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2/5/09 2:15 P

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Love your ideas as I often buy books I find I have already ready just did that with Cross by James Patterson got mixed up over Cross, Cross County and Double Cross and didn't think I had red the just plain Cross one. I love the notebook idea.

I used to get books for a lady in the nursing home and had to make a computer list of her books I had gotten her already because she was up to close to 400 books she had read and I couldn't keep track. I typed all Book Title's into her list by Authors then would double check each book I picked up for her at the Library as I went to make sure she hadn't read that one. She got 15 books a month by me getting them from the Library then any other books she could find at the Nursing Home's Little Library and read constantly didn't like TV other then her ballgames with one team playing so she just read.


I really love you telling us about that website to go look for more mystery's thanks a bunch for that going there now to look some more. I am going to bookmark that site too. emoticon

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2/5/09 2:08 P

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Hi,
I just read James Patterson's Double Cross, and Cross County. Now I have his new one Run for your Life to read. Listening to two of his books on CD'S from the Library too on the treadmill or Bike or when I run out of regular books to read. They are Step on a Crack, and Honeymoon.

I like James Patterson's books as you can tell I guess emoticon

Oh does anyone do what I do and go online to bookstores make out a wish list then print it off to go see how many of those books you can get from the Library? Saves money for sure as fast as I read. Told the lady as the Library what I was doing when she saw my list of books with pictures of them and all in my hands. She thought it was a good idea anyway?
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1/31/09 5:47 P

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There is no way that I can keep track of the books I have on hand and not read, let alone all of the books I have read!!
So a couple of years ago I fixed up a notebook by going online and printing off the books from my favorite authors. I have about 25 in my book.
Then when I get a book I highlight it in yellow. When I have read the book I highlight over the yellow with pink....
When I go to book sales or yard sales I always take my notebook with me! Then I don't buy ones I all ready have or have all ready read....
The notebook has come in very very handy.

Have you ever been to the website "Stop, You're Killing Me!"? It is the best site I have found that lists mystery books. You can look for books by title or by authors. I use this site all of the time. It also has links to the authors home pages...
www.stopyourekillingme.com/

Edited by: NEELOJ at: 1/31/2009 (17:48)
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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1/31/09 4:30 P

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My Husband got me Cross and Double Cross form the library yesterday like I asked him too since I had a cold and just felt achy and stayed home. Well last night I found I had read them both thought maybe I had but wasn't sure so glad I didn't buy them but just got them from the library. I am rereading them though they are still good and since I am still waiting on Run for your Life to come in it is something good to read again. I am also listening to Step on a Crack by James Patterson when I use my treadmill got it and one other one on cd's at the library to use when exercising.

Been stuck in the house a lot lately due to weather but am going to venture out to the dollar store today to get some diet soda and hopefully a magazine I want if it is out yet.

Hope you are staying warm and have something good to read this winter.Still quiet here on the site hoped we would get some others coming in to talk books we are reading or just chat about books maybe?

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1/30/09 6:34 P

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Boy I am glad to see someone alive and kicking on here too lol.

Most of the sites or teams seem active but this one and my 60's one seem to be a little quiet.

I love to talk books and reading. Mystery's are my favorites and I do try different authors too it is just that James Patterson is my favorite mystery author. I love Alex Cross and the Women's Murder Club series especially.

I know what you mean about things being a little or a lot tight. We had cell phones for the few trips we make out of town when we cna to go camping so canceled our house phone then canceled some extra channels on the TV we never watched anyway. Trying to cut some expenses where we can save cause heating and food and other things are going up and up and those are harder to save on.

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1/30/09 5:41 P

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Hey... Thanks for my SparkGoodie!!
It is nice to know that there is at least one other person on this team that is alive and kicking! LOL

I have a friend and a sister that are always on the outlook for book sales at libraries for me. So I have quite a bunch yet that I haven't read. It is fun to try new authors. Most I like but not always.
I can't afford to buy new books, I read one about every week. So I am always going to garage sales too to find books.
And when all else fails I go to the library too.



Edited by: NEELOJ at: 1/30/2009 (17:44)
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Please visit my Flickr Page for my photographs.
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I also have a Blog on Blogspot for my Short Stories.
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1/30/09 4:17 P

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Oh boy I have read 4th of July but just asked my husband when he goes to the library now to look and see if they have Cross and Double Cross because I am out of books but have a cold and just didn't get ready to go but I sure need some more books to read.

My daughter told me about the books on tape rather then music because with my mystery's she said I would walk longer then if I listened to music on the treadmill. It works for me too.

I like about all mystery's too but James Patterson is my favorite. I liked J.A. Jance's series about the woman Sheriff too in Bisbee Az. but there haven't been any more of them lately just the ones on the male cop from Washington those I haven't read. I read the Sue Garlock books A to whatever letter it was up to last with every letter starting a word for a mystery like A is for alibi, B is for Burglary and so forth.

I wish James Patterson could write books faster though lol. the only one of his I think I didn't care for as much or like was The Thomas Berryman Murders which I think is one of his older ones. The ones on the flying kids I read but they aren't my favorites I just love a good old mystery.

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1/30/09 3:52 P

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That is a neat idea to listen to a book while on the treadmill. I may have to try that. I use to watch Funnest Home Videos while I walked but they moved it off of daytime TV. I would walk and laugh and laugh and walk!! LOL

I just had a friend give me more James Patterson books. I have read a lot of his but not any that he has written in the last few years. She gave me Double Cross and 4th of July.

I like most any mystery writter, but Patterson is my favorite.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Please visit my Flickr Page for my photographs.
flickr.com/photos/neelojtsl/
I also have a Blog on Blogspot for my Short Stories.
joreflections.blogspot.com/


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1/30/09 2:15 P

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I'm out of books right now so am listening to a book on tape I got from the library to listen to when exercising. Actually I got two of them for that, but am listening to one at night in bed too till I get to the library for more books, or my book the new James Patterson one comes in the mail.

The one I am listening to is "Step on a Crack" by James Patterson though I have read the book.

My daughter gave me the hint to listen to books on tape like that when on the treadmill or bike and I will want to exercise longer to listen if I just get to listen while exercising. I usually do that but this time ran out of books to read. need to get to the library today or tomorrow.

Wish my "Run for your Life" by James Patterson would arrive soon in the mail. Also "Double Cross" I want to read yet. How about you?

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