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Book Club November (Edited 11/05/13 03:11PM by Jess)
So I don't have a good track record in picking books that everyone likes, but I'm gonna do this anyways. Choose one of the 3 books to read in the month of November then maybe come back and discuss later. Here they are:

Lucky You, Carl Hiaasen:  Grange, Florida, is, famous for its miracles-the weeping fiberglass Madonna, the Road-Stain Jesus, the stigmata man. And now it has JoLayne Lucks, unlikely winner of the state lottery. Unfortunately, JoLayne's winning ticket isn't the only one. The other belongs to Bodean Gazzer and his raunchy sidekick, Chub, who want the whole $28 million jackpot to start their own underground militia.
But JoLayne Lucks has her own plans for the Lotto money, and when Bode and Chub brutally assault her and steal her ticket, she vows to track them down, take it back-and get revenge. The only one who can help is Tom Krome, a big-city investigative journalist now writing frothy features for a mid-sized newspaper. He is about to become part of a story that's bigger and more bizarre than anything he's ever covered. Chasing two heavily armed psychopaths is reckless enough, but Tom's got other problems-including his fugitive wife and his own growing fondness for the future millionairess with whom he's risking his neck.

A Dirty Job, Christopher MooreCharlie Asher is a pretty normal guy with a normal life, married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy. They're even about to have their first child. Yes, Charlie's doing okay—until people start dropping dead around him, and everywhere he goes a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Charlie Asher, it seems, has been recruited for a new position: as Death.It's a dirty job. But, hey! Somebody's gotta do it.

Brothers and Bones, James HankinsCharlie Beckham is a rising star among federal prosecutors until, on the morning of the most important court day of his career, a deranged homeless man turns Charlie's life upside with a single word. He calls Charlie by a secret nickname known by only one other person in the world--Charlie's brother Jake, who went missing thirteen years ago. Charlie has a hundred questions but the homeless man disappears before Charlie can ask a single one. 
So begins Charlie's search for answers, and for his brother, a search that leads him down Boston's darkest streets, into its blackest alleys, and, finally, into its criminal underworld. But if Charlie wants answers he'll have to get them from some of the most feared and ruthless people in the city.
| Closed on 11/05/13 at 05:00PM
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11%a. Lucky You
22%b. A Dirty Job
33%c. Brothers and Bones
22%d. I don't like any.
0%e. I can't read.
11%f. Beans <3

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#3 | 321 days ago

Dirty Job was good.  Moore did not disappoint. 

Currently rereading Insurgent, so I can prep myself for Allegiant.  (Just got it.)
A Dirty Job  
  
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#1 | 322 days ago

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#2 | 322 days ago

A Dirty Job is at the library, the other two are not.  The one I voted for is only 99 cents on iTunes, though, so that may be do-able.
Brothers and Bones  
#3 | 321 days ago

Dirty Job was good.  Moore did not disappoint. 

Currently rereading Insurgent, so I can prep myself for Allegiant.  (Just got it.)
A Dirty Job  
#4 | 321 days ago

(Edited by Jess)
Oddfool wrote:
Dirty Job was good.  Moore did not disappoint. 

Currently rereading Insurgent, so I can prep myself for Allegiant.  (Just got it.)
I just started Allegiant last night - it's pretty good so far (I had to re-read Divergent and Insurgent to prep...it's been too long, with too many books in between, haha)

Dirty Job was good - I loved it. One thing that's fun with Moore is playing the "six degrees of separation" thing in his books...doesn't Abby Normal from the "Bite Me" series show up in this one, friends with his assistant/clerk person? OH! And I think the other grim reaper guy from the record/cd store thing is in Coyote Blue, too.

