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I go through different stage's of genre interest. Recently, I've been re-reading Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. These were book's that I read MANY years ago and I'm now enjoying them again.

I also enjoy Fantasy and Science Fiction, but from the "old school". Asimov, Clarke, Pohl Anderson, Orson Scott Card (even though I don't agree with his "politics".

I've read Faye Kellerman's books, but can't get into the latest.
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Yes, it's the new book written by J. K. Rowling under a different name. I might get it.

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Thanks Fern. How have you been?
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I've taken a detour in my fantasy reading. I've been threatening to read the Southern Sisters Mysteries for a year or so. I've finally taken the plunge and am halfway through the series. I must say that I am enjoying the adventures of Patricia Anne and Mary Alice.
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I just finished Shirley Jones's new book. Bad idea. One of these days I will learn not to read about people I admire.
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Luanne, Shirley and her big mouth have been all over tv,pushing that damn book..if she was on anyones most admired list, she fell off with a thud!

Moraine I have read all the southern siters series, and loved them..I think htere are no new books as the author has past away.I vaguely remember reading that.
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Trip, it's too bad she's gone because those two are so funny!
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Anyone into S.J.Perelman books ?
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No, LF.

I'm about to start the last book in the Southern Sisters Mysteries. I almost don't want to because I know there are and never will be any more.
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I think my first was the bad hair one....loved the sisters, loved the setting, loved the arguments.....I have seen a few of my fave authors pass away. Lawrence Sanders was one who had some more books after he passed, then another author took over. You might enjoy his writings..I know I did.


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Any readers of Dame Agatha Christie ?
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I'll put him on my list, Trip. It's a long list. I've got a couple of books to read now but I'm going to miss the sisters. I really want to go to Birmingham now.

LF, I was in high school, but that's been a good while back.

Trip, one of my favorite writers, Robert Jordan, died before he could complete the epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time. Thankfully, his widow got the very talented Brandon Sanderson to write the last book from notes and recordings that Jordan had left.
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I was in HS too many years ago to count
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What I meant to say was I read Agatha Christie in high school.
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Trip, if you started with Murder On A Bad Hair Day, then you have a treat because that was the second book. Murder on a Girl's Night Out is the first book. Mary Alice buys a place called the Skoot N Boot. Maybe you can read the series again.
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I don't own and have no intention of buying one of the ebooks. I don't buy books either - only read each one once so I go to my local library and get them for free ... or might buy a used paperback to take on a cruise. My library gets the books (particularly the best sellers and authors I like) right away.

There's the initial cost of the ebook, then around $9-10 for most others and though I've never tried one (as in just holding it), I don't think it would be as comfortable to hold as a book. I have observed cruisers using them and they seem to enjoy - it's just my opinion. So all those $10 +, I can add to my cruise piggy bank!
I understand that you are reluctant, but if you like to cruise or just to travel, there is no more convenient way to take several books with you than on a small, readily accessible device that weighs but a few ounces. Really, its great!!
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If you like really good and very realistic cop crime novels, You will love Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series. It follows the exploits of a rather independent and sometimes brash LA detective.

here's a list of his truly excellent books which are easily found on Amazon for Kindle: https://www.google.com/search?source....0.cV1qFqj4Hg8
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I am reading it now. It is very good. Not much Harry potter there! Very different style.
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I have actually not bought a hard cover or paperback book since I got my Kindle. I find it very easy to hold and I have the cover with the light, so it works great....You can also find some great deals on e-books...
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Has anybody seen the ads for the new Kindle with the Mayday option? I could have used them recently.having issues with magazine subscriptions.
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Has anybody seen the ads for the new Kindle with the Mayday option? I could have used them recently.having issues with magazine subscriptions.

I have seen it, and find it very cool, but I have always been impressed with Amazon customer service.
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It's nice to see this thread again. What's everybody reading?

I started "Litter of the Law" by Rita Mae Brown. Pretty good so far. Keith ordered Charles Krauthammer's new book for his hospital stay.

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I've seen the commercials. I don't have the fancy Kindle Fire though. I've not upgraded. I do agree it's a very cool option, but like Luanne, I think that Amazon has great customer service.

Judy, I've not read Rita Mae's new book yet. I did just finish the new Chet and Bernie book ( The Sound and the Furry) though and it was good. Before that I read Jocelynn Drake's Dark Days urban fantasy series. It was good.

Oh, and I voted this morning in the Goodreads best books of the year. You guys need to vote if you have not already.
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I am reading a Rick Murcer book, Drop Dead Perfect...waiting for his new Manny Willaims book, soon to come out, set in Vegas. He recently had a contest, on FB, and, I was one of the winners..I got an autographed copy of Caribbean Moon, his book that got me started.

I recently finished Stuart Woods new one...he is so prolific, he has another coming out in January which I preordered....its so nice to turn on my kindle and see his books waiting for me,...
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I just finished Tim Conway's book. Sounded like a fool, laughing out loud so much.

Judy, I have Charles's new book, but haven't started it yet.

Trip, I still have the Virgil book, but haven't started it.
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Gavin MacLeod,, the Captain, was on my friend's son's tv show,and he gave him a copy of his new book...it's on it's way to me now..should be interesting..Love Boat secrets? I hope so!
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I am reading by a local ex-t.v. anchor, Kelly Lange called "Graveyard Shift." She wrote a few others, too, but suddenly stopped. I don't know why.

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