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TV and Movies / Re: Movie Night Reviews, #2
« Last post by pondhawk on June 22, 2018, 06:06:15 am »
Great. Now I've got an ear worm.
Book Recommendations / Re: Book Recommendations?
« Last post by pondhawk on June 22, 2018, 06:05:36 am »
Loved the discussion of the Death By Newberry trope.
TV and Movies / Re: Movie Night Reviews, #2
« Last post by Zealith on June 21, 2018, 07:46:20 pm »
Watched A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

I'd only seen the play version before. The movie is just as funny, and well worth watching.

-sings along- Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!
Freebies and Contests / Re: Book giveaways, please post as found!
« Last post by Patti L. on June 18, 2018, 09:51:51 pm »
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A-E / Re: Ilona Andrews
« Last post by Janilee on June 18, 2018, 03:09:04 pm »
A-E / Re: Ilona Andrews
« Last post by pondhawk on June 18, 2018, 02:49:44 pm »
New! Innkeeper! Up!
Freebies and Contests / Re: Book giveaways, please post as found!
« Last post by Patti L. on June 17, 2018, 08:36:33 pm »   
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*Your email will be distributed to all of the creators. You can unsubscribe from each individually. Residents of the EU are ineligible to enter.*        The Stars Now Unclaimed (The Universe After, #1)
by Drew Williams (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 21, 2018
Jane Kamali is an agent for the Justified. Her mission: to recruit children with miraculous gifts in the hope that they might prevent the Pulse from once again sending countless worlds back to the dark ages.
Hot on her trail is the Pax--a collection of fascist zealots who believe they are the rightful rulers of the galaxy and who remain untouched by the Pulse.
Now Jane, a handful of comrades from her past, and a telekinetic girl called Esa must fight their way through a galaxy full of dangerous conflicts, remnants of ancient technology, and other hidden dangers.
Think big guns, smugglers, and epic space battles.
And that's just the beginning...
I remember her columns, though none in particular. She was a riot.
Historical Fiction
Peach Blossom Pavillion    By Mingmei Yip
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      Peach Blossom Pavillion
In a sunny California apartment, a young woman and her fiancé arrive to record her great-grandmother’s story. It is the story of a girl, Xiang Xiang, who rose from a childhood of shame to become one of the most successful courtesans in early twentieth-century China—under the name Precious Orchid...Sweeping in scope and stunning in its evocation of China, this is a remarkable novel with an unforgettable heroine at the heart of its powerful story.
Fire, Burn!    By John Dickson Carr
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Edgar Award–winning author
Hurled back in time to 1829, a London police detective is determined to solve a nineteenth-century murder mystery—but in a time before fingerprints and ballistic analysis, he will find police work to be far more baffling and brutal than he is used to—from “the Grand Wizard” (New York Herald Tribune).
“As history, as romance, as mystery, as detection the story is splendid, with an exact and detailed picture of the Yard’s early days, an alluring love story, copious action, and a solution wholly surprising.” —The New York Times Book Review
The Silent Strength of Stones   By Nina Kiriki Hoffman
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Finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards
A lonely teenager hides in the forest concealing his own magic—until a battle for survival makes hiding impossible...
“Is Nina Hoffman a genius? Oh, yes. Yes, indeed.” —Fantasy & Science Fiction
Forever, Erma   By Erma Bombeck
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A New York Times bestseller
A collection of the most memorable, moving, and witty columns from the “much-loved humorist.” This collection holds the best of her columns—not just her famous quips, but also the heartbreaking observations that gave her writing such weight (Booklist).
“Bombeck had an infectious sense of human absurdity that is highlighted in this collection celebrating her 25-year career as a low-key enforcer of the positive in the face of adversity...” —Publishers Weekly
(I read a certain amount of her stuff near the time the books were published.  I still grin over the "steak knives" column. Then there's the funeral with the three sons... I'm tearing up thinking about that one.  Woman had power.
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