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Cooksie

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Finished The Associate - really good! Now I'm on Grisham's 2nd Jake Brigance (A Time to Kill) novel.

The Innocent Man - Grisham's first book based on a true story that he told through his Brigance character. It's the story of Ron Williamson who was falsely accused/convicted and put on death row in Oklahoma for almost 10 years. Willamson gets within a few days of lethal injection before he gets a stay of execution and is finally proven innocent. This one will make you doubt the good-old-boys justice system, which is common in the South, big time.

Sycamore Row was really good too.

The Hangman's daughter. Set in the 1650's Bavaria. by Oliver Potzsch ***** stars.

I'm going to have to try that one.

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts was really good...shades of Patterson's Kiss the Girls.
 

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Where the Crawfish Sing....so very good, not finished yet but have a hard time putting it down, best for 2019 so far

Best book I read in 2018 - The Forgotten Girls by Alexa Steele, free on kindle

From Amazon: "In an elite suburb of New York City, girls are dying. That doesn’t happen in Greenvale, with its immaculate lawns, exclusive yacht clubs and multi-million dollar mansions. But behind its perfect façade, its trimmed hedges and luxury cars, a darkness lies. Girls, dependent on Adderall, outmaneuver each other to get into top colleges, while the mothers’ need to live vicariously only makes it worse."

I have to wonder if the author knew something about what was happening, and has hit the news now, with the celebrity parents (actress from Fuller House, for one) paying big bucks to get their kids into select schools and even paying to have their kids' test scores changed. Paying to have test scores changed is unbelievable :( :( :(.

I usually read the free kindle stuff but ended up buying the sequel to that book. The main character is a female special unit detective and is both tough as nails and still feminine. You have to love her male sidekick too.
 

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I have heard of your book, Cooksie, "Where the Crawdads Sing", since it has received such good reviews. Your added endorsement of it makes me want to read it even more.

I'm reading "In the Woods" by Tana French. It's had mixed reviews by the readers on Goodreads website. I'm only about a quarter of the way in - I like the way she writes.

Lee
 

Cooksie

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You're right, Q-Sis. It is Crawdads instead of Crawfish.

I finished it this morning and just loved every minute of it. I hope you'll give it a try. It's pure genius how she weaves details of the insect and bird mating habits into the plot of the story.

One small thing I don't like about reading on kindle is that you only see the title/author once when you choose and load it to the kindle. With a book, you see both title/author every time you pick it up, so I tend to forget those details with kindle. If there is a way to get the title/author to show up on each page, I haven't figured it out.
 

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If you're bored and looking for a good read, I recommend Lots of Little Fires by Celeste Ng. It's a multi-family drama. I'd give it about about at 4+. After I read that, I read her first book All the Little Things I Never Told you but didn't like it as well.
 

Cooksie

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Lots of reading going on in my house

This morning I finished The Secrets of the Little Stones by Melissa Payne. It's a mystery. I don't usually like clairvoyant/ghosty/spooky books, but this one really held my attention.

As usual, the author brings it all together at the end. She left me with one little niggling question, but I don't want to spoil the book for anyone else.
 

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Lots of reading going on in my house

This morning I finished The Secrets of the Little Stones by Melissa Payne. It's a mystery. I don't usually like clairvoyant/ghosty/spooky books, but this one really held my attention.

As usual, the author brings it all together at the end. She left me with one little niggling question, but I don't want to spoil the book for anyone else.

My Mom was a librarian and she taught me to love to read. Since I retired I’m back to reading every day and lately almost all day :)

Just finished re-reading Tony and Anne Hillermans Navaho police series with Joe Leaphorn, all 23 of them. Recently Rex Stout and Isaac Asimov. Working on a thriller by David Archer today.
 

Cooksie

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Summer of '69 - Elin Hilderbrand
Really good - high ratings on Amazon

I've got a Lindsay Boxer book going but don't even know the title of this one. I used to read those all the time but became tired of them.
 

QSis

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Let's see ... I recently finished "Bertie", the biography of King Edward VII. I wanted to know more about him after watching the PBS series "Victoria", where Bertie was depicted as a problem child. A long, detailed, but largely readable book that satisfied my curiosity.

I ordered John Connolly's first two books of his Charlie Parker series and just finished the first one, "Every Dead Thing". He's a great writer, but this one had too many characters and multiple plots - hard to keep track. If the second one is the same, I won't be ordering any more of those.

Right now, I'm reading a page-turner that was raved about by my next door neighbor, ironically called "The Couple Next Door". Excellent! Like peeling the layers of an onion as secrets are revealed, and I hear that the ending is terrific.

