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message 1: by Shay (last edited May 20, 2012 11:37AM) (new)

Shay | 862 comments

Blood Cross (Jane Yellowrock, #2) by Faith Hunterby Faith Hunter,321 pgs.

Blood Cross (Jane Yellowrock, #2) by Faith Hunter

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Shay | 862 comments 2. The Cliff House Strangler (A Sarah Woolson Mystery, #3) by Shirley Tallmanby Shirley Tallman.320 pages
3. The Coptic Secret by Gregg Loomisby Gregg Loomis. 336 pages.
Total: 977 pages

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Zakiya the Walking Butterfly (walkingbutterfly) | 3574 comments Mod
Great start Shay! Keep it up; happy reading :)

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Shay | 862 comments 4. Manor of Death (A Domestic Bliss Mystery, #3) by Leslie Caineby Leslie Caine, 351 pages. I read the large print and for some reason when I pulled it up on Goodreads, the paperback showed up as 400, so I'm using the smaller number. If anyone has read it and has a different page count,let me know.

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Angela B | 334 comments All the editions have different page numbers I generally use whatever edition I read, or if I read it on my nook I go into Barnes and Noble and look at the page numebrs in the edition I most likely would have purchased, but I do that cuz I want to lot of people use goodreads to get there page numbers

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Shay | 862 comments 5. Preaching to the Corpse (An Advice Column Mystery, #2) by Roberta Isleibby Roberta Isleib. 238 pages.

Total read: 1566 pages

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Shay | 862 comments 6. The Devil You Know (Morgan Kingsley, #2) by Jenna Blackby Jenna Black. 305 pages. Didn't really like this book, just not to my taste. I don't think it was an inherently awful book.

7. A Darker God (Laetitia Talbot, #3) by Barbara Cleverlyby Barbara Cleverly. 397 pages.

Total pages read: 2268

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Shay | 862 comments 8. Body Trace by Jon McGoran, a.k.a. D.H. Dublinby D. H. Dublin. A forensic mystery. 312 pages. Good, fast read.
Total pages read: 2580

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Shay | 862 comments 9. Set Sail for Murder (Polly Pepper, #4) by Richard Tyler Jordanby R. T. Jordan. 291 pages.

Total pages read: 2871

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Shay | 862 comments 10. Cat of the Century (Mrs. Murphy, #18) by Rita Mae Brownby Rita Mae Brown. The worst book I have read or will read all year.
219 pages.

Total: 3090 pages

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Shay | 862 comments 11. A Good Knife's Work (Five Star Mystery Series) by Sheila York by Sheila York, 311 pages. Historical mystery set in the 1940's. Overall, a good read.

Total: 3401 pages

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Shay | 862 comments 12. Once Bitten Twice Dead (Guardians of the Dark, #2) by Bianca D'Arcby Bianca D'Arc. A romance book with zombies. Not a bad thriller, but as I don't generally read romance books, I didn't really enjoy it. 293 pages.

Total: 3694 pages

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Shay | 862 comments 13. Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan by Hank Phillippi Ryan. 280 pages. Very nicely paced, doesn't drag. She must have a good editor.

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Shay | 862 comments 14. Scandal on Rincon Hill (A Sarah Woolson Mystery, #4) by Shirley Tallman by Shirley Tallman, 340 pages. A wonderful, historical mystery series that has not lost any quality.

Total pages read: 4314

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Shay | 862 comments 15. Short Change (Tucker Sinclair, #3) by Patricia Smiley by Patricia Smalley. Very enjoyable, light reading. 266 pages

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Shay | 862 comments 16. A House to Die For (Darby Farr, #1) by Vicki Doudera by Vicki Doudera, 319 pages. I don't know what it is, but even though I've never been there, I love books set in Maine.

Total Pages read: 4899

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Shay | 862 comments 17. Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16) by Janet Evanovichby Janet Evanovich. Recently, I've been feeling that this series is like going to a family reunion, on the in-law side. You go out of duty and obligation, but you don't really enjoy it except for seeing a few people, like Grandma Mazur and Lula. So, I was surprised at how good this one was. One of the things I find most annoying is the "love triangle" between Stephanie, Ranger, and Morelli. Happy to say, Ranger and Morelli barely make an appearance. It mostly focuses on Stephanie, Lula, and Connie. So, not vintage Evanovich at her peak, but worth a read. Finally! 309 pages.

