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#2132457 - 05/31/17 01:52 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Almost done with Six Notable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and then I plan to read The Girl on the Train
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#2132521 - 05/31/17 05:48 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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I read a book about every 2 years anymore it seems, but i started From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas Friedman last night and hated to put it down.....hope to have it finished in a couple more nights. I'm a bit fascinated by just how jacked up things are in the Middle East and why they're that way--this is a great book for that, and while very informative, it reads well--not as "academia".
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#2132536 - 05/31/17 06:27 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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American Gods - Neil Gaiman (I'm told this is one of the hottest books, so far it is just "meh")

quit reading Mr. Mercedes, King rambles too much and didn't hold my interest...
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#2132583 - 05/31/17 08:35 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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I really enjoyed American Gods, but it took a while for the story to get going.
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#2132593 - 05/31/17 09:10 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) RR Becca
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Got this on the list for vacation, too.

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#2132622 - 06/01/17 12:32 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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out of the frying pan...
If you like it, be sure to pick up Anansi Boys, as well. It's sort of a spin-off.
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#2132736 - 06/01/17 06:26 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Thank you for the tip. I didn't read American Gods, but my husband and son did, so I picked this book up for them.
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#2132757 - 06/01/17 07:06 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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You're welcome. I hope they enjoy it! Gaiman is a master as writing characters that are extremely easy to dislike while somehow simultaneously endearing. I spent the whole book trying to decide whether Charlie was sweet or pathetic, and Spider fun or a real jerk.
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#2132928 - 06/02/17 04:58 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) RR Becca
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You just moved it up the list for me! Thanks.

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#2133068 - 06/05/17 04:23 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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I follow a Facebook page called OHFB, which has 9 eBooks listed daily, some free and some deeply discounted. Today Sue Grafton's X was on sale for $1.99, and since I have read all the other books in this series I was happy to download it at that price. I have downloaded several free books through following this page....some I very much enjoyed, a few not so much, but the price was right so that I didn't feel bad if I didn't finish the book. I have discovered a few authors I like this way, and then of course I pay for some of their other books, which is the point.
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#2133069 - 06/05/17 04:40 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Hostage - W.E.B. Griffin/William BUtterworth
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#2133090 - 06/05/17 07:22 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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#2133109 - 06/05/17 08:12 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (again). I finished the series earlier this year and now seem to be reading it in reverse... smile
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#2133113 - 06/05/17 08:17 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) TMatt87
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Originally Posted By TMatt87
The Lost Order - Steve Berry


I love Steven Berry, didn't know he had a new one! have to go grab it...
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#2133132 - 06/05/17 09:22 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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#2133135 - 06/05/17 10:05 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) OldeTymeBanker
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Originally Posted By OldTymeBanker
I follow a Facebook page called OHFB, which has 9 eBooks listed daily, some free and some deeply discounted. Today Sue Grafton's X was on sale for $1.99, and since I have read all the other books in this series I was happy to download it at that price. I have downloaded several free books through following this page....some I very much enjoyed, a few not so much, but the price was right so that I didn't feel bad if I didn't finish the book. I have discovered a few authors I like this way, and then of course I pay for some of their other books, which is the point.


Thanks! I also get a daily deals email from Goodreads and one from BookBub. I currently have too many books in my TO READ stash, but they are good sources if you are looking for inexpensive ebooks. Goodreads will also send you a specific email if something on your TO READ list is discounted.
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#2133147 - 06/06/17 01:34 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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The American Spirit by David McCullough
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#2134275 - 06/14/17 03:07 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski
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#2134278 - 06/14/17 03:10 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Just finished Stillhouse Lake and really enjoyed it. Started reading The Windup Girl this morning.
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#2134290 - 06/14/17 03:23 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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The Mercy Street series by Mariah Stewart
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#2134314 - 06/14/17 04:02 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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I just finished the 2nd Myron Bolitar book. Thoroughly enjoyed the book. For once I was surprised when the killer/plot twist was finally revealed. It takes quite an author to do that. I'll read something different and then get the 3rd Bolitar book. Thanks again for the recommendation!

Also I read Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty (author of Big Little Lies.) At the end of the book I just couldn't figure out why the book was written. The "end" of the book was about 3/4 of the way through so the rest of it was a bit of a letdown. Has anyone read any of her other books? I'd like to read Big Little Lies but I loved the show and would hate for the book to fall short of expectations.

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#2134343 - 06/14/17 05:58 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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I wouldn't say that T,M,G was my favorite Moriarty book, but I have enjoyed a few of hers. I think my favorite may be The Husband's Secret, but I did also enjoy Big Little Lies. I have not watched the show, but it would have to have been altered in several ways since it takes place in Australia, and the actresses they cast also seemed a little off from the book. But I will keep in an open mind and eventually make time to watch it.
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#2134357 - 06/14/17 07:01 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) OldeTymeBanker
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Originally Posted By OldTymeBanker
I wouldn't say that T,M,G was my favorite Moriarty book, but I have enjoyed a few of hers. I think my favorite may be The Husband's Secret, but I did also enjoy Big Little Lies. I have not watched the show, but it would have to have been altered in several ways since it takes place in Australia, and the actresses they cast also seemed a little off from the book. But I will keep in an open mind and eventually make time to watch it.

I'll add that to my list. Thanks for the recommendation!

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#2134385 - 06/14/17 07:56 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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The Increments - David Ignatius
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#2134386 - 06/14/17 07:56 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Okie - glad you are enjoying them
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