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fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 23rd Jul '09 1:37 PM

WHATCH READIN'? PART TWO

The other thread is getting too long, but I love to see what others are reading and add them to my "To Read" list.

I just finished re-reading all the Harry Potters and now I'm going back through the Douglas Adams Hitchhiker series. They are so funny.

scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Fri, 24th Jul '09 9:41 AM

I currently reading The Taking by Dean Koontz for my living book club. Judy if you need to reread it let me know. I have Oliver Kitteridge and The Lady With the Dragon Tattoo to read when I'm done with it. It's hard to find time to read now that I am actually a working woman now.

amyt
Amyt  (Level: 134.8 - Posts: 240)
Sat, 25th Jul '09 9:05 PM

I actually just read UnMasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson. It was interesting, and very sad.
I'm also reading the Aurora Teasdale mystery series--light and enjoyable.

scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 11:25 PM

Started reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It's pretty good so far. I can't pronounce some of the Swedish words but that's okay. It's interesting.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 1st Aug '09 7:04 AM

I just got "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" Haven't started it yet. "The Art of Racing in the Rain" is an incredible book, told through a dogs eyes. I laughed, cried, and was delighted.

circles24
Circles24  (Level: 44.4 - Posts: 36)
Mon, 3rd Aug '09 1:27 PM

Just finished the book Life of Pi. It was really good. Fair warning, the beginning is a little confusing but if you stick with it you will be glad at the end. Any questions that pop up in the beginning are answered by the end.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 6th Aug '09 11:47 PM

I've added The Art of Racing in the Rain to my "to read" list. That sounds delightful!

Having just read The Taking, by Koontz, again, I picked up his False Memory to re-read. One great thing about the combination of reading lots of books and getting older - I don't remember all the details anymore and it's like reading a whole new book!

I have 6 holds to pick up at the library. I put the 2008 Edgar winners on my list and several have come in, plus Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. His Tipping Point was so fascinating that I'm really looking forward to this one.

circles24
Circles24  (Level: 44.4 - Posts: 36)
Fri, 7th Aug '09 1:03 PM

I am reading The September Sisters by Jillian Cantor. It is a really good book and will grab your attention from page one.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 11th Aug '09 7:21 AM

Finished "Girl with Dragon Tattoo" Really liked it. Great title character. Just started Larrsen's second book, "The Girl who Played with Fire". Same characters, hope it's as good. I recently found out that Stein died, tragically young, after publishing only 3 books.
Judy, I'm glad you're planning to read "The Art of racing in the Rain". You'll need a hanky, but they warn you right up front. It IS a dog story after all.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 11th Aug '09 1:40 PM

Our library doesn't have the new Larsson book yet. I may just have to go buy it. My daughter, who lives in Sweden, says the first book was made into a movie there and it is available through Netflix. I need to go find it and add it to my queue.

I'm reading Tana French's In the Wood. This is truly fascinating stuff. I can see why it's an Edgar finalist. Mystery set in County Galway, Ireland, involving a murder that may be connected to a disappearance of 2 kids from 20 years earlier.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 12th Aug '09 7:25 PM

I heard about the movie too. Made in Sweden. Guess it will be subtitled. I find that after about 5 minutes, I forget that I'm reading subtitles.
I have a friend in Holland, who has a bookstore. He said Larrsen's books are all the rage there.
Will definitely check out French's book "In the Wood". Love a good mystery!


fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Fri, 14th Aug '09 1:49 AM

Sorry, it's In the Woods (plural). It was really good and she has a follow up with one of the characters that is now on my list. Now I'm reading Run for Your Life by James Patterson and whoever his current ghost writer is, but it's pretty good. Sometimes you need a little predictable crime story. Next up, J.A. Konrath's Rusty Nail....

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 14th Aug '09 8:02 PM

I know what you mean. When I need some delicious bubble gum, I read Jonathan Kellerman. Love Alex Delaware and Milo.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Mon, 17th Aug '09 5:29 PM

Oh, me too!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 21st Aug '09 7:37 AM

My mom has been pressuring me for about 40 yrs to read "Girl of the Limberlost" I downloaded it on my kindle recently (for $1.59) and it was really good, if very old fashioned. She grew up in similar circumstances, so it was really inspirational for her as a young girl. Nice to read something "completely different" occasionally. Now I'm reading "The White Tiger," another excellent book by an Indian author. They're really enjoying a profound and prolific period!


fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 25th Aug '09 12:03 AM

Read 3 more that were good.

Rusty Nail by J.A. Konrath. He writes a series about Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels. Good cop drama.

Down River by John Hart, another 2008 Edgar Award Winner. Really good unraveling of an old mystery that ties to more recent events.

