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(@FL_Barrier_Islander)
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I picked up a new book while being stuck for hours and hours and hours in the Atlanta airport on Monday waiting for the plane to arrive from NYC for my connecting flight to Tampa. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson. EXCELLENT read!

 
Posted : December 29, 2010 4:19 pm
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I picked up a new book while being stuck for hours and hours and hours in the Atlanta airport on Monday waiting for the plane to arrive from NYC for my connecting flight to Tampa. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson. EXCELLENT read!

You should read the next two & see the Movies too!

 
Posted : December 29, 2010 10:39 pm
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speedy i am reading The Help now. great book so far.

just finished Gap Creek by Robert Morgan. I think he has a series of books based on N and S. Carolina back in olden days.

 
Posted : December 30, 2010 9:27 am
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dixichick, it was a great book.
I am reading The Confession by John Grishim now and this one really makes you think about the death penalty.

 
Posted : December 30, 2010 10:33 am
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We're starting up a book club on STT, going to start with "ROOM" since it's readily available locally. Will continue thread on Community board. Hope others are interested!

 
Posted : January 30, 2011 11:05 pm
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I am ! I am ! Pick me Pick me !!!

Count me in Cathy !!!

 
Posted : January 30, 2011 11:09 pm
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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!

I have just finished rereading John Berendt's "MIdnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Great book. We visited Savannah last year for a week and loved the place. The book does a great job of describing Savannah to a T and particularly the people (all slightly weird) who live there. Highly recommended.

 
Posted : January 30, 2011 11:18 pm
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Read quite a few of the mentioned books and would like to add a few:

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult (Even if you've seen the movie the book is totally different and superb).

What I am currently reading...

Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden. I'm only about a third of the way into the book and am amazed at how much power the former and now deceased drug lord had in Columbia.

 
Posted : January 31, 2011 12:48 am
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About to finish a good book,"Rhett Butlers People"
A companion to Gone With the Wind

 
Posted : January 31, 2011 2:00 am
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@terry, if you like that you might like "the wind done gone" by alice randall

i just finished "at home: a short history of private life" by bill bryson

 
Posted : January 31, 2011 3:08 am
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I will check them out
Thanks

 
Posted : January 31, 2011 8:15 pm
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I am reading "Dead or Alive", the new Tom Clancy novel.

 
Posted : January 31, 2011 8:19 pm
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Heh, I have an old copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales that I decided to read. There are 209 stories, including some like Rapunzel, Hansel and Grethel, Cinderella, Little Red-Cap (Riding Hood), Little Snow-White, Rumpelstiltskin, etc. My father read these at night to my brother and I when I was about 6 and bro was about 3, and I remembered them well. They are much darker than the Disney versions, and come from verbal telling from about 1800.

Here is an online version of it, but the translation is not as good as the translation in the particular edition book I have:

Grimm's Fairy Tales

After this book my father moved on to reading us The Hobbit and the trilogy at bedtime. The movies don't live up to having a great reader like my father, who used different voices for the characters, read these great books to us...

 
Posted : February 1, 2011 12:15 am
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Anyone else interested in the Book Club ?
It's BOOK Club, not FIGHT Club - we CAN talk about this 🙂

 
Posted : February 10, 2011 4:09 pm
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i am reading "the warmth of other suns". it is about the black migration north and west from the south during the late to mid 20th century . they give you three peoples account of their lives. so far really really good.
read little bee and my sisters keeper.
try sarahs key and the help.

 
Posted : February 10, 2011 6:29 pm
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reading whislin dixie in a nor'easter. her husband gets the hair brain idea to buy an inn in vermont. and ITS WINTER!!!
funny, cute book. the authors first.

 
Posted : February 11, 2011 9:47 am
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SOUNDS GOOD DIXIE

 
Posted : February 11, 2011 1:07 pm
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Anita, I'm also reading "at home: a short history of private life" by bill bryson. Really interesting book!

 
Posted : February 11, 2011 2:58 pm
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I really liked "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson.

I also liked "Give Me a Break : How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media" by John Stossel.

 
Posted : February 11, 2011 4:57 pm
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Okay, missing cathy so I thought I'd resurrect her thread!

Still haven't finished the third Millenium book, bu I've got a good excuse! I have a Kindle!! Here are a couple of my recent Kindle faves:
"The Road" by Cormac Mccarthy
"The Paris Wife" by Paula Mclain

I also read "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon, but am not so sure about it.

Am reading "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese and enjoying it.

Any new suggestions?

 
Posted : May 19, 2011 9:06 pm
JoeyBallgame
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Love this topic BTW.

Newbie here, will be moving to STT in October, have a buddy who lives East End and has been on Island for the last year and a half.

From Michigan and can't take it here anymore. Looking for something new, will make it a little easier that I have someone there that can show me the ropes.

Back to the topic at hand, I LOVE to read....will be buying the NOOK Color before I move down.

Last 4 books I read:

Corsair by Clive Cussler
Black Hills by Nora Roberts
Stone Cold by David Baldacci
Caught by Harlen Coben

I am a huge Cussler fan, also enjoy Patterson, Grisham, Roberts, & Coben. Basically I go to Barnes & Noble and buy almost any Hard Cover that is on sale for $6.99

 
Posted : May 19, 2011 10:24 pm
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Ah, Joey! But you can read a Kindle in the sunshine on the beach!;)

You will find lots of readers around. There have always been places where people leave the books they have read and pick up some from others. It will be interesting to see if this dwindles as e-readers become more popular.

 
Posted : May 20, 2011 11:53 am
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I just started The Unbroken by Laura Hildebrand ( if thats how you spell it ) so far it is good.

 
Posted : May 20, 2011 12:02 pm
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Lee Child, Gone Tomorrow

Lee Child , Bad Luck and Trouble

Both books were hard to put down, Husband also enjoyed reading them.

 
Posted : May 20, 2011 6:21 pm
rotorhead
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I like Lee Child but I like Vince Flynn even more.

 
Posted : May 20, 2011 6:26 pm
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