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What Are You Reading? June 2011.

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sat June 11th, 2011, 11:02 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I need something really good to read - something that's going to be glued to my hand. It's not been happening recently. Doesn't have to be historical, I'm open to all genres. Just let me be panting to turn the page and involved with the characters. Suspect I may have the blahs.[/quote]

Usually when I'm having that problem I'd recommend an old Chadwick favorite, but I doubt that will work for you ;)

Any old favorite lounging around waiting to be reread?
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat June 11th, 2011, 11:15 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I need something really good to read - something that's going to be glued to my hand. It's not been happening recently. Doesn't have to be historical, I'm open to all genres. Just let me be panting to turn the page and involved with the characters. Suspect I may have the blahs.[/quote]

For pure stick-to-your-handedness, you can't beat The Hunger Games.

I recently read, and very much enjoyed, 'The Art of Racing in the Rain'. The story is told from a dog's POV, and if you don't mind a little anthropomorphism, it's lots of fun. The story gets more intense as it goes along.

Both are available on Kindle, so you can get instant gratification.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun June 12th, 2011, 2:06 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Le sigh. Empty mailbox again today :( [/quote]

Ditto! But for books I'm waiting for from Amazon.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun June 12th, 2011, 2:25 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Ditto! But for books I'm waiting for from Amazon.

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Me too! I've got a couple I'm waiting for. There's nothing like opening the mailbox and seeing a book-shaped package inside.
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Post by javagirl » Sun June 12th, 2011, 5:23 am

[quote=""MLE""]
I recently read, and very much enjoyed, 'The Art of Racing in the Rain'. The story is told from a dog's POV, and if you don't mind a little anthropomorphism, it's lots of fun. The story gets more intense as it goes along.[/quote]

Not recommending the following as a "can't put down" type of book for EC, but because MLE brought up the Art of Racing in the Rain I thought of this as well: Spencer Quinn's "Dog On It" is another story told from the dog's POV that is lots of fun. I was thinking about it and smiling for weeks after reading it. There are three in the series now with Bernie (the human detective) and Chet, his dog, who tells the story. I thought the dog's POV might get old, but Quinn manages to pull it off without it getting old. I have the other two on Mt TBR.

BTW, I also read The Art of Racing in the Rain and enjoyed it a great deal as well.

I'm very close to finishing Winspear's Birds of a Feather and have really enjoyed it.

Always so tough to decide what's next when Mt TBR is so large, but I'm thinking there's a good chance it's going to be Non-HF: the 2nd in the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly. Just got turned on to Connelly earlier this year when I read The Lincoln Lawyer (1st in Mickey Haller series) in advance of seeing the movie. Since the 2nd in Haller series also has the Harry Bosch character, I thought I'd get a little taste of Bosch behind me before going on with the Haller series.

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Post by EC2 » Sun June 12th, 2011, 9:44 am

I wonder if random theft en route is happening because it's coming out of a publisher's office. I had one of the giveway books not turn up too, but this was UK, and a replacement has been sent. I sent a couple to people in the USA from my personal address and they both arrived after just over a week. The delivery times certainly seem to have slowed between the USA and UK. 3-5 days has become 7-10. If you still don''t receive one of your copies by the middle of next week, I'll try sending you one from home addy and see what happens.
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Post by Madeleine » Sun June 12th, 2011, 11:07 am

I've just started "Snobbery with Violence" by M C Beaton, first in a series of mysteries set in Edwardian London.
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Post by Misfit » Sun June 12th, 2011, 11:25 am

[quote=""EC2""]I wonder if random theft en route is happening because it's coming out of a publisher's office. I had one of the giveway books not turn up too, but this was UK, and a replacement has been sent. I sent a couple to people in the USA from my personal address and they both arrived after just over a week. The delivery times certainly seem to have slowed between the USA and UK. 3-5 days has become 7-10. If you still don''t receive one of your copies by the middle of next week, I'll try sending you one from home addy and see what happens.[/quote]

Thank you, although Saturday was still would have been rather early. I've heard from 3-4 others who ordered it via BD or Amazon UK and they're still waiting as well, so not sure what's up. Poor Marg went through this last year with everyone reading away and she's left just waiting...
Me too! I've got a couple I'm waiting for. There's nothing like opening the mailbox and seeing a book-shaped package inside.
Usually I have them sent to my work addy and when I see the carrier get out of his truck and there's bookish packages it takes a lot of willpower not to jump on him and grab them :p :o
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Post by noodles » Sun June 12th, 2011, 12:32 pm

[quote=""MLE""]For pure stick-to-your-handedness, you can't beat The Hunger Games.
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Finished that a couple of weeks ago and loved it! Read it in about 2 days. Can't wait to read the other two.

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Post by fljustice » Sun June 12th, 2011, 4:13 pm

I put Aphrodite by Isabel Allende back on the shelf. Just not in the mood for it, but think I might be later. The next in my TBR rotation is Don't Stand Close Too Close to a Naked Man by Tim Allen. So far, mildly funny. I'll give it another couple of chapters to pick up.

I'll be downloading a bunch of books to take with me to California, so hope to catch up on some newer titles.
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