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Old 01-25-2009, 06:18 PM   #21
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Holt too? Never have found anyone else that likes her.

no holt, don't like the kind of book, bet my daughter has it though.
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:57 PM   #22
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#1 John Saul.
#2 Dean Koontz
There are other ones that are not so weird, lol
I love Jackie Collins! Lucky series is my favorite.
I use to like VC Andrews, until she passed. I havent read any of the daughters stuff.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:20 PM   #23
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Holt too? Never have found anyone else that likes her.
You're not alone, Trish. I enjoy Victoria Holt. Remember Mistress of Mellyn and Bride of Pendorric? I also like to read books by Daphne du Maurier.

Other authors I read are James Patterson (especially his Maximum Ride series - awesome), Nicholas Sparks, John Grisham, John Irving, too many others to list or remember.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:26 PM   #24
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oh yeah Katie!! And Sring of the Tiger!! Pride of the Peacock!
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:05 PM   #25
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I forgot about those authors, lol. I think I have them all in paperbacks, hehe. Andrew Greeley is good too.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:50 PM   #26
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I love Alexander McCall Smith. My favorite of his series is the African one, but I like all of them. Andrew Greeley is a must-read for anyone raised in the Roman Catholic church. Good novels, but also good background.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:45 AM   #27
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I love the Lindsay Davis books as well. I'm pretty much a reading machine and will pick up most books. Not horror or chick lit though.

I like the No1 Ladies Detective Agency but didn't much like any of Alexander McCall Smiths other books.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:42 AM   #28
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My all time favorite are Arthur C. Clarke, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Agatha Christie, Guy de Maupassant, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay and Styajit Ray.

Tintin & Asterix
is my all time favorite.
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I've got a few favorites that I read over and over ad nauseum, they are old friends that when you start reading them, it's like you are sitting on the 50 yard line just watching the story unfold. Well, anyway here goes nothing:

Anne McCaffrey:

Her DragonRiders of Pern
The Rowan Series
The Freedom Series
Acorna
Ship/Brawn Series
and a few stand alones: Nimisha's Ship, and Restoree


Mercedes Lackey:

Anything about her world of Valdemar

Mercedes Lackey/James Mallory team up:

The Obsidian Trilogy
The Enduring Flame Trilogy


Jack McDevitt: Anything he's got out. It's on the same genre as Arthur C. Clarke, but he makes you think more. I think he puts more mystery into things. He's dang good!

And Last but not Least:

David and Leigh Eddings:

The Belgariad Series
The Mallorian Series
Belgarath
Polgara

The Elenium Series
The Tamuli Series

The Redemption of Althalus


Those are my main ones I read, even though I do diverge off and read a time-travel romance or two or three as the whim takes me. And if I truly want to read some light stuff I've got all the books to Calvin & Hobbes, Opus, Fox Trot, For Better or For Worse, Baby Blues, Zits, Stone Soup, and Peanuts to read. As well as some graphic novels (all consisting of ElfQuest).
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:23 AM   #30
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FoodFiend, I've read a lot of those too. Love Anne McCaffrey. I think I've read most of hers.

Speaking of time travel romance, has anyone else read The Time Travellers Wife? I loved that one.
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