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02-06-2007, 04:22 AM
Can anyone recommed a good book! I love to read, an finally have the time again! Thanks!
02-06-2007, 09:05 AM
I love Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series. He's a great and loveable character. I also read Sandra Brown's suspense/romance, Patricia Cornwells old stuff -- the Kay Scarpetta Medical examiner series, Sue Grafton A is for Alibi, B is for..., Tami Hoag, Mary Higgins Clark. Can you tell I love to read? :)
02-06-2007, 09:14 AM
If you like mysteries, try J.A. Jance's books. She has a new one out that I'm reading right now. I love her books enough to buy them in hard cover when they come out! (I also buy Mary Higgins Clark's new ones).
02-06-2007, 10:10 AM
I really liked Jane Smiley's The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton. It's about a woman's struggles in the late 1800s. I'm usually not one for historical books, but this was great.
Also, Cannery Row by Steinbeck
Life of Pie
Stones from the River
These are a few of my favorites lately. Oh, and I love Kurt Vonnegut too.
02-06-2007, 10:28 AM
The House Of Sand And Fog
It was made into a movie and I think it was one of Oprah's book club editions
It was very interesting and made you really think about the two sides of every story.
02-06-2007, 04:26 PM
Teri Hatcher's Burnt Toast. Even if you're not a fan of hers (Although I'm a big fan) this book is wonderful. Its about her (and all women's ) struggles in life. Its funny, sad, and makes you feel good about yourself. I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend it for any woman. Trust me, you'll love it!!!!
Kristi :smile tee
02-06-2007, 04:48 PM
i just read the book marley and me.it was such a wonderful book,i cried like a baby at the end!:lmao: any true crime book is wonderful,don't know if that is something you would read though.
02-07-2007, 01:49 AM
They all seem like great reads, and im looking forward to trying them. Marley and me hits particular intrest as I own a sweet chocolate lab named Sadie! I will keep you guys posted on any great reads I come across. Right now im reading the complete Chronicals or Narnia and "Your Pain is Real." Ill keep you guys posted!
02-08-2007, 06:23 AM
Marley and Me was really great. My aunt sent me Snowflower and the Secret Fan, about girls growing into women in 19th century China. I guess it sounds kind of heavy, but it's a beautiful read.
Anything by Anne McCaffrey (fantasy novels). Maeve Binchy, an Irish author, has quite a number of really engaging novels that are funny and sometimes serious at the same time, and very well written. I recommend Evening Class and Circle of Friends especially.
And if you have a lot of free time, The Lord of the Rings is worth the effort.
Oh, so many more authors and titles are rushing into my head right now! I think I'd better stop.
02-08-2007, 07:36 AM
i have a yellow lab and he is our best buddy.we love him to death,very good with the kids,and extremely loyal.we used to have a black lab who was just as crazy as marley in the book,so it definately hits home when you read it.i loved it.
02-08-2007, 07:39 AM
Our little sadie is full of you know what! I am going to start it as soon as I finish my load from the lib :)
02-08-2007, 09:25 AM
lol! labs are very crazy dogs aren't they!i guess you weigh the negative and positive with them(thats what i told my husband!)and you always end up with more positive...from one lab lover to another,great book!
02-08-2007, 10:16 AM
Anything by Lisa Gardner or Lisa Jackson (Mystery)
I can't think right now.... but I have quite a few books that I haven't read yet. ( Between my sister and I and a friend if we see it we will pick it up and buy it and after we read it, we will pass it along to each other). I must have at least 15-20 books that I haven't read yet.
I just read "The Lincoln Lawyer" -pretty fast, engaging read!
02-09-2007, 08:28 AM
Im a big Nicholas Sparks fan. I just finished The Guardian. WOW. My favorite so far. This one had a bit of mystery and thriller to it.
"Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending & the Battle against World Poverty" by Muhammad Yunus.
I never would have picked this book up, except that I saw the Nobel Peace Prize winning author on the Oprah show & thought how interesting his approach to ending poverty is. This book is surprisingly engaging, contains many stories of the people helped by this extraordinary bank. This work provokes thought on the assumptions held by many people & organizations on how to help the poor, many of which turn out to be counter-productive. Definitely worth reading!
02-11-2007, 11:12 AM
Oh, I know what I should have mentioned earlier: Alexander McCall Smith's Number One Ladies Detective Agency series. The lead character, Precious Ramatswe, is a detective by trade, but she manages to serve as philospher, counselor, and teacher to the people in her life. This all takes place in current day Botswana. The writing is magnificent.
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