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message 1: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 4434 comments Mod
Hey y'all. I don't know if you've been experiencing any difficulties with the old Currently Reading thread, but lately, I'm finding that no matter what I do, when I click on the new posts, I'm brought back to the same old page. So I'm going to start a fresh Currently Reading Thread. For your info, the old thread will still be there.. here is the link to it..http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/3.... I'm going to freeze it for further posts however. Use this thread for the same purpose; share your thoughts about your current reads; whether you liked or not, etc..


message 2: by Terri (new)

Terri (terrilovescrows) | 50 comments Just finished Buster's Law - really enjoyed it


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Glad to hear the problem wasn't just my computer. I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. Thank you, Bill.


message 4: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 4434 comments Mod
Kathryn wrote: "Glad to hear the problem wasn't just my computer. I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. Thank you, Bill."

That's why we're here, Kathryn.. :0)


message 5: by Linda (new)

Linda (beaulieulinda117gmailcom) | 1091 comments l thought I was going to have to replace my tablet. So I'm glad the problem isn't on my end.

I'm currently reading Gone by Michael Grant on my tablet. The story is pretty good, but you have to get past all the spelling errors.
I'm also reading Slice by William Patterson in paperback. This book is really good so far.


message 6: by Kris (new)

Kris (krispotter) | 3 comments Just finished Follow Her Home by Steph Cha, and Finding Nouf by Zoë Ferraris. Both wonderful books, but very different. FHH is set in Los Angeles, and is more of a noir style where most protagonists are twenty-something, thus fast-paced and modern, and FN is set in Saudi Arabia, and it starts out pretty slow. Both talk heavily about cultures of each settings and people (in case of FHH, Korean-American immigrants), but in very different styles. Enjoyed both very much.

Will read Zoe Ferrari's next book - City of Veils now. =)


message 7: by Holly (new)

Holly | 361 comments Finished Before I Go to Sleep, and now I reading Shadowfires.


message 8: by Malina (new)

Malina | 2784 comments Now reading The Tooth Fairy by Graham Joyce


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Just finished Toys by James Patterson . An incredible read!


message 10: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ Kris wrote: "Just finished Follow Her Home by Steph Cha, and Finding Nouf by Zoë Ferraris. Both wonderful books, but very different. FHH is set in Los Angeles, and is more of a noir style where most protagoni..."

Loved all of these. Zoe Ferraris is one of my favorites.


message 11: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (shannondisbell) | 224 comments Starting to read these books now
Harvest by Tess Gerritsen Whiskey Sour (Jack Daniels Mystery, #1) by J.A. Konrath Bait by Karen Robards False Memory by Dean Koontz

Just Finsh reading The Skin Map by Stephen R. Lawhead It was a time trivaling book but pretty good

Now I am start on Whiskey Sour


message 12: by Kalena (new)

Kalena (bookt2) Recently finished The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3) by Jo Nesbø

I am looking forward to his next book already--voted for it today!


message 13: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 4434 comments Mod
Kalena wrote: "Recently finished The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3) by Jo Nesbø

I am looking forward to his next book already--voted for it today!"


That's the only one of Nesbo's stories I've read so far, Kalena. I've got others on my shelf to read; looking forward to doing so.


message 14: by Brenda (new)

Brenda I was having the same problem Bill..I had commented in the Feedback group, and there were a number of groups experiencing the same issue, so I think it's GRs problem. But thanks for starting the new thread, hopefully we'll be able to follow along properly now:)


message 15: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Hilborne (jfhilborne) | 21 comments 70% through a pre-pub copy of Loyalty by Ingrid Thoft. A decent piece of crime fiction.


message 16: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 4434 comments Mod
Brenda wrote: "I was having the same problem Bill..I had commented in the Feedback group, and there were a number of groups experiencing the same issue, so I think it's GRs problem. But thanks for starting the ne..."

It was the only thread that I seemed to be consistently having a problem with, Brenda.. Fingers crossed with this one..


message 17: by Brenda (new)

Brenda Bill wrote: "Brenda wrote: "I was having the same problem Bill..I had commented in the Feedback group, and there were a number of groups experiencing the same issue, so I think it's GRs problem. But thanks for ..."

