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   Gram77  Not too long ago I was praising the work of Steve Hamilton and his book The Second Life of Nick Mason. Well, the follow up is out and it was one of the ones I picked up a few days ago. The title is Exit Strategy. If you want the full impact, read Second Life first. Anyway, just 28 pages in and you are off and running. It's a winner!
June 11 at 11:46 EST .

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   Gram77  Off to the book store tomorrow. Picking up Sanford's new book Golden Prey and a much lighter side of reading, Fast & Loose by Stewart Woods. I am considering Exit Strategy by Steve Hamilton and perhaps a new book and author, Breaking Blue by Egan. I literally slogged my way through Mr. Clarinet and needed a rest.
June 3 at 17:55 EST .

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   StormCnter  Not much is more fun than going to the bookstore, Gram. Enjoy.
June 4 at 05:36 EST .

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   Gram77  Hubby and I went to the book store and we came home with our wallet $85.00 lighter. And then......I have a library list too! Am I a reading hoarder? Yep.
June 5 at 07:19 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Jeez, Grams...you remind me of me!
June 10 at 04:55 EST .

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   Mike PHX  I finished "Shattered", which in the end was like today's news: Hillary, bitter and delusional, blaming everyone, but...well, you know. Now I'm reading "Nixon's White House Wars" by Pat Buchanan, but I'm finding it's a lot about...Pat Buchanan.
June 3 at 14:14 EST .

   3 people like this.



   StormCnter  I'm 1/3 into "Shattered". I love political analysis books and this one is a good 'un.
June 4 at 05:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  Finally finished "Shattered" and certainly enjoyed watching Hillary Clinton lose all over again.
June 10 at 05:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm almost finished with "Money, Murder, and Dominick Dunne" by Richard Hofler. I almost gave up on it after the first few chapters which seemed to focus too much on Dunne's sexual proclivities and those among the people he socialized with. However, I remembered that our Lucianne Goldberg was a good friend of "Nick" and was fond of him. She is mentioned several times in the book. If you Have read any of Dominick Dunne's books or his gossipy columns in Vanity Fair, you will enjoy this story of his life.
May 9 at 08:12 EST .

   3 people like this.




   StormCnter  Ok, I have a thriller to suggest. The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb. A woman gets a letter from the mother she thought had died 30 years ago and a letter from a lawyer telling her that her mother had died. When she goes to Grand Montauk Island to meet with the lawyer, she discovers a gorgeous mansion, millions of dollars and a story involving ghosts. It's a good one.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6715880-the-tale-of-halcy
on-crane
May 4 at 16:35 EST .

   3 people like this.




   StormCnter  I am finishing up Sally Bedell Smith's biography of "Prince Charles". It's a winner. Next will be "Shattered", the new book about the Clinton campaign and loss.
May 2 at 14:41 EST .

   3 people like this.



   Gram77  Storm, I am 3/4 through Mr. Clarinet and even though I read lots of different topics and new authors, this book is every different from those I have read in the past. Haiti has quite a history and it is worked into the fictional portion of this book. At times it is difficult to read but I am determined to get to the end and see if Mike Mingas solves what he has been hired to do.
May 3 at 10:55 EST .

  3 people like this.





   Clipped wings  I have a frustration to share. Most of you appear to only be into printed books and have easy access to them. We don't have a good library close by and we can't afford buying books, even cheap ones. We have run out of room to store the ones we still have. Over the past few years I have become addicted to finding and reading or rejecting free books on Amazon. We have a prime membership since we shop there so much. Until recently the Kindle Unlimited books were free to Prime members. No longer! Most of the listings in the daily alerts don't show which are Kindle or Kindle Unlimited until you bring them up. It's harder to find some of the "gems" on Prime Reading. I just can't afford to pay the extra $10 a month to get Kindle Unlimited. Cheapskate me. Has anyone else dealt with this or am I alone here? I have found some interesting books, series and authors by sifting through the freebies. It's also easy to discard a book if it is poorly written/edited without feeling guilty about waste.
April 28 at 12:33 EST .

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   Clipped wings  I meant to say that my comment may not apply to those of you buying the print books, that it might not be of interest. Glad you can continue to shop and enjoy the books.
April 28 at 12:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  CW, I am sympathetic. What a box to be in, no good library near by and diminishing access to the E-books you have enjoyed. I've never tried a Kindle or a Nook, although those who have done so seem to really enjoy them. Anyone got a suggestion for Clipped Wings? Maybe a Share program with friends?

I found a couple of links for you to explore:
https://www.free-ebooks.net/
http://landers.bookbub.com/covers/?sourc
e=ga_general-head_freeebooks_exact&gclid
=CNiem5TuydMCFUq5wAoddfoA1w

http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks
April 29 at 10:09 EST .

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   Clipped wings  Thanks for the info Storm. I found one source I hadn't seen before, but had or have the others. I really shouldn't complain since I do have access to so many titles and I can still read. By the way, as your eyesight changes with age, the reading on a device is easier since you can adjust the font size to your liking.
April 29 at 12:16 EST .

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   StormCnter  My new shipment of books came in and my husband opted to read "Shattered". So, I am about 1/3 into a novel I had looked forward to: "Pachinko", by Min Jin Lee. I have always enjoyed books, fiction and non, about the lives of people in other countries, particularly India and China. This one is a really good one.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29983711-pachinko
April 23 at 09:15 EST .

   4 people like this.



   Gram77  Checked out Pachinko. Think this one will go on my to read list.
April 24 at 06:04 EST .

  3 people like this.



   StormCnter  I'm halfway through, Gram, and it's an interesting story.
April 25 at 05:21 EST .

  3 people like this.





   Gram77  Just started Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone. Gonna be a good one!
April 13 at 06:51 EST .

   4 people like this.



   StormCnter  I looked up a review of it, Gram. I agree. It should be a good one.
April 13 at 11:39 EST .

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   Gram77  Thanks to books and cross stitch and an all around great personality I have found a new friend. Recently she shared a book with me called A Man Called Ove. It's getting good reviews and looks like something I should be my next read. Any one else read this?
April 2 at 07:24 EST .

   3 people like this.



   StormCnter  Gram, I loved A Man Called Ove and have recommended it to many. The writer has a couple of additional books out, too, and they are kind of fun.
April 2 at 09:16 EST .

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   Gram77  I am barely into A Man Called Ove and it is like reading a story about my mom. Everything, every neighbor, car, cat, dog, etc. was her personal worry and up for inspection. It is going to be a really neat read and is going to bring back memories.
April 3 at 12:04 EST .

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   StormCnter  I have commented before that I am usually skeptical about new books written by really prolific authors, thinking no writer has that many good books in him or her. Stephen King and Larry McMurtry occasionally turn out a gem, but beware. My exception is C.J. Box. I always pick up his books as they come out and I am never disappointed, although some are more memorable than others. His Joe Pickett series is very entertaining (Pickett is a Wyoming Game Warden ), but Box has written stand-alone fiction, too. I particularly remember "Three Weeks to Say Goodbye" about an adoptive couple who get a devastating phone call from the adoption agency nine months after they brought their baby home. It's a nail-biter and a Kleenex shredder. Check out C. J. Box's books.
http://cjboxbooklist.com/c-j-box-books-in-order/
March 29 at 07:25 EST .

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   Gram77  Interesting. Whenever I am either at the book store or the library, I admit that I walk by this author. Thanks to you I believe this author bears checking into. Thanks!
March 29 at 07:41 EST .

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