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Old 07-20-2006, 01:28 AM   #271
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I love sparks!!!! I own and have read all of his books. I also love Jane austen. I am reading Emma right now which is her only novel I haven't read and I am also reading david copperfield.
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:35 AM   #272
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I have a few faves. Time Traveler's Wife by Niffenegger (sp?) is the ultamite fave. Harry Potters. Lord of the Rings. I know I have plenty more but I can't think of all them now.

Right now I'm reading the fifth Harry Potter. Next is Cloud of Sparrows.
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:20 AM   #273
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Just finished Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith. I love his 'Scotland Street' series and other Edinburgh-based books. Have found his African detective books are not to my taste, though.
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Old 07-20-2006, 07:22 AM   #274
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I haven't read much books since I came to Italy, I still have too much trouble reading in Italian and books that I would like written in English is not always available. I now have collection of e-books that I downloaded from internet, but it is not exactly the same reading them on a monitor... (I like reading books sprawled out on a sofa or bed...)

James Herriot has always been close to my heart and I never get tired of his lovely stories.
I also like crime novels, Bruce Alexander, Colin Dexter (the famous Inspector Morse series, though I never really liked the series on the telly...), Reginald Hill, Stuart Kaminsky (of the Rostnikov series) and Donald Westlake, the author who writes those hysterically funny crime novels, most famously the Dortmunder series. Another my old standby which I never get tired of is the Sharlock Holmes series by Conan Doyle.
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:43 PM   #275
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I'm finishing "When French Women Cook", by Madeleine Kamman. What a great read. re-reading "Love And Kisses and a Halo Of Truffles", James Beard's letters to and from Helen Evans Brown. "Leone's Italian Cooking", Gene Leone, them of the famed restaurant in New york.
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:44 PM   #276
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My favorite book is either To Kill a Mocking Bird or Life of Pi.
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:47 PM   #277
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Here is what I am currently reading:

The Field Guide to Geology by Davis Lambert. Basic geology reading, but a good refresher nonetheless.

Feather River Country Adventure Trails by Tom DeMund. I have made a goal to hike at least two of the local trails this summer, so I am reading this book to decide where to go.

Rockhounding California by Gail A. Butler. This is just to find some interesting rock formations in the local area.
Sierra, don't know if I've recommended these to you before, but anyway -
you need to read Norman Maclean - "Young Men and Fire" (abut smokejumpers) and "A River Runs Through It" (waaaaaaay better than that awful movie)
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:48 PM   #278
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Have found his African detective books are not to my taste, though.
Will let you know what I think when I get to the sample I bought, Izzy.
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:30 PM   #279
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most recent read was "The Englisher" by Beverly Lewis. Love to read cookbooks too.
Hey I just finished that one also! Along with the first one "The Preacher's Daughter". Can't wait for the 3rd and final... It comes out in September, I believe.

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I have a few faves. Time Traveler's Wife by Niffenegger (sp?) is the ultamite fave.
Did you ever get my message on the previous book reading thread? I had got it from the library and read it. Very good read and I thank you for the recommendation....

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I now have collection of e-books that I downloaded from internet, but it is not exactly the same reading them on a monitor... (I like reading books sprawled out on a sofa or bed...)

James Herriot has always been close to my heart and I never get tired of his lovely stories.
I can't read online either.... have to be curled up in comfy chair or in bed...
Love James Herriot - have all of them.


lately have been reading some Louis L'Amour. Got hooked on him in the 8th grade when one of my teachers had us go through "Down the Long Hills" chapter by chapter.
have also read a few a friend gave me by Luanne Rice.

now have tons of cooking magazines to look through.... but reading a novel is so much more relaxing....
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:20 PM   #280
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Sierra, don't know if I've recommended these to you before, but anyway -
you need to read Norman Maclean - "Young Men and Fire" (abut smokejumpers) and "A River Runs Through It" (waaaaaaay better than that awful movie)
Mudbug, I have read them a few times. They are some of my favorite books!! The movie was OK, but the book is definitely better.


My favorite series of books are by Anne McCaffrey about the Dragonriders of Pern. I could read those books over and over again.
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