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2/9/13 10:14 A

Midnight Assassin: Murder in America's Heartland by Patricia L. Bryan and Thomas Wolf.
True story of an unsolved murder that took place in Iowa in 1900.
Very interesting, and very sad too; there was probable domestic abuse involved and back in that time and place, women did not really have any resources enabling them to get out of those kinds of situations.

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2/2/13 12:25 P

Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side by Beth Fantasky...VERY funny & a great read!

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2/2/13 11:16 A

The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

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2/1/13 4:08 P

"Dying to be me". by Anita Moorjani

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2/1/13 3:34 P

Hunger Games

I liked it. It's not for everyone, but it is well-written and has good action and adventure.

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2/1/13 2:05 P

Empire and Honor by W.E.B. Griffin . He writes all military stuff so more of a guy book, but he developes characters and could be enjoyed by women.....good read

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2/1/13 1:53 P

Lost in Paris

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2/1/13 1:51 P

Elizabeth Street by Laura Fabiano; historical fiction based on the true events in the life of the author's great-grandmother, an immigrant from Italy who came to New York in the 1900's and how she dealt with threats from the Black Hand (a precursor to the Mafia) against her family.

Another good one I recently finished was Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch, a haunting story about 3 brothers, who lived together all their lives, and what happens when one dies in his sleep. It's one of those stories with no clear cut answers, it really makes you think, which I like in a book.

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1/27/13 8:29 P

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood (technically I reread it since I read it a few years ago). And yes, definitely recommended!

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1/27/13 7:07 P

The Racketeer by John Grisham.
I recommend any book by Grisham

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1/27/13 5:45 P

The Yellow Packard by Ace Collins. YES I would recommend it. In fact, what ever you are reading right now, put it down and go get The Yellow Packard. Its that good.

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1/27/13 10:23 A

The Virgin River Series by Robyn Carr

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1/27/13 10:17 A

the Uglies. really good book

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1/27/13 10:14 A

Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly - loved it & yes would recommend. I downloaded it free from an app on my tablet which was nice.

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1/27/13 7:50 A

The Litigators by John Grisham - easy to read - nothing thought provoking or heavy...

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1/26/13 10:34 P

White Oleander and yes I liked it. I am now starting Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Philip Yancey.

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1/26/13 1:03 P

I read Train Dreams, and I probably wouldn't recommend it. I liked the voice (quirky, rugged, and direct) and the setting (rural North Idaho and western Washington in the 1920's). But the story was disjointed and the mystical element just didn't work for me.

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1/26/13 11:09 A

I just read Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts, which I loved. She is the same author who wrote Where the Heart Is. Right now I am reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaimon, and so far it is very interesting.

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1/26/13 11:08 A

The Great Gatsby, yes I would recommned it and anything by Fitzgerald!

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1/26/13 10:46 A

"West by West--My Charmed, Tortured Life" by Jerry West

It is interesting to read about the "insides" of a very talented man. People often look like they "have it all" but more often than not, that is NOT the case. He is still trying to figure out how to love and be loved.... (And he was born in 1938.)

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1/26/13 10:31 A

I am reading "A Thousand Days in Tuscany" by Marlena de Blasi. It is the second book of memoirs (first was "A Thousand Days in Venice") by an American chef and food writer, past middle age, who meets a man in Venice and moves to Italy rather spur of the moment. In this book she describes their life in a rented home in a hill town in Tuscany - beautiful descriptions of harvesting grapes and chestnuts, making meals and sharing them, etc. She is a talented painter with words.

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1/20/13 7:57 P

I am currently working my way through the Twilight series and recently finished Eclipse. I probably wouldn't recommend it, unless you are curious about the series. It is not the most well-written book, but entertaining enough that I finished it.

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1/20/13 6:49 P

The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver. I'd recommend it. The end of the book is a cliffhanger though.

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1/20/13 6:41 P

The Host by Stephenie Meyer's

The book was an easy read, LOT's of fun, and will be a major motion picture in March. There are some interesting segments in it that talk about the premium nature of food, nutrition, and growing and harvesting under limited conditions.


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1/20/13 6:33 P

i, michael bennett by james patterson. it was good but he has better books out there. i love his alex cross series.

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1/20/13 4:16 P

Streets of Loredo by Larry McMurtrey. Very good sequel to Lonesome Dove of the 1980's. I love his writing.

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1/20/13 4:13 P

Just finished Frozen Heat by Richard Castle - just like the TV show. Very funny.

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1/20/13 3:07 P

Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson is a great book! I'd definitely recommend it. It was on the NYTimes top 10 books for 2012 list and definitely lived up to expectations.

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1/20/13 1:19 P

His Fair Assassin by R.L Lafevers about a girl raised to be a handmaiden for Death. Really good.

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1/20/13 1:18 P

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey...charming story! :)

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1/20/13 1:12 P

What a great thread!

Proof of Heaven by Eban Alexander

Very interesting

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1/20/13 11:17 A

Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin; about a 69 year old wife and mother who goes missing in Seoul, Korea, and her family efforts to find her. They also reflect back on her life and wonder how well they really knew her, and they all have their regrets with how they treated her or took her for granted. A very haunting story, and one, when it is finished, will make you want to go hug your own mom!

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1/13/13 12:15 A

Throne of Bones by Brian McNaughton

...if you like a well-written, but somewhat graphically grim book.

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1/12/13 10:57 P

Brie bows to her master and yes i would recommend it just not to anyone under the age of 18

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1/12/13 10:11 P

Shades of Grey

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1/12/13 8:29 P

"Love Anthony". I would recommend. Very well written novel about two women who live close to each other on Nantucket. One is facing a separation from her husband and the other is grieving for her boy who had autism and died at the age of 9. It gives excellent insight into autism and is uplifting.

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1/12/13 5:50 P

I finished Kill Alex Cross. I love the Alex Cross books & glad they made a movie but I haven't seen it yet.

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1/12/13 3:12 P

Darwins little black box......i would not recommend it unless u have studied biochemistry and biology at university level

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1/12/13 2:38 P

I am reading the mitchell family series. If you liked or read 50 shades of grey than this is much better! My other favorites are Jennifer Weiner's books (chicklit) but great to escape reality for a bit!

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1/12/13 2:20 P

Crossroads, It was very good. But I think the Shack was better. But I would recommend Crossroads also.

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1/12/13 2:06 P

MEANDMOOSE, I read Sarah's Key a few years ago and it was very good; a haunting story I will never forget.

A few days ago I finished Lessons from the Mountain: What I Learned from Erin Walton by Mary McDonough; she was Erin Walton on the TV series The Waltons. I loved it! Not only because I am a fan of the tv show, but what she did with her life after the show is very inspiring.

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1/12/13 2:05 P

I'm reading P.C. Cast's "House of Night" series--it's FANTASTIC!

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1/12/13 1:54 P

Jingo by Terry Prachett. It's a fun book, but very British humour so bear that in mind.

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1/12/13 12:36 P

Sarah's Key (I forget the author) and also Notorious Nineteen (Janet Evanovich). Yes to both

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1/10/13 9:27 P

Vanish by Tess Gerritsen--it was a page turner! Yes

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1/10/13 9:24 P

Looking for new books to read.

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