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 I noticed that Ann is reading a series of alphabet books and I was wondering what books everyone else is reading? I've got my nose deep into a book about the old West saloons. I really like the
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posted at 4/1/2013 7:33 AM EDT
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 I noticed that Ann is reading a series of alphabet books and I was wondering what books everyone else is reading? I've got my nose deep into a book about the old West saloons. I really like the old West history about 1700's-1930's. I've about finished all the West books in the library but then I just start over on my own collection. A series of books I enjoy is The Cat Who Mysteries by Lillian Jackson Braun. Recommended for light reading and quite a bit of humor! She recently died and it's a great loss. She wrote well into her elderly age. Ann-I have read all the alphabet series books by Sue Grafton also known as the detective Kinsey Millhone series. Another author I'm catching up with is Janet Evanovich, the numbered series. Smile

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posted at 4/2/2013 11:14 AM EDT
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my cleaning lady found this at Tuesday morning for my Christmas gift
it allows me to read hands-free   a boon to my hand problems      like you, I have a large collection of books to re-read            currently i'm re-reading Stephanie laurens   I used to buy 4-5 books a month  but walmart      has reduced it's book dept so drastically          and mostly re-issues  that all I find are books I already have     they have very few  new books anymore   and I don't do malls where the book stores are








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posted at 4/2/2013 12:39 PM EDT
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Right now, I am finishing up a Susan Mallery novel..."The Best of Friends".  I just discovered Mallery last year, and I am about 1/2 way through her list of books from years gone by.  However, I am anxiously awaiting Richard Paul Evans newest novel, "A Step of Faith", his 4th book in the "Walk Series".  It is due out on May 6th, and I have requested it from the Library, and already, I am 15th in line to read it.  Usually, by the time I request a new book, I seem to end up waiting months.  I should only have to wait about 3 weeks for this one.  He is an outstanding author!!

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posted at 4/2/2013 2:06 PM EDT
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I picked up 2 books on a recent trip to Goodwill.  Both new to me but they both sounded pretty good and one has recipes!
The first that got me is..The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr according to the cover..The quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece, it is a "spellbinding journey to discover the long lost painting known as The Taking of Christ.  A remarkable synthesis of history and detective story.
The other book, much lighter in nature...by Diane Mott Davidson Tough Cookie  A chef that can use the exposure to help out her catering business is offered a temporary stint hosting a PBS cooking show. In the book are 10 recipes.
I just might have to post a few of them as they look pretty good. 


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posted at 4/2/2013 2:08 PM EDT
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my cleaning lady found this at Tuesday morning for my Christmas gift it allows me to read hands-free   a boon to my hand problems      like you, I have a large collection of books to re-read            currently i'm re-reading Stephanie laurens   I used to buy 4-5 books a month  but walmart      has reduced it's book dept so drastically          and mostly re-issues  that all I find are books I already have     they have very few  new books anymore   and I don't do malls where the book stores are
Posted by nellie v

That is a pretty clever book holder.  Where did you get it..or I should say where could one get one since this one was given to you.
Is it a bother to turn the pages or is it pretty easy?  Not sure how firm the pages are held and if you have to remove the book from the holder to reposition the pages.

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posted at 4/2/2013 2:22 PM EDT
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my cleaning lady found this at Tuesday morning for my Christmas gift it allows me to read hands-free   a boon to my hand problems      like you, I have a large collection of books to re-read            currently i'm re-reading Stephanie laurens   I used to buy 4-5 books a month  but walmart      has reduced it's book dept so drastically          and mostly re-issues  that all I find are books I already have     they have very few  new books anymore   and I don't do malls where the book stores are
Posted by nellie v


 Nellie, do you go to the library? How about the used book stores? Many libraries have a mobile library and they can bring books to you if you are a shut-in. Also some libraries will send you books for free if you are disabled. Another thought is that if you go online you can request that they hold a book for you that you want to read-after reading the online list to see what you want! I like the book holder. I can see it's really handy to have!

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posted at 4/2/2013 2:27 PM EDT
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I picked up 2 books on a recent trip to Goodwill.  Both new to me but they both sounded pretty good and one has recipes! The first that got me is.. The Lost Painting  by Jonathan Harr according to the cover..The quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece, it is a "spellbinding journey to discover the long lost painting known as The Taking of Christ.  A remarkable synthesis of history and detective story. The other book, much lighter in nature...by Diane Mott Davidson Tough Cookie  A chef that can use the exposure to help out her catering business is offered a temporary stint hosting a PBS cooking show. In the book are 10 recipes. I just might have to post a few of them as they look pretty good. 
Posted by nikki p


 Nikki, we here are great fans of Diane Davidson and Tough Cookie was a good one! All her books are "food books" and there are several other lady authors that follow the same theme and ALL of the food books are good. Maybe because it involves food?  :) Many of the recipes are good in all of them!

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posted at 4/2/2013 2:31 PM EDT
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Right now, I am finishing up a Susan Mallery novel..."The Best of Friends".  I just discovered Mallery last year, and I am about 1/2 way through her list of books from years gone by.  However, I am anxiously awaiting Richard Paul Evans newest novel, "A Step of Faith", his 4th book in the "Walk Series".  It is due out on May 6th, and I have requested it from the Library, and already, I am 15th in line to read it.  Usually, by the time I request a new book, I seem to end up waiting months.  I should only have to wait about 3 weeks for this one.  He is an outstanding author!!
Posted by Darla M


 Darla, upon reading this I've now added Susan Mallory to my list!

