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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:46 am

iambuzzysma wrote:
Read 4 books recently:
"Boar Island", Nevada Barr - a little different from her usual Anna Pidgeon but a good read - or I should say a good listen.
"The Passenger", Lisa Lutz - a woman's flight across country to escape her past - loved the writing style. Great read.
"Ink and Bones", Lisa Unger - a bit of the supernatural in it - great read - Tracy, I think you'd like it.
"Marrow Island", Alexis M Smith - another great read except for the ending but even that was OK.

I'm on a roll. Hope the good reads continue.

Okay, so I investigated the Unger book. You're right, I might just like it.

It looks like it's the third in a 'series' (Fragile, Darkness, My Old Friend, and Ink and Bone)- though it's not actually officially a series, as far as I can tell. Sooo, I went to my online and physical libraries to see what I could find. What I could find is that the first book in the not-series only exists in one library and in print version. (The Darkness and Ink books are available in audio version)

This is WAY weird. I am a member of SIX library systems.  A couple of them are just single libraries, but most are part of a larger, regional, system that encompasses multiple cities/towns.  Each of the systems have different listings for their physical books/cds and downloadable audio/e-reader books. I  would guess that I have access to hundreds of thousands of books.

And can I find an audio version of "Fragile" anywhere? Noooooo. doh

Since it seems to be a not-series, I'll take my chances and try one of the other two when one becomes available. I'm sure I'll survive reading them out of order.

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:33 am

Interesting Tracy. I looked in my regional library online & no audio version either. Amazon has it in their [i]Audible[i] subscription section. Ink & Bone can easily be read as a stand-a-lone. The main character is not Jones Cooper so that may be why it's not part of his series. But he's in there. I am going to read Fragile & Darkness though as there'll probably be more after Ink.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:22 pm

#s 64-68:

  • Deep Dish, Mary Kay Andrews  It was okay. Just okay. There was a lot of assumption, a little bit of humour, a flat romance. I think I'll remove any more of this author's works. At best I give 'meh' reviews, at worst (and most frequently) I abandon or put the books 'on hold' after a couple of hours of listening.
  • An Angel for Christmas, Heather Graham It's weird. I really like the other series that this author writes, about a psychic investigator team that has ever-revolving characters all tied together (and some romance, little 'r'). But the Angel books, while sweet and still well-written, strike me as a little bit preachy. I can recommend them to other readers, but for me they aren't as satisfying.
  • Eighth Grave After Dark, Darynda Jones 8th book in the series, still enjoying them and savouring them. Smart-alec sassy face main character, smoking hot hunka hunka man, things that go bump in the night (both otherworldly and aforementioned sassy face and hunk). Add in kick-butt fighting and really tender and moving relationships and, well, I'm SO in.
  • Disco for the Departed, Colin Cotterill This is a weird little series, and surprising to me that it's got me hooked. Set in 70's Laos, containing history and commentary about the communist takeover, it's about a little old man coroner who has some connection with the dead (and solves mysteries). It sounds weird, but it's really appealing and entertaining. Not sure how I stumbled on the series, but I'm happy each time I fire up a new installment.
  • Awake at Dawn, CC Hunter Yay, again. #2 in the series. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, summer camp. My head hasn't exploded from the teen romance/angst/teen-ness of the characters. Keeps me listening, wanting to know what happens next. The writer uses a LOT of interesting syntax (waitin' ON the bus to come, etc.) and though it is noticeable to this here Grammar Nazi, it's not so distracting that it takes away from my reading enjoyment.



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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:54 am

Did you finish them all FB? I asked the library to purchase a couple, none of those you mention were in our catalogue. I just finished a simple mystery, Town in a Pumpkin Bash by BB Haywood, was ok. About to start #2 in a series by Karen Moning, this one is Blood Fever, fae, mystery, paranormal. First one was ok, see what this one is like

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:00 am

I finished them all and kept going, Gimpy. I'm on #86 or #87 now. Very Happy

I read all (?) of the Fever books. One of them was pretty bad, even the author knew is was 'less than'... but overall I really enjoyed the series. BUT I might have missed the last one - the Less Than one kinda tainted my opinion.

...Now that I've looked at my reviews, I see I rated #s 1, 2 and 4 four stars (of five). #3 got two stars. Apparently (reading the review I wrote) #4 redeemed the ugh of #3 and ended on a cliff-hanger. There isn't anything that indicates I was Done with the series.

I think I may have just gotten distracted!!

