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#2141859 - 08/14/17 02:16 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Happy - I used to love to read John Grisham, but not any longer. I started reading 'The Litigator' and had to stop,. I just couldn't get into it.
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#2141885 - 08/14/17 04:06 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) CompliantOkie
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Okie, I enjoyed In the Woods, and also read a couple of the sequels. Much like the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo I enjoy the complexity of her characters.
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#2142957 - 08/21/17 09:08 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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The Plantagenets by Dan Jones - it's definitely an intense retelling of the ebb and flow of a major empire in world history, and Jones has a way of writing about past figures and events that, despite knowing how history played out, leaves you turning pages as quickly as you can.


Either that or I'm just a nerd for British history and the way that authors like Jones write narrative history. smile
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#2143526 - 08/24/17 07:30 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Would like to know if any of you have read Edward Rutherfurd's books? I picked one up recently and won't get to it for awhile, but I don't know anyone who has read them.

Just finished The Lilac Girls last night, just in time for book club meeting on Saturday. A lot of research went into that story, and it is interesting that there are actual people from history who are main characters in the book, in addition to the fictional ones.
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#2145597 - 09/11/17 08:53 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Fans of Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series - have you read the Soulwood series? 2 books out now, a 3rd coming in December. I am really liking them. They're a bit darker than Jane's books but the story is really good.
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#2145605 - 09/11/17 09:28 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
Spy - Ted Bell, an Alex Hawke novel...pretty decent, if you can get past the British slang and syntax
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#2145980 - 09/14/17 04:11 AM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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It by Stephen King.
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#2145991 - 09/14/17 12:14 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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One of my favorites, Dazed - and my son's too.
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#2147513 - 09/25/17 11:52 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Finishing up Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach for book club.

We also read No Excuses by Gloria Feldt for our executive book club at work. That was a lot of pages to make a few points, in my opinion.
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#2147702 - 09/27/17 02:15 AM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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#2147730 - 09/27/17 01:07 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
Warrior - Ted Bell (an Alex Hawke novel). I'm really enjoying his novels
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#2148747 - 10/04/17 09:48 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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I just finished (non-fiction) Killers of the Flower Moon; The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. It chronicles a series of murders of members of the Osage Indian tribe in Oklahoma in the early 1900's . They were, at the time, the richest people per capita in the world as they retained the mineral rights on some particularly oil rich land. My husband is Osage so it was especially interesting. If you like history, it's a good one.

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#2148750 - 10/04/17 10:00 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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I just read Deception Point by Dan Brown. It's one of his earlier books, and I didn't think it was as good as his more recent stuff. A little like a Tom Clancy wannabe. But it's a decent light read and the plot kept me up late at night reading. I zipped through it in 3 evenings.
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#2148869 - 10/05/17 06:46 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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An older book "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett. The version that I read included a preface from the author that describes how the book became his most popular book via word of mouth after everyone was dubious about him publishing a book in a new genre.
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#2149029 - 10/06/17 03:29 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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I just bought the 3rd in that Pillars of the Earth series " A Column of Fire" but haven't started it yet. May have to re-read the 1st two....
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#2149034 - 10/06/17 03:41 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) CompliantOkie
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Originally Posted By CompliantOkie
I just finished (non-fiction) Killers of the Flower Moon; The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. It chronicles a series of murders of members of the Osage Indian tribe in Oklahoma in the early 1900's . They were, at the time, the richest people per capita in the world as they retained the mineral rights on some particularly oil rich land. My husband is Osage so it was especially interesting. If you like history, it's a good one.


This sounds like one for me! Thanks, CO.

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#2149059 - 10/06/17 05:48 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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I'm finally reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. October seemed like a good month to read it!

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#2149268 - 10/10/17 04:41 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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On vacation I read Fly Away by Kristin Hannah, which is a sequel to Firefly Lane, which I loved. And in general I very much like her work, but this book felt off. Especially after reading Winter Garden and The Nightingale. This book almost felt like she skectched out a plot and someone else wrote the book. Very disappointing.
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#2149318 - 10/10/17 07:58 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
the various Jack McClure novels, in order, by Eric van Lustbader...good stuff so far, on book 3...I'm sure it has a title...
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#2150407 - 10/18/17 11:03 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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Holy cow...reading The Circle by Dave Eggers for book club. Only about 1/3 way through, but it is a mind trip.
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#2151079 - 10/25/17 02:45 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) NorthSouth
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Those books are amazing. My personal favorite is the 4th, Wizard and Glass. Such an amazing read and really explains much of Roland's manner.

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#2151254 - 10/26/17 03:28 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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I am very excited to pick up my signed copy of Joe Hill's Strange Weather at my local independent bookstore tonight! Perfect time to read some horror stories!

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#2153502 - 11/14/17 06:39 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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I just finished reading "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson. The only knowledge I had of the story was from Bugs Bunny or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Outside of the 19th century English used in the book it was really interesting! Bugs Bunny didn't have it all right, if you can believe it. laugh
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#2153515 - 11/14/17 07:21 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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I finished reading The Handmaid's Tale a few days ago. I can't believe I'm saying this, but the Hulu series is better. I'm kinda wishing I hadn't coughed up $2.99 for the Kindle version.
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#2153527 - 11/14/17 07:35 PM Re: What are you reading (2017) Elwood P. Dowd
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I read The Handmaid's Tale when it first came out, and I honestly wasn't impressed.

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