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25 posted 11-16-2006 04:41 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

The Amy Tan book is:
The Opposite of Fate
  A Book of Musings.

I read a lot of interestings things in this book.I am sure you will all enjoy her thoughts on writing.

The other is:
The Lost German Slave Girl by John Baily.

Need more titles everyone. thanks, Marty jo
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26 posted 12-04-2006 03:17 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Another book by Lisa See. The Interior: About an American company in  the China country side who hires underage girls and young women to make toys. So many twists and turns, I had to keep reading without stop. It is out of publication now according to Lisa See, (I e-mailed her to tell her how much I enjoyed it.) So you have to find it in a used book store or on e-bay. She is so nice, e-mailed me right back. I am off to look for her other books. Where is the rest of this group of good readers? Need more titles. martyjo
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27 posted 12-04-2006 07:06 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Just to be different:

Stephen King - The Dark Tower series
Robert Jordan - Wheel of Time series
George RR Martin - Songs of Fire & Ice series
David Gemmel - Knights of Dark Renown
Terry Pratchett - Going Postal
Neil Gaiman - American Gods
Neil Gaiman - Anansi Boys
Orson Scott Card - Ender's Shadow (and Ender's Game while you're at it)

Just a few of the things I've been reading (or listening to during my commute) lately.
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[Attic] Greek: An Intensive Course, by Hardy Hansen and Gerald M. Quinn
Introduction to Attic Greek, Donald J. Mastronarde

            
Φιλω την `Ελληνικην  γλωτταν!

[Philo ten Hellenicen glottan!]
"I am loving the Greek tongue!"

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A Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole

This one has got to be read by Karen...
takes place in New Orleans...
The dialogue transports you to the superb voice of New Orleans, like your standing right there...takes an incredible writer to accomplish that feat.  That is why Karen would not only love this, but probably put it under her pillow every night...now I know where she gets her sense of humor...and the will to carry on...
Astonishingly funny….simply love the characters as they come to life…
An incredibly good novel, and master piece
A Pulitzer Prize Winner
You’ll love it


Martie Jo...my girlfriend read your Amy Tan Book and absolutely loved it.  

Thanks, she's starting the next one...she loves Amy Tan...
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30 posted 12-22-2006 07:42 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Lee if your friend loves Amy Tan she will adore Lisa See. I wrote to Lisa See and she answers right away. Nice lady ...keep reading...
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Lee,
I just finished "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin and now I'm reading "Grant" by Jean Edward Smith. But then again I love history.
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32 posted 12-23-2006 03:48 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Martie Jo...I bought her a book by Lisa See...it was one of your suggestions...I think she's going to love it.  

Larry, love history to, thanks so much for your offerings to this thread...hope you enjoy both the books.  
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33 posted 12-24-2006 12:18 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Good choice Lee. I know she will love either one I mentioned.
Larry I love books with a historical base. Easiest way to learn for me. That an biographies are my choices
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On my way back from Philadelphia yesterday, I met a man who was reading Traveler, by John Twelve Hawks...he was explaining the plot of the story to me...suggesting it was a fast and interesting read....

I've ordered it....cannot wait to get my nose in it...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/038551428X/103-8283053-8131854

Has anyone read it yet?

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I am now reading the book about Gertrude Bell, a very wealthy English Woman who traveled the Arabia Desert area in early 1900's. She met and beame friends to many different sheiks. She was educated at Oxford, very rare for that time and learned five languages mostly, on her own. She was responsible for mapping out Iraq and responsible for many things in Iraq. Gertrude moved to Bagdad and founded the museum and  helped to set up a library and school. Much much more. Very intelligent and very active in many areas.A fascinating woman and the book is a must read.I wonder why we have not heard more of her before this. Our Government should read her books and learn diplomacy from her books and other writings. I know many of you will love this boook. "late"

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The Alchemist.



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Lee J-I am coming to this thread rather late LOL But I have been reading several books lately and it has become a passion of mine! ~ I would like to suggest a Stephen King book to you ~Salem's Lot~

Have you heard of this one? I found it so goood and eerie... Now, I love to read Horror's and fantasy's. Lately, I have been really enjoying the Best seller the "Twilight" Series! Excellent novels, which by the way, is being made into a movie that comes out on November 21st, 08!!!

I am trying to complete all of Stephen King's books, all 50 or something like that   LOL

Thanks for this thread, it's fun talking about books

to you
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Lovely Bones is