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:01 pm

Thanks for the info on the series, I wasnt sure from the start but library books are free and it doesnt hurt to while away some time reading

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:25 pm

I just finished Signal by Patrick Lee, I read most it last night and just finished the last two chapters this morning, was an easy read and enjoyable, its #2 in a character series but obviously they are stand alone stories, I will get the first one though

SIGNAL
In the middle of the night, ex-Special Forces operative Sam Dryden gets a urgent call from an old colleague, desperate for his help in a last-minute secret mission. Without a moment's hesitation, Dryden agrees. The two race to a remote shack in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, where they break in, rescue four girls before the kidnapper can harm them, then flee into the hills just seconds ahead of the arriving police and FBI team.

It's then that Sam Dryden learns the real secret behind this mission. His former teammate has been working security of a very special, very secret government project. A project that led to the development of a device which revealed what would have happened to the kidnapped girls if they hadn't intervened as they did. But as Newton's laws predict, for every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction. There are some very bad people determined to get their hands on this device, and every time Sam uses it, now matter how well intentioned, there are hidden and unintended consequences. Consequences that threaten to rip apart his very world and everything that he holds dear

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:35 pm

Next up I have one I picked up off the shelf while waiting at the library, its The Chocolate Promise also in print titled The Chocolate Apothocary by Josephine Moon, being partially set in Tasmania caught my eye

The Chocolate Promise
Christmas Livingstone has ten rules for happiness, the most important of which is 'absolutely no romantic relationships'. In The Chocolate Apothecary, her enchanting artisan store in Tasmania, she tempers chocolate and creates handmade delicacies. Surrounded by gifts for the senses, in this shop chocolate isn't just good for you, it's medicine. And then one day a stranger arrives at her front door - a dishevelled botanist seeking her help. She really doesn't need Lincoln van Luc to walk into her life, even if he does have the nicest blue eyes, the loveliest meddling grandmother and a gorgeous newly rescued dog. She really doesn't need any of it. Or does she? Set across Tasmania, Paris and Provence, this is a glorious novel of a creative woman about to find out how far in life a list of rules will take her, with an enticing tangle of freshly picked herbs, pots of flowers and lashings of chocolate scenting the air.

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:41 am

It's been a long time since someone admitted to reading here...

Yesterday I began Book #108 of 2016, The Witch's Daughter, by Paula Braxton.

The four books prior to this have all been really good. It's rare when I get a run of Great! without a Meh, or Life Is Too Short thrown into the mix.

Those four were
Lady Fortescue Steps Out by Marion Chesney
The Greyfriar by Clay & Susan Griffith
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews
and... (drumroll, please)
Jane Steele, by Lyndsay Faye

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This last one gets bells and whistles applied to it because, even after the super books I'd just read, I LOVED this one. A sort of re-telling of Jane Eyre (I'm told, though I haven't read Jane Eyre), but... Oh, I don't know. It was good. Really good.

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:14 pm

I  might have to look some of them up at the library, thanks for sharing your goodies! I have been reading on and off, at the moment Im reading The Fighting Seasona novel  written by an Australian ex special ops soldier, enjoying it so far.

I came across a book and read it, one in a series but it was good so now I have borrowed the first in the series, you might like them FB  the first in the Jack Nightingale series by Stephen Leather is Nightfall

I also have sitting on the bedside cupboard "First Grave on The Right" Dyrynda Jones, I  may have got the title from you Tracey, not sure, havent opened it yet, also a couple of  Lora Leigh books I havent looked at either, never read any of her stuff so will see what they are like.[/color]

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:59 pm

Happy New (Reading) Year, my friends!

First off, Helen, I've added 'Nightfall' to the books I want to look into.  I'm looking for new authors; I've finally cut loose a few that I've enjoyed but find that I don't go back to - like The Dresden Files books. I enjoyed the first few I read, but the few that I have waiting for me seem to be at the bottom of the list of Things To Read.

My book total for 2016 was 132. That includes a few that I abandoned, but overall I'd say it was a pretty good year (and that kind of number is also why I'm looking for new authors and series to read this year!).  

I'm a little frustrated that my online libraries don't have all of a series on audio. Sometimes they have #s 1 and 3, but #2 is only in e-reader form.  I think I'll have to check their physical holdings to see if I can find the missing audiobooks there.

This year I've finished

  • Cast-Off Coven by Juliet Blackwell (not even close to the fluff-looking comic-y cover - much darker)
  • Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch (GOOD)(and one of those that #2 isn't available on audio)
  • Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine - a steampunk adventure romp, though it touches on some darkness,  too.


