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Subject: OCTOBER'S What are you reading? discussion
Date Posted: 10/1/2010 7:58 AM ET
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I am currently about halfway through The Star by David Skibbins (third "Tarot Card" mystery featuring Warren Ritter) which I'm enjoying a lot. And that's all I'm reading right now...I set the audio (Last King of Texas) that I was reading aside as I wasn't in the mood...I do have Let The Dead Lie by Malla Nunn, the second Emmanuel Cooper mystery set in 1950's South Africa, waiting on disc at the library for me to pick up.

How about you?

Cheryl (edited twice because me without coffee = brain dead! LOL)



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Date Posted: 10/1/2010 8:22 AM ET
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I have coming up to read:

Blood Ties - Kay Hooper

The Day Before Midnight - Stephen Hunter

Miracle Cure - Michael Palmer

Remembering Sarah - Chris Mooney

Death Without Company - Craig Johnson

Date Posted: 10/1/2010 8:48 AM ET
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"Fall of Giants: First in the Century Trilogy" by Ken Follett; Dutton (985 pages)

I'm going to get this one started this weekend.

-RD

 

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 10/1/2010 4:26 PM ET
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REading one of my favorite cozy series. Fixer up series by Jennie Bentley. I am reading book 3 Plaster and Poison. I think it is bit better than most cozies. Love the two main characters. I would love to stay in the B&B up there in Maine.

Alice

Date Posted: 10/1/2010 9:46 PM ET
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Alice,  I have one from that series by  Jennie Bentley.  Ive heard good things about this series - my book is on my tbr stack..

Im anxious to start it soon.

Date Posted: 10/2/2010 4:53 PM ET
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Read Dying to Be Thin, then went on to Wicked Appetite, the first in a new series by Janet Evanovich.  Diesel (from the between the numbers books) is a main character, along with a girl named Lizzy. Seems to be some attraction between the two (shades of Ranger and Joe). They were searching for stones related to the seven deadly sins--this one was gluttony.  Not quite as enjoyable as the first Stephanie Plums, but some giggles and a fun, fast read.

Date Posted: 10/2/2010 8:21 PM ET
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I'm working on Driven to Ink (Tattoo Shop, Bk 3) by Karen Olson right now. It's entertaining, but so far it doesn't seem quite as good as the first two in the series. Oh well! I'm just glad the library got it in.

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Date Posted: 10/2/2010 11:06 PM ET
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 Just starting the 4th book in the Nell Sweeney series by P.B. Ryan.  I'm really enjoying the historical mysteries lately.

 I really liked the Jennie Bentley books, too! Waiting on my library to get a couple in!

I had no idea Evanovich had a new series out, adding one more to my list!

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 9:22 AM ET
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I am reading The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron. More than halfway through and really enjoying it. The Maine setting is what drew me to the book in the first place but I'm beginning to like MIke Bowditch, the main character.  I think this is supposed to be the first in a new series.

I am also listening to Life of Pi on MP3 player. This one is not a mystery but I have been meaning to read it for a long time.  Last night I stopped on chapter 54 so I know that I am quite a way through the book.  While I am enjoying it, I am going to hold final judgement until the end.

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 9:41 PM ET
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I finished The Star (very good!) and The Shotgun Rule by Charlie Huston (a stand-alone noir mystery--one of my challenge books) and am almost done listening to Let the Dead Lie--very very good, I hope Malla Nunn keeps writing these! The setting is once again 1950's South Africa and features Emmanuel Cooper, and you get totally immersed into the culture--not always pleasant as it was the beginnings of apartheid.

Up next...I have Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie on audio CD waiting at the library, and have tucked Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon in my purse to start on lunch break at work tomorrow. Still haven't chosen my book to start here at home but I'm thinking something fantasy, maybe. Not sure yet...time to go peruse my TBR shelves!

Cheryl 

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 3:30 PM ET
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I started Craig Johnson's Death Without Company and am really enjoying it.

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Date Posted: 10/4/2010 4:13 PM ET
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I just finished Craig Johnson's The Cold Dish. Thanks so much for the recommendation, y'all!! I loved it! Loved Walt, loved Henry, and loved Vic. I have the second one at the library I need to pick up.

Right before that one I finished Julia Spencer Fleming's A Fountain Filled With Blood. That one was great and also have the next in series to pick up at library.

