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Old 02-20-2006, 05:34 PM   #171
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I;m currently reading a book of short stories called 'I Am No One You Know' by Joyce Carol Oates.
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Old 02-20-2006, 05:35 PM   #172
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Nothing Right Now, Can't Seem To Say Concentrated On 1 Thing Long Enough...
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:15 PM   #173
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lol.. Kim, that's why I always read three or four at a time.
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:28 PM   #174
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Just finished The Sunday Philosophy Club and started Friends, Lovers, Chocolate - both by Alexander McCall Smith.
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:29 PM   #175
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Are they good? I'm always looking for new people to read.
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:30 PM   #176
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I just got home from Costco with three books, The Closers, by Michael Connelly, Cordina's Royal Family, by Nora Roberts, and A Certain Justice by John Lescroart. I tried to get into digital books to read on my pda, but I prefer the real thing.
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:32 PM   #177
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I feel the same way wasabi. Books were meant to be held and the pages turned.
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:12 PM   #178
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Are they good? I'm always looking for new people to read.
I like his writing style - he is the man who wrote the No1 Detective Agency books, set in Africa. He is/was a professor of medical jurisprudence in Edinburgh and has written two sets of novels set in the city - 44 Scotland street was the first one of his books which resulted from a weekly column in the Scotsman newspaper (he had always been fascinated that Charles Dickens' novels started that way!) and I made sure I didn't READ the columns, cos I wanted to savour the book when it was released. Savouring the moment, as they say!

Here's a bit more about mr McCall Smith http://www.mccallsmith.com/
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"The Poisenwood Bible" was so sad, but so good, my two eldest girls loved it too, pdswife. Succ33d, Joyce Carol Oates is good, but some of her books have left me feeling awful (Do With Me What You Will....oy). I've also enjoyed Alexander McCall Smith's "No 1. ..." books, Ishbel - he must have lived in Africa, he refers to a lot of little everyday kinds of things (like the smell of Sunlight soap). I may have mentioned/asked this before, but has anyone read "Ursula, Under" by Ingrid Hill? I read it last summer and thought it was very, very good. I'm looking for something else right now - have to pay a visit to the library soon. Also, anyone read Marianne Frederiksson's "Hannah's Daughters" (sad, but it must resonate with a lot of people - it has been translated into all sorts of languages from Swedish; for me, could have been my grandmother's and mother's story, except set in Sweden).
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Old 02-20-2006, 10:02 PM   #180
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If you're looking for book recommendations, try "Life of Pi'. Have not been so so personally affected by a book in quite a while. I don't mean that it's a spiritual book. It's an account of a boy's strange adventure. The writing is wonderful. The story is gripping. And the outcome, well, let's just say, you'll want to read the book all over once again as soon as you get to the end. Can't recommend it highly enough.
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