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Posted: Jun 11, 2014 - 9:37am

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Posted: May 31, 2010 - 5:52pm


Just started this.....


Just finished this.....  totally not what I was expecting, but interesting,
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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 9:40pm

 jadewahoo wrote:

Your dog can read?
 
He's not very good. He still moves his lips...
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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 9:37pm

 jadewahoo wrote:

Your dog can read?
 
I have got to slow down on the cough syrup. I'm starting to sound like Lester Bangs...
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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 9:27pm

 JustineFromWyoming wrote:
I picked up a book called The Knitting Circle for me to read. I was reading to Augusta from the iPod tonight Alice's Adventures in Wonderland from Project Gutenberg through Stanza. I got up to put the dog out or let the dog in or something and she had read ahead a couple of chapters. When did that little baby learn to READ?

 
Your dog can read?

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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 9:10pm

 JustineFromWyoming wrote:
I picked up a book called The Knitting Circle for me to read. I was reading from the iPod tonight Alice's Adventures in Wonderland from Project Gutenberg through Stanza. I got up to put the dog out or let the dog in or something and she had read ahead a couple of chapters. When did she learn to READ?

 
I'm lost. Who is she?

Edit: Ah, Augusta. Hmmmmmm.

JustineFromWyomi...

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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 9:05pm

I picked up a book called The Knitting Circle for me to read. I was reading to Augusta from the iPod tonight Alice's Adventures in Wonderland from Project Gutenberg through Stanza while snuggled on the couch. I got up from our reading to put the dog out or let the dog in or something otherwise distracting and Augusta had read ahead a couple of chapters on her own, adeptly scrolling the pages of the iPod. When did that little baby learn to READ and operate small electronics?


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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 2:31pm

 lunar1963 wrote:
I'm reading a Swedish crime trikogy (the Stockholm Trilogy). It's way better (faster paced and better written) than Stieg Larsens Millenium trilogy. But... only the first two are translated into Dutch, drives me nuts to have to wait for the third another year!
 
i'm reading the girl who played with fire right now, and i really, really like it. better than the first.
i found the girl with the dragon tattoo a little hard to get into, but i also liked that.
i'm looking forward to the 3rd. 
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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 1:07pm

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:

Not in English yet.   We don't get a huge number of books in transaction compared to some European countries.  I've read a lot of Scandinavian literature but we usually have to wait for it to be a big European hit before they'll release an English version. 
 

According to the book shop they go like "hot buns", so they sell well! Who knows.. Stieg Larsen does quite well in English, so...
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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 1:03pm

 lunar1963 wrote:


The writer is called Jens Lapidus. They are labelled thrillers here, they are very noirish, quite violent, and criminals are the main characters (who all have some good in them as well, as the genre requires.

Not sure if they are translated in English already, they should! I think he even comes close to writers like George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane, maybe a tad less 'warm".

Snabba Cash (Fast Money) 2006
Aldrig Fucka Upp (Blood Link or Very Dangerous in Dutch) 2008

 
Not in English yet.   We don't get a huge number of books in transaction compared to some European countries.  I've read a lot of Scandinavian literature but we usually have to wait for it to be a big European hit before they'll release an English version. 

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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 12:52pm

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:


This rings a faint bell- who is the author?

Edie- love your rules!

 

The writer is called Jens Lapidus. They are labelled thrillers here, they are very noirish, quite violent, and criminals are the main characters (who all have some good in them as well, as the genre requires.

Not sure if they are translated in English already, they should! I think he even comes close to writers like George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane, maybe a tad less 'warm".

Snabba Cash (Fast Money) 2006
Aldrig Fucka Upp (Blood Link or Very Dangerous in Dutch) 2008


MrsHobieJoe

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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 12:43pm

 lunar1963 wrote:
I'm reading a Swedish crime trikogy (the Stockholm Trilogy). It's way better (faster paced and better written) than Stieg Larsens Millenium trilogy. But... only the first two are translated into Dutch, drives me nuts to have to wait for the third another year!

