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Books - what are you reading?   Fletcher's Tea Room and Bar

Started 5/10/18 by LvlSlgr; 42238 views.
LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Aug-4

Well, I'm finally on the third book of the Natchez Burning trilogy. This is the trilogy where each book is about 800 pages. I read the first book "Natchez Burning" back in June of last year. I was able to get the third book "Mississippi Blood" shortly after that at a reasonable price, but I couldn't continue until I found the second book "The Bone Tree". I finally got that one in January and read it. So now I've started "Mississippi Blood".

After I finish this one it's time to read some non-fiction. Either a biography or something historical. The last 5 (make that 6 with what I'm reading now) have been fiction.

KNIMtheTOAD

From: KNIMtheTOAD

Aug-4

I've listened to Natchez Burning (audio book) in two days. They don't have the other 2 at the library yet. Am now Listening to "Becoming" by Michelle Obama. Very good and read by author. Audio books are my go to now. Listened to 5 books in 3 days. Started 2 more that the readers voice was so high and squeaky the cats ran out of the room. Reread 3 Tony Hillerman. Love his books.

I want something that is sweet or funny.  Any advice?

TOAD/Otter/MOUSE

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Aug-4

KNIMtheTOAD said:

the readers voice was so high and squeaky the cats ran out of the room

That's hilarious!

Boy! I wish I had something sweet or funny to recommend. That's usually what I'm asking my friends because I read so many mystery/suspense books or serious historical books there are really times when I just want something light and funny. I just looked back at my "Read" books on goodreads.com and the last time I read something that even remotely falls into that category was in April. It was Penny Marshall's autobiography "My Mother Was Nuts". Sure it's a biography but I find comedians tend to not be quite so serious when they write their own biographies. Maybe there were hard times but they can get the point across with a little humor.

I don't know if you've ever read any of the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich, but I recommend those also. Even though Stephanie is a bail bond enforcement officer (in other words, bounty hunter) the books can be hilarious. I mean for me there truly are laugh-out-loud moments in each book.

Nona (Waldmeister)

From: Nona (Waldmeister)

Aug-5

KNIMtheTOAD said:

...the readers voice was so high and squeaky the cats ran out of the room.

I want something that is sweet or funny.  Any advice?

Our local tram/underground has a voice that annonces the stations. When some of the big fares take place which attract lots of international visitors they run additional announcements in English. (Where to change trains, how to get to the fair ground, main station, airport, beware of pickpockets.) They originally employed a female who's voice was really high and squeaky as well, especially for German ears where females usually speak in a much deeper voice than those from the Anglosphere. People held their ears when approaching an innercity station. After loads of complaints the operators changed to a male announcer - to everybody's relief.

Have you tried Michael Caine's autobiography "What's it all about"? It is full of small bite sized stories, most of them funny and interesting and some of them sweet as well.

How about “Killer Cupcakes” by Leighann Dobbs? Amateur sleuth who runs a bakery.

Or “Macaron Murder” by Harper Lin? Similar theme. 

Both have written a whole series of these books, but I believe these 2 are the beginning. They were both free on iBooks. 

There’s also Sofie Kelly’s Magical Cats series. She’s a librarian whose kitties help her solve mysteries. “Curiosity Thrilled the Cat” is the 1st one. 

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Aug-9

Some of my Danube cruise

Cruising down the Danube

1.500 river kilometers from Budapest to the Black Sea with the AMADEUS fleet.

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Aug-9

Di, I'm so envious. I wish I could afford to do things like this.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Aug-9

I am sorry! I posted it to share it with you and all my friends, but not to make you feel bad!

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Aug-9

No, no, no ... It didn't make me feel bad. I'm just envious and I'm really glad you shared with all of us here in Delphi.

~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)

Aug-12

I was debating jumping in on this thread. Ha!

I love J.D. Robb's series too.

I remember reading an Agatha Christie book in middle school!

The worst thing I ever did was discover the reading challenge on goodreads. I keep setting it at 75, but I usually average 100+.

A close second might be the Kindle Unlimited subscription. ha!

Since I burn through a lot of books, if anyone gives me an idea of what they like I might be able to point you in the direction of some. (Same goes for music, btw.) I used to stick to mostly mysteries, but now I give anything that sounds halfway decent a chance.

I'm currently waiting for the library to add the latest Victoria Laurie... :(

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