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#121 bigd_041555

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:43 AM

Loyalty in Death by JD Robb (#9 In Death Series)

 

An unknown bomber is stalking New York City. He is sending Eve Dallas taunting letters promising to wreak mass terror and destruction among the “corrupt masses.” And when his cruel web of deceit and destruction threatens those she cares for most, Eve fights back. It’s her city...it’s her job...and it’s hitting too close to home. Now, in a race against a ticking clock, Eve must make the pieces fit—before the city falls.


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#122 Carole

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:35 PM

The Clocks, last of my stock of Poirots.  Hopefully some will show up on sale soon!


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#123 Zeijaku Hāto

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 02:11 PM

The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J Maas


Midnight claims the sun,

Stars become the light,

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On the road of night.

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 07:21 PM

The Hunter by Tom Wood



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:42 AM

Laying Down the Paw by Diane Kelly. About a K9 officer and her dog.
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#126 bigd_041555

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:50 AM

Witness in Death by JD Robb (#10 In Death Series)

 

The opening night of the revival of Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution" at New York’s New Globe Theater turns from stage scene to crime scene when the leading man is stabbed to death right on center stage. Now Eve Dallas has a high-profile celebrity homicide on her hands. Not only is she lead detective, she’s also a witness—and when the press discovers that her husband owns the theater, there’s more media spotlight than either can handle. The only way out is to move fast. Question everyone and everything…and in the meantime, try to tell the difference between the truth—and really good acting…


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:55 AM

Judgment in Death  by JD Robb (#11 In Death Series)

 

In an uptown strip joint, a cop is found bludgeoned to death. The weapon's a baseball bat. The motive's a mystery. It's a case of serious overkill that pushes Eve Dallas straight into overdrive. Her investigation uncovers a private club that's more than a hot spot. Purgatory's a last chance for atonement where everyone is judged. Where your ultimate fate depends on your most intimate sins. And where one cop's hidden secrets are about to plunge innocent souls into vice-ridden damnation...


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:56 AM

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:58 PM

Of Books and Bagpipes by Paige Shelton. About a bookseller in Edinburough who solves mysteries.
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:19 PM

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

 

From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. 

Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:09 AM

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

 

From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. 

Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.

 

Well on the bright side, I've only drank four sodas this last week and weening myself exclusively to unsweet tea and club sodas.

 

In terms of books, a friend of mine recommended me a thing called Principia Humanitas by Abhijit Naskar.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:08 PM

Nothing atm but am awaiting The Alexandria Inheritance coming out in July



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:06 PM

Without Warning by Joel Rosenberg. The latest in his series featuring a NYT Middle East Correspondent.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:33 AM

Interlude in Death by JD Robb (#12.5 In Death Series)
 

In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal - giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course. Even though Eve can't quite see it that way, it's supposed to be at least partly a vacation. But work intrudes in the form of a bloody homicide, and Eve is off and running. The case is complicated by Eve's personal history with the victim - and by the killer's history with Roarke. As danger closes in and the body count rises, Eve must find a way to stop the cycle of violence and revenge, and shove the past back where it belongs.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:40 PM

Reading the Villa by Nora on the planes while on my first vacation to Florida. Suspense is my fav.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:16 PM

Betrayal in Death by JD Robb (#13 In Death Series)

 

At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown - and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin silver wire. He's Sly Yost, a virtuoso of music and murder. A hit man for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case, knowing the killer doesn't help solve the crime. Because there's someone else involved. Someone with a more personal motive. And Eve must face a terrifying possibility - that the real target may, in fact, be her husband Roarke...


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:24 PM

Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann.  
 


When a New York City vintage clothing shop owner’s recent purchases contain a hidden journal from 1907, her entire life will be turned upside down in this “insightful, charming, and wholly entertaining novel” (Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner).

Amanda Rosenbloom, proprietor of Astor Place Vintage, thinks she’s on just another call to appraise and possibly purchase clothing from a wealthy, elderly woman. But after discovering a journal sewn into a fur muff, Amanda gets much more than she anticipated. The pages of the journal reveal the life of Olive Westcott, a young woman who had moved to Manhattan in 1907. Olive was set on pursuing a career as a department store buyer in an era when Victorian ideas, limiting a woman’s sphere to marriage and motherhood, were only beginning to give way to modern ways of thinking. As Amanda reads the journal, her life begins to unravel until she can no longer ignore this voice from the past. Despite being separated by one hundred years, Amanda finds she’s connected to Olive in ways neither could ever have imagined.


I'm really surprised how much I am drawn into this book, I didn't want to stop reading last night. At first when I realized the chapters were alternating between past and present, I wasn't thrilled. I dislike stories told in flashbacks, as a rule, but this is really two stories told in one book. It's been in my TBR collection for a while, and I'm glad I finally got to it.


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 05:38 PM


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:43 PM

Seduction in Death by JD Robb (#14 In Death Series)

 

Dante had been courting his victim in cyberspace for weeks before meeting her in person. A few sips of wine and a few hours later, she was dead. The murder weapon: a rare, usually undetectable date-rape drug with a street value of a quarter million dollars. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is playing and replaying the clues in her mind. The candlelight, the music, the rose petals strewn across the bed - a seduction meant for his benefit, not hers. He hadn't intended to kill her. But now that he has, he is left with only two choices: to either hole up in fear and guilt or start hunting again. . .


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#140 Carole

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Posted Yesterday, 11:55 AM

Groan. I so enjoyed Astor Place Vintage that it's put me into a reading slump. Nothing in my TBR pile is appealing to me, and even re-reads are lackluster. Maybe I'll try a biography or other non-fiction instead of another novel.


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