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Member: Lisa.Domke

Book tastes

I like both fiction and nonfiction. For fiction i read a lot of fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, and fiction. For nonfiction I like a lot of different things but especially history (medieval to late 1800's, all countries) and memoir. Always willing to try something different though!

Don't get this!

I don't like romance, westerns, and already have plenty of American history. I like mystery but not so much into thriller type stuff.

Other notes

My personal library is huge so no matter what I'll probably be happy!


United States

Santa: Select books from Amazon.com

Store: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com)

Amount to spend: $30.00 USD

pantsu's picks so far.

0972121129https://www.amazon.com/Alto-Wore-Tweed-Liturgical-Mystery/dp/0972121129/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1543997996&sr=8-3The Alto Wore Tweed11.79
1616954078https://www.amazon.com/Maisie-Dobbs-Jacqueline-Winspear/dp/1616954078/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1544089757&sr=8-1&keywords=maisie+dobbsMaisie Dobbs10.84
978-0345481283https://www.amazon.com/His-Majestys-Dragon-Temeraire-Book/dp/0345481283/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1544002281&sr=1-5&keywords=naomi+novikHis Majesty's Dragon7.19

Secret Santa

Lisa.Domke's Secret Santa is pantsu. Help pantsu pick the right book.


N1na: I have lots of fantasy/magical realism recommendations! Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar, and Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang. (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 07:20:44 -0500)

ChessFanatic: Pantsu, saw your post on the talk forum. I have not looked at the santee's profile, but if these are books by authors she has not previously read, I would suggest "Sandstorm" over "Map of Bones". The latter (your choice) is book 2 of the Sigma Force series while Sandstorm is book 1. Also, I think you are in the borderline "Thriller" genre. Mystery is more like Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, etc. I have read the first 4 of the Sigma Force series and his first 5 standalone novels and thriller is probably the genre to describe it (and www.fantasticfiction.co.uk classifies him as thriller as well.) Might want to Bh5 o with a different option. (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 07:31:00 -0500)

wester: For Nonfiction: Maybe she'd like The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:57:15 -0500)

ChessFanatic: Don't know what happened with the end of the previous post of mine (I hate trying to post on cell phones - stupid auto-correct - That last sentence should say "Might want to go with a different option." (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:14:11 -0500)

olegalCA: For mysteries I would suggest the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear or the Flavia series by Alan Bradley. Neither one of them can be considered thrillers and they are historical as well (BONUS!!) (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 10:57:48 -0500)

pantsu: Lisa.Domke I hope you enjoy what I've picked for you! I saw you had some Raymond Chandler in your library, and the main character of Mark Schweizer's mystery series owns (and writes on) one of Raymond Chandler's typewriters! (The stories are laugh out loud funny, to boot) Hope you have a very happy holidays!! (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 05:03:40 -0500)

lorannen: Done. (Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:50:22 -0500)

Lisa.Domke: I got all of my books- thank you so much! They all sound very interesting and I'm excited to dive in. Thank you! (Wed, 26 Dec 2018 11:50:51 -0500)

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