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Re: What are you reading?

U Is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone Series #21)  

 

Almost current with this series. Now I have to wait for the next letter.

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U Is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone Series #21)

 

Almost current with this series. Now I have to wait for the next letter.

 

I enjoy this series!  I heard Ms. Grafton started writing these books because when her husband left her she was plotting to kill him then turned these murders into gold by writing these stories.  Anyone know if this is true?  Just wondering.

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I too love this series, but I never heard that. Here is what Wikipedia says about Sue

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sue_Grafton

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bookwormmom4 wrote:

U Is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone Series #21)

 

I enjoy this series!  I heard Ms. Grafton started writing these books because when her husband left her she was plotting to kill him then turned these murders into gold by writing these stories.  Anyone know if this is true?  Just wondering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 I Googled Wiki:

 

While going through a "bitter divorce and custody battle that lasted 6 long years," Grafton imagined ways to kill or maim her ex-husband. Her fantasies were so vivid that she decided to write them down.

 

She had long been fascinated by mysteries that had related titles, including those by John D. MacDonald, whose titles referenced colors, and Harry Kemelman, who used days of the week. While reading Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies, an alphabetical picture book of children who die by various means, she had the idea to write a series of novels based on the alphabet. She immediately sat down and made a list of all of the crime-related words that she knew.

 

This exercise led to her best-known works, a chronological series of mystery novels. Known as "the alphabet novels," the stories are set in and around the fictional town of Santa Teresa, California. It is based on Santa Barbara, outside of which Grafton maintains a home in the suburb of Montecito. (Grafton chose to use the name Santa Teresa as a tribute to the author Ross Macdonald, who had used it as a fictional name for Santa Barbara in his own novels.)

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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez: Book Cover

 

I started this one yesterday but in Romanian..:smileyhappy:

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Re: What are you reading?


KathyS wrote:
bookwormmom4 wrote:

U Is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone Series #21)

 

I enjoy this series!  I heard Ms. Grafton started writing these books because when her husband left her she was plotting to kill him then turned these murders into gold by writing these stories.  Anyone know if this is true?  Just wondering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 I Googled Wiki:

 

While going through a "bitter divorce and custody battle that lasted 6 long years," Grafton imagined ways to kill or maim her ex-husband. Her fantasies were so vivid that she decided to write them down.

 

She had long been fascinated by mysteries that had related titles, including those by John D. MacDonald, whose titles referenced colors, and Harry Kemelman, who used days of the week. While reading Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies, an alphabetical picture book of children who die by various means, she had the idea to write a series of novels based on the alphabet. She immediately sat down and made a list of all of the crime-related words that she knew.

 

This exercise led to her best-known works, a chronological series of mystery novels. Known as "the alphabet novels," the stories are set in and around the fictional town of Santa Teresa, California. It is based on Santa Barbara, outside of which Grafton maintains a home in the suburb of Montecito. (Grafton chose to use the name Santa Teresa as a tribute to the author Ross Macdonald, who had used it as a fictional name for Santa Barbara in his own novels.)


That is so interesting.  Who would have known!!  I am only on B Is for Burglar (Kinsey Millhone Series #2)  , but I am really hooked!

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Re: What are you reading?

I couldn't wait any longer, so I  added

The Devil in the White City  to the books I am currently reading.  It is so good, I think I'll be devoting myself to it solely.

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seasanddollar wrote:

I couldn't wait any longer, so I  added

The Devil in the White City  to the books I am currently reading.  It is so good, I think I'll be devoting myself to it solely.


Let us know what you think

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Sheltering Hearts

 

Another free e-book that supports single mothers getting out of abusive relationships.

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A_G_D wrote:

Sheltering Hearts

 

Another free e-book that supports single mothers getting out of abusive relationships.


Thanks Andreea, Robyn Carr is a great author, I've enjoyed a few of her Virgin River novels

 

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The Iron Knight

 

Currently Reading

The Mephisto Covenant

 

Happy Reading :smileywink:

 

 


 

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The Blue Light Project  I am currently reading 2 books.

 

On the nook I am reading: The Blue Light Project

 

And I am also reading a DTB: The Enemy

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Re: What are you reading? Tears of a Hustler PT 3

Tears of a Hustler 3 picks up
right where part two left off. Things get serious when Marvin the leader of a
powerful up coming gang decides he wants to take over Pauleenas
empire.



With her back against the
wall Pauleena defends her territory by any means necessary even if it means
killing everything moving. With her main soldier gone she has step up to the
plate and get her hands dirty. The streets will rain money or blood it’s their
choice but giving up her throne is not an option. Who will be the last hustler
standing?


Once
against Silk White takes readers on a ride they won’t ever forget

Now Available for Nook

 

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Re: What are you reading? Tears of a Hustler PT 3

Garden Spells  Reading this one for my face to face book club. Much lighter than I expected. Hope  there's a little more depth later on for some good conversation.

 

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pjpick wrote:

Garden Spells  Reading this one for my face to face book club. Much lighter than I expected. Hope  there's a little more depth later on for some good conversation.

 


Well pj I guess it depends on your idea of depth, it's not mind bending, it does have a fair amount of mystery to it and a little woo woo thrown in. Mostly her novels are light, easy to read with very imaginative characters. Its sort of chick lit of literary fiction if that makes sense.

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I'm reading

Then Came You  

 

I just love her novels, this one is no exception.

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dhaupt wrote:

pjpick wrote:

Garden Spells  Reading this one for my face to face book club. Much lighter than I expected. Hope  there's a little more depth later on for some good conversation.

 


Well pj I guess it depends on your idea of depth, it's not mind bending, it does have a fair amount of mystery to it and a little woo woo thrown in. Mostly her novels are light, easy to read with very imaginative characters. Its sort of chick lit of literary fiction if that makes sense.


I'm liking it more now that I'm further into it (thanks, Insomnia!). I've already jotted down some discussion points.

 

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Freaks by Tess Gerristen Rizzoli and Isles short story
Help me down the crooked road. Lead me to the light. I'm not sure I know the way but with you beside me, I'm certain we'll make it through.
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A Prisoner of Birth 

 

Started this yesterday, seems to drag a bit at the beginning, but I am hoping it gets better as I go. I really liked his other books.

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Re: What are you reading?

The Facts of Life  I had to give in to my love of books that are not in the best seller or mainstream. Found this one at a second hand bookstore. I'm having to adjust to the writing style but so far it's kind of funny. (I'm only 30 pages in). And it has short chapters! I love books with short chapters!