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Old 04-14-2012, 10:15 PM   #191 (permalink)
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Well, I finished the Hunger Games trilogy, and the Wars by Timothy Findly. I'm not to sure what to read now. I suppose I'll look through here for some good recomendations.

I found the HG trilogy to be pretty good, a fast paced story to be sure ; though the ending seemed to leave some things unanswered.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:40 AM   #192 (permalink)
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Just started In the Hall of the Dragon King by Stephen R. Lawhead. Part one of the Dragon King trilogy, have had these for at least 10 years and finally started them. About 1/3 the way through the first one and has a nice pace, keeping me page turning.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:53 AM   #193 (permalink)
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Oh wow, I haven't read those in a while . . . now I've got the itch to dig through my boxes up in the attic and pull them out.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:16 PM   #194 (permalink)
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I just started Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill. The author is a former Secret Service Agent who was specifically assigned to protect the first lady-Jacqueline Kennedy during JFK's administration in the early 1960s.

When you watch the original film of JFK's assassination, Hill was also the secret service agent seen jumping on the trunk/back of the President's vehicle moments after JFK was shot.

It is turning out to be a really good book.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:35 PM   #195 (permalink)
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I just started Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill. The author is a former Secret Service Agent who was specifically assigned to protect the first lady-Jacqueline Kennedy during JFK's administration in the early 1960s.

When you watch the original film of JFK's assassination, Hill was also the secret service agent seen jumping on the trunk/back of the President's vehicle moments after JFK was shot.

It is turning out to be a really good book.
I just read a review of that book and an article on Clint Hill last week! It's good to hear that it is a decent read. I've been thinking about finding a copy, now it's going from my maybe list to my yes list!
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:24 PM   #196 (permalink)
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I think you will like what the later Books in the Hunger Game trilogy do, Lis.

Just finished Monster Hunters International myself.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:23 AM   #197 (permalink)
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I think you will like what the later Books in the Hunger Game trilogy do, Lis.

Just finished Monster Hunters International myself.
I just finished the whole trilogy on Tuesday, and you are entirely right. The plot and characters developed more in Catching Fire through Mockingjay. I was actually pretty impressed with the way it turned out! I didn't think it would be as powerful, and was happy to see the story come into its own.
I am very glad I did read them. The series made me want to pick up Brave New World, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and some of the other classic dystopian future books.

I'm just at the end of The Boleyn Inheritance, which has been excellent. The Virgin Queen is next up for my break book.
I'm not sure what will be next on my Kindle for weekends and evenings.
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Lis, stop being so dern proper. I know it's "correct" to underline novel titles, but my interwebz habits kick in, and I try to click every title as a link...

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Old 04-20-2012, 08:58 AM   #199 (permalink)
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I finished reading The Lord of the Silver Bow and have moved on to book 2: The Shield of Thunder. Gemmel's writing is just so easy to digest.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:16 AM   #200 (permalink)
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Reading through the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher again. Fantastic if you like fantasy adventure things.

Also halfway through the second Hunger Games book. I don't really like it but I won't leave the series unfinished.
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