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   StormCnter  Ok, what is everyone reading? I am halfway through "Spoonbenders", which is touched on farther down the page. It's a good one. I'm enjoying it.
August 6 at 14:57 EST .

   8 people like this.



   Gram77  Oh boy, Storm, I mentioned this to you! Monday will be a trip to the library. Hope they have it. While I'm here, I just finished The Stranger In The Woods by Michael Finkel. This is a great story and incidentally true. Many of the thoughts the hermit (a title the hermit did not like ) shares, especially about certain authors really touched me deeply. I found his life very touching and yet sad. Give it a try.
August 6 at 16:01 EST .

  6 people like this.





   Gram77  Finishing up 3 Weeks To Say Goodbye by C.J. Box. Think Storm recommended this book. Pretty good too. Then went to the library today and picked up The Stranger In The Woods by Michael Finkel. Great reviews for this one. Then another one is Outfoxed by David Rosenfelt. This author rescues Golden Retrievers and well known for this. Check'em out Storm.
August 1 at 19:12 EST .

   4 people like this.



   Gram77  Oh, forgot to mention that I am on a waiting list for The Glass Castle. The oldest daughter of this really "different" family has been on TV and has written the memoirs of growing up in the truly chaotic family. Reviews for this one are quite good.
August 1 at 19:16 EST .

  4 people like this.



   StormCnter  "The Glass Castle" is a good one. Gram, did you read "The Tumbling Turner Sisters"? You had mentioned it, so I bought it and enjoyed it.
August 2 at 05:54 EST .

  4 people like this.



   StormCnter  I'm reading "The Marriage Pact", sort of a "The Firm" with Leah Remini telling the reader about it. [grin]
August 2 at 05:56 EST .

  4 people like this.



   Gram77  Yes, I read The Tumbling Turner Sisters. Accurate history of vaudeville. Sometimes funny, sometimes not. Glad you liked it.
August 2 at 06:43 EST .

  5 people like this.





   Mike PHX  "Haywire", Brooke Hayward.
I read something about something else and there was a reference to this so I bought it. Not my usual, but I'm still turning pages.
July 24 at 09:59 EST .

   8 people like this.



   StormCnter  Mike, I read that book years ago and it stuck with me. It's a good one.
July 24 at 16:14 EST .

  8 people like this.





   Gram77  Good morning Storm. Just ran across a book that Amazon is recommending for July. The review is most interesting. Check it out.....Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory.
July 22 at 08:19 EST .

   7 people like this.



   StormCnter  Thanks for the tip, Gram. I looked it up and have put it on my list. In my experience, Knopf doesn't publish time-wasters. I also saw "When the English Fall" by David Williams which looks pretty good, too. A Post-Apocalyptic story.
July 22 at 14:44 EST .

  10 people like this.



   Gram77  Another book for my mile long list.
July 25 at 07:47 EST .

  9 people like this.



   MeiDei  Spoonbenders was recently previewed on the on-line bookclub, it also got good reviews on Goodreads.
July 26 at 19:13 EST .

  8 people like this.





   Gram77  This is for Storm. This is only an old lady's opinion, however, I am finished with Camino Island and am a bit disappointed. For me, the plot was a good one but I thought it bogged down a bit as the story continued. With Grishim, I think his books are either page turners or they are not. Can't decide if I will read The Whistler. I'll pick it up at the library if I do. Right now I am reading James Grippando's new book Most Dangerous Place.
July 20 at 07:56 EST .

   5 people like this.



   StormCnter  Thanks, Gram. John Grisham is a talented writer and has proven it over and over. But with many good, talented writers, there are too many over and overs. Mr. Grisham has certainly provided readers with a mountain of entertainment over the years, however.
July 21 at 12:40 EST .

  9 people like this.





   StormCnter  I know we discussed Fredrik Backman's "A Man Called Ove" in the past. I have recommended that short, sweet little book to so many people. I have also read Backman's later books and liked them, some more than others. But, I am here to talk about the latest "Beartown". It's an odd book, much longer than his others and it takes about 1/3 into it before it really gets interesting. Not to worry, Backman is simply familiarizing you with his many character. Then the story turns dark and riveting. A small town, somewhere in the far north where everyone is involved in ice hockey, some scarily so. Serious things happen to 15 year olds and I came to care about them all.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33413128-beartown?from_s
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July 12 at 13:35 EST .

   6 people like this.




   Gram77  A friend just loaned me a copy of Camino Island and it hit the ground running. Any one read it yet?
July 7 at 10:43 EST .

   9 people like this.



   StormCnter  It's gotten good reviews, Gram. I'll be interested in your opinion when you finish it.
July 11 at 13:36 EST .

  6 people like this.





   Jerico  Does anyone read Dean Koontz? I stopped reading Stephen King years ago when I discovered him.
July 4 at 19:43 EST .

   7 people like this.



   StormCnter  I have read some of Koontz's work over the years, Jerico. And I've read Stephen King off and on over the years. Some of his stuff is riveting and some is a time-waster (King's ).
July 6 at 12:42 EST .

  7 people like this.



   MeiDei  Ditto the above; I stopped reading Koontz after discussing one of his books with a friend. I wondered aloud what kind of a mind thinks of these things & that did it for me.
July 8 at 18:32 EST .

  11 people like this.





   Gram77  A friend just gave me a Nora Roberts book. Compared to what I read this author is for lack of a better word, a "soft" writer. A lot of her books are always set in a ranch setting and sort of predictable. Any one else have opinions? Maybe I am too critical.
July 4 at 13:53 EST .

   9 people like this.



   MeiDei  I find her and Danielle Steele one-sided & predictable - as with most "romance" writers same story, different names and locations ... I pass.
July 4 at 17:38 EST .

  11 people like this.



   Jerico  I read then on occasion for just that reason-I also revisit Nancy Drew books from my childhood!
July 4 at 19:38 EST .

  14 people like this.



   Escaped commieny  I enjoy Nora Roberts, Hot Rocks, Hot Ice, the Pagan Trilogy, nothing soft about them. Try her futuristic series written as J.D.Robb, I have an entire shelf of her books, only a few cowboy titles. She is very versatile, should be worth a second look
July 7 at 07:08 EST .

  12 people like this.



   Escaped commieny  PS: Hot Rocks (diamonds )present time mystery by Nora then the sequel in 2059 Big Jack, written by JD Robb.
July 7 at 07:20 EST .

  7 people like this.



   Gram77  Show you how much I know. Had no idea she wrote as J D Robb.
July 8 at 19:08 EST .

  12 people like this.



   Escaped commieny  Gram, you may not like the JD Robb series, it concerns an abused child that becomes a Cop and her husband, Rouke, who is everyones
dream guy, but the murders that she investigates can turn your stomach. Other than the 'In Death Series" would be more to your liking. I used to take out over 20 Library books when I was riding with DH. Only some made it to my 'must have' buy shelf. The characters in 2059 are a riot, but I am afraid some of the plots around her investigations might be more than you want to subject yourself to.
July 9 at 14:59 EST .

  12 people like this.





   StormCnter  I was trying to read Richard Ford's "The Sportswriter", but after 65 pages, I gave up. Now, I've started "The Good Thief" by Hannah Tinti, which looks to be an engrossing story. Anyone else read it?
June 24 at 09:25 EST .

   4 people like this.




   Gram77  Just got back from the library. Brought home The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay (this one is for you Storm ) and the other is a SciFi which is a rare choice for me but I'm curious. That title is The Hatching by Boone. He just recently had the follow up come out titled Skitter.
June 23 at 13:23 EST .

   6 people like this.



   StormCnter  I looked up the Tumbling Turner Sisters at Goodreads and it's now on my order list. I thank you, Gram. It sounds like a good one.
June 24 at 09:21 EST .

  8 people like this.



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