What book are you reading?

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    I actually bought a real life paper book today ~ I didn't even make it to the library. Harland Coben's Play Dead.

    Never heard of the author ~ but looks good!



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    I am currently reading "The Big Bad Wolf" by James Patterson. It is the 9th book in the 16 book (so far!) series featuring super detective Alex Cross.
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    I'm reading the ebook version of 1,000 Ways To Annoy The French
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    "Forge of Heaven" the sequel to "Hammerfall" by C.J. Cherryh.
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    I was looking at his books, but I wasn't sure which one was first or if even a sequel. I read a series of his once, Scott. It was so good and twisted!

    I can't recall what it was.:(
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    What is the number one way?


    Is it good, Ivan?
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    James Patterson has several series. Here are the Alex Cross books in order --
    Alex Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Clive and his son Dirk Cussler are coming to the St. Louis County Library in November and I plan on seeing them speak.

    I am just waiting for the next Steve Berry and James Rollins books to be released.
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    The top way to annoy the French is to be English-speaking, in other words British, America, Canadian etc. Everything that's ever gone wrong in France is an "Anglo-Saxon plot" against them. They don't realise that the Irish, Scots and Welsh are Celts!
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    You have to love her style before you tackle "Hammerfall". I've read about 35 of her works, half scifi opera and half fantasy.
    Scifi opera is a slow buildup kind of story. It's a complex situation with slow action and in her case, beautiful writing. She's renowned for being a 'builder of worlds' more than the military starship kind of scifi. She has several series such as 'Chanur' and my favorite, the 'Foreigner' series.
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    And lets give a big welcoming call-out to all our fellow iPad users in France, Quebec and other french speaking parts of the world.

    This is an international forum. Do you really want to generalize like this?

    CM
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    See how annoying it is?
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    Not really, I am French speaking but my dad was anglophone. I've lived with this duality all my life as a lot of my compatriots and also Cajuns of Louisiana and people of northern Ontario and New Brunswick and loads of others around the world. Only something as strong as genocide would shake us.

    I'm interested in this book you speak of, who's the author? Is it written with humor? With hatred? Is it good?
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    I think he is just talking about the book. Dontcha think?
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    Lol!
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    Read his Womens Murder Mystery Club series the ones that start with numbers... You will love it, lots of local reference.

    Currently reading Death Echo by Elizabeth Lowell....ebook of course.
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    That series is next... assuming there isn't another Alex Cross book released by the time I finish the last one!

    And yes, all eBooks.
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    Sorry to hijack the thread.. But you don't happen to be a member over at AR15Armory.com do you??
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    Me or King Hal? I am not.
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    Back to topic. Finished Once a Spy last week. A story about a superspy that gets Alzheimers and everyone wants him because they either want to off him because they are afraid of the secrets he will share or they want him to get the secrets he might share. His son, who doesn't know he is a spy is reunited with him.

    Great original take on a traditional spy story. I reviewed it on my blog. Once a Spy by Keith Thomson | Mr Shields: I'm a reader not a fighter

    I just finished up Hitchhickers's Guide to the Galaxy. Amazon has the ommibus edition (all five books) for $9.16 last I looked. It wasn't as funny as I remember it from 20 years ago. But well worth the time.
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    That sounds great ~ and I hate spy books! So, let me know what finally happens!:D

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