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Subject: It's September - What are you reading?
Date Posted: 9/1/2009 7:54 AM ET
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Thought I'd start this month...


Right now I'm reading Tinsel by William Goldman... interesting so far.


Here's the part of my TBR pile I managed to dig out for September:

1.  Let Their Spirits Dance - Stella Pope Duarte

2.  I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! - Bob Newhart

3.  Friends - T. Degens

4.  The Borrowers - Mary Norton

5.  Honey Bunch: Her First Trip West - Helen Louise Thorndyke

6. War and Peace - Tolstoy

7.  Which Lie Did I Tell?: Adventures in the Screen Trade - William Goldman

8.  The Tomb - F. Paul Wilson

9.  Andyy and Andie - Malle Vallick

10.  The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

11.  Fear and Trembling - Amelie Nothomb

12.  When My Name Was Keoko - Linda Sue Park

13.  Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac - Gabrielle Zevin

14.  Life of Pi - Yann Martel

15.  Art of Being Human - humanities textbook

16.  Diet for a New America - John Robbins

17.  Bearing the Cross - David J Garrow


...in no particular order, as usual.

Happy reading!


(Edited to fix typos, sorry if there are more that I missed.  It's early.)

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I'm going to start The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig at lunch. I just finished All Emergencies, Ring Super which was fun. Debbie

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  1. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  2. Rats by Robert Sullivan
  3. Cell by Stephen King
  4. Roasting in Hell's Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay
  5. The Mist by Stephen King
  6. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  7. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #6)
  8. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon #3)
  9. The Chocolate Cat Caper by JoAnna Carl (Chocoholic Mysteries #1)
  10. The Colorado Kid by Stephen King
  11. Carbs and Cadavers by J.B. Stanley (Supper Club #1)
  12. Another City, Not My Own by Dominick Dunne
  13. Fit to Die by J.B. Stanley (Supper Club #2)   


  1. Irrestible Impulse by Robert K. Tanenbaum (Karp/Campi #9)
  2. IT by Stephen King
  3. The Stand by Stephen King
  4. George Washington: A Life by Willard Sterne Randall
  5. Haunted Heart by Lisa Rogak
  6. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #7)
  7. Along Came a Spider by James Patteron (Alex Cross #1)
  8. Wild Cards Volume I edited by George R.R. Martin
  9. Fit to Die by J.B. Stanley (Supper Club #2)

Up Soon

  1. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
  2. The Dark Tower by Stephen King
  3. Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
  4. Hunter of Worlds by C.J. Cherryh
  5. Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
  6. Chili Con Corpses by J.B. Stanley (Supper Club #3)
  7. The Chocolate Bear Burglary by JoAnna Carl (Chocoholic Mysteries #2)  

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I love The Pink Carnation series!  It's fun :-)

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I'm starting out September with Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo.  It's almost 500 pages of small font that I have to get read by Thursday night for bookclub, so this better be a good book!

I'm also listening to the audio version of A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon, in preparation for the September 22nd release of the next book in the Outlander series.

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I'm reading a Young Adult book and enjoying it! It's called The Bar Code Tattoo. So far, so good.

I'm also reading Twenties Girl, and although I love Sophie Kinsella, so far this book gets a mixed review from me. One chapter will be interesting, and the next boring. I don't know yet.

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The Mark by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

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The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost

Stories from Candyland by Candy Spelling

Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo

No Reservations by Anthony Bourdain

The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells

Pharmakon by Dirk Wittenborn

Are You There God? It's Me Kevin by Kevin Keck

Hollywood Station by Joseph Wambaugh

The Women by T.C. Boyle

The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal by Jonathan Mooney

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Currently Reading

  1. Edwin of the Iron Shoes by Marcia Muller
  2. Eclipse Richard North Patterson
  3. Run for you Life by James Patterson
  4.  Blood Memory by Margaret Coel
  5. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
  6. A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn
  7. Cop Hater  Ed McBain
  8. At Risk By Stella Rimington 


  1. 7 Deadly Wonders by Matthew Reilly
  2. Take Over by Lisa Black 
  3. Contest by Matthew Reilly
  4. Missing by Karin Alvtegen
  5. All Shook Up  by Mike Harrison
  6. Hotter Than Hell by Kim Harrison
  7. The Book of Lies  Brad Meltzer  



