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Old 07-30-2005, 11:59 PM   #91
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Oh, Damp ... I read Da Vinci when it first came out, and my immediate thought was, what a great murder mystery type book. Then all this scandal came out, and all I could think (and I was raised Catholic) was -- hey, guys, get over it. It is filed under FICTION. Then my blind friend asked me to read it to her (also raised Catholic), and we had a big hoot on it. I bet Dan Brown is just loving the Catholic Church for all the fuss they've raised. I'll bet they've doubled his sales! Had the Church said nothing, it would still have been a popular book ... it is just plain good. But the fuss has made many more people pick it up and read. How fun! Reading is great!!!
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:35 AM   #92
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Have you read The Scarlet Feather? (Maeve Binchy)
I love her books I have all of them. At the moment I'm reading Shelia OFlanagan's Too Good To Be True.
Have you read any Cathy Kelly? She is in that same style as Maeve.
I love reading its so relaxing and its an escape from everyday life!
I have read the SCARLET FEATHER.
I enjoy all her books. I'll have to go to the library
and check out a few of Cathy Kelly's. I always love to find
new books to read. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:35 AM   #93
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I'm about 2/3 of the way through The DaVinci Code. Very cool story! I can see why it has caused so much controversy but I'm just reading it like the fictional story that it is. I recommend it.

I read this a few months ago. It's a great book!
It was really written well. I had to keep reminding
myself that it was just a story.
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I am reading a book called "Thunderwith" by Libby Hathorn, to my class, its very moving I have cried twice! Its been made into a movie in the US with Judy Davis but it has a different name which I can't remember.
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Old 07-31-2005, 08:36 AM   #96
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I"m on the reserve list for Lifeguard by James Patterson.

I"m currently reading 'THE HOT FLASH CLUB'. By Nancy Thayer
I pick up a ton of books tomorrow for our local book mobile. I will be reading about Ronald Reagan, and ****'s Angels.
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I"m on the reserve list for Lifeguard by James Patterson.

I"m currently reading 'THE HOT FLASH CLUB'. By Nancy Thayer
I pick up a ton of books tomorrow for our local book mobile. I will be reading about Ronald Reagan, and ****'s Angels.

LIFEGUARD is a great book!!
I don't buy new books. I always go to the library or
garage sales. BUT, hubby always buys me the new James Patterson books as soon as they are released. He's my favorite writer these days.
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I read so profusely that buying books is a luxury that I only indulge in with books I know I'll re-read. The school system where I lived in 4th grade picked up on the fact that I could read better than most and loved it .... and experimented with me in a speed reading class. I don't speed read on purpose unless a book I'm not enjoying has information I want to extract from it. Being an insomniac gives me many extra hours of reading a day. But even "normal" reading is a minimum of 3 books a week. I could build a house, make that a mansion, using them as bricks if I owned all of them. So I'm also a library fan, and always have been.

BTW, if you're loving The DaVinci Code, try anything by Steve Berry. Just finished The Third Secret, and have also read The Amber Room and The Romanov Prophecy. They aren't quite as convoluted as Dan Brown's novels, but really in the same sort of line. I'm going to recommend one next for my ladies.
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i'm getting reading to read some poe, starting with 'the raven'. i love that poem. then i'm reading 'the telltale heart.'
then 'the cask of amontillado.'
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