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First Reads -- November 2019
« on: November 01, 2019, 05:47:29 am »
Amazon First Reads

None of the covers or genres grab me.

We have:

Thriller   This is a maybe.

Contemporary Fiction    Not generally my thing.

Suspense    Blurb doesn't really appeal.

Historical Fiction  WWII again. And here I was pretty sure there was a LOT of history before the 1940s. ::) 

Suspense    Seems like a darker "And then there were none". Maybe.

True Crime    Not a fan.

Children's Picture Book    No need for me. :)

Non-Fiction    Don't usually read much non-fiction; not sure if this topic appeals.

I guess I'll wait for some reviews.
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    Re: First Reads -- November 2019
    « Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 07:53:36 am »
    I totally forgot to pick a book last month. :(

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    Re: First Reads -- November 2019
    « Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 07:53:54 am »
    Just want to say thanks for putting each book separate in the post. Not just because I am lazy  ;D

    But it also helps to go back to the selections once they are part of Ku when the month is over. The regular link only goes to the current selections. Since I can't send samples to my kindle as a placeholder while they are part of first reads.

    I suppose I could make yet another wishlist on amazon.  8)

    Still reading the blurbs to see if anything lures.

    eta; I'll be getting the Loreth Anne White title. In the Dark. I have read A Dark Lure by this author and gave it 5 stars. It was a page turner.
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    Re: First Reads -- November 2019
    « Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 08:12:03 am »
    I totally forgot to pick a book last month. :(

    Heh. I didn't forget, I kept going back to see if, magically, the selection had something I thought I'd like!
    (same thing w/ the Audible freebies last month, nothing there for me)
    I gave it a good try.
    Oh Well.

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    Re: First Reads -- November 2019
    « Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 08:55:55 am »
    Just want to say thanks for putting each book separate in the post. Not just because I am lazy  ;D



    But it also helps to go back to the selections once they are part of Ku when the month is over. The regular link only goes to the current selections. Since I can't send samples to my kindle as a placeholder while they are part of first reads.

    I suppose I could make yet another wishlist on amazon.  8)

    Tales a little more time, which I happened to have this morning. Mostly I was pleased I'd not forgotten entirely. :D

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    Still reading the blurbs to see if anything lures.

    eta; I'll be getting the Loreth Anne White title. In the Dark. I have read A Dark Lure by this author and gave it 5 stars. It was a page turner.

    That's definitely a recommendation -- I'm still undecided. Faint praise but that was probably the one that I disliked the least on first glance. :P
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    Re: First Reads -- November 2019
    « Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 01:34:21 pm »
    I'm going for the non-fiction one this month.  Since I work for Texas Parks and Wildlife I have an interest in public lands in general, and the state systems are facing some of the same challenges as the national systems.

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    Re: First Reads -- November 2019
    « Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 04:16:06 pm »
    I'm leaning toward the children's book, as I've done several times before.

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    Re: First Reads -- November 2019
    « Reply #7 on: November 01, 2019, 10:29:28 pm »
    Im not fascinated by the Wild Country book, but at least I can conceive of wanting to read it. First First read Ive acquired in at least a year, and if I do read it, it will be only the second or third one Ive ever been inspired to read.
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    Re: First Reads -- November 2019
    « Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 09:29:35 am »
    Slightly different choices this month on Amazon UK.

    Two books not on the US list - a biography of Anne Boyleyn called 500 Years Of Lies and an historical mystery by Steve Robinson called The Penmaker's Wife. Amazingly, I had this last one on a wishlist of books to get - I've read the author's genealogical mystery series so I'm pretty certain I will enjoy this one - and also it's set in Birmingham, where I live.

    So for once it's a no-brainer for me as to which one to get.
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    Re: First Reads -- November 2019
    « Reply #9 on: November 03, 2019, 05:08:37 am »
    Oh! I've enjoyed that genealogical series as well .... will have to look for The Penmaker's Wife when it's available here.
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    Re: First Reads -- November 2019
    « Reply #10 on: November 29, 2019, 04:48:52 pm »
    eta; I'll be getting the Loreth Anne White title. In the Dark. I have read A Dark Lure by this author and gave it 5 stars. It was a page turner.

    Thanks. I went with this based on your recommendation.

    I'm still beating myself up for forgetting last month's First Reads, which had a book I actually wanted to read (a rarity with these). I'm price-tracking it in case it ever goes free again.

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