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Post by lovekitties on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:19 pm

I've been re-reading some Sentinel/Stargate SG1 fanzines
I just started reading Sacred Evil by Heather Graham. It's a supernatural mystery where the police detective is investigating a series of jack the Ripper type murders in modern day Lower Manhattan/Five Points. The first murder just took place a few blocks from where I work
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Post by lovekitties on Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:57 am

finished Scared Evil and started the latest Dragon Riders of Pern novel, Sky Dragons by anne and Todd Mccaffrey. This is the last one Anne wrote before her death
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Post by lovekitties on Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:11 pm

Finished Sky Dragons.
just started on a kids book, Return to Foreverware, which was based on the first episode of the series Eerie, Indiana.
Did you ever watch that?
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Post by fluffnstuff on Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:37 pm

I never did watch it. Almost a month ago, I started to reread Storm of Dragons by George R.R. Martin. I'm at least 3/4 way through.
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Post by lovekitties on Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:29 pm

is that in the throne of swords series, Fluf?
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Post by fluffnstuff on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:50 am

I meant Storm of Swords not Storm of Dragons. I'm still out of it mentally with loss of Pugsley. It's part of the Fire and Ice series, at least that's what the series is being referred as.
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Post by Suzzzz on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:27 pm

I got the audio book Queen Isabella (scholarly but accessible work about a 14th century English queen involved in politics, treachery and possibly murder) from the library to listen to in the car. I've gotten so hooked I'm going to forgo a real book this weekend and listen to the rest. I have about 11 discs left of the 18. It's gripping!
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Post by Sue Short on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:10 pm



Who wrote it. If it's the queen I'm thinking of, she was known as the She Wolf of France.
Reading another Pizza shop murder mystery.
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Post by Suzzzz on Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:25 pm

Alison Weir.

Isabella was known as the She Wolf of France. Weir makes a case for a much richer interpretation of her actions.

If you're at all interested in this sort of thing, I'd suggest starting with Weir's Innocent Traitor, a "fictionalized" account of the life of Lady Jane Grey. It must be called "fictionalized" because who knows what was actually said at one time or another way back then, but Weir's research and reconstruction of events is flawless. That's the one that got me hooked.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Weir


Sue: You posted as I was about to. Edited to say that I will check that out!



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Post by Sue Short on Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:29 pm



Suzzz, I'll check it out. Check out the movie Lady Jane, it with Helen Bonhom Carter, Patrick Stewert.
Good movie. Worth checking out.
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Post by lovekitties on Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:48 am

reading another romance with a cheesy title "The Italian Count's Defiant bride" . I got it from the library's garbage.
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Post by fluffnstuff on Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:06 pm

I finished Storm of Swords yesterday.
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Post by lovekitties on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:01 pm

just read SUN GATE, a book in the Stargate SG1 series that I borrowed from the Library

Am now reading SUDDENLY by Candace Camp, a historixal romance that I puikced up from the library trash on Friday
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Post by Suzzzz on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:36 pm

My Thrift Shop is having a book sale. Gotta love that! My gym pal has a beach week coming up and I got her some fun paperback mysteries and a mint hardback of one of my favorite books, Step Ball Change, all for $2.50. Going back to shop for myself tomorrow! Very Happy
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Post by fiffur on Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:36 pm

Read "Mr. Monk is a Mess" in only two days! Now reading "Eureka: Substitution Method" that I picked up at a sale along with the other two in the series.
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Post by lovekitties on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:27 pm

almost finished with SUDDENLY.
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Post by fluffnstuff on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:39 pm

In the past month, I read Sphere and Lost World both by Michael Crichton.
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Post by lovekitties on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:52 pm

over the weekend I read a fan fiction novel based on the Sentinel and Sports Night
also read a couple of femaile PI novels:
Dominoes by Laura Gordon and Blood Ties by Laurel Pace

I'm currently readin Keeping Secrets by Jasmine Cresswell about a reporter trying to help a woman find her sister, who everyone thinks committed suicide 3 years ago
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Post by fiffur on Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:53 am

Am now halfway through Eureka: Brain Box. I just cracked that book open last night.......
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Post by lovekitties on Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:44 pm

still reading Keeping Secrets. I've only been reading it on the train on the way to work so it's taking some time. Hope it will be finished tonight or tomorrow.
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Post by fiffur on Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:07 pm

And finished that book last night. Now onto the third and so far final book of the Eureka series......
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Post by lovekitties on Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:39 pm

finished Keeping Secrets
read a Deborah Knott mystery Rituals of the Season by Margaret Maron set in North Carolina. Love the accents. this was a Library throwaway
read a mystery called Silent Sea by Patricia Rosemoor . a dolphin trainer is murdered
now reading a YA book called Wolf brother by Michelle Paver- a fantasy set 6000 years ago, #1 in the Chronicles of Ancient darkness. This is another library cast off
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Post by Suzzzz on Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:25 pm

Read a fascinating memoir this weekend of a woman, she must be 42 or 43 now, who was raised by crazy hardscrabble English parents in Africa. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood

From Publisher's Weekly via Amazon:
tender, intensely moving and even delightful journey through a white African girl's childhood. Born in England and now living in Wyoming, Fuller was conceived and bred on African soil during the Rhodesian civil war (1971-1979), a world where children over five "learn[ed] how to load an FN rifle magazine, strip and clean all the guns in the house, and ultimately, shoot-to-kill." With a unique and subtle sensitivity to racial issues, Fuller describes her parents' racism and the wartime relationships between blacks and whites through a child's watchful eyes. Curfews and war, mosquitoes, land mines, ambushes and "an abundance of leopards" are the stuff of this childhood.

Fuller's remarkable affection for her parents (who are racists) and her homeland (brutal under white and black rule) shines through. This affection, in spite of its subjects' prominent flaws, reveals their humanity and allows the reader direct entry into her world.


I wouldn't have lasted 2 seconds in her world. Not 2 seconds. A remarkable book.
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Post by BobCat on Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:21 am

Suze, you remind me of a story from a subcontractor I worked with. She's an Iranian woman who snuck out of the country in the dead of night all by herself at the tender age of 15 or 16 in constant fear of being caught and raped or killed. I'll always remember sitting in a group having lunch with her, and people were complaining about their lives when they were 15-16 - you know the kind of troubles kids of that age have. And then you hear her stories, and they'll curl your hair. We really do have 1st world problems here, and sometimes we need to see a real human who has real problems to appreciate our world again.
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Post by lovekitties on Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:20 pm

I know what you mean. When I was 16 my biggest challenge was getting beatles tickets.
I am in awe of these women
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