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Sep 17, 2014 08:08AM

16821 Carol/Bonadie wrote: "No signs of The Drop yet; I may have to get it from Audible to join the group read.

Wonder why Lehane chose the same title as a Connelly book? Or maybe he didn't, since it's a mov..."

There was an article in the paper that Lehane's The Drop was taken from a short story he had written under a different title.
JF/NR 2014 (708 new)
Sep 17, 2014 08:05AM

16821 I've been watching on TNT, the show The Legend. It's very good, about a CIA operative who has been undercover so many times with different identities that he doesn't really remember just who he is. Meantime, he is still used undercover, because of connections and talent. He does do things outside the law including murder.
Well, this series was written by Robert Littell. He wrote several books, including The Legend. I decided to check into this author at the library and found several books written by him and they do look good! I'm now reading An Agent In Place.
Sep 12, 2014 01:09PM

16821 Carol/Bonadie wrote: "I know you all share my excitement at the following from The Boston Globe in an article about Lehane and The Drop:

"Next up is an HBO series loosely based on 'Shutter Island.' To be directed..."

Carol: Sounds good, too bad I don't get HBO.
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Sep 12, 2014 01:06PM

16821 DJ: the sonogram of the thyroid is a piece of cake. Doesn't hurt at all, the mamogram,now that smarts.
I've been on thyroid medication since I was 13. A few years ago I had the sonogram. The only thing I experienced was discomfort wtih the rolled towel under my neck and the top of my head almost touching the table. It seemed like a long time to hold that position. When I got up slowly, I felt a little dizzy.
Sep 12, 2014 12:53PM

16821 Good month
JF/NR 2014 (708 new)
Sep 05, 2014 09:10AM

16821 Carol/Bonadie wrote: "JF: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. This will get a 5/5 for me -- great mystery, and the investigating team of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott are growing on me!
Carol: Do you have to read this series in order?

Sep 05, 2014 09:08AM

16821 Enjoy your trip.
Sep 05, 2014 09:07AM

16821 A reading machine!
Sep 05, 2014 09:06AM

16821 Terrific month Ann.
Sep 05, 2014 09:05AM

16821 Your list looks good, I may check these out.
Sep 05, 2014 09:02AM

16821 Had a good month, Barry.
Sep 05, 2014 08:52AM

16821 The Covenant by James A. Michener (fiction)
Every summer I read a long Michener's book. This paperback book had 1,235 pages, but I always learn so much. The Covenant tells the history of South Africa, beginning in 1437 and ending in 1979 with the different tribes, the Dutch settlers, the British and the Afrikaners(the later generations of Dutch settlers. When the Afrikaners came into power, Apartheid began.They created the Terrorism Act of 1967 which forbade any act or attempted act which in any way embarrassed the state. The minimum penalty, the court could impose: 5 years, most likely on Robben Island or the maximum: death.

The Tigers of '68
Baseball's Last Real Champions by George Cantor (nf)
What memories for me: Al Kaline, Norm Cash, Willie Horton, Bill Freehan and so many more.
In interviewing the players of that era, many didn't like the changes that have come about: runaway salaries,
designated hitters, divisional playoff and drug suspensions.
Most of the players stayed with the Tigers for ten years and the majority of them resided in the area after their careers were over.
I had to read something uplifting with the Texas Rangers being the worse team in the league.

The October List by Jeffery Deaver (mystery)
This book was written with chapters in reverse order with the last chapter at the beginning. I knew this before starting to read, so I read the "final" two chapters and then the ending. That's all I could handle.
This book qualifies as a book to throw across the room. It's been a long time for one of these for me.
It explains why this public library book, published Oct. 2013, still looked new.

The Drop by Michael Connelly (mystery)
An Harry Bosch mystery.
A good one! Read it in 2 days.
Bosch is investigating two cases: one, a cold case from 1989 and a second case, involving the death of the son of a councilman.
An enjoyable, satisfying read.
Aug 30, 2014 08:33AM

16821 Enjoyed the short story.
16821 I enjoyed this one, totally different than what King normally writes. It wasn't the best mystery novel I've read. I haven't heard if he will continue with this series.
Aug 04, 2014 01:43PM

16821 Good list!
Dan's July Reads (14 new)
Aug 04, 2014 01:41PM

16821 Good month!
Aug 04, 2014 01:39PM

16821 A reading machine!
Aug 04, 2014 01:39PM

16821 Great month!
Aug 04, 2014 01:37PM

16821 Good month!
Aug 04, 2014 01:36PM

16821 Good list!
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