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Subject: Mystery/Thriller Book to Read in November
Date Posted: 10/28/2012 1:23 PM ET
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Voting is now closed for the book we will read in November & discuss in December.

In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, Bk 1):: Tana French has won the vote.

Discussion will begin on December 1, 2012.

Voting results:

In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, Bk 1) by Tana French  Votes:  5

Heartsick (Archie and Gretchen, Bk 1) by Chelsea Cain      Votes:  2

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 1) by Alexander McCall Smith                                                                            Votes: 2

Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, Bk 1) by Henning Mankell  Votes:  1

The Scold's Bridle by Minette Walters                                Votes:  1

The Slow Moon by Elizabeth Cox                                                Votes:  1

The Death Pit by Tony Strong                                           Votes:  1

If you would like to relist your book(s) for December voting, please do so.  I will make another post just for voting.

 

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 10/29/2012 2:19 PM ET
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Cool, I conveniently already have a copy in my TBR pile. 

Date Posted: 10/29/2012 6:38 PM ET
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Still can't find the copy I thought I had so I'll have to order one. I'll probably find the other one as soon as I get the one I order lol.

Date Posted: 10/30/2012 2:49 PM ET
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I ordered my copy!

C

Date Posted: 10/31/2012 12:37 PM ET
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I'm going to pass on this one...I won't read books about children being murdered...just too much reality for me.

Date Posted: 10/31/2012 1:09 PM ET
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That's alright Sandy.  We all have reasons for not wanting to read certain books. :)  There are even 2 books I will not have in my house, even to this day.  The Exorcist and Helter Skelter.  Read both when I was in my teens and they scared the beegeez out of me. 

Date Posted: 10/31/2012 11:32 PM ET
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Never read Helter Skelter but I did read The Exorcist a few years ago and it was pretty creepy even to this horror fanatic. I watched my first horror movie when I was 5, (Nightmare on Elm Street if you were curious,) so as desensitized as I am by now that's gotta say something for it.

I don't do books about The Plague, (I dunno why but it feels as if it should be capitalized,) they make me really depressed and I can't read anything else for a long time after. I actually just posted and mailed my copy of Year of Wonders because I just couldn't make myself read it.



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Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 11/1/2012 12:23 AM ET
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I've read Exorcist and Helter skelter when I was much younger. For some reason that kind of thing bothers me more than it used to. I just can't do blood and guts anymore. Kinda weird.

Date Posted: 11/2/2012 12:14 AM ET
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I'm the same way now.  So much of what I used to read and watch really bothers me now.  I wonder if it has to do with getting older, seeing too much of the ugliness people perpetrate against each other.  In books and movies I don't like anything dark and overly violent, and I can't handle violence against children or animals at all.  Children and animals are innocents and defenseless.  (Yes, animals have teeth and nails for protection, but such a miniscule percentage -- consider the millions of animals humans live with -- have the will to use them against humans, even in defense of themselves.  And of those who do have the will, most have been taught to mistrust humans BY humans in the first place.)  A few years ago, a co-worker criticized my choice of TV shows and movies by saying "That's not real life."  I said, "I get enough real life IN real life -- I don't need it in my entertainment, too."  :o)

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 12/3/2012 12:41 PM ET
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We still on for this? I forgot to read it in time and I have a ways to go yet. Probably at least 4 days.

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 12/10/2012 12:29 AM ET
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Helllloooooooo? Anyone home?

Finished this one tonight, thought it was an awesome book. I hope someone managed to read it.