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Subject: Happy Spring - It's April - What are you reading?
Date Posted: 4/1/2010 2:39 AM ET
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My April reading list: 

Finished - 

  1. "ELEVEN ON TOP" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #11) (unabridged Audio Cassette) (A) Stephanie Plum is thinking her career as a fugitive apprehension agent has run its course. She's been shot at, spat at, cussed at, fire-bombed, mooned, and attacked by dogs. Time for a change, Stephanie thinks. Time to find the kind of job her mother can tell her friends about without making the sign of the cross. So Stephanie Plum quits. Resigns. No looking back. She wants something safe and normal. As it turns out, jobs that are safe and normal for most people aren't necessarily safe and normal for Stephanie Plum. Trouble follows her. Her past has come back to haunt her. She's stalked by a maniac, returned from the grave for the sole purpose of putting her into a burial plot of her own. Caught between staying far away from the bounty hunter business and staying alive, Stephanie reexamines her life and the possibility that being a bounty hunter is the solution rather than the problem. After disturbingly brief careers at the button factory, Kan Klean Dry Cleaners, and Cluck-in-a-Bucket, Stephanie takes an office position in security, working for Ranger, the sexiest, baddest bounty hunter on two continents. It might not be the job she'll keep for the rest of her life, but for now it gives her the technical access she needs to find her stalker. Tempers and temperatures rise as competition ratchets up between the two men in her life - her on-again, off-again boyfriend, tough Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and her bad-ass boss, Ranger. Can Stephanie Plum take the heat?
  2. "A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES" by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander #6) (abridged Audible) (A+) Since the initial publication of Outlander 15 years ago, Diana Gabaldon's New York Times best-selling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over, and sold more than 12 million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and on the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest. With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Frazer to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife, Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence, with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1887, which reports Jamie's death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.
  3. "TWELVE SHARP" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #12) (unabridged Audio Cassette) (A+) Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, where bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is about to implode. While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos, Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her. This stalker carries a 9mm Glock, has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso...street name, Ranger. When somebody dies, the action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer. Now Ranger and Stephanie are working together to find a killer, rescue a missing child, and stop a lunatic from raising the body county. When Stephanie Plum and Ranger get too close for comfort, vice cop Joe Morelli (her on-again, off-again boyfriend) steps in. Will the ticking clock stop at the stroke of twelve, or will a stranger in the wind find a way to stop Stephanie Plum...forever?
  4. "THE HAMILTON HEIR" by Valerie Hansen (Love Inspired - Davis Landing #4) (B) The Gossip Guru...hears tough tycoon Tim Hamilton - the legitimate son currently running Hamilton Media for his ailing father - was seen squiring his assistant, Dawn Lerous, around town last week. Inside information is that Tim wrecked Dawn's car and offered to lend her a replacement, but her concern was with the people on her meal-delivery route. Only time will tell if the lovely Ms. Leroux's sweet nature can tame Tim's all-business beast and turn him in a human being.
  5. "PLUM LOVIN' " by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #12.5) (Between the Numbers #2) (unabridged Audio CD) (A) Mysterious men have a way of showing up in Stephanie Plum's apartment. When the shadowy Diesel appears, he has a task for Stephanie - and he's not taking no for an answer. Annie Hart is a "relationship expert" who is wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Stephanie needs to find her, fast. Diesel knows where she is. So they make a deal: He'l help her get Annie if Stephanie plays matchmaker to several of Annie's most difficult clients. But someone wants to find Annie even more than Diesel and Stephanie. Someone with a nasty temper. And someone with "unmentionable" skills. Does Diesel know more than he's saying about Annie Hart? Does Diesel have secrets he's keeping from Stephanie and the two men in her life - Ranger and Morelli? With Stephanie Plum in over her head, things are sure to get a little dicey and a little explosive, Jersey style!
  6. "JUST BREATHE" by Dee Davis (B) Former CIA agent, Matthew Broussard came to Vienna to catch a killer. But when his only lead is shot dead, he is left without answers and with an injured witness in his arms. The enticing young woman may be his last chance to resolve the tragedy that still haunts his past. He cannot let her out of his sight, even if it means getting close to someone again. For aspiring travel writer Chloe Nichols, escorting a tour group of wealthy old ladies through Europe was supposed to be anything but thrilling. Then she is rescued from an assassin's bullet by a stranger on the train - a perfectly handsome, charming stranger who saves her life with a kiss and asks her to pose as his fiancee. Chloe believes Matthew is trying to protect her, until the seductive charade becomes part of a lethal international conspiracy in which the players are not who they seem - including her captivating hero.
  7. "FEVER" by Elizabeth Lowell (A) Rye McCall has a problem. He's got an obsessive father who's trying to ensure a dynasty, but Rye's rebellious and determined to lead his own life. And to make matters worse, he's just met a woman who may thwart both men's plans. For one brief high country summer, Rye manages the impossible - to keep his father's world at bay. But he's lost control of his own plans - he's fallen in love with Lisa Johansen. Now he's told too many lies for his happiness to last. He knows that. What he doesn't know, is how to finally tell her the truth.
  8. "KINDRED IN DEATH" by J.D. Robb (In Death series #29) (Audible book) (A++) The newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious 16-year-old daughter, who stayed behind. Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaits them inside. Deena has been brutally murdered in her bedroom, and her body shows signs of trauma that horrify even the toughest of cops, including our own Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who is specifically requested by the captain to investigate. The evidence piles up, and Dallas and her team think they are about to arrest the perpetrator. But little do they know that someone has gone to great lengths to tease and taunt them, using a variety of identities. Overconfidence can lead to careless mistakes, but for Dallas, one mistake might be all she needs to bring the killer to justice.
