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Old 04-18-2012, 09:29 AM   #12946
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I'm reading Mockingjay now, I'm not liking it as much as the first two but it's not bad.

And I just saw The Hunger Games in theatre, great movie.
I thought it was better than the 2nd book, but I still didn't like it as much as I expected to
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:48 AM   #12947
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:34 PM   #12948
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I thought it was better than the 2nd book, but I still didn't like it as much as I expected to
I finished it last night, I still think the first two were the best but I still give Mockingjay 8/10 stars.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:44 PM   #12949
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Just finished reading Barnburner, by Sharon Lee (co-author of the Liaden series). This is the first of two mysteries set in the fictional town of Whimsy, Maine in the late 1980's. The protagonist is Jen Pierce, a reporter on the local newspaper.

These are short reads (~180 pages), but like everything Ms. Lee writes it is well crafted and well written. The computer/BBS stuff is true to its era, but obviously dated by today's technology, and small town, independent, newspapers like this are certainly rare today, but overall the book is an excellent read and I'm looking forward to the second one, Gunshy. Definitely recommended.
And now have finished Gunshy, the second of the two Jen Pierce/Maine mysteries. I enjoyed it, but it left me sad that this series got dropped and never continued. I'd very much have liked to see how the characters developed. None the less, definitely recommended.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:48 PM   #12950
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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. On sale today only 4/18/12 Amazon price matching B&N for $2.99 so I grabbed it. I have intended to read this for ages yet can't seem to bring myself to pick up the hardcover. Well, I thought it was a good rationalization to purchase.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:51 PM   #12951
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:36 PM   #12952
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Since I have been going through my TBR pile and the collected freebies from here, I saw Mystery of the Titanic - A Complete Account With Photos, Newspaper Clippings, & Description. Titanic 100 years: April 15, 1912 to April 15, 2012 (Titanic 100th Anniversary) by Pierre Beaumont "Journalist" - sure it had newspaper clips and photos, but couldn't enlarge or really read them on my K Fire. Thank goodness it was a freebie, as I finally just skimmed it. "Journalist" of what? I didn't even bother to find out.

Switching back to some Egypt themed books, I am about to start The Buried Pyramid by Jane Lindskold. I just picked this up from Tor, when I saw the thread started by Pete731, Free books from Tor, in our Deals forum. It's $7.99 at Amazon published by Macmillan. The reviews are up and down the scale, so it will be interesting to see if I like it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:14 PM   #12953
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I'm done reading Justice Hall. I enjoyed it a whole lot. It seems that since the slight downward slippage of the 3rd book, A letter of Mary, each book since seem to be a bit better than the previous one. This afternoon/evening I'll be beginning to read book 7, The Game.
Wow!! The Game was fantastic. I'm now beginning book 8, Locked rooms.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:35 PM   #12954
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:39 PM   #12955
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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. On sale today only 4/18/12 Amazon price matching B&N for $2.99 so I grabbed it. I have intended to read this for ages yet can't seem to bring myself to pick up the hardcover. Well, I thought it was a good rationalization to purchase.

This is a great book, which many consider to be one Irving's best books.

Enjoy!


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Old 04-19-2012, 08:47 PM   #12956
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Cool Mary Russell - Locked Rooms - a short sample

In Locked Rooms, I just loved this passage (it sure gives you some of the flavor of this series):
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Luckily, Holmes had left the drive gate open; in fact, he was standing in the front door-way, watching us approach.

“A bit of first aid, Holmes,” I greeted him with. “Mr Something here took a bullet for me, and needs patching up. I could use a couple of aspirin for my head-ache. And I seem to have lost another hat.”

“Why does it not surprise me that the sound of a pistol would herald the arrival of my wife,” Holmes drawled, and stood away from the door so we could enter.



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Old 04-19-2012, 09:01 PM   #12957
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:58 PM   #12958
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:05 AM   #12959
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:22 AM   #12960
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Big +1 for that. I envy you the chance to read them for the first time (if it is the first?).
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