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Old 03-30-19, 09:05 AM  
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An older series, but new to me, is the Maggie Hope mystery series by Susan Elia MacNeal. The first two books (and possibly more) are set in World War II Britain, and the author does a great job of portraying the toughness of the British people. I'm not sure I could have endured the things those folks endured in the early 1940s.

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Old 03-30-19, 04:38 PM  
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I finally picked up a copy of Brandon Sanderson's The Way of the King at the library.

It's off to a good start, and I've heard lots of good things about this series so I'm planning to just put up with this great big book.

Moving it around should qualify as an upper body workout.
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Old 03-30-19, 05:00 PM  
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I haven’t been reading much, but I’ve been walking a lot and I always listen to Audibles when I walk. I recently finished Inheritance by Dani Shapiro and Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I enjoyed them both.

I’m on the library waiting list for the Audio of Educated. I liked Hilbilly Elegy and Glass Castle so I’m thinking I may like it.
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Old 03-31-19, 10:07 AM  
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An older series, but new to me, is the Maggie Hope mystery series by Susan Elia MacNeal. The first two books (and possibly more) are set in World War II Britain, and the author does a great job of portraying the toughness of the British people. I'm not sure I could have endured the things those folks endured in the early 1940s.

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I'm still reading that series. Maggie is now in America. If you enjoy that series, you might enjoy the Masie Dobbs series. It begins post-World War 1 and works its way to the second.

I've been on a reading binge recently because I've had a lot of problems sleeping. I've read (or at least started and tried):

The Good Liar - Catherine McKenzie - I didn't enjoy this enough to read very much of it. For me, psychological thrillers aren't enjoyable when they don't get out of the characters' heads. But then, that's probably what makes them psychological thrillers I've enjoyed this author's books that aren't in this genre.

Beach House Reunion - Mary Alice Monroe - This is the latest in her beach house series and it felt like returning home. I really enjoyed the story and where the characters went.

As Bright as Heaven - Susan Meissner - This is a historical novel set in 1919 Philadelphia when they were dealing with World War I and the Spanish flu. It was one of those books that was definitely fictional, but I felt like I was reading a story that probably happened to people in some form or another.

Saving Sophie - Ronald H. Balson - This is the second in his series and it was as good as the first book. He writes mysteries that are different, unusual settings and well-developed characters.

Sons and Soldiers - Bruce Henderson - This is a non-fiction book about Jewish boys who escaped Nazi Germany in one form or another and all made their way to America and then, when they had grown up, returned with the U.S. Army in a unit that helped analyze German forces and interrogated German prisoners. It was pretty good.
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Old 04-01-19, 02:45 PM  
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I have gotten so many good recommendations here...thanks for that.

Am now hoping you could recommend some wonderful short story authors/books. Thanks
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Old 04-01-19, 03:06 PM  
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Laura, I know what you mean. I dislike books that do not have much dialogue and are mainly narrative.
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Old 04-01-19, 06:36 PM  
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Here are a few new release's for April. Happy reading!


2nd
Who Slays the Wicked (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, book 14) - C S Harris
Driftwood Bay (Hope Harbor, book 5) -Irene Hannon
Murder on Union Square (Gaslight Mysteries, book 21) -Victoria Thompson
Mother's Day Mayhem (Tourist Trap Mystery, book 10.5) - Lynn Cahoon
An Artless Demise (Lady Darby Mystery, book 7) - Anna Lee Huber

9th
Someone Knows - Lisa Scottoline
Lost Roses (Caroline Ferriday, book 2) - Martha Hall Kelly
Chasing Vengeance (Redemption Harbor, book 7) - Katie Reus

16th
Myths and Mortals (Numina, book 2) - Charlie N Holmberg
The 13-Minute Murder - James Patterson and Shan Serafin
Redemption (Amos Decker, book 5) - David Baldacci
Under the Table - Stephanie Evanovich
Before She Was Found - Heather Gudenkauf
Forgotten Legacy (Singing River Legacy, book 2) - Robin Perini
The Perfect Dress - Carolyn Brown

23rd
The Summer Retreat (Moonlight Harbor, book 3) - Sheila Roberts
Happiness for Beginners - Carole Matthews
Stone Mothers - Erin Kelly
Neon Prey (Lucas Davenport, book 29) - John Sandford
Hide and Seek (Criminal Profiler, book 2) - Mary Burton
The Mother-in-Law - Sally Hepworth

30th
Bitter Brew (Savannah Reid, book 24) -G A McKevett
Cruel Fate (Cainsville Stories, book 3) - Kelley Armstrong
Willing to Die (Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli / Montana To Die, book 8) - Lisa Jackson
Nothing to Hide (Lucy Kincaid, book 15) - Allison Brennan
The Secrets We Bury (Undertaker's Daughter, book 1) - Debra Webb
The View from Alameda Island - Robyn Carr
The 18th Abduction (Women's Murder Club, book 18) - Maxine Paetro and James Patterson
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Old 04-01-19, 08:05 PM  
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Thanks difit! I actually just started a Lisa Scottoline book today, Accused. Most of her books I have read have been in the Rosato & Associates series, but the new one sounds interesting.
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Old 04-01-19, 08:27 PM  
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I just finished Sally Field's, "In Pieces." I liked it a lot more than I expected to. I'm reading "Atomic Habits" now. I had a long wait for that one at the library.

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Old 04-01-19, 09:49 PM  
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Still reading The Way of Kings. I'm enjoying it more than I'd thought I might.

The author is a good writer but I wasn't sure I'd be in the mood for sword and sorcery anything, but so far so good. The biosphere he creates seems quite bizarre. Wonder if that's ever explained?

Also, bought myself a copy of Dan Simmon's Hyperion. The library doesn't have it and I didn't want to keep hunting for it.
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