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Old September 6th, 2010, 07:45 PM
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Sookie Stackhouse is a wonderful character
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I fisnished the C.Coulter book, and now I am starting on the new book by Andrew Morton, about Angelia Jole.
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I fisnished the C.Coulter book, and now I am starting on the new book by Andrew Morton, about Angelia Jole.
Most people are aware that she is the daughter of Jon Voight .However ,Voights brother is Chip Taylor ,music and song writer who wrote Wild Thing .
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If you like Sookie Stackhouse, then maybe you'd like Anita Blake by Laurell K. Hamilton. The Rachel Morgan/Hollows series by Kim Harrison is good, and it's not as violent as the Anita Blake books. These are both series, so if you don't like series stay away.

For rather light reading I enjoy the the Sister Jane and Mrs. Murphy mysteries by Rita Mae Brown.
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I'm familiar with the character from True Blood ,not from the book .
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You might try the books. There are ten so far and they are better than the series, although the series isn't bad.
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We also had a book mobile that came every Sat....don't see those these days..

I can always recommend J. Grisham, just love his books, reading one now that is just a few short stories...
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Johnthedog, on page 1 you asked about NOLA in Jan.

Well, in Jan. of 1995 we were there the week after Christmas. Our SIL played for the Saints and we were going to their game. I think it was on New Year's Day. It had SNOWED about an inch or so the night before and not only that, but the bridges were all covered with ice! My DD and SIL lived on the West Bank at that time, so there was no way to get to the dome w/out crossing a bridge! This was pre-Katrina, but still, they don't exactly have a lot of winter road clearing equip. down there! Fortunately, they de-iced the main bridge that we needed to cross about 30 min. before game time and we made it. In fact, it was so weird seeing a snow covered cruiseship sitting at the dock as we went over another bridge right by downtown!

Basically, you can expect it to be either: fairly chilly (the humidity can make it feel downright cold) or fairly nice! We always go down a day or so after Christmas and sometimes it feels a bit warm to us, but we live in the midwest. In the evenings I usually wear either a wool blazer or leather jacket. And often wear gloves just because my hands get cold easily. A lightweight fleece jacket that you can layer over something else would prob. work o.k. It is not going to feel like you are leaving out of Miami in April, but it might not be freezing either. Watch the weather reports and pack accordingly. Also remember that when you are on the water, it can get breezy and untill you are well down into tropcial waters it is probably going to be pretty cool out on.
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it snowed on Christmas 2004 also ...I've been in New Orleans 12 years and grew up in the north so January can be cool, but generally the weather is moderate..bring a sweater and a light jacket just to be safe..it does get cold at night
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Currently I am reading the Chet and Bernie mystery series by Spencer Quinn. The stories are narrated by Chet, who happens to be a dog. Bernie is his master and a private investigator. I am awaiting the third in the series "To Fetch a Theif" due out this month. I am second on the list at our library.

At this moment I am reading "Voodoo Histories: The Role of Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History" by David Aaronovitch. It seems appropriate since I got into a debate with a conspiracy nut who claims that our President was groomed from birth as part of a grand plot by the "Illuminati" in thier quest for global domination as was all of his predecessors since Kennedy. In my opinion, if that is true, they are damn poor conspiritors if domination has taken them that long.
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I'll have to check out the Chet and Bernie series. The books by Rita Mae Brown I mentioned have animals as main characters. Mrs. Murphy is a cat.
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I love Rita Mae Brown's books. She's got a new one out soon, I saw on Amazon. It's new, not a part of the Mrs. Murphy series. Looks to be good, though.

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Thanks for mentioning that. I'll have to check it out.
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I like anything by Jonathan Franzen, Pat Conroy, Kate Atkinson, and Philip Craig, to name a few.
All I need now is a cruise! No seriously, since I gave up all tv years ago, I have a life filled with reading at the end of the day. But, really, I do need another cruise!
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Luanne,
I love the Catherine Coulter series of FBI thrillers that starts with The Cove.
Other favorite authors include James Patterson ( Alex Cross series and Women's Murder Club series, especially ), Debbie Macomber, Lilian Jackson Braun, Dianne Mott Davidson, and Jennifer Chiaverini.
I am a fan of what they call "cozy" mysteries.

I usually manage to finish 3 or 4 books a week. I have always loved to read. Have thought about getting one of the electronic readers but don't know if I could give up the feel of a book.
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I highly recommend novels by Sol Weinstein involving US Secret Agent Israel Bond
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I haven't seen any books by Lillian Jackson Braun for a long time.

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I'm with you Cathy, I absolutely love the Alex Cross series by James Patterson, they don't get much better than that.
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A few authors who have great series..Nancy Cohen, Bad Hair Day mysteries...Elaine Viets...Mystery Shopper, & Dead End Job series,and Laura Levine...when a new book from any one of them comes out..I gotta get them
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Summer reading recommendations :

Gloria Malette has written approximately 17 novels .Any one would make good summer reading .
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I just read the three books in the Chet and Bernie series and I want more. I also read the Rita Mae Brown book Judy was talking about a while ago and enjoyed it. Wish I could find more like that.
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I highly recommend Nemesis by Philip Roth .
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Kevin are you a columnist for a local paper in Acapulco?
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just finished "Lost In Shangri-La" by Mitchell Zuckoff..great book based upon a true story about a WW2 rescue mission in New Guinea using a glider when the 3 survivors (including a WAC) were surrounded by prehistoic tribe members
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The next book I shall be reading is:

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
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