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Old 07-22-2008, 02:05 PM   #541
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Agatha Christie omnibus of Miss Marple stories.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:22 AM   #542
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Sail by james patterson

so far not very good and hard to get into it. i usually really like his stuff. so guess i will keep trying.

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Old 07-23-2008, 09:27 AM   #543
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The Writers Coach, by Jack Hart. Thought it would be dry, but it's really interesting to me.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:29 AM   #544
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Books I'm reading...

Hi...its been awhile since I checked in, and figured I'd add my two-cents worth. I'm a book-a-holic...have always read and have a huge stash of books I'm hoping to read before I croak! I keep a book journal of all the books I read. Just finished "The Summer I Dared" by Barbara Delinsky, High Country by Nevada Barr, and A Place Called Wiregrass by Michael Morris...all great reads! Now I'm reading The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, and can't hardly put it down. I read many genres, and try to mix them up when reading so I don't get bogged down. I've tried reading more than one book, but it doesn't work for me. I like to immerse myself in what I'm reading, and enjoy every single written word. Thats just me...
I'm enjoying all the interesting posts about books you are reading or have read...keep it up!
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:09 PM   #545
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Just finished a book by Thomas Kinkade called A Christmas Visitor.
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:28 PM   #546
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The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill---those of you overworked Moms with sorta non-helpfulf, career-driven but critical hubbies but loving as well will certainly identify with this story.............I haven't finished it yet but had to share it....quick read........nothing taxing......but fun...........:)
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:57 PM   #547
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Just finished The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy. Fascinating peek at the year 1950 in LA. Pretty dark, but beautifully written. Just started An Innocent Man by John Grisham. A friend came over this morning, saw it, and commented that it is very depressing. Hmmmm. May switch to something else.
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:01 PM   #548
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nope, don't want to read anything depressing either, MK, I cry easily as it is..........but I can suppy a list of weepies down the road for anyone interested.......:)
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:04 PM   #549
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nope, don't want to read anything depressing either, MK
Me neither - that's why I stopped reading Oprah's books. Oh my gosh - why are they all so sad??
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:26 PM   #550
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Well, quite seriously (and yes, I do have a serious side:) I think that angst sells.......plus Oprah did have some hurdles in her life and now she is super rich and happy thru her own efforts and I applaud her "Yay, Girl, Go For It!!!!" and I think that she wants to help others along the way.............good for her..........but I have to agree with you....War and Peace????? have you tried to read that book????? I'm a bookaholic and English lover but just being confidential betw us "too much info" after a short while......just me.......I'm sure there are those of you who have found it upflfting......but it too was depressing........I just can NOT believe with her chaotic schedule that Oprah actually "read" this book and kudos to her if she did.......I've read two of her other "recommended" books and they were wonderful but not because she recommended them per se......but when I saw her endorsement I did give pause.......glad I didn't ...........Tolstoy.....I'm sorry.......you are a heavy dude.....
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