Because grewgirl needed an excuse to read more books.....

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Re: Because grewgirl needed an excuse to read more books....

Postby Baker » 21 Dec 2010, 07:39

lol
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Re: Because grewgirl needed an excuse to read more books....

Postby grewgirl » 25 Dec 2010, 12:53

45. Blue Skies, Ali Vali 3stars

Held my attention for the day, but I wasn't happy with the ending. The story wasn't terrible, thought, and I was intrigued by the introduction to the North Korean characters. Not a bad find/read for a lazy day. Still can't bring myself to open the last book in the Casey Saga, though.
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Re: Because grewgirl needed an excuse to read more books....

Postby grewgirl » 31 Dec 2010, 17:06

46. The Mysterious Naiad edited by Katharine V Forrest and Barbara Grier 3stars
Familiar names (Claire McNabb, Karin Kallmaker, Jennifer Fulton among others) writing shorts that are I thought would all by mysterious...but they weren't. A few were funny, a few were very dull, and one or two were a little spooky. Overall not a bad read, but my attention definitely waned. Had I not been stuck on a plane, I might not have finished it yet.
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Re: Because grewgirl needed an excuse to read more books....

Postby grewgirl » 31 Dec 2010, 17:07

about 15 pages in to the 4th book in the Cain Casey saga, and totally lost. I don't have book three with me so I have no idea if this one picks up where the other left off or if she just randomly jumped into the future. I see an unread book in my future. *sigh*
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Re: Because grewgirl needed an excuse to read more books....

Postby grewgirl » 01 Jan 2011, 00:06

47. The Prince, N. Machiavelli
Oh my gosh this was painful to read. I really haven't the patience for nonfiction, and I had the brilliant idea to load that onto my iPod Touch to read while traveling. I can only hope that the other book for the class (written about and by the instructor) is an easier read.
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Re: Because grewgirl needed an excuse to read more books....

Postby grewgirl » 01 Jan 2011, 00:08

2nd Lt Sue wrote:
grewgirl wrote:Nah, I only read the Kallmaker book yesterday - it was my reward for not whacking the other student worker in the office.


I read this the first time as "Whaking off" :scared:


Why on earth would anyone need a reward for not whacking off? Unless it means something different in military talk? :dunno:
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Re: Because grewgirl needed an excuse to read more books....

Postby Lt Sue » 01 Jan 2011, 00:22

Nope. The reward was for whacking off... rofl







Edited by Baker because Sue was too flabby and lax with her quoting. :whistle:
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Re: Because grewgirl needed an excuse to read more books....

Postby grewgirl » 01 Jan 2011, 00:31

Ah. Right. :blush:
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Re: Because grewgirl needed an excuse to read more books....

Postby grewgirl » 01 Jan 2011, 11:49

48. The Devil Be Damned, Ali Vali 3stars
I felt like I was playing catch up for the first half of this book, the second half was a little slower, and then the third half had me running to catch up again (and yes I know that was three halves...I'm channeling Click and Clack ;) ). I can't tell if she set us up for a fifth book, or if she just got tired and tried to tie up loose ends. If it was the latter, then she failed miserably. But on the upside, the kids ages didn't change, I didn't notice anyone's name changing, and .....well, it did hold my attention for most of my travels today. I'd be lying if I said this was the author's best work; in fact, most of the stories that she still has posted online had much better flow and "awww" value. She gets kudos for playing, though, even if it was her C game.

....I wonder if I can finish two more books before midnight.....
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Re: Because grewgirl needed an excuse to read more books....

Postby grewgirl » 01 Jan 2011, 16:07

49. Wednesday Nights, Camarin Grae 3+stars
This is another of the Naiad prints I found at Goodwill. Lyla Bradshaw is being framed for the assault and murder of acquitted rapists. Grae spins a good tale - I didn't figure out who the killer was until the author basically told us. I guess that means I didn't figure it out . . . .
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