  9. "LEAN MEAN THIRTEEN" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #13) (abridged Audio CD) (A+) New secrets, old flames, and hidden agendas are about to send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most outrageous adventure yet! MISTAKE #1: Dickie Orr - Stephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before catching him with her archnemesis, Joyce Barnhardt. Fifteen minutes later Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping never to see either of them again. MISTAKE #2: Doing favors for super bounty hunter Ranger - Ranger needs Stephanie to meet with Dickie and find out if he's doing something shady. Turns out, he is...and he's also back to doing Joyce Barnhardt. MISTAKE #3: Trying to apply bodily injury to Dickie in front of the entire office - After their reunion, Dickie suddenly disappears and naturally, Stephanie is the leading suspect. But can he be found? And can Stephanie stay one step ahead in this new, dangerous game? Joe Morelli, the hottest cop in Trenton, New Jersey, is also keeping Stephanie on her toes - and he may know more than he's saying about many things in her life. It's a cat-and-mouse game for Stephanie Plum wherein the ultimate prize might be her life. 
  10. "MOON SHADOWS" From mysterious warriors to evil sorceresses, from full moon cravings to moon witch spells, these enchanting new tales of love and legend, magic and mystery are as menacing and alluring as the moon itself. "Wolf Moon" by Nora Roberts (A+) - "The Moon Witch" by Jill Gregory (A-) - "Blood on the Moon" by Ruth Ryan Langan (A) - "West of the Moon" by Marianne Willman (B)
  11. "BUTTERFLY SUMMER" by Arlene James (Love Inspired - Davis Landing #1) (A) The Davis Landing Observer - The Gossip Guru...has some shocking news: devout Wallace Hamilton, head of rival newswpaper the Davis Landing Dispatch, is not Jeremy Hamilton's father! Word is, his wife was already pregnant when they wed and now that Jeremy has learned the truth, he's quit. Who'll run the company while Wallace is in the hospital? In more Hamilton news, quiet Heather has had a makeover - whio knew she was so stunning? Maybe photographer Ethan Danes, who seems to have taken an interest in Heather now that she's started this butterfly summer.
  12. "RUNNING SCARED" by Elizabeth Lowell (Rarities Unlimited #2) (abridged Audio Cassette) (A-) Risa Sheridan knows everything there is to know about gold; and her boss, Shane Tannahill, is addicted to the stuff, having already made the precious metal the theme of his ultrasuccessful Las Vegas casino. Now an ancient Celtic piece is being offered to Shane, with the promise of more to come and the casino owner is hooked. Risa, however, is wary - because something about this particular artifact says "stay away." Soon people are dying all around Risa and Shane, as the wrong hands reach out for a remarkable golden treasure wrapped in a terrifying conundrum that dates back to the time of the druids. However, it is a more contemporary danger that is drawing the beautiful gold expert and her gold-loving employer closer - and is placing them in the center of an insidious plot to destroy Shane Tannahill and everything he's struggled so hard to build.
  13. "PLUM LUCKY" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #13.5) (Between the Numbers #3) (unabridged Audio CD) (A) Stephanie Plum has a way of attracting danger, lunatics, oddballs, bad luck and mystery men. And no one is more mysterious than the unmentionable Diesel. He's back and on on the trail of a little man in green pants who's lost a giant bag of money. Problem is, the money isn't exactly lost. Stephanie's Grandma Mazur has found it, and like any good Jersey senior citizen, she's hightailed it in a Winnebago to Atlantic City and hit the slots. With Lula and Connie in tow, Stephanie attempts to bring Grandma home, but the luck of the Irish is rubbing off on everyone: Lula's found a job modeling plus-size lingerie. Connie's found a guy. Diesel's found Stephanie.And Stephanie has found herself in over her head with a caper involving thrice-stolen money, a racehorse, a car chase, and a bad case of hives.
  14. "OUTSIDER" by Diana Palmer (B) Former black ops CIA operative Colby Lane, now retired from his wild years as a mercenary, has found his new calling as assistant chief of security for the mammoth Ritter Oil Corporation. But the past is never far behind. He's soon enmeshed in plans to trap a notorious drug trafficker, and it seems that his ex-wie, Sarina Carrington - whom he so cruelly left after one day of marriage - may be more involved than she's letting on. Not only that, but Sarina has a six-year-old dark-eyed daughter whose father is mysteriously absent - or is he?
  15. "FANTASY IN DEATH" by J.D. Robb (In Death series #30) (Aubible) (A++) Bart Minnock, founder of the computer gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can't wait to lose himself in an imaginary world, to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king, in his company's latest top-secret project, Fantastical. The next morning, he is found in the same locked room, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. It is the most puzzling case Eve Dallas has ever faced, and it is not a game. Lt. Eve Dallas is having as much trouble figuring out how Bart Minnock was murdered as who did the murdering. The victim's girlfriend seems sincerely grief-stricken, and his quirky-but-brilliant partners at U-Play appear shocked as well. No one seemed to have a problem with the enthusiastic, high-spirited millionaire. Of course, success can attract jealousy, and gaming, like any business, has its fierce rivalries and dirty tricks - as Eve's husband, Roarke, one of U-Play's competitors, knows well. But Minnock was not naive, he knew how to fight back in the real world as well as the virtual one. Eve and her team are about to enter the next level of police work, in a world where fantasy is the ultimate seduction - and the price of defeat is death.
  16. "DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE" by J.A. Jance (J.P. Beaumont #7) (A) Japanese businessman Tadeo Kurobashi had many passions, including computers, poetry, money, and Samurai lore. So his suicide method of choice would naturally be the ancient art of seppuku - what the uninitiated call "hara-kiri." But despite the bloody Samurai sword Kurobashi clutches tightly in his lifeless hand, Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont senses the dead software magnate played a less active role in his own demise. Because glaring errors have been made in the time-honored Asian death ritual - which has Beau looking for someone with a less traditional passion...for cold-blooded homicide.
