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So any good Books you would recommend?

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I'm still being cautious despite both inoculations. So over the last year I've read quite a few good books and I'm always on the lookout for good ones. Currently reading, Land of Big Numbers, by Te Chen, Wolves of the Calla, Stephen King for the umpteenth time. I always have a Stephen King on the go. I read about five books at a time. Also reading the Minuturist, Jessie Burton and Tokyo Year by David Peace, I think his name is. 

I jump around as my mood suits me. 

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Used to be a reader way back. Only just started reading again as I've had to wait for transportation after med appts.

Reading Twilight book 2 in the series. I know, silly, but I've liked the vampire genre forever.

I did use to read Stephen King. How that man could dream up all those scary stories ...

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I am a huge fan of Marie Force. Chic lit to some extent but she has multiple series in which the characters are very well developed and enjoyable to follow. Two are based in RI, one in VT, FL and another (my favorite ) Washington DC and a bunch of stand alone. She engages with her fans all the time on social media.

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On 4/24/2021 at 10:18 PM, amoLucia said:

Used to be a reader way back. Only just started reading again as I've had to wait for transportation after med appts.

Reading Twilight book 2 in the series. I know, silly, but I've liked the vampire genre forever.

I did use to read Stephen King. How that man could dream up all those scary stories ...

I read the Twilight series as well. I thought the books were really good. 

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22 minutes ago, NutmeggeRN said:

I am a huge fan of Marie Force. Chic lit to some extent but she has multiple series in which the characters are very well developed and enjoyable to follow. Two are based in RI, one in VT, FL and another (my favorite ) Washington DC and a bunch of stand alone. She engages with her fans all the time on social media.

Just had a look and I am afraid I draw the line at romantic fiction. Twilight was as close as I got because of the vampires ?

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Found his in my internet wanderings today @ Mens Journal

35 Books Every Man Should Read in His Lifetime

Most of the books,  I was unaware  except for the Invisible Man which I read in HS 50yrs ago and didn't understand --time to re-read it.

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Pachinko looks good. Just ordered it from the library. 

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Has anyone read American Gods? I like the TV series but I'm interested to see how it compares to the book. I keep hearing it's a good read.

ETA: My daughter reads any and everything by James Patterson.

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Pachinko looks good. Just ordered it from the library. 

2 hours ago, NurseBlaq said:

Has anyone read American Gods? I like the TV series but I'm interested to see how it compares to the book. I keep hearing it's a good read.

ETA: My daughter reads any and everything by James Patterson.

Are you talking about the one by Neil Gaiman? If it's that book, it's brilliant. Actually quite a few of his books are really very good. 

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6 hours ago, Curious1997 said:

Pachinko looks good. Just ordered it from the library. 

Are you talking about the one by Neil Gaiman? If it's that book, it's brilliant. Actually quite a few of his books are really very good. 

Yes, Gaiman.

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1 hour ago, NurseBlaq said:

Yes, Gaiman.

It's a great book. I also really like his children's stories. He's like a mash up of Terry Pratchett and the The Golden Compass author. 

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On 5/12/2021 at 8:21 PM, NRSKarenRN said:

Remember to support your public library!

Found his in my internet wanderings today @ Mens Journal

35 Books Every Man Should Read in His Lifetime

Most of the books,  I was unaware  except for the Invisible Man which I read in HS 50yrs ago and didn't understand --time to re-read it.

Interesting selection. Have only read 2 of the 35:  Krakauer's "Into The Wild" which I did enjoy, and Arundhati Roy's "The  God of Small Things" which absolutely has to be read. 

Intrigued by his wine themed books, on which topic  I would recommend this Nina Caplan's "The Wandering Vine"

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An absolute delight for wine lovers.

Have just re-read for the umpteenth time my favourite books, Agota Kristof's "The Book of Lies" trilogy (comprising, "The Notebook," "The Proof"  and "The Third Lie") Sometimes publised as "The Notebook Trilogy" - a very honest and horrifying work revealing just how depraved human nature can be.  Definitely a must-read.

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