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O.k. We've had fave films and tv shows, I think we should do a fave books. Three faves and pass it on!!!!! 

1. Firestarter- Stephen King

2. Masques- Patricia Briggs

3. Divine Evil- Nora Roberts

 

kk, I'm passing. 

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They ALL are my favorite when I'm reading them..

I have to go by authors

My muse:

Janet Evanovich

For thrills and chills:

Robert Crais

For guilty pleasure:

All of YOU on this forum!!

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Gosh, this is going to be SO hard LOL.

 

1. Patricia Briggs--SHE'S JUST AWESOME ♥♥♥

2. Kate Morgenroth--lovin' her book Jude :D

3. Isobelle Carmody--Alyzon Whitestarr is an amazing book. It just opens your eyes to the world beyond the normal senses~

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Ooo good topic!  Mine are constantly changing...current top 3 are

1. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall - FANTASTIC read especially for people who like to run/jog

2. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill - captivating story about a black woman's life during the slave era

3. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - Still my favourite from grade 12 English Lit :)

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Kate - I love the PLUM books am reading Sizzling Sixteen now!

Also love John Sanford PREY series...

My all time favorites though

1. Animal Farm

2. Of Mice and Men

3. The Outsiders


We had a wonderful HS English teacher who fed my love of books- I am constantly reading... MOstly the murder mystery stuff...

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oh yes... murder and mayhem.. what about Patricia Cornwell for a good ole' fashion creep factor..Dear old Kay is getting a little dark don't you think? ANd what's going to happen to her niece Lucy??

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Love Cornwell also- Also Harlen Coben and Mariah Stewart... Could go on and on- i was just reading a series w/ the main character is Irene Kelly- very good lso - can't think of authors name at the moment!!! If you havent read the PREY Series it is a must read- there are about 18 or more of them but I can read them in one sitting- I am in love w/ Lucas the main character

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I L-O-V-E the Prey series.. what visuals he paints.. and such inspiration!!

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Yes! Ok do you crush on Lucas or what??? He is so bad and sexy! (in my head anyways)

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What is it about the bad  boys?? (But he's really a good guy) eventually

How are you feeling today?

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I married one lol! and i have a little 4month old bad doberboy- I am feeling tons better... Thanks! And we are overjoyed that we are bringing a baby girl home this week!

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OMG it's THIS week?? For some reason I misread and I thought it was spring time..

Holy  Moly Mandy-girl.. what a fantastic week you're going to have... Can't wait to see Ivy or Raven.. I'm too exited to talk about books.. I want to talk about puppies!! How can you even breathe????

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Go to cool names topic - her pics are there- Its raven and her story is there.. It was the spring but then this happened!!!! We are totally excited!

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I guess my fave books are a bit different, but then I'm a bit different too.

Les Miserables-IMO the best classic ever

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court-My favorite Twain book

Bingo Long and the Traveling All Stars and Motor Kings-I love this book about the negro leagues.

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I need to try Les Mis again, I attempted in highschool and never finished. I love the story though and have seen the musical many many times!

I have reread The Dragonriders of Pern a million times and it feeds the little geek in me ;)

Jane Eyre is my favorite classic

And I love The Sookie Stackhouse mysteries!

And puppies!!!! Gosh I couldnt imagine two right now, maybe if we didn't have the little guys! So exciting!!

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Havent read books in several years, but a few lifetime favorites...

Keri Hulme - The Bone People
James Mitchner - Texas
John Kennedy Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces, The Neon Bible
Anne Rice
Ellen Gilcrest
William Kennedy
Nietzsche

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I've found a new favorite... Of Human Bondage, and in close second... Wuthering Heights. 

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Glad you started this thread...  I'll read anything!  My favorite is always the one I'm reading now.  Keep the names & authors coming - I got a Barnes & Noble gift cert. for Christmas :-)  I've been on a history/non-fiction kick lately but am ready for something else like maybe a good "cozy".  Lighthearted murder & mayhem, fantasy, classics, science, history...  bring 'em on.  I love them all (as my 20 bins of books in the basement waiting for more bookshelves will attest!).

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DABBLES if you havent read janet Evonovich numbers series.. Lighthearted funny you will be hooked- they are up to #16 and there are between the number books also. She is a hoot!

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Have been reading about Stephanie Plum and her wonderful character friends since day One ( or One for the Money) Janet Evanovich has a website where you can join in a monthly contest.. fun fun fun

And Marti, being another Southern Belle, have you found the Sweet Potato Queens yet? Jill Connor Browne does a great job of portraying any and everything southern. (especially l-o-v-e..) and I just inhale her books!

Let's start a book club!!!

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I don't read much anymore since I spend most of my time on the computer but,  I used to love reading the Lawrence Sanders novels, the McNally series in particular.  Very cleverly written and alot of fun to read.

