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Suggested Reading

   MeiDei  Just finished reading "Lilac Girls" and all I can say is WOW ... well written & based on actual people, Caroline Ferriday & Herta Obenhauser as themselves; with aliases for the ladies of Ravensbruck. Drove me to do an internet search on the people, places & events. The author's notes at the end answered any questions i.e., real vs. fiction.
This one will stay with me for quite some time.
2 hours ago .

   Jerico  Has anyone read Lisa Scottoline? I found her awhile back and really enjoy her stuff.
18 hours ago .

   Gram77  Just finished At The Edge Of The Orchard. Either MeiDei or Storm has read this. Opinion please.
Yesterday at 10:12 EST .

   MeiDei  Haven't read this one Gram.
Yesterday at 18:36 EST .

   StormCnter  I've read it, Gram. I thought it was okay and I think the writer set up the ending for a sequel. What do you think?
17 hours ago .

   Gram77  Very well could be. I would love to see what Molly and Robert's lives would be, especially the 2 little girls. Love the Molly character.
14 hours ago .

   StormCnter  A much younger Ruta Lee would be a perfect Molly. And a much younger Sam Elliott for Robert. Alas, they're both too old now.
11 hours ago .

   Gram77  Oh, excellent!!
8 hours ago .

   MeiDei  For you Kindle users here's an offer for a free download straight from the author to me ...
Bruce Beckham has sent you a message on Goodreads!
Bruce Beckham said,

Hi - I noticed that you recently added my novel "Murder In School" to your to-read list.
I thought you might like to know the Kindle edition is FREE to download today, Sunday 1 May 2016. If you would like a copy, here is the link for

Please feel free to share this with your friends!

Best wishes,
Bruce Beckham
Edinburgh, Scotland

ps. Don’t worry that it says “Buy Now” – provided you can see $0.00 it is free.
Yesterday at 07:22 EST .

   MeiDei  Try this link - still free for Kindle
14 hours ago .

   FlatCityGirl  Did anyone ever read John D. McDonald?

I have decided to start reading the "color" books. I read all of them years ago --some of them more than once.

I downloaded The Deep Blue Goodbye yesterday and started reading it this afternoon. It's like an old friend has come for a visit.
Yesterday at 23:14 EST .

   StormCnter  Want an entertaining, fairly trashy, read? I'm almost finished with "Game of Crowns" by Christopher Andersen. Andersen has written several well-received books about celebrities and the royals. This one concerns the Queen, Camilla Parker-Bowles and Kate Middleton. It's packed with juicy tidbits: who knew that Prince Charles' valet even zips up Charles's trousers? Or that Queen Elizabeth enjoys watching late evening television with one particular servant? That Camilla underwent extensive remodeling (teeth, Botox, weight-loss program, wardrobe redo ) to make her more acceptable to the public? Or that Kate and Pippa Middleton were called the "Wisteria Sisters" by the British press because of their relentless and merciless "climbing"? I recommend the book. It's a big one, but is very fast reading.
Saturday at 05:34 EST .

   StormCnter  I should have added the Goodreads review (four stars ):
Yesterday at 06:36 EST .

   MeiDei  I mentioned below the book "The Collector of Dying Breaths" - one of those books you wonder what you were thinking about after you got it home. Turned out to be better than expected. If you read it (or not ), get curious about the prized ingredient of perfume (ambergris ) and do a full search on it - fascinating - especially of interest if you live near an ocean beach and like to walk the sands.
Friday at 23:43 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  I just finished Sandford's latest. Extreme Prey. It was very good.
April 29 at 16:35 EST .

   StormCnter  Any Richard Russo fans visiting this Wall? His "Empire Falls" won a Pulitzer and his "Nobody's Fool" was turned into a Paul Newman film. Russo has a sequel coming out in the summer, "Everybody's Fool". I'm looking forward to it. I liked "Nobody's Fool" much better than "Empire Falls".
April 29 at 09:13 EST .

   Gram77  I love books and will read most anything someone hands me. An author I can't remember seeing discussed here is Lisa Genova. I thought she would show up here after one of her books was made into a movie and also brought an Oscar to the actress who was the lead character. That book was Still Alice. Her other books are Love Anthony, Left Neglected, and my favorite Inside The O'Briens. I'm betting either or maybe both MeiDei and Storm may be familiar with this author. At the moment I am reading the Monuments Men. Found a copy at a thrift store for 50 cents.
April 28 at 17:58 EST .

   StormCnter  Gram, I"m pretty sure Mei has mentioned "Still Alice". I didn't read it because it sounded like a downer and I avoided the film for the same reason. Was it good?
April 29 at 05:48 EST .

   Gram77  I did not see the movie for the same reason you didn't. My father in his last few years was lost to us mentally so I knew about the heartache......didn't to watch it again.
April 29 at 06:05 EST .

   MeiDei  I didn't read it, nor would I want to see it, too heartbreaking as with Gram's experience. But I did do a quiz for the movie wall via Gram's post here about Genova & that is what you're probably remembering.
Friday at 18:22 EST .

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