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Megs79

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« Reply #195 on: September 06, 2005, 03:33:31 PM »

I just finished "In Her Shoes" by Jennifer Weiner and 1st to Die by James Patterson.  Actually, I also just finished 2nd Chance by James Patterson (audio book) and am working on the audio book of 3rd Degree by James Patterson.  They're the "women's murder club" series.  I recommend them for anyone that likes Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta novels.

I like audio books.  2nd chance was my first foray into them.  Now I'm addicted.  I have one book I listen to in the car, and one I read at home.  Brilliant.
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« Reply #196 on: September 26, 2005, 10:50:16 AM »

Just picked up Neil Gaimen's new one, Anasasi boys. Am debating whether to start it now or to wait and read it while I'm on maternity leave...
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« Reply #197 on: September 26, 2005, 11:05:53 AM »

Arg.  I read like 4 or 5 books since I last posted, but I can only remember
"Assassination Vacation" by Sarah Vowell.  Dammit.
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« Reply #198 on: October 05, 2005, 12:56:37 PM »

I just finished the first Harry Potter book and am now reading So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star by Jacob Slichter after no less than 10 recommendations from friends.  I'm gonna finish that one in under 4 days, which for me is ridiculously fast.

Next is the second Harry Potter, and the third and fourth (my sister in law is gonna have a hernia if I don't finish the first four before the next movie.
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« Reply #199 on: October 05, 2005, 04:09:00 PM »

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Arg.  I read like 4 or 5 books since I last posted, but I can only remember
"Assassination Vacation" by Sarah Vowell.  Dammit.


Hooray, I remembered some of them:

Desert blood : the Juárez murders by Alicia Gaspar de Alba
It was super interesting.  Apparently there have been something like 500 murders in Juarez, right across from El Paso.  This book takes a fictionalized view of some of the happenings.  I think it's pretty fucking sad that most people have never heard of this, and that it took reading a work of fiction for me to even hear mention of it.

Year of the hyenas : a novel of murder in ancient Egypt by Brad Geagley
This book was interesting.  Apparently based on a real conspiracy against Ramses III, so imagine some CSI/Law & Order folks investigating that back in the day.

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by J.K. Rowling

Midnight cab by James W. Nichol
The only book that's seriously made me feel ill after some grizzly murder details.  I've read freaking *everything* but this topped the cake.  Honestly, it wasn't even that great of a book either

Zorro by Isabel Allendale
I loved it.  I've really enjoyed several of Allendale's books though, so I might be biased.  This purports to be the "true" story behind the legend of Zorro.  It was well done, and a new twist on the old stories.  

Currently:
Harry Potter & whatever the second book is & with.
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« Reply #200 on: October 05, 2005, 04:10:41 PM »

I think the second Harry Potter is "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Smirnoff Vodka (TM)".

Rowling's cashing in even more on the re-prints of the books.
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« Reply #201 on: October 21, 2005, 01:44:14 PM »

Slow Cookers for Dummies
The Lady & Sons, Too by Paula Deen (another cookbook)
Better Homes & Gardens Biggest Book of Slow Cooker Recipies

And yes, yes, I'm enough of a nerdy book reader that I actually *read* these

So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star by Jacob Slichter
McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales I guess this is the version *before* the other one I read.  It's the one edited by Michael Chabon.
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« Reply #202 on: October 22, 2005, 02:20:01 PM »

I'm reading my cousin Matthew's newly published book "The Wine List 2006", which will be an excellent reference for this year's wine purchases for us.

I'm also nearly finishing "Cider With Roadies" by Stuart Maconie, So I'll be starting to re-read "The Harlem Cycle Volume 1" by the great Chester Himes.
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« Reply #203 on: November 07, 2005, 08:41:54 PM »

Just finished Anansi boys by Neil Gaimen, it's really good. Not something you'd normally think of as a Gaimen work, it's more of a modern retelling of old folklore (and I mean old) - maybe more along the lines of American Gods but with more levity. I recommend it.

Also read "going postal" by Terry Pratchett, very funny and a fast read - kept me busy while I was in labor.
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« Reply #204 on: November 11, 2005, 09:29:10 AM »

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Just finished Anansi boys by Neil Gaimen, it's really good. Not something you'd normally think of as a Gaimen work, it's more of a modern retelling of old folklore (and I mean old) - maybe more along the lines of American Gods but with more levity. I recommend it.

Also read "going postal" by Terry Pratchett, very funny and a fast read - kept me busy while I was in labor.


yay, i am finally picking this up next week.  so excited.
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« Reply #205 on: November 11, 2005, 09:32:19 AM »

I got the new Patricia Cornwell (predator) from the library
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« Reply #206 on: December 09, 2005, 02:04:37 PM »

I am reading THE HISTORIAN by Elizabeth Kostova.  It is really good- the NY Times review described it as "Da Vinci Code meets Dracula."  It's a pretty hefty book at about 640 pages, but it's been worth it so far (I'm on about page 250).  My bf is interested in it, so I ordered it for him for Xmas.  I've borrowed it from the library, and I have to return it in a few days (I'll have a busy weekend).
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« Reply #207 on: December 09, 2005, 03:52:22 PM »

Way-hey! I made out like a bandit today at our company book sale:
I Was There: Gigs That Changed the World huge coffee-table type book about concerts and festivals
Metallica: This Monster Lives by Joe Berlinger and Greg Milner
A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War--Russia 1941-1944 by Willy Peter Reese
Jimi & Me by Jaime Adoff
Jailbait by Leslea Newman
Strange Tales from Ohio
Mediterranean Vegetarian Cooking
DVD Gus Van Sant's Last Days
Double DVD set After School Specials
plus two jars of curry powder (mild roasted curry powder and vegetable curry powder)

All that for under 30 clams
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« Reply #208 on: December 09, 2005, 05:00:59 PM »

I'm reading Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg.  I'm about a hundred pages in and I'm really loving it.
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« Reply #209 on: December 10, 2005, 12:53:39 AM »

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Way-hey! I made out like a bandit today at our company book sale:
Double DVD set After School Specials


Ooooo...I'm jealous....I was contemplating those when I saw them in Virgin.  Which ones are they?
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