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    Junior Member TheCloser's Avatar
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    Great thread Yankeegirl. Just finished Julia Stuart's: "Pigteon Pie Mystery." A humerous historical mystery of Hampton Court with a little romance thrown in. Also loved: "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" (life on Guernsey Island when occupied by Germany in WW2.) Also love Frank Delaney's books: Ireland (myth, history with a story) was great and loved "Shannon."

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    just got the newest John Sandford book today, can't wait to get started!

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    Just finished The Women of Atomic City. Very good book about Oak Ridge, TN and the atom bomb.

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    My sister just gave me Mary Chestnut's Civil War - firsthand account of the Confederate experience taken from Marys' diaries. A little dry lol but has its moments of greatness - lots of skimming going on for sure. I need to go to a book store and see whats happening - I really miss Barnes & Noble - sigh....
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    Recently read "Guests of the Emperor" by Janice young Brooks. It is from the 90's I think. It is fiction but based on a true story of women in a Japanese prison camp during the war. It is probably not a book I would have chosen but a friend gave it to me to read and I really enjoyed it.

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    I have been reading the Jayne Ann Krentz (contemporary)/Jayne Castle (future - sifi or??)/Amada Quick (historica) Arcane series. They are all by Jayne Ann Krents, but she uses a different name in the different eras. There are a lot of non-series books with the same authors and I have read and enjoyed most of them. I have also enjoyed Norah Roberts, Amanda Carr, Janet Chapman (time travel), Lynn Kurland (time travel), Ann McCaffery (fantasy) and Mercedes Lackey (fantasy) and re-read them freqiently. I too have a kindle and have been introduced (via some free books) to Sharon Gillenwater and Jillian Hart. There are so many others (I read a lot and DH wants me to get rid of the paperbac/hardback books now that I have a kindle)

    With a church group, I have been reading "The Story -- The Bible as the continuing story of God and His people".
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    I have been re-reading some old favourites. Dick Francis is a british author whose mystery books always have something to do with racing. Also, Deborah Smith--Where the Heart Is--lovely book set in Southern USA about a girl who champions a boy from 'the wrong side of the tracks' and how their lives eventually come together. I have read several others that she has written but this one continues to be my favourite. Linda Howard, Jennifer Crusie (do NOT read any of her books on an airplane because they will have you eying your seatmates and squirming in your seat!!), Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown--I have a shelf of goto books that always deliver. Thanks for some new authors that I will definitely check out.
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    Yankeegirl, if you like history, make sure you've read John Adams, by David McCullough... a little farther back in time is Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel...

    enjoy!
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    Why am I not surprised that so many of us are readers? I was in the book selling business for nearly 20 years. That is one of the few retail businesses where the vast majority of the customers are ever so nice. I do have to admit that the computer does cut down on my reading time and, yes, I still read fisical books whose pages I can turn and flip back to an early part I missed. I have found that the majority of authors that use swearing in their books, it is because it is appropriate to the character. Let's be realistic, if you are reading about bad guys, shouldn't they be bad guys? I actually do not concentrate on it and usually do not even remember it so if someone asks me about language, I honestly cannot tell them yes or no.
    By the way, one of my favorite historical novels is the Red Tent by Anita Diamont which tells the story of Dinah, daughter of Jacob and sister of Joseph.
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    Just completed the latest Joel C. Rosenberg series, "The Twelfth Imam", "Tehran Initiative" and "Damascus Countdown".

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