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You must must MUST read Water for Elephants, it's great! About 1930s depression era and circuses! I couldn't put it down :)

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They are making movie out fo that - I wanted to read it before the movie came out- I will have to download it soon!

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OMG Freyja's Dad! I LOVE Les Miserables! ♥♥♥

And, Mandy, I thought Animal Farm was pretty good! It's quite interesting. Even though my school district forced me to read it lol. Still, a very good read.

jeshykai, definitely going to put that book on my "Must Read" list. I love books and media that are based in the WW and depression. ♥

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Have heard that Water For Elephants is wonderful.. haven't found a copy to borrow, must order my own.

Just finished reading The Shack has anyone here heard of it or read it? Life changing!! I could not put it down yesterday until I finished.. so I'm a little blurry eyed today..

I cannot imagine life without books.. At times they can be pure escapism, other times, rewarding for other reasons, but I can never  be without one ( sometimes two) going.

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Oh my goodness!!!! I didn't realize that there were so many of us out there!! Readers I mean. We should be proud!!!!! We are an endangered Species... The world should bow to our greatness!!! lolz  

 

I don't know very many people who appreciate the written word. So this is very refreshing!!

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Books... just aDORE books...The smell of it when you open, the feel of the pages as you turn ( I don't know about you, but I tend to pet the page.) Not sure I'll ever go the Kindel ( Kindle?) route.

We had an assignment from my Writer's Workshop last week to write about "Scents".. One of my favorite scents is a library...

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Ready for a laugh? I strictly decided against a college because their library smelled too musty!! Haha

And I have been an avid reader for years, hardly watch tv (no cable here!) and now have Eli reading too :)

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Books...   Bookstores...  LOVE THEM!  My problem is that when I get my hands on them I can't stand to let them go.  A friend give me 4 bags of books last weekend - Hubby told me that for every one I keep I'll have to give away one of the older ones.  BOO HISS!  But, I have to admit he's right, when I said I had 20 bins of books in the basement I wasn't kidding - those big grey ones you get at Wall=Mart?  Yep, those are the ones - in addition to the books overflowing 2 sets of bookshelves & stacked by the bed.

Just finished "The Real Benjamin Franklin" & "The Regan Diaries" - am definitely ready for something based in this decade, so I'm trying to decide which of the ones listed above I'm reading next...  Altho' you can't beat the classics...  Decisions, decisions!

My daughter is taking Brit Lit next semester...  wonder if I can snitch a couple of her books when she's done??  Sssshhhhhh!  Don't tell her!

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Dabbles, Lady Kate, I sooo agree!  There is nothing like the smell of a book, the oasis that they take us to, the escape.

I used to be a rabid reader, but, alas, my eyesight has made it uncomfortable for me to read for any long periods, just a b..tch getting a little older.  I have bookshelves upon bookshelves of books, can not bear to part with any of them, and they take up alot of space, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  I have awsome "coffee table" books too-- Andrew Wyeth lithographs etc..... had to hide them from Fancy. She's also found scrapbooks from generations of heritage.  They went into hiding! 

All my children had unrestricted library cards;  If they want to read it, I'll do the necessary censoring or explaining. I actually had to argue with a librarian to give my daughter an adult card.  She was soooo past the grade school stuff. I remember my sophomore year of HS, I was reading Tolstoy instead of the assigned reading. I almost flunked that class.  The only thing that saved me was that I could dissect a sentence.  Go figure.

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Water for Elephants is AMAZING!  I LOVED the ending...I won't spoil it for those of you who plan to read it but let's just say it'll put a big smile on your face when you get to the last page!  ohhh I forgot about that one when I made my list...can I modify?  :o)  There are just too many great books out there to choose!! 

My definition of a great book is one that has you dreading reaching the end when you see there are just a few pages left to go...because it's been such a good read you don't want it to be over lol. 

Kate - we should TOTALLY start a book club!

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Kate I have also heard of the shack - actually my hairdresser tells me to read it every time I'm there haha.  I'll have to add that one to my list of books to read!

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Sweatpea... EXACTLY!! It's two o'clock in the morning.. my eyes are blurry..I'm exhausted... only have four hours til I have to be up..

but oh, that last chapter...

I want to close the book ( and my eyes) and savor the ending.. but I can't.. HAVE to finish.

I've kept people waiting for "just a few more pages left"

Books.. they take you to another world.

Please promise me ( and your stylist) that you will read The Shack. I'd love to know your take on it..

See.. we've started our club

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I agree, lets do a Doberman Book Club, haha.

OMG and yes sweatpea I was so happy with that ending.  With its first page I didn't think it was going to go that way at all.  I couldn't put it down at all, finished it in 2 days!  I'm going to have to reread it for sure.  For me, a sign of a good book, is one I can reread again and again.

