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« Reply #100 on: June 11, 2012, 11:40:57 PM »

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« Reply #101 on: June 14, 2012, 08:48:53 PM »


Pure joy.....just received Lincoln Child's latest, The Third Gate. I adore him and Douglas Preston; they write both individually, and they collaborate, and they are just about the only authors I buy in hardcover anymore. I don't think I've ever read a book of theirs (and I've read them ALL) that I could put down for more than a few minutes!

I order their books on Amazon while they are still in production; I ordered this one on June 11, 2011.

It's so great to have a bit of escapism during this stressful time!  :) Unfortunately I am behind on my deadlines, as usual, so I am going to have to force myself to get the work done and not stay up all night reading.  ;)
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« Reply #102 on: June 14, 2012, 11:46:46 PM »

Pure joy.....just received Lincoln Child's latest, The Third Gate. I adore him and Douglas Preston; they write both individually, and they collaborate, and they are just about the only authors I buy in hardcover anymore. I don't think I've ever read a book of theirs (and I've read them ALL) that I could put down for more than a few minutes!

I order their books on Amazon while they are still in production; I ordered this one on June 11, 2011.

It's so great to have a bit of escapism during this stressful time!  :) Unfortunately I am behind on my deadlines, as usual, so I am going to have to force myself to get the work done and not stay up all night reading.  ;)
A good book is a treasure! It is like me and Ben Elton. Read them all and most of them are unputdownable! I remember even skipping a dance class just because I wanted to know what will happen next in the story.
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« Reply #103 on: June 15, 2012, 06:01:31 AM »

Pure joy.....just received Lincoln Child's latest, The Third Gate. I adore him and Douglas Preston; they write both individually, and they collaborate, and they are just about the only authors I buy in hardcover anymore. I don't think I've ever read a book of theirs (and I've read them ALL) that I could put down for more than a few minutes!

I order their books on Amazon while they are still in production; I ordered this one on June 11, 2011.

It's so great to have a bit of escapism during this stressful time!  :) Unfortunately I am behind on my deadlines, as usual, so I am going to have to force myself to get the work done and not stay up all night reading.  ;)

Good for you Kathy! I haven't read their books but I've put a lot of them away.  ;) Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all the books that look good to me when I'm working. It's like being a kid in a candy store.
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« Reply #104 on: June 16, 2012, 03:38:13 PM »

Good for you Kathy! I haven't read their books but I've put a lot of them away.  ;) Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all the books that look good to me when I'm working. It's like being a kid in a candy store.

I can only imagine, Kelley! I often think I'd love to work either at a library or at a Barnes & Noble, but I know if I ever worked at a bookstore, I'd end up spending my entire paycheck there.   ;D
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« Reply #105 on: July 27, 2012, 02:05:18 AM »

Currently reading My Autobiography by Charlie Chaplin, it's very interesting and even poetic in some parts. Next on the list: The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry (naturally).
Happy reading, folks!
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« Reply #106 on: November 07, 2012, 10:56:45 PM »


Just finishing up a Gothic horror tale called The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters. It started off slow but has gradually gripped me, and now I can't put it down. Before that I finished Dear Boy (Keith Moon bio), which sat on my shelf for months because it was intimidatingly huge! I couldn't put that down, either -- one of the best biographies I've ever read.

I'm in the mood now for something lighter, though! Kelley, I just found some Elin Hilderbrand books in a used book store today. They didn't have Silver Girl, unfortunately, but I did grab Barefoot. Have you read it?

 
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« Reply #107 on: November 08, 2012, 05:09:04 AM »

I'm in the mood now for something lighter, though! Kelley, I just found some Elin Hilderbrand books in a used book store today. They didn't have Silver Girl, unfortunately, but I did grab Barefoot. Have you read it?

Well, Hilderbrand's books are a little on the heavy side, or maybe I should say complicated. She tells a story from many different points of view and it's interesting that way but the first one I read, Castaways, needed a flowchart to keep it all straight. I haven't read Barefoot. It came out just before Castaways. Her latest, Summerland, is downright dark but still a very good story. I think you'll enjoy what you bought.
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« Reply #108 on: November 10, 2012, 07:52:26 PM »


Hm, maybe I should hold off, then. Have you ever read any of Emily Giffin's books (Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, etc.)? I really liked those.
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« Reply #109 on: November 11, 2012, 02:02:43 AM »

Hm, maybe I should hold off, then. Have you ever read any of Emily Giffin's books (Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, etc.)? I really liked those.

I've seen them but have not read them. Are you on Goodreads Kathy?
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« Reply #110 on: November 12, 2012, 02:44:54 AM »


No, I haven't heard of Goodreads. I assume it's a forum? I'll Google it.  :)
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« Reply #111 on: December 14, 2012, 02:17:47 AM »



Wooo-hooo! My new Preston & Child book just arrived. They are the only authors I buy in hardcover, and I pre-order their joint, and solo, books several months in advance.



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« Reply #112 on: December 14, 2012, 04:30:45 AM »


Wooo-hooo! My new Preston & Child book just arrived. They are the only authors I buy in hardcover, and I pre-order their joint, and solo, books several months in advance.



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Great to see you wooo-hoooing Kathy! I haven't read their books but I remember seeing them go out a lot. Your post got me thinking that I haven't been reading enough lately. At this new job I don't actually handle the books like I did at the other library. I am mostly working at my computer or trying to sort out issues at the other ones. Enjoy!
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« Reply #113 on: January 01, 2013, 05:55:35 PM »


Kelley, I'm reading Silver Girl, and I can't put it down! Thanks so much for recommending it. I loved the other book I read by Elin Hilderbrand, too, and bought a couple more for the future.
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« Reply #114 on: January 02, 2013, 07:21:04 AM »

Kelley, I'm reading Silver Girl, and I can't put it down! Thanks so much for recommending it. I loved the other book I read by Elin Hilderbrand, too, and bought a couple more for the future.

I'm glad you like it.
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« Reply #115 on: January 19, 2013, 03:44:14 AM »

Last one I read was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Philip K Dick. I wanted to read it before re-watching Blade Runner. I like both the book and the movie, they are actually quite different, in a way... I have to say that the Mercer story line confused me a bit, but on the whole I quite liked the book :) Was part-way through 2001 Space Odyssey (the book) when I was given Life of Pi for reading while I am out of the country on secondment, so reading Life of Pi now. Well-written so far :)
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« Reply #116 on: January 19, 2013, 11:48:13 AM »


Enjoying 'Who I Am' by Pete Townshend.

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« Reply #117 on: January 19, 2013, 11:55:16 AM »

Enjoying 'Who I Am' by Pete Townshend.

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Mine's about to arrive in a few days. Can't wait for it.
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« Reply #118 on: January 19, 2013, 02:14:28 PM »


Pretty interesting so far - my free reading time is very limited, so this could take me weeks to get through - and I have learned a number of new things about Pete and the group. Very worthwhile read, I'd say.

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« Reply #119 on: January 19, 2013, 08:12:39 PM »

Enjoying 'Who I Am' by Pete Townshend.

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After months of being on a VERY tight budget, I came into a small windfall and -- of course -- headed straight to the bookstore. I had had NO idea Pete was coming out with an autobiography. I couldn't grab the book fast enough! It was one of the greatest surprises of my life.   :)
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