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cathy
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Just finished the last of the books I sent down and am looking for suggestions. Fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction (my favorite), classics. Thanks in advance!

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Topic starter Posted : December 5, 2010 9:37 pm
Edward
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Anything by Alexander McCall Smith.

If you've read No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, you're likely hooked. I fell in love with Mma Ramotswe at first reading. 🙂

Your bookstore will have at least one of the series. Otherwise, shop at Amazon.com.

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Posted : December 5, 2010 9:53 pm
ms411
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There's actually an historical fiction novel about STT, Columbella, by ...Uh, oh. I forgot the author, but ... oh! Phyllis Whitney, I think. It's not in print, but I got it from eBay or Amazon.

Another interesting book about STT (non-fiction) is Rebecca's Revival by Jon S Sensbach.

I started The Killing Floor, but don't want to finish it. I prefer books about little-known heroes and sheroes.

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Posted : December 5, 2010 10:53 pm
cathy
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Have read most of the #1 Ladies Dectective Agency series... loved them! The cadence and descriptions reminded me of many of the local older people I know here on STT. Will check Amazon for the others.

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Topic starter Posted : December 5, 2010 11:38 pm
swans
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"Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett
"Innocent": by Scott Turow
Any of the books by James Patterson.

Swan

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Posted : December 5, 2010 11:47 pm
terry
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The "hunger Games" series is good.
Stephen King's Under the Dome was very good.

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Posted : December 6, 2010 12:13 am
aseafarer
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'the art of racing in the rain' by garth stein.
not what the title implies.
love to hear your thoughts after reading it.
i read this in a day.
big smile.
best,
joe

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Posted : December 6, 2010 1:42 am
TheSavage
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If you have a kindle, most of the free books offered by up and coming authors are quite good. Everones experience will vary but I have enjoyed most of the free books offered from authors "traditionally" unpublished. With a kindle you can also read the classic works of literature for free. They bring you back to, at least me, English lit with Mrs. Couper!

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Posted : December 6, 2010 1:56 am
Robob
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'the art of racing in the rain' by garth stein.
not what the title implies.

I couldn't agree more! Truly an incredible book.

I'm just finishing "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest". It is last in a series of 3 ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played With Fire" ) by Steig Larson. Excellent.

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Posted : December 6, 2010 10:13 am
speee1dy
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The Help
Sarahs Key
The 3 books by Steig Larson
Joanne Fluke books
The Other Wes Moore
The Immortal Life of Hennrieta Lacks
Leslie Meier books
Diane Mott Davidson books
Winters Garden
Thats all I can think of right now

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Posted : December 6, 2010 10:43 am
redeyesadie
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"Shibumi" by Trevanian

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Posted : December 6, 2010 10:40 pm
rhstoo
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I just finished Grisham's latest, The Confession and enjoyed it quite a bit. 'Course, since Imoved to STX it takes me much linger to read a book (can't not go to sleep...)

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Posted : December 7, 2010 3:36 am
MistB'Haven
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Loved "The Help" and "This is Where I Leave You"

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Posted : December 7, 2010 3:49 am
aseafarer
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'shibumi' = 'volvo bashing'
great book.

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Posted : December 7, 2010 6:39 am
Suzette
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Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher.
That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number.

D*-)

STILL reading "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest" ... can't really get into this one - LOVED the first 2.

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Posted : December 22, 2010 1:26 pm
islandlola
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What a fun thread!

--I am reading _New York_ by Edward Rutherford.
--I also recently re-read _London_ and _Sarum_ by Rutherford--Rutherford is great for those who love historical fictions.
--I just got done re-reading books one through five of the Harry Potter series. Light and fun, plus, I plan to see the newest Potter movie and I like to be refreshed on all the backstory
--I just bought a collection of four Dickens novels in one volume, leather bound, containing _Great Expectations_, _Hard Times_, _A Christmas Carol_, and _A Tale of Two Cities_; I am a big Dickens fan so I am really looking forward to re-reading these.

Islandlola

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Posted : December 22, 2010 7:01 pm
islandlola
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Hey speee1dy, I see that you've read the book about Henrietta Lacks.

It is a pretty amazing story, how her cells were used as the foundation of so many medical advances. That has been on my list of books to read for months, and I'm really looking forward to it.

Ilo

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Posted : December 22, 2010 7:08 pm
rotorhead
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Have you noticed that Amazon discounts Kindle books in the USVI?

I checked on the price of Tom Clancy's "Dead or Alive". If you price it via local internet connection the price is $9.99. If you price it while connected to ATT 3G the price is $12.99. All of my friends in the conus see a price of $12.99.

I checked multiple other books, they are all discounted if you buy them via a local internet connection.

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Posted : December 22, 2010 8:19 pm
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Suzette: I agree about the Hornet. I am going to finish it as one of my New Year's resolutions..

"Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks. Plague village in the 1600s
"The Year of the Flood" by Margaret Atwood. Shoot, now I have to go back and re-read "Oryx and Crake"
"Death With Interruptions" by Jose Saramago (cathy: I am sure that he has been on NPR!!;) )

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Posted : December 22, 2010 8:23 pm
speee1dy
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ISLANDLOLA IT WAS REALLY GOOD, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO READ THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS. THE REVIEW AND DESCRIPTION SOUNDED GREAT.

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Posted : December 23, 2010 11:14 am
Bombi
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Water for Elephants is great.

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Posted : December 23, 2010 11:36 am
speee1dy
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bombi, i heard it was

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Posted : December 23, 2010 1:04 pm
swans
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Good Day:

Any book written by Nelson DeMille:
The Lion
Gold Coast
Plum Island
Up Country
Night Fall
etc......:-)

Swan

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Posted : December 23, 2010 7:59 pm
MistB'Haven
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Looking forward to the Kindle discounts while on island. Thanks Rotorhead!

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Posted : December 24, 2010 4:45 am
Suzette
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Maybe now that the TV is broken I will finish the book. (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest)

"Edgar Sawtelle" - David Wroblewski was a real good read.

While reading it, when my girls (dogs) would act out, I'd tell them I'm going to trade them for a Sawtelle dog 🙂

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