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Jane | 99 comments 8. Known Dead A Novel by Donald Harstad


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Jane | 99 comments 9. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Read this for a book discussion group. It is very good -- I think See does an excellent job describing life for the Chinese immigrants.


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Jane | 99 comments 10. The Last Musketeer

I don't ususally read graphic novels, but this won was highlighted in Unshelved, a comic I get via email. It's by a Norwegian -- and since I'm Norwegian too, I thought I should take a look. It was fun!

Athos saves France from Mars attacks!!


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Jane | 99 comments 11. Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith

I'm playing Book Bingo at my Library. I was supposed to read a book published the year I was born. This is a Newberry Award winner, so I knew it would be good. Tells the story of a young Union army soldier from Kansas. Jeff becomes a scout and ends up fighting with the Rebs. As he becomes friends with the 'enemy' his perspective on the war changes.

I thought the battle scenes were very well written. When he first enlists, Jeff can hardly wait to see some action. After the first battle, war is no longer a lark.


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Donna | 1350 comments Book Bingo? How does that work?


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Jane | 99 comments The Reference Librarian made up bingo cards. In each square, there is a certain genre or type of book that you have to read. When complete five in a row -- you get Bingo! The center square is 'free'. Some examples are: Children's book; True Crime; any award winner; poetry book; historical romance; Oprah pick. The idea was to encourage people to try reading something they don't usally read. It's fun!


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Donna | 1350 comments Sounds fun! I'll have to slip this one to my librarians.


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Chris (chrismd) | 408 comments Jane wrote: "11. Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith

I'm playing Book Bingo at my Library. I was supposed to read a book published the year I was born. This is a Newberry Award winner, so I knew it would b..."


My library did Book Bingo last summer, it was losts of fun. (And Rifles for Waite was a favorite book of mine when I was young. I should re-read it.)


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Rose (obsessedreader9) | 215 comments I love this book bingo idea! I'm a member of the advisory board for our local Friends of the Library branch, and we're looking for something fun that adults can do for summer reading. Book bingo is a valuable tip!

Rose


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Jane | 99 comments 12. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch


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Jane | 99 comments 13. A Face in the Window by Sarah Graves (audiobook)

14. I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson I think I love you by Allison Pearson.


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Jane | 99 comments 15. The Paris Wife
This was excellent tho' sad.


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Jane | 99 comments 16. I Still Dream About You

Audiobook read by the author, Fannie Flagg. Great characters, made me laugh!


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Jane | 99 comments 18. Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life by Jim Kristofic.

I read a review of this and thought it sounded interesting. It did not disappoint! I enjoy the Tony HIllerman novels about the Navajo and the Four Corners area and wanted to learn more about the culture. This biography gives a good picture of life on the Rez. The author moved to the Reservation with his family when he was in 2nd grade. It was quite an adjustment for a white family from Pittsburgh! He learned the lessons of the Dine and became a "tough noodle."


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Jane | 99 comments 20. Cold Wind by C.J. Box Cold Wind by C.J. Box


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Jane | 99 comments 21. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult Jodi Picoult

Another good one!


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Jane | 99 comments 23. A Walk For Sunshine A 2,160 mile expedition for charity on the Appalachian Trail, 2nd by Jeff Alt By Jeff Alt
24. All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming
25. The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew
27. I Shall Not Want by Julia Spencer-Fleming
28. Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America by Linda Lawrence Hunt
29. One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming


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Jane | 99 comments 30. The Bricklayer The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd by Noah Boyd.


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Jane | 99 comments 31. Live Wire Live Wire (Myron Bolitar, #10) by Harlan Coben by Harlan Coben


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Jane | 99 comments 32. Nowhere to Run Nowhere to Run (Joe Pickett #10) by C.J. Box by C.J. Box


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Jane | 99 comments 33. Agent X Agent X by Noah Boyd by Noah Boyd.

My new favorite handyman!


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Jane | 99 comments 34. Alice's Tulips Alice's Tulips by Sandra Dallas by Sandra Dallas


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Jane | 99 comments 35. Knockdown Knockdown (Home Repair is Homicide, #14) by Sarah Graves by Sarah Graves.

Love that these are set in Eastport, Maine!


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Jane | 99 comments 36. Sweethearts Sweethearts by Sara Zarr by Sara Zarr.

The author captures what it feels like to be the outcast in elementary school. All's well by the end!


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Jane | 99 comments 37. Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts. Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts


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Jane | 99 comments 38. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins
39. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins

****LOVE these books -- this is the 3rd time for each and I will read Mockingjay next month. I am leading a book discussion on theme.

40. Half Broke Horses by Jeanneatte Walls. Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls


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Jane | 99 comments 41. Sixkill by Robert B. Parker Sixkill (Spenser #40) by Robert B. Parker

I am sad that Mr. Parker is no longer with us.


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Jane | 99 comments 42. A Game of Thrones A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin by George R.R. Martin

I had to see what all the fuss was about. My son has read the whole series a number of times and raved about it. So, I finally bit the bullet. WOW -- George R.R. Martin really took me out of this world and put me smack-dab in the middle of his. I loved the characters and the attention to detail. I didn't want it to come to an end!

I haven't totally disappeared like that since the first time I read the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Looking forward to the second in the series!


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Jane | 99 comments 43. Trespasser Trespasser by Paul Doiron by Paul Doiron


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Jane | 99 comments 44. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins
45. Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
46. Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh


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Jane | 99 comments 47. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan Loving Frank by Nancy Horan


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Jane | 99 comments 48. The Way Life Should Be The Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline by Christina Baker Kline


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Jane | 99 comments 49. The Tag Man by Archer Mayor Archer Mayor


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Jane | 99 comments 50!!!
The Cleveland Creep The Cleveland Creep (Milan Jacovich, #15) by Les Roberts by Les Roberts


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