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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2013 5:29:42 PM PST
Hey, I can't be held responsible for any malnourished children! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2013 6:14:23 PM PST
Mary McManus says:
@PeggyZ: Thanks for the recommendation. I'll check it out.

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 7:11:15 PM PST
Catherine says:
Oh, I highly recommend The End of Your Life Book Club! I love the relationship between Mother and Son as they spend time together while she undergoes chemo for pancreatic cancer. My favorite part is when the Mother learned of a woman with Alzheimer's, she said to her Son "I'm so lucky," (because she could still know and enjoy her family and friends)! Is she brave, or what?
In my car I am listening to Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Read by Anna Massey. So far I love it, too!
I just picked up The Language of Flowers in paperback. It comes highly recommended by one of my Book Club Ladies. One of the great things about my Book Club is several members are (or were) Librarians!

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 4:24:57 PM PST
Patsy says:
Just started The Sunday Philosophy Club, borrowed the Kindle version from my local library, just a few pages in - but it has grabbed me already!

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 5:34:38 AM PST
~DJ Faz~ says:
I'm pretty sure I recommended Cruel Justice (Justice series (Book one)) here earlier this month. Wanted to let everyone know it's FREE today. :) Happy reading!

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 5:37:00 AM PST
I finished The Red Garden which I liked very much. I always like her books. I started Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel which was Kindle Daily Deal recently. So far it is beautiful.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 6:30:28 AM PST
AnnaMcD says:
I'm reading 30 Pieces of Silver: An Extremely Controversial Historical Thriller (Book 1 in the Betrayed Series). I stopped about 30% in and read [[Beautiful Creatures]]. I wanted to see what could hold my granddaughter's attention for 550 pages. I can see how a fourteen year old would love this series.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 6:31:19 AM PST
The Light Between Oceans got 1 chapter into it last night, this morning im at 71%

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 9:39:34 AM PST
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Denise says:
I take it that's gotten your attention. ;)

I'm finishing up The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo (no kindle version available). I think I'm just a few minutes away from being done, finally.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 12:00:54 PM PST
Patsy says:
Just in case someone needs a good laugh Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat is free today. The title alone had me laughing for about five minutes, I read the first few pages of the Introduction. There is some really bad language (which does not bother me), it had good reviews and I for one, could use a few good laughs this week.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 1:18:45 PM PST
finished The Light Between Oceans, starting Man's Search for Meaning

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 1:22:12 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 2:27:24 PM PST
Bkworm Bren says:
Stoneheart: Sounds good. I have "The Light Between Oceans" on my kindle. Guess I need to get to it soon!

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 5:15:28 PM PST
finished Man's Search for Meaning, unsure what to read next, any suggestions?

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 5:18:06 PM PST
I finished Negative Image: A Constable Molly Smith Mystery (Constable Molly Smith Series), not quite as good as earlier books, but I do enjoy this Canada-based mystery series. :-)

This evening I started a YA vampire-mystery-romance, Bag of Blood - Vampire Mystery Romance. It was free when I got it in December (currently it's 99˘) so I'll give it a chance.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 6:06:03 PM PST
Karin says:
I want this book, but I want a price drop first. :)

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 7:41:58 PM PST
albertagirl says:
After saving it for a special "treat for me" for over a year(!) I finally started on Marsh Heirs - A Black Comedy. Based on the reviews, the promise of dark comedy as only the Brits can do it, and the postings on this and other threads, I thought I'd love it. Sadly, not so. I found the plot silly, the setting depressing, and the language unnecessarily foul. I got about 17% in and couldn't take it any more. I realise I'm very much in the minority here, but...so it goes. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood? And somehow, for this book anyway, I doubt I ever will be....

Now reading Green Grow the Rushes; a freebie (at the moment) which is starting off a little slowly but looks promising...sort of a "family saga" type story. Based on how far I've read, it's too soon to offer an opinion just yet. But I have high hopes for this novel.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 8:50:16 PM PST
Susan Solin says:
Patsy _ I loved this title too and ordered it! I hope it's as good a laugh as it appears it will be.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 9:21:56 PM PST
lesley9 says:
Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away - just started this. True story of white mother who gradually transfers her mixed race child into the hands of another couple. Daughter was born in early 1950s and is reflective of this era.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 9:38:49 PM PST
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Coach D says:
Over 75% into 30 Pieces of Silver: An Extremely Controversial Historical Thriller (Book 1 in the Betrayed Series) by Carolyn McCray. I can see why it is considered so controversial-she practically demolishes everything that Christians believe (which I consider myself one). I understand it is a novel and I am giving it a shot. But it is very poorly researched and written. All those people that compare her to Dan Brown are so out in left field. Carolyn has done almost no research in her hatchet job on Christians. And she has no clue on how military operations go, especially special forces. I think she read a couple of Dan Brown books and looked up some locations on the web and put out a book. But she did not even crack open a bible....which I would think would be a reference source at least. She has Paul as one of the original 12 apostles (he was not, Paul never met Jesus). This tells me she did not conduct any research at all. Paul wrote several gospels, but just a quick check would brought up who the 1st 12 apostles were. Make some type of effort.

It also tells me that James Rollins either did not read the book OR is just selling his name out to a fellow author.

If Dan Brown stories are like a 100 floor building due to the quality of writing and the detail and research he puts into his thrillers (and I use Dan Brown only because so many readers do compare this work to the Da Vinci Code), then 30 pieces of Silver would be about a 10 story building. Like a big budget Hollyword movie compared to those Sci-Fi made for TV moves (really low quality in those). Only good thing is the cost. I picked it up free. The action is okay and that part is keeping me going to the bitter end. But 5-stars? Or even 4? More like a 2 or a 3 if it does not get any goofier at the end.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 9:48:16 PM PST
Well...that was a mistake...fortunately Bag of Blood - Vampire Mystery Romance was free when I got it. Booooooorrriiiiiinnnggg! No, really, it was...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...zz...z..zzz....

Nevermind! Help is on its way. I turn the page in my Unread folder and a gem is waiting. :-) Portrait of Jennie is a classic fantasy story that I first read back in the dawn of time when I was in college. I saw the movie starring Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones at a revival theatre, then rushed to the library to get the book. It's short, yes, but that's OK. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 11:09:45 PM PST
Lonnie says:
I have not read it but I did grab it as a free book. I will eventually read it but thank you for the candid review.

Posted on Feb 15, 2013 6:01:33 AM PST
Rbert McCammon's Swan Song is $1.99 today for Kindle. It's a very good book.

Posted on Feb 15, 2013 6:03:41 AM PST
Patsy says:
@Susan
I'll be reading Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat this weekend, post what you think of it and I will do the same.
The Introduction was pretty funny, have high hopes for the book!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013 6:20:02 AM PST
Personally, I think 1 star is being generous. I totally agree with your assessment thus far (can't wait to see what you think when you finish it). I love religious-conspiracy-thrillers, but this author did no research whatsoever. "History" is non-existent and her characters escape one ludicrous attack after another over and over and over. I thought 30 Pieces of Silver: An Extremely Controversial Historical Thriller (Book 1 in the Betrayed Series) was just awful.

I think James Rollins must have been out to lunch. There's no way he could have read the book.
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