  1.  First Avenue by Lowen Clausen
  2. Who Killed Marilyn Monroe? by Liz Evans
  3. Skin River by Steven Sidor 
  4. Suspect by Michael Robotham
  5. The Descent by Jeff Long
  6. Privileged Information by Stephen White
  7. The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
  8. Trace Evidence by Elizabeth Becka
  9.  The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
  10. Death At La Fenice by Donna Leon
  11. Plea of Insanity by Jilliane Hoffman
  12. Biting the Moon by Martha Grimes
  13. Dakota by Martha Grimes
  14. Tilt A Whirl by Chris Grabenstein
  15. By Order  of the President by W.E.B Griffin
  16. Deep Storm by Lincoln Child
  17. Sunset and Sawdust by Joe R. Lansdale
  18. Savage Art by Danielle Girard
  19. Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
  20. Hard Landing by Stephen Leather
  21. The Devil's Redhead by David Corbett
  22. Ice Trap by Kitty Sewell
  23. The Moscow Club by Joseph Finder
  24. Third Person by Steve Mosby
  25. The Dying Hour by Rick Mofina
  26. Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler
  27. The Pardon by James Grippando
  28. Meg by  Steve Alten
  29. Pandemic by Daniel Kalla
  30.  The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
  31. Decked by Carol Higgins Clark
  32. Flight of the Intruder by Stephen Coonts
  33. The Lions Of Lucerne By Brad Thor
  34. ShoeDog by George P Pelecanos
  35. Missing Witness by Gordan Campbell
  36. Two For the Dough by Janet Evanvoich
  37.  Against The Wind by J F Freedman
  38. The Madman's Tale by John Katzenbach
  39. Some Girls Bite  by Chloe Neill 
  40. Chiefs by Stuart Woods
  41. The Godwulf Manuscript  by Robert B Paker
  42. The Turning by Jennifer Armintrout
  43. Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich
  44. The Villia of Mysteries by  David Hewson
  45. Split Second by David Baldacci
  46. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  47. Heart Sick by Chelsea Cain
  48. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
  49. Until Proven Guilty  by J.A. Jance
  50. Blindsighted by  Karin Slaughter  

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Subject: My September 2009 Reading List
Date Posted: 9/1/2009 7:57 PM ET
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My August reading list:  

