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   Gram77  Forget my list of "want to read". Just happened to find the next one for sure! The title is The Alphabet House by Adler-Olsen (can't remember the first name ). Good reviews and a good summary on Amazon. Check it out.
March 28 at 12:52 EST .

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   Balogreene  I have liked Adler-Olsen in the past.
Yesterday at 20:50 EST .

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   Gram77  I recently said that I had started The Girl On The Train. It is full of surprises that you don't see coming. Glad I picked it up.
March 24 at 07:44 EST .

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   Gram77  I'm back, again about The Girl On The Train........what an ending!!
March 28 at 10:19 EST .

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   MeiDei  Picked up 4 books @ Family Dollar yesterday, 3 of which have very positive reviews: The Death of Sweet Mister, An Uncommon Education & In The Company of Angels. The 4th book is The History of Costaguana. Has anyone read any of these?
March 11 at 15:23 EST .

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   Gram77  Interesting, didn't know there were books at Family Dollar. I just started a new book entitled The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. It's getting good reviews even on Amazon. When I am drawn in with the first chapter I sold!
March 12 at 15:28 EST .


   MeiDei  Sorry - it's Dollar Tree that has the books not Family Dollar, I get the two mixed up. Will try to remember - books are made of paper, paper comes from trees = Dollar Tree.
March 12 at 17:14 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, that book is on my order list. It's getting a lot of attention. I just finished a real thriller, "I Am Pilgrim" by Terry Hayes. The story is about a retired super secret espionage expert having to come back to help locate and stop a Middle Eastern terrorist from unloading an engineered virus on America. There is no protective vaccine against the virus. It's a can't-set-it-down book.
March 20 at 05:44 EST .

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   Gram77  Yet another book to go on my list. I'll have to live to at least 100 to get everything read!
March 21 at 09:49 EST .

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   MeiDei  I didn't know there was a word for this, did you?
   March 9 at 23:20 EST .

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   Gram77  I was just on the movie site when an author's name popped up; J.R, Lansdale. I checked him out and his books really sound like they are well worth reading. Has anyone here read his works? What's your opinion? I've got my eye on The Thicket.
   February 28 at 09:03 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gran, I'm a big Lansdale fan and have read all his books. They're quick reading, entertaining and not great literature, but you'll enjoy them.
March 20 at 05:45 EST .

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   M-79  The last book I read was "A Higher Call" by Adam Makos and Larry Alexander. Couldn't put it down. World War II, it was written from the point of view of a Nazi fighter pilot and a US Bomber pilot. A true story and riveting. It would make a fantastic movie also.
February 24 at 16:37 EST .

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   Balogreene  I just got it on Audible Books. Thanks for the recommendation.
February 25 at 21:51 EST .

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   M-79  As cold as it has been lately it is impossible to get outside so I decided to read a "classic." Ben Hur by Lew Wallace (Union General in the Civil War ). What a fascinating story. At one time this book was required reading in High School and every home in America owned a copy. I would recommend this book to anyone from age 13 on up.
February 24 at 16:27 EST .

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   Balogreene  Lew Wallace was also Governor of New Mexico, and tried to arrange for Billy the Kid to not be charged with any crimes, if he testified in a murder trial. Billy testified, the powers-that-be in the County revoked the clemency.
February 28 at 15:30 EST .

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   Gram77  This is both reading and movies. I read Left Unattended by Lisa Genova. Her second book is on the screen now; Still Alice. Has anyone read either of these and has anyone seen Still Alice? I've read Left Unattended and liked it.
February 5 at 20:51 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, I've read neither of those books, but I have "Still Alice" on my to-buy list.
February 22 at 08:48 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm reading "Us", by David Nicholls. It's about a man trying to hold his marriage together and work on his fragile relationship with his teenaged son while on a trip to Europe. The writer drops in laugh-out-loud descriptions and characterizations. I like to check out potential book purchases at Good Reads.
February 22 at 08:52 EST .

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   Gram77  Storm, try Left Unattended first. It really shows of the writer's talent. Now US is on my mile long list of things to read. Thanks.
February 22 at 13:43 EST .

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   Balogreene  I have wildly eclectic tastes. On Audible lately I have been listening to a series by Mark Hodder (actually, I had three of his books, and recently found the last two in the series ). The series I am reading begins with "The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack". They call this genre "steampunk". Many of the characters are historical, Sir Richard Burton (not the actor ), Algernon Swinburne, Stanley and Livingstone, Bram Stoker, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, etc. But, it is "science fiction", there is time-travel, alternate realities, strange "machines".

It is hard to explain, but, from Wikipedia "Steampunk began as a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy literature, but has developed in recent years to become a craft and lifestyle movement that commonly features some aspect of steam-powered machinery." In Tulsa, my sister has found steampunk jewelry for me, made from old watches and clocks.

Mark Hodder's books display a wonderful imagination, tell wonderful stories, and are highly entertaining (I don't read, I listen to an actor read them ). I don't often like science fiction (except H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, etc. ) but, I love these.
February 4 at 18:14 EST .

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   StormCnter  Y'all are mentioning substantial books and my suggested fiction isn't going to educate anyone, but might provide some winter's distractions.

I began Matthew Thomas's "We Are Not Ourselves" with high expectations, felt a bit bogged down halfway through, but ended the book feeling grateful I had run across it. It follows an Irish-American family in Queens, NY, love and life and caring and, eventually dealing with a loved one's Alzheimer's. I highly recommend it.

Malcolm Brooks' "Painted Horses". I looked forward to this one because it's a western setting , ranchers, a planned dam where American Indians held sacred ceremonies, greedy developers, a handsome cowboy and a naive young female archaeologist. I was disappointed.

"The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty. I loved it, start to finish. It's set in Australia and follows three interlocking stories. I had read her ""What Alice Forgot" and liked that one a lot. I'm going to look up her other two books.

Now, I'm starting "GI Brides" by Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi. Non-fiction, following four women who left their British homes to come to America for a new life. It's an international best-seller.
February 4 at 16:42 EST .

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   Balogreene  Storm, this thing about the periodic table of the elements is something that just came up. My boss would be the world's best teacher. He has two degrees in Chemistry (and one in business ). He has explained these marvelous tables to me. It's the story of how the scientists noticed the relationship between two elements, and realized they were only one element apart. Thus they discovered a new element.

But, I love history, read a lot of it, had a marvelous Latin teacher in high-school, and read that, and a terrific Lit teacher, so love some of that. Other than that, I read David Baldacci, Clive Cussler, Vince Flynn, the Daniel Alon series, Georgette Heyer, Preston and Childs, WEB Griffin, Lots of fiction.
February 4 at 17:57 EST .

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   Balogreene  P.S. Two out of three of those sound wonderful.
February 4 at 18:00 EST .

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   Gram77  Boy, Storm, an interesting list of reading material. I've got 2 written down.
February 5 at 09:26 EST .

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