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posted at 4/2/2013 5:29 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: BOOKS YOU'RE READING NOW? : That is a pretty clever book holder.  Where did you get it..or I should say where could one get one since this one was given to you. Is it a bother to turn the pages or is it pretty easy?  Not sure how firm the pages are held and if you have to remove the book from the holder to reposition the pages.
Posted by nikki p


nikki, she was at  Tuesday Morning      (a discount store here, similar to marshall's /home front)  and just happened on it and knew I had been trying to find something  so she got it for me        it actually has a moveable light & magnifying glass  that I don't use because every time I tried to move it it fell out off

if you click on the picture it will enlarge it      it is very easy to turn pages    the flaps that hold the pages can be in any position      depending on how far along you are

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posted at 4/2/2013 5:34 PM EDT
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Just finished killing Lincoln

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posted at 4/2/2013 5:39 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: BOOKS YOU'RE READING NOW? :   Nellie, do you go to the library? How about the used book stores? Many libraries have a mobile library and they can bring books to you if you are a shut-in. Also some libraries will send you books for free if you are disabled. Another thought is that if you go online you can request that they hold a book for you that you want to read-after reading the online list to see what you want! I like the book holder. I can see it's really handy to have!
Posted by vicki s


Vicki,
my closest library doesn't have paperbacks any more,  the next one has a friends group that has a store and they sell donated books         I get some there when I get over there when they are open   they have cut back on the library hours and even less on the friends store  I used to go to used book stores, but the only one left near me is huge and not in any kind of order and has an unpleasant musty odor that I can't handle for very long

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posted at 4/2/2013 7:15 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 Hi VICKI S;
 I too have read some" cat who" books& enjoyed the author's sense of humor...I read whatever hubby  picks up for  me @ the ibrary(  and TIME magazine & AAP's magazine ( modern maturity) also cereal boxes &  JUNK MAIL; I have not been able to stop reading since I started as a pre-schooler...as an only child books & 
my cat were my companions .In Response to BOOKS YOU'RE READING NOW?:
 I noticed that Ann is reading a series of alphabet books and I was wondering what books everyone else is reading? I've got my nose deep into a book about the old West saloons. I really like the old West history about 1700's-1930's. I've about finished all the West books in the library but then I just start over on my own collection. A series of books I enjoy is The Cat Who Mysteries by Lillian Jackson Braun. Recommended for light reading and quite a bit of humor! She recently died and it's a great loss. She wrote well into her elderly age. Ann -I have read all the alphabet series books by Sue Grafton also known as the detective Kinse y Millhone series. Another author I'm catching up with is J a net Evanovich, the numbered series.
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posted at 4/2/2013 7:23 PM EDT
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Hi NIKKI P;
GRANA  here;
 sounds good to me, nice premise for a story. I'll ave to go online to see  if our library has it & ask for it to be held for me; thanks for  bringing it o my attentionKiss









 has recipes! The first that got me is.. The Lost Painting  by Jonathan Harr according to the cover..The quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece, it is a "spellbinding journey to discover the long lost painting known as The Taking of Christ.  A remarkable synthesis of history and detective story. The other book, much lighter in nature...by Diane Mott Davidson Tough Cookie  A chef that can use the exposure to help out her catering business is offered a temporary stint hosting a PBS cooking show. In the book are 10 recipes. I just might have to post a few of them as they look pretty good. 
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posted at 4/2/2013 7:47 PM EDT
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Hi NIKKI P ; GRANA   here;  sounds good to me, nice premise for a story. I'll ave to go online to see  if our library has it & ask for it to be held for me; thanks for  bringing it o my attention  has recipes! The first that got me is.. The Lost Painting  by Jonathan Harr according to the cover..The quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece, it is a "spellbinding journey to discover the long lost painting known as The Taking of Christ.  A remarkable synthesis of history and detective story. The other book, much lighter in nature...by Diane Mott Davidson Tough Cookie  A chef that can use the exposure to help out her catering business is offered a temporary stint hosting a PBS cooking show. In the book are 10 recipes. I just might have to post a few of them as they look pretty good.  Posted by nikki p

Posted by ann h

 Ann you really must read all the "food" books Nikki and I talked of! There's others that write along the same story lines and they are also very good. Also I have to tell you that The Cat Who books are even better on tape (or CD I'm ancient and think "tapes" still.) The man who reads the stories has such great inflections in his voice and he puts the humor just right! Recommended!!

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posted at 4/2/2013 7:52 PM EDT
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Just finished killing Lincoln
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 Mary, that sounds like it was a large book! Was it a good one?

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posted at 4/2/2013 8:59 PM EDT
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I'm not reading anything right now.  I do like mystery novels.  I recently finished the Joanna Carl chocolate mystery series.

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posted at 4/3/2013 7:31 AM EDT
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I'm not reading anything right now.  I do like mystery novels.  I recently finished the Joanna Carl chocolate mystery series.
Posted by debbie b


 Hi  Debbie! Ahh.. Another food series? Were they good?

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posted at 4/3/2013 7:42 AM EDT
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I just finished Cleo by Helen Brown - a great cat story (and I'm a dog person).  I buy most of my new books at Sam's Club.  For used books the Salvation Army stores and Good Will stores are good sources.

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posted at 4/3/2013 7:45 AM EDT
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To mark my place in a book, I use a thin rubberband over the pages I've read.  That even enables to let me read on the elliptical trainer at the local wellness center.

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posted at 4/3/2013 8:22 AM EDT
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I just finished Cleo by Helen Brown - a great cat story (and I'm a dog person).  I buy most of my new books at Sam's Club.  For used books the Salvation Army stores and Good Will stores are good sources.
Posted by Mary Ann S


 Mary Ann I'm now adding Cleo to my list to read! I like the rubber band idea!
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