Finished -  

  1. "THE COVENANT" by Beverly Lewis (Abram's Daughters #1) (B) It's 1946 in Gobbler's Knob, Pa., and Sadie Ebersol and her sister, Leah, are exploring the joys of "rumschpringe" the period of relaxed rules and running around that Amish teens enjoy prior to their baptism into the church. Tomboy Leah's first love is Jonas Mast, but her father Abram has determined she'll marry Gideon Peachey, whose father's farm adjoins the Ebersols'. Her beautiful sister Sadie's defiance crosses the boundaries when she becomes involved with Englischer Derek Schwartz, who impregnates and then abandons her. After keeping her pregnancy hidden from all but her younger sister Leah and Aunt Lizzie, Sadie goes into premature labor, and Derry's father is the doctor called in to help. At the same time, Leah defies her father, who has chosen her future husband, by becoming engaged to Jonas Mast. Meanwhile, younger twin sisters Hannah and Mary Ruth struggle with their own hopes and fears for the future, and a fifth daughter is born to mother Ida.
  2. "BLOODY MARY" by J.A. Konrath (Audio Cassette Book) (A) Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Stir in a psychopath with a unique medical condition that programs him to kill. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Mix with equal parts of humor and suspense. When Jack receives a report of an excess of body parts appearing at the Cook County Morgue, she hopes it's only a miscount. It's not. Even worse, these extra limbs seem to be accessorized with Jack's handcuffs. Someone has plans for Jack. Very bad plans. Plans that involve everything and everyone that she cares about. Jack must put her train wreck of a personal life on hold to catch an eluxive, brilliant maniac - a maniac for whom getting caught is only the beginning.
  3. "WINNER TAKES ALL" by Nora Roberts - "Rules of the Game" (A) She had vowed never to mix business with pleasure. But one look into the mesmerizing eyes of Parks Jones was all it took for Brooke Gordon. He was utterly desirable and completely off-limits - so Parks was going to have to break a few rules to convince her that love wasn't just a game to him, it meant forever. The Name of the Game (B) Johanna didn't give her trust easily, especially not to a man who lived in the public eye. So why was Sam appearing nightly in her dreams? The man had a way of slipping past all of her defenses, of coaxing her into his arms. He desperately wanted to win this game - when the name of the game was love.
  4. "A ROYAL MARRIAGE" by Cara Colter (Royally Wed) (A-) Rachel Rockford needed a knight in shining armor...and Prince Damon Montague needed a wife. It didn't hurt that Rachel's adorable baby daughter provided the missing link Damon's parent's and country demanded. Once, he'd had everything, but learned the hard way that even princes weren't above pain...and loss. So now he chose to marry, to be a father, to involve himself in the search for Rachel's missing sister, but he would keep his heart locked away in chains not even sweet Rachel could unshackle. Only, Damon had sorely underestimated his princess bride.
  5. "HAUNTED IN DEATH" by J.D. Robb (In Death series #22.5) (Audible book) (A) Number 12 is an urban legend in 2060 New York City. The hot club in the 1960s, it is now reported to be haunted...and cursed. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called there to investigate the apparent murder of Radcliff Hopkins, its new owner and the grandson of the man who made Number 12 a cultural icon. Several bullets from a banned gun end his dream of returning the building to its former glory. With everyone around her talking about the supernatural, pragmatic Eve won't let rumors of ghosts distract her from hard evidence. The case becomes even more bizarre when it appears to be linked to the disappearance of a rock star eighty-five years ago. As Eve searches for the connection, logic clashes with the unexplainable. She may be forced to face the threat of something more dangerous than a flesh-and-blood killer.
  6. "SUMMER LIGHT"  by Luanne Rice (A+) May Taylor works as a wedding planner, passing on the timeless traditions of her grandmother and mother. The Taylor women have always believed in the presence of magic in everyday life - especially the simple magic of true love and family. Yet May's own faith in true love was shattered when she was abandoned by the father of her child. Still, she finds joy in raising her daughter Kylie, a very special five-year-old who sees and hears things that others cannot. Martin Cartier is a professional hockey player and sports legend. His father, a champion, taught him to play to win - at all costs. Now Martin's success veils a core of heartache, rage and isolation. Yet Kylie glimpses the transcendent role Martin will play in May's life and her own - unless his past tears their blossoming love apart. Then only Kylie will see the way home - and only May will be able to lead them there, if she can believe in magic once more.
  7. "HOUSE CALLS AND HITCHING POSTS" as told to Dorcas Sharp Hoover (A) A country boy turned country doctor goes on house calls among the Amish of eastern Ohio in this warm collection of true-life tales. Alert to his patients' preferences to have their babies born close to home, and their illnesses and injuries treated in a home-like atmosphere, Dr. Elton Lehman also created a treatment and birthing center in the hills of Wayne County, Ohio. From these years of medical technology meeting rural values comes these unforgettable stories: Joe brings his dismembered fingers to the office in a coffee can filled with kerosene; Dozens of babies are born with Dr. Lehman's help - Katie's little boy is his first at-home birth; Three-year-old Davy rallies to overcome a life-threatening illness at birth, only to be crushed under a tractor wheel; Barb, the Amish leader's wife, joins Doc Lehman in an unusual partnership, setting aside a bedroom in her home as an alternative "delivery" room. Writer Hoover captures in sometimes local vernacular the joys and dilemmas of a family practitioner among a rural and predominately Amish community.
