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Title: Books <3
Post by: Jordana on August 02, 2015, 06:50:51 PM
I just finished read8ng James Patterson's the Zoo, what a great read. And I have discovered a new author from the UK Angela Marsons, she writes in the edge of your seat detective type thrillers. I finished silent screams in 1 day.Literally could not put it down. And just started her second in the series evil games. What's your summer read?
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Post by: Avalanche on August 02, 2015, 08:57:35 PM
I just finished reading my third Daphne DuMaurier book. First I read "Jamaica Inn", secondly "My cousin Rachel" and now "Rebecca". I also like to see the movies. I liked the new BBC version of "Jamaica Inn" better than the Hitchcock version!
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Post by: Edward on August 02, 2015, 10:09:10 PM
I've been reading the Jack Reacher books by Lee Childs.

Good stuff.
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Post by: madrigalpoet on August 04, 2015, 03:53:38 PM
I have been reading a supernatural fantasy, The Horned Shepherd by Edgar Jepson, and a young adult book, The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta. I have also discovered a new writer I want to read after I finish these books, Sarah Addison Allen. I want to read her one book The Girl Who Chased The Moon.
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Post by: kacicka777 on August 04, 2015, 04:33:07 PM
Right now Im reading scientific literature about Titanic and its moving reading with photos of Titanic and people who were there. And before that Ive read Lord of the rings. Again  hearts
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Post by: ekrubynaffit on August 04, 2015, 09:39:39 PM
Im trying to get through The Young Lion by Blanche d'Alpuget. Its about Henry II and Im just not feeling it!! I think too much imagination has gone into this one and seems to be steering away from history and more into soap opera! Will muddle through it though!
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Post by: mama on August 04, 2015, 10:51:55 PM
I'm just finishing up (for the 2nd time) Under the Dome, by Stephan King and will be starting Mrs.Poe, by Lynn Cullen, my granddaughter says I HAVE to read this.  :)
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Post by: Kim on August 04, 2015, 11:14:53 PM
I like anything by Stephen King, Dean Koontz and John Grisham. I also love autobiographies. I've just started reading Mandela :)
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Post by: lashondarm on August 05, 2015, 12:51:09 AM
I also love anything by John Grisham.
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Post by: BlueSoup on August 05, 2015, 04:19:54 AM
I'm finishing up the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn.  I am so loving them, but sad that the author has died and new books are going to be written by someone else.  I can't decide if I want to carry on or not.

