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Satellitegirl
03-25-2010, 12:40 PM
Author of "The Things That Keep Us Here", is on facebook. She actually comments on your comment if you leave one for her. Kinda cool :)

zaphyre14
03-25-2010, 02:54 PM
I'm currently on a Marcia Muller streak in my car. I have to take what the library has so I'm not going in order. I will finish "While Other People Sleep" today and then am leaping back to the beginning of the series with "Edwin of the Iron Shoes" and "Double".

For print reading, I have Robin McKinley's "Chalice" going now.

zaphyre14
03-31-2010, 06:30 PM
I'm finishing up J.D. Robb's "Fantasy in Death" this week - it's typical of the series although with less Dallas angst than in the last few volumes.

My aunt gave me two boxes of books she wanted to get rid of, so I think my next choice is Ken Follett's "A Dangerous Fortune."

Rex
03-31-2010, 06:44 PM
Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy. Not as good as her early works (I adore Firefly Summer and have read it more than once) but still engaging with interesting characters.
I remember my mom giving me "Light a Penny Candle" to read when I flew back to Japan from leave. That was a good book by her and I've wanted to read more of her stuff.

PrincessLeppard
03-31-2010, 07:16 PM
I'm in the middle of Game Change, and am often up too late at night because I can't put it down...

immoimeme
03-31-2010, 08:57 PM
I have given up reading and am gone on a James Bond film kick.

IceAlisa
03-31-2010, 09:14 PM
The Girl Who Played With Fire. This is a slower beginning than The Dragon Tattoo but it got me interested in the Fermat Theorem.

mkats
03-31-2010, 09:29 PM
Finished Dreamers of the Day. Overall it was a fun ride, although the end had me entirely :huh:

PDilemma
03-31-2010, 09:31 PM
I remember my mom giving me "Light a Penny Candle" to read when I flew back to Japan from leave. That was a good book by her and I've wanted to read more of her stuff.

My favorites are Firefly Summer, Circle of Friends and Quentin's. Evening Class is very good, too.

Fergus
03-31-2010, 11:19 PM
The Possessed: Adventures wth Russian Books and the People Who Read Them by Elif Batuman.

I WILL finally finish "War and Peace".

And "Anna Karenina".

And "The Gulag Archipelago".

Maybe. :shuffle:

rfisher
04-01-2010, 12:21 AM
The Possessed: Adventures wth Russian Books and the People Who Read Them by Elif Batuman.

I WILL finally finish "War and Peace".

And "Anna Karenina".

And "The Gulag Archipelago".

Maybe. :shuffle:

Why?

Fergus
04-01-2010, 12:41 AM
Why?

'Cause I've started all three and at some point have given up on all three. :slinkaway

And I actually had to read the last one for my major, whoops!

CDANN1013
04-01-2010, 12:49 AM
I just finished Fantasy in Death by JD Robb. It was ok not one of her better ones. I also read Brigid of Kildare by Heather Terrell. It was on of the best books I have ever read.

Carol

emason
04-01-2010, 01:03 AM
'Cause I've started all three and at some point have given up on all three. :slinkaway

And I actually had to read the last one for my major, whoops!

I have given up on Anna Karenina every single time I've tried to read it. I get to the same spot every time and realize I don't want to spend any more time with any of these characters. I just 'don't get' this book.

rfisher
04-01-2010, 01:06 AM
'Cause I've started all three and at some point have given up on all three. :slinkaway

And I actually had to read the last one for my major, whoops!

My philosophy is the same as an agent or editor: if it doesn't grab my attention in the first 10 pages, it's history. :lol: Just think about how many of those *classics* would never be published if written today.