  8. "TWILIGHT CHILD" by Warren Adler (B-) Tray. One small child. Yet so big in the eyes and hearts of the grown-ups around him. His recently widowed mother and his new father, Frances and Peter Graham loving Tray as much as they loved their new life together, determined to put all memories of the past forever behind them. His grandparents, Charlie and Mollie Waters, loving Tray as much as they bitterly resented his mother for remarrying and shutting them out of Tray's life...tenacious about their right to visit with their cherished grandson even if it meant going to court. Now both sides were talking to lawyers, putting their loe, their hate, and a little boy's happiness on the unpredictable scales of justice.
  9. "ETERNITY IN DEATH" by J.D. Robb (In Death series #24.5) (Audible book) (A) When club-hopping bad girl Tiara Kent is found dead in her plush Manhattan apartment, the killing has all the earmarks of a vampire attack. The ever-practical Lieutenant Eve Dallas has to deal with the surperstitious cops carrying garlic and stakes, as well as the ever-hysterical press. None of the wealthy young victim's friends seem to know much about the Dark Prince she has been secretly seeing. The chase to stop him before he kills again will lead Eve and her team into areas of the city not even the most intrepid cop wants to visit, and into the very heart of darkness.
  10. "LOVER IN THE ROUGH" by Elizabeth Lowell (Audio CD) (A-) Reba Farrall was lost - until a kindly old gentleman took her under his wing and helped heal her shattered spirit. Now her dearest friend is gone, leaving her with a doubting, broken heart...and half-interest in a California gem mine. But Chance WAlker has burst into Reba's life - a daring adventurer who believes in nothing except the priceless uncut stones for which he searches the Earth. In the blistering heat of Death Valley - in the intoxicating presence of a jewel more exquisite than any he has ever seen - Chance must confront a dire peril that stalks the sad and sensuous beauty. For only he can save Reba Farrall from harm - and only she can teach him how to love.
  11. "CHASING STANLEY" by Deirdre Martin (A) When dog trainer Delilah Gould spots a rambunctious Newfoundland disobeying orders, she can't help stepping in and teaching the gentle giant to heel. But it's his hunky owner she'd really like to teach a few tricks. Too bad he's clearly the untrainable kind. Professional hockey player Jason Mitchell is thrilled when he's traded to the New York Blads - the team of his dreams. There's just one problem: his pooch isn't adjusting to city life too well. Good thing he crosses paths with dog trainer Delilah Gould. At least that's what he thinks - until he realizes he's fallen for her. Now, with the season heating up, Jason realizes he'll have to score big-time to win the Stanley Cup and the woman who has tamed his dog and unleashed his heart.
  12. "A ROYAL MISSION" by Elizabeth August (Royally Wed) (B) Under cover of darkness, Lance Grayson conducted the most crucial rescue mission of his career. And succeeded. Though dazed from her ordeal, the rightful Princess Victoria of Thortonburg was still breathtakingly beautiful...and spirited enough to question where her tall, dark savior was taking her...alone. His safe house was humble, but would have to do. With her kidnappers still at large, it was Lance's duty to watch over Victoria Rockford...and to reveal the secret that would turn her life upside down. Not known for compassion, Lance couldn't resist comforting this woman. Yet he was honor-bound to resist making Princess Victoria his in every way. 
  13. "THE KNOT" by Marty Kindall (A+) When Ben Sheridan is released from prison in 1936, he returns to his hometown in the Blue Ridge Mountains with only one goal - to lead a simple life. Although he's paid his debt to society, he's never forgiven himself for the unthinkable act that forced him to take the life of his step-brother over a decade before. Small-town storekeeper Heather O'Malley has never played the victim, but to most she's still that "scarred" young woman, the past prey of a madman. Unconventional and independent, she seizes the opportunity to help Ben restart his life, in part to atone for her silence about the events that sent her rescuer to prison. Ben can't resist Heather's free-spirited approach to life, and she can't resist his reluctant charm. Neither intends to fall in love, but when dangers from their past threaten their fragile connection and another young girl turns up missing, they discover just how knotted together their lives are - and how fiercely they're willing to fight for each other and their future.
  14. "NAUGHTY NEIGHBOR" by Janet Evanovich (Audio CD) (C) He was a handsome hell-raiser, a reckless crusader in low-slung jeans - and he was driving Louisa Brannigan crazy! Pete Streeter made terrible coffee, snatched her newspaper, and listened through her walls, but it wasn't until she got fired from her government job that she was persuaded to join his undercover investigation - and became hopelessly entangled with the sexiest man she'd ever met! Sneaking around in the shadows was more fun than Louisa ever imagined...especially when the getaway car was a Porsche. Pete never figured on finding a partner in crime who tasted like dessert, but Louisa was all he wanted in a woman - and more. Once he'd taught Louisa to enjoy living on the edge, would she finally feel safe in his love?

