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If your care giving duties allow you time to read.....................I'm interested in what book you are in the middle of or just finished or have waiting on your bedside table.


I'm reading "Total Control" by David Baldacci


It's a crime/thriller drama. Quite compelling.


If you can't find the time to read, you should try. It helps to escape from it all in a good book.

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Right now I am reading Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan

If I couldn't read I'd go insane.
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I’m on the last of David Baldacci’s Camel Club series in audiobooks. Just figured out that Alexa will read Kindle ebooks to me, even library ebooks. Knit and listen to audiobooks is my recharge method
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I remember the last time there was a book thread on AC, was that before the format change? Anyway, not important...I did get some great book ideas from it before, so glad to stumble into this again. I just finished We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter, really loved it. Now reading The Book of Essie by Meghan Weir, no opinion either way yet.
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Still working on The Sound of Glass. I tend to get very sleepy when I read, so it takes awhile.

The book talks about Frances Glessner Lee and her Nutshell Studies. Never heard of it before, but googled it, found Smithsonian Art Museum article on her.

https://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/nutshells
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The last of the Isabel Dalhousie, The Sunday Philosophy Club Series by Andrew McCall Smith. Having spent several years in Scotland, I am particularly enjoying them as I am familiar with the setting.

AlvaDeer - I liked The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon and will have a look at Spot of Bother.

I have plans to read all of McCall Smith's books including another one in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  series which is yet to come out. They are light enough for me right now,
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Several regarding ones sub-conscious mind, very powerful and unused part of our brain.
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I love reading but love True Crime podcasts as well. For reading right now it is Mark Haddon's latest (if you haven't read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, or Spot of Bother, give him a try). The book is called The Porpoise and is a fantastical reworking of the Pericles legend. I will say it is odd but holding me. Waiting in the wings is Kate Mulgrew's memoir How to Forget, which is about the death of her mother. I carry home from the library as many books as my aged arms can hold, and am a voracious reader. Leaving my own world to sink deep into the world of another is one of the greatest joys of my life. Thanks so much for this question. I will try your crime/thriller, as they are a favorite genre for me.
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I went searching and couldn't find your book earlybird - might that book be We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese by Elizabeth M. Norman??
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I just recently finished a book, The Battle of Bataan. The book is about nurses that were captured in World War II by the Japanese. Excellent book.
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I'm reading a novel called 'grief' about a young man who has just lost his elderly mother for whom he was caregiver. It is about his grief over the loss of his mother, and many other issues of grief and loss in his life, including the loss of youth. It is by Andrew Holleran
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Just finished reading Hillbilly Elegy. Depressing book. Rereading The Girl on the Train.
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Fluffy fiction that I won't remember 2 days after I'm done.
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Keeping this lighthearted thread going, I am reading the USGS stats.
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I enjoy swimming for exercise and invested in an waterproof Ipod Shuffle that attaches to my goggles. I can download library books for free and listen while I swim.

My recent favorite is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Love that book.

I am listening to Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult now. It's a heavy read but worth it (so far).

For those of us who need some stress relief, swimming is a great option. I can't hear my phone ring while my head is underwater...and everyone survives for 45 min without me!
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I read what I have to read for the classes I teach. I have no idea why I got into this habit, but for several years in the summer I read the same two books Coming Home and The Shell Seekers both by Rosamunde Pilcher. I wonder if I’ll read them this summer.

My brother Jay is an avid reader. He always has 3 or 4 books in the works. He’s a David Baldacci, John Sandford and James Patterson fan. I like all of these as well. He reads a lot of nonfiction as well; mostly history and political things.
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Rabanette I bought that book for my S I L's 50th birthday present. She is a teacher's assistant so I thought she'd like it.
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Haven't had much time to read but I've been able to listen to some books on CD in my car.
I have to recommend EDUCATED by Tara Westover. It's Tara's real life story (memoir/ autobiography). She was raised by survivalist fundamentalist Mormons in Idaho. With no formal schooling, she transforms herself into an intellectual. Her growing up was harrowing.
I just read some reviews that use the words gripping, riveting, and warped to describe her family life prior to leaving for college.
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Rita, I don't like chicklit stuff either.
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I'm glad I saw this topic! I love to read - my reading subject matter or category if you will, changes with what is going on in my life. I am now reading very light fiction due to mom stresses. But I am reading a SF book - The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and it has been fun. I used to read Sci/Fan all the time. I did love the Dragonrider series by Anne McCaffery. I have gotten tired of the chick lit stuff - so unrealistic! and that explains my turn to light fiction
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I enjoyed the Joe Grey series very much, although some of the last books got a little woo woo. I think I recommended them on the other book thread.
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I just finished a very thought provoking book "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone" by Lori Gottlieb. Good perspective on therapy and why it works.
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I haven't read that one yet Golden. But I am establishing a list here with all the great suggestions.

Golden, something very interesting has happened. I am weaning myself off of my antidepressant and have discovered that it was what was causing my post nasal drip. It's much, much better. Who knew? Sorry, I know this isn't book related but since we were talking allergies. :)
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gershun - lol. I'm on antihistamines regular. Without them I get a sore throat,

shane - sounds very interesting. It isn't on kindle unfortunately

tree artist - Can you tell me more about that version? Who are the main readers? It would be good to hear the names pronounced properly.

Saw a series The Joe Grey (FELINE P. I.) Series
by Shirley Rousseau Murphy - for cat and mystery lovers. Has anyone read it?
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I have read all the Number 1 Detective Agency books, except the most recent. If you really want a treat, listen to them all on tape. They come alive in a new way! You have to hear the talented reader use the Botswana accents. It’s a delight to the ears. My library had them all on CD’s, but I notice now that they have the digital copies. Wait till you hear their names pronounced!
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“The Man in the Ice” (Konrad Spindler) about the finding of the Neolithic man in 1991 in the Austrian/Italian alps.
Fascinating reading. The man is 4000 years old.
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I don't know Golden, dusty fooks sounds interesting too. LOL

I hear you about allergies. I wake up with my eyes stuck together most days. Not a pretty sight. Mind you I stopped looking pretty in the morning quite a while ago, if ever.

I'll look into that book series you mentioned.
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ahhh - that's dusty books - books!!!! I am making typos these days.
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gershun - why not try the No 1 Ladies... Series? I am transported to Botswana daily. 😊

cw - yes, me too, and I remember Seretse Khama in the news.

book - good to see you back posting. I totally understand the need to read fantasy. Dusty fooks = allergy flare-ups for me. I am a Kindle reader all the way.

Onto book 5 now "The Full Cupboard of Life" and shamelessly intend to while away most of the day reading it. It is my great escape.
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I've decided to take out my dusty paperback books that I haven't touched in over 10 years. The 1st author I pulled out to read - the pages are quite yellowish and a bit smelly as unused books tend to smell. I'm now into a 2nd author, Ann Aguirre. Reading book 2 of 5: Hell Fire. My usual genre preference is pure fantasy. I was actually torn between reading these old paperback books vs. book 4 of a sci-fi by F.E. Arliss.
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I read the first book in that series Golden - I've always liked books that teach you something as well as having a good plot and engaging characters,
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