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    I just read the write-up of IQ84. I will be buying that at the airport on Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessLeppard View Post
    I just read the write-up of IQ84. I will be buying that at the airport on Friday.


    I like it so far (only read the first 40 or so pages; I'm a really slow reader plus the furricanes are distracting)... but I was reading it before bed and had some really strange ass dreams so I'm sorta wondering if the 2 are related.

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    Eeeewwwww! I just heard that my local library was closed for a day because they found bedbugs in some of the books! I was supposed to go there after work today to pick up a book hold (which expires tonight), but now I'm afeared! They did bring in the bedbug-sniffing dog and steam the affected areas, and they've been given the all-clear ... but still.

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    I finished Kathy Reichs' "Flash and Bones" and Barbara Hamilton's "Sup With the Devil" over the weekend. Of the two, I liked Hamilton's better, but that's probably because I have a soft spot for Abigail and John Adams and really enjoy the 1776 Boston area atmosphere. She does a good job of presenting the extent of the conflicting loyalties of the various groups active at the time and the many class distinctions that existed among the "all men are created equal" folks. Reichs got a little preachy in places but I can see where she's assuming that some people who picked up the book probably did so because of the TV show and she felt the need to fill them in on the backstory. I wish she'd stop twisting the men in Brennan's life around thoough and settle on one.
    I'd rather be thought of as absolutely ridiculous than as absolutely boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis@BC View Post
    Eeeewwwww! I just heard that my local library was closed for a day because they found bedbugs in some of the books! I was supposed to go there after work today to pick up a book hold (which expires tonight), but now I'm afeared! They did bring in the bedbug-sniffing dog and steam the affected areas, and they've been given the all-clear ... but still.
    Lord! Were some of the patrons sleeping with the books?
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    I've been known to fall asleep while reading in bed. Some books cure insomnia, you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by modern_muslimah View Post
    Lord! Were some of the patrons sleeping with the books?
    I'm just assuming the bugs were transferred from someone's home to the library via a book. I don't think it would take too much effort for a bedbug from a bug-infested home to end up in a book ... particularly if the person reads in bed, as I do.

    I did get the book in the end, but examined it very carefully first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessLeppard View Post
    I've been known to fall asleep while reading in bed. Some books cure insomnia, you know?
    This is true.

    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis@BC View Post
    I'm just assuming the bugs were transferred from someone's home to the library via a book. I don't think it would take too much effort for a bedbug from a bug-infested home to end up in a book ... particularly if the person reads in bed, as I do.

    I did get the book in the end, but examined it very carefully first!
    I was being facetious. I read books in bed myself. I know it's easy for the critters to travel. Well, I'm glad your book is ok and the library was fumigated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessLeppard View Post
    I just read the write-up of IQ84. I will be buying that at the airport on Friday.
    there was a book release party for this on Monday at midnight (a la Harry Potter) at my local shop....and I forgot to go

    I'll be picking it up this weekend.

    Tonight, I go to a reading for Colson Whitehead's Zone One

    I will have lots to read on my upcoming sojourn. I may come back believing in the power of Teh Kindle
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    I picked up a hilarious book in Toronto the other day: "The U.S. of Eh? How Canada Secretly Controls the United States"
    I HAD to buy it when I came across it in the bookstore. It was a sign that the novel I am going to write for NaNoWriMo is meant to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge_Simpson View Post
    I picked up a hilarious book in Toronto the other day: "The U.S. of Eh? How Canada Secretly Controls the United States"
    I HAD to buy it when I came across it in the bookstore. It was a sign that the novel I am going to write for NaNoWriMo is meant to be.
    Did you ever see The Canadian Conspiracy? It's a mockumentary from about 1985, about Canada' secret plot to take over the US via the entertainment industry. Hilarious. Last time I checked, the whole think was available on YouTube.

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    About to start "Cathedral of the Sea". Just finished rereading "On Thin Ice" (about the Mt. Everest disaster of 1996) and have loaned it to a coworker for her teen son.

    Waiting for "The Lady in The Tower" to arrive - book about Anne Boleyn's final days. I've also got "The Night Circus" and "The House at Riverton" (and 10 others) on the shelf to get through. Have decided to skip the Mary Boleyn book until I get some of the stack done...

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    Reading Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir. I didn't expect any sparkling, masterful prose but the read is easy and fast. Plus I know I can trust the historical accuracy.

    Weir's Lady Jane sounds like a lovely young woman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbell1 View Post
    Just finished rereading "On Thin Ice" (about the Mt. Everest disaster of 1996) and have loaned it to a coworker for her teen son.
    I may have to look for this, I loved Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air."
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peibeck View Post
    I may have to look for this, I loved Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air."
    Oops - um, that was the real title of it. For some reason, I always call it that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Reading Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir. I didn't expect any sparkling, masterful prose but the read is easy and fast. Plus I know I can trust the historical accuracy.

    Weir's Lady Jane sounds like a lovely young woman.
    If you are interested in Lady Jane, I recommoned Eric Ives's "Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery".

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    Quote Originally Posted by peibeck View Post
    I may have to look for this, I loved Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air."
    Quote Originally Posted by dbell1 View Post
    Oops - um, that was the real title of it. For some reason, I always call it that.
    I totally knew which book you meant. That was a gripping read. But I get the titel confused because his first book was called "Into the Wild". I think "On Thin Ice" is the name of a cheezy Tonya Harding biography
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    Quote Originally Posted by attyfan View Post
    If you are interested in Lady Jane, I recommoned Eric Ives's "Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery".
    Thanks! Does Lady Jane make it in this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    I think "On Thin Ice" is the name of a cheezy Tonya Harding biography
    Or this book: http://www.amazon.com/Thin-Ice-Susan...pd_sim_sbs_b_1

    Or several others. But that one kinda stood out for some reason .
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    Finished Lauren Myracle's Shine. Pretty good overall, a worthy YA book. If you're looking for some content related to issues of today, check it out.

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