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Subject: Are you up for it? Read Along discussion.
Date Posted: 2/23/2011 4:03 PM ET
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Mary, said she is ready to start Genghis, and so am I for that matter.  So I was wondering instead of doing just 4 read along's this year we do 6.  This means we would start Genghis on April 1st. then have one in June, August,October, December.

 

What say you Yea or Nay?



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Subject: I VOTE YES
Date Posted: 2/23/2011 4:10 PM ET
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If you read the above post, I guess you know my vote. I am looking forward to reading Genghis.

So, I vote to read every 2 months. But I will "go with the flow."  I have plenty of books to keep me occupied.

Mary

Date Posted: 2/23/2011 4:24 PM ET
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I'm good either way.  I think March is going to be mostly CF for me, so I'll be ready for some heavy HF by April 1.

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I've got too much in the pike so I'm out. Must work on losing more books from the pile wink

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Hmm, I'll try to do as many as I can! It'll depend on which ones are chosen, too, probably. :) I already have my copy of Genghis!

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Ruth, I have only October's book in mind and that is Lionheart by Sharon Penman.  So I am open to suggestions.  River God and The Crystal Cave were one's we voted on before both are excellent books.  I am hoping to pick something that is readily available here or at you local library.

My reasons for Penman is that many of us will be buying it as soon as it is released.  If you are not going to buy it you can go to your library now and put your name in and  you'll have a good chance of being one of the first in the cue for it.

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Date Posted: 2/23/2011 6:34 PM ET
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When we are deciding on the next titles, is it possible to throw in a historical fictional mystery? Just my 2 cents.

Mary

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Mary, I was going to suggest Medicus. I know some people read it last month, but their reviews were so great, I can't wait to read it!  But



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I would love to put a mystery in here, and Medicus is an excellent choice. 

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Wow, I'm super excited to read everything mentioned so far (and have almost all of them already for challenges)! Too bad my library won't let you go on a waiting list for an upcoming book though. I hopped on the WL for Lionheart, but it sounds like her books don't move much at all. If we do it for the end of the year though, there's hope of snagging a copy somewhere in time. :)



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Ruth,  Yes we will vote for June and August selections.

Mary, I would love some mystery suggestions.

 



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April 1st sounds just fine and I would also love to do a "Lionheart" read along!

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Letty,

I am working on some Mystery H F names. Anyone else here have some suggestions?

Mary

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Mary, I have My Lady Judge by Cora Harrison on my list for this year to read (recommended by Jeanne, I think). That one looks to be a really good one, but I don't know if most everyone has already read it or not.



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Kelly,

Mary, I have My Lady Judge by Cora Harrison on my list for this year to read (recommended by Jeanne, I think). That one looks to be a really good one, but I don't know if most everyone has already read it or not.

That sounds like a good read and I have not read it.

I will probably think of other authors later. But, here are two: three

MY FAV IS :

Rennie Airth from Stop You Are Killing Me

 

Rennie Airth
[1935-]
 
   
  Inspector John Madden of Scotland Yard, a shell-shocked veteran of World War I:  
 

River of Darkness (1999)
Finalist 2000 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel
Finalist 2000 Anthony Award for Best Mystery
Finalist 2000 Barry Award for Best British Crime
Finalist 2000 Historical Dagger Award
Finalist 2000 Macavity Award for Best First Novel

Finalist 2000 Dilys Award

The Blood-Dimmed Tide (2001)
Finalist 2006 Barry Award for Best British Crime

The Dead of Winter (2009)
Finalist 2009 Historical Dagger Award

I RARELY  re-read books, but I can read Airth's books again for the challenge.

2nd choice for Mystery H F is:

J. Robert Janes

I have not started his books, but have "acquired" 8 of them in anticipation of his Jean-Louis St. Cyr character. Here is the SYKM info on Janes.

 

J. Robert Janes
[1935-]
 
   
  Jean-Louis St. Cyr, an officer in the French Sûreté Nationale, and Herman Kohler, a Gestapo agent, based in 1940s Paris, France:  
 

Mayhem (1992)
APA: Mirage (1992)

Carousel (1992)

Kaleidoscope (1993)

Salamander (1994)

Mannequin (1994)

Dollmaker (1995)

Stonekiller (1995)

Sandman (1996)

Gypsy (1997)

Madrigal (1999)

Beekeeper (2001)

Flykiller (2002)
Finalist 2002 Hammett Prize

Both of these authors are available on PBS and at Amazon.

#3 I have not read Jacqueline Winspear, but she was highly recommended. Here is the SYKM info

 

 

Jacqueline Winspear
[1955-]
 
   
  Maisie Dobbs, a psychologist and investigator based in 1920s and 1930s London, England:  
 

Maisie Dobbs (2003)
2003 Agatha Award for Best First Novel
2004 Macavity Award for Best First Novel

Finalist 2004 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
Finalist 2004 Barry Award for Best First Novel
Finalist 2004 Edgar Award for Best Mystery
Finalist 2004 Dilys Award

Birds of a Feather (2004)
2004 Agatha Award for Best Novel
Finalist 2005 Dilys Award

Pardonable Lies (2005)
2006 Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel
Finalist 2005 Agatha Award for Best Novel

Messenger of Truth (2006)
Finalist 2006 Agatha Award for Best Novel
Finalist 2007 Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel

An Incomplete Revenge (2008)

Among the Mad (2009) [review]
Finalist 2010 Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel

The Mapping of Love and Death (2010) [review]
Finalist 2011 Bruce Alexander Award

A Lesson in Secrets (due March 22, 2011)

Not showing availability on PBS, but Amazon has the used books for less than a dollar. And both of my libraries have the book for loan.

I guess my favorite in reading is "reading a new to me author and wanting to obtain the entire series."

So, I will be so so happy to go with someone's suggestion for the challenge.

Mary

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mary, Great suggestions!  All are "new to me authors."  If we're voting ......I would love to cast a vote for MAISIE DOBBS......just saying.  smiley

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I have the Masie Dobbs on my TBR as well,

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Since we are doing a mystery challenge now I want to put forward a book that can be used in the read along and the mystery challenge.  It is Jeri Westerson's Veil Of Lies. 

 
 
 


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Date Posted: 3/3/2011 5:15 PM ET
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Letty, is Veil of Lies the first book in the series?  I think I have that on Mt. TBR...

Date Posted: 3/3/2011 6:40 PM ET
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Vicky,  Yes that is the first in the series.  Jeri Westerson will often times "visit" book groups when  one of her books is read, she has said as much to me on face book and though I haven't asked her, maybe she would answer some question for us.