What Are You Reading? Part Deux

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Bev Vincent

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Finished So Cold the River, half way through The Cypress House. Both by Michael Koryta.
Koryta's great. I just saw an announcement that THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD is being made into a film, with Angelina Jolie, Jon Bernthal, Aidan Gillen, and Medina Senghore.

I also read Chris Golden's new thriller, THE PANDORA ROOM last weekend. A follow-up to ARARAT.
 

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Koryta's great. I just saw an announcement that THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD is being made into a film, with Angelina Jolie, Jon Bernthal, Aidan Gillen, and Medina Senghore.

I also read Chris Golden's new thriller, THE PANDORA ROOM last weekend. A follow-up to ARARAT.
Highly recommend Those Who Wish Me Dead. Hope the movie will do it justice.
 

kingricefan

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Being away from all the usual distractions has been good for my reading time. This past month I've read:

Exit Wounds and The A List by J.A. Jance
The Institute by Stephen King
A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay

Started it yesterday and currently about halfway through Origin by Dan Brown. Started The Reckoning by John Grisham at the beginning of the month but it didn't grab me. Will save that one for when I'm back in AZ again and maybe then I'll have better luck with it.
Marsha- I didn't know that you liked Jance! I really enjoy her Beaumont books and was into the other two series that she writes but I gave those ones up and have just stayed with the Beaumont novels. I just don't have enough time to read everything I'd like to anymore. Have you ever gone to one of her reading/signing appearances? Her motto is to leave no book unsigned and she will take the time to sign all of your books if you want. Also, get her to tell the 'At Seventeen' story- she may actually sing the song, too!
 

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Marsha- I didn't know that you liked Jance! I really enjoy her Beaumont books and was into the other two series that she writes but I gave those ones up and have just stayed with the Beaumont novels. I just don't have enough time to read everything I'd like to anymore. Have you ever gone to one of her reading/signing appearances? Her motto is to leave no book unsigned and she will take the time to sign all of your books if you want. Also, get her to tell the 'At Seventeen' story- she may actually sing the song, too!
I've only read one (I think) of the Beaumont novels and have been more into the Ali Reynolds and (just recently) the Joanna Brady series. Scribner publishes some of her books and the Arizona and Seattle connections in her bio and book plots caught my attention. I haven't ever been to a signing but may have to pay more attention in case she does any while I'm in AZ. That's the Janis Ian "At Seventeen" song?
 

kingricefan

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I've only read one (I think) of the Beaumont novels and have been more into the Ali Reynolds and (just recently) the Joanna Brady series. Scribner publishes some of her books and the Arizona and Seattle connections in her bio and book plots caught my attention. I haven't ever been to a signing but may have to pay more attention in case she does any while I'm in AZ. That's the Janis Ian "At Seventeen" song?
Yes, indeed, it is Janis Ian's song. There's quite the story to go along with it but I won't spoil it for you. Jance is quite the character when she's out doing her book tours and tells a lot of great stories at them. I've been able to see her about 6 times over the years and it's always fun, except the last time I saw her when she was here in Spokane promoting Second Watch (a Beaumont novel that deals with the Vietnam war and ghosts from the past), but that was because of the subject matter for this particular book hit very close to home for her. Lots of real life stuff (for her) crossed over into the plot of this book and it set a rather somber tone. I do highly recommend if you get the chance to go see her.
 

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Yes, indeed, it is Janis Ian's song. There's quite the story to go along with it but I won't spoil it for you. Jance is quite the character when she's out doing her book tours and tells a lot of great stories at them. I've been able to see her about 6 times over the years and it's always fun, except the last time I saw her when she was here in Spokane promoting Second Watch (a Beaumont novel that deals with the Vietnam war and ghosts from the past), but that was because of the subject matter for this particular book hit very close to home for her. Lots of real life stuff (for her) crossed over into the plot of this book and it set a rather somber tone. I do highly recommend if you get the chance to go see her.
Adding that to my bucket list. :)
 

Kurben

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You have a great love of books!
I think it has to do with the way i'm raised. When i reached my teens my parents, and especially my father, started to feed me classics, I read Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Jack London, Alexandre Dumas, Kipling and Tolkien among others. I ate them! They were so good!! And then i never stopped. There are so many books out there. And so little time.....
 

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I think it has to do with the way i'm raised. When i reached my teens my parents, and especially my father, started to feed me classics, I read Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Jack London, Alexandre Dumas, Kipling and Tolkien among others. I ate them! They were so good!! And then i never stopped. There are so many books out there. And so little time.....
That is wonderful. Reading opens so many worlds to us. I enjoy your lists as it gives me a guide to excellent books. Read on, my friend.
 

kingricefan

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Do you know of a place in the Seattle area that buys books? From basic books to ones that might be worth a little more?
Hi Deej! I know that Half Price Books buys all kinds of books. There are about 4 in the Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond/South Center area, depending on where you are. They don't pay much. You can also try Third Place Books (there's two or three of them). Also Elliot Bay Books in the Broadway district. That's where I found my signed Gunslinger (and talked them down $100 from their asking price. ;)). I know there's lots more places than these ones but I haven't lived there for over 10 years now and I'm sure some of the stores have closed.
 

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Hi Deej! I know that Half Price Books buys all kinds of books. There are about 4 in the Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond/South Center area, depending on where you are. They don't pay much. You can also try Third Place Books (there's two or three of them). Also Elliot Bay Books in the Broadway district. That's where I found my signed Gunslinger (and talked them down $100 from their asking price. ;)). I know there's lots more places than these ones but I haven't lived there for over 10 years now and I'm sure some of the stores have closed.
THanks! That gives me some ideas anyway.
 

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I listen to Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. It has some twist and turns in it. The only really bad thing about it..is how people act. I am not 100% sure. people would act the way they do in book at times. I don't want to give any thing away. But if you can turn blind eye to center things, it can be good book. What I mean by act...is center things happen no one dose or says anything...or they don't notice... I am not sure people would be so blind. But I guess they could be I don't know people very well.
 
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