Currently Reading -

  1. "Hot Pursuit" by Susanne Brockmann
  2. "Suite 606" by J.D. Robb (In Death Series #27)
  3. "Building Dreams" by Ginna Gray

Currently Listening To -

  1. "Reckless Love" by Elizabeth Lowell (Audible book)

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

  1. "Brought Together by Baby" by Carolyne Aarsen (Tiny Blessings, Love Inspired)
  2. "Rescue Me" by Cherry Adair, Lora Leigh & Cindy Gerard
  3. "The Expectant Princess" by Stella Bagwell (Royally Wed)
  4. "Scenes of Passion" by Suzanne Brockmann
  5. "Two Alone" by Sandra Brown
  6. "Heaven's Price"  by Sandra Brown
  7. "Hidden Fires" by Sandra Brown
  8. "The House On Olive Street" by Robyn Carr
  9. "Keeper of the Light" by Diane Chamberlain (Keeper of the Light trilogy #1)
  10. "Kiss River" by Diane Chamberlain (Keeper of the Light trilogy #2)
  11. "Finding You/Knowing You" by Maureen Child
  12. "Loving You" by Maureen Child 
  13. "Some Kind of Wonderful" by Maureen Child
  14. "Scarpetta" by Patricia Cornwell
  15. "SEALed with a Kiss" by Mary Margaret Daughtridge
  16. "Just Breathe" by Dee Davis
  17. "A Lady Decides" by Dorothea Donley
  18. "Multiple Blessings" by Jon & Kate Gosselin & Beth Carson
  19. "The Tribes" by Ken Englade (Tony Hillerman's Frontier #2)
  20. "A Week From Sunday" Dorothy Garlock
  21. "Whisper No Lies" by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops Inc. #3)
  22. "To the Limit" by Cindy Gerard (The Bodyguards #2)
  23. "Pale Moon Rising" by Ginna Gray
  24. "Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets"  by Kate Irene Gosselin, Beth Ann Carson
  25. "Hannah's Dream: A Novel"  by Diane Hammond
  26. "Comfort & Joy" Kristine Hannah
  27. "For the Twins' Sake" by Jillian Hart (Love Inspired - Tiny Blessings)
  28. "The Dark Wind" by Tony Hillerman
  29. "Larger Than Life" by Kay Hooper
  30. "Mackenzie's Legacy" by Linda Howard (Mackenzie's Mountain/Mackenzie's Mission)
  31. "Until I Find You" by John Irving
  32. "Butterfly Summer" by Arlene James (Love Inspired - Hamilton Family)
  33. "Dismissed With Prejudice" by J.A. Jance (J.P. Beaumont #7)
  34. ""Fire and Ice" by J.A. Jance (Joanna Brady #13 & J.P. Beaumont #19)
  35. "A More Perfect Union" by J.A. Jance (J.P. Beaumont #6)
  36. "Improbable Cause" by J.A. Jance (J.P. Beaumont #5)
  37. "The Friday Night Knitting Club" by Kate Jacobs
  38. "Countdown" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #6)
  39. "Quicksand" by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller #7)
  40. "The Official Nora Roberts Companion" by Denise Little and Laura Hayden
  41. "Rusty Nail" by J.A. Konrath (Audible book)
  42. "Dawn In Eclipse Bay" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Eclipse Bay Trilogy #2)
  43. "Eclipse Bay" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Eclipse Bay Trilogy #1)
  44. "Summer in Eclipse Bay" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Ecliple Bay Trilogy #3)
  45. "The Betrayal" by Beverly Lewis (Abrahams Daughters #2)
  46. "An Accidental Hero" by Loree Lough (Love Inspired)
  47. "92 Pacific Boulevard" by Debbie Macomber
  48. "Small Town Christmas" by Debbie Macomber
  49. "Delicious" by Susan Mallery
  50. "Mother Warriors" by Jenny McCarthy
  51. "Convictions" by Maureen McKade
  52. "Mexican Hat" by Michael McGarrity (Kevin Kerney #2)
  53. "Too Far Gone" by Marliss Melton
  54. "One Last Look" by Linda Lael Miller
  55. "There and Now" by Linda Lael Miller
  56. "Outsider" by Diana Palmer
  57. "Code Name: Prince" by Valerie Parv
  58. "Cross Country" by James Patterson
  59. "A Man Named Dave" by David Pelzer
  60. "A Teenager's Journey" by Richard B. Petzer
  61. "Blood Canticle" Anne Rice  (Vampire Chronicles #10)
  62. "Merrick" by Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles #7)
  63. "Blue Moon" by Luanne Rice
  64. "Stone Heart" by Luanne Rice
  65. "Sister's Choice" by Emilie Richards
  66. "Moon Shadows" by Nora Roberts, Jill Gregory, Ruth Ryan Langan and Marianne Willman
  67. "Reflections and Dreams" by Nora Roberts (Stanislaski series #7 & 8)
  68. "The Stanislaskis" (Waiting for Nick & Considering Kate) by Nora Roberts (Stanislaski series #5 & 6)
  69. "Blue Bayou" by JoAnn Ross (Callahan Brothers trilogy #1)
  70. "Magnolia Moon"  by JoAnn Ross (Callahan Brothers trilogy #3)
  71. "River Road" by JoAnn Ross (Callahan Brothers trilogy #2)
  72. "Sweet Baby" by Sharon Sala
  73. "Blind Curve" by Annie Solomon
  74. "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks
  75. "By Her Side" by Kathryn Springer
  76. "The Kiss" by Danielle Steel
  77. "The Long Road Home" by Danielle Steel
  78. "The Other Twin" by Katherine Stone
  79. "The Hot Flash Club" by Nancy Thayer
  80. "Drifter" by Susan Wiggs
  81. "Enchanted Afternoon" by Susan Wiggs
  82. "Passing Through Paradise" by Susan Wiggs
  83. "The You I Never Knew" by Susan Wiggs
  84. "Wednesday's Child" by Gayle Wilson
  85. "The Inn at Eagle Point" by Sherryl Woods

