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Sat Feb 25, 2012, 10:54 PM

What are you reading the week of February 26, 2012?

All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie - Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James book #2

2012 book #37

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Reply What are you reading the week of February 26, 2012? (Original post)
DUgosh Feb 2012 OP
Little Star Feb 2012 #1
zbdent Feb 2012 #2
Helga Scow Stern Feb 2012 #3
fadedrose Feb 2012 #4
mvccd1000 Feb 2012 #6
fadedrose Feb 2012 #8
fadedrose Feb 2012 #14
fadedrose Mar 2012 #15
mvccd1000 Mar 2012 #18
MaineDem Feb 2012 #5
DUgosh Feb 2012 #7
MaineDem Feb 2012 #9
fadedrose Feb 2012 #11
MaineDem Feb 2012 #12
fadedrose Feb 2012 #10
getting old in mke Feb 2012 #13
fadedrose Mar 2012 #16
fadedrose Mar 2012 #17
fadedrose Mar 2012 #20
MaineDem Mar 2012 #19
fadedrose Mar 2012 #21
Berne Thau Mar 2012 #22

Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 11:05 PM

1. The Medical Martini by Vivian Davenport...

Just started reading it this afternoon. So far I'm really enjoying it! It's made me chuckle out loud a few times.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 11:23 PM

2. CompTIA A+ Certification manual

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 11:36 PM

3. Two Thousand Seasons

By Ayi Kwei Armah. I guess you could say it's a historical novel about Africa.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 11:40 PM

4. FORCE OF BLOOD (2011) by Joseph Heywood

8th book in about Grady Service, Conservation Officer in the UP of MI in Heywood's Woods Cop series.





http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/H_Authors/Heywood_Joseph.html



17 of 2012

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 12:22 AM

6. Let us know how that one ends up...

... if you would, please.

I'm ready for another Michigan book or series. (Were the others in that series in MI?)

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Response to mvccd1000 (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:52 PM

8. Am on page 53

Went 53 pages last night...hated to put it down. It's good. Lots of sexual stuff, but in Heywood's hands, it's a bit more corny than titillating.. Lots of Indian stuff.

There's also Steve Hamilton, who for some reason, keeps getting awards, but I don't think he's as good as he used to be. His character, Alex McKnight, is too egotistical or something.

William Kent Krueger writes about Minnesota, and he's always been good, but I tired of him in just the last book he wrote. His Iron Lake, the first one is great, really good. Cork O'Connor, his protagonist, has turned into a goody two-shoes. But the series might get better since his wife was killed, didn't like her anyway.

This Buzzelli woman - I have 3 of her books on hand, am waiting for the first to get here to I could start - she writes about the UP...

Then there's Henry Kisor....

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/LocationCats/USA/Michigan.html

And try Thomas Perry - he's not Michigan, but he's good...especially Metzger's Dog...

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Response to mvccd1000 (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 12:04 PM

14. half-way (360 p), and I'm liking it

Heywood seems to be a heck of a nice guy, and at the end of the book he says that Grady Service is still out there, but he couldn't say for how long.

I read all of his books, and in this latest one, he seems to have found every character (and they are characters) and put them somewhere in this book.

I think you'll like the series.

Most of the books I've been reading are only about 200 pp or so so it's taking longer to finish....

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Response to mvccd1000 (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:35 PM

15. Go for the series, m

I forgot how much I liked Heywood. I don't see any free downloads for your kindlethingy, but find a way. Maybe when you get back to civilization where there's a library every 3 blocks..

He's pure Michigan, and the Yoopers ("pipples" instead of "peoples; "nexwick" instead of "next week" are in force. He could have shortened this book a bit, but it's a labor of love for him. There's a special surprise at the end of this one that I enjoyed.

Almost all of the series books have humor, some are exciting or scary - this one isn't so much scary. What makes it so good is the camaraderie between all of the law enforcement people and some of the criminals, too, in the UP..

