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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » Dec 12th, 2018, 11:06 am

I've been wanting to read the "Odd Thomas" series by Dean Koontz for awhile now. I finally broke down and bought all 8 ebooks and prayed that I would like them. I am still on book one, but I have to say that so far I am loving it! haha Spooky and funny, what a combination right? Ghosts and an exploding cow. Who could ask for more? :biggrin:
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Lady tehMa » Dec 12th, 2018, 5:37 pm

I'm on "The Mortal Word", most recent novel in the Invisible Library series - I really recommend her work :)
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Queen K » Dec 13th, 2018, 7:24 am

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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Glacier » Dec 18th, 2018, 10:39 am

#447 The Judsons of South Cariboo

December 14th, 2018

A Mill Behind Every Stump

by Marianne Van Osch

Victoria: Heritage House, 2018

$19.95 / 9781772031164

Reviewed by Sage Birchwater


For several decades during the middle part of the 20th century it seemed like there was a (sometimes portable) bush mill behind every stump throughout the Cariboo. Then during the 1950s, bigger companies bought up the small independent sawmills and consolidated them into highly efficient lumber manufacturing plants centralized in the larger centres of 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, and Quesnel.

A Mill Behind Every Stump tells the human drama of this transition from bush mills to big industry following the lives of the people who were there to convey it.


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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby seewood » Dec 22nd, 2018, 7:24 pm

When convenient, I've popped into several book stores looking for Gwynn Dyers latest book : Growing Pains. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwynne_Dyer

So far no bookstore has any of his books in stock but will order it for you. Last time we ordered anything on line, a total cluster f :cuss: ensued.
Climate Wars I though is a must read.

I'll keep looking.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby oneh2obabe » Dec 22nd, 2018, 8:43 pm

Amazon has Growing Pains - says delivery in 4-8 weeks.
https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_ ... MTS961XE3P

Climate Wars - seems this book is in stock.
https://www.amazon.ca/Climate-Wars-Gwyn ... QFF816EZ19
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Queen K » Jan 1st, 2019, 12:56 am

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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » Jan 18th, 2019, 11:48 am

I finished all the Odd Thomas books and now I'm sad. I feel like my best friend just moved away. :cry: Those books are so much fun. One of the things I loved was that when he was with a bad guy and the bad guy started swearing he would write it something like this: "You (expletive) better hope I don't catch your (expletive) (expletive)!" hahaha You have to fill in the blanks.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » Jan 21st, 2019, 5:24 pm

I saw a few ads on tv for a mini series (?) on Fox. It looked good and creepy so I checked to see if there was a book. :D It's a trilogy! YIPPIE. So I'm reading book one, The Passage by Justin Cronin. It's written the way I love books like this to be done. One chapter is one characters story, next chapter is another characters and it all flows very smoothly. I'm having trouble putting it down at night.

Here's what it's about, from Amazon:

An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Lady tehMa » Jan 29th, 2019, 8:19 am

I was able to indulge in a pile of "read but still want for my shelves" books because of Christmas. Most are here except for one backorder and a preorder.

I don't understand how some people don't stockpile their favourites to read. I love to get library books to decide if it is good enough to reread. For example "Ready Player One", I'm feeling the urge to reread that one. If I get the urge multiple times over the years, I'll add it to my shelf - as finances and shelf space permit.

My nephew is wanting to read my preferred genre of fiction and my sis asked for books for him for Christmas. I got him the Narnia series, and I got him Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey. Dragonsong was the book that launched my love for sci-fi. The opening line is still in my brain "Cottman 4 in the Sagittarius sector is a golden G-type star." I gave my copy to my cousin's daughter when she was of age. And now my sister's son has a copy. My sister got all teary on the phone, she says she remembers me reading to her from it (which is a very cool memory that I have absolutely NO recollection of :135: ).

Currently, I'm reading "A Plague of Giants" by Kevin Hearne. I have been assured by a friend who shares my taste that it is worth the read, but I'm struggling to get through the first third. A fantasy novel, about a war: told from multiple viewpoints (with different age, gender, nationalities etc.). I'm having issues trying to find the link all the way through. My friend told me I'll be quite hooked halfway through the book, I just have to get there. The book is the kind that lays a lot of groundwork for a new world but once you have that in your brain it reads a lot easier.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby just popping in » Jan 29th, 2019, 1:52 pm

seewood wrote:When convenient, I've popped into several book stores looking for Gwynn Dyers latest book : Growing Pains. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwynne_Dyer

So far no bookstore has any of his books in stock but will order it for you. Last time we ordered anything on line, a total cluster f :cuss: ensued.
Climate Wars I though is a must read.

I'll keep looking.


Growing Pains (23.95) 2 in stock at Mosaic Books, they can order Climate Wars (22.00) with approx arrival 12 days.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby just popping in » Feb 20th, 2019, 6:43 pm

Recent reads of despair and hope:

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham - fiction

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - true events by Tattooist Lale Sokolov
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Catsumi » Feb 20th, 2019, 7:38 pm

The Tatooist is on my reading list. Care to give us an evaluation of the book?
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Queen K » Feb 20th, 2019, 8:00 pm

Started Brave New World.

GAWWWWD, the beginning! The babies! What the? Put it down and I'm finding it very hard to want to pick up again.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby just popping in » Feb 21st, 2019, 3:48 pm

Catsumi wrote:The Tatooist is on my reading list. Care to give us an evaluation of the book?


A quick, basic read, the atrocities are heart-wrenching but is a true love story.
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