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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:00 pm

I read a lot of vampire books too. The Black Dagger Brotherhood sounds interesting.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:18 pm

Finished Run For Your Life and Tick Tock by James Patterson. Both good

Now reading The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters the third book in the Amelia Peabody series. Haven't gotten to far yet. Peabody and Emerson have just arrived in Egypt with Ramses.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:15 pm

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I read a lot of vampire books too. The Black Dagger Brotherhood sounds interesting.

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I love to read books about vampires ! I tried reading Brian Lumley's first series , but could not get in to them . There are a couple of the Dungeons & Dragons "Ravenloft" series of books that deal with vampires , that are good reads . Something about Anne Rice puts me off , which is probably why I haven't read any of her books . Maybe I might read her books one day .
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:15 pm

I've read about half the books in Anne Rice's vampire series. I haven't read any of her other books.

Just finished Serpent on the Crown and Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters. Good books.

Now reading Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:36 pm

Finished Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer. Very good witty murder mystery.

Now reading Toys by James Patterson. Set 50 some years in the future with an Elite society at war with human kind.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:38 pm

The only books I've been able to read lately , are my school books ! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:45 pm

Ahhh Faust Sad hopefully it won't be much longer before you can put those school books away and read some books for entertainment Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:47 pm

Maybe ! I've got until the middle of October before I can make that a reality .
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:20 pm

The middle of Oct seems like a long time away but it will probably fly by.

Do you have a pile of to be read books to read when you can get back to reading ?

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:21 pm

A couple . Actually , I think I'm going to re-read the Harry Potter books .
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:18 pm

I have a big pile of books to read almost as big as my to play game pile. I'm adding books to my book pile all the time. I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books yet. Just so many books and games so little time.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:07 pm

Finished Toys by James Patterson. Read Murder in the Museum by Simon Brett. It is part of the Fethering Mystery series that is very good.

Now reading Hatchepsut by Joyce Tyldesley.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:47 pm

I just saw a t-shirt I want to get: Life is short. Read fast. Very Happy

I finished all of Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance mysteries, and all were real page turners. I just started the non-fiction Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscuit. She's an excellent writer.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:34 am

I tend to read a lot of books as well. Some of the many authors I enjoy reading are:


Charlaine Harris
Dan Brown
David Baldacci
Dean Koontz
Dennis Lehane (if you haven't read Shutter Island I highly recommend it)
Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child (I loke most all of their co-authored books)
Greg Iles (very atmospheric, good page turners with lots of twists)
Harlan Coben (just a good writer)
James Patterson (good page turners, quick reads)
Janet Evonavich (quick reads)
Jeffrey Deaver
Jim Butcher (like his Dresden files books)
John Sandford
Jonathan Kellerman
Justin Cronin (only has 'The Passage' published so far, but it was good)
Kathy Reichs
Ken Follett
Lee Child (love all his books)
Michael Chrichton (RIP)
Michael Connelly (good detective novels)
Nelson DeMille (a great author, love his books)
Nevada Barr
Ridley Pearson
Robert b Parker (RIP)
Robert Crais
Scott Smith (only published a few books so far but like them all)
Stephen Hunter (very edgy books but really good page turners)
Stephen King
Stieg Larsson (RIP)
Stuart Woods (a very good writer, books are a quick read)
Thomas Perry (love his books)
W.E.B. Griffin (good storylines for fans of military/police thrillers with reoccuring characters)
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:05 am

You've got a lot of my favorites there, Lakerz. I just pre-ordered the new Dresden Files novel, which should be out in a week or two.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:19 am

Some of my favorite authors are on your list too lakerz. And a few new ones that I think I'll try.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:28 am

Finished reading Hatchepsut .

Now reading A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:21 am

Right now I am reading An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin, the comedian. I can't say that it is a great book, but it surprised me that I am enjoying it as much as I am.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:11 am

I recently received 'Game of Thrones' by George R. Martin as a gift. I guess it is the first one of a series of books that take place in this world. I know there was an HBO show based on these books that recently aired. Before I read it though I have 4 or 5 other books to come first though, ha ha. Looking forward to reading Harlan Coben's new book, 'Live Wire'.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:42 pm

Good day fellow book worms. Last time I was at the doctor I stopped at a little second hand bookstore and bought the first 3 books by R.A. Salvatore. It only cost me $9.00 cdn. I started reading the first book and find that he uses a lot of descriptive words to describe things. I like Brooks better for that but I haven't really gotten into Salvatore's book much. But from what I've read looks promising

I'm really looking forward to reading Brook's new book but I don't want to get it from the library, so I'm waiting till it shows up at the second hand store. Well I'm off, happy reading everyone sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:32 pm

Strangely enough some of the best books I've read I had a difficult time getting into. Enjoy tour easing StarLite.

Finished River in the Sky. It was filling in a time gap in the series. Elizabeth Peters has stated that she had only intended for the Amelia Peabody seies to go up to the end of World War I and the discovery of King Tut's tomb. Both of which occurred in Tomb of the Golden Bird.

Read Death in the Stocks and A Blunt Instrument by Georgette Heyer.

Now reading No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:40 pm

I've been reading quite a lot lately (and not gaming at all. lol!). 'Parrot and Olivier' in America was very good as was 'The Music Of Chance'.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:09 am

Finished reading:

No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer

If anyone wants to know how to shoot a man crossing a narrow bridge, without being near the rifle from which the shot was fired, the answer lies within the pages of No Wind of Blame.

The pleasantly vulgar Ermyntrude, whose fortune is as ample as her curves, supplies the motive as well as a certain air of jollity to the scene.


They Found Him Dead by Georgette Heyer

They Found Him Dead concerns the double murder of cousins Silas and Clement which the resourceful Superintendent Hannayside eventually unravels, because he realizes that the noise of detonation was not necessarily the report of the Colt .38

Duplicate Death by Georgette Heyer

London is the scene for a duplicate bridge party given by a social climbing hostess on the lookout for a good match for her beautiful but dumb daughter. Then the party is interrupted by murder and then a duplicate death before Inspector Hemingway manages to sort out the clues.

Georgette Heyer best known for her Regency romances also wrote six Historical novels and twelve Mystery novels.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:08 pm

lol!

I don't know how you guys do it. I can barely find enough time to read my mail anymore let alone a book. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:01 pm

I just finished The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, a friend of mine is doing the cooking for the movie and he is playing the sausage maker in the movie ... it's one of those when you pick it up.. you finish it the next day... fun read.
ABOUT THE BOOKS

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone fighting against you?

Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death - televised for all of Panem to see.

Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

WINNING WILL MAKE YOU FAMOUS. LOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATH.
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