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Old 08-18-2002, 08:27 PM
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Sharona, what did you think of Last Man Standing? I'm thinking of getting it through my bookclub if it's worth it, if not I will wait for the library.
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Old 08-19-2002, 12:25 PM
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I enjoyed it, but I have liked all that he has written. A very diverse author. My favorite book he has written is The Winner.

Have you read anything else by him?
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Old 08-19-2002, 01:37 PM
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Okay I guess this really doesn't measure up to all of your book club worthy choices but Iam reading dreamcatcher by stephen king. it is really good, he wrote it while recovering and he really went back to what he is good at.

I usually read true crime, biographies, that sort of thing.

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Old 08-19-2002, 06:21 PM
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If you like you can call me Sugar or SSPT - its easier.

Sharon, I have not read any of Baldacci's books but will start with "The Winner" to see how I like it. Thanks.

Gina I would love to read Stephen King's books since I know he is a talented author but some of the stuff is SO scary! I'm a wimp I know. Are there any that are maybe tolerably frightening for someone like me? I remember reading a book of his called Firestarter or something like that and it was just too much!
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Old 08-19-2002, 07:34 PM
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Sugar--

I guess it depends on what scares you. very few of them have really scared me. dreamcatcher is not really scary as it is...it's only when you start thinking 'oh my gosh this could really happen'. the green mile series was not scary, um, what else....I have read almost all of his books but Iam drawing a blank right now.

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Old 08-21-2002, 07:34 AM
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I am reading Key Witness by J.F. Freedman. It is good. It was kind of neat there is a part of the book where the character goes to Winona Missouri to meet a retired lawyer, who is now living in the boonies and growing mariuana lol. I live about 15 miles from Winona. I have not heard of Skipping Christmas from John Grisham. Is that a new one? I love his books. The Street Lawyer was great. I am going to start on the new Left Behind book when I get done with Key Witness. When I was a kid a read a lot of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books. Every few years I go through and read my collection again.:p
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Old 08-21-2002, 11:06 AM
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Skipping Christmas

I just read Skipping Christmas a week ago. It is different than His other books. NO Lawyers lol It is about a couple that decide not to have Christmas this year and all that happens because of their decision. It is funny and it is touching in places. I loved the way it ended. I highly recommend it.

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Old 08-21-2002, 12:43 PM
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Skipping Christmas sounds really good; I'll have to give that one a read. I used to read John Grisham a lot but have missed his past two or three. David Baldacci I've read, but I can't remember the name of it. Saving Faith, maybe? Is that one of his? Whatever it was, I really enjoyed it but I haven't read any others by him.

The Left Behind series I felt was a great disappointment. I read the first five, I think, then I just couldn't do any more. To me, it was such a great premise for a series, then—to me—the writers just fell flat. Which was odd because I've read their books before and they were very good. But the writing seemed very stilted to me and they've just dragged it out forever. I was very disappointed.

I'm a pretty voracious reader, though, and will read nearly anything. So any good recommendations are appreciated!
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Old 08-22-2002, 08:02 AM
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Skipping Christmas was a great quick read. My entire family enjoyed it.

Saving Faith is a Baldacci book. It was very good, but I like all that he's written. He is a very diverse writer.

I haven't read any of the Left behind series. Maybe I'll look for them at the library.

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Old 08-22-2002, 11:13 AM
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Hi, I am reading Circle of Three by Patricia Gaffney, I read her newest book and It was Wonderful, so now Im reading one of her older books. I do that quite frequently read authors works created over time. I also really like books by Douglas Preston/Lincon Childs- Thunderhead, Ice Limit, and their new one Cabinet of Curiosity I warn you the last one sucked me in and I didnt go to sleep until 1am and Im a 10:30 person. I wasnt much good a work the next day.
I pick my books for characters, and momentum if its slow, I return it to the library. most authors can fill out their characters with out draging down the plot.. Also liked the Witchworld Books by Andre Norton. She will put you in a different world with strong women characters and a world that reminds me of the east coast. Thanks for all the suggestions I will try the ones I havent already read.
 
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