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Last month's successes:

The Dark Mirror, by Juliet Marillier. Finished 8/1/09. Rated 2 1/2 stars.
Storyteller, by Amy Thomson. Finished 8/4/09. Rated 2 1/2 stars.
Swordspoint, by Ellen Kushner. Finished 8/8/09. Rated 4 stars.
Wizards: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy, edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois. Finished 8/15/09. Rated 3 1/2 stars.
The Thirteen Problems, by Agatha Christie. Finished 8/16/09. Rated 3 stars.
Sword-Dancer, by Jennifer Roberson. Finished 8/18/09. Rated 2 stars.
The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. Finished 8/23/09. Rated 3 stars.
Lord Edgware Dies, by Agatha Christie. Finished 8/28/09. Re-read, rated 3 1/2 stars.
The Stormcaller, by Tom Lloyd. Finished 8/31/09. Rated 2 stars.


Up this month in fantasy:

Across the Nightingale Floor, by Lian Hearn

Auralia's Colors, by Jeffrey Overstreet

The Dragon King Trilogy, by Stephen R. Lawhead

The Fox Woman, by Kij Johnson

Fudoki, by Kij Johnson (In the mail to me, yay!)

Ilario: The Stone Golem, by Mary Gentle

Moon-Flash, by Patricia McKIllip

Ombria in Shadow, by Patricia McKillip

The Privilege of the Sword, by Ellen Kushner (In the mail to me, yay!)

The Ropemaker, by Peter Dickinson

Song for the Basilisk, by Patricia McKillip

Three Hearts and Three Lions, by Poul Anderson (Soon to be in the mail to me, yay!)

Whiskey and Water, by Elizabeth Bear

Wild Seed, by Octavia E. Butler.


Up this month in science fiction:

Altered Carbon, by Richard K. Morgan (Just started, and excellent so far.)

