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Subject: It's December 2018 - What Are You Reading
Date Posted: 12/1/2018 12:45 AM ET
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FINISHED -

  1. "ACT LIKE IT" (London Celebrities #1) by Lucy Parker (A+++++) This just in: romance takes center stage as West End theatre's Richard Troy steps out with none other than castmate Elaine Graham. Richard Troy used to be the hottest actor in London, but the only thing firing up lately is his temper. We all love to love a bad boy, but Richard's antics have made him Enemy Number One, breaking the hearts of fans across the city. Have the tides turned? Has English rose Lainie Graham made him into a new man? Sources say the mismatched pair has been spotted at multiple events, arm in arm and hip to hip. From fits of jealousy to longing looks and heated whispers, onlookers are stunned by this blooming romance. Could the rumors be right? Could this unlikely romance be the real thing? Or are these gifted stage actors playing us all?
  2. "HERO OF A HIGHLAND WOLF" (Heart of the Wolf #14) by Terry Spear (new author for me) (A+++++) She's ready for change...Colleen Playfair has never been to Scotland, but when she discovers she must spend a year and a day overseas learning to manage her newly inherited estate, she's ready for the challenge. She even has some ideas for improvements - if she can get past the sexy werewolf who seems convinced he's the one in charge. But he's digging in his claws...Grant MacQuarrie and his clan have been managing Farraige Castle for three centuries. The last thing he wants is a meddling American heiress trying to change the way things have always been done. He's more than willing to fight the she-wolf every step of the way, using every tool at his disposal. And if that means taking the lass to bed, well...all the better. Locked in a battle of wills, caught in an attraction they can't escape, Colleen and Grant must find a way to work together...or face losing it all.
  3. "UNDONE" (Georgia #1) by Karen Slaughter (unabridged audio CD) (A+++++) In the trauma center of Atlanta’s busiest hospital, Sara Linton treats the city’s poor, wounded, and unlucky - and finds refuge from the tragedy that rocked her life in rural Grant County. Then, in one instant, Sara is thrust into a frantic police investigation, coming face-to-face with a tall, driven detective and his quiet female partner. In the backwoods of suburban Atlanta, where Sara’s patient was found, local police have set up their investigation. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Will Trent doesn’t wait for the go-ahead from his boss - he plunges through police lines, through the brooding woods, and single-handedly exposes a hidden house of horror. Then he finds another victim. Wresting the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell - a woman keeping explosive secrets of her own - are called into a related investigation. Another woman has been snatched. For the two cops out on the hunt, for the doctor trying to bring her patient back to life, the truth hits like a hammer: The killer’s torture chamber has been found, but the killer is still at work.

CURRENTLY READING -

  1. "Gastien: From Dream to Destiny" (Gastien #2) by Caddie Rowland (reading on a Kindle app on my computer)
  2. "Seven Stones to Stand or Fall" by Diana Gabaldon
  3. "Judgment Road" by (Torpedo Ink #1) Christin Feehan 

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO -

  1. "Dark in Death" (In Death #46) by J.D. Robb (listening on an Audible app on my cell phone)
  2. "Journey" by Danielle Steel (abridged audio CD)


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Date Posted: 12/1/2018 9:35 AM ET
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Reading:

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

Painting in the Dark by Russell James

Orr:  My Story by Bobby Orr

 

Finished:

The Trials by Linda Nagata

Blacks at the Net by Sundiata Djata

Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell

The Kindness of Strangers:  Penniless Across America by Mike McIntyre

Red Alert: An NYPD Red Mystery by James Patterson & Marshall Karp

Finishing Touches by Deanna Kizis



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Finishing up "Shroud for a Nightengale" by P.D. James . Older book with small print, but I'm slowly making progress.

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Just finished Shatner Rules, by, who else? the man himself, William Shatner.  He wrote this book upon turning 80 years old, and he has some interesting and sometimes quite profound things to say about longevity and life enjoyment in general.  Love him or hate him, he is hilarious.
I happen to love him.

 

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Finished :"Shroud for a Nightengale" by P.D. If you enjoy older mysteries, give this on a try. End on an unexpected note

Reading: Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie. I gues I'm on an old mystery kick. 

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I have been too busy to do much reading.  When I do find time, I've been catching up on magazines and the daily newspaper.  

I did finish "The Condition"  by:  Jennifer Haigh.  I haven't started anything else yet, but I hope to get to "Little Women"  by: Louisa Alcott for book club.Then

"Tales From The Firozsha Baag"  by:  Rohinton Mistry

"The Starved Rock Murders"  by:  Steve Stout

"Changing Law - A Biography of Arthur T. Vanderbilt"  by:  Arthur T. Vanderbilt

 

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Date Posted: 12/5/2018 6:40 AM ET
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Italian Neighbors by Tim Parks. lived several years in a town in Italy. tells about it.

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Finished this month:  Dangereous by Nora Roberts, Moonlight Cove by Sherryl Woods, Maggy's Child by Karen Robards, Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown, Wild Orchids by Jude Deveraux, Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter by Lisa Patton, A Killing Gift by Leslie Glass, Christmas on Candy Cane Lane by Sheila Roberts, Harmless as Doves by P. L. Gaus, Skyward by Mary Alice Monroe, Coyote by Linda Barnes, Promisegivers by Dorothy Garlock

 

Currently reading: undecided



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Finished Prussian Blue, a Bernie Gunther mystery by Phillip Kerr for a book club. I had never read anything by him but I certainly enjoyed it, but should have been edited more.

reading A Royal ?Flush but Rhys Bowen about a poor royal in pre WW2 England. Very sweet . 

Just started Leathal Whiteby Robert Gailbreath the latest Cormoran Strike book. Enjoying it very much so far.

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Beyond the Blue Horizon: on the Track of Imperial Airways by Alexander Frater. Very interesting book. a mix of anecdotal history and travel. Enjoying it muchly.

Just finished this book a couple of days ago. This was one of those you hate to see end. A fun read.



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No Hurry to get Home by Emily Hahn. This book is described as a memoir but it is actually a collection of articles written by Hahn that appeared at various times in the New Yorker magazine. All the articles are autobiographical in some fashion. When the book was 1st published it had a different title.

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Date Posted: 12/30/2018 10:06 AM ET
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Positively Fifth Street by James McManus. fifth street is poker term.

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