  17. "FIRST, BEST AND ONLY" by Barbara Delinsky (A+) When she was just seventeen, Marni Lange loved Brian Webster with a consuming passion. Then a tragic accident tore them apart. Brian's broken body mended, but he never forgave himself for the accident that killed Marni's brother. Marni, her world equally shattered, was forced to choose between honoring her powerful, wealthy family...and the man she loved. Now, fourteen years later, Marni is a successful businesswoman about to be profiled by a world-famous photographer...Brian Webster. Suddenly they find themselves face-to-face with the past that has haunted them. As a teenager, Marni couldn't defy her family. But now she's a formidable woman in her own right, willing to fight to hold on to what matters most: her family, her legacy and a second chance at love. 
  18. "MOVING TARGET" by Elizabeth Lowell (Rarities Unlimited #1) (abridged Audio Cassette) (A)  "When you read this, I'll be dead..." These are the troubling words Serena Charter's grandmother has written on a note accompanying four pages of a centuries-old illuminated manuscript delivered after the old woman's passing. Seeking clues to the mystery laid out before her, Serena turns to Erik North, a reclusive manuscript appraiser with a passion for the past. Erik's examination of the vellum pages raises perplexing questions - about Serena's legacy, the possible location of the remainder of the manuscript...and the senseless murder of an eccentric old woman. Suddenly, Serena and Erik find themselves in the center of a firestorm that rages between two worlds...a past long dead yet living on in an ancient text and a contemporary landscape fraught with terror. Now, there is no one they trust except each other as they get closer to a shocking revelation about what is really at stake and how far a killer will go to possess a vanished treasure.
  19. "THE PRICE" by Joan Johnston (Bitter Creek #4) (abridged Aubible) (B) Even though the stress and the punishing hours of his job as a litigation associate at DeWitt & Blackthorne have cost him his marriage and quality time with his two young daughters, Luke Creed remains fiercely driven to succeed. When Luke takes on the defense of a pharmaceutical company in an explosive wrongful death suit that could make or break his career, he is surprised to find himself squared off against the woman he has always loved, Amy Hazeltine Nash, his high school sweetheart. A single mother recovering from a failed marriage, Amy is a passionate advocate for her bereaved client and is shocked that once-rebellious Luke is now a member of the Establishment, representing corporate interests. But Amy cannot deny the feelings that seeing Luke rekindles in her heart. Concerned that his client may be lying, Luke investigates the case more closely, which means spending more time with Amy with whom a new romance begins to blossom. But when one of Luke's colleagues dies under suspicious circumstances, he finds he is in danger of losing not only the case but his life. With help from Amy and a trio of fearless colleagues, Luke delves into a dangerous web of corruption that involves his client and his firm. In doing so he has no choice but to question the price of his own ambitions. From the towering skyscrapers of Houston to the majestic plains of south Texas ranch country, The Price sweeps readers into a powerfully engrossing, passionate novel that will keep them on the edge of their seats as it explores the questions of what is truly important in life and how high a price a person is willing to pay to achieve his or her ambitions.
  20. "FEARLESS FOURTEEN" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #14) (abridged Audio CD) (A) Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum goes on her most explosive adventure yet. THE CRIME: Armed robery to the tune of nine million dollars. Dom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time. His family couldn't be more proud. He always was the smart one. THE COUSIN: Joe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom's sister, Loretta, are cousins. Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a single mother waiting tables at the firehouse. The all-American family. THE COMPLICATIONS: Murder, kidnapping, destruction of personal property, and acid reflux. Less than a week after Dom's release from prison, Joe Morelli has shadowy figures breaking into his house and dying in his basement. He's getting threatening messages, Loretta is kidnapped, and Dom is missing. THE CUPCAKE. Stephanie Plum and Morelli have a long-standing relationship that involves sex, affection and driving each other nuts. She's a bond enforcement agent with more luck than talent, and she's involved in this bank-robbery-gone-bad disaster from day one. THE CRISIS: A favor for Ranger. Security expert Carlos Monoso, street name Ranger, has a job for Stephanie that will involve night work. Morelli has his own ideas regarding Stephanie's evening activities. THE CONCLUSION: Thrills, chills, and incontinence may result.
  21. "ANNIE'S GHOSTS: A JOURNEY INTO A FAMILY SECRET" Steve Luxenberg (B) Beth Luxenberg was an only child. Everyone knew it: her grown children, her best friends, even people she'd only recently met. So when her secret emerged, her son Steve Luxenberg was bewildered. He was certain that his mother had no siblings, just as he knew that her name was Beth, and that she had raised her children, above all, to tell the truth. By then, Beth was nearly eighty, and in fragile health. While seeing a new doctor, she had casually mentioned a disabled sister, sent away at age two. For what reason? Was she physically disabled? Mentally ill? The questions were dizzying, the answers out of reach. Beth had said she knew nothing of her sister's fate. Six months after Beth's death in 1999, the secret surfaced once more. This time, it had a name: Annie. Steve Luxenberg began digging. As he dug, he uncovered more and more. His mother's name wasn't Beth. His aunt hadn't been two when she'd been hospitalized. She'd been twenty-one; his mother had been twenty-three. The sisters had grown up together. Annie had spent the rest of her life in a mental institution, while Beth had set out to hide her sister's existence. Why? Employing his skills as a journalist while struggling to maintain his empathy as a son, Luxenberg pieces together the story of his mother's motivations, his aunt's unknown life, and the times in which they lived. His search takes him to imperial Russia and Depression-era Detroit, through the Holocaust in Ukraine and the Philippine war zone, and back to the hospitals where Annie and many others were lost to memory.
  22. "BY HER SIDE" by Kathryn Springer (Love Inspired - Davis Landing #2) (A) The Gossip Guru...is back with more news. Seems intrepid reporter Felicity Simmons, at rival newspaper The Davis Landing Dispath, is being threatened by someone who is not happy with her articles. Your faithful source hears that police officer Chris Hamilton, the only family member not working for Hailton Media, is protecting her. Independent Ms. Simmons will bristle at being guarded, but she doesn't know how stubborn Chris can be - or how determined he is to be by her side until her stalker is caught.
