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Magoozelle
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PostSubject: Good Books   Thu May 06, 2010 5:22 am

In addition to games I love to read, as I'm sure many of your do. Smile I thought it would be neat to exchange what books we're reading and books we've enjoyed. Lately I've been reading a lot of science fiction and fantasy but I like just about everything.

Recently I have read and enjoyed:

The Empress of Mars by Kage Baker
Summary: Widow Mary Griffith and her daughters relocate to an oddly anachronistic Mars, a world dominated by the badly run British Arean Company. Declared redundant by BAC, Mary establishes the first bar on Mars, which prevails despite the moralistic disapproval of her former bosses. Her customers are colorful characters who exist at the periphery of Martian society, from shyster Stanford Crosley to would-be space cowboy Ottorio Vespucci. Mary's family, friends and neighbors struggle to survive economic setbacks, the inhospitable climate and BAC's hostility to all forms of eccentricity.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
Summary: Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky, seat of the ruling Arameri family. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with a pair of cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother’s death and her family’s bloody history. Here is a sample chapter:
http://nkjemisin.com/books/the-inheritance-trilogy/the-hundred-thousand-kingdoms/the-hundred-thousand-kingdoms-sample-chapter-1/

So that's what I've finished this week. Smile Anyone else read anything good lately?
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Thu May 06, 2010 6:21 pm

Great topic Magoozelle. I love reading also. I enjoy mystery, biography, history and science fiction.
Recently I have read:

You Have Been Warned by James Patterson
Fear exists for a reason. And Kristin can dismiss the warnings for just so long. Searching for the truth through the lens of her camera, she can only hope that it's not to late. A novel of psychological suspense.


Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
Your Books, Music and Art --- Banned
Wisty and Whit Allgood, a sister and brother who were torn from their family in the middle of the night, slammed into prison and accused of being a witch and wizard.
They are not alone in their terrifying predicament. Thousands of young people have been kidnapped. Some have been accused; others remain missing. Their fate is unknown and the worst is feared


Vanishing Point by Marcia Muller
The case is cold and the evidence McCone begins uncovering is chilling. Secrets kept for more than two decades now emerge to create a portrait of a woman who's perfect on the surface and anything but a paragon beneath it.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Wed May 12, 2010 12:13 am

Right now I'm starting to read Terry Brooks books from the beginning, but it's hard to find out which is his very first book. I actually started in the middle but now I'm starting over from The Sword Of Shannara, I finished The Elfstones and now I'm on The Wishsong. I want to get The First King of Shannara because that book apparently explains how it all got started. Happy reading everyone study
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Mon May 24, 2010 9:13 pm

Just finished reading U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton. Very good detective mystery.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Mon May 24, 2010 11:17 pm

I'm in the middle of The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova and can't put it down.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:56 pm

I just finished The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters. Set in Egypt Vicky Bliss has to solve the kidnapping of King Tut's mummy.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:00 pm

These sound like good books, I'll have to keep an eye out for them. sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:30 pm

I've been reading the "Sword Of Truth" series by Terry Goodkind . Wizard's First Rule is the first book in the series .
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:03 pm

I enjoy them. I also like the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. That series also takes place mostly in Egypt.

I just started reading The Rose at Harvest End by Eleanor Fairburn a historic fiction of Edward IV.

I haven't read any of the Sword of Truth series but it sounds good.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:05 pm

I'm reading Peters' River in the Sky right now, Hats. I love the Amelia Peabody series but haven't read any of her others yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:04 pm

Thanks for the heads up Lady K, I didn't realize River in the Sky was out. It's on my book list now for when I go to the book store. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:53 pm

A lot of these books have some really cool titles. sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:02 pm

I'm now reading The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman. About Edward the IV and his brother Richard

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:24 pm

I am now reading The Queen's Secret by Jean Plaidy. It's the story of Katherine of Valois and Owen Tudor. Katherine of Valois daughter of Frances King Charles VI, wife of Englands King Henry V and Mother of Englands King Henry VI. Owen Tudor the Welsh knight in Henry V army. Their secret marriage after Henrys death resulted in the great English Tudor dynasty.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:29 pm

Lady Kestrel wrote:
I'm in the middle of The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova and can't put it down.

I just read that one too Lady K. I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!
I also just finished the latest book in the Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series. I love this series.
I just started reading The Time Travelers Wife... I really like the concept of time travel. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:45 am

I watched the Time Travelers Wife tonight. I loved the story. I've added the book to my to read list now. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:16 pm

I most recently finished Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Stout. The writing itself was good but the story is a "slice of life" about a little New England town. It was sad. I don't really have many thought about it, to be honest.

Now I'm reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. The main theme thus far seems to be adultery and affairs which I don't particularly care for but so many people have told me that it's a good book that I am plowing onward.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:31 pm

I'm currently reading The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir. A really interesting insight into the character of Henry VIII, the women he divorced, killed, survived him and the times they lived in.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:51 pm

Since Jan I finished The Six wives of Henry the VIII. I've read since then

Locked In by Marcia Muller
Coming Back by Marcia Muller

Step on a Crack by James Patterson
Worst Case by James Patterson
Swimsuit by James Patterson
Post Card Killers by James Patterson
Private by James Patterson

The Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer

Fire and Ice by JA Jance

Whispering Walls by Elizabeth Brennan

I'm currently reading Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters the second book in her Amelia Peabody series. After reading several books of the series I decided to go back and read them in order.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:17 pm

I've read and really love all of Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody mysteries, Hats, and they definitely should be read in sequence. The mysteries are resolved in each book, but the characters age over 20-some years.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:54 pm

I really love the Amelia Peabody mysteries that I've read so far. I've read all of Elizabeth Peter's other two series ( with the exception of The Murder of Richard III from the Jacqueline Kirby series. A copy of that book still eludes me. ) the Vicky Bliss and the Jacqueline Kirby series. I love those two series also. I read somewhere that Elizabeth Peters wrote a non fiction book about Egypt but I haven't been able to find it.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:06 pm

Started a re-read of "Night Mask" by William Johnstone . It's a horror novel . One of my favorite books !
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:49 pm

Oh, ok this one is for real this time. I'm finding myself getting bored with reading. I'm trying to finish up the Brooks series, I've still got about 4 to go. I'm anxious to read the newest Brooks book Bearers of the Black Staff. Is anyone reading this book yet. I think I'm going to see if our second hand book store has it yet. I'm open for suggestions for any fantasy books like Brook's to read. I hear R.A. Salvatore is supposed to be really good study
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:36 pm

Finished reading Curse of the Pharaohs. Now reading Run For Your Life from the Mike Bennet series by James Patterson. The second book in the series Mike Bennet is dealing with the usual murder investigation while taking care of his ten adopted children.

StarLite I don't read fantasy as a general rule and don't know anything about R.A. Salvatore. I think I'll go to the library and check a few out and see if they have Salvatore.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:01 pm

I just finished The Girl That kicked The Hornets Nest. Last in a series of 3. I am now reading The Black Dagger Brotherhood book 9 in a series.I read a lot of paranormal..Immortals, Angels, Vampires...etc. but next in my TBRP is Game Of Thrones. Smile
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