just don't love all of Lee's books. He can be a hit or miss author for me. Without Fail to me was kind of a hooky Reacher, but not as bad as some that he has done. Tripwire will always be my fav.

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Date Posted: 1/3/2011 8:07 AM ET
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Just starting the first book for the mystery challege. Thirty-Three Teeth by Colin Cotterill. I will be for Asia for Bonus of one on every continent. I loved his first book a Coroners Lunch just been waiting for the challege to start to read the second one.

Alice

Date Posted: 1/3/2011 4:12 PM ET
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Jeanette - The Alienist is such a good book!! I read it last summer and could not put it down. Enjoy! :)
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Date Posted: 1/4/2011 10:56 PM ET
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I am trying to read The Girl With the Dragon tattoo, but so far it is the most boring book I've ever read. Please tell me it gets better!

Also reading Getting Old is Tres Dangerous by Rita Lakin.

Date Posted: 1/4/2011 11:35 PM ET
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just started reading Ghouls ghouls ghouls by Victoria Laurie

Date Posted: 1/4/2011 11:44 PM ET
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Ellie, I couldn't get into it either. I put it down and will try it again later.

Date Posted: 1/4/2011 11:54 PM ET
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I am nearly done with Hangman Blind and have started two other books.  The first is Death on the Downs, the second Fethering mystery by Simon Brett.  I read the first one a couple of years ago.  I don't think I was completely blown away by it but it was quirky enough that I thought I'd try the second.

The other book is The Replacement Child by Christine Barber.  This one is set in Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico and since I LOVE northern New Mexico, I thought I'd give it a try.  So far it's pretty good.  The descriptions of the drive from Santa Fe to Taos along the Rio Grande are fantastic.  Just like being there. :)

Date Posted: 1/5/2011 8:18 AM ET
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I am trying to read The Girl With the Dragon tattoo, but so far it is the most boring book I've ever read

LOL--yes, this book starts out SLOWLY.  The first two pages were great, then I was bored to tears with the next 50-75.  I was pages away from giving up on it when it started getting better.  If you've never read any Scandinavian mysteries before, they are usually dark and don't necessarily have a lot of action in them.  I really like them, though!

Diane

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Date Posted: 1/5/2011 8:42 AM ET
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Finished a couple of the Diane Fallon series by Beverly Connor.  I'm amazed that I've read three in a row and I'm not bored with the series yet.  I should get The Night Killer today.  Then one more and I'm caught up with the series/  Eeek!  Finished up two books for a couple other challenges and read Thistle and Twigg by Mary Saums for my personal challenge of one book that takes place in each state.  Right now I'm reading Spackled and Spooked by Jennie Bentley just because it was on top of a pile of TBR.  How's that for making a choice?

Read Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead by Nick Drake for the challenge.  Diffictult for me since it's not my usual "time period".

Date Posted: 1/5/2011 9:51 AM ET
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Last night I finshed The Monkey's Rain Coat  by Robert Crais . I enjoyed it  and  will continue with the series.  Up next will be my first challenge book of the year 

The 9th Judgement by James Patterson.

 

Happy reading

Tammy

Date Posted: 1/5/2011 1:07 PM ET
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GWTDT is a slow starter, and then just moves along.  I've been picking it up and putting it down on and off for about 3 months now.  Its one of those books that I have to be in the mood for and prepared to pay attention while reading.  I will finish it eventually, then we'll see if I try the next 2. 

Right now reading The Lucifer Code-Charles Brokaw (Book 2 featuring Linguist Thomas Lourdes). Recently finished American Assassin-Vince Flynn and The Twelfth Imam-Joel C. Rosenberg.

-RD

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Date Posted: 1/6/2011 9:41 AM ET
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I am reading one of my Historical fiction challenge books, Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. PBS has it marked as a mystery Thriller too. I checked out the reviews on Amazon very strange evan split between 1 star and 5 star. Guess you either love it or hate it. Anyone read it yet?

Alice

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 10:27 AM ET
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I'm starting off this challenge with Charlaine Harris' Dead in the Family.

CR

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 6:07 PM ET
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Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout came in the mail today, just as I am finishing Something In Red by Elizabeth George. Still reading Almanac of The Dead  by Leslie Marmon Silko.

Date Posted: 1/6/2011 6:08 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/6/2011 6:08 PM ET
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Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout came in the mail today, just as I am finishing Something In Red by Elizabeth George. Still reading Almanac of The Dead  by Leslie Marmon Silko.

Date Posted: 1/7/2011 12:08 AM ET
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Started my first challenge book The Steam Pig by James McClure.  It is set in South Africa in the early 1970's - very politically incorrect but also a real eye-opener as to apartheid.

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