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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Mary Jane, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Neyra

    Neyra Just Plain Different

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    MJ clarification was made. I can't wait till the 3rd one comes out in english next month.
     
  2. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. One of America's best authors, no question. I did not see the movie and have no intention to now. If you've not read this book, get it. Now.

    Under The Dome by Stephen King. 1,073 pages. One of his very best King's I've ever read. I will re-read this again. I don't think the Hollywood idiots will be able to mess up the ending, as they do most of his books. It was a great book. And not too far out there, either. For King, that is.

    I need more books to read now.
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I need a Kindle is what I need. Oh... that and $500 skins to blow on Amazon.com. :cool:
     
  4. Tracey

    Tracey Interloper

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    Has anybody read the new John Irving book yet? I got it from Amazon the other day, but am going to really try to save it for when I have a few days off around Christmas.
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    I refuse to have a Kindle. Nothing beats the feel of the book, the whisper of the turning pages..I love to read.

    Tracey, I've not read the Irving book yet(still waiting for the paperback) but I've been told it is a book to savor. I can hardly wait to read it!
    Amazon, ya say...hmmm..
     
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    Tracey Interloper

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    His are all books to savour MJ. I must be strong though...
    The paperback is on Amazon now by the way
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Amazon, here I come!
     
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    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    I have the Irving book via my Mom. Like you Tracey, I'm sitting on it for a couple of weeks until our two week vacay in Hawaii.
    I love John Irving books. My Mom and I always share them.
     
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    I started re-reading Prayer For Owen Meany today.
     
  10. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Just finished The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. Fabulous book!
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I just bought "The Nature and Properties of Soil". I look forward to digging out my highlighter and going to town on it.
     
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    Dale New Member

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    :D
     
  13. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    OK, I KNOW it's weird, but it got a lot of recomendations from readers on *cough*another forum.
    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! (Paperback)

    Seriously, go read the Amazon reviews.
    It's in my shopping cart!
     
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    Tracey (and others), I'd love a short review of the new Irving book, please. I saw it today in the bookstore, but he hasn't written anything really good in years IMHO. His
    early writing was quirky and rather wonderful, but it seems he's fallen on hard times
    recently. I'd love to hear he's back on track.
     
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    Fiction is about suspense, for me. Anything written in the first person is immediately discarded.
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Who here owns a Kindle or wants one for Christmas? Do you like it and why? Or do you know somebody who owns one?
     
  17. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I want one. I know a bunch of people who love em. They are easy on the eyes, convenient, portable, and easy to use. The only problem is that not all books are available on them.
     
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    i'm still working on "run, spot, ru..."

    i'm also reading a paper called 'the aftermath of financial crises' by two well known and respected economists.

    i love fiction.
     
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    I'm currently reading Dan Brown's latest, The Lost Symbol. Quite frankly, I don't think it's as good as his other books. It reads like a screenplay. Heck, it probably is a screenplay. The only question remaining is which actress is gonna get the role of Katherine Solomon . . . . :rolleyes:
     
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    Neyra Just Plain Different

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    I just finished reading the Kite Runner and A thousand Splendid Suns. They were such good reads that I have no words. I must add that as a female A Thousand Splendid Suns touched a spot. I will probably be getting the Conroy books next.