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I love to read also. Reading helps me to decompress after a long day of working. I too am a James Patterson fan. I got to meet him last year at a book signing. I like his Alex Cross series as well as the Women's Murder Club.

 

I enjoy suspense writers like Mary Higgins Clark and Phillip Margolin. I stopped purchasing books because I'm running out of space. I recently did some purging and gave books to my local library. A box is ready to go to my hairstylist too. I am now only keeping the books I wouldn't mind re-reading. Unfortunately my memory is so short that I forget sometimes that I've already read a book. I can get halfway through and it'll begin to read familiar. I will often forget the endings so I re-read because I remember it being a good read, but have forgotten the details. I hate this short term memory thing.

 

I like the tip about making a list! ;)


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Hey Smac,

 

Philip Margolin? That's a new one I'll have to look out for.

 

Every time one of the book stores sends me one of those "people who enjoyed [so and so], also bought [this book]" emails, I stick the info on my check-it out reading list.

 

My short-term memory is so bad that I have a folder full of author sheets, with lists of their books that I tick off when I've read them, that I lug along to the library, used book store, or the regular book store when they send me good 30% off coupons! :lol:

 

A couple of friends and I lend each other books. We all have 2 el-cheapo canvas bags - each friend has an in-coming and out-going bag. The out-going bag goes to whichever friend you see first. When your book gets back to you, you pull it from the bag. Since none of us are contendors in the memory stakes, some times a book makes the rounds several times and by then nobody remembers whose it was! :lol:

 

A couple of our local grocery stores have a table full of books - drop one off and take one. Another one has a similar table and the 25-cents per book fee they charge goes to a good local charity for battered women and children. All on the honor system. Nice ideas, huh?

 

Keep on reading!

 

JJ

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Does anyone read J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts)? I prefer the J.D. Robb books myself (especially when Eve takes out the bad guys! :D . I read some Jeffery Deaver, too, but I'm not sure if I like his style or not.

 

JJ - I really like those ideas for sharing books! Someone suggested taking them to nursing homes, too.

 

Christy


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At my old workplace someone put a bookcase in the cafeteria for people to bring their discarded reading. The idea was that you could leave some you had read and take home some you hadn't. Pretty soon the readers caught up, so that the supply was outgrowing the case. Then we started giving the books to a local hospital.


Warm wishes,

Jefa

 

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I plan on writing all of these authors down as I will NEVER remember them. I too have to write down which ones I have read - as I'm on the James Patterson ones now - or I won't remember which one and I'll be halfway through it before I realize I've already read it. I love true crime and mysteries so there are a lot of authors that you guys have mentioned that I've never heard of but plan on checking out. THANKS.

 

P.S. I was just at a doctor's appointment with my husband and I forgot my book and was so mad at myself. Every magazine at the office was either taken or so outdated and I would have loved to have had a book to read. Now that I'm able to read again it's like I look for opportunities to be able to crack it open and start reading. I am such an avid tv watcher and with the fall lineup soon to start I probably won't read as much until bedtime. I have also come to love our local library and never realized what a great resource it is to have.

 

Warm hugs,

 

Peggy

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G'day! (I've just read some Aussie biographies, so forgive me, OK?)

 

I've heard of both hospitals and nursing homes taking used books. Another place that likes them is community senior centers. It's kind of neat to see what turns up on those shelves!

 

I haven't read JD Robb yet, but she's on my list too! I've got some mixed feelings about Jeffrey Deaver, too. I've read most of Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta series, but she's like Deaver - a little too dark for me. (So why do I keep reading them?!)

 

Susan Wittig Albert would probably be a hit with anyone who likes Diana Davidson.

 

I love my local library too, even more so since they now have a little coffee shop. :rolleyes:

 

A friend lives in Brooklyn OH and their local library is stupendous. They have a permanent exhibition of quilts, seem to get every new book in audio and large print form as well as the regular format. And they are extremely helpful in getting stuff in on inter-library loan. And it is never, ever cold in there. Perfection...

 

JJ

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Peggy, I belong to a mystery book club and find alot of new authors in their monthly magazine or on their website. I write them down and then check to see if the library has anything by them.

 

Christy


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Purr,

 

I did try to read JD Roberts as one of my friend raved about her. But the series she suggested were too gruesome for me!! I can't remember the exact title, but the series had the worth "death" in all of the titles. I read one chapter and stopped.


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Pamela

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