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Old 09-07-2008, 04:41 PM   #641
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LC, some of them are really quite good.....just depends on who the editor is and how much they abridged the book.........was turned on to several authors because of RD condensed books........I'd forgotten about them....thanks for reminding me...actually except for a few coffee table books those are the only books that you will find in my sister-in-law's house and I know that she's never read them.......how can you only own 10 books in your whole lifetime????? The biggest brag that she and her brother made was that at the 4 years of being at Texas A&M neither one of them had checked a book out of the library.........oh, my goodness, that's something to brag about...........don't get me wrong......they are smart but dumb at the same time..... I love them to death, however ..... but when we go their houses I always make sure that I have a stack of books to keep me company..........unless I want to read a boating magazine (nothing wrong with that---no plot, however) I'm on my own......
The one I'm currently reading is from 1997 . I doubt BIL even read them, lot of the RDCB were still in the package unopened ! He died in 2005.
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:09 PM   #642
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...was turned on to several authors because of RD condensed books...
Same here! I used to find them at yard sales or used book stores for a quarter. It was an inexpensive way (when I didn't have much money in the first place) to check out a variety of authors.

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Old 09-07-2008, 06:44 PM   #643
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Same here! I used to find them at yard sales or used book stores for a quarter. It was an inexpensive way (when I didn't have much money in the first place) to check out a variety of authors.

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we have so many of them, I plan to sell them 5 for a dollar , just to get rid of them all ! If no one buys them then I will give them away.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:51 AM   #644
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Last week I read The 19th Wife and The Lace Reader. Both were fascinating in very different ways. Of the former, I laugh to myself. If the LDS church does to it what the RC church did to The DaVinci Code, the author will be a zillionaire before the year is out! For some reason, though, the books I've been reading lately have had to do with mental health problems. Is this a trend or am I just grabbing books off the library shelf (and I'm not very selective) in that order?

I donate the books I read to my library for their annual fund-raising sale. They sort them and put some on their shelves, sell some year 'round, and have a big annual sale that generates beaucoup bucks. I seldom, if ever, re-read a book (and almost any book I re-read it is because I loved it and want to share it with a blind friend).
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:53 PM   #645
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I've heard some good comments about Lisey's Story. Is it worth reading?
Lisey's Story is a sensitive, tender book. I am amazed at King's ability to write from a woman's perspective. Having said that, it may not be for you (or babetoo or Katie E., maybe others) because it is about grief after losing a husband. May be too hard for some to read if they have experienced it.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:55 PM   #646
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i wanna read anne frank again.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:12 PM   #647
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i just downloaded Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz on my ipod, we'll see.
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:42 PM   #648
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I love the "Odd" series of books by Koontz. Hope you do as well.
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:15 PM   #649
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I really enjoyed Odd Thomas and all the sequels. Scary, but touching and has some humor as well. Dean Koontz is a wonderful writer. I enjoy his books.

Right now I'm reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. It's kind of an odd book set in the early 1800's about magic in England making a comeback. Mr. Norrell is a magician similar to Merlin from the Arthur legends. I'm only about a third of the way through the book (900 some pages long) so it will be a while before I finish it.
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I've read a lot of Koontz books but never Odd Thomas - will look out for it. Currently reading Trace by Patricia Cornwell
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