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Farmers_Wife 04-14-2008 12:15 PM

Read anything good lately?
 
I love books, I love the smell of a new book. I'll read anything. I'd read everything if I could. Haha. Right now I'm reading a book that I really bought for my husband, Inside Delta Force by Eric L. Haney. It's the book that was the inspiration for that show The Unit on CBS. I was reading a Nora Roberts book but somehow a bottle of leave-in conditioner opened and soaked through like half the pages. So that one has to dry out now.

Just wondering if anyone has read a good book lately. I'm always looking for suggestions on stuff to read.

Farmer's Wife

KookyCurl 04-14-2008 12:42 PM

I just finished The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood. I love her stuff. She always plays around with perceptions of the truth and her characters are very vivid. She also wrote The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace which were great as well. I'm also working my way through the Philippa Gregory canon. I just read Wideacre which was good but a bit disturbing. I'm on The Boleyn Inheritance right now and I'm enjoying it.

Rebecca deWinter 04-14-2008 12:51 PM

right now i'm reading "flight of the falcon" by daphne du maurier. i just started reading it, but so far, i like it a lot. it's one of those "couldn't put it down" kind of books.

Lilah 04-14-2008 05:04 PM

I just finished up Tallgrass by Sanda something. It's about the Japanese internment and it's told through the perspective of a 13 year old girl who lives next to the camp in rural CO. It was quite interesting:)

sariroo 04-14-2008 06:58 PM

I'm re-reading Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi for the millionth time right now. Probably not the answer you were looking for but it truly is an exceptional true crime book.

Rubber Biscuit 04-16-2008 12:26 PM

Dying to pick upThe Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. All of her stuff is awesome. Try Erik Larson. He wrote The Devil in the White City. Great book, based on historical events. I'm reading On the Road by Jack Kerouac right now. Trying to get into it. His stream of conciousness style of writing is hard to grasp onto.

Farmers_Wife 04-16-2008 12:38 PM

Another one
 
Another good book I read recently was "The Russian Concubine" by Kate Furnivall. It was a lovely romance with a lot of drama and action. It was one I couldn't put down.

Lilah 04-16-2008 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Farmers_Wife (Post 553257)
Another good book I read recently was "The Russian Concubine" by Kate Furnivall. It was a lovely romance with a lot of drama and action. It was one I couldn't put down.

I couldn't get into that one at all:( I don't think I even got half-way through it.

Suburbanbushbabe 04-16-2008 08:05 PM

Silent in the Grave and Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn.

WileE-Dead 04-20-2008 02:11 PM

Evanovich Two for the Dough

midgi 04-20-2008 03:03 PM

I also enjoy Jhumpa Lahiri; Interpreter of Maladies is one of my favorite books!

Right now I'm reading The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy and my half-sister gave me The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.

Haddon's book is HILARIOUS in a really unfortunate/ awkward kind of way that makes you feel bad for laughing even when you cant help it.

missmonie 04-21-2008 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by sariroo (Post 551554)
I'm re-reading Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi for the millionth time right now. Probably not the answer you were looking for but it truly is an exceptional true crime book.

I read that book some years back and couldn't put it down!

I just finished reading Would I Lie To You and Nappily Faithful by Trisha Thomas (author of Nappily Ever After). Both are good chick lit books (but a little bit raunchy at times).

I have Kite Runner and The Purple Hibiscus on my shelf to read next.

nynaeve77 04-22-2008 12:01 AM

I just finished Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner. Yep, cheesy chick-lit, but I liked it. She's pretty funny.

I really want to read Uncertain Earth. I've heard good things about it.

Next on my list is a re-read of Sense and Sensibility. You can't beat a good Jane Austen book for a sunny day at the park!

elsiesue 05-10-2008 01:03 PM

I love books too and I am always looking for something good to read. Right now, I am reading, "The Last Time I was Me" by Cathy Lamb. So far it is pretty good. She also wrote "Julia's Chocolates", which I liked allot.

Jaynee 05-10-2008 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by WileECoyote - Daddy's grl (Post 556858)
Evanovich Two for the Dough

I love Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books! Mystery with some good humor!

Right now I'm reading Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner...It's the sequel to her Good In Bed. Chick-lit, as nynaeve77 said, but I like it! I liked Good In Bed better than this one, but it's still good.

unique87 05-14-2008 02:04 PM

Quote orginally posted by nynaeve77
"Next on my list is a re-read of Sense and Sensibility. You can't beat a good Jane Austen book for a sunny day at the park!"

ITA! I love jane austen altough one book of her's I couldn't get into. Fell in love wit her when I read Pride and Prejudice finally found a copy of Presuasion love the book! Thanks KookyCurl for reminding me about Marget Atwood I think i'm going to read Alias Grace first already read HandMaid's Tale loved the book. Another great book is by Charlotte Bronte called Jane Ayer. I know so much about these books because I took a woman's literature class a couple of semsters ago loved it.

a.l.i.c.e. 05-16-2008 12:12 PM

I just read On Beauty by Zadie Smith and Slaughterhouse Five--very different books, but both were good. I especially recommend On Beauty if you haven't read it. It was more popular a few years ago when it came out, but it is such a beautiful and loving portrayal of very human, broken characters. Warning--be careful where you read this. I was sitting in a coffee shop during my lunch break bawling my eyes out. Another favorite that I read a few years ago was Can't Quit You Baby by Ellen Douglas. I LOVED that book and highly recommend it to anyone.

DolphinCurls 06-06-2008 05:10 PM

The Kite Runner. I love the writing, how it is so precise. Every word has meaning. It is also very sad in parts so BEWARE!:blob5:

wild~hair 06-06-2008 05:18 PM

I'm re-reading There Are No Accidents by Robert Hopcke.

Waiting in line:

My Stroke of Insight by Julie Bolte Taylor

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
by Norman Doidge

I'm into neuroplasticity, The Tarot, synchronicity and Jung right now. :) And, apparently, non-fiction.

I want to get Life of Pi by Yann Martel on Audible. My sister recommended it.

I want to re-read The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition again this summer.

CurlyEyes 06-06-2008 11:17 PM

I read How to Breathe Underwater, a collection of short stories by Julie Orringer. The six stories are really powerful and I re-read them a lot. I love the old books by Enid Blyton: Mallory Towers, The Secret Seven, The Famous Five, The Adventurous Four, and a series about a farm. They're hard to find, but fun to read. Kind of typical, and old and British, but so fun.


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