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Mesg #37 "Linda's Books"
Author Linda Adams     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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I'll go ahead and add my list here. No particular goal, since I read a lot to start with.

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Mesg #40 "1. Winter Study by Nevada Barr"
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Anna Pigeon on a winter study of wolves, with murder in iceberg land. Oddly, one of those books that was difficult to finish.

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Mesg #61 "2. The Zookeeper by Alex MacLennan"
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Mon Jan-04-10 05:07 PMby Linda Adams

Not a lot to do with zookeeping--it's a book about a gay romance and a woman whose mother gets Alzheimer's. Gets a "Meh" from me. Pretty unmemorable.

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Mesg #71 "3. The Summer King by O.R. Melling"
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Girl must save faerie. Seen it done before, much better.

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Mesg #74 "RE: 1. Winter Study by Nevada Barr"
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What about it made it difficult to finish?

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Mesg #81 "RE: 1. Winter Study by Nevada Barr"
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That's the weird part--I don't know. It was well-written, a good story, and yet, something seemed to be missing that would normally pull me back to the story.

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Mesg #92 "4. The Heart of Soldier by CAPT Kate Blaise"
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Thu Jan-07-10 05:02 PMby Linda Adams

Non-fiction book written by a woman veteran from the current war. It's been 19 years since I was in the Persian Gulf, and this was still a hard read.

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Mesg #101 "5. The King and Dr. Nick by George Nichopoulos, MD"
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Fri Jan-08-10 04:46 PMby Linda Adams

The story of Elvis' death told from the perspective of his personal physician. The most shocking--and yet not surprising--thing was how the media played up the death as being drugs because it made a better story than natural causes.

This is a publisher's ARC, so I'll be posting a review on my blog in the next few days.

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Mesg #106 "6. Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn"
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Like the last book, the story seemed thrown together and not really solid. It may be that the series has started to run out of steam.

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Mesg #139 "7. Wi'tch Fire by James Clemens"
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Tue Jan-12-10 07:36 PMby Linda Adams

This was the first eBook I read (currently being offered for free as a promotion), though I read it when it originally came out. I liked the Elena storyline, but kept get annoyed by B and C stories that kept going on and on ...

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Mesg #144 "8. Unquiet Dreams by Mark Del Franco"
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A refreshing change from the typical urban fantasy--a male character who isn't all tatooed up and no vamps!

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Mesg #149 "9. One Lonely Night by Mickey Spillane"
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Mon Jan-18-10 09:21 AMby Linda Adams

Another eBook, part of a bundle of three. Published quite some time ago, since it deals with Communists and you could still buy a pack of gum for a dime!

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Mesg #152 "10. Stranded with Spy by Merline Lovelace"
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Mon Jan-18-10 09:21 AMby Linda Adams

A romantic suspense--I was hoping to get a little more of the spy stuff, but the the spy stuff was missing in action and the agent was kind of dumb to be a spy. Some great descriptions of France, though! And the author did better with the politics of Washington, DC then I expected.

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Mesg #153 "11. Aurora: The Mysterious Northern Lights by Candace S..."
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Mon Jan-18-10 09:21 AMby Linda Adams

This one is research for my WIP. A fascinating discussion into auroras, with some beautiful photos. It gives a lot of information on how people viewed the aurora over history, and in different areas, plus all the scientific theories that were proposed.

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Mesg #161 "12. Impact by Douglas Preston"
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A story revolving around meteors sounded cool, but it was never very clear who exactly the main character of the story was and the ending was a big disappointment.

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Mesg #163 "13. Ark of Fire by C.M. Palov"
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At last! An action novel that doesn't have a confusing story or is bogged down by a romance--just a lot of action and a good story.

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Mesg #181 "14. Brand Busters by Chris Werthwein"
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An interesting book on marketing mistakes. I didn't realize quality is an empty word (what does "It's high quality" mean?). The one thing that really stood out was a comment on costs of items--if the item excels in what it needs to do, it can be high-priced. If it doesn't, any price is too much.

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Mesg #189 "15. Acorna by Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball"
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Sun Jan-24-10 09:12 AMby Linda Adams

This was a book I passed for years because of the awful title. It was okay in the beginning but fell apart once they got into the slave children part of the story.

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Mesg #200 "16: Organizing for Your Brain Type by Lanna Nakone"
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Sun Jan-24-10 09:14 AMby Linda Adams

Wow! I found this book by accident, but it really hit the point of the places where I've struggled with organization (I'm "Innovating Style," which is the one type with the biggest challenges).

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Mesg #218 "RE: 16: Organizing for Your Brain Type by Lanna Nakone"
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That sounds interesting! I've always struggled with being organized. I might check this one out.

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Mesg #233 "17. Hide in Plain Sight"
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Problems with pacing in this story. The danger flatlined out through most of the book, then suddenly everything happened in the last 50 pages. Not sure why the Amish were in the story. Didn't seem to have a reason for being there.

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