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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs View Post
    I like John Grisham and Jeanette Oak also, but have gotten involved with collecting and reading the Robyn Carr books called the Virgin River series. (At least 13 of them) that focus on a area of California near Fortuna . It is a small forrested area with a lake and cabins, and has a combo of romance and adventure. I am enjoying getting to meet all the characters and the interaction over the years that come and go. The area was named Virgin River and is a real small community that grows some when tourist come and rent the cabins to fish and/or hunt. I've really enjoyed them. Collecting them from Amazon.com, sometimes for a penny, so it becomes a $4 book and worth every penny.
    I do want to someday obtain Killing Lincoln and seeing what that is about. Have lots of quilting and knitting books as well.
    I loved Killing Lincoln! It gets very exciting and I couldn't put it down. Read it in two days! Also, loved the movie called Lincoln. Terrific photography and acting.
    The Killing Lincoln movie will be on Nat Geo Feb. 17th. Saw that on O'Reilly the other night. Ready now to get Killing Kennedy. Loving this thread!

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    I am currently reading Winston Churchill:An Intimate Portrait by Violet Bonham Carter. Her father was H.H. Asquith. She first met Churchill when she was a young girl and admired him even then. Also have read Citizens of London by Lynne Olson. (Nonfiction) The main Americans discussed were W. Averell Harriman, Edward R. Morrow, and John Gilbert Winant (he replaced Joseph P. Kennedy as the ambassador to U.K.) Dwight Eisenhower is also discussed in the book. A very interesting history read. Also read The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough. The Johnstown flood took place May 31, 1889 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Well over 2,000 people died that day.

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    I like many of the books and authors already mentioned. I usually get them from the library. I also listen to books on tape while on the road. I buy books from 'Simple Truths". two of the best ones are "The Dash" (about how you live your life - the dash is the line on your tombstone between your birth and death) and The other is "First thing every morning by Lewis Timberlake. other favorites are "Talking to Heaven" by James Van Praagh and "Heaven is for Real".
    So I read, quilt, garden, crotchet, listen to comforting music and try to find good TV shows.
    Lost my husband over 13 years ago, began seeing someone 4 years ago. His funeral was yesterday. so will have more time for my hobbies and some travel and kids and grandchildren.

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    Forgot - I have an uncle that wrote "Birding from a tractor Seat". and now his daughter who was a teacher and now a trucker (drives semi's) has written a book "Semi-Serious". It is about her experiences on the road. Hard to put the book down. I certainly do not want that occupation !

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    I just finished a true story"January First, a Child's Descent into Madness" by Michael Schofield. It is about a five year old and the struggle the family went through trying to get mental help for their child.

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    I'm reading library ebooks Michael Crichton Congo (I'm trying to read all of his books). Plus I'm reading, No easy day by Mark Owen. Both are great books. I have gotten into the library ebooks, which saves me a lot of money. They have a fairly good selection. No late fees and if you don't mind 6 months or so old it is great.

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    Jan, have you read the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon? It is historical romance with time travel. I have the whole series and have read it a couple times. There is another book comming out later this year in this same series.

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    When I'm 'down' (usually in the winter months), I read historical romance novels; I know, a ridiculously mind-numbing worthless pasttime, but that's the point. I guess I like that the women are usually strong and overcome the limitations of their society at the time.

    Other than that, I read a lot related to my passions: quilting, cooking, and cottage life.

    Jan in VA

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    I'm on the second book in the Alcott legacy series by Mary Ann Minatra. Great historical novels that start in the 1820s through 1918. If you like books based on history these are some of the best I have read in a long time.
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    I have read the Agenda 21 book and also Janet Evanovich is a favorite. I find that I don't spend a lot of time reading books when I can be on here seeing what everyone else has accomplished!!
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    Right now I'm books by Heather Huffman. Most of them I got free on my Nook and the others I paid under $3 for. I was interested at first because of her last name; my mothers maiden name which is not very common. I was hooked on the first book and have all that I can find that downloaded. They are based on true life stories or situations to bring the focus of the topic to the forefront. Sometimes we have a tendancy to forget things that happen in life that we don't see. I've read her books on human trafficking, wrongly being imprisonment, things like that. As soon as I read those I'm reading the next in line of one of the many vampire series that I love to read. I love reading.
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    I'm almost finished with "Fifty Shades Darker". Read the first in the series, "Fifty Shades of Grey" and will get the 3rd when I'm able.

