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Born to Run by Bruce Sprinsteen
Hungry for Life: A Memoir Unlocking the Truth Inside an Anorexic Mind by Rachel Richards
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
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Finished this month: Obsession Falls by Christina Dodd --- 2nd in the Virtue Falls series, this is a real page turner! Taylor Summers saves a young boy during a kidnapping/attemped murder and has to run for her life, spending time during the winter months in the Sawtooth Mountains barely surviving. She makes it to Virtue Falls, WA and tries to start a new life, but the past catches up with her. I hope there's another in this series!
The Black Ice by Michael Connelly --- Detective Harry Bosch is assigned the cases of a fellow cop who has apparently committed suicide, but is it suicide? Three cases overlap and take him to Mexico where he tries to find the answers. Great series!
Broken English by P. L. Gaus --- An Amish Country mystery #2 -- David Hawkins was trained as one of the military's elite snipers, but when he retired he came to Millersburg, OH and embraced the Amish way of life. When his daughter is murdered by a recently released convict, the local sheriff suspects he will seek revenge. A wonderful series that takes the reader into the Amish way of life while dealing with the "English".
The Tail of the Tip-off by Rita Mae Brown --- Harry, Mrs. Murphy, Tucker and Pewter are determined to find the murderer even when there seems to be no murder weapon. Always a fun series.
Honky Tonk Kat by Karen Kijewski --- Kat Colorado is in Nashville, TN trying to find out who is harassing her childhood friend, country-western singer Dakota Jones. When the harassment turns deadly, Kat starts looking into Dakota's past.
Stone Cold by David Baldacci --- I should never start a Baldacci book when I have other things to get done because they won't get done until I finish the book!! Oliver Stone and his Camel Club friends pledge to help Annabelle Conroy in her fight with Jerry Bagger, meanwhile someone is killing off members of the former Triple-Six team of which Oliver was a member. A real page turner, don't start if you have pressing issues!!
Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger --- This book started slowly, but as the plot progressed I didn't want to put it down! Ridley Jones thought she knew who she was until she recieved a note from a man who said he was her father. She begins looking for answers and meets a man who has the same questions...who is he really? Tight plot, well-written, I'll be reading more of Unger's books.
Fiddle Dee Death by Caroline Cousins --- A fun, quick read with likable, realisitc characters who are very much in keeping with the Low Country of South Carolina in speech and temperament. Three cousins try to figure out how the man died in the Pinckney Plantation... accident or murder.
Way Down Dead in Dixie by Caroline Cousins --- The three cousins are snooping again into the death of a teenage girl who was thought to have drowned during Hurricane Camille, but when a body turns up in the woods outside the cemetery people begin to wonder if she really died then. I'm enjoying this series so much I'm now reading the last one [which is really the 2nd one, just read them out of order]!!
Marsh Madness by Caroline Cousins --- Finished this series and apparently there aren't any more, or at least I can't find them. Sorry about that as it is a fun 'cozy'. The cousins find a woman in a bathroom stall who isn't dead...yet. Then an ex-beauty queen goes missing; the cousin, Mam, is planning the wedding of the year amid all the confusion and the other two cousins, Lindsey & Bonnie, are conned into helping.
Currently reading: Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
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Finished About Grace by Anthony Doerr. I wanted to love it, or even like it but I just didn’t. The main character was incredibly irritating.
just started the Underground Railroad. Enjoying it very much, only at page 30.
I am reading Man Up by Ross Mathews. It is laugh out loud funny. He came to fame when he was an intern for Jay Leno on the Tonight Show. On a complete lark, they gave him an on-air opportunity to interview celebrities at an awards show. When he surprised them--and himself--by hitting a homerun, his career was magically born. I love stories like his; but even better are books like his. So so funny, and endearing.
Finished in September: The Thorn Birds by: Colleen McCullough for book club
The Murder Of Sherlock Holmes (Murder, She Wrote) by: James Anderson
Knit Two by:Kate Jacobs
Currently Reading: Knit the Season by: Kate Jacobs
Hope to get to: Nature Girl by: Carl Hiaasen for book club
The Secrets of My Life by: Caitlyn Jenner
True Women Cookbook by: Janice Woods Windle
The Hardest Working Man: How James Brown Saved the Soul of America by James Sullivan
Second Life by SJ Watson
Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places by Bill Streever
Chinese Takeout by Arthur Nersesian
Positively Fifth Street by James McManus
A Tight Lie by Don Dahler
Pursuit: The Chase, Capture, Persecution & Surprising Release of Jefferson Davis by Clint Johnson
The Free by Willy Vlautin
MARTians by Blythe Woolston
When Race Becomes Real: Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Histories edited by Bernestine Singley
The Prisoner by Alex Berenson
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I have just read one of Susan Elia Macneal's books, His Majesty's Hope, and it is great! All of her books are great! This one is about Maggie Hope in
World War II in England and in Berlin. If you read one of her books, you will want to read all of them, so do look up the author and see what she
Earthly Remains by Donna Leon for a book club. This is the first I have read in the series; maybe the others were good but I didn't much like this one. I really liked the characters and their relationships though.
Finished The Underground Railroad, but I ownder why he made the railroad an actual train underground instead of figuratuvely.
Still Reading Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen who I really enjoy. Such a busy month for me, this is a good one that I can pick up for a few minutes at a time.
There and Then: the Travel Writing of James Salter by James Salter. These are short pieces that were written for magazines. Interesting. I went through a James Salter phase some years ago. Read Solo Faces and thought it was outstanding. Then read Light Years and it was ok but the book was mostly about a marriage and I've never been married so it didn't connect much with me. Then read A Sport and a Pasttime and it was again outstanding. A Sport is short but has some beautiful prose in it.
Just finished: Classic Ghost Stories by Wilkie Collins, M. R. James, Charles Dickens and Others
Just started:The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. I thought I had read this when I was a teen, now I'm not so sure. I've seen the movie many times.
I read a bio of James Whale a few years ago. His studio talked him into making the first Frankenstein movie. When it was completed and released about 1931 I think it became a huge hit. very popular. The popularity surprised everybody. This was the first scary movie and nobody knew that people would like scary movies. The studio pushed Whale to make a sequel The Bride of Frankenstein and the industry has been pumping out scary movies ever since.