I don't care which one wins - all of them look fun this time around and it's been awhile since I read Dirty Job, so that would be a fun re-read!
Brothers and Bones  
#5 | 321 days ago

Christopher Mooore, you say? :)
A Dirty Job  
#6 | 321 days ago

I chose the one I haven't read yet...
Brothers and Bones  
#7 | 321 days ago

I am currently #141 on the hold list at the library for a Book called "Gone" by James Patterson.  Anyone else read it?  Is it worth waiting for or should I not waste my time and get off the hold list?
I don't like any.  
#8 | 321 days ago

Dang, you folks are so smart reading all the time. I am on a book like a flea is on a dog. Never in one place more than three seconds. I am on the 7th chapter of a 1997 Rand McNally Road Atlas, if that counts. I can't wait to see how it ends.
Beans <3  
#9 | 321 days ago

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
I am currently #141 on the hold list at the library for a Book called "Gone" by James Patterson.  Anyone else read it?  Is it worth waiting for or should I not waste my time and get off the hold list?
I haven't read that one yet, but have you already read all of the other Michael Bennet books by James Patterson? Not that they need to be read together/in order, I'm just curious...I assume it's like most of those. I'm a fan of James Patterson and read most of his stuff...I've read the Michael Bennet series up to this point; I like his writing style (even when it's "with" someone else) so book recommendations to other people would depend on what more I know about different books they like.
Brothers and Bones  
#10 | 321 days ago

I have read all of the Michael Bennett series, and have just started reading Alex Cross, although I have to start with "Jack and Jill" since this towns libraries don't seem to have either of the 1st 2 books in that series.
I don't like any.  
#11 | 320 days ago

Oddfool wrote:
Dirty Job was good.  Moore did not disappoint. 

Currently rereading Insurgent, so I can prep myself for Allegiant.  (Just got it.)
I am waiting for my daughter to finish Allegiant, so that I can read it!
Lucky You  
#12 | 316 days ago

Woowoo! New book to read!
Brothers and Bones  
#13 | 314 days ago

Almost done with this (Brothers & Bones)...it's really good! If you get it on an eReader, don't be intimidated by the 900+ pages...not only is it a quick read by the way it's written, but unlike most ebooks, every "page" actually counts as a page (most is like every 3 or 4 pages is a page, I think), so it counts every time you flip.

Finished Allegiant a few days ago...omg you guys. 

I still have to get back to A Discovery of Witches...I'll do that after this one.
Brothers and Bones  
#14 | 314 days ago

Jess wrote:
Almost done with this (Brothers & Bones)...it's really good! If you get it on an eReader, don't be intimidated by the 900+ pages...not only is it a quick read by the way it's written, but unlike most ebooks, every "page" actually counts as a page (most is like every 3 or 4 pages is a page, I think), so it counts every time you flip.

Finished Allegiant a few days ago...omg you guys. 

I still have to get back to A Discovery of Witches...I'll do that after this one.
900+ frikken pages....there outta be a law 
I haven't even gotten it yet? Is it to late to change my vote
thats a damn novel *sigh of resignation* acckkkkk
Brothers and Bones  
#15 | 314 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
900+ frikken pages....there outta be a law 
I haven't even gotten it yet? Is it to late to change my vote
thats a damn novel *sigh of resignation* acckkkkk
lol no - It actually doesn't have any more pages than any other of the books, it's just the way it's formatted on the ereaders. It's ok. Don't  be skrred.
Brothers and Bones  
#16 | 314 days ago

Jess wrote:
Almost done with this (Brothers & Bones)...it's really good! If you get it on an eReader, don't be intimidated by the 900+ pages...not only is it a quick read by the way it's written, but unlike most ebooks, every "page" actually counts as a page (most is like every 3 or 4 pages is a page, I think), so it counts every time you flip.

Finished Allegiant a few days ago...omg you guys. 

