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« Reply #760 on: April 28, 2012, 08:12:49 AM »

You can also get it from the library ... ;)

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Ally, it's real easy to post images. Just put the URL between [ img] [ /img] tags (without the space after the opening bracket). :)



Thanks KC, but can you just put any weblink between the image tags? I remember last time I put an image up I had to upload it to Image shack. That was a long time ago!
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« Reply #761 on: April 28, 2012, 02:40:48 PM »

Most sites allow direct linking of images but some such as imdb don't. That's when you have to save the pic to your computer and upload it using imageshack. :)
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« Reply #762 on: April 29, 2012, 11:03:41 PM »



Another good Bones read apart from, well you know. :D

3/5.
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« Reply #763 on: May 09, 2012, 04:22:52 AM »



I'm really getting through these now. I read Monday Mourning in 3 days!!

It's quite bizarre how some books will put me to sleep after a half dozen pages while others I can read and read and read for a couple of hours.
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« Reply #764 on: May 09, 2012, 10:12:19 AM »

It's quite bizarre how some books will put me to sleep after a half dozen pages while others I can read and read and read for a couple of hours.

That has a lot to do with the author and how they write.  Good books will keep you reading.  :)
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« Reply #765 on: May 13, 2012, 03:47:34 AM »



The 8th Bones book and this was probably the best one so far. Have they discover the family tomb of Jesus Christ. Are the bones that of Jesus himself. Did he survive the crucifixion and raise a family? It's all very far fetched but an enjoyable read nonetheless.

4/5.
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« Reply #766 on: May 19, 2012, 02:48:47 PM »



Another enjoyable read. This one delves a bit more into the main character's private life. If you read the books in order it makes more sense and you see how the working and personal relationships  with other characters evolves.

3/5.
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« Reply #767 on: May 19, 2012, 07:05:02 PM »

Schofield, you've read all of these Kathy Reich books one after the other, in a relatively short period of time. How do you do that? I understand the appeal of a series, but not in reading them all at the same time. Don't you get tired of reading the same thing over and over again? It's the same characters, with variations on the same stories, right? That doesn't get old for you?

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« Reply #768 on: May 19, 2012, 08:43:55 PM »

Schofield, you've read all of these Kathy Reich books one after the other, in a relatively short period of time. How do you do that? I understand the appeal of a series, but not in reading them all at the same time. Don't you get tired of reading the same thing over and over again? It's the same characters, with variations on the same stories, right? That doesn't get old for you?

No, I've been quite surprised that I have been reading them so quickly. I've enjoyed the stories, they're not the same over and over again, apart from the main character getting attacked or threatened by the killer in each book. Like I said earlier, some books I can enjoy but only get through about 6 pages before falling asleep. These books have me going for 2 hours some nights. I only stop because I need to get up early for work.
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« Reply #769 on: May 20, 2012, 06:09:10 PM »

I just read "The Happiness Hypothesis" by Jonathan Haidt. I thought it was a fascinating read. It did a wonderful job of synthesizing most of the recent research on happiness and positive psychology, and provided very interesting analyses of many religious interpretations of happiness, success, and fulfillment in life. It gave a more nuanced look at many ancient concepts, and re-inteprets these concepts in interesting and useful ways. For example, it showed quite clearly why money, beyond a certain level, does not increase personal happiness, mostly due to what is known as hedonic adaptation, which is the tendency of us all to become accustomed to whatever our standard of living happens to be, and to strive for even more. However, there are certain things that human beings do not adapt to, where efforts to increase personal happiness may be more fruitful. It also explains what the author feels are some flaws in the Buddhist way of thinking, which is currently finding favor with many in our culture, and strives to preach a lifestyle of non-attachment. The author shows how striving to merely be at peace with everything in your life can sometimes be counterproductive. There are some attachments that are good, such as investments in personal relationships, love and friendship, and others that are not so good. To say that attachment, as a construct, is bad is too simplistic, the author argues. I am already quite familiar with much of what the book covers, so for me, it may not have been as useful, but for someone who is not already well-versed in all of these concepts, it is a great way to learn more. I thought it was very well-written, and discussed all of these topics in an interesting and thought-provoking way. I'd recommend picking it up. Has anyone else read it?
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« Reply #770 on: May 25, 2012, 12:49:49 AM »



These two were probably the first books in the series to disappoint me. Bones To Ashes started off well enough but the plot took a turn towards kiddie porn and paedophiles and that wasn't my cup of tea. Devil Bones was the opposite, I wasn't enjoying it until the second half of the book.

2/5.  2/5.
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« Reply #771 on: May 29, 2012, 11:44:06 PM »



You don't have to wait until the final few chapters to know if Tempe will be attacked in this book. It's starts with her tied up in a hole underground and flashes back and forth from there. An improvement on the last couple of books in the series.

3/5.
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« Reply #772 on: May 30, 2012, 01:10:35 AM »

Wow you are really ploughing through books now SK.   I remember when you first started talking about reading in this discussion.   :)
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« Reply #773 on: June 11, 2012, 11:09:46 PM »



Released here as Mortal Remains for some unknown reason. Another good read as a body is discovered and his ID is for a man who was killed in action in Vietnam in '68. Only one more Bones book to go.

3/5.
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« Reply #774 on: June 23, 2012, 09:43:46 PM »



The final Bones book until the next one is released. On a par with the rest of them. I wouldn't say these books were fantastic but they weren't boring. I just found them so easy to read and some only took a few days. As I said back when I started them, if you're a fan of the TV series, you'll enjoy them. Even though the character is a lot older and different to the one portrayed onscreen.

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« Reply #775 on: June 29, 2012, 02:02:48 PM »



Red Harvest                                                                                Vengeance Is Mine
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« Reply #776 on: June 29, 2012, 06:52:35 PM »



Red Harvest 

Notice any similarities to A Fistful of Dollars? ???
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« Reply #777 on: June 30, 2012, 02:30:17 PM »

Notice any similarities to A Fistful of Dollars? ???

Yes  :) I had read the book before so I knew about the similarities...btw I wonder why Walter Hill made mediocre version of A Fistful Of Dollars/Yojimbo with his Last Man Standing (1996).Why he did not do a cool version of Dashiell Hammett`s"Red Harvest" ???

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« Reply #778 on: July 03, 2012, 07:56:55 PM »



After breezing through those Bones books and enjoying them so much, I didn't know what to read next. In the library the weekend before last, I wandered around for ages before finally deciding to read this. I shouldn't have bothered. I just could not get into it but like a bad movie, I always stick it out till the end. I just found it boring and a trial just to read a few pages at a time. I haven't seen the film but the book hasn't made me want to anyway.

1/5.
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« Reply #779 on: July 03, 2012, 08:42:44 PM »

Ever read Lee Child, SK? A few of us in my set are big fans. They're a little improbably plotted, but there's lots of action, and the hero bears a certain resemblance to Clint in his "Man with No Name" days.
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