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Subject: Sue Grafton interview in Time magazine today.
Date Posted: 12/12/2009 2:06 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/12/2009 4:59 PM ET
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I love the Kinsey Milhone books and have read them all.  U was just accepted from my wish list (I was number 6) so will read it after January 1 since it is one of my challange books.  I will be sad when they end.


Date Posted: 12/13/2009 12:26 PM ET
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I was wondering what her plans were when she ran out of letters. One of the reasons I like her is because the takes time between each book.   She doesn't rush them out one after the other. 

Of course she was on M or N I think when I discovered them.  So I had a backlog to work through.  If I had discovered them when she was still on A or B then I probably would wish she'd put them out faster. 

Date Posted: 12/13/2009 3:35 PM ET
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I'm now at #1 for the latest book...woo hoo!

Date Posted: 12/19/2009 1:40 PM ET
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There's a short interview with Sue Grafton today in Time...

I have a friend who met her at a book signing.  She said that Sue Grafton told her she was soooo sorry she started an alphabet series because that required her to write 26 books in a series.  She said she is really sick of the series and wished she could just end it.  That was at "P" I believe.

The last book in this series I read was "S" and I really could see where she is sick of the series.  I had to force myself to finish the book.



Date Posted: 12/19/2009 1:43 PM ET
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Wow, I just looked up a book list for Sue Grafton.  The only books she has written are in this series.  No wonder she's sick of it.  I would like to see what she does when she is finished with the alphabet.

Date Posted: 12/19/2009 3:28 PM ET
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Well T was a lot different than the othere's in the series.  It's the only time she did part of the book from someone's perspective other than Kinsey 's.

Also she could have written other books in between.  Most series writers have other books they write. Some have 3 or 4 series going. 

Subject: Sue Grafton
Date Posted: 12/28/2009 8:07 AM ET
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I'm currently halfway through U is for Undertow and I love it and have thoroughly enjoyed every book she's written. I think each book is fresh and interesting with a completely different story line yet builds upon a character I have come to know and love.

Date Posted: 12/28/2009 8:44 AM ET
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 U is for Undertow is on its way to me.  I have really enjoyed these books.  I find Sue Grafton to be a go to author for me and is one of the series that I am always caught up on.

I wondered what she would do when she got to the end of the alphabet.  She mentioned it would be 10 years so, its not as soon as I thought.  I mentioned in another post that I did start to find the series a little stale until I read T is for Trespass.  It was a little darker if I recall and was a much needed boost for Kinsey's character.

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Date Posted: 12/28/2009 4:17 PM ET
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I've really liked this series too--it's one of the few series I'm all caught up with. I got U from here a couple weeks ago and will get to it fairly soon. They're always a special treat for me. There have been some books in the series that were better than others, but for these types of series I tend to think of the series as a whole and not really remember the plots or what happened in individual books in the series unless it was REALLY bad or REALLY good. The last one, T, was definitely different. It's a weird series to read as time moves so slowly, poor Kinsey is still stuck back in the '80's. LOL