Also, just finished Koontz's Relentless. Kind of fits his nice-guy-falls-into-totally-weird-circumstances-and-has-to-fight-his-way-out genre, but it was really well done. Endearing child and dog characters.

Think I'll switch gears and read something by Lisa See next. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED her book Snow Flower and The Secret Fan and I'm looking forward to the one I just picked up, Shanghai Girls.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 9:24 PM

Hey Judy, I read "In the Woods." Really good. Thanks for the tip!

jslem
Jslem  (Level: 78.0 - Posts: 15)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 11:35 PM

Sandracam, wow, that's amazing that you mention a book by Gene Stratton-Porter, because I read a story of his called Freckles.

I really liked it too. It was certainly from a time long gone. And I am a Jonathan Kellerman fan too, esp. the Alex Deleware series.

And if anyone wants a good book suggestion, I just read 'The Help' by Katherine Stockett. It was very good. It is about the relationship between whites and their black maids in Jackson, MS in 1960's. Fiction based on facts.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 28th Aug '09 5:37 PM

Jslem, "The Help" sounds interesting. Did you ever see Altman's film "Gosford Park?" His first British film--examines the "upstairs-downstairs" relationship. Also a mystery. Excellent!

jslem
Jslem  (Level: 78.0 - Posts: 15)
Sun, 30th Aug '09 11:46 PM

No, I have not seen that movie. Is it one you would recommend?

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 7:12 AM

Oh yes!!!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 7:25 AM

The film Gosford Park (sorry, know this is a book group), is more about the relationships between servants and each other (and their bosses of course), than about the whodunnit. Set in England, early 30s. Maggie Smith is in it too! She plays "Minerva" in the Harry Potter films. I of course love Robert Altman films. "The Player", "M*A*S*H", "Nashville", "Shortcuts", and many more!
He used large ensemble casts. All the best actors loved to work for him.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 8th Sep '09 5:03 PM

Liked "In the Woods" so much that I read her next book "The Likeness". Wow! Even better. Look forward to more from thhis author.
Just got "The Help", will start it tonight.
Thanks you guys for giving me some great tips!
Anyone here read "The Little Stranger" by Sarah Waters? Most excellent, and short-listed for the Man-Booker prize.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 10:25 PM

I just finished The Likeness today (Tana French). It was amazing. I find that I have a hard time getting started on her books as she has lots of background, but boy, once you get into the story, it's a page-turner. I had to make myself put it down just so I could get some sleep. I will be looking for her next work, that's for sure.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 25th Sep '09 9:26 AM

Oh, me too. She's fantastic!

circles24
Circles24  (Level: 44.4 - Posts: 36)
Thu, 1st Oct '09 3:21 PM

I am attempting for the upteenth time to read the Complete Sherlock Holmes.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Mon, 5th Oct '09 5:35 PM

For the mystery fans here, I just read The Last Child by John Hart. Amazing! One of the all-time best mysteries I've read, and I've read thousands. It's a great mystery, but the characters are so endearing, the weaving of several stories together is sort of mystical, and the way it all ties into the title is just so cool.

He's got one more I haven't read yet, but I'm going to see if I can find it.

Next up, Jose Saramago's All the Names. I liked Blindness, well, the first part. It's drags toward the end. I'd like to read Seeing as it sort of ties into Blindness, but my library doesn't have it so I thought I'd give this one a shot.

scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Sun, 11th Oct '09 9:25 AM

Just started the second in the Uglies series. The first one was really good and I look forward to the next.

joanneeberlin
Joanneeberlin  (Level: 184.3 - Posts: 686)
Tue, 13th Oct '09 12:35 PM

I am now reading the Time Traveler's Wife - I am about half way finished. Really good story and well written.

Another good one to recommend.

Jo

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 15th Oct '09 12:06 PM

I just read Addition by Toni Jordan. Really fascinating novel about a woman with OCD who counts everything. The book jacket describes the book as a romance, and it does contain a romance, but I was much more interested in the OCD and how she dealt with it, what seemed to start it, what treatment felt like, etc. Really good.

kjrudisill
Kjrudisill  (Level: 98.4 - Posts: 5)
Tue, 20th Oct '09 9:59 PM

Have you tried either series by Jasper Fforde? He writes really witty books with tons of allusions to classic literature. He has a series about the Nursery Crime Division and Detective Jack Spratt (he's remarried because his first wife was morbidly obese and died of a heart attack)- it's really creative one book is about Humpty Dumpty's murder and the other is called "The Fourth Bear."

He also has another series which takes place in an alternate reality, the Crimean War is still being fought and the heroine works for the Literary Crime Division. All of his books are written so well and are so enjoyable to read.

kjrudisill
Kjrudisill  (Level: 98.4 - Posts: 5)
Wed, 28th Oct '09 10:14 PM

I just received "In the Wood" in the mail and so far it's been a great read!


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