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    I just checked amazon for Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and found 2 written by different people. Which is the one y'all are talking about ~ the one by Jennifer Chiaverini or the one by Lynda Jones?

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    I just read The Pool Beneath the Waterfall by Jane Robinson. it is her first book. Jane is a friend of mine and it is a great read. You can find it on Amazon

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    With all these suggestions it will be difficult to choose between reading time and quilting time ..... I love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    Right now I'm books by Heather Huffman. Most of them I got free on my Nook and the others I paid under $3 for. I was interested at first because of her last name; my mothers maiden name which is not very common. I was hooked on the first book and have all that I can find that downloaded. They are based on true life stories or situations to bring the focus of the topic to the forefront. Sometimes we have a tendancy to forget things that happen in life that we don't see. I've read her books on human trafficking, wrongly being imprisonment, things like that. As soon as I read those I'm reading the next in line of one of the many vampire series that I love to read. I love reading.
    Have you read the Nook books by Christopher Buecheler- The II AM trilogy? The first book is the Blood that Bonds and is free. A bit different/better than other vampire books I've read.

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    Just finished "Olive Kittridge"...really good...before that I read "Killing Kennedy" by Bill Moyer...both good reading.
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    I love to read as well but found audio books. I can listen to them as I sew and love it. I read about 6 a week. I also really read books at night. Have read all Elm Creek books, Marie Bostwick' books, I have to have large print and my library can get them for me. Check out your library many are connected to others and you can get books from any of them sent to your library. LOVE MY LIBRARY

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    I'm rereading my favorite author's mystery series. I'm loving them even more the 2nd time around and I usually don't read a book more than once. Louis Penny's Armand Gamache series is excellent.

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    I just finished 'The Innocent' by David Baldacci. It is gruesome sometimes, but I couldn't put it down. I like all kinds of fiction. Jodi Picoult used to be a favorite author. Then she had her son do some comic book type illustrations in one of the books. Total turn off. Now James Patterson is mentoring other authors, so his books say, "James Patterson & ...another author's name." So he's off my list. It's interesting to see all the variety on here of reading genres!
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    I'm reading 'Term Limits" by Vince Flynn. I LOVE making myself crazy over politics!

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    I forgot to mention that I finished The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot a week or so ago. This is about a black woman who went to John Hopkins in the 50s and was diagnosed with cancer. It is nonfiction and tells of the process and journey of her family to get recognition for Henrietta. From her cells, cancer research was able to progress, as well as cloning. interesting and well researched.
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    I am an avid reader who reads almost anything. Currently reading "Body Surfing" by Anita Shreve---not the best book but a quick one. I just finished "John Adams" by McCullough, "Gravesend Lighthouse" by David Payne, "Here on Earth" by Alice Hoffman. Over summer I read all five of the George R R Martin"s "Game of Thrones" series. Anyone who loved "Pillars of the Earth" would probably like these, but know each book is a minimum of 900 pages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyboo1 View Post
    Have you read the Nook books by Christopher Buecheler- The II AM trilogy? The first book is the Blood that Bonds and is free. A bit different/better than other vampire books I've read.
    I'll have to check on that one. I have a few that I had gotten the first one free and now I'm hooked and have some. I'm getting ready to read Lara Adrian, I also like Alyson Noel, Keri Arthur and there is a free book, not about vampires called Alinora by Kara Lockley that was great. It's mystical.
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    Finished The Forgotten by David Baldacci last night. Really good. Now I'm going to read Edge of Black by J. T. Ellison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janjj View Post
    I like many of the books and authors already mentioned. I usually get them from the library. I also listen to books on tape while on the road. I buy books from 'Simple Truths". two of the best ones are "The Dash" (about how you live your life - the dash is the line on your tombstone between your birth and death) and The other is "First thing every morning by Lewis Timberlake. other favorites are "Talking to Heaven" by James Van Praagh and "Heaven is for Real".
    So I read, quilt, garden, crotchet, listen to comforting music and try to find good TV shows.
    Lost my husband over 13 years ago, began seeing someone 4 years ago. His funeral was yesterday. so will have more time for my hobbies and some travel and kids and grandchildren.

    janjj~ I'm so sorry for your loss of someone special.
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