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Good Morning all you faithful Readers out there. It is going to be rather sultry here today in WPA. We are supposed to have some storms today and tomorrow. Expecting three days of temperatures in the low 90's. As we have been having cool nights the flowers and vegetable plants don't look as good as they should.
I finished THE KITCHEN HOUSE by K Grissom. If you liked THE HELP you will enjoy this book. I have just started STOLEN PREY by John Sandford. This is a Lucas Davenport novel.
Up next is PRIVATE GAMES by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. Then I have HEARTWISHES by Jude Deveraux. Our library has finally got connected with ebooks. My grandaughter was with me when I picked up books yesterday and the librarian told her about it. She has Kindle Fire but has a hard time getting any time on it since it is summer and three boys are wanting on it most of the time. LOL Ages 7 - 5 and 4. It is truly amazing to me how young they are and use a Kindle Fire.
Hope everyone has lots of reading time this week and those who have Father's still here will celebrate with him today if possible.
It is beautiful Father's Day here in Atlanta. I am listening to The Beach House by Jane Green. The author has spent the first 10 chapters developing the back stories on all of the characters who I assume will come togehter at the Beach House in Nantucket. I am enjoying the book so far.
Happy Sunday, and thank you,. Margaret, for turning on the lights here in our little corner of the library.... seems to be getting smaller every week. But, I truly admire the regulars, as you said, "the faithful readers."
Tampa is typical for this time of year, going into what they call the summer rain pattern, meaning that when the sea breeze comes in off the Gulf of Mexico, and meets the heat along the coastal areas, sudden and scattered showers are likely. Temps hovering around 90 with the humidity levels varying from 75 to 90%.
Reading was slow for me this past week, but I did manage to finish THE LITIGATEORS, by John Grisham. This started out kind of scattered, but it quickly settled down to a very good story, dealing with mass tort lawsuits against major drug companies, and a tiny law firm with no federal court experience who bumble their way through. It is a rather rude awakening to realize the billions of dollars spent in this industry - it was not only a good book, but a very good eductional insight into product liability.
And, my last mainstay, a book that I'd pick up when I ran out of other stuff to read, Kitty Kelley's THE ROYALS. It is a very long book, but quite interesting in that she relates of inside information, things that you may not have know about or that tells more of the behind the scenes parts of stories that we did know about.
Up next is James Patterson's KILL ALEX CROSS. I picked it up at the grocery store today because none of the books that I have on hold at the library are in yet... and I cannot be without a book.
Happy Reading, Everyone....
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I wonder if the reason for the low number of posts was due to people not being able to get on the site. I tried several days and got the dreaded "Page Load Error". My monitor died and I was without internet for 6 days. I read a book a day during this time. My DD brought a monitor needs, so I am back to keeping up with my friends.
The books I read were: THE OLD WINE SHADES by Martha Grimes
A NEW LEAF byThomas Kincaid ans Katherine Spencer
DOWN THE DARKEST ROAD by Tami Hoag
AFTER TEX by Sherryl Woods
PHANTOM PREY by John Sandford
AS YOUNG AS WE FEEL by Melody Carlson
H OTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Jamie Ford
THE BURGLAR IN THE RYE by Lawrence Black.
Some of these I liked better than others.
We had a horrible storm on Thursday. We got over 9" of rain at our house. As you can imagine, a lot of flooding of creeks and rivers around here. We needed the rain, but not that much. We are supposed to get more rain later today and tonight and for the next few days and with the ground saturated now, it will not be good. It is too bad that the weather can not be manipulated to go where it is needed. So many places are in desperate need of rain fall.
I am currently reading John Sanford's 2nd book in the Virgil Flowers series, Heat Lightning. I am about 1/2 way through, and enjoying it. As many of you know, Sanford's books are set in Minnesota, and it is kind of fun to read about places you are familiar with.
A friend gave me a couple of Harlan Coben's books on Friday. I think I remember reading something of his a couple of years ago. I have quite a few books on my TBR shelf, so I am not quite sure what I will read next.
Hope that everyone has a nice Father's Day with their families.
Good Reading to All!
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Give Sue the full details regarding the problem and she can then contact the techs to help solve the problem. Sue is very good, and will usually respond back quickly.
Harlan Coban's early books are quite different from the ones he is writing now. He is an excellent author and regardless of what you are reading of his, you are in for a pleasant experience.
