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CatMS

Joined January 2023

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Liking this book, different than Miracle Creek, still deals with special needs children.

Cathythoughts Different from Miracle Creek 👍🏻 On reflection , I preferred Miracle, but both are very good ♥️♥️ 1d
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Have been meaning to read this for years finally getting around to it and finding it hard to put down. Makes me want to visit the Dolomites.

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Slow Horses | Mick Herron
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1. My dad
2. Any of the Slow Horses books, yes Jackson Lamb is a hero, he always saves his team

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday 2w
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Hard Girls | J Robert Lennon
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This is just what I want right now, thrilling, suspenseful, and mysterious.

Really liking this book.

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Big Time: A Novel | Ben H. Winters
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Reading Ben H. Winters new novel while making grits for breakfast. Have loved Ben H. Winters ever since reading The Last Policeman trilogy.

I'm bailing on the book not because I don't like it but I'm not in the mood for it. Will.pick up again later.

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Giving this book another try. Sometimes you start something and it isn't the right time for it so you leave it for another time. This is one of those "another" times. I do love the Irish writers.

Bailed again, just can't seem to get into the story.

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Eastbound | Maylis de Kerangal
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This short book kept the anxiety up till the end. This is the April bookclub pick by my friend Peter. Thank you Peter for another engaging selection.

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The Hunter: A Novel | Tana French
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So delighted Tana French's new Cal Hooper book The Hunter is finally out. So excited, I just started today.

Finished, couldn't put it down. As much as the Dublin Murder Squad are my favorites I hope there will be another Cal Hooper book.

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Reading on my Kindle and liking it so far. A suburban mystery.

This book was crazy.

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The March bookclub book, looking forward to it.

Lots of historical info on Hollywood silent picture era and racism in the industry. However the writing was not compelling and I kept complaining it bored me. Will see how the bookclub liked it at this Saturdays gathering.

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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Jumped right in to the Christmas present from hubby, we are both Mick Herron fans. Figured it is the perfect way to spend a freezing Michigan Saturday.

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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This is one crazy story, Margery Allingham sure has a sense of humor.

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Any Human Heart | William Boyd
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Cried hard at the end, felt like I lost a friend and will miss his telling of his lifes ups and downs and adventures. This is the kind of book that leaves you with not knowing what to read next as nothing will match up. I miss you Logan Mountstuart.

Ruthiella I also loved this so much. Logan felt 100% real to me too. 2mo
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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This is on the New York Times list of best mysteries of all time and now reading i totally agree. Written with a dash of humor.

CogsOfEncouragement My favorite Christie I‘ve read so far. 3mo
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The Wild Shore: Three Californias | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Have the Three Californias on my kindle & since I am a huge Kim Stanley Robinson fan decided it was time to read them. Many of his books are eco-sf and he has a positive take on how humans are adaptable as the climate changes the world. Highly recommend the Green Earth trilogy, & New York 2140 to see how we can survive the worst of the climate change. He is an intrepid researcher & I believe he is also prescient.

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Kids Run the Show | Deplhine de Vigan
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Just came up at my local library and had to start reading. A mystery commentary on social media and influencers.

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Any Human Heart | William Boyd
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This book has been on my shelves for years, decided it was time to read it as I do love a William Boyd book. This is my choice for February bookclub. Many of the literary podcasts I listen to give this book high ratings, hence the reason it is in my library.

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Resurrection Walk | Michael Connelly
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Just finished "Resurrection Walk" by Michael Connelly who is a favorite author. This book has both half-brothers; Micky Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer, and Harry Bosch, and is highly recommended.

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Ran across this book in a NYTimes article on Francis Ford Coppola & had to look it up. Since "Chinatown" is one of my favorite movies of all time this book is now on my TBR & my list of books to track down.

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Got the audiobook from the library and my time ran out on chapter 76 at a crucial time in the story 😝, it is 34 hours long 🤯, then had to put another hold on it, currently i am #2 on the wait list. Love listening to the C.B. Strike books and this one is really good.

Finally got the audiobook back with 13 hours left to go.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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This has been on my kindle forever and it came up in last bookclub so decided to finally read it, amazing book full of info on not only Los Angeles Central library and the fire but libraries in general. Highly recommend.

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Hubby gifted me this book for Christmas, along with Mick Herron's "The Secret Hours" (we're both huge Herron fans), & graphic novel "Harlem's Hellfighters" by Max Brooks (also fans of). Giving "The Echo of Old Books" a try, I'm not a romance reader which this sounds like but I do love a good mystery.

Flying through this book enjoying it so much

Loved this book.

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The Last Good Kiss | James Crumley
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Saw this book on the Time's 100 best mystery & thriller books of all time & since I have had it on my Kindle for awhile decided to read it again. When it was first published it was recommended to me by a favorite mystery bookstore, The Rue Morgue in Boulder Colorado, & I loved it. When it came up as a Kindle book I purchased as I knew I would read it again one day, that day is here & loving it even more. Crumley's writing is top notch.

CatMS This book is truly one of the best mysteries of all time, and James Crumley is a master. I am going to look for the 2nd C.W. Sughrue book "The Mexican Tree Duck" as I enjoy Crumley's writing so much. 5mo
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August Snow | Stephen Mack Jones
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Stephen Mack Jones has a new August Snow, Detroit Mexicantown book out!!!! I am so excited as this series is so freaking good I am jumping around with glee. If you have not yet discovered this series well get on the ball as it is highly recommended. August Snow is my hero!!

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Going Zero | ANTHONY. MCCARTEN
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Just finished "Going Zero" a good tech gone awry, exciting.