Total pages read: 5208

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Shay | 862 comments 18. Air Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan by Hank Phillippi Ryan, 282 pages.

Total pages read: 5490

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Shay | 862 comments 19. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley by Alan Bradley. 370 pages. A really unique main character, Flavia. I noticed comments that a lot of people didn't like Flavia, but as you read the book, and learn about her life, it's hard not to sympathize.

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Shay | 862 comments 20. Legally Dead A Novel by Edna Buchanan by Edna Buchanan. 366 pages. I almost couldn't finish it, couldn't get past the first 60 or so pages. Bad stuff happens to kids and, while not graphic, still upsets me to the point where I often can't read a book.

Total pages read: 6226

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Shay | 862 comments 21. Murder on Lexington Avenue (A Gaslight Mystery, #12) by Victoria Thompson by Victoria Thompson. A historical mystery series. I don't know how she manages it, but this series has maintained its quality through this twelfth book. 326 pages

22. Silencing Sam by Julie Kramer by Julie Kramer. Features investigative reporter Riley Spartz, set in Minnesota. I like all of the twists and unexpected turns in this book. 335 pages

Total: 6887 pages

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Shay | 862 comments 23. Bon Bon Voyage (A Culinary Mystery with Recipes, #9) by Nancy Fairbanks by Nancy Fairbanks, 292 pages. Not a true mystery, the author made it clear who the bad guys were and what they did. A light, easy read though, with recipes. Some of the recipes in the book sound odd- a fig cake with no flour, no baking, that just needs to sit for 8 days. Sounds gross. 292 pages.

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Shay | 862 comments 24. Bone Appetit (Sarah Booth Delaney, #10) by Carolyn Haines by Carolyn Haines. I love books that are set in the south. My favorite parts of this book are the conversations between the main character, Sarah Booth, and a ghost who was a pre-Civil War slave. 328 pages.

25. Super Crunchers Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart by Ian Ayres 217 pages.

26 Look Me in the Eye My Life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison by John Elder Robinson. This memoir was written by the older brother of the author of Running with Scissors who has Asperger's Syndrome. It really gives a lot of insight into the mind of someone with AS, especially since many of them are uncomfortable talking about emotional issues. 288 pages.

Total pages read: 8012

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Shay | 862 comments 27. Vows, Vendettas and a Little Black Dress by Kyra Davis by Kyra Davis. Like this series, full of quirky characters. 311 pages.

28. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2) by Alan Bradley by Alan Bradley. 358 pages.

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Shay | 862 comments 29. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen by Jane Austen. What can I say that hasn't been said? 320 pages.

Total pages read: 9001

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★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 1455 comments Shay! You are such a fast reader. I probably would be too. But working so much has made my reading time go down sooooo much. So sad face.

message 27: by Shay (last edited Jul 06, 2010 06:55PM) (new)

Shay | 862 comments Hi Meghan, I have insomnia so I'm usually up before 4 in the morning. So, I get in a few hours of reading before the rest of the house is up.

30. Armed and Glamorous (Crime of Fashion, #6) by Ellen Byerrum by Ellen Byerrum. 323 pages.

31. Shoulder Bags and Shootings (Haley Randolph, #3) by Dorothy Howell by Dorothy Howell. 265 pages. I don't know why I like this series as the main character is a shopaholic and I've spent $0 on clothes, shoes, and accessories this year. I guess I relate to her because I know what it feels to have that struggle, as an underachiever, when peers start passing you by. It takes a while to make that adjustment to where you understand that life is about happiness not money and feel content with your choices and happy for friends and family who have chosen a different, and more lucrative path. (I'm an insanely happy SAHM.)

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Shay | 862 comments 32. Potshot (Spenser, Book 28) by Robert B. Parker by Robert Parker. 294 pages.

33. Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1) by Diana Rowlandby Diana Rowland, 370 pages.

Total pages read: 10253

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Shay | 862 comments 34. Killer Summer (Walt Fleming, #3) by Ridley Pearson by Ridley Pearson, 367 pages. I read this for a Summer Reading Challenge. Very quickly paced thriller, interesting characters. Never read the author before, but I'm planning to add his other books to my TBR pile.
35. The Lost City of Z A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grannby David Grann. An account of David Mann's quest to discover what happened to explorer Percy Fawcett, who disappeared in the Amazon. I find that sometimes non-fiction books get bogged down when providing the necessary facts, background, etc. This book was exciting and interesting from beginning to end. 277 pages

Total pages read; 10,897

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Shay | 862 comments 36. Farm Fresh Murder (A Farmer's Market Mystery, #1) by Paige Shelton by Paige Shelton, 292 pages. This book was surprisingly good. A lot of books have come out in the cozy genre of cooking/craft mysteries that are just adequate. Feels like people are jumping on the bandwagon rather than having a good story to tell. This book isn't one of those whose author is just going through the motions.

Total pages read: 11,189

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Shay | 862 comments 37. Moon Spinners (A Seaside Knitters Mystery, #3) by Sally Goldenbaum by Sally Goldenbaum. 299 pages

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Shay | 862 comments 38. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Suzann Ledbetter bySuzann Ledbetter. 298 pages.

39. The Grave Gourmet by Alexander Campion by Alexander Campion. 296 pages.

Total pages read: 12082

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Shay | 862 comments 40. Danger in a Red Dress (Fortune Hunter, #4) by Christina Dodd by Christina Dodd. 380 pages. This is a "romantic suspense" and I don't normally read romance books, but I got it when I was running low on books and desperate. It's just sat there in the pile because some other book came along and it finally got to the point where I couldn't renew it any more. So, when I started reading it, I was kind of resentful because I was forced to read it. However, a really good, quick read, lighter on the romance than expected. (Which is fine for me.) 380 pages.
41. Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out by Lee Goldberg by Lee Goldberg. 289 pages.

Total pages: 12,751

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Shay | 862 comments 42. The Lion's Game by Nelson DeMille by Nelson DeMille. 673 pages. A first rate thriller. Kind of an interesting glimpse into the pre-9/11 world of intelligence and scary for its listing of its failures that probably led to us being caught off guard.

43. The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree by Susan Wittig Albert. 290 pages

Total pages read: 13714

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Shay | 862 comments 44. The Secret of the Mansion (Trixie Belden #1) by Julie Campbell by Julie Campbell. 263 pages.
45. The Dog Park Club A Mystery by Cynthia Robinson by Cynthia Robinson. 295 pages. Very odd mystery, the main characters don't even start investigating until almost 2/3 of the way through the book. Unlikable characters and an unsatisfying ending. 295 pages.

Total pages read: 14,272

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Shay | 862 comments 46. Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (Everyman Wodehouse) by P.G. Wodehouse by P.G. Wodehouse. 208 pages. My first Jeeves book; cannot wait to read them all.

47. Spying in High Heels (High Heels Series #1) by Gemma Halliday by Gemma Halliday. 318 pages.

48. Fatal Flip (An Interior Design Mystery, #3) by Peg Marberg by Peg Marberg. 210 pages. One of those books: you don't really like it, you don't hate it. You'd read another book by the author if you didn't have to go out of your way to do so.

Total pages read: 15,008

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Shay | 862 comments 49. Bite Me (Love Story, #3) by Christopher Moore by Christopher Moore. 309 pages. Good book despite a weak ending. I believe this is supposed to be the final book- the trilogy is complete. So, kind of sad to see it end the way it did.

50. Scoop! by Hannah Dennison. 300 pages. Why do I keep picking books where the main character is a ditzy, stupid, annoying woman?

