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Old 06-18-22, 07:10 AM  
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After a long dry spell, I suddenly have a surplus of reading material. Two preorders come in on my kindle:
  1. Rotten to the Core (TE Kinsey) - a Lady Hardcastle mystery
  2. The Grief of Stones (Katherine Addison) - sequel to The Witness for the Dead and companion to The Goblin Emperor
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  3. The Last Bookshop in London (Madeline Martin) - which was requested from the library so long ago that I don’t even remember doing so! At least 6 months!

I finished Last Bookshop first because there’s still a long wait list. Good, little read. Touching, if a little predictable.
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Old 06-18-22, 04:12 PM  
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I finished another Carrie Bebris Mr. & Mrs. Darcy series, and now I've started Emma, which the last book I read was based on.

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Old 06-18-22, 06:03 PM  
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I finished Last Bookshop first because there’s still a long wait list. Good, little read. Touching, if a little predictable.
I requested this in April (probably from hearing about it here) and I just looked and was told there's still a very long wait for me.

I'm currently listening to "The Cartographers". Not sure if I heard about it here or the Strong Sense of Place podcast.
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Old 06-19-22, 04:45 PM  
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I finished The Widows by Jess Montgomery

I just started All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business by Mel Brooks.
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Old 06-19-22, 05:00 PM  
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I just started All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business by Mel Brooks.
I read this a few months ago. My dad loved his work.

I just finished a book of short stories, "Scouting for the Reaper" and really enjoyed the book. Usually I don't like short stories. I also read "Starfish" (a middle school novel) and liked it a lot. Now I'm reading, "Adult children of emotionally immature parents : how to heal from distant, rejecting, or self-involved parents." It's good so far.

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Old 06-20-22, 11:06 AM  
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I finished The Widows by Jess Montgomery
I absolutely love her Kinship series books! I just finished her latest one, The Echoes.
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Old 06-22-22, 12:15 PM  
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Old 06-22-22, 09:14 PM  
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This week I've read My Wife Is Missing by D.J. Palmer and Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas. Both are good mysteries with surprise endings.
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Old 06-27-22, 10:33 AM  
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Am asking for some recommendations for a couple of young adults looking for some good and fun reading.
A YA series?
Preferably fiction, although not quite ready for Brando Sanderson series.
Long ago they enjoyed the Divergent series… also loved Harry Potter.
They are older now and I have been out of touch with any YA.
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Old 06-27-22, 11:02 AM  
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Am asking for some recommendations for a couple of young adults looking for some good and fun reading.
A YA series?
Preferably fiction, although not quite ready for Brando Sanderson series.
Long ago they enjoyed the Divergent series… also loved Harry Potter.
They are older now and I have been out of touch with any YA.
TIA
I read a lot of YA, especially fantasy and some dystopian.

Did they ever read The Hunger Games? How about The Giver books? The Maze Runner series was pretty popular, though I didn’t care for it.

I loved The Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix (starts with Sabriel)

The Thief series (Megan Whalen Turner)

Neil Gaiman is a great author but I seem to love or hate his stuff. (But the ones I love are Neverwhere, Stardust, and The Graveyard Book).

Diana Wynne Jones is classic fantasy. Have they ever read the Howl’s Moving Castle trilogy? She also has The Dark Lord of Derkholm, which I think is so cheeky and funny. It basically satires epic fantasy.

Speaking of epic fantasy - you can’t go wrong with The Hobbit and LOTR (The Hobbit is an easier read).

Marissa Meyer’s Cinder (and sequels) was good! Fairy tale-ish characters in a sci-fi setting.
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