The only one for me too! And there was no problems coming to your post now, so it looks like you've done it!!! :)


message 18: by JB (new)

JB Rowley (jbrowley) I have just finished Deep Sleep by Frances Fyfield. Deep Sleep (Helen West #3) by Frances Fyfield I would have liked a little less of the character study and a stronger focus on mystery. However, the writing is good and Julian Glover’s narration made it an enjoyable experience.


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Mark Chisnell (markchisnell) | 136 comments All good so far on the new thread, just finished A Clean Kill in Tokyo (John Rain, #1) by Barry Eisler and wondering what to start next...


message 20: by Tay (new)

Tay | 261 comments Mark wrote: "All good so far on the new thread, just finished A Clean Kill in Tokyo (John Rain, #1) by Barry Eisler and wondering what to start next..."

I like that series.


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Aiesha (bigtexasaj) | 155 comments I am making my way through Karin Slaughter's Grant County Series. I'm currently on book 3, A Faint Cold Fear and so far, I'm really enjoying it. It's a light read with pretty interesting characters. I can't wait to finish this up so I can then go on to her Will Trent series!


message 22: by Gatorman (new)

Gatorman | 7670 comments Had the same problem with the thread on my computer. Thanks for fixing it, Bill!


message 23: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 4434 comments Mod
Aiesha wrote: "I am making my way through Karin Slaughter's Grant County Series. I'm currently on book 3, A Faint Cold Fear and so far, I'm really enjoying it. It's a light read with pretty interesting characte..."

I've enjoyed the series too, Aiesha; I still have a couple left to read.

No probs, Gatorman.. :0)

Not a series I'm familiar with Mark. I may have to check it out.


message 24: by Mark (new)

Mark Chisnell (markchisnell) | 136 comments Bill wrote: "Not a series I'm familiar with Mark. I may have to check it out."

Tay wrote: "I like that series."

Well worth a look, Bill, as I'm sure Tay would agree - especially if you like the more classic plot driven books. Although Eisler writes a mean action set-piece too...


message 25: by Rachel (new)

Rachel trying to decide whether to read From Doon With Death or And When She Was Good- haven't read either of these authors before


message 26: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (cinnabarb) | 6389 comments I'm reading The Big Cat Nap: The 20th Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown, a Sneaky Pie Brown (cat) mystery. The early books in the series were good and then they went downhill. I keep hoping Brown will get back to her best style but that hasn't happened with this book. I'm seriously thinking of giving up on the series altogether. :(


message 27: by Linda (last edited May 11, 2013 06:55PM) (new)

Linda LaMona (lindalamona) | 123 comments I just finished reading Victims (Alex Delaware, #27) by Jonathan Kellerman .
I enjoyed reading this after a long absence from reading any of his books. No surprises in format; still entertaining. Not sure what I plan to read next, I have a lot on my bookshelf to consider.


message 28: by Glenn (last edited May 12, 2013 07:12AM) (new)

Glenn Muller | 28 comments I have just finished "The Man Who Forgot How To Read" The Man Who Forgot How To Read by Howard Engel .

Howard Engel is a local (to me) author who's series of Benny Cooperman mysteries were among the inspirations for my own thriller. After suffering a stroke he found that although he could write, he had lost the ability to read. I think this must be akin to Beethoven going deaf - absolutely devastating!

It is a short book, but gives plenty of insight as to how he somewhat recovered from this (adapted to it might be a better phrase). In telling the story, Engel also provides an insight on his creative process, then and now, which was of interest to me as a writer.

I may get a chance to meet Howard Engel, this Fall. :)


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

I just finished the newest Women's Murder Club book, 12th of Never by James Patterson , 4 stars. Starting Kinsey and Me Stories by Sue Grafton today. I hope I like the shorter stories as well as the rest of Grafton's Kinsey Millhone series. I usually don't care for short stories all that much but I'm a big fan of Grafton.


message 30: by Pcdoctorswr (new)

Pcdoctorswr | 35 comments Just finished "The Hit" by David Baldacci. One of his best. Current book is "The devotion of Suspect X" which was recommended on this list.


message 31: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) I've finished The Morganville Vampires Book Twelve: Black Dawn - Rachel Caine and Bang: Memoirs of a Relationship Assassin - David Wailing.


message 32: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 771 comments Ursula wrote: "I'm reading Tripwire (Jack Reacher, #3) by Lee Child"

Good luck reading this book. I had to force myself to finish it.


message 33: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 771 comments I just finished Injustice For All (J.P. Beaumont, #2) by J.A. Jance . I like this series and this book was pretty good. Now that I have graduated I will have more time to read. Yay!