  23. "PLUM SPOOKY" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #14.5) (abridged Audio CD) (A) Wulf Grimoire is a world wanderer and an opportunist who can kill without remorse and disappear like smoke. He's chosen Martin Munch, boy genius, as his new business partner, and he's chosen the Barrens as his new playground. Munch received his doctorate degree when he was twenty-two. He's now twenty-four, and while his brain is large, his body is not. Anyone who says good things come in small packages hasn't met Munch. Bounty hunter Step0hanie P)lum has Munch on her most-wanted list. Usually she gets her man. This time she gets a monkey. She also gets a big guy names Diesel. Diesel pops in and out of Plum's life like a birthday cake - delicious to look at and taste, not especially healthy as a steady diet. He's an uber bounty hunter with special skills when it comes to tracking men and pleasing women. He's after Grimoire, and now he's also after Munch. And if the truth were told, he wouldn't mind setting Stephanie Plum in his crosshairs. Diesel and Plum hunt down Munch and Grimoire, following them into the Barrens, surviving cranberry bogs, the Jersey Devil, a hair-raising experience, sand in their underwear, and, of course...monkeys.
  24. "FINGER LICKIN' FIFTEEN" by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #15) (abridged Audio CD) (A) The spiciest, sauciest, most rib-sticking plum yet! Recipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head - literally. Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she'll talk to is Trenton cop, Joe Morelli. Pump up the heat: Chipotle's sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers. Stir the pot: Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help her find the killers and collect the moolah. Add a secret ingredient: Stephanie's Grandma Mazur. Enough said. Bring to a boil: Can Stephanie hunt down two killers, a traitor, five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, solve Ranger's problems and not jump his bones? Warning: Habanero hot. So good you'll want seconds.
  25. "THE FAMILY MAN" by Irene Hannon (A) (Love Inspired - Davis Landing #3) The Gossip Guru...has more scandalous news about the beleaguered Hamilton family: Seems patriarch Wallace had an illegitimate child with someone well-known within the community. Does Mrs. Hamilton know about this? In other Hamilton news, daughter Amy recently hired old flame Bryan Healey to write for Nashville Living. Wonder how gracious the single dad will be in taking orders from the woman who broke his heart? But what eldest daughter wants, she gets. And Amy wants this family man to be hers. 
  26. "FORGET ME NOT" by Marliss Melton (A+) Gabe Renault doesn't know why he was in a prison camp. He has no memory of the past three years or of the Navy SEAL mission that went wrong. Only two things kept him going: thoughts of his wife and the certainty that he must escape. After Gabe is presumed dead, Helen Renault pulls the tattered pieces of her and her daughter's lives back together. Married young and for all the wrong reasons, she's standing on her own two feet at last - and proud of it. Then comes the biggest shock of all - Gabe returns home. Gone is the distant, secretive husband he once was. This new Gabe is a man she could easily, finally, lose her heart to. But his memory is slowly returning, exposing a trail of government treachery...and jeopardizing his and Helen's second chance at love.
  27. "QUICKSAND" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #7) (A+) "Do you still miss your little Bonnie?" This one sentence, spoken by a male voice in an anonymous phone call, is all it takes to drag Eve Duncan right back to that horrifying moment years ago when her only daughter vanished without a trace. Since then, Eve's life has become an obsession to find her daughter's remains. Only one man - a brilliant, ruthless killer - knows the truth about what happened to Bonnie. But taunting Eve might be his first and last mistake. Eve is armed with more than just her talent as a forensic sculptor. She brings with her former Navy SEAL Joe Quinn, an Atlanta detective who will do anything to help Eve put the pain of Bonnie's death to rest. Even if he has to lie to the woman he cares about the most. And even if this killer wants nothing more than to lure Eve further and further into his swamp of madness.
  28. "STAND-IN GROOM" by Suzanne Brockmann (Sunrise #4) (A+) Like a knight in a fairy tale, he appeared from out of nowhere and rescued her at the last moment. Now, sizing up the man who'd saved her purse and driven off her attackers, aspiring Boston entrepreneur Chelsea Spencer considered that this good-looking stranger could fit another role - not to mention a tuxedo - equally well. By the end of the week, Chelsea was scheduled to get married as a condition for earning the inheritance necessary to save her fledgling business. There was only one problem: She was short a groom. Johnny Anziano would have been satisfied with a date, but the woman he'd dashed in to save during a street mugging had proposed much more than that. For two weeks' "work," he'd earn $75,000 and a luxurious tropical island vacation. By saying a simple, meaningless "I do," he could save Chelsea one more time. But this time they were facing something a lot more dangerous than a gang of street thugs - their attraction for each other.
  29. "LIGHT IN SHADOW" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Whispering Springs #1) (abridged Audio CD) (A) Zoe Luce is a successful interior designer in the Arizona town of Whispering Springs who's developed an unusual career specialty - helping recently divorced clients redesign their homes, to help them forget about the past and start anew. But Zoe knows that some things can't be covered up with a new coat of paint. And when she senses that one of her clients may be hiding a dark secret, she enlists P.I. Ethan Truax to find the truth. Working together, they solve the mystery...and barely escape with their lives. But Ethan's exquisite detection skills are starting to backfire on Zoe: she never wanted to let him find out about her former life: she never wanted to reveal her powerful, inexplicable gift for sensing the history hidden within a house's walls: she never wanted him to know that "Zoe Luce" doesn't really exist. She never wanted to fall in love with him. Now, no matter how much she resists, Ethan may be her only hope - because the people she's been running from have found her. And just when Zoe dares to dream of a normal life and a future with the man she loves, her own past starts to shadow her every step - and threatens to take her back into a nightmare.
  30. "STATE SECRETS" by Linda Lael Miller (B) (Harlequin books famous firsts collection) She was to be just an assignment...Cookbook author Holly Llewellyn is the last person who should be labeled an "enemy of the state" - or is she? After all, her brother is a missing traitor, and with her ties to the president, the Secret Service isn't taking chances. So they send in Agent David Goddard, undercover. But after one glance, David knows Holly isn't just an "assignment" she's a woman who'll change his life.

