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What are you reading?

Postby CathyS » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:56 am

I've had time to do a lot of reading lately.

Right now I am reading the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. In the dedication in one of his early books (pre 2000) he mentions that his fans want him to write faster. He must have figured it out, because now he can release at least 1 book a month. I think he uses co-authors to do most of the work, just like Michener did. Michener just never gave his co-writers any credit, and I think that's because his co-writers were his students. I could be wrong on this because I don't know where the person that told me this got his information and I never followed up on it.

Some earlier books have been enjoyable to read because there is no mention of cell phones or computers. If there is a computer, it's usually large and heavy and takes up an entire surface, like a table or desk. With the JD Robb books, because they are in the future, almost everyone has a wrist unit and kitchens are a thing of the past, with machines doing all the work, sort of like a microwave. You program what you want to eat or drink onto a screen, and you open the door and there's the food or drink.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Nancy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:59 pm

I am reading "Destiny Step into Your Purpose" by T. D. Jakes.
About three fourths of the way done with it.
I enjoy this author.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby lucylee » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:39 pm

I am STILL reading the book about Harper Lee -- NOT written BY Harper Lee -- Furious Hours.
In the meantime, I read Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn on the library app. It was good -- but some of you might want to be warned, it had a few fairly steamy s e x scenes. It is about a professional calligrapher who "hides" a message in some of her work, and is found out -- but this leads to romance. Given my interest in calligraphy, it was a natural choice for me. It's not truly great literature or anything, probably won't win any Pulitzer prizes, LOL, but I liked it.
Tomorrow is another day.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby CathyS » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:32 am

Lucylee and Nancy... take time to read. Read a bit before you go to sleep at night. Enjoy the books, Lucylee and make space for them in your house. They never have to go to a thrift store. If I did that, my library would be almost empty. Instead, it is filled with old friends, like Nancy Drew and the Bobbsey Twins.

Right now I am re-reading some James Patterson books with Alex Cross. He's also an old friend.

I also have a TBR (to be read) pile. I can't count how many books are in it, BUT I intend to read some of them this summer.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby lucylee » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:11 pm

HOORAY!!! Finally finished Furious Hours! It was good, but not GREAT.

Now I'm reading The Book Club, on the library app. It's just kinda a light novel, I think, about five women in... a book club... LOL... and how their lives go along through the years.
Tomorrow is another day.


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