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   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?
7 hours ago .




   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.
Yesterday at 13:23 EST .



   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.
7 hours ago .




   StormCnter  I'm not a big fan of sci-fi, but occasionally a book surprises me (The Martian ). Now, I have begun Peter Heller's "The Dog Stars" which was a big seller in 2012. I'm hooked, 75 pages in. The writer's style takes a bit of getting used to, but the story is a good one. A flu pandemic has wiped out most of civilization and for some reason I haven't yet read about, a great deal of fish and wildlife is also gone. One man with a plane has lost everything and is living with a fellow survivor whom he neither likes nor trusts. Has anyone else read it?
June 20 at 07:32 EST .

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   StormCnter  I finished this book a couple of days ago and really liked it. The author doesn't use quotation marks and some of the sentences drift off as your thoughts would do. It takes some adjusting to, but I'm recommending this book to my son-in-law. He'll love it.
Thursday at 05:32 EST .


   Gram77  Storm, it you recommend this book then I must put it on the library list. Thanks.
Thursday at 06:48 EST .


   Gram77  Question, Storm.......have you read anything by David Sedaris?
Thursday at 07:14 EST .


   StormCnter  Gram, I have tried. I read "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" and thought it was okay. His books are collections of essays or short stories and those are not my favored genres. But why do you ask? Do you enjoy his works or are you curious about them.
Thursday at 08:23 EST .


   Gram77  I was on a site this AM called Gallycat and his books were highly recommended but when I read what and how he writes a book I was sort of put off. I figured given how much you read you just might have read something of his and would have an opinion. Think I might move on since I have a list of books that run out my front door and rests in the yard. : )
Thursday at 10:31 EST .


   StormCnter  Wise decision, my dear!
Thursday at 13:56 EST .




   StormCnter  On my last visit to the bookstore, I picked up a just published novel that intrigued me. "The Night She Won Miss America", Michael Callahan. I wasn't expecting much from it, but the cover blurb said it was loosely based on a true story. A brand new Miss America from the late forties runs away. I admit the first third of the book left me fairly disappointed, but it picks up and by the last third, there is a fair bit of terror woven into the tale. It's a pretty good summer read.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30971722-the-night-she-w
on-miss-america?from_search=true
June 12 at 16:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  The real vanishing Miss America was crowned in 1937.
June 12 at 16:38 EST .

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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 .

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   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 .

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   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 .

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   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 .

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   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 .

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