Currently Reading -

  1. "Lakeshore Christmas" by Susan Wiggs (Lakeshore Chronicles #6)
  2. "People of the Plains: The Tribes" by Ken Englade (Tony Hillerman's Frontier #2)
  3. "An Officer and a Princess" by Carla Cassidy (Royally Wed - The Stanbury Crown)

Currently Listening To - 

  1. "Scarpetta" by Patricia Cornwell (Kay Scarpetta #16) (unabridged Audio CD)
  2. "Suddenly" by Barbara Delinsky (abridged Audio CD)

To Be Read - in alphabetical order by author not reading order 

  1. "Fixer Upper" by Mary Kay Andrews
  2. "Scenes of Passion" by Suzanne Brockmann
  3. "Sarah - Women of Genesis" by Orson Scott Card
  4. "Informed Risk" by Robyn Carr (Men in Uniform)
  5. "Killing Floor" by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #1)
  6. "On the Doorstep" by Dana Corbit (Love Inspired - Tiny Blessings #3)
  7. "Washington - For Mike's Sake" by Janet Dailey
  8. "SEALed with a Ring" by Mary Margret Daughtridge
  9. "Suddenly" by Barbara Delinsky
  10. "Eternity" by Jude Deveraux
  11. "Holly" by Jude Deveraux
  12. "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens (Audible book)
  13. "Almost a Bride" by Jane Feather (Almost #1)
  14. "Shadow Game" by Christine Feehan
  15. "Lucky Man" by Michael J. Fox (unabridged Audio CD)
  16. "Pawleys Island" by Dorothea Benton Frank (A Lowcountry tale) (unabridged Audio CD)
  17. "A Week From Sunday" Dorothy Garlock
  18. "Blood of the Prodigal" by P.L. Gaus (An Ohio Amish Mystery)
  19. "To the Brink" Cindy Gerard (The Bodyguards #3)
  20. "Feel the Heat" by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops Inc. #4)
  21. "Unhallowed Ground" by Heather Graham
  22. "Missionary Daddy" by Linda Goodnight (Love Inspired - A Tiny Blessings Tale)
  23. "Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets" by Kate Irene Gosselin, Beth Ann Carson
  24. "Don't Look Back" Celeste Hamilton (Sonny's Girls #2)
  25. "Hannah's Dream" by Diane Hammond
  26. "Memories of Megan" by Rita Herron
  27. "Heart of Gold" by Tami Hoag
  28. "Mackenzie's Legacy" by Linda Howard (Mackenzie's Mountain/Mackenzies Mission)
  29. "Until I Find You" by John Irving
  30. "The Friday Night Knitting Club"  by Kate Jacobs (Knitting Club #1)
  31. "Edge of Evil" by J.A. Jance (Alison Reynolds #1)
  32. "Fire and Ice" by J.A. Jance (Joanna Brady #13 & J.P. Beaumont #19)
  33. "Hour of the Hunter" J.A. Jance (Brandon Walker #1)
  34. "Minor in Possession" by J.A. Jance (J.P Beaumont #8)
  35. "The McCaffertys: Matt" by Lisa Jackson (The McCaffertys #2)
  36. "The Face of Deception" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #1)
  37. "More Than Words" by Joan Johnston, Robyn Carr, Christina Skye, Rochelle Alers, Maureen Child (Volume #6) 
  38. "A Shared Dream" by Jayne Ann Krentz
  39. "The Official Nora Roberts Companion" by Denise Little and Laura Hayden
  40. "Heartbreak Hotel" by Jill Marie Landis (Twilight Cove trilogy #2)
  41. "Heat Wave" Jill Marie Landis (Twilight Cove trilogy #3)
  42. "The Prodigal" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's daughters #4)
  43. "The Sacrifice" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's daughters #3)
  44. "Only His" by Elizabeth Lowell
  45. "The Secret Sister" by Elizabeth Lowell
  46. "Warrior" by Elizabeth Lowell
  47. "Hearts Divided" by Debbie Macomber, Katherine Stone, Lois Faye Dyer
  48. "The Perfect Christmas" by Debbie Macomber
  49. "Irrestible" by Susan Mallery (Buchanans #2)
  50. "Sizzling" by Susan Mallery (Buchanans #3)
  51. "Sweet Talk" by Susan Mallery (Sweet Trilogy #1)
  52. "Tempting" by Susan Mallery (Buchanans #4)
  53. "The Penalty Box"  by Deirdre Martin
  54. "Eventide" by Cindy Martinusen
