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Old 08-30-2007, 10:38 PM   #1
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I just finished Beach Road by James Patterson and am looking for a new fun read. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Anything by Robert B. Parker in the Spencer, Stone, or Randall characters?
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:01 AM   #3
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Teeth of the tiger - about terrorest - I forgot the author. Good summer read.

FYI I haven't read a book in years - Audio books are the way to go. I can now download them via the internet.
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Quickie James Patterson's new book
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:25 AM   #5
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Daniel Silva has a new book out: Secret Servant.

The hero of his books, Gabriel Allon, an Israeli spy, hooks up with the Americans to rescue the kidnapped daughter of an American diplomat. I like his stuff.

I agree with Dex's recommendation as well, Teeth of the Tiger is a Tom Clancy book.
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:28 AM   #6
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Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut.......Heck, anything by Vonnegut is a great read.
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:45 AM   #7
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Another thought is any book by Nevada Barr. Her novels feature a national park service ranger solving murders in various national parks. If you are a park lover it is fun to have the familiar settings. I really like her stuff too.

Amazon.com: Barr, Nevada: Books
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If you haven't read it "The Glass Castle " not exactly a beach read but good
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:57 AM   #9
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Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

Comedy Noir w/ good, entertaining overly exaggerated characters
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:01 AM   #10
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I really like Ted Bell, he's a retired ad man and his character Hawke is a really awesome new addition to the spy genre. Like a more realistic James Bond. Highly recommended!

Also, DH just read Lone Survivor, about the Seal Team in Afganistan that got surrounded by hundreds of Taliban and one actually survived the attack. He wouldn't put it down for three days!

For the not fun summer reading, I just read the remarkable Omnivore's Dilemma, and it has really changed a lot of my concepts about how we eat. It is well worth the time invested, and a fascinating read.
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Old 08-31-2007, 05:58 PM   #11
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For the women: I am less than 1/2 way through "The Hot Flash Club" by Nancy Thayer, and I love it! I just found out it's the first in a series, so I'll be set with reading material for a while. It's about 4 women, ages 52-62, and I can SO relate to some of their feelings and experiences.

Everyone will appreciate this - at one point, a friend who is a widow retires. She decides to sell her big, old home and buy a Winnebago and drive with her dog all over the United States. People can't believe it. She says, "look, I've been wanting to do this all my life. I've got stacks of books to read, and the addresses of a ton of old friends and acquaintances to visit, and I bet I'll make a lot of new friends along the way. I'm going to lie in the grass looking up at the stars from every park I can find. I'm going to drive down every side road that catches my my fancy and while I drive, I'll listen to opera-the entire opera, not just the arias-and country western music, and jazz, whatever I'm in the mood for. I'm going to eat whatever I want and in the evenings, if it's raining, I'll curl up and read scientific essays and adolescent porn. I'm going to explore this country and my own mind. I've spent my whole life paying attention to my outside. Now I'm going to pay attention to my inside."

And they are all speechless, and think she's nuts.

Like most people we all know who think being FIRE'd is nuts, eh?

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I've just finished three Stuart Woods books. Silly, vapid entertainmnet -- just what I like.

BTW, I just joined this: PaperBackSwap : Your source for swapping books online!. I'm very impressed with that site, although I haven't gotten any books yet.

Click here for a video on how PBS works.
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I have been a member of PBS for over a year and it is great. I have about 75 books listed and have traded for about 20 so far and have about 15 credits saved up. Trading books for just the price of postage! The best ones to submit for trade are very recent bestsellers or one of a kind, hard to find books like old sci-fi. There is a shortage of financial how to books, in case you all have any of those laying around. I am 4th in line of 25 for Bogleheads guide to investing and 10 of 16 for the 4 pillars.....if anyone has a spare copy.
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Great book if a bit long, The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:45 PM   #14
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my son (16) just read Kite Runner and LOVED it...it must be amazing cuz the kid has never enjoyed a book like that before!
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You should post that book to PBS, there are 122 people waiting in line for it.
Including me......
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Great rec's. Thanks!
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You should post that book to PBS, there are 122 people waiting in line for it.
Including me......
how does that work? i'm not familiar w/ it...
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You join PBS (PaperBackSwap : Your source for swapping books online!) and list your books by entering their ISBN numbers. Then, if someone "orders" one of your books, you get an email, print out a mailer, wrap the book in it, and send it to them. You pay the postage (usually $2.13).

When you order a book, you get it for free.

My plan is to use PBS for the times that my library doesn't have a particular book (e.g. four pillars), and for gifts.
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I have Kite Runner...very good book! I don't want to trade it tho since a few years from now, I might want to read it again. I need to check out that swap site. I think that might be just what I need.
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You join PBS (PaperBackSwap : Your source for swapping books online!) and list your books by entering their ISBN numbers. Then, if someone "orders" one of your books, you get an email, print out a mailer, wrap the book in it, and send it to them. You pay the postage (usually $2.13).

When you order a book, you get it for free.

My plan is to use PBS for the times that my library doesn't have a particular book (e.g. four pillars), and for gifts.
cool! i will definitely check it out!
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