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      • 330. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?
        Alex Garcia
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        • 331. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?

          Antiphon (Psalms of Isaak Series #3) 














          I also recently read a deplorable book, a vanity press type deal.  The Soma Man It was lent to me by an acquaintance and it was just bad.  Stay away from it is my opinion.



          • 332. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?


            The Race (Isaac Bell Series #4) 



            Publishers Weekly

            Set in 1909, bestseller Cussler and Scott's nifty fourth adventure thriller starring Isaac Bell, ace detective with the Van Dorn Detective Agency (the company motto: "We never give up. Never"), focuses on airplanes. The previous three outings featured locomotives (The Chase and The Wrecker) and a submarine (The Spy). Bell must protect Josephine Frost, an aviatrix competing in the Whiteway Atlantic-to-Pacific Cross-Country Air Race, from her deranged ex-husband, Harry Frost, who's trying to kill her for various complicated reasons. Sabotage among the flying pioneers competing for a ,000 prize for the first one to cross America in 50 days is rampant. A number of subplots provide twists, but it's the battle between the handsome, daring Bell—"His frame was whipcord lean"—and the hulking, diabolical psychopath Frost that will keep readersturning the pages. Evocative period detail, brave men and women and their fabulous flying machines, and nonstop action add up to plenty of fun. (Sept.) 

            • 333. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?
              • 334. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?
                Mysteries and thrillers is a popular category. Not everyone is interested in the same categories. No need to shout, though; we hear you just fine. All capital letters is hard on the eyes and interpreted as shouting. With your interest in free books you may want to look at this thread: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-Book-Discussion/Free-NOOKbook-summary-thread-please-no-OT/td-p/713884/page/222
                • 335. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?

                  As for me haven't been doing that much reading lately. Found that I hardly read any more as well.  Have to say do have times like this and others don't. Guess it depends on the book itself as well.


                  Chasing Chaos:  My Decade in and out of Humanitarian Aid, Jessica Alexander


                  Warsaw 1944:  Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw Uprising, Alexandra Richie


                  The Men Who United The States:  America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible (Signed Edition) and Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories, Simon Winchester


                  The Girls of Atomic City:  The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, Denise Kieran


                  Toms River:  A Story of Science and Salvation, Dan Fagin


                  Country Girl:  A Memoir, Edna O’Brien


                  Juliette Gordon Low:  The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts, Stacy A. Cordory


                  A Midwife’s Tale:  The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


                  Have tried to read this before, but with no luck.  Hopefully, this time with more luck.


                  Nothing Daunted:  The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, Dorothy Wickenden


                  The author of this book is the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff.


                  A Woman in the Polar Night, Christiane Ritter and Introduction by Lawrence Millman


                  This memoir was written and published original in German.  Still is a bestseller and even after Ms Ritter’s death in 2000 at the age of 103.


                  Women Doctors in War (Williams-Ford Texas A & M University Military History Series), Judith Bellafaire and Mercedes Herrea Graf


                  Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate), Amy Thomas


                  Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman, Alice Steinbach


                  Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell


                  Have tried to read this before, but with no luck.  Hopefully, this time with more luck.


                  To the End of the Land:  A Novel, David Grossman

                  Have tried to read this before, but with no luck.  Hopefully, this time with more luck.

                  • 336. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?

                    The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

                    Can’t believe it took me this long to read it and especially with the movie version of it.

                    • 337. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?

                      My Age of Anxiety:  Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace, Scott Stossel

                      • 338. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?

                        jessicaabruno wrote:

                        The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

                        Can’t believe it took me this long to read it and especially with the movie version of it.

                        I finally got around to reading this one as well and just recently finished it. I have not seen the movie yet. 

                        • 339. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?

                          All Joy and No Fun:  The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, Jennifer Senior

                          • 340. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?

                            A Blind Goddess  


                            From Publishers Weekly


                            Starred Review. Pervasive racism in the U.S. Army during WWII frames Benn's excellent eighth Billy Boyle whodunit (after 2012's Death's Door). In March 1944, Billy receives an appeal from an old estranged friend, Sgt. Eugene Tree Jackson. A member of Tree's colored battalion has been arrested for the murder of Thomas Eastman, an English policeman, who was found with his head bashed in on his father's grave in the village of Chilton Foliat. Tree is positive that the accused was mistakenly arrested. Boyle wants to help, but he's pulled away into another homicide investigation west of London in which MI5 has an interest. The intelligence service's role may be related to the fact that the victim's landlords were two Germans who fled their native country because they opposed the Nazis. The superior plot and thoughtful presentation of institutional racism directed against American soldiers about to risk their lives for their country make this one of Benn's best. (Sept.)
                            • 341. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?
                              The Fiery Cross (Outlander Series #5)
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                                Crashed (Junior Bender Series #1)  




                                PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR OF HOLLYWOOD CROOKS

                                Junior Bender is a Los Angeles burglar with a magic touch. Since he first started breaking into houses when he was fourteen years old, he’s never once been caught. But now, after twenty-two years of an exemplary career, Junior has been blackmailed by Trey Annunziato, one of the most powerful crime bosses in LA, into acting as a private investigator on the set of Trey’s porn movie venture, which someone keeps sabotaging. The star Trey has lined up to do all that’s unwholesome on camera is Thistle Downing, America’s beloved child star, who now lives alone in a drug-induced stupor, destitute and uninsurable. Her starring role will be the scandalous fall-from-grace gossip of rubber-neckers across the country. No wonder Trey needs help keeping the production on track.
                                Junior knows what that he should do—get Thistle out and find her help—but doing the right thing will land him on the wrong side of LA’s scariest mob boss. With the help of his precocious twelve-year-old daughter, Rina, and his criminal sidekick, Louie the Lost (an ex-getaway driver), Junior has to figure out a miracle solution.

                                From the Hardcover edition.

                                • 343. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?

                                  Philomena:  The Poignant True Story of a Mother and the Son She Had to Give Away, Martin Sixsmith and Forward by Dame Judi Dench


                                  Now a major picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan

                                  • 344. Re: What is everyone reading (revisited)?

                                    Dark Invasion:  1915 Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America, Howard Blum

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