I have already abandoned Tempest Tost by Robertson Davies.  I'd say I set it aside to try again later, but in my new year's brutal culling, it went bye-bye.

Not sure what I'm going to tackle next, but there are a few new-to-me authors that are waving their hands in the air...

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:13 pm

Wow, you have been busy, I should keep track of what I read, then I wouldnt forget authors, I used to use shelfari but it closed and I never found another site/program to keep track of what I read.  I just finished another book in the fae series by Karen Marie Moning, the first is called Darkfever, easy read that kept me entertained, like FB I found #3 to be blah, #4 redeemed itself and meant I requested the next book.

I had The North Water by Ian McGuire to read, supposed to be awesome, the story interested me but I put it down after reading the first page which was only a couple of paragraphs, it was filthy with no need to be. I was at the beach, I went "Ewwww" and literally put the book down and thought "Nope, not reading anymore, you lost me" then thought maybe I was being prudish, not like me, I handed it to my son and said 'read first page" he put the book down and said "ewwwwww - why?" and said he wouldnt read it either. So I dumped it back at the library. Im waiting on a few titles I have requested

Midnight by Stephen Leather (#2 in the Jack Nightingale series)
Rock Wedding by Nalini Singh (easy summer beach read)
Archangels Heart By Nalini Singh (easy summer beach read)
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning (#5 in the series)

I dont bother with anything that you can really sink your teeth into over the summer, wtih the 'others' home and the constant chaos its a waste of time so light easy reading it is.

Im starting to feel the pull of "And Quiet flows the Don" again by Mikhail Sholokov, first read it when Iw was 10 and fell in love with the story, have a couple of his, The Don Flows On as well and I re-read them.

Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick is sitting beside my bed to read when I have more peace & quiet. Keeping it company is The Hunter by Julia Leigh, Ive read it before and enjoy the story (loath anything else she has written) and also the next installment in a goofy series. This one is Dead if I Do, 2nd last in the Garnet Lacey series (witch/vamps) written by Tate Hallaway (Lyda Morehouse is her real name, generally a cyberpunk/fantasy/ sci-fi writer)

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:11 pm

It's a good thing I write down my authors because with years in between reading bouts, I would never know what series /where I was. I miss reading quietly. TV has to be on when Mac is home in evening. I guess it provides ambient atmosphere for sleeping. Thud
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:19 pm

FB, I do admit to reading, A LOT, but generally what DH buys: Romance, Mysteries and Westerns, all on Kindle.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:03 pm

Just finished Reckless Creed by Alex Kava. It's the third in a new series about an Army vet who rescues dogs from kill shelters and trains them for Search and Rescue and all the mayhem he gets into. Good reads. The first is Breaking Creed and the second is Silent Creed. I think all you dog lovers would enjoy them.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:08 pm

I love the Heather Graham series too Tracy.  Read them all so far.  Hope she continues them....  Smitten
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:39 am

Helen, have you read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society?

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:25 pm

No I havent read it or even heard of it, its a good one? I have 3 of the 4 books I listed sitting beside my bed from when I posted back on Fri 13th Jan, summer is a hard time to read. Tracey have you read any of Sarah Addison Allens books? The first one is The Secret Garden, they are quite enjoyable, kind of like a european tale.

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:37 am

The potato book is EXCELLENT.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:38 am

I read the Sarah Addison Allen books, I loved them all.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:03 am

Apparently I have read Secret Garden, way back in 2010. It looks like I liked it, thought it a bit thin, then gave it the benefit of the doubt because I read the abridged version.

Not sure why I didn't go further with the series. I'll add it to my list.

And yes, Helen, the 'potato' book is good. No, it's pretty great.

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:02 am

Finished Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. Good story but WAY too much swearing. Had to skip some of the narrative too. He really goes into each characters life.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:30 pm

I just finished Archangels Heart by Nalini Singh, started on Stephen Leathers 2nd book in the Jack Nightingale series, Midnight

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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:21 pm

Currently, I am re-reading Louis Lamour. I just finished To the Far Blue Mountains. At one point, DH had the whole batch available in hard cover, but sold them when we moved here. Fortunately, Now, we are getting them in Kindle when we need our fixes.
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PostSubject: Re: Book I'm Reading   Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:21 am

Marynel - are all of Louis Lamour's books westerns? I've never read one. do you have a favorite?
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