Lee
 

Cooksie

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Just placed a hold on The Couple Next Door and am #2 on 5 copies

Looks like something I will really like

Thanks, Q-Sis :mrgreen:

You are more of an intellectual reader than me, so that King Edward book doesn't sound like something I would like.
 

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You are more of an intellectual reader than me....

Cooksie, I'm really not.

I typically read about murders, mayhem, suspense and horror, with an occasional scandalous biography (love gossip!) or a disaster ("Dark Tide - Boston's Molasses Flood" was a pip!)

I just received my next biography about Dorothy Parker ("What Fresh Hell is This?") - the brilliant and witty writer and member of the Algonquin Round Table in NYC. My grandmother was a great admirer of Dorothy, and I'm fascinated with her as well.

On your recommendation, I listened to the audiobook "Where the Crawdads Sing" in my car. It was a departure for me, but I really liked it!

Let me know how you liked "The Summer of '69". I love good books that are set in Massachusetts.

Lee
 
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Jim_S

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I love good books that are set in Massachusetts

Robert Parker’s Spencer and Jesse Stone series are some of my favorites.

I’ve read several books a week long as I remember. Library checkout and I haunt Amazon for free or 99 cent bargain kindles

I just subscribed to Kindle Prime. $9.99 a month for access to thousands of books and you can read all you want.

Jim
 

Cooksie

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Cooksie, I'm really not.

I typically read about murders, mayhem, suspense and horror, with an occasional scandalous biography (love gossip!) or a disaster ("Dark Tide - Boston's Molasses Flood" was a pip!)

I just received my next biography about Dorothy Parker ("What Fresh Hell is This?") - the brilliant and witty writer and member of the Algonquin Round Table in NYC. My grandmother was a great admirer of Dorothy, and I'm fascinated with her as well.

On your recommendation, I listened to the audiobook "Where the Crawdads Sing" in my car. It was a departure for me, but I really liked it!

Let me know how you liked "The Summer of '69". I love good books that are set in Massachusetts.

Lee

I've already finished it, and loved it. It was mostly set in Nantucket. After that I read The Identicals, which is set in both Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. I liked Identicals but not as much as Summer of '69.

I don't really think either of those is your kind of book, may be wrong though :).

Robert Parker’s Spencer and Jesse Stone series are some of my favorites.

I’ve read several books a week long as I remember. Library checkout and I haunt Amazon for free or 99 cent bargain kindles

I just subscribed to Kindle Prime. $9.99 a month for access to thousands of books and you can read all you want.

Jim

When I bought my Kindle, it came with a trial period of Kindle prime. I read some really good books but didn't think it was worth $10 per month to keep it up.

I can usually find enough to read at my Northeast Tx combo of libraries.

Do you, by any chance, know how to join other libraries that aren't in your city/county? I have thought about asking my sister for her library number in Harris County and signing up through there too. She doesn't even use it. I've tried to tell her how to do it all, but she just mutes me :blush: .

If that's illegal or cheating or something, I don't want to know how.
 

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Does anyone read Edward Hoch?

Great whodunits like Dr Sam Hawthorne a 1920’s country Doctor who solves mysteries by his powers of deduction and Nick Velvet a thief who only steals things with no value.

A lot of his work appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.
 
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Cooksie

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Just placed a hold on The Couple Next Door and am #2 on 5 copies

Looks like something I will really like

Thanks, Q-Sis :mrgreen:

You are more of an intellectual reader than me, so that King Edward book doesn't sound like something I would like.

This hold came through quickly, and I am loving this book. The burner phone has just entered the picture :brows:.
 

Cooksie

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Loved The Couple Next Door...all the twists and turns


Robert Parker’s Spencer and Jesse Stone series are some of my favorites.

I’ve read several books a week long as I remember. Library checkout and I haunt Amazon for free or 99 cent bargain kindles

I just subscribed to Kindle Prime. $9.99 a month[/COLOR] for access to thousands of books and you can read all you want.


I've re-thought this. I am going to sign up for kindle prime. I thought about cancelling my Hallmark Movies Now, but said WTH, I'll just do both.
 

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I was told I must read John Green's "Looking For Alaska".
I'm going to put an Amazon order in.
It even sounds like something I like!
 

Cooksie

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I was told I must read John Green's "Looking For Alaska".
I'm going to put an Amazon order in.
It even sounds like something I like!

I've read that and loved it too. Don't put it down until everyone enters the scene. You'll see what I mean once you get into the book.
 
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