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A little U2 for St. Patrick's Day:
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I loved

 

The Book of Lost Things .  Kinda creepy, but really good.  Lost fairy tales are living out an alternate world under the big knarly tree in the back yard of WWII-era David's home.  The characters start to call to him and trap him in that world.

 

It sounds like a chidren's story, but it is definitely NOT.  It is about the loss of childhood in the face of serious and complex family dynamics.  A very strange coming-of-age story.

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I loved it, too. And since I love short stories, I REALLY loved Nocturnes.

 

 

Nocturnes

 

 

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Hi Debbie-

Thanks for the wishes. No I have not read Connelly before. The 9 Dragons sounds good as do the other great suggestions that everyone has posted. I must really get busy finishing my next manuscript so I can relax and enjoy some of these choices!

 

Sun is out in my part of the world and it promises to be a great day. I hope everyone else has one too!

 

JIm

 

 

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The Scarecrow

 

 It can get confusing, because there are two authors with similar names but very different writing styles:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Connolly, who is known for his eerie Charlie Parker mysteries, which have supernatural/paranormal elements

 

 

Michael Connelly, who has a long-running series about the fabulous Harry Bosch

 

 

Crime Beat

 

 

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More books for my TBR pile! The question is will I live long enough? hehe

 

Jim

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I might make it through my pile if I live to be 150 years old.

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becke_davis wrote:

I might make it through my pile if I live to be 150 years old.

 

(laughing)

 

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150! That is an admirable goal! (hehe) I'm wondering if I can take my list with me to the next life so I don't have to start over from scratch!

 

Jim

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Jimcolombo wrote:

150! That is an admirable goal! (hehe) I'm wondering if I can take my list with me to the next life so I don't have to start over from scratch!

 

Jim

 

 

I like that idea!

 

 

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Whew, yesterday was a nerve-wracking day. As I'm sure you noticed, the sign in process somehow froze up and locked everyone out, moderators included.

 

Hopefully, the problem has been fixed. I'm happy to be back, and I hope you are, too!

 

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Hi everyone! My name is Tawnya and I am a mystery lover! Most of my books are mysteries or cookbooks. Some of my favorite mysteries are ones that combine cooking and mysteries such as the books my Joanne Fluke. I am really into the Domestic Bliss mysteries by Leslie Caine right now too. I am just so ecstatic to be able to finally post on this board!  

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Believe me, we're ALL glad we can finally sign in! Thanks so much for joining us!

 

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Yay for signing in! Im JJ and am a 5th year bioengineering student at Penn State.

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I just want to remind everyone to stop by and read about Ellen Horan's fabulous debut, 31 BOND STREET!

 

 

31 Bond Street