I also love Nelson DeMille.
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Post by: Jordana on August 06, 2015, 04:59:19 PM
My Kindle list is EXPANDING with every response!
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Post by: tomasina on August 11, 2015, 12:43:11 AM
I love The Secret by Rhonda Byrne loveybear
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Post by: mmekare79 on August 11, 2015, 07:05:04 AM
Just finished re-reading The Strain series by Paul Hogan and Guillermo del Toro. Awesome books. They made a TV series too. Its good so far as well. I'm a Stephen King fanatic. I have all his books.
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Post by: retromaisie on August 11, 2015, 09:01:09 PM
I have to open my goodreads so I can go through and add some of these authors and books to my to-read list. I've been on a horror kick all year that I can't seem to get my fill. My favorite authors this year were Ray Bradbury and Shirley Jackson, with a few Stephen King. Lauren Beukes was a surprise author that I also enjoyed and will likely read more books from though hers are more realist (even a smidge crime-style) so not quite what I have an itch for currently.
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Post by: Esky on August 11, 2015, 09:47:10 PM
I'm reading the Long Price Quartet (on book three!), and am on-and-off going through Pratchett's treasure trove. Also patiently waiting for the Winds of Winter - hurry up, George!
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Post by: Shine Waterice on August 12, 2015, 05:47:40 PM
After having finished reading Firelight and Vanish by Sophie Jordan, I'm currently reading 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber.
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Post by: Betsy4Arts on August 12, 2015, 10:21:11 PM
I'm a stephen king fan as well as the fire & ice series. I can't wait until November when King releases another book of short stories. At the moment, I am reading my first Terry Pratchett book and must say that they are different. I enjoy it but don't have that longing to curl up with it each night as I do so many other books. 
  Must admit that  Mrs.Poe, by Lynn Cullen intrigues me and might be my next book.I found a great site that has 25 scary short stories online that have been quite good: http://www.blastr.com/2013-10-17/25-scary-stories-stephen-king-and-other-great-horror-writers-you-can-read-now (http://www.blastr.com/2013-10-17/25-scary-stories-stephen-king-and-other-great-horror-writers-you-can-read-now)
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Post by: Ben Aligan 3 on August 15, 2015, 09:01:28 PM
I'm currently reading Life After Death by Damien Echols who, as an 18yr old was sentenced to death and spent 18yrs on death row after being wrongly accused, along with two friends, of the murder of three eight year old boys in 1993 in Arkansas. All three of them were finally released in 2011. An insightful and compelling read.
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Post by: Shine Waterice on August 16, 2015, 10:22:33 AM
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay is my current read. It's a different and interesting take on the famous Shakespeare story.
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Post by: mama on August 17, 2015, 07:10:36 PM
I'm a stephen king fan as well as the fire & ice series. I can't wait until November when King releases another book of short stories. At the moment, I am reading my first Terry Pratchett book and must say that they are different. I enjoy it but don't have that longing to curl up with it each night as I do so many other books. 
  Must admit that  Mrs.Poe, by Lynn Cullen intrigues me and might be my next book.I found a great site that has 25 scary short stories online that have been quite good: http://www.blastr.com/2013-10-17/25-scary-stories-stephen-king-and-other-great-horror-writers-you-can-read-now (http://www.blastr.com/2013-10-17/25-scary-stories-stephen-king-and-other-great-horror-writers-you-can-read-now)


Mrs. Poe:

When given bad news, most women of my station can afford to slump onto their divans, their china cps slipping from their fingers to the carpet, their hair falling prettily from its pins, their fourteen starched petticoats compactin with a plsh crunch. I am not one of them. As a lady whose husband is so busy painting portraits of wealthy patrons-most of whom happen to be women-that he forgets that he has a family, I have more in common with the girls who troll the muddy streets of Corlear's Hook, looking to part sailors from their dollars, than I do with the ladies of my class, in spite of my appearance.
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Post by: Dorrie on August 17, 2015, 11:10:03 PM
Always geeking out about Eoin Colfer's books, I also really love Emily St. John Mendel's Station Eleven; it's so wonderfully meta! 
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Post by: Babygoat on August 18, 2015, 04:13:42 AM
Currently Reading Kin By Kealan Patrick Burke, very disturbing book has made me jump quite a few times. ohreallyoo
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Post by: LaRei on August 18, 2015, 08:34:22 PM
I'm about to read The Purity Myth and I'm also reading the Jem and the Holograms comics from IDW.
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Post by: TwoFingersWhiskey on August 19, 2015, 12:02:42 AM
I'm currently waiting to read A Fatal Flame by Lyndsay Faye. Her first two books in this series are fantastic and I recommend them to anyone who wants a diverse mid-1800s series. It tackles a lot of issues such as the Irish Potato Famine, religious differences, the upcoming Civil War, sexuality, feminism, and other things. It's all through the view of a reluctant, disfigured, poor man who is forced to join the New York Copper Stars (their first police force) by his brother in order to keep a roof over his head, after his previous apartment burnt down in a large fire. Her latest book seems to centre around women's and working class rights and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on it. It's been out for a few months but I'm waiting on money to get it! It's a very intense series so if you're looking to think, pick this one. I've actually spoken with the author on Tumblr a few times and we've shared music recommendations. :)