Total pages read: 15,617

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Shay | 862 comments 51. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert by Alan Brennert. 389 pages. Cannot comment on this yet- there are many good things in this book and an equal or greater amount of things wrong with it. It was, at times, an infuriating read- I had to put it down every 40-50 pages until the very end.
52. Murder, She Wrote A Palette for Murder (Murder She Wrote) by Jessica Fletcher by Jessica Fletcher. 274 pages. I think you have to have liked the series to like the books. Then, it's kind of a nice bit of nostalgia and mystery in a book.

Total pages read: 16,280

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Shay | 862 comments 53. Drood by Dan Simmons by Dan Simmons. 771 pages.

Total pages read: 17,051

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Shay | 862 comments 54. Go, Mutants! A Novel by Larry Doyle by Larry Doyle. This novel attempts to provide social commentary/satire on suburban life, high school, politics, etc. He's also trying to write a comic novel, full of jokes and humor. Because he won't fully commit to either, he fails at both. Are all novelists so obsessed with writing the Great American Novel that they forget to write a good novel? 354 pages.

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Shay | 862 comments 55. A Night at the Operation (Double Feature Mystery #3) by Jeffrey Cohen by Jeffrey Cohen. 286 pages.

56. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1) by Jacqueline Winspear by Jacqueline Winspear. Even though this historical mystery is mostly "backstory" and not mystery, it's one of the best historical mysteries I've read. 292 pages.

Total pages read: 17,983

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Shay | 862 comments 57. Stork Raving Mad (Meg Langslow, #12) by Donna Andrews by Donna Andrews. 309 pages.
58. Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #1) by Dorothy L. Sayers by Dorothy L. Sayers. 252 pages. It was difficult getting past some of the prejudices of the characters, but there is something about the way British authors write that I just love.

Total pages read: 18,544

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Shay | 862 comments 59. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith by Seth Grahame-Smith. 317 pages.

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Zakiya the Walking Butterfly (walkingbutterfly) | 3574 comments Mod
Was this good? I'm currently reading the original Pride and Prejudice, but haven't gotten very far in it. :).

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Shay | 862 comments It's kind of embarrassing to admit, but I kind of read Pride and Prejudice so I could read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. That's what kind of sealed my decision to read it. I now a lot of purists probably hate the zombie part, but parts of Pride and Prejudice made me angry. You know, the way women were treated, the fact that their only way to function in society was as someone's wife or daughter. So, it was kind of refreshing in the zombie version to hear Elizabeth say she wanted to cut people's heads off. What people on other threads have said is that the zombie version retains about 70-85 of the original text. So, it's kind of a nice way to draw people into a classic that maybe they wouldn't normally have read. Some people have given up on the original, read the zombie version, then gone back and finished the original.

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Shay | 862 comments 60. Alibi in High Heels (High Heels Series #4) by Gemma Halliday by Gemma Halliday. 294 pages. Chick-lit + mystery.

Total pages read: 19,155

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Jencey/ (Jencey) I once felt the way you did but with a different book. I had to read Portrait Of A Lady by Henry James. I couldn't understand why a woman would stay with a husband that beat her. I liked Pride Prejudice because of how lite and fun Jane Austin was. Jane did not ever marry. I wonder what kind of stories she would have told today.

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Shay | 862 comments 61. The Tavernier Stones A Novel by Stephen Parrish by Stephen Parrish. 367 pages. Wish I could have given it 3 1/2 stars. An excellent attempt by a first time author. Well researched, compelling read.

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Shay | 862 comments 62. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman by Neil Gaiman. 336 pages. One of my new must read authors- planning to read everything he's written.

63. Cold River by Carla Neggers by Carla Neggers. 350 pages. Not exactly a cozy, not exactly a thriller, mostly suspense without the whole woman in jeopardy theme. Good, solid read.

64. My Life in France by Julia Child by Julia Child. 414 pages. I remember watching her cooking show as a child. It was the first time I realized how well you can experience another place and culture through its food. Wonderful book.

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Shay | 862 comments 65. Haunt Me Still by Jennifer Lee Carrell by Jennifer Lee Carrell. What more could you want? A mystery set in Scotland about a missing manuscript containing an alternative to the cauldron scene in the "Scottish play". A 3 1/2 star book written by a Shakespeare scholar. 406 pages.

Total pages read: 21,028

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