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Calling All Readers!

This is our May 2021 Reading Rabbits Book Posting. You can post your comments and suggestions about any book/magazine/newspaper that does/doesn't have to do with any medical issues on this posting. You can mention about your favorite authors, as well. This posting will be pinned to the Pinned Posts for easier access.

This is the updated list of books that I will plan on reading. Some of them are from a trilogy/series. They are:

1. Saving Sarah -- Melissa Storm

2. I Heart New York –- Lindsey Kelk

3. The Guest List -- Fern Michaels

4. The 6th Target -- James Patterson

5. The Apt Pupil -- Stephen King

6. Mr. Mercedes -- Stephen King

7. Finders Keepers -- Stephen King

8. End of Watch -- Stephen King

9. The Search -- Nora Roberts/JD Robb

10. Weekend Warriors –- Fern Michaels

11. Christmas Shopaholic –- Sophie Kinsella

12. Crazy House –- James Patterson

13. The Colorado Kid (Hard Case

Crimes) –- Stephen King

14. Firefly Lane -- Kristin Hannah

15. Firestarter -– Stephen King

16. True Colors -– Kristin Hannah

17. 7th Heaven Β¬- James Patterson

At the end of last month, I had started reading β€œThe Institute”, by Stephen King. It’s between a mystery and horror story. It takes place in a secret facility where children with TP (telepaths) and TK (telekinetics) are taken and used to see how those two types of abilities can be used. While at β€œThe Institute”, the children are given tests and have rooms that are supposed to look like their own bedrooms, but aren’t, of course. There is two parts to the β€œThe Institute” and they’re called the Front Half and the Back Half. The front is where some of the newcomers stay for a few days and then depending on how they do, then they are moved to the Back Half.

Luke ( Lucas) Ellis had been planning a way to get out of β€œThe Institute” after seeing what the Staff does to the children. He snuck out of his room and started shoveling under a chain fence that was in the playground area. On the way to going underneath the fence, he got cut on the legs, cheek and shoulder blades. He got out on the other side of the fence and started trying to figure out where he could go to get help from the Police that was farther away from β€œThe Institute” as much as possible so no one would discover that he had gotten away from β€œThe Institute” and try to bring him back.

Luke found a train that was delivering potatoes in boxes and snuck onto the train without the Conductor or the other train Staff knowing he was there. He snuck behind a few boxes and took a nap. The train Staff hadn’t seen him even while they were unloading the boxes to the next stop for delivery.

While Luke has been on the train, Maureen (a cleaner) was found in a room that hadn’t been used by any of the children, yet. The Head of Maintenance was called by Mrs. Sigsby (Director of β€œThe Institute”) to come to the room where Maureen was found. Maureen had committed suicide so that Luke’s disappearance wouldn’t be noticed and they all couldn’t question where he has gone.

We’ll see what happens next.

What have you been planning to read or just started? We’d love to hear all about it.

The next book I plan to read after β€œThe Institute”, by Stephen King will be: β€œSaving Sarah”, by Melissa Storm.

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What a fabulous selection of books Leah, I must confess I am a fan of Stephen King

At the moment I am working my way through Unexplained by Richard Maclean Smith - which has been very interesting -it is a collection of unsolved mysteries, the one that caught my attention was Hotel Cecil, In particualr it is focusing on the tragic death of Elisa Lam at the hotel, there are claims the hotel is haunted and been lots of death in that hotel.... I am so intrigued that I am in two minds on whether to buy a book about Hotel Cecil or beecome a member to netflix to see the documentary. The book does actually mention Stephen King and some unnatural goings on that he included in one of his books.

Best wishes

Debs

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Kitten-whiskers

This sounds really interesting, Debs. What interesting unnatural goings on has Stephen King had mentioned in the books he has done? πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ“šπŸ‡πŸ“–

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It happened at a hotel he was staying at (not Cecil) where he kept having a reoccuring nightmare - I will check back through the book over the weekend and come back to you

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Hi Debs,Your book sounds interesting. I am a member of netflix so I might be tempted to look at the Hotel Cecil series that you mentioned!

Zest :-)

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I joined Netflix just to watch the doctumentary - i've seen two parts of it now, its really interesting and what was more suspicious was they noticed that a minute had been cut out of the lift scene, and in the bottom left hand corner after Elisa has stepped out the lift, it looked like a black shoe, it could not have been hers as she was wearing sandels............... well worth a look 😁

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Hi Leah,

That's an impressive list of books you have there! Glad you're enjoying Stephen King, he's one of my favourite authors too.

I ended up taking my Charles Dickens book 'The Old Curiosity shop' back to the library, as I just couldn't manage to finish it! I'll try again in the future - as I do like his writing.

I took another book from the library - it's by Erwin James and is called 'Redeemable: A Memoir of Darkness and Hope'

The details on the back of the book says the following: "Born in 1957 to itinerant Scottish parents, Erwin James lost his mother when he was seven, and his father turned to alcohol. At the age of ten he was sleeping rough when he committed his first crime; those that followed became increasingly violent, ending with a life sentence in 1984 for two murders.

It wasn't until he met Joan, a prison psychologist, that Erwin confronted his past, and began a twenty-year journey that would take him out of darkness and into the light - showing that no matter how far a person falls, redemption is possible."

So far I've read to p. 85 (Chapter 10) and it's quite an absorbing and interesting read so far, so I'm hoping to continue to the end.

Zest :-)

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Hi Zest,

This sounds interesting and I hope you enjoy "Redeemable". Can't wait to hear more about it when you have another update for us. I will have to look it up in a few days. :-)

Right now, I'm on page 343 of "The Institute", but I will be done with it in the next few days from now. When that happens, I will let you and everyone know my update and start "Saving Sarah", by Melissa Storm. "Saving Sarah" was an early birthday present. :-)

My nose is stuck in The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn. The Salt Path was her first book and l highly recommend reading it first. (Hummingbirds found my feeder yesterday... oh Happy Day) Granni B

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Hi Mottsie,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. :-)

Your book sounds interesting and I plan to check it out after I write this reply. How long is the book and how many books are in the series? :-)

274 pages As far as l know these are her only books (so far... but l hope for more)!

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I will have a look today and see what is listed. There are some authors that just do 2-3 books for a series and then there are some that keep going with unknown amounts of books. I want to look into getting myself two of the newest "The Women's Murder Club" books. So far, that series has 21 books. :-)

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