  55. "Mother Warriors: Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds" by Jenny McCarthy
  56. "Under the Color of Law" by Michael McGarrity
  57. "A Creed Country Christmas" by Linda Lael Miller
  58. "The McKettrick Way" by Linda Lael Miller (McKettrick Women #2)
  59. "Tate" by Linda Lael Miller (McKettricks of Texas #1)
  60. "Twelve Times Blessed" by Jacquelyn Mitchard
  61. "Chance Meeting" by Laura Moore
  62. "Desperado" by Diane Palmer
  63. "Cross Country" by James Patterson (Alex Cross #14)
  64. "A Man Named Dave" by David Pelzer
  65. "A Teenager's Journey" by Richard B. Peltzer
  66. "Sealed with a Kiss" by Carly Phillips
  67. "Second Glance" Jodi Picoult
  68. "Dog On It" by Spencer Quinn (A Chet and Bernie Mystery)
  69. "Merrick" by Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles #7)
  70. "Stone Heart" by Luanne Rice
  71. "All Those Years Ago" by Emilie Richards (Sonny's Girls)
  72. "Night Magic" by Karen Robards
  73. "Big Jack" by J.D. Robb
  74. "Out of This World" by J.D. Robb, Laurell K. Hamilton, Susan Krinard, Maggie Shayne
  75. "From the Heart: Tonight and Always/A Matter of Choice/Endings and Beginnings" by Nora Roberts
  76. "Hot Rocks"  by Nora Roberts
  77. "Night Tales: Nightshade & Night Smoke" by Nora Roberts
  78. "Night Tales: Night Shield & Night Moves" by Nora Roberts
  79. "Savor the Moment" by Nora Roberts (Bride Quartet #3)
  80. "Western Skies" Nora Roberts
  81. "Windfall" by Nora Roberts
  82. "Christmas on Snowbird Mountain" by Fay Robinson
  83. "The Homecoming" by Maggie Shayne (Texas Brand #9)
  84. "Lost and Found" by Jacqueline Sheehan
  85. "The Blacksheep Prince's Bride" by Martha Shields (Royally Wed)
  86. "A Memory of Love" by Bertrice Small
  87. "Blind Curve" by Annie Solomon
  88. "The Long Road Home" by Danielle Steel
  89. "The Ranch" by Danielle Steel
  90. "Another Man's Son" by Katherine Stone
  91. "The Hot Flash Club" by Nancy Thayer (Hot Flash Club #1)
  92. "Hard to Hold" by Stephanie Tyler
  93. "The Sweethearts' Knitting Club" by Lori Wilde
  94. "The Summer Hideaway" by Susan Wiggs (Lakeshore Chronicles #7)
  95. "Wednesday's Child" by Gayle Wilson
  96. "Flowers on Main" by Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores #2)
  97. "After Tex" by Sherryl Woods
  98. "Amazing Gracie" by Sherryl Woods
  99. "Harbor Lights" by Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores #3)
  100. "Christmas Homecoming" by Lenora Worth (Love Inspired - Davis Landing #6)

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Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna but I'm about to give it up after 150 pages.  Although I enjoy a few of the journal entries, I cannot really get into this book.  I have also just begun Ivanhoe for the Classics Challenge.

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Just started Grange House by Sarah Blake -- fabulous writing, so very evocative!

Just gave up on Enslaved by Ducks by Bob Tarte. Well-meaning, but absolutely clueless couple, obsessively adding animals -- mostly birds -- to their home without doing any research on requirements for healthy living, personalities, etc. When they realized that they had to find a new breeder to buy their birds from because they did not want to admit to the breeder how many of the birds they had gotten from him were missing, injured or killed, it got to the point where I just could not keep reading it. And this is supposed to be a funny book? Not to me!

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Currently Reading

  1. Run Before the Wind by Stuart Woods ( Will Lee # 2)
  2. Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn  (Mitch Rapp #1)