Bookwormjillk I enjoyed this one 6mo
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Pale Fire | Vladimir Nabokov
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November bookclub choice by my friend Leigh. Starts with forward by an unreliable narrator Charles Kinbote, then a 999 line poem by fictional poet John Shade, who has died, in which he reveals his life, followed by commentary & annotations of Shades poem by Kinbote that offer more proof of his unreliable narration. This is known as Nabokov's most popular book, I am enjoying it immensely.

**Half way through changed my mind, finding it tedious.

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Rewatched “Chinatown” after reading “The Dreamt Land” and it has a completely new meaning. Was so much better knowing what is behind all the shenanigans with water manipulation in Southern California.

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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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Reading "Tom Lake" by the ever wonderful Ann Patchett. Who doesn't love ❤ Ann Patchett, every one of her books is a thumbs up ?

I already miss the Nelson family and would love to drive up north for a visit to the farm and swim with them in Lake Michigan. If you have never been to Northern Michigan you have missed the beauty to behold there.

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Mercy Falls: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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The 5th in the Cork O'Connor series came up so jumped on it. Absolutely love this series.

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Mr. Texas: A novel | Lawrence Wright
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The review in Sundays New York Times Book Review of Lawrence Wright's "Mr. Texas" was so hilarious I absolutely must read this book. If the book is as funny as the review it will be a laugh-out-loud experience. ?

Just became available at my library, will pick up today. ?

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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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My next read in the Hogarth Shakespeare series. Have read Dunbar (King Lear), Vinegar Girl (Taming of the Shrew), The Gap of Time (The Winters Tale), & Macbeth (Macbeth). Have enjoyed them all, citing Macbeth by Jo Nesbo as my favorite so far, but hey I am a huge Nesbo & crime thriller fan. Also a fan of Margaret Atwood so looking forward to beginning "Hag Seed."
Highly recommend reading this series.

rwmg That reminds me, I've got the Hogarth Merchant of Venice waiting to be read 7mo
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Blood Hollow: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Just finished "Blood Hollow" by William Kent Krueger, addicted to this series.

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On Beauty | Zadie Smith
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My first Zadie Smith book, enjoying it. Love an academia story, especially one with humor.

Loved this book!!

Leftcoastzen I really loved this one ! 7mo
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October bookclub choice selected by my bookclub buddy and friend Carol. Looking forward to starting today, read Mark Arax's book "The King of California" which was excellent.

California is so progressive in everything except water management. It is sad the state continues to neglect this important factor. They are allowing corporate farmers come up with a water management plan, that is like letting the patients run the asylum.

CatMS This should be read by every Californian if not by everyone who lives in an agricultural state as this can happen anywhere. Excellent and highly recommended. 6mo
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"On a summer day in the San Joaquin Valley, 101 in the shade, I merge onto Highway 99 past downtown Fresno and steer through the vibration of the heat."

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Boundary Waters | William Kent Krueger
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Addicted to the Cork O'Connor series by William Kent Krueger, this is second in the series and enjoying.

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Just picked up from the library and finding the essays on television programs I have watched entertaining.

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Iron Lake: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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A darn good mystery in Northern Minnesota. First in a series.

Just requested the 2nd in the series. Enjoyed it so much.

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Giving this one a try. In a mood of not knowing what I want to read, besides "Harlem Shuffle" which I am enjoying. Like to have a "real" book and a Kindle book going at the same time as I read the Kindle when I go to bed.....easier to hold in prone position. ? Besides I love thrillers and this promises to be a thrill.

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Enjoying another thriller.

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I am not a fantasy reader but reading reviews of the Poppy War trilogy saying it is not a typical fantasy series and non-fantasy readers are enjoying this trilogy. What are your thoughts? Are you a non-fantasy reader that read this series? I would love comments as I am considering reading. Thanks everyone 🥰

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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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Getting ready to begin, so excited.

I must be the only reader that baled in this book, didn't finish before it was due back to the library. Not interested in renewing so will take off reading list. 😑

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Sisters, Saints and Sibyls Women of the Beat
"If you want to understand Beat women, call us transitional-a bridge to the next generation, who in the 1960's, when a young woman's right to leave home was no longer an issue, would question every assumption that limited women's lives and begin the long, never-to-be-completed work of transforming relationships with men." Joyce Johnson

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A great find at my library bookstore, so many interesting women.

And talented women.

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Motor City Shakedown | D. E. Johnson
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Enjoying this series by fellow Kalamazooian D.E. Johnson, I am learning so much about the early auto industry in Detroit while enjoying a good mystery.

I'm a Michigan gal and never knew electric cars preceded combustion engine in Detroit.

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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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My choice for September bookclub. Like that Colson Whitehead writes in a different voice with each book. Some I really love others not so much. But there is no question he is a wonderful writer.

Excellent, have just put a hold on "Crook Manifesto" at my local library. Can't wait to continue the Ray Carney story.

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Such a fascinating read, wish I had read it when I was younger and had more brain cells. 🥸

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Pretty good read, don't want to put down.

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Corse. | Unknown Unknown
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@TheSpineView #2forTuesday

1) Yes, numerous books shelves
2) organize: (a) Fiction by author, (b) story collections, no particular order, (c) memoirs/bio's/auto-bio's, again no particular order, (d) non-fiction by type i.e. adventure, crime, literary related, entertainment/art (e) resource i.e. cookbooks, dictionaries, etc, (f) graphic novels, Manga

Also LibraryThing app where all books and Kindle books are recorded: fic, non-fic, Kindle

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!😍📚🌞 9mo
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Rogue Justice: A Novel | Stacey Abrams
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Reading second of Stacy Abrams books staring Supreme Court clerk Avery Keene, and enjoying it. Loved "When Justice Sleeps" so jumped right in on this one, also our bookclub choice for August selected by our friend and bookclub member Vicki.

Another exciting Avery Keene thriller. Keep them coming Stacey!!

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