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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky_bee View Post
    ah. good thing you mentioned Paper Towns. I was mulling over that one but I think I'll go ahead and skip it. But I strongly suggest Tracy Chevalier if you like fiction with a little history. Never been disappointed in any of her books




    That's it...heading to the library this weekend. She sounds like just my kind of author
    I'll try these out! Thanks!

    She has a snarky sense of humor that is to die for.

    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    She's hilarious! I've read Bitter is the New Black and Such a Pretty Fat. Both are very good.
    I've read all of her memoirs and then some of her fiction work and it's all hilarious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
    That was surprisingly good while being profoundly disturbing. Well, mostly the pictures were disturbing.

    I have the latest in the FBI Series "Nemesis" by Catherine Coulter in my to read, while I finish up my Kendra Elliott book. However, I'm really waiting on the new Harper Lee book to arrive any day now.

    I just read "Maude" recently, and didn't think I'd like it, and wound up being glad I did. Thought provoking and I think anyone would read that and identify with someone in the book.

    A sci-fi -ish series I finished is the "Origins" series by Mark Henrikson - it mixes ancient aliens with historical facts and religions with some action and men-in-black stuff. Goofy sounding as heck, but actually really serious and good.

    Another series this year was "JET" by Russell Blake - fast paced action with a kick ass "former" female Mossad agent as the lead character. I think I got the first one a free download and got immediately hooked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    All I'm reading right now are RV living books, but last week I read Freakonomics, and before that I was sucked into the Rona Jaffe books. And I read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and a couple chick books by Jen Lancaster.

    I read a lot.
    how did you like Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children? I read that not too long ago as well (I was sucked in by the cover) and I can't decide how I feel about it. I feel like it didn't end. Shouldn't there be more, or something? it was just missing some element I couldn't quite grasp. imaginative though.




    I recently read "ready player one" that came in my boyfriends lootcrate of all things..and I LOVED it. It is full of cool 80s culture references and is just well written and fun. The whole time I was reading it I thought it would make an incredible movie, and it appears one is in the works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertytyranny View Post
    how did you like Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children? I read that not too long ago as well (I was sucked in by the cover) and I can't decide how I feel about it. I feel like it didn't end. Shouldn't there be more, or something? it was just missing some element I couldn't quite grasp. imaginative though.
    It was a page turner in the beginning, then jumped the shark about 3/4 of the way through, and totally derailed at the end. I liked it, but not enough to read the sequel.

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    The Martian [yeah that one] - thanks Foxhound


    before that

    Chris Kyles: American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monello View Post
    I just started Blind Man's Bluff about US submarine service beginning after WWII.



    read that one yrs ago .... awesome stuff
    placing a TAP on an undersea telephone cable ....

    I purchased this at the same time:

    K-19 THE WIDOWMAKER: The Secret Story of The Soviet Nuclear Submarine Paperback – July 1, 2002
    Weíre tempted to suggest a conspiracy here ó but itís just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply canít conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monello View Post
    I just started Blind Man's Bluff about US submarine service beginning after WWII.
    FANTASTIC read. Fascinating, amazing, riveting. Now I wanna read it again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gude View Post
    FANTASTIC read. Fascinating, amazing, riveting. Now I wanna read it again!
    This is very well written. When the 1 sub had a battery fire I felt like I was there with them crossing the plank to safety when the abandoned the sub.

    I was curious how these military books read for civilians. I read a lot of the Vietnam era army books. Nick Rowe's Five Years to Freedom & Dieter Dengler's Hero Found were 2 memorable books. Even though I wasn't in the Army, I understand the culture to some degree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monello View Post
    This is very well written. When the 1 sub had a battery fire I felt like I was there with them crossing the plank to safety when the abandoned the sub.

    I was curious how these military books read for civilians. I read a lot of the Vietnam era army books. Nick Rowe's Five Years to Freedom & Dieter Dengler's Hero Found were 2 memorable books. Even though I wasn't in the Army, I understand the culture to some degree.
    I hear you. I never served and could read '#### my lpo says' for hours on Facebook. No idea if they think it funny.
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