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Old 06-01-2006, 03:07 PM   #11
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I also agree with Jan's suggestions, especially Janet Evanovich (start with "One for the Money"). If you find them on tape, they are NOT NOT NOT for when the kids are around!!

I also like Linda Fairstein and David Baldacci for the mystery category. And for a truly unique historical fiction book, check out One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

Happy reading/listening!

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Old 06-01-2006, 03:13 PM   #12
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I love this site! It is so diverse! I love to read too, addicted you could say. We moved this weekend and I panicked because I could not find my current read amongst the boxes. DH suggested taking a ride right then to the local used book store.. abandoning our unpacking lol - he is so understanding! Currently I am reading "The Magician's Assistant" by ann patchet. It is very good.... I read just about any genre'. Enjoy - mysteries, historical fiction, series--Diana Gabaldon , James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, Jonathan Kellerman... too many to list. Thanks for starting this Lindsey H!

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Old 06-01-2006, 04:04 PM   #13
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Oh I love to read... But knitting does interfere. A very good series- which if you chose to listen to on tape is appropriate for all ears is the the Number 1 Lady's Detective agency. I think there are now 6 books in the series and they are by Alexancer McCall Smith. They are set in Botswana. The stories are simple yet touch on what is really important in life. They are quick enough reads that you might be able to make time to actually read them instead of listening.

I love the already mentioned Sue Grafton and Janet Evonovich. Carloyn Hart's Death on Demand books are really good and is now quite an extensive series. I like April Henry as well. Her first mystery was Circles of Confusion. Followed by Square in the Face, Heart shaped box and Buried Diamonds---shape themed titles. She has some stand alone books as well.

If you really are addicted to reading I will suggest the following web site: www.bookcrossing.com Where there are loads of on line book discussions and you can find out where to find books in your commnity that have been released and are now "free".

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Old 06-01-2006, 05:26 PM   #14
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Books?
I love to read but I must confess that the ONLY books I've been buying and reading lately are books about knitting!! :XX: :XX:

My favorite author is/was Catherine Cookson. She's was from England and I LOVE most all of her books and I have every single one of them.

I also enjoyed reading books by Wilkie Collins and Anthony Trollope. I admit they have been dead for over a hundred years but their books are victorian stories and really held my interest. I have almost every single one of both of their's too. Need I say I need a library room.

I may have to look into "listening" to books now that I don't seem to read any lately. Do you get them from the library or buy them?? I really have no idea about them.
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You should also try reading Laurie R. King. The Beekeeper's Apprentice is the first in that series. I her.
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:01 PM   #16
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Re: Books?
Originally Posted by Celine
I may have to look into "listening" to books now that I don't seem to read any lately. Do you get them from the library or buy them?? I really have no idea about them.
My local library has TONS of them - on tape or CD. There is really no way I could ever finish listening to all of them. It's so nice to be able to check them out for free!
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:51 PM   #17
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I loved the info about 'One Thousand White Women', and the author, Jim Fergus has written another one here . Happy reading!!
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I also love Sue Grafton. I'm patiently (well, not really) waiting for my library to get the latest one in. If they don't get it soon, I'll have to buy it. Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, and Faye Kellerman are some of my other favorites. Right now I'm reading all the JD Robb books - I love them. I haven't tried the Janet Evanovitch books yet, mostly because I absolutely can not read series out of order and my library doesn't have the first few books.
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:55 AM   #19
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I love the books you just mentionned! I haven't tried the JD Robb books yet but I'm going to request some from the library today. I LOVE the Janet Evanovich books! I don't know if I've ever laughed so hard at a book before. I also like the Diane Mott Davidson series and also Earlene Fowler.
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I haven't had time to get through the entire thread here, but I had to throw in my favorites, too.

Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Pope Joan by Donna Cross

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

A Wrinkle in Time (and the rest of this series) by Madeleine L'Engle

And I think that's it for now. I *loved* the Mitford Series, btw!!
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