The other book I've been reading is Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel which is a book about a virus which wiped out most of humanity, and the travelling thespians who go from town to town to try and preserve Shakespeare's works. It goes between that time and the times before the virus. All I can really say without spoiling it is that it's very inventive and you will find yourself absolutely lost in it.
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Post by: songib67 on August 19, 2015, 01:08:42 AM
Some of my favorite authors are Stephen King,Tess Gerritson, Dean Koontz. I recently got hooked on Robyn Carr.. she is a romance author.I am reading her Virgin Rivers series. There are 20 books in the series. I fell in love with the little town and all the characters. Have read 6 of 20 and I can't stop. Would love to find the town and move there!
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Post by: TwoFingersWhiskey on August 19, 2015, 11:18:34 PM
songib67, I absolutely ADORE King and Koontz. Have you ever read John Saul novels? They're in the same vein. I have so many books by these authors, my dad was a collector too.
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Post by: Gileswench on August 20, 2015, 01:21:27 AM
Taking a short break from Anthony Trollope and Jane Austen right now. So I'm heading into obsessed foodie land and re-reading Perfection Salad by Laura Shapiro with a side of Save the Deli by David Sax. The first is a history/feminist critique of the domestic science movement. The second is a history and appreciation of Jewish delis and a passionate plea for their continued existence. The hard part of it is that every time I open up the volume I develop a desperate urge to eat brisket and dill pickles.


In fact, I'm getting hungry writing this.


Oh, and having scored a decent reader's/cook's copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol. I by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck for One Lousy Buck(!) over the weekend, I'm also reading a lot of recipes from that.


There's going to be good eating at Casa Wench now!
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Post by: songib67 on August 20, 2015, 01:36:31 AM
To TwoFingersWhiskey, I use to read John Saul years ago, sort of move away from him. It seems there are so many books and so little time.
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Post by: Betsy4Arts on August 20, 2015, 11:59:17 PM
I am so excited!   :yayoyay I just ordered 3 books from amazon: A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay {recommended by Stephen King },  Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel {thank you TwoFingersWhiskey} &  Mrs.Poe, by Lynn Cullen {Thank you Pam}!!! I can't wait to get my hands on them. I am having surgery in a month and will be flat in bed for awhile so I will be able to devour my new reads with no distractions or responsibilities!  :88:
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Post by: Wander Far-Star on August 24, 2015, 07:41:04 PM
I've read and re-read everything by Donna Tartt.
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Post by: Esky on August 25, 2015, 07:20:13 PM
I'm getting Derek Landy's new book Demon Road this weekend! So excited :D
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Post by: tahoe on September 09, 2015, 11:33:23 AM
I'm reading Revival of Stephen King.
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Post by: Betsy4Arts on September 09, 2015, 01:53:39 PM
I just read Revival and really enjoyed it. I can't hardly wait till November when his brand new book of short stories comes out. I also just finished A Head Full of Ghosts and loved it. It was not what I expected but I really enjoyed it. I just started Station Eleven and it's great so far. :bookielookie
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Post by: Shine Waterice on September 09, 2015, 07:10:46 PM
I'm currently reading Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole. It's the 7th book of Immortals After Dark series. Here (http://kresleycole.com/bookshelf/the-immortals-after-dark-series/) you can find more info about the series. :)
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Post by: TwoFingersWhiskey on September 11, 2015, 01:22:07 AM
Betsy - Glad I could help a book choice!


I'm onto Pines by Blake Crouch. I loved the show and the book is even better. I can't talk much about it without spoiling it completely!
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Post by: Whispers on September 22, 2015, 06:30:00 AM
It has been a while since I just sat back and read a good book. Some of my favorites are:

Epic Fantasy
The Shannara Series by Terry Brooks
The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan
The Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind
Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson
Green Rider by Kristen Britain
Dragonlance Series (all all the others that follow) by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Young Adult
The Outsiders
Lord of the Flies
ANYTHING by Madeleine L'Engle
Harry Potter
Chronicles of Narnia
Ender's Game
ANYTHING by Tamora Pierce
Inkworld

