What Are You Reading?

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    A Time for Patriots by Dale Brown
     
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    I'm not familiar with The Whistler @Debbie Seattle, is that a legal thriller, or another sort? I know he's written at least a few that weren't legal matter.

    I'm now reading another e-library book by John Grisham, it's The Broker. It's very political, about a last minute pardon made by an outgoing disgraced U.S. president, and I'm finding it very interesting. Here's a review of it.
     
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    I just finished reading The Broker. I wasn't keeping track of how far along I was, and was surprised when I reached the end. I was looking forward to more. I'd like to read more about the characters, it was one of my favorite of his books. I'm about to start reading another Grisham novel: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town.
     
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    I usually have 2 books loaded up and ready to read on my equipment.
    One is an easy read Fiction and another is more non-fiction.

    Starting the 4th book in the 'Master and Commander' series:
    "The Mauritius Command" by Patrick O'Brian

    Also loaded up is "The Disappearing Spoon" by Sam Kean. This book deals with the Periodic Table of Elements.

    Never know when I might want to drift off and join a sailing ship in the 1800's or read about how science progressed.

    So many books, so little time...
     
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    This gal has a bunch of series (mystery/romance type) and I am on my 1st one of a series called "Vanished" (series name: private justice)

    It's a good read imo. Much more suspense and mystery than romance, thank goodness. I couldn't put it down, and finally had to because it got so late and I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer;)

    Here's the author's link if anyone wants to check out her series;) There are a lot of these in the library, and I check them out on my Nook.

    http://www.irenehannon.com/books.html
     
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    It's a rainy day and night and I have just started TREASON by Newt Gingrich
     
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    Oh man, I bet that's gonna be a good one, let us know hey Ren??
     
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    The past few days I have read "Private Justice", "Shadow of Doubt", and "Line of Duty" by Terri Blackstock. Yesterday I read "Visible Threat", and "Critical Pursuit" by Janice Cantore. Books are my "Calgon take me away" therapy! :)
     
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    I like Terry as well. I've read just 2 of hers I think, let me look;) Ok, these:

    Cape Refuge (1st in series I think)
    Night Light (1st in Restoration series)

    I have most of her books in my library, got sidetracked and into some other authors, but also christian authors.
     
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    Yes, @Denise Happyfeet I have read all the books in her Restoration series and many others too. :)
     
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    "I never talk about what happened. There are reasons, good reasons, but I keep those to myself too."
    Unspoken by Dee Henderson is what I am reading now.
     
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    I absolutely hate it when I am reading books that are part of a series and I find out that I only have a part of that series. I thought there were only two books in this series by Janice Cantore, so I read "Drawing Fire" and then started "Burning Proof" and couldn't wait to get to the ending to see if justice was served and two of the characters ended up together...only to find out neither of these things....as there is a third book in the series that I did not know about. I went online and put in on hold at my local Library....but probably by the time they email me that it is ready to pick up..I will be to absorbed in another book or series to care. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm re-reading The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie. I read it several years ago but was out of any new books. I'm enjoying it again.
     
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    I"m reading Deadly Pursuit by Irene Hannon. I started it last night because I like to read some before I go to sleep as this always relaxes me. This morning in between the few things I had to take care of around our home I picked it up and started reading it again. It was easy reading until the addicted to "meth" characters were introduced.

    Since meth is what my Nephew is addicted to, I'm kind of struggling to not close this book and write it off as not a good book. Yet, the author is realistically portraying "meth addiction" through those addicted to it...and I find it is helping me understand this addiction a little better even though I really don't want to.

    So I'm going to finish this book and hope I learn something that can help me understand why "meth" addiction causes a person to throw their whole lives away to chase after it. I don't think I'm going to like any of the answers that I might find though...:(
     
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    I went to the used bookstore in Ozark yesterday and traded a boxful of books for more books to get me through the winter.
    A good mystery, a large bowl of popcorn ( or any food you can eat with one hand) a mug of hot chocolate ( or other drink). What better way to pass the cold winter days?
     
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    I am reading the Wayward Pines first book that was on Prime Reading. It is definitely an odd storyline with a lot of unexpected twists, at least at the beginning. I am not sure whether I like this book or not yet, but it does keep your interest going.
    Has anyone else read these books, and what did you think after you read the book ? The name is familiar, so I keep thinking that someone else here has posted about the books, maybe @Diane Lane ?
    I really like Prime Reading ! They get new books listed all of the time, and most of them are the more expensive and newer releases. Some of the books I have read are one part of a trilogy, or some kind of a series so the Prime Reading does encourage you to read the whole set.
     
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    I have watched the show. I think I did read the books, too, and they were similar to the show. I really liked the story line and characters.
     
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    Wayward Pines is based on a book by Blake Crouch. Somewhere in the forum, I had mentioned that I had reviewed his first book - Desert Places - when I published a newspaper. I’ve also read his fourth book - Snowbound, but I have not read Wayward Pines, although I do watch the series. The pilot for the series was directed by M. Night Shyamalan, who has directed a lot of very good movies (The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village), but I don’t know what his involvement is with the rest of the series.
     
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    Just finished SHADOW ON THE SNOW by Dorothy Bodoin. Very good, I am now reading LIKELY TO DIE by Linda Fairstein. I've got several of her books.
     
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    Younger Next Year for Women Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy---Until You're 80 and Beyond by Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge, M.D.

    These Authors first wrote Younger Next Year which was basically for men. People would read it and then buy copies for family and friends, and this just kept snowballing until Health Clubs were giving copies to their members, etc. Reading just a few pages I found a humorous tone to what is written and I found this book caught my interest more than the more serious toned ones of Aging Gracefully, etc.

    I want this last season of my life to be one of the best...and I'm actually hoping I will find some helpful wisdom in this book to help me make it that way. :)
     
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    I've got a stack of books from the library but have read none of them. I've had a lack of concentration. Been hard to get hitched to any of them. Maybe this cold weekend will be better.
     
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    I'm reading Avenged by Janice Cantore right now. It's the last book in her Pacific Coast Justice series.

    I often "load up" on books from the Library during stressful times in my life. I find reading takes me far away from the stresses and brings refreshing to my tired spirit. Books are one of my favorite sources of relaxation.:)
     
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    Final getting around to starting "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand.

    Haven't watched the movie yet, it's on my list, but wanted to do the book first.

    The book is very good; a page turner.

    Every so often I need a story that lifts my spirits.
     
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    I'm about 2/3 through BONE DRY by Ben Rehder. Murders, mystery, and conflict all told with humor.
     
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    Ann Silver is a cop's cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases.

    Paul Falcon is the FBI's top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carrried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder.

    Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his....

    I'm reading Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson. And it's good reading.:)
     
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