  1.  The Summoner by Gail Z Martin ( # 1 Chronicles of the Necromancer ) 



  1. Body of Evidence  by  Patricia Cornwell ( Kay Scarpetta #2) 
  2. The Chase By Clive Cussler ( Isaac Bell #1)
  3. Dirty Little Lies by John Macken ( Ruben Maitland #1)
  4. Retribution by Jilliane Hoffman
  5. Blindsight  by Robin Cook  ( Jack Stapleton/ Laurie Montgomery #1)
  6. Ask The Cards A Question by Marcia Muller  ( Sharon McCone # 2)
  7. I, Alex Cross  by  James Patterson (Alex Cross #16)
  8. Abandoned by Cody McFadyen (Smokey Barrett # 4)
  9. The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver  ( Lincoln Rhyme #1)
  10. Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter ( Grant County #1)
  11. Rules of Prey by John Sandford ( Lucas Davenport #1)
  12.  The Hundredth Man by  Jack Kerley (Carson Ryder # 1)
  13. The Burying Place by Brian Freeman ( Jonathan Stride #5)
  14. Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben ( Myron Bolitar #1)
  15. Doors Open by Ian Rankin
  16. By Order of the President by W.E.B Griffin ( Presidental Agent #1)
  17. Sanctuary by Ken Bruen ( Jack Taylor # 7)
  18. Honor Bound by  W.E.B. Griffin ( Honor Bound # 1)
  19. Worst Case by James Patterson ( Michael Bennett #3)
  20. Hollywood Station by Joseph Wambaugh
  21. Split Second by David Baldacci (Maxwell & King #1)
  22. The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor (Scott Harvath # 1)
  23. Dead Irish by John Lescroart (Dismas Hardy #1)
  24. Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt ( Andy Carpenter #1)
  25. Fowl Prey by Mary Daheim ( Bed and Breakfast # 2)
  26. Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein (Alex Cooper #1)
  27. SwimSuit by  James Patterson
  28. Plum Island by Nelson Demille ( John Corey #1)
  29. Big City Bad Blood by  Sean Chercover
  30. The 7th Victim by Alan Jacobson (Karen Vail #1)
  31. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (Shetland Island Quartet #1)
  32. Ford County by John Grisham
  33. Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson (Gaslight Mysteries #1)
  34. Fury by G.M. Ford ( Frank Corso #1)
  35. Black Dog by Stephen Booth (Cooper & Fry # 1)
  36. The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry (Cotton Malone # 1)
  37. Night Sins by Tami Hoag( Deer Lake # 1)
  38. The Pardon by James Grippando  ( Jack Swyteck #1)
  39. Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein (Alex Cooper # 1)
  40. The Kill Artist by  Daniel Silva (Gaberiel Allon #1)
  41. Shoe Dog by George P. Pelecanos
  42. Ice Trap by Kitty Sewell
  43. Tilt A Whirl by Chris Grabenstein ( John Ceepek # 1)
  44. Sacrifice by S.J. Bolton
  45. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz ( Izzy Spellman #1)
  46. The Spire by Richard North Patterson
  47. The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B Parker (Spenser #1)
  48. Eye of the Storm by Jack Higgins ( Sean Dillon # 1)
  49. The  Hunt Club by John Lescroart (Wyatt Hunt # 1)
  50. The Killing Floor by Lee Child ( Jack Reacher #1)
  51. There by Hang a Tail by Spencer Quinn (Chet & Bernie #2)
  52. Rising Phoenix by Kyle Mills ( Mark Beamon #1)
  53. L.A. Outlaws by T Jefferson Parker ( Charlie Hood # 1)
  54. The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke ( Dave Robicheaux # 1)
  55. The Tin Collectors by  Stephen J Cannell ( Shane Scully #1)
  56. Sandstorm by James Rollins ( Sigma Force #1)
  57. The Third Option by Vince Flynn ( Mitch Rapp #2)
  58. All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell ( Kay Scarpetta # 3)
  59. Deep Lie by Stuart Woods ( Will Lee # 3) 
  60. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly ( Harry Bosch # 1)

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Finished To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (which I really, really, really enjoyed) late last night (or early this morning) so I guess it counts as an April book. Still working on Kept by DJ Taylor and A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (yes, I've got a Victorian England thing going on currently.) Though now I just realized that I should start reading The Road to Wigan Pier, by George Orwell, because I have a paper due on it in about a week and a half.

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Finished in April:

  1. Lye in Wait by Cricket McRae

Current reads:

  • Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
  • The Sweet Golden Parachute by David Handler
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (audio)
  • A Killer in Winter by Susanna Gregory


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April reading list.......not necessarily in this order!!   Going back to some favorite authors this month, but also trying some other new ones.

The Wrong Hostage by Elizabeth Lowell  A REALLY good book, tense plot, well written. You won't want to put it down until you turn the last page!! Very current as to the drug smuggling problem in Mexico today.

Hey, Good Looking by Fern Michaels

Hard Evidence by John Lescroart   As always Lescroart's books are gripping, page-turning stories that have an involved plot and believable characters. I really like Dismas Hardy, he's become one of my favorite protaganists.

Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs

The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier

Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz

Close Enough to Kill by Beverly Barton

Low Country by Anne Rivers Siddons

Everywhere That Mary Went by Lisa Scottoline  Scottoline's first novel, and it's terrific.  I've read others by her, one of my favorite authors, but this one sets the bar. A tense page-turner, I finished it at 3:30 this morning!!

Waking in Charleston by Sherryl Woods

Dead Wrong by Mariah Stewart

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Secrets by Jude Deveraux  Not one of my favorite Deveraux novels. This seemed a little contrived, more like Nancy Drew meets the CIA.

Black Friday by James Patterson

Invasion of Privacy by Perri O'Shaughnessy

Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank

The Goodbye Summer by Patricia Gaffney  A very sweet book, a young woman taking charge of her life and what can happen in one summer. 

Plum Island by Nelson DeMille

Here's the Church, Here's the Steeple by Tempa Pagel  The first novel by Pagel, interesting concept, a little mystery, a lot history.

Total Control by David Baldacci

Hello Darkness by Sandra Brown

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya A totally different type of book than I normally read. I haven't decided if I liked it or not. It's one of those books that each person will react to in their own way.

Well-Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George

Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Mary Higgins Clark  

The Second Silence  by Eileen Goudge

Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts As beatuifully written as Where the Heart Is, I read this book in one day.

Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben

The Edge by Dick Francis

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman  Mrs. Pollifax is such a treat!!  I've throughly enjoyed this series. Gilman can keep yu turning the pages just as surely as any of the current mystery writers today.

Silent Waters by Jan Coffey

The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

Playing for Pizza by John Grisham  What can I say?? Not a tpical Grisham book by any means, think The Painted House, but a thoroughly delightful book about professional football in Italy. I loved this book, fun and entertaining to the max!!

New authors this month....Eileen Goudge,    Anita Shreve,    Jan Coffey,    Tempa Pagel,     Rudolfo Anaya,   Khaled Hossini,   Beverly Barton,

Jayne Ann Krentz

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Currently Reading:

  1. The Virginian by Owen Wister


  1. Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose
  2. D-Day by Stephen Ambrose
  3. The Scarlett Pimpernel by E. Orczy (Classic Lit Reading Challenge)
  4. Going After Cacciato by Tim O' Brian

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  1. Firestarter by Stephen King
  2. Deathkiller by Spider Robinson
  3. City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams
  4. Blue Champagne by John Varley
  5. The Stand by Stephen King

Up Soon

  1. Insomnia by Stephen King
  2. The Running Man by Richard Bachman
  3. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

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Finished in April:

18. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

19. Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson

20. Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

21. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson

22. The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larson

23. A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel

24. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Currently Reading:

25. The Book Thief by Markus Zusac

26. Garlic and Saphires by Ruth Reichl

  On deck:

The Terror by Dan Simmons
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin


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Just Finished Truth Seeker by Dee Henderson

Reading: The Same Sweet Girls by Cassandera King  (new author for me)

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Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

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Finished:  "Matter of Choice" by Noah Gordon.  Third in a trilogy. 

Reading in April:

"U" is for Undertow" by Sue Grafton.  Starting tonight.

"Stiff" and "Spook" by Mary Roach.  They look interesting.

I will list others.  Love this site.  I have put many of the selections on my w/l.

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Currently reading Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

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  • What Now? by Ann Patchett
  • Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Currently Reading 

  • Model Home by Eric Puchner

Up Next

  • The Lush Life of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin

Listening to

  • Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark

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Just finished Happy Trails by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans--a book that surprisingly kept me interested since they were a little before my time.  I certainly never knew Dale Evans was first married at 14 and had a child at 15!!   And that after she and Roy married, they adopted a houseful of kids.  This was a very enjoyable and emotional book. 

Have just started The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

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Just finished "Girl With The Dragon Tatoo".   After the first 100 pages (getting the characters straight) I could not put it down.   I am so sorry this author passed away.   I'm so far down on the wish list for "The Girl Who Played With Fire" that I'm going to order it from Amazon, or buy it at Target (same cost if you include Amazon shipping).   I hear the second book is even better than the first.

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Currently reading:

1.  Fanchon the Cricket   by George Sand
2. In Patagonia   by Bruce Chatwin (non-fiction)
Shallow Soil   by Knut Hamsun (on Kindle)
4. Zuleika Dobson   by Max Beerbohm (audio on IPod)
5. Soldat: Reflections of a German Soldier 1936-1949  by Siegfried Knappe (non-fiction)

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Just Finished:

  • Exile's Honor by Mercedes Lackey
  • Worlds of Weber by David Weber
  • Mastered by Love by Stephanie Laurens
  • The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
  • The Serpent's Shadow by Mercedes Lackey
  • Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige by Kathleen Gilles Seidel
  • Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Good Friends are Hard to Find by Fred Frankle 
  • The Spooky Old Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstein
  • The Wizard of London by Mercedes Lackey
  • Redeemed by Heather King
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Half-Assed: A Weight-loss Memoir by Jennette Fulda
  • The Lady Chosen by Stephanie Laurens
  • Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens
  • A Rake's Vow by Stephanie Laurens
  • Scandal's Bride by Stephanie Laurens
  • Night of the Ninja by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Where's My Cow by Terry Pratchett
  • Fancy Nancy and the Boy From Paris by Jane O'Connor
  • Reserved for the Cat by Mercedes Lackey
  • Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey

Currently Reading:

  • Afternoon in the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Victorious (Lost Fleet) by Jack Campbell


To Be Read:

You have got to be kidding, how will I know what I am in the mood for next?  I have a TBR pile of over 200.  Yikes!

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Currently reading two very different biographies: The Zookeeper's Wife and The Prince of Frogtown.

On my TBR pile for this month:

1.  Defining Moments in Movies - ed. by Chris Fujiwara

2.  Eight Dogs Flying - Karen Ann Wilson

3.  One Fearful Yellow Eye - John D. MacDonald

4.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou


Plus (hopefully) more to be named later from my larger moving box o' books that I have stashed in my closet.

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I'm reading Jodi Piccoult's House Rules and Ivanhoe (for the Classics Challenge).  I'm almost through listening to Manhunt (about the search for and capture of John Wilkes Booth and his conspirators).

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I am currently reading Nineteen MInutes by Jodi Picoult.  I am not sure what is next in my stack of books. I am thinking either Blind Side or The Secret Life of Bees.  I also just finished listening to: The Eyre Affair, which was really good. 

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1.  The Zookeeper's Wife - Diane Ackerman : Meh.  The subject was really interesting, but I didn't like the writing.  She goes off on a lot of tangents.  Some are interesting, others just drag everything down. 

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just finished "The Reader" and it was wonderful.  Before that was "The Thirteenth Tale" which was a great suspenseful read.