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   Grahamcracker  For all you Lisa Scottoline fans, Damaged, her new book is very good.
I just finished a delightful history/cookbook, The Book of Lost Recipes by Jaya Saxena. It's a compilation of recipes from iconic closed restaurants. It's such a fun read.
Has anyone read John Dickerson's Whistlestop? I tried. The editing is non-existent. I thought I was being picky until I read the reviews on Amazon. Those who didn't like it were as turned off as I was by the obvious errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. There were sentences that made no sense at all. I returned it to the library after plowing through 2 chapters.
September 21 at 14:23 EST .

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   StormCnter  I agree about bad editing distracting from the enjoyment of any book.
September 22 at 16:06 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, I am just finishing up Elizabeth Letts' "The Perfect Horse" that you recommended. I agree with you, it's a tense, gripping story and I had never heard of the effort to save those irreplaceable animals. Any tale containing both General George S. Patton and the royal family of Yugoslavia should interest every reader.
September 21 at 05:19 EST .

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   StormCnter  One tiny quibble about this book and it's not limited to this one. I find it way too often and maybe this comment belongs on the Pet Peeve wall. Sloppy editing drives me crazy and it shows up too often in books. In this one, a major character, a military man named Quinlivan is variously referred to as Captain, Major and Lieutenant. At first I thought there were promotions that I had missed, but no. In one chapter he is a Captain, in a following chapter he is Lt. Quinlivan and in other chapters he can be either, or once he is a Major. Gram, did you notice this?
September 22 at 08:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  I just finished reading "Flight of Dreams" - a novel about the last flight of the Hindenburg. The 1st 2 chapters did not draw me in but hen it did - drawing me in with each chapter dedicated to a particular person. You know how it ends except for the personal experiences. A book I didn't want to end so it was read vitamin-style - 1 small accounting a day [with a cheat here and there]. Do read, especially author's notes at end. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25614670-flight-of-dreams
September 14 at 17:51 EST .

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   StormCnter  Any Ivan Doig fans in this group? I've read several of his books, they are all quiet stories with soft, subtle humor dropped in here and there and are about people the reader can identify with. They are mostly based in Montana ranch country. I'm halfway through Mr. Doig's final book, "Last Bus to Wisdom". Probably "This House of Sky" or "Ride With Me, Mariah Montana" are his best known books. Ivan Doig died in 2015.
September 14 at 05:20 EST .

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   Gram77  I log everything I read and today I was finally tossing out some of the old logs. I ran across a marvelous book that really moved me me. The book is The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein. It is one of the rare few I would read again. I looked at this book in the store for a very long time and finally I got it at the library and wondered why I had walked away so many times. It is a beautiful and tragic love story and a dog that is a wonder. I promise whomever decides to read this will not be sorry.
September 7 at 21:06 EST .

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   StormCnter  I loved that book, too, and when my granddaughters and I were packing boxes to send to the troops in the Middle East, this was one of the paperbacks we tucked in.
September 8 at 05:32 EST .

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   StormCnter  Has anyone read "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George? It was a huge bestseller overseas and gets great reviews. I've read five pages and I am hooked.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23278537-the-little-pari
s-bookshop?from_search=true


Gram, based on your tip, I have ordered "The Perfect Horse".
September 7 at 14:33 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh good, I'm a week away from a long awaited vacation so don't plan to get into any new books. Will be too busy with grandkids.
September 7 at 16:52 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm just finishing up "You Will Know Me", by Megan Abbott. It's fiction, but much of the story exposes abuses we knew existed in fiercely competitive gymnastics programs. The story is riveting.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25251757-you-will-know-m
e?from_search=true
September 7 at 06:16 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh boy, another book to add to my list. At my age I will never get everything read. I sincerely hope there are libraries in Heaven.
September 7 at 13:45 EST .

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   Gram77  I am always looking for off the beaten track books. I was on the site Bookreporter today and found a book I MUST get. The title is The Perfect Horse by E. Letts. There is an excellent review on Bookreporter. All I'm saying is that this is a true story. Now all you avid readers have to look it up. : )
September 3 at 16:41 EST .

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   StormCnter  I did look it up, Gram, and I will put it on my list. I read Letts' "The Eighty-Dollar Champion" and enjoyed it a lot. I sent it to my son-in-law who still talks about it.
September 5 at 05:20 EST .

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   Gram77  Just finished Long Man and really liked it. Attention all readers.......give it a try! I am now into a book by Ian Mc Guire entitled The North Water. It's about the difficult days of whaling but not the normal rather common story line. The whalers are a very interesting bunch, especially the surgeon on the ship and a captain who is never wrong. May as well read because if I go outside I will get either blown or washed away!
September 1 at 15:12 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I have been doing LOTS of reading. I haunt the thrift stores for books and a friend brings me lots of books to read and return.
Jeffery Deaver
Lee Child
Patterson
John Sandford
Patricia Cornwell
Eric Van Lustbader
Clive Cussler
John Grisham
August 29 at 09:42 EST .

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   MeiDei  Eric's last name is interesting = Bader is German for bathhouse owner - OooWeee. I'll behave myself now.
September 1 at 13:07 EST .

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