I still have to get back to A Discovery of Witches...I'll do that after this one.
Just finished rereading Insurgent yesterday. On to Allegiant.
A Dirty Job  
#17 | 313 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
900+ frikken pages....there outta be a law 
I haven't even gotten it yet? Is it to late to change my vote
thats a damn novel *sigh of resignation* acckkkkk
word :|
A Dirty Job  
#18 | 313 days ago

LOL you girls are crazy. I JUST said it's not any more pages than any other book...it just looks that way. You listen like a bunch of men. cheeky
Brothers and Bones  
#19 | 313 days ago

what's this rumor going around about 900 pages?
#20 | 313 days ago

Jess wrote:
LOL you girls are crazy. I JUST said it's not any more pages than any other book...it just looks that way. You listen like a bunch of men. cheeky
I saw that, but then I rolled my eyes and said "it's not more pages for yooooooooooou-a". :|.
A Dirty Job  
#21 | 313 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
I saw that, but then I rolled my eyes and said "it's not more pages for yooooooooooou-a". :|.
Seriously - when you read on your Kindle, doesn't it flip to the next page number only about every 3-4 time you swipe? That's how it is with my nook, but with with this book, it changes the page number every time I swipe.
Brothers and Bones  
#22 | 313 days ago

Jess wrote:
Seriously - when you read on your Kindle, doesn't it flip to the next page number only about every 3-4 time you swipe? That's how it is with my nook, but with with this book, it changes the page number every time I swipe.
No, it counts the pages. Occasionally, it'll have some odd location number or no true page number, depending on the book I think, but not usually.
A Dirty Job  
#23 | 313 days ago

(Edited by Jess)
kobe_lova wrote:
No, it counts the pages. Occasionally, it'll have some odd location number or no true page number, depending on the book I think, but not usually.
JUST looked on Amazon, and on the Kindle it says there are 365 pages. Feel better?

It's a really quick read anyway - lots of dialog/inner dialog and other fun stuff too. You know the kind.
Brothers and Bones  
#24 | 313 days ago

Jess wrote:
JUST looked on Amazon, and on the Kindle it says there are 365 pages. Feel better?

It's a really quick read anyway - lots of dialog/inner dialog and other fun stuff too. You know the kind.
Yes, that's better :)

Though, I haven't finished lets pretend i made this up or whatever, and it's a good read too. Idk what's wrong with me.
A Dirty Job  
#25 | 313 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
Yes, that's better :)

Though, I haven't finished lets pretend i made this up or whatever, and it's a good read too. Idk what's wrong with me.
You're busy. Itsak.
Brothers and Bones  
#26 | 313 days ago

Jess wrote:
You're busy. Itsak.
Or I'm ridiculous and need to get back in gear. I shall read this weekend.
A Dirty Job  
#27 | 313 days ago

Jess wrote:
LOL you girls are crazy. I JUST said it's not any more pages than any other book...it just looks that way. You listen like a bunch of men. cheeky
Hey!

A Dirty Job  
#28 | 313 days ago

Oddfool wrote:
Hey!

heart
Brothers and Bones  
#29 | 313 days ago

Jess wrote:
heart
A Dirty Job  
#30 | 302 days ago

Jess wrote:
Almost done with this (Brothers & Bones)...it's really good! If you get it on an eReader, don't be intimidated by the 900+ pages...not only is it a quick read by the way it's written, but unlike most ebooks, every "page" actually counts as a page (most is like every 3 or 4 pages is a page, I think), so it counts every time you flip.

Finished Allegiant a few days ago...omg you guys. 

I still have to get back to A Discovery of Witches...I'll do that after this one.
Just finished Allegiant.     Wow.
A Dirty Job  
#31 | 302 days ago

Oddfool wrote:
Just finished Allegiant.     Wow.
Right?! 
Brothers and Bones  
#32 | 302 days ago

I'm up to #17out of 147 for Allegiant at the library, and I'm looking forward to a book called "Fairyland:  A Memoir of My Father" almost as equally.
Brothers and Bones  
#33 | 299 days ago

Girls who Read
A Dirty Job  
#34 | 299 days ago

Oddfool wrote: That's awesome.
Brothers and Bones  
#35 | 299 days ago

I'm almost done with A Dirty Job.  Love it.  I'll probably download Brothers and Bones this weekend.
Brothers and Bones  

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