I have not been reading for the past couple of days due to an eye treatment. However, I am waiting for the new Linda Castillo book to arrive. She writes mysteries that take place in Amish Country and I love them. Freddie, I wondered how you were doing with the weather. I had read in the Star Tribune about the storms and I also know that Rochester got some bad weather also. We were in the upper 80s here today and the National Fire Service out of Boise is predicting a bad wildfire season here in the west because of the drought. We had very little snow pack this past winter and that is not good as it is too dry and the reservoirs are not full either. Hope all you readers have a wonderful day and a good week.
Good morning, everyone. I just finished REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier for our book club this month. I read it so long ago that it was like reading it for the first time. An excellent book.
I finished Robyn Carr's Virgin River series and I hated to have it come to an end. I really enjoyed the series. I love her writing.
I also finished MARIANNA by Susanna Kearsley. I think she is my favorite author. What a wonderful book and what a surprise ending. I've read THE WINTER SEA at least three times. I'm ready for her to write another book. Her books are addicting.
Next month's book club book is WONDER GIRL by Don Van Netta, Jr.
Hope you all have a great day.
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I didn't get on here last week just due to being so busy. Not much reading last week either..same reason.
I did get to finish Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie. I thought it was good. I finished listening to Songs Without Words by Ann Packer.. when I first started listening, I thought "now this seems familiar". turns out I had read it before but I wanted to keep listening because i really didn't remember the story. About 1/3 the way through I remembered, but at that point I wanted to hear it again :)
I just started listening to books in another way.. I bought a little ipod shuffle and joined an audio book club and now I can listen to books while I walk. Makes the miles go so much! faster. So far I'm loving this new way of reading / hearing good stoires. My first audio book is "Defending Jacob" and it is really good so far. I know several of you here have read, and I think enjoyed this book.
Just started listening to (on my way to work) Into the Storm by Suzanne Brockman..too soon to see I'm going to love this one.
And I'm reading "Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain. This book is really enjoyable so far.
Hope everyone has a great week and is safe from bad weather, storms or wildfires.
Good afternoon from hot and sultry East Tennessee. We finished spring with it being the warmest in the history books. We are very dry and need rain. It's getting a little cloudy; maybe we'll have a thunderstorm. Margaret, your weather is usually much like ours.
I'm a very slow reader these days. I usually owe the library some fines. I'm about 1/3 through THE AFFAIR by Lee Child. It takes place in Mississippi in a small town where there is an army base, and women are getting raped and killed. This is a thick book, and I have to have it back in two weeks since it's a new book. I'm going to have to read more and faster especially since I have another new book to read and get back at the same time.
I think most of us are so busy in the summer with outdoor things and family, we have less time to read and chat. I hope we contimue to have a good group as I have found so many good books on the site, and I have gotten to know you. And thanks, Margaret, for being our starter.
I hope all of you stay well and have a good week. Take care. Be good to your self.
Hi all from NY. A beautiful but cool Monday afternoon here. Enjoying it as I have heard on Wednesday we will have temps around 97 degrees. Everything I have read lately has been good. I finished both John Harts books, The Last Child and I think the other one was Up River. First time I have ever read him and liked him a lot and will now read his 1st one. Also read Jonathan Kellermans The Victim and enjoyed that. Now am reading Lisa Scottolines Come Home which is due in 3 days and I am not even half way through. I hope everyone has a great week, Kathi
It is to reach 95 degrees today and tomorrow. The rain showers passed by us without leaving any moisture. We are exceptionally dry. The farmers are hurting . My grass has not been mowed in 3 1/2 weeks.
I am almost finished with J.D. Robb's SALVATION IN DEATH. I like these books, and hope she keeps writing them.
Happy Wednesday evening, and just giving us a bump... I have been sick with a terrible cold, and finally seeing the light of day... I hope to be able to post tomorrow. For now, happy reading to all my really good reading friends.
The Sign of the Book by John Dunning
The Bookwoman’s last fling by John Dunning
John Dunning is a "new to me" author - definitely quite readable. Found another one at the library but forget what it is called right now,
Hi everyone, haven't been on here in awhile but I have been reading alot, 4 books in the last couple of weeks. Just finished Erica Spindlers see Jane Die, excellent book, thought I had it all figured out but NOT!!!
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