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Old 06-02-2006, 09:13 AM   #21
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Oohhh...I loved the Wrinkle in Time series, too. Wow, it's been a long time since I read those.
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:24 AM   #22
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I recently read them w/ DS, and we both loved them. Then we got to Many Waters - the last one - and we both kinda lost interest. :-| I think I could make it through -- if I took the time -- but he's moved on to the Anthony Horowitz Diamond Brothers series.

I *loved* A Wrinkle in Time, though!!
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:28 AM   #23
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Clean, historical, non-romance:

The Jack Aubrey / Stephen Maturin series by Patric OBrian. The movie "Master and Commander" was a mash up of several. All available on audio.

Anything by Charles Dickens; The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson (and several others of his).

Anything by Dorothy Dunnet, though I am not sure she's availabe in audio.

I like Elizabeth Goudge as well. My favorite of hers is Gentian Hill. Two books by her that children would also enjoy are The Little White Horse and Linnets and Valierians.
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Old 06-03-2006, 01:09 AM   #24
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Oohh.... Wrinkle in Time is good! I like her other series too- Earthsea.

Altime fav (totally cheesy) "Jane Eyre" . I love this book!

Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear (scifi)

Cyteen by C J Cherryh (scifi)

A Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein

The Moral Animal by Robin Wright (evolutionary psych)

Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

Ahab's Wife by Sena Naslund

The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan

Contact by Carl Sagan

I could keep going....but I think that's enough. I'm reading a great one right now, well two really, by Marion Nestle, on nutrition and the affects of large food companies and their marketing upon our food choices. I thought nutrition lables were complicated before, but now it's really depressing.
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Old 06-03-2006, 05:48 AM   #25
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My all time favorite author is Jodi Picoult. She is FABULOUS!
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Old 06-03-2006, 06:31 PM   #26
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Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum series. OMG they are hilarious. If you haven't read any of them, and want to, be sure to read them in number order. Each title has a number in it. "one for the money", Two for the Dough, three to get Deadly, etc.........
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:15 PM   #27
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I like anything by John Irving especially A Prayer for Owen Meany. Mysteries by Elizabeth George, the Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman, Patricia Cornwell.
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Old 06-04-2006, 03:40 AM   #28
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I like anything by John Irving especially A Prayer for Owen Meany. Mysteries by Elizabeth George, the Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman, Patricia Cornwell.
I love John Irving too, Jeremy! I LOVED LOVED LOVED A Widow For One Year, pretty sure it's my all time favorite book ever!!!
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Dragonworld by Byron Preiss and The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris stand out for me. I used to like Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake Series, but she switched gears and started writing porn. And the stories morphed into flat-out stupid, so I stopped reading her.

Richard Laymon and Dean Koontz are decent too. I wouldn't call them my favorite, but I have fun reading some of their books.

I haven't been reading as much as I like because like Newamy, my knitting does interfere with my reading. Hehehehe...
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Have any of you read Debbie Macomber? She has 2 books that might intrest some of you http://www.debbiemacomber.com/shopon...eetexcerpt.htm and http://www.debbiemacomber.com/agoodyarnexcerpt.htm I read both of them and loved them. She also has some knitting books out as well.
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