What are you reading the week of June 29- July 5?

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What are you reading the week of June 29- July 5?
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Tue, 07-01-2014 - 12:27pm

Happy Canada Day to our Canadian members and Happy Fourth to the other North Americans!

What are you reading this week?

Based on a statement of Roberta's elsewhere: who are some local or emerging authors you can recommend to us all?

Julia

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I'm reading-- about to finish-- the book of short stories for my RL book club next week The Tenth of December by George Saunders.

I want to reread Dawn by Octavia E. Butler. I have the newest Harry Dresden novel from the library Skin Game by Jim Butcher.

Local authors: Josh Kilmer- Purcell three cookbooks with his husband Brent Ridge and The Bucolic Plague a memoir of moving to Upstate NY and the novel Candy Everybody Wants and another memoir I Am Not Myself These Days. Lucy Knisley was once local-ish and her memoir with recipes Relish is delightful! James Fennimore Cooper is local too, but I haven't recently read anything by him.

Julia

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Tue, 07-01-2014 - 1:37pm

 I'm reading Unlucky 13 by James Patterson and I just downloaded The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan. It's a freebie today on Kindle and Kobo today and it sounds really interesting. The main character is a high-functioning autistic woman who works for an art insurance company in the fraud dep't because of her ablility to read non verbal communications.

 Some B.C. writers that I have read are William Deverell, Nick Bantock, Douglas Coupland and Chevy Stevens.

 Louise Penny isn't a B.C. author but I just heard that she is going to be here in Sept.for The Vancouver's Writer's Festival. I love her Inspector Gamache series.

 Kathie

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Thu, 07-03-2014 - 5:35pm

 I'm reading Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke. This one will have me caught up in the series.

 Kathie

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 I finished Blackberry Pie Murder and it felt like a chapter was missing because she left two story lines unfinished. I don't remember her ever doing this before and it felt quite strange.

 Next up is The Dark Vineyard by Martin Walker.

 Kathie

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 I finished The Dark Vineyard by Martin Walker. I'm quite enjoying this series. It reminds me of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series.

 I'm going to start Driving The Saudis by Jayne Amelia Larson.

 Kathie

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Tue, 07-15-2014 - 1:27pm

 I gave up on Driving The Saudis. It just wasn't holding my attention. I read The Collector by Nora Roberts which was a good sit on the balcony and read book. Next up is China Dolls by Lisa See while I'm waiting for Black Diamond by Martin Walker and Top Secret Twenty-one to arrive at the library.

 Kathie