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Topic: It's JUNE! What are we reading?

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Date Posted: 6/23/2017 8:36 PM ET
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GERI

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Date Posted: 6/23/2017 9:17 PM ET
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OOOH, Geri - cookies!!!!!!

good job Una!



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Date Posted: 6/24/2017 7:49 AM ET
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Ooooh, I missed Geri's birthday! sad Sure hope it was a good one! laugh

I just finished listening to Hour of the Wolf by Hakan Nesser (#7 Inspector Van Veeteren mystery) and really enjoyed that, now on to By Its Cover by Donna Leon (#23 Guido Brunetti mystery. Our library uses two services to get audio books, OverDrive and One Click Digital, and I hadn't been able to get One Click to work for me for months...finally uninstalled and re-installed everything for the umpteenth time and it works again, so I've a lot of catching up to do with series whose audio versions were available through them.

In print, I finished up My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni (meh) and am now reading an amusing book by a Swedish author, The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Engelman Sundberg. It's the first of a series called League of Pensioners; a group of five elderly friends are living in a retirement home that changes hands resulting in a big drop in quality of care and food, so they decide to become criminals so they can go to prison, since they figure the food is better there. LOL I'm about two-thirds done with it and enjoying it a lot. Not exactly a mystery, but some elements of the genre.

Recent and current Kindle books have been fantasy.

Cheryl

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 6/24/2017 8:14 AM ET
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Thanks for the cookies Una!

Date Posted: 6/28/2017 9:45 PM ET
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Yes, Charles I read Rex Stout.  In fact, vintage mysteries are far more enjoyable for me than many of the newer ones so I pick one up every chance I get.  Guess I am wierd that way.

Date Posted: 6/30/2017 7:29 AM ET
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Wow, not much traffic in here lately! Hope everyone is ok.

I'm currently reading To the Last Drop by Sandra Balzo (#9 Maggy Thorsen mystery) on my Kindle and in print, The Mangle Street Murders by MRC Kasasian, #1 Gower Street Detective historical mystery. Enjoying both so far. My current audio books is an epic fantasy/post-apocalyptic fiction series that is 22 hours, so I'll be on that for awhile, though it's really good so it will go faster than you think! LOL

Cheryl

Date Posted: 6/30/2017 8:58 AM ET
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Hi Cheryl --- In my opinion, there are a couple of reasons for the lack of traffic.  One is Summer --- a lot of folks travelling and having company at home.  The other is the fallout from the decision of PBS to begin charging for membership.  There was a great decrease in members at that time, and although it has slowed down, I do believe there is still a steady trickle of those who depart.  Although I too have been absent for a few days, I do still very much enjoy my friends here and just hope our group does not continue to whittle down too much.

Recently I finished a book. "The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen" by Lindsay Ashford.  It was an interesting book.  Some parts I feel were pure fiction, but interestingly some parts I knew nothing about were based on truth.  The author seemed to have done some in depth research.  I am now reading "something"!!!  It is a book with the main character, Thomas Berrington, "Breaker of Bones" by David Penny.  Thomas is a displaced surgeon from Britain in Spain at the beginning of the Inquisition.  He is also a solver of murders.  This is the second in the series.  That one is on Kindle and the one in print is, "The Devil's Workshop" by Alex Grecian.  It is the second in the Scotland Yard Murder Squad series.

Date Posted: 7/6/2017 9:50 AM ET
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Another reason for less traffic here, Cheryl, is that people like me have finished the basic challenge and are concentrating on reading for other challenges.  Occasionally, though I check things out here to see what people are reading.

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Date Posted: 7/6/2017 11:13 AM ET
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And, I was doing yard work.  Finally got the last flower planted, the last tree trimmed.  Also reading some paranormal and a dash of romance for a happy ever after.  Though I did just finish Inferno \ Dan Brown.  It continues the Robert Langford series.

Have you noticed the number of books available drops every day?  I feel the same Becky, PBS made a big mistake with the fees, membership and swap.  Then, though I'm a voracious reader I have switched to Kindle.  I just read Booked 4 Murder in paperback.  Nice first book but it took me 4 days to read a 300 page book!  I only read it sitting in a chair.  Yesterday I read two Kindles, one romance o e paranormal.  Finished Inferno and began a novel, Girl Lost.  My Kindle goes everywhere.  When I'm eating and I love reading it in bed.  If I fall asleep it shuts off, doesn't get crumpled pages and I don't lose my place.  I fought the idea of a Kindle and now just have two books to swap.

My membership is up at the beginning of August so you'll be missing me.

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