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Hey everyone!

In a spirit similar to Your Favorite Television Shows, I thought we should have a place to discuss books we are reading. I know there are tons of places to discuss mysteries on this site, so this will be primarily for non-mysteries. (Of course, my ulterior motive is to have a place to chat about my Wheel of Time theories with all my fellow readers, without taking up room in the Kitchen! *g*)

Just one request, like in the TV discussion, if your post contains spoilers, can you please say so and then post in white?

And that should be it. Enjoy!

laura


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kirsten b - 06:01pm May 26, 2010 PST(#3166 of 3176)

I think I have the Patterson on request. Waiting for that to show up too.


kirsten b - 06:32pm May 26, 2010 PST(#3167 of 3176)

I need some new authors to read. I have read so much that I am going through them.


Fran Hinkel - 04:32am May 27, 2010 PST(#3168 of 3176)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

I"m reading what is rumored to be Stephen King's last book "Under the Dome". So far, it is pretty good. It is a huge book which I have a hard time holding.


kirsten b - 07:51am May 27, 2010 PST(#3169 of 3176)

I swear he said he wrote his last book about 10 books ago.


bella wanella - 09:56am May 27, 2010 PST(#3170 of 3176)

he did ... but I'm starting to think he means the last book until my next one!!! lol

Fran that is why I stopped reading his novels ...his books have been so very large and heavy and with my joint pains I had to shift and prop them up and it distracted from the story .. then I started checking them out on CD from the library and that was ridiculous at about 25 CDs unabridged ... can King not tell a story in a more acceptable length of pages??

The first one like that for me was The Stand back in the 80's and then I endured IT to its silly ending ... ugh! I swear I don't know why I bother ... I guess I keep expecting him to come up with more like Salem's Lot and Carrie but ....

I tried to read work by a newer writer (at least to me) Janet Evanovich BUT good grief she wrote like a female James Bond .. she never has a man she won't sleep with ... frankly I didn't want to read about her conquests and especially all that detail .. I wanted mystery, murder, clues, suspense ... am I asking for too much?? lol


kirsten b - 12:15pm May 27, 2010 PST(#3171 of 3176)

Hey, she has only slept with 2. Hunky cop and hunky whatever he does guy.


bella wanella - 12:18pm May 27, 2010 PST(#3172 of 3176)

reaaallyy?? then the only book I read she was with both or with one remembering the other but she talked a lot about "it" ... I just didn't finish it ... knowing my luck the page I stopped reading on was the last time it was mentioned!! lol


kirsten b - 12:58pm May 27, 2010 PST(#3173 of 3176)

She is mostly with the cop. I think she has only been with the other one once. Now she does dream about his body, but she thinks he is dangerous. I think her constant need to trash every car she touches is funny. And the fact that everyone can get into her apartment, but she cant break into much of anything unless Lulu and her trusty gun are with her.


Fran Hinkel - 03:32am May 28, 2010 PST(#3174 of 3176)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

King has disappointed me several times. I loved The Stand, Pet Sematary, Carrie and Salem's Lot. I kind of like that the books are long, especially if they are good. I love Patterson, but I find myself delaying reading because I don't want the book to end so quickly. He is so readable that you want to just keep going.

Speaking of books aimed at teens, has anyone read the Maximum Ride series from Patterson? I just love them. It's about a bunch of genetically engineered kids and their mission.


DeeGee - 02:22pm May 31, 2010 PST(#3175 of 3176)
A birth certificate shows you were born. A death certificate shows you have died. A photo album shows you have lived.

I've been reading Peter Robinson recently.

He writes the Inspector Banks series... I started reading them last year when I went on holiday, but have now gone through quite a few. There "gentle" in that they don't have loads of gore... but I do like the way he writes about Yorkshire :o)

www.inspectorbanks.com/books/


DeeGee - 02:23pm May 31, 2010 PST(#3176 of 3176)
A birth certificate shows you were born. A death certificate shows you have died. A photo album shows you have lived.

Just finished his "All the Colours of Darkness." Not what I expected for the ending... but I enjoyed the journey :o)

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