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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:02 pm

You are welcome mindysue Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:47 pm

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I've heard that 11/22/63 is really good too. I'm thinking about getting it.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:02 pm

Reading 'The Master and Margarita' by Bulgakov. Excellent. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:49 pm

I broke my own advice to me about not reading any more books by Stephen King and bought 11/22/63 and reading it on my Kindle. I'm about halfway through it and I'm sorry I started, but now I have to finish or otherwise it will haunt me. I can't even begin to imagine a good ending though, not for the poor guy who got himself into the mess he is in. What was he thinking ... or maybe more to the point, what was I thinking?
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:19 pm

do you want me to tell you the ending Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:43 pm

That's mighty thoughtful of you, winfrey, but I can't make up my mind, yes or no, or maybe a maybe? I think for now I will just try to read faster! pale I know that he can't change what happened on 11/22/63 so I feel sure he will fail there, or succeed, but then go back and undo it. At this point I'm more worried about the relationship with Sadie and how that turns out. After all, she is an innocent bystander and liable to be really hurt by George's shenanigans. One thing, your offer of help has suddenly given me more incentive to keep on reading as it is like a failsafe in case I need it, like a security blanket.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:57 pm

Reading 'Catcher In The Rye'

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:33 am

I've always meant to read Catcher in the Rye but somehow never got around to it. Just so many good books to read study

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:55 pm

Me too Hats. I received The Catcher In The Rye for Christmas. I have not read it yet...but will. Right now I am reading Lover Reborn..the 10th book in JR Wards The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. BDB
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:40 pm

I haven't read any of The Black Dagger Brotherhood series yet. Lover Reborn sounds good. Right now I'm reading Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:28 pm

I read several of Salinger's works in high school, including Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beams, Carpenter. I remember liking him better than most of the other American authors we studied that year.

I finished The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco and Intruder by C.J. Cherryh and am now reading Words by Ginny L. Yttrup.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:45 pm

I'm reading : A Visit from the Goon Squad
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:37 am

I finally finished the second book in the 'Game of Thrones' series. I may have to netflix season 1 of the HBO show to see how well it tracks the first book...

I also finished 'The Hunger Games' part 1 of the trilogy I guess. It was a quick read compared to the Game of Thrones. (understatement)

Next up is likely 'Gideon's Cross' co-authored by Child & Preston
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:10 am

Finished reading Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer

Also read The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson
Death Comes at the End by Agatha Christie
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City of Whispers by Marcia Muller

Now reading Why Shoot a Butler ? by Georgette Heyer

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:39 pm

So I've finally finished 11/22/63, and that's the best part. It ended the only way it could end, no big surprise there. In a way Stephen King let me down: There was no horror in the book (some violence though) which was good, but the main character annoyed me no end, which was bad. The dance at the end was very sweet and nice, I really enjoyed that part. It made up for the rest of the, mostly boring to me, book.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:46 am

uh-oh, mindysue, your take on 11/22/63 is making me think I'll find it a bit dry as well. I hope that's not the case.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:58 am

If you read a book for the story, you will probably like 11/22/63 since it is a good story, I will say that. However, I always look for something else, some connection with the characters, the author, and the way the story comes across to me. The book just didn't have that *something* for me, except at the very end when it totally reached me. I found that to be special and the only part I really enjoyed and felt in tune with, or whatever. I can't explain it since I don't know what it is myself.
I have a strong hunch you will like it, lakerz.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:24 am

Just finished reading study
Death Comes as Epiphany by Sharan Newman
An Ice cold grave by Charlaine Harris
Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:20 am

lakerz, I liked ll/22/63 just read it a couple of months ago... I like most of Kings books.. except the ones that are just gory... have you read his Dark Tower series?? I really liked it...
http://www.stephenking.com/darktower/
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:58 am

I like the Dark Tower series also Winfrey, they are pretty unique and different than the other King books. Isn't he supposed to be coming out with a new Dark Tower book this year?

Right now I'm reading the new Robert Crais book called 'Taken'. After that I might start the third 'Game of Thrones' book or maybe take on the 11/22/63
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:00 pm

Just finished reading Murder on K Street and Murder at the Opera by Margaret Truman. Both books very good.

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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:04 am

I'm a few hundred pages into 11/22/63, and thus far I am enjoying the plot. It is an interesting concept!

I also read a few Thomas Perry books that I missed out on when they were first released. I recommend him to those who enjoy humor with their detective mystery. I particularly liked his early books, 'Butchers Boy' and 'Metzgers Dog'. 'The Informant' was good also.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:45 am

I finally finished 11/22/63! It took long enough, LOL. I did like it though, probably give it a solid 8.5 out of 10 on the lakerz scale.

Now I will read some quick Janet Evanovich books that I missed over the years and then probably take on another lengthy book, the third book in the 'Game of Thrones' series. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:57 am

I'm a huge fantasy fan. Some of my favorite authors are:
Steven Erikson
G.R.R. Martin
J.R.R. Tolkien
Joe Abercrombie
Guy Gavriel Kay
K.J. Parker

For anyone on Goodreads, my user name there is elvet.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Books   Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:35 am

Hi colpet and welcome to Adventure Point Smile

I think there are a few fantasy fans here study

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