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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jestak » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:14 pm

I've just finished The Green Ripper, by John D. MacDonald. This is another in the Travis McGee series, with Travis doing what he seems to end up doing quite a lot--setting out to avenge the death of a woman.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jestak » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:11 am

Current reading:

1) Alone, by Lisa Gardner. This is another of Gardner's taut thrillers. Massachusetts State Trooper Bobby Dodge, a sniper with a special SWAT team, shoots and kills a man named Jimmy Gagnon in a hostage situation. But there's far more to the situation than Bobby realizes, and he finds himself in the middle of a deadly net of plans and counterplans which he'll be lucky to get out of alive. Another good one from Gardner.

2) Shakespeare After All, by Marjorie Garber. Garber is a lit professor at Harvard, and she's written an often illuminating set of essays, one devoted to each of Shakespeare's plays. This one is pretty good and accessible to a general reader if you're at least somewhat familiar with some of the plays.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by LadyGhost06 » Sun May 01, 2011 12:01 am

I'm reading "The Dead-Tossed Waves" by Carrie Ryan. Next on my list will be "The Dark and Hollow Places" by Carrie Ryan. That will finish up the "Forest of Hands and Teeth" trilogy.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by BlueStarEgo » Sun May 01, 2011 4:42 pm

I just started City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and Succubus On Top by Richelle Mead today.

I've heard lots of great things about City of Bones. I'm hoping I won't be let down.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by cullengirl » Sun May 01, 2011 7:51 pm

^It's a good series, BlueStarEgo.I found it a little confusing at first but really enjoyed it.

I'm currently reading;

Clarity by Kim Harrington and Stay by Deb Caletti
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by dandyvampgirl_13 » Sun May 01, 2011 8:06 pm

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. I like it. If it weren't for Benedict Cumberbatch, I'd take Hercule over Sherlock any day.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by bac » Tue May 03, 2011 9:55 pm

Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer. It is set in regency England and is pretty witty. I'm enjoying it.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jestak » Tue May 03, 2011 11:42 pm

dandyvampgirl_13 wrote:The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. I like it. If it weren't for Benedict Cumberbatch, I'd take Hercule over Sherlock any day.
And the nice thing about the Poirot books is that there are so many of them. Some of the best, IMHO, are The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, and Cards on the Table. Don't overlook the Miss Marple books, either.

I'm reading The Snake Tattoo, by Linda Barnes. This is her second book about Carlotta Carlyle, the ex-cop turned PI and cabbie. In this one, she's working on a pair of cases, each of which has her looking for a young woman. Her ex-superior with the Boston PD, Lt. Mooney, is in trouble with Internal Affairs over a fight, and needs her to find a prostitute with a tattoo of a snake. At the same time, a boy from an elite prep school hires her to find his runaway girlfriend. It's pretty good so far; this is a series I plan to keep up with, although it isn't quite as good as some of my favorites.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by dandyvampgirl_13 » Wed May 04, 2011 6:43 pm

Jestak wrote:
dandyvampgirl_13 wrote:The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. I like it. If it weren't for Benedict Cumberbatch, I'd take Hercule over Sherlock any day.
And the nice thing about the Poirot books is that there are so many of them. Some of the best, IMHO, are The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, and Cards on the Table. Don't overlook the Miss Marple books, either.
I'm sort of excited to read all 80 of them. I'm just reading the more popular ones of hers before my Clue-themed church camp at the end of June. I have the Orient Express, the Nile and the first Miss Marple in my to read pile, too.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by RebeccaCullen » Wed May 04, 2011 9:50 pm

Though I've temporarily misplaced the book after going to the beach on Friday, I'm reading Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.
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