HodgePodge
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Kite Runner
The Kent Family Chronicles by John Jakes
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Post by: tahoe on September 23, 2015, 07:28:45 PM
Today I finally got Grey 50 shades of him, according to Christian. Has read those previous books, my daughter read it in English, said that it was as good as the others. I prefer to read in Swedish because it's my first language.
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Post by: MissEmmaCat on October 01, 2015, 12:45:59 AM
Last book i read was david baldacci "the camel club" and i intend to read all the other books of the series.

if it would be about my boyfriend, i still have to read the songs of fire and ice saga, cause i stoped at nr.4, when game of thrones came out.

and i still have to finish the rachel morgan series from kim harrison, if someone likes urban fantasy, thats the series i would highly recommend.

and of course i read, as every year, one of jane austens books again, this time it was persuasion.....i need my victorian drama and humor at least once a year.
 :hellopanda:
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Post by: Nancy01905 on November 25, 2015, 01:28:35 AM
I love to read Clive Cussler's books

JR Ward Blackdagger Brother hood
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Post by: Whispers on November 25, 2015, 05:50:08 PM
This week I've been reading Catherin Coulter's FBI thriller, The Cove.
I also read Janet Evanovich's One for the Money.

They're pretty light reading when you don't feel like really getting sucked into a book.

I'm really wanting to tackle Moby Dick soon, though. I've never read it, but always wanted to.  snazzysnail
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Post by: Deatherella on November 27, 2015, 05:23:23 AM
I'm half way thru The Stolen MacKenzie Bride.
I like historical fiction, everyday life surrounds me and I can see "modern" on the tv.
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Post by: peppers on November 27, 2015, 06:00:13 AM
Whispers, I like your list a lot! I am also excited to see how MTV will handle The Shannara Series with their new show in January!
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Post by: Ben Aligan 3 on January 26, 2016, 01:52:04 PM
I'm currently reading The Book of English Magic by Philip Carr-Gomm and Richard Heygate ...a fascinating read... full of magical folk-lore (there's even a few spells to try, if that's your bag)  :bookielookie
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Post by: Shine Waterice on January 26, 2016, 05:43:03 PM
I'm currently reading Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton. It's a fine and easy read so far. :)
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Post by: Deatherella on January 27, 2016, 03:25:33 AM
Heartless by Kat Martin.
Or should I say I'm skimming it more than reading it? I hate it when they go on and on about feelings instead of plot.
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Post by: tahoe on January 27, 2016, 12:01:50 PM
I read a book that is only available in Swedish and named Sekten p Dimn. It is about how easy it is to become embroiled in a sect or closed group or whatever you want to call it. I have always wondered how people can get involved in something like that. My aunt said it would never happen to her but she was a Jehovah's Witness.
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Post by: Marioneve on January 27, 2016, 05:55:00 PM
I've been reading Wallander books by Henning Mankell (still waiting for the last two of them being translated into Czech language). The BBC series starring Kenneth Branagh were brilliant, but the books are really the best.
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Post by: Breila on April 03, 2016, 09:25:58 PM
At the moment I'm re-reading Harry Potter, my depression has been bad, and it helps. But I also love crime novels and classics. So Sherlock Holmes is a firm favourite, covering BOTH those categories. I'm also a sucker for Jane Austen.  :flowheartpink
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Post by: lorijune on April 03, 2016, 09:35:57 PM
Just finished a young adult book, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs.  A movie based on the book is coming out in the theater in the fall and I wanted to read the book first.  The second and third books in the series are on hold at the library to be picked up this week!
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Post by: Breila on April 03, 2016, 09:37:24 PM
It's a series?! I just saw the trailer, and it looks so good, and I really want to get the books, but can't afford them atm, and can't get to the library. Worth saving up for, is it? :D
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Post by: lorijune on April 09, 2016, 01:03:27 AM
Breila: My dad volunteers at the local library and he gets whatever books I want for me!  I'm spoiled and blessed.  However, I am purchasing the books to send to my son-in-law for his birthday as our reading tastes are very similar (less than $30 total for the paperbacks, free shipping through Amazon.) Even the  boxed set of hardback books is not much more, but he hates the weight of hardback books.  I would highly recommend this series of books!
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Post by: Louma on August 18, 2016, 08:37:41 PM
now, i am about to be done with the third book in the Divergent trio by Veronica Roth. it has been a really nice one .. some times i like to read fiction stuff that takes you away from this world.
before that i discovered Mitch Albom :D and i enjoyed lots of his wise books...
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Post by: Carrie on August 18, 2016, 11:34:47 PM
My mom just recently gave me a book called Painting By Cats. It's amazing! I really suggest it.
 kittymeowee
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Post by: minena on August 19, 2016, 02:53:05 AM
ok, books...right now I am reading James Patterson series on Micheal Bennett, on 2nd in series of 8. Have read all of Lee Childs Jack Reacher series. Read a 5 book series, sci-fi, by Jeffrey Carver, The Star Rigger series. I have a book on my tablet, and 2 hardbacks waiting in the wings. It is not unusual for me to have 2 or 3 books going at once. Oh, I also have  a Steven King I started but its kind of historical-ish and I'm not in the mood right now for it, so it sits in the wings waiting. When in the mood, I am quite a voracious reader.