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 01:03 AM

18. Thanks, I'll check him out!

I enjoy the Michigan books.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 11:48 PM

5. A FINER END by Deborah Crombie (I'm a few ahead of you, DUgosh)

I love this series. Thank goodness for the map app on my phone. I'm able to find exactly where in England the books take place. This one's in Glastonbury.

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Response to MaineDem (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:45 PM

7. Crombie

Crombie actually writes this series from TExas...

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Response to DUgosh (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 05:20 PM

9. I know. Isn't that amazing!

Someone else writes British novels but is an American, too. Her name escapes me now.

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Response to MaineDem (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 06:04 PM

11. Do you mean Elizabeth George?

Me'n her were having a great relationship till I read, her 5th or 6th or something, maybe it was "Joseph"....and it ended. Just like that. Man, those first 3 or 4 books were great mysteries....

She went into sexusal details between a couple of 13-yr old kids who thought they were in love, and I figured how desperate can she be? Didn't even finish I was so disgusted by it. Scarcely remember the title nor do I want to. All of her books are for mature audience, but this one was for teens..I like a bit and sometimes a lot of sex in all my books, but don't like that the reason George writes books is sex and more sex, plot notwithstanding. And I have gotten tired of that family period...

Things happened to many of us at that age - we all have our private moments that should stay private, even between fictional teen lovers, and, well, I can't explain, but I disliked her for being a neighborhood snitch looking in a window...

Hate me for this, but that's how I felt when I read that scene. Might be somewhere in the search thingy from old DU...I am not going to bother looking...

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 07:57 PM

12. Yes, Elizabeth George. I think I remember that story.

I didn't read the book but I saw the British tv version. If I remember they glazed over the salacious bits but it was an uncomfortable story.

I started reading the first Inspector Lynley book and found it tedious; however, the more recent ones I've enjoyed. Careless in Red and This Body of Death. There's a new one out now that's on my list.

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Response to MaineDem (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 05:52 PM

10. This author's going on my request list, so many of you like her...nt

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 05:19 PM

13. _Nick's Trip_ by George Pelecanos (nt)

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 12:43 AM

16. THE MASTER BUTCHERS SINGING CLUB (2005) by Louise Erdrich



Doing this in a discussion group as long as I'm able...

Book 17 of 2012

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 12:44 AM

17. DEAD FLOATING LOVERS (2009) by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

I've had 3 of the 4 books in this series for 3 weeks, and had to renew today.

Dead Floating Lovers is the 2nd book in the series, but I'm having trouble getting the first book, Dead Dancing Women (2008). I hate not starting with the first book, but am running out of time...

So far, it's good. About Emily Kincaid, 34, divorced reporter, failed writer, and friend, Deputy Dolly Wakowski, 33, who live in the UP of Michigan... and Emily's dog, Sorrow...

This is book 18 of 2012 for me..

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:11 AM

20. Got as far as page 22. Not for me

Don't know why, just didn't care for it.......

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:32 AM

19. Starting a new-to-me author, David Hosp

Dark Harbor. About a Boston female detective.

I've been reading so many books about British detectives lately that it seems strange to be reading about Lieutenants and not Chief Inspectors.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:21 AM

21. AN ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING (1985) by Reginald Hill

The 2nd in the series with Supt. Andrew Dalziel and and Sgt. Peter Pasco, police inspectors in Yorkshire, England.

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/H_Authors/Hill_Reginald.html

There are quite a few to go. The reviews in Amazon said that this one wasn't one of his best, but a good way to get to know the characters...they get better..

Book 18 of 2012; didn't count Dead Floating Lovers

Hard to concentrate on reading - strong wind blowing - so far, so good here - Poor Indiana

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 04:17 PM

22. Future of America - Speculative Fictioin Novel The Joad Cycle

Don't listen to politicians what do they know of the future.

Read the Joad Cycle (The Golden Rule, Profit, Circle of Life, and The Rightness of Things) hot off the presses futurist fiction about the America in your future, published in Indianapolis.

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