Bright of the Sky, by Kay Kenyon

Carnival, by Elizabeth Bear

The Collected Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh, by C.J. Cherryh

Dust, by Elizabeth Bear

Hyperion, by Dan Simmons

The Light Ages, by Ian R. MacLeod

The Silver Metal Lover, by Tanith Lee

Six Moon Dance, by Sheri S. Tepper

Slow River, by Nicola Griffith

The Speed of Dark, by Elizabeth Moon

And my father will undoubtedly give me an Iain M. Banks Culture novel sometime this month; he just hasn't decided which one he wants to discuss with me most.


Up this month in mystery:

Have His Carcase, by Dorothy L. Sayers (Just arrived in the mail as I was typing this, triple yay!)

Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie

Parker Pyne Investigates, by Agatha Christie (Hopefully it becomes available off my wishlist soon; if not I'll have to buy it at the bookstore.)

Why Didn't They Ask Evans?, by Agatha Christie


Up this month in non-fiction:

The Americans: The Colonial Experience, by Daniel J. Boorstin

The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History, by John M. Barry

James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, by Julie Phillips

The Medieval Castle: Life in a Fortress in Peace and War, by Philip Warner (About halfway through, but stalled out.)

A People's History of the United States: From 1492 to the Present by Howard Zinn

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach

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Drood by Dan Simmons  (Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins meet  Edgar Allan Poe)

Death Comes for the Archbishop  by Willa Cather  (Comfort reading)

Slouching Towards Bethlehim by Joan Didion  (Never read it)


TBR list too long to mention

Have a good September!

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I've just started reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, and so far it's really good.  My classes just started this week so soon I'll have way less time to read for fun...

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I just finished Pat Conroy's new book, South of Broad.  I loved it!  Great story and beautiful writing!

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I've just started Off Season by Anne River Siddons. Vivian, I'm anxious to read the Pat Conroy.

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I just started Mercy by Jodi Picoult.  I am a fan of her books so I am hoping this one is just as good as the others.

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I am reading A Necessary Evil by Alex Kava.  It was a bit slow to start but is now starting to take off.  This is the second book I have read by this author and hope that it turns out to be as good as the other one I read.  

Have no idea what will be next...it all depends on the mood I am in or what strikes my fancy when I go looking...

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Just finished "The Seville Communion" by Arturo Perez-Reverte.  Now I'm onto "Spies of Warsaw" by Alan Furst.

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I'm reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Not far enough into it yet to have much of an opinion.

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Finished in September:

1. The Mark by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins


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  1. Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea by Nancy Atherton
  2. Deep Sea Dead by Lori Avocato
  3. Two Bodies for the Price of One Stephanie Bond
  4. Tombs of Endearment by Casey Daniels
  5. Halfway to Halfway by Susan Ledbetter
  6. Green as a Garden Hose by Fran Stewart
  7. Full Scoop- by Janet Evanovic and Charlotte Hughes
  8. The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart


  1. Red Hot Murder by Joanne Pence
  2. Smoking Out a Killer by Paul Lonsdale
  3. Sofie Metropolis by Tori Carrington
  4. Blue as Blue Jeans by Fran Stewart
  5. Dead Woman's Shoes by Kaye C Hill

Up Soon in no order

  1. The Widow of the South by Robert HIcks
  2. The Day the World Came to Town by Jim Defede
  3. Mummy Dearest by Joan Hess
  4. Delete All Suspects by Donna Andrews
  5. The Nymphos of Rocky Flats by Mario Acevedo
  6. Hog Wild by Cthy Pickens
  7. Red Death by P N Elrod
  8. Bloodcircle by P N Elrod
  9. The Rogue Hunter by Lyndsay Sands
  10. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexander Dumas
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Desecration by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

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1.  Tinsel - William Goldman : This was good, although pretty dark.  Basically it's film makers and a bunch of women who want the lead in thier film.  Pretty interesting, the characters were great.  Not crazy about the ending, but honestly it's more realistic than the ending I would've done.

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Finished so far in September:

  • Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern by Anne McCaffrey (audio)
  • Miss Zukas and the Library Murders by Jo Dereske
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (audio)
  • Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
  • The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe (audio)

Current reads:

  • Unpaid Dues by Barbara Seranella
  • Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher  (audio)
  • Mama Does Time by Deborah Sharp