Dabbles! I can't wait until I own that many books!  I moved a lot when I first moved out on my own and I insisted that I could not part with my books.  I carted two huge bookshelves full of books through 11 moves.  I, of course, never had to lift them.  0:)

Oh! I almost forgot.  I read "The Hunger Games" trilogy and it also was amazing.  Sci-fi but not sci-fi.  My friend recommended it and it was another one I couldn't put down.

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I am a voracious reader as well. I like a wide variety of books, but none of the "romance" books for me. One book that is excellent but I had a difficult time reading wis "Flight of the Intruder" Stephen Coonts. While the book is fiction, it is based on the reality of a Naval Aviator flying A-6 Intruders off carriers in Vietnam (the author himself).

The movie, I had to watch in segments. I would watch about 10-15 minutes and stop it. Come back later and watch another 10-15 minutes, etc. As a Naval Aviator (never flew in combat) who also was stationed at NAS Cubi Pt in the Philippines the movie is very accuarate from the carrier operations, naval aviation and the scenes in the Philippines. The problem is that I have too many friends whose names are carved in black granite on The Wall. (Although most are Aggies who were in the Army and Air Force, not the Navy).

John Sanford is an excellent author and I will read anything that has his name on it.

Tom Clancy is not putting out much these days, but again, I will read anything that has his name on it, and of course one simply must read "The Hunt for Red October".

Clive Cussler is another author whose books when they appear, disappear into my shopping cart.

Vince Flynn is an excellent author. His book "Term Limits" is ingriguing but disturbing as well.

My favorite dog book is "Marley and Me". Who couldn't love that dog. I actually had a large black lab when I lived in Dallas (1974) that was almost as bad. When I went back to school to get my masters, he went to live with my parents and stayed with them after I graduated. My next dog was Windy in 1982 and my 28 year association with Dobies began.

My second dog book is "Lost and Found" by Jacqueline Sheehan. It features another Lab, this time black (although the book has a choclate Lab on the cover. It is a fascinating and intertwined story of several troubled people who pull themselves and each other together with the help of this dog, who is rescued with an arrow in his shoulder. (Quite a teaser, eh). I picked it up at Sam's on sale only because of the cover. Great story.

I also love history, and "The Real George Washington" is in my to read stack.

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RGreen have you ever read "Fate is the Hunter" by Ernest K. Gann?  About the beginnings of commercial aviation?  The blurb on Amazon says it's an autobiography but the foreword of the book says it's "loosely" based on fact.  I can't make up my mind, but it's a great read.

I envy you for having "The Real George Washington".  When I went to get it in December the backorder wait time was 9 weeks!  6 weeks for the Thomas Jefferson one.

I have to admit that I haven't read "Marley & Me", although I'm probably the only one on the forum that hasn't.  Since I went through 2 boxes of kleenex reading "Ol' Yeller" I haven't been eager to subject myself to another crying jag about the ending of the book... 

Has anyone read the David Eddings sci-fi/fantasy series?  I'm re-reading the "Belgariad" set now...

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Rgreen.. I totally agree with your author faves!

Flynn is amazing..His character is one we really need in the CIA

Sandford is wonderful

Cussler.. it's been a while since I've read anything by him.

Clancy.. Have them all. Miss him ( hope he's working on a new one) and will really miss Crichton

Has anyone read Jeffery Deaver?

or Brad Thor.. My neighbor and fellow worshop writer just gave me a manuscript to read and edit..( which in itself is too funny as I'm the world's worst speller!!) Guess what??? This guy just might turn in a best seller.. It's biographical and a real page turner.. unfortunatley he goes by the name of Chance DeWitt.... ( I suggested he either change his nom du plume or start writing romance novels)

Dabbles.. I've not read these yet.. Will put them on my list

So many books.. so little time!

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Like Deaver also...

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My favorite poet is Yeats and i have like, five books of poetry by him.

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oooh  poetry.. I have tried for years to 'get it' I can't.. some of our writers will offer their latest efforts at workshop, and ask for a critique.. I sit all glassy eyed and stupid and all I can say is " I'll pass on this one.."

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XD It took me forever to figure it out.. i eventually had my mom enroll me in a poetry workshop so i could understand... but it counted as my b-day present. *sigh* lolz

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I love love love LOVE ee cummings...

 

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in

my heart)i am never without it(anywhere

i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done

by only me is your doing,my darling)

i fear

no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want

no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)

and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

 

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows

higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

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^^^^ one of my favorites!

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Awe.. see.. I can like poetry 

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OMG... anoher of my faves...

WE SHOULD HAVE A POETRY CORNER!!!!!!

hehe... never drink five monsters in an hour.... NOT a good idea!!! lol

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Wolfgirl -- your poor heart, your kidneys, your sanity...!!! ;)

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HEHEHE!! I'm better today... learned my lesson. I crashed at about 7:00 last night.  It was fun though.

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My most favorite books so far are:
1. Marley and Me
2. Twilight
3. Where the Red Fern Grows