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I've been keeping up with (and laughing at) his Twitter posts for a while now and just recently read the review on Amazon for his book. It sounds like a great read.
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Currently re-reading "Warrior" by Donald E. McQuinn.

A post-apocalyptic novel (first of a trilogy) staged in the Pacific Northwest of the US.
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A few days ago I finished "Bright Shiny Morning" by James Frey and yesterday I made a last minute trip to the book store and picked up 2 new ones - "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen and "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks.
Anyone read any of these before? Any thoughts/critiques?
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I've just read a seriess of detective novels done by a husband and wife writing team who call themselves Barbara Allen. I'm really enjoying the humour and the fact that it's not a typical detective novel. I downloaded all the books in their Antiques series.
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I've just read a seriess of detective novels done by a husband and wife writing team who call themselves Barbara Allen. I'm really enjoying the humour and the fact that it's not a typical detective novel. I downloaded all the books in their Antiques series.


Has this inspired you to write another chapter or 10 in your series? Please say yes, please say yes.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. ~Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
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I've just read a series of detective novels done by a husband and wife writing team who call themselves Barbara Allen. I'm really enjoying the humour and the fact that it's not a typical detective novel. I downloaded all the books in their Antiques series.


Has this inspired you to write another chapter or 10 in your series? Please say yes, please say yes.



I have the next chapter written out in my book...I just need to sit down and type it. I have been distracted!
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I've just read a series of detective novels done by a husband and wife writing team who call themselves Barbara Allen. I'm really enjoying the humour and the fact that it's not a typical detective novel. I downloaded all the books in their Antiques series.


Has this inspired you to write another chapter or 10 in your series? Please say yes, please say yes.



I have the next chapter written out in my book...I just need to sit down and type it. I have been distracted!

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The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.
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I've just started "Beneath the Skin" by Nicci French. From the information in the blurb I don't think it's one I'll be reading just before bedtime!
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I normally loathe books which become popular because they are made into films so I have put off reading the Stieg Larsson -Millennium trilogies. I was taking a long flight so I decided to download 'The girl with the dragon tattoo'. It took me a while to get into it. He's thrown a lot of characters and things happening before actually getting down to solve the mystery. I loved it though.He paints these characters so well - A flawed womaniser going through a life crises, a very flawed and broken woman. It was a hard book to read because many moral boundaries are crossed but it was riveting. It's ending isn't entirely happy either. I read it straight through and downloaded the next in the series to my kindle. Worth the hype.
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The Seashell Anthology of Great Poetry. I'm trying to open my mind up to poetic styles. And the best way to learn is to read. It's really good actually and I've bookmarked about 30 or so poems that I love already. I might even try dabble in free verse.
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"Beatrice and Virgil," Yann Martel. It's one of his follow up books after the success of "The life of Pi."

Interesting read so far, a few chapters in. Talented writer, that's for sure.
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Kingdom of Fear by Hunter S. Thompson
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I've just finished The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffrey Deaver. It had so many twists and turns I couldn't put it down.

I'm onto Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich now for a change of pace.
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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron (translated by Lucia Graves)

This may become one of my top 5 favourite books!
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Currently reading The Girl who Kicked The Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson. Of the three books in the trilogy, this is by far the most difficult to get into. I've been reading it for a month and am barely a quarter of the way through it.
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In the Belly of Jonah by Sandra Brannan which is a slightly darker serial killer mystery novel. I'm enjoying it quite a bit. I seem to be in the mood for it at the moment.
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The Hare With Amber Eyes, by Edmund De Waal. A wonderful book chronicling his family's history and his legacy of 264 netsuke.


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An Anthology of Modern Italian Poetry, in English Translation with Italian Text.
Edited and translated by Ned Condini.
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"Private" - James Patterson
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School's Out Forever (one of the books in the Maximum Ride series) by James Patterson.
“Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.”


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I'm reading 'The evolution of Bruno Littlemore' by Benjamin Hale. Newly published. It is brilliant. It covers so many issues. How humans acquire language, equality for other species,
evolution. It also covers some surprising possibilities.
I enjoy it because I used to teach language acquisition in college.
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Just Kids, by Patti Smith. It's her memoir and tribute to Robert Mapplethorpe.


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Gypsy, I want to read that. I heard her speak last year at the big library here around the same time her memoir came out.


just some notes for a story I wrote up while there was a lull at work.
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The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn.

Vampire stories (good ones) are a guilty pleasure of mine that I don't normally admit out loud. This is apparently the first in a series and I'm just getting into it. I haven't read her work before.
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A Massage Therapists Guide to Pathology.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. ~Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead