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post #31 of 121
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a perfect day for me would be having unlimited money to buy books all day with, i love books
post #32 of 121
me too!

I bought 2 of James Pattersons books at Sams for under $5 each. Im reading the first one 'First to Die'
post #33 of 121
I love books, too. I should have been a librarian, or a book shop owner.

Right now I am reading: The Two Towers, a historical mystery called The Broken Vessel by Kate Ross, Flags of Our Fathers about the flag raisers on Iwo Jima. I also have Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich (sp?) to read next. It's about living on minimum wage, and how hard it is to survive.
post #34 of 121
My dream would be to sit in a hammock or gazebo and read smutty romance novels all day.

I really like Jude Deveraux but I've got LOTS of Danielle Steel from a cheap-store in town. People make fun and ask if I've read about any "man sausage's" lately. It's all in good humour and I can't help but laugh with them. I don't usually like stuff about war, but Steel has got one or two that I've come to like.

Deveraux will always be my favorite I think. Especially The Velvet Series! My favorite!
post #35 of 121
I just finished Lilian Jackson Braun's latest - The Cat Who Brought Down the House I've read all 25 of these books and love them.
post #36 of 121
I love The Cat Who series, too.

I just started reading She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. It is really good. I can hardly put it down.
post #37 of 121
I have that book brenda - its great! I have read it over and over. if you like that book, then may I suggest his other book 'i know this much is true'
post #38 of 121
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well i finished Lucky by Alice Sebold and i'm now on to The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky -- which is just wonderful, so far. the observance of the narrator is precious and brave. incredibly unique and you find yourself just giddy with the language and flow of sentences
post #39 of 121
Well..instead of reading thriller I am actually reading something totally different this time. I saw an interview on Larry King of this very interesting lady by the name of Barbara Corcoran. Of course, she was there promoting her new book.....yada, yada, yada....

Her career is organized around 25 life lessons (e.g., "If you don't have big breasts, put ribbons on your pigtails"; "You've got to bully a bully"; "Never be ashamed of who you are").

In her book she explains many snappily worded lessons by drawing on various crises from her company's history and bits from her childhood.

SO-I ran right out an bought her book - I love the cover...To the point, IMO ...

OK...most of you know how I am... can't explain doodley without a visual.........LOL
post #40 of 121
i saw her on tv too, and I thought she made lots of good points
post #41 of 121
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well, i'm reading All Families Are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland and i just can't get into it, but i hate giving up - i am 12 chapters in.

next on the list: The Hours by Michael Cunningham and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

i wish i had an extra $100 for books, i would be in book heaven!

post #42 of 121
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well, i gave up on All Families Are Psychotic (which is quite rare) which is a shame, his books are usually good.

i'm on to The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold now

what is everyone else reading?

post #43 of 121
i recommend 'a girl named zippy', its great.
post #44 of 121
i tried to check out "the lovely bones" at the library. 3 month waiting list! wow!

i hate admit, i like nora roberts. she basically writes romance, but they sometimes are also supsense novels, which i like. but mostly i like that her female characters are strong willed and you can connect to them, they are so well rounded.

i am reading a dean koontz novel -- i am having a hard time getting into it.
post #45 of 121
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i'm also waiting on a book up for auction on eBay called Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner -- looks to be sort-of in the vein of Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones) but better!

hopefully i win!

i get a lot of books through eBay it's easy, and generally a lot cheaper.
post #46 of 121
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Originally posted by Kiwideus
i recommend 'a girl named zippy', its great.
i'll have to check that out, Kellye
post #47 of 121
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wooooohoooooo! i won the auction!
post #48 of 121
woohoo blue!!!
post #49 of 121
I am reading Night by Elie Wiesel.
post #50 of 121
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Deb, the cat in your avatar is winking at me!
post #51 of 121
I know!
post #52 of 121
And that tops the friendliness curve for Joseph.
post #53 of 121
Deb25...I think your avatar is getting "fresh" with me....


post #54 of 121
what a playboy. he is winking at me, too!
post #55 of 121
Just started Dean Koontz's new one By The Light of the Moon- science fiction fans this one is a must! I am just two chapters into it and it is is gooooood...About alien dna injected into two humans...
post #56 of 121
My mummy sent me a bag of old "People" magazines and "Ellery Queen"s. She must have known that I was going to get sick. Nothing to make you feel better than reading about how rich people have more money than sense, and short stories about hoodlums.
post #57 of 121
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post #58 of 121
Ok, I came home from work today and read the entire book, The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg. Being a teacher I read a lot of kids' literature. This one was fantastic! (A quick read too). Even though the main characters are in 6th grade, this book really makes you think. Read it Kate.
post #59 of 121
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how'd that Dean Koontz book turn out Mary Anne?

i'm still waiting for the books i ordered to arrive in the post... thinking i may just start one lying around the house that i haven't read yet.

maybe The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje... i don't know why i haven't read it yet

Deb, i'll probaly have to order that book, our local bookstores don't carry a very wide selection, unfortunately, but i'll look for it next time i'm out.

anyone else reading something they want to discuss?

Colby, did you pick up the Pelzer books?

post #60 of 121
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oh -- has anyone read or heard anything about The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor ? i was thinking of picking this one up, as well.

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