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Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:38 pm

Well this thread is gone also. So I'm bringing it back.

To all creative people... Please read Austin Kleon's Steal Like An Artist!!!

Since I've finished reading The Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices series I'm onto the next Cassandra Clare novels.

Right Now I'm reading The Bane Chronicles: Rise Of The Hotel Dumort
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Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:12 pm

City of Thieves, David Benioff.

Started the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. Very funny reads..
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Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:43 pm

Just picked up a copy of "Churchill Downs 100th Kentucky Derby" at the local Goodwill for $3. It is fascinating! Each Derby winner from Aristides to Secretariat is profiled. I realized how very little I know about so many of the early winners. For example, Agile (1905) won from the number 1 post, though he didn't have to be nearly so agile as a modern day Derby entrant would need to be in breaking from that post--since there were only 3 starters in the race! The photographs really bring the past to life, and I've got to admit--the ads are fascinating as well (Black Gold's profile is sponsored by Ashland Oil). :D
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Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:01 pm

Has anyone read Divergent?
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Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:28 pm

I'm currently re-reading Pride and Prejudice, while eagerly waiting for the release of Jhumpa Lahiri's latest book, The Lowland.
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Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:59 am

I got Matriarchs and Matriarchs 2 for my birthday. I can't wait to read them both.
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Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:15 am

Re: Karin Fossum

Eva’s Eye - Excellent
He Who Fears The Wolf -Excellent
When The Devil Holds The Candle - Good
Indian Bride- OK but some loose ends not tied up.
Black Seconds – Better but some loose ends not tied up.
Don't Look Back – Same but some loose ends not tied up.

Fossum is good at discussing law enforcement procedures in detail so you get a good sense at what is involved.

Now on to Swedish author Ake Edwardson with Death Angels, then Sun and Shadow and finally Never End just to take a break from Fossum - but while I am waiting for the books to come in reading The Hanging by Swedish authors Lotte and Soren Hammer. Slightly skeptical since Keppler recommends this one and I did not like his The Hypnotist.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:01 am

I love Karin Fossum: she never disappoints me. Have you read Jussi Adler-Olsen's Keeper of Lost Causes? It's remarkable, and I just finished his second book published over here. And I am a huge, huge fan of Jo Nesbo: his latest is due out in October. Who ever knew there was so much crime in Scandinavia? ;) Still, my all time favorite is the 'Story of Crime' 10 book series by Maj Sjowall/Per Wahloo, which includes The Laughing Policeman. The series might seem dated now, but that is really where so many things began.....I think it's time to reread them.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:35 am

shenanigans wrote:I love Karin Fossum: she never disappoints me. Have you read Jussi Adler-Olsen's Keeper of Lost Causes? It's remarkable, and I just finished his second book published over here. And I am a huge, huge fan of Jo Nesbo: his latest is due out in October. Who ever knew there was so much crime in Scandinavia? ;) Still, my all time favorite is the 'Story of Crime' 10 book series by Maj Sjowall/Per Wahloo, which includes The Laughing Policeman. The series might seem dated now, but that is really where so many things began.....I think it's time to reread them.
Yes - I have read all of Adler-Olson's and really like Carl Morck. Looking forward to the next one. The Absent One I thought the best so far.

I'll keep Sjowall/Wahloo in mind since I recently read the first Inspector Morse novel - I am backlogged right now with the books mentioned above and have Nesbo's latest on order and yet to read Nesser's last DCI Van Veeteren - Hour of the Wolf...

Nesbo is my favorite. Larsson was good - but he has such a small amount of work. Harry Hole is great. The last book I read of his series ended up being The Bat which was a nice follow-up for me after the Phantom and once Police come's out his second Hole book - Cockroach will be out.

Someone suggested that if you think Nesbo is good in English you should try reading him in his native tongue - Norwegian - and that he is that much better there.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:05 am

Man o Taz wrote:
Yes - I have read all of Adler-Olson's and really like Carl Morck. Looking forward to the next one. The Absent One I thought the best so far.

Oh, good. I just requested "The Absent One" from the library.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:09 am

I was really excited when The Bat was finally published over here. You can tell it's his first book of the series, but it does give insight into Harry Hole. Including how to pronounce his name! Thanks for the heads up about The Cockroach coming out after Police is published. And I just finished Adler-Olsen's The Absent One: that was terrific. What a great study of a damaged soul.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:32 am

Catalina wrote:
Man o Taz wrote:
Yes - I have read all of Adler-Olson's and really like Carl Morck. Looking forward to the next one. The Absent One I thought the best so far.
Oh, good. I just requested "The Absent One" from the library.
Uh oh - I hope you like it as much as I did. I did like them all but had a preference for that one.
shenanigans wrote:I was really excited when The Bat was finally published over here. You can tell it's his first book of the series, but it does give insight into Harry Hole. Including how to pronounce his name! Thanks for the heads up about The Cockroach coming out after Police is published. And I just finished Adler-Olsen's The Absent One: that was terrific. What a great study of a damaged soul.
Glad you enjoyed The Absent One too. I

I know the pronunciation of Hole's name was pretty wild...ooh-lee...the English pronunciation sounds tougher.

Don't know that I'll ever have the chance to be able to learn to read Norwegian (though I actually am 1/4) after all now I have the 10 Sjowall/Wahloos to get through. .
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Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:58 pm

shenanigans wrote:I'm currently re-reading Pride and Prejudice.
Have you gotten to the helicopter crash yet? ;)

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Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:07 pm

I just finished The Bane Chronicles: Rise Of The Hotel Dumort and moved onto The Bane Chronicles: Saving Rafael Santiago. Since I've now finished both I decided to try The Bane Chronicles: The Runaway Queen.
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Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:31 pm

I keep getting books on Kindle. Someone please stop me.

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Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:51 pm

NO. Welcome to the addiction. There is no cure.
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Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:22 pm

Prairie Bayou wrote:NO. Welcome to the addiction. There is no cure.
Nope!

I have a growing pile. I'm not proud. I finish one book, then go out and get another one despite the ones I have already bought.
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Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:20 pm

Why? I keep adding to my Nook collection, and one of these days I'll make some serious progress on wading through the lists of free books. My only complaint on the Nook is that it's a tad heavy to lug around in your carry-on luggage. Seems to get heavier by the hour...
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Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:19 am

My Nook is pretty small and thin and not at all heavy. It took a bit of getting used to (in addition to the cost) but it's proving worthy of itself. I can buy Kindle books (I've got the bios of Battleship and Never Say Die, for instance), it has Google Play (hello "Jeopardy!") and it doesn't have hissy fits like my previous Android tablets.

Don't buy cheap Android tablets, by the way. I learned that the hard way. :(

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Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:04 am

I just looked on Amazon and I have over 1000 books on my Kindle. I *maybe* read 100 of them. Do I ever read them? No! I go buy more or download other free ones.
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