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Old 08-22-2002, 02:06 PM
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I am currently reading FREEDOM'S RANSOM by Anne McCaffrey and I am also readingINFINITY'S SHORE by David Brin. I am an avid reader of science fiction. I also like mysteries and most children's books...guess that's a habit from teaching 32 years. I just finished THE DEAD ZONE by Stephen King and THE NOTEBOOK by Nicholas Sparks. I'm one of these readers who keeps at least two books going at the same time. I would love to read DREAMCATCHER, but haven't had the chance to get to it yet.

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Old 08-22-2002, 09:38 PM
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Haven't had time to read...been listing stuff on EBay....
Does the dictionary count?
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Old 08-23-2002, 08:20 AM
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Hi bettdev. I love ebay. I have been listing stuff off and on for about 3 years now. It is a lot of fun. I have a bunch of stuff I need to list now just haven't got around to it. I think I will wait till the kids get in school. The postage rates sure went up didn't they. I usually ship everything priority mail.
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Old 08-23-2002, 08:46 AM
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I may start shipping priority...tired of scrounging for boxes to package everything........
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Old 08-23-2002, 10:24 AM
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Hi, I like Anne McCaffey as well. The sword series is really good, I liked Sand Dancer the best. Skipping Christmas was good.
Also a friend started me on the
The Death By series by JD Rodd ie:Nora Roberts
Set in the future, female detective, very discriptive of how
life will lived by the rich and poor with a love story woven in. A very good series. I can.t wait to read some of these books.
Enjoy reading !
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Old 08-23-2002, 12:27 PM
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The In Death series by JD Robb IS great—all of them. I have them all, and you'll love them. If you've read Nora Roberts before, you can feel her "fingerprints" on these; she has a unique style of writing, along with the "Irish" connection. But they stand well even if you're not familiar with her.

Just so you know, and they're not listed in the front, there are a couple of In Death short stories in a couple of anthologies she did. I can't remember the titles of them right now, and they're never referred to in the main books, but they're good as well. If I dig those out and find the titles I'll let you know.

Just started a new one I got at the half-price bookstore the other day, Body Language by James W. Hall. I've never read him before, but so far it's pretty good. Has anyone else ever read him? Any other good titles by him? As I posted earlier, I'm always on the lookout for new authors!
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Old 08-24-2002, 07:04 AM
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I love to read!!

When I have time (mostly at night), I read for about 1-2 hours. I am currently reading Soul Harvest by Tim LaHaye. Those Left Behind books are so hard to put down.

I am also reading And The Angels Were Silent by Max Lucado and of course I subscribe to a couple magazines that I love to read from cover to cover. I think I have passed my love for reading down to my son who constantly has his nose in a book. Now my daughter (4) picks up a magazine and pretends she's reading too!
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Old 08-24-2002, 07:23 AM
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Avid reader too

HI , I was going to post on here a while ago but then for some reason i didn't get to Well , the kids are still sleeping so i am posting lol
The book i am reading right now is Summer Sisters by Judy Blume. So far it seems like a great book. I remember growing up with her books so when i saw this one i just had to see if it was the same , only grown-up
Does anyone else read Erma Bombeck books ? They are the type of books you just do not read on a bus or a train as she is so funny that you can't help but burst out laughing then everyone looks at you like you have grown a second head or something lol She writes about her family life and her kids ... if you get the chance you should check her out

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Old 08-28-2002, 09:28 AM
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Summer Sisters was a great book. I read so much Judy Blume as a girl, I was really glad to read her "adult" books.

As for the Erma Bombeck books I have them all. Even reading them for I think the 40th time I still laugh.

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Old 08-30-2002, 06:21 PM
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mystic river

Hi All, Anyone reading Mystic River? It takes place in Boston. So far I love it. (knowing Clint Eastwood will star in the movie to begin filming in October helps keep me interested). boston is close to where I live. I love to read books that are made into movies. We have an informal book club where I work (Special Ed. in the Middle School). so we will definately take a "field trip" into the city. The perfect storm was filmed in my home town. (George Cluney hmmmm....not bad lol) Keep me posted for any good reads coming my way. Roxie
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