 

This rings a faint bell- who is the author?

Edie- love your rules!
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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 12:26pm

I'm reading a Swedish crime trikogy (the Stockholm Trilogy). It's way better (faster paced and better written) than Stieg Larsens Millenium trilogy. But... only the first two are translated into Dutch, drives me nuts to have to wait for the third another year!
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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 12:23pm

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:
I'm a little off trilogies- I've been waiting for "The Captal's Tower" from Melanie Rawn for years!   I haven't read much fantasy for a while now but have thoroughly enjoyed it in the past.

 

My own personal rule of thumb concering series: I refuse to pick up a book unless at least the first three books are immediately available.  If the library or used bookstore doesn't have the first three then I wait until I find all three together.  Three is a rather arbitrary number but I find that three in a row is usually enough to feel like taking a break from a particular world and also, authors often seem to get lazy or lose their focus after or around the third book.  Of course, I still make exceptions and then get frustrated and wonder why I haven't learned my lesson yet!   {#Doh}  {#Lol}
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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 12:11pm

 edieraye wrote:
In case you are looking for something to read this summer, several authors answer the question: What Fantasy Series comprised of at least 3 novels do you think is underrated? What makes it worthy of more attention? I found more than one series to add to my summer reading list.

 

I'm a little off trilogies- I've been waiting for "The Captal's Tower" from Melanie Rawn for years!   I haven't read much fantasy for a while now but have thoroughly enjoyed it in the past.
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Posted: May 30, 2010 - 11:45am

In case you are looking for something to read this summer, several authors answer the question: What Fantasy Series comprised of at least 3 novels do you think is underrated? What makes it worthy of more attention? I found more than one series to add to my summer reading list.
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Posted: Aug 3, 2009 - 2:20pm

Here's a plug for In Search of Captain Zero by Allan Weisbecker.

Also Jimmy Buffett's A Pirate Looks At Fifty. <== You don't need to be a geezer nor a Parrothead to enjoy this.
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Posted: Aug 3, 2009 - 1:49pm

Don't read State of Fear by Michael Crighton.  {#Puke}

I have loved Crighton for vacation reading!  But this book was so full of pontificating and endless "dialog" which was just Crighton RANTING about his distain for Global Warming theories.  Awful stuff. 
MrsHobieJoe

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Posted: Aug 2, 2009 - 12:51pm

 ndg wrote:

{#Wave}
The Angel's Game (Ruiz Zafon) ... It is almost a replica more looser of "The shadow of the wind"

The girl with the Dragon T...  I am hooked on the  Millenium Trilogy ... in spanish have given the title "The men who did not love the women" {#Lol}

 

I agree about Ruis Zafon- I was very disapointed.

I'm going to take the next book in the Millenium trilogy with me on our next holiday. 


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Posted: Aug 2, 2009 - 12:24pm

 hobiejoe wrote:

 
{#High-five} Brookmyre is brilliant! First read his stuff about ten years ago and clicked immediately. Politics, cultural references &tc. Checked his bio and found that he is almost exactly the same age as me. Successful bastid.
 
Very dark humour, even if some of the plots get a little far-fetched sometimes. Likes his music as well, got me into Teenage Fanclub. "....Rubber Ducks" and "Boiling A Frog" are personal favourites.
 
Reminds me a bit of that Floridian author (Hiaasen?) when he was good.
 
I first came across Brookmyre when I was traveling through Scotland a few years ago. I was in the reading room of our hotel in Portree and saw the title of a book: The Sacred Art of Stealing. That was enough to catch my attention. I opened the book and before the end of the first page I was hooked! I have sought out eveyr book of his I can lay my hands on. I was fortunate to pick up a couple more when I last was in Scotland, two years ago. Then I found, recently, these two, aforementioned, on Amazon. I am waiting with baited breath for Pandaemonium, to be released August 13th, to find its way to my bookshelf.
*edit* Yes, I practiced the title. Well, kind of. I left another book of note in its place.



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