I read mystery, sci-fi, fantasy mostly.
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Post by: Karlene on October 10, 2016, 05:16:55 PM
I'm reading David Weber's Safehold series, on book 3 of 6; These are Sci-fi/fantasy and really good! Before that series I read a couple of Nora Roberts novels, and before that the 6 book series by Jim Butcher, his Codex Alera one...SO GREAT!!! I gulped down book 3 in 2 days (more than 6oo pages!) I read every day on my lunch break at work and on the way home from work, I never don't have a book or two that I'm currently reading! I get so into whatever I'm reading that if someone talks to me, I get irritated when I'm interrupted or I never hear them, and they get mad at me! lolhippo
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Post by: Shine Waterice on October 10, 2016, 05:50:38 PM
I'm currently reading Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Here (http://brandonsanderson.com/books/steelheart/steelheart/) you can find more information about the book.
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Post by: thatsfetchsims on October 24, 2016, 05:42:45 PM
ROOM by Emma Donoghue is amazing, it takes some getting used to because its in the view point of a little boy but its so lovely and emotional and they've also made it into a film of the same name. Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay are amazing in it.
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Post by: Pearlie on December 04, 2016, 01:56:08 PM
I love the books from Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
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Post by: Toadflax on January 17, 2017, 07:40:17 AM
Just read a couple by Kelley Armstrong in her Cainsville series, and now reading The Forest Garden Greenhouse: How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture Oasis. It has pretty pictures.
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Post by: nayahn on March 10, 2017, 10:59:57 AM
Summer is just round the corner so let me give some suggesstions for a book too! These are my favorites
Adventure/thriller: Foucault's pendulum by Umberto Eco. Don't let the 1200 pages scare you away from reading it. The plot and the writting keeps your interest in every page.
drama: Ugly by Constance Briscoe. the true story of a child that grew up with a mom that hated her!
romance: The thread by Victoria Hislop The story of two lovers in one of the most beautiful greek cities, Thessaloniki, in the course of a 20th century
historical: In the garden of beasts bt Eric Larson. Sadly it is very topical theme these days. The rise of the Hitler's regime, through the eyes of the American Ambassador's family.
revenge/comedy. Got you back by Jane Fallon. A cheated heartbroken wife takes revenge.



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Post by: Betsy4Arts on October 21, 2017, 07:00:21 PM
minibud I've been reading Steven King's Sleeping Beauties. I am almost half way through and am enjoying it immensely. I've loved the great majority of his books. The Tower series is the exception. I've hated every single one of the books in the series. I tried to like them but in the end-  ohewww
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Post by: twofee on October 30, 2017, 11:10:19 AM
i have the last 50 or so pages of stephen king's insomnia left unread for the past several months. i hate leaving books unfinished or starting new ones before ive finished one but this book was an exception, i just cannot bring myself to finish it, i just hate it so much.