message 34: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) I've decided to read The Morganville Vampires Book Thirteen: Bitter Blood - Rachel Caine.


message 35: by Lance (last edited May 12, 2013 04:16PM) (new)

Lance Charnes (lcharnes) | 392 comments Just finished The Boy in the Suitcase. It's yet another entry in the growing catalog of Scandinoir coming to these shores, and in many ways fits the general pattern: a socially maladapted protagonist, evil doings involving underage victims, societal rot, Eastern European villains, heat waves. That its central figure isn’t a police detective doesn’t move it very far out of the middle of this particular stream.

My review is at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/....

The Boy in the Suitcase (Nina Borg, #1) by Lene Kaaberbøl


message 36: by Vera (new)

Vera Maslow I'm currently reading A Trace of Smoke (Hannah Vogel, #1) by Rebecca Cantrell it is pretty good and interesting so far. Set between the world wars, in Berlin, when the Nazis were coming into power. Hannah Vogel, a journalist, finds her brother on a murder board and tries to sleuth what has happened to him.


message 37: by Jan C (new)

Jan C (woeisme) | 32762 comments Glenn wrote: "I have just finished "The Man Who Forgot How To Read" The Man Who Forgot How To Read by Howard Engel.

Howard Engel is a local (to me) author who's series of Benny Cooperman mysteries were amon..."


I enjoyed that book, too. Very surprised to learn about the St. Catherine's connection as I've had relatives living there.


message 38: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 771 comments I just started Harvest by Tess Gerritsen and Point of Origin (Kay Scarpetta, #9) by Patricia Cornwell .


message 40: by Jackmeister (new)

Jackmeister | 611 comments I just finished Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter Series, #1) by David Rosenfelt by David Rosenfelt which is #1 of his Andy Carpenter Lawyer series,
and am currently re-reading (4th or 5th time now, lost count) Ice Station (Scarecrow, #1) by Matthew Reilly by Matthew Reilly which is a book club read.


message 41: by [deleted user] (new)

Jackmeister wrote: "I just finished Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter Series, #1) by David Rosenfelt by David Rosenfelt which is #1 of his Andy Carpenter Lawyer series,
and am currently re-reading (4th or 5th time now, lost count) [bookcover:Ice St..."


I love the Andy Carpenter series! It's mystery mixed with humor. Can't wait for the next one to come out.


message 42: by Linda (new)

Linda (beaulieulinda117gmailcom) | 1091 comments I just finished Gone by Michael Grant and starting Before I Go To Sleep.


message 43: by Tay (new)

Tay | 261 comments I finished The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer. It was my first book by Meltzer and I will read more books from him for sure. I'm currently reading The Hit by David Baldacci


message 44: by June (new)

June (juneedelsonnj) | 105 comments I have a lot of free books on my iPad for those emergencies when I don't have a real book with me. So I started Run RUN by Blake Crouch Run by Blake Crouch while riding in my car. I dislike reading an ebook, would much rather have a "real" book with me, so I found it hard to follow and I'm not really enjoying it. Of course, I picked up a different book at home and will finish the ebook another time.


message 45: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 4434 comments Mod
Jan C wrote: "Glenn wrote: "I have just finished "The Man Who Forgot How To Read" The Man Who Forgot How To Read by Howard Engel.

Howard Engel is a local (to me) author who's series of Benny Cooperman myste..."


I've enjoyed the Benny Cooperman books I've read. CBC also did some TV movies based on some of the books, with Saul Rubinek playing the role of Benny and doing a great job. The Suicide Murders and Murder Sees the light specifically.


message 46: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ Starting The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession and think I am going to love it.


message 47: by Christinette (new)

Christinette (christinette1027) | 3 comments I'm reading the Sonoma Square Murder Mystery by R. Digitale. So far, so good =)


message 48: by Jeanie (new)

Jeanie (Birdyseeds) | 382 comments I finished Silken Prey, Live by Night, 14 and Dead Ever After over the weekend. I'm not sure what i'll work on next. I guess i'll wait and see what the group reads are and then decide.


message 50: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 4434 comments Mod
Finished Dr. No (James Bond, #6) by Ian Fleming last night and enjoyed very much. Excellent Bond story. About to start my next tonight; Goldfinger (James Bond, #7) by Ian Fleming .


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