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#2179463 - 05/23/18 08:12 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) RR Joker
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Originally Posted By RR Joker
Well, that will likely be my next click to download smile

Thanks!

ETA: Well, let me retract that...I apparently have missed the two BEFORE that one! shocked! And it also appears I missed one WAY back in the series as well. Oops!


You definitely have to go back and read those before you start Dark Queen!! In fact, I went back myself and checked that I hadn't missed one because there's stuff referenced in Dark Queen that I didn't remember from the prior book. It may also be worth reading the short stories if you haven't already, I think there's at least one reference to something from one of those.
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#2179551 - 05/24/18 01:29 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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I think I've read the shorts. But it's been quite awhile since I've read a Jane book in general, references may not click with me anyway. shocked I will definitely be reading the two before first though...I didn't mean to miss the one early on. Maybe it's just time for a re-read!
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#2179565 - 05/24/18 02:20 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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There you go!!
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#2179566 - 05/24/18 02:21 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Joker, have you read her Soulwood series? Tangential to Jane but I like them even better. There's only 3 so far, hopefully there will be many more.
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#2179587 - 05/24/18 03:36 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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There's references in Dark Queen to some of the things happening with Rick and Soul in the Soulwood books, too.
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#2179594 - 05/24/18 03:46 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) E.E.G.B
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Originally Posted By E.E.G.B
Joker, have you read her Soulwood series? Tangential to Jane but I like them even better. There's only 3 so far, hopefully there will be many more.


Yes, I have, but appears only 2 of them. Blood of the Earth and Curse on the Land
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#2182112 - 06/18/18 05:22 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Happy -- I was wondering if you were watching Safe on Netflix? It was written by Harlan Coben though it is not a Myron Bolitar series show. I'm 3 episodes in so far and am really enjoying it.

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#2182206 - 06/18/18 10:46 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Just started High Dive by Jonathan Lee. I picked this up in a cute bookstore in downtown St. Paul, and the only reason I bought it was the employee's recommendation on the shelf. I don't remember exactly what he said, but it got me to buy the book.
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#2182257 - 06/19/18 02:17 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) CompliantOkie
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Originally Posted By CompliantOkie
Happy -- I was wondering if you were watching Safe on Netflix? It was written by Harlan Coben though it is not a Myron Bolitar series show. I'm 3 episodes in so far and am really enjoying it.
i may be the last person in America who does not watch anything on netflix, hulu, amazon, flix, hbo, showtime, etc...i have no patience for weekly series, so i no longer bother with them
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#2182259 - 06/19/18 02:18 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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The Lost Order, Steve Berry...another in the Cotton Malone line of books
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#2183803 - 07/02/18 04:05 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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I belong to a book club through our local library, and I downloaded the book they have us reading for this month, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. First of all, I wouldn't really call this a book....it's more like angsty journal entries. I see it has a 78% Five Star rating on Amazon, but of the other 22% the people who didn't like it really hated it. I think I have to put myself in that category.
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#2186187 - 07/19/18 10:06 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani.

I started The Outsider by Stephen King, but it really didn't feel like a summer book, so I have put it aside to pick up again in the fall.
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#2186218 - 07/20/18 01:47 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Skittles
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Originally Posted By Skittles
Slightly off topic - is anyone watching 'The Terror' based on the Dan Simmons book? My husband tried reading the book but couldn't get through it, but we're watching the mini-series now.



I just finished reading The Terror. I enjoyed it! Totally different from my usual fare, and it took a little while to really get going, but I definitely don't regret the $1.99 Kindle daily deal price. smile
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#2188772 - 08/10/18 07:17 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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The Widow by Fiona Barton.
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#2188783 - 08/10/18 07:51 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) OldeTymeBanker
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Originally Posted By OldTymeBanker
Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani.

I started The Outsider by Stephen King, but it really didn't feel like a summer book, so I have put it aside to pick up again in the fall.


I just finished it today. Not my favorite of his but it was a good story.
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#2189783 - 08/20/18 05:43 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
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#2192777 - 09/17/18 05:08 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Any one read "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI"? I'm just downloading it after I've heard it recommended by multiple people. From Amazon:

"In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating."
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#2192779 - 09/17/18 05:11 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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HRH - my husband read that at my son's recommendation. And I believe he would agree with your assessment.
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#2192791 - 09/17/18 05:55 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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The Eighth Day - John Case
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#2192802 - 09/17/18 06:46 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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HRH Okie -
I downloaded and read the book about a year ago. My husband is Osage so it was particularly interesting to me. It's not what I expected. The format of the book didn't lend itself to audio. I bet reading it would be much more enjoyable. It's a great story though horribly sad for the tribe. Not to go into too much detail but the oil royalties are still very contentious and the effects from the events in the book are still felt. It's fascinating. I believe the Osage are one of the few tribes to retain their mineral rights to this day.

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#2192888 - 09/18/18 12:38 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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#2192892 - 09/18/18 01:16 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith. Based in Soviet Russia … it is disturbingly reminiscent of 1984 in spots.
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#2192919 - 09/18/18 03:13 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Magic Triumphs / Ilona Andrews and League of Dragons / Naomi Novik
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#2192974 - 09/18/18 06:42 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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Don Quixote on Audible.
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#2194438 - 10/02/18 03:52 PM Re: What are you reading? (2018) Q
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I read The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling on vacation. I later read that a TV series production had been done of it and they changed the ending because it was too gruesome. I agree!

Also read The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which has a much nicer ending.
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