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Imagekqcrna
Jun 21, 2011 2:54 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
"Tell No One" is another stand alone one that's definitely Thumbs up That was the first Harlan Coben book I read. It made me explore the rest of his work.

Karen
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 21, 2011 5:50 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Yes, a definite win on the recommendation, Karen! Hurray! I do really enjoy the repartee between Myron & Win. OMG, and the secretary... Esperanza. What a hoot!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagekqcrna
Jun 21, 2011 6:38 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
Have you met Big Cindi yet?

Karen
Imageherbie43
Jun 22, 2011 3:38 AM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
i lovethe big cindy character in the book. unfortunately, now that i am retired i have little time to rad books. we are are on to go all he time now and i like that.
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 23, 2011 9:39 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Started Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl. Another odd book, but this one is pretty amusing, at least so far. Big Grin
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Jun 23, 2011 9:49 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
I've just started Murder on St. Mark's Place, the second book by Victoria Thompson in her "Gaslight" series (this is the one I mentioned earlier that features a turn-of-the-century midwife as the protagonist). Not the sort of thing I generally go for; I usually prefer modern day settings, but I'm really enjoying this series so far.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 23, 2011 9:51 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Anybody read any Dana Cameron? I picked up the first in her series this week.
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Jun 23, 2011 9:58 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Never heard of her. Looked her up and the archeological series sounds good!

And my library has the first one! Yea!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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lakesidecallas
Jun 23, 2011 10:21 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I can't believe how many books you two read- have you ever kept track?
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 23, 2011 10:36 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Uh... no. I just try to remember who I like & who I can't stand. I'll bet woofie does, tho'. Big Grin

Speaking of whom... hey, woofs, I need your mailing address so I can send you the first Marcia Muller.
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imageherbie43
Jun 23, 2011 10:57 AM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
jay - what is that calamity physics book about??
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
Imagewoofie
Jun 23, 2011 11:00 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
I thought it was the Margaret Frazer you were going to send me? Confused
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 23, 2011 11:09 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
No, I don't have the first one of that series, I have the second. I've got Edwin of the Iron Shoes, the first Sharon McCone book. Because my library didn't have it...
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 23, 2011 11:34 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Almost forgot to answer your question, Frank. It's a very mysterious mystery, especially as I am only on page 35. I don't think it's your cup of tea...

The protagonist is Blue van Meer: a brainy, deadpan, and preternaturally erudite girl who, after traveling from one remote academic outpost to another w/her professor father (see 'Gareth van Meer'), has a head crammed full of literary, philosophical, and scientific knowledge. (She is also a film buff & can recite pi out to sixty-five decimal places.) When she is sixteen, due to certain nuclear events (metaphor), her previously dull life is forever transformed.

The gimmick is lots of parentheticals sighting the sources for various literary, historical, scientific & criminological allusions & many mildly cynical asides.

You might enjoy The Lock Artist if you want to push your envelope & try something a little unusual... it's got guns & gangsters, but it's told from an unusual perspective. Definitely some suspense & action... folks get their heads blown off. Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Jun 23, 2011 11:59 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Gee, and here I only know pi out to 9 decimal places. Sigh. Guess I'll have to work on that. Big Grin
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 23, 2011 12:12 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I'm not sure how it would help you investigate the next murder you come across...
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Jun 23, 2011 12:24 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
It did come in handy putting a snarky engineer-type in his place one time. I was cutting down a cake recipe and was calculating which size pan would be best for the reduced version (using plain ol' 3.14 for pi). Said engineer was looking over my shoulder and commented "You forgot the one six" (referring to the next two decimals). Hee hee, without cracking a smile, I said "It's one five. Nine. Two. Six. Five. Three." Big Grin
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Imageherbie43
Jun 23, 2011 12:51 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
i have no idea what the hell you poeple afre talking about/ Hilarious!
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
Imagewoofie
Jun 23, 2011 1:00 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Hee hee, Frank you probably only worry about the kind of "pi" that has an "e" on the end! Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Imageherbie43
Jun 23, 2011 1:05 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
is there any other kind?? how about pizza.
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .

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