I am currently reading Shoofly Pie by Tim Downs. Another recommendation from here, and another good one. Thanks again!

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 6:13 PM ET
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Just finished The Murder Room by Michael Capuzzo, non-fiction about The Vidocq Society in Philadelphia,  Great read.  Then finished Cut, Paste, Kill by Marshall Karp, which made me laugh out loud.  On the iPod, just had a quick read of McNally's Gamble by Lawrence Sanders, 'fluff' mystery, but good for a few chuckles.  Now trying to figure out which book to pull next from my <ever growing, it seems> TBR pile!

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 6:56 PM ET
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Cool Ellie, Hope you are liking Shoofly Pie.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 8:06 PM ET
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I've been on fluff...Sizzling Sixteen, The Chocolate Cupid Killings, Murder She Wrote, Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop, with a couple CSIs thrown in for levity. :-) Began reading a cozy, Hooked on Murder by Betty Hechtman, today.  



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Date Posted: 10/4/2010 8:07 PM ET
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I'm on the Craig Johnson train also! Reading and enjoying Death Without Company.

This line from the book had me LOLing:

"The place (The Busy Bee) was packed as we flooded in, all the patrons freezing at the sight of an armed sheriff, two deputies, an Indian, and a construction worker; we probably looked like the Village People."


 

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Date Posted: 10/4/2010 8:13 PM ET
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I just finished Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith. It is book 10 in the series. It was okay I chuckled a couple of times. I am afraid one of my favorite series is running out of steam......  I will still read the next one though.

Alice

Date Posted: 10/5/2010 9:48 AM ET
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LOL, yes that was a pretty funny visualization. I finished the book last night and really enjoyed it. It was just as good as the first one.

Date Posted: 10/5/2010 3:42 PM ET
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Still working on "Friends, Lovers, Chocolate" and "The Alienist". I think I'll be working on the latter for quite a while! I'll have to drop them for a bit to read a book for my book club.

Date Posted: 10/6/2010 3:46 PM ET
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I just finished I.O.U. in Nancy Pickard's Jenny Cain series.  This was one of my favorites---after her mother's death she feels compelled to learn more about her past.  That resonated with me, because after my parents died I became very curious about the things that had happened in their lives.

Date Posted: 10/6/2010 3:49 PM ET
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I really need to read A Hole in Juan, since it is the month of Halloween! Now if only I can find it... :)

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Date Posted: 10/6/2010 5:03 PM ET
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I just finished Marcia Mueller's The Ever-Running Man in her Sharon McCone series.  I liked the series when it was new and now it seems a bit tedious.  I finished it but wondered it I go on with the series.  But, checking the synopsis of the next two in the series - probably.

Date Posted: 10/6/2010 9:05 PM ET
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Just finished re-reading And Then There Were None.  I haven't read it since I was 14 and I had forgotten almost everything!  Now I'm on to The Norths Meet Murder by Frances and Richard Lockridge which happily takes place a few days before Halloween so I'll use it for my holiday challenge selection.  My library hold for The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson came in today so I'll be giving that a whirl soon.  I liked the first two pages, lol!  And I started a new exercise book today as well - Flint by Louis L'Amour.  All good, I'm so happy!  Dracula is waiting in the wings.

Date Posted: 10/6/2010 10:24 PM ET
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I'm reading Wicked Fix by Sarah Graves.  The weird dialogue thing is still an issue but maybe just a bit less so.  I hope she gets away from this because I really want to continue this series.  I have Liar, Liar by K.J. Larsen waiting for me at the library and as soon as I finish that I want to read And Then There Were None.  All the talk about the book in another thread has made me decide to move it up in my TBR.  It has certainly been there long enough to count it as one of my bonus books in the challenge.  A co-worker loaned me A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick so I need to work that in pretty soon as well. 

I have downloaded The Haunted Bookshop to my e-reader and hope to start that soon.  I have also started Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on audio for the second time.  Refreshing my memory in anticipation of the move which comes out next month.

Oh, and I recently read Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts.  Meh..... wasn't really impressed.

Date Posted: 10/7/2010 12:53 AM ET
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I'm reading "U is for Undertow" by Sue Grafton as I had not read any Grafton for almost a year and have missed several "letters". Will have to go back and track them down.

I recently finished "The Inheritance" and can't figure out why it's wishlisted--it was written in the old Agatha Christie style which I love, but it was rather slow moving in parts and disappointing.

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