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iambuzzysma



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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:15 am

Linda - I'm not into the horror stuff but I love the fantasy & magical & vampire series. Just started the last Sookie Stackhouse book (the novels HBO's "True Blood" is based on). I can't believe it is the last one.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:00 pm

Just started the Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly. I just finished Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris the same author of Chocolat. It was good.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:01 pm

True Blood, books and series is in my pile of things to read/watch.
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:52 am

I just finished Island Lost, a book about 2 shipwrecks in the Auklands around 1850. Major difference between the approaches of the 2 crews, and survival rates. Brilliant research, good writing.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:30 am

quiltermarynel wrote:
I just finished Island Lost, a book about 2 shipwrecks in the Auklands around 1850.  Major difference between the approaches of the 2 crews, and survival rates.  Brilliant research, good writing.
Marynel is it an actual happening? Or novel?
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:05 pm

They were real events. The author combined info from a number of sources. I was very interested to see the great difference between the 5 who worked together and survived and the 19, 16 of whom perished, with only one showing and initiative. We have the the local California example of the Donner Party, which starved in the midst of plenty mainly due to their own selfishness and stupidity,My dad had a friend who brought the gift of a deer to the Donner Party. They shot at him to steal it. Ergo, I view that group with great bias.)
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:43 pm

Your FATHER  had a friend ? that happened 167 years ago Marynel [ history buff here LOL ] How is that so ?
Looked up your Island Lost boob, sounds like something I would like . not available on Kindle though and I can't be bothered with paper books for entertainment any more . Pity .
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:47 pm

I'm a mystery person myself.  A little romance thrown in and I'm all set to go.


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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:10 pm

I am reading Double Whammy. It was featured on my FB page and recommended by one of my favorite authors. It's pretty good.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:55 pm

Ummm sorry about the typo Marynel. That should have been Island Lost BOOK !
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Linda 2B



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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:41 pm

iambuzzysma I just started rereading the Stackhouse books, but there was only 9 at the time. How many are there now? Do you know of any other good vampire writers?

Gwennie the books are different then the TV series. Overall I like the books better but also have enjoyed the True Blood series even though it is much different.

I finished A Discovery of Witches and also have started Shadow of Night the second book in the trilogy. I am really enjoying this series. I hope the author doesn't take to long to get the last book written.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:53 pm

I read the book on Kindle.

After 1922, my grandparents had vacation properties at Tahoe. They hired a Washoe couple as caretakers. The man was in his 90's when Dad knew him. Once, Dad and a teen age buddy challenged the old man and his 60 year old son to an all day wood splitting contest.....and lost! Dad told lots of stories about the old man, whom he admired greatly. The old man, as a youth, had been sent by his hunting party to render aide to the Donner Party. In later years, one of that party acknowledged stealing a deer from an Indian. For example, the old man took a few days off to TROT over the mountains to Linden where the a Nelson Eddy movie, Rose Marie, was being filmed. Each night after the filming, the extras had a powwow. My Dad, who was a real athlete, commented that walking straight over the mountain without stop would have been beyond his ability, much less trotting with a bedroll.

By the way, my grandfather and his 3 older brothers left Virginia at the end of the Civil War. riding with what they could take on their pack horses, no wagon train. My father's maternal grandparents were in the 2nd Whitman Party, a wagon train into Oregon. My family tends to long "generations".
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:08 am

Linda 2B wrote:
iambuzzysma I just started rereading the Stackhouse books, but there was only 9 at the time. How many are there now? Do you know of any other good vampire writers?

Gwennie the books are different then the TV series. Overall I like the books better but also have enjoyed the True Blood series even though it is much different.

I finished A Discovery of Witches and also have started Shadow of Night the second book in the trilogy. I am really enjoying this series. I hope the author doesn't take to long to get the last book written.
Linda, have you read The Hollows series by Kim Harrison? It starts with "Dead Witch Walking".

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:21 am

That is so interesting Marynel to a history lover like me ! I couldn't find that book . I found Island of the Lost about shipwreck on the Auckland Island by Joan Druett . Is that it ? However it is not available on Kindle only as a paperback and is one of those $20. 92 books !
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:55 pm

FB I haven't read those but I will look for them. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:35 pm

Hmmm I'll look that up. I think that is probably it. I definitely bought it on Amazon for my Kindle. The cover image on my Kindle is not clear enough for me to see words other than Island Lost.

My family tends to be long on history buffs also, probably because we are also long on story tellers. I am firmly convinced that EVERY family has stories worthy of the telling, but Radio and TV have tended to reduce family stories to the trivial. I was criticized for telling a family story one time at a campfire. A return letter to that camper said to the boy in question, "You are a direct descendent of Vasco da Gama". If the parents had not been trying to put ME down, the boy might never have been given that fact, placing him in the stream of history.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:10 pm


I'm reading 2 at this time:
 
1.  Stranger In Town, by Cheryl Bradshaw.   About child abduction.  Just started it yesterday.  Very good so far.
 
2.  Working with Angels: Flowing With God In The Supernatural.    About learning to understand and appreciate the Angels that God sends to walk with you and aide you in your earthly life.    
 
 This so far has been a very interesting read!  Only 133 pages long.  I'm only on page 56.  I keep going back and rereading! 
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:41 pm

Memaw, I do that a lot too.
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iambuzzysma



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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:41 pm

Linda 2B - here is the complete list of Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris. The 2013 book is the last one - the series has ended.

Dead Until Dark (2001)

Living Dead in Dallas (2002)

Club Dead (2003)

Dead to the World5 (2004)

Dead as a Doornail5 (2005)

Definitely Dead (2006)

All Together Dead (2007)

From Dead to Worse (2008)

Dead and Gone (2009)

A Touch of Dead (2009)

Dead in the Family (2010)

Dead Reckoning (2011)

Deadlocked (2012)

Dead Ever After (2013)
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:43 pm

Thanks, Iam!
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:39 pm

she said Deadlocked in 2012 was the final in the series, hmmmm not sure I believe her now but at least its another book in the series!!

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:05 pm

BTW, on the subject of families and books, My mom continued to read to us regularly until we were out of the home. Mom 'helped' with house remodels by reading to us as we worked. I remember her reading Trustee from the Toolroom one 4th of July when I was a teen. I had to spell her when she went hoarse. Dad and I really loved that book.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:23 pm

Marynel, I think that's great that your mom continued to read to you and your family!
I finished the Tea Rose, it was good. Now I'm on the Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs. It's good too.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:39 pm

I am reading The Tattered Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter. It is about an Amish lady and her quilting class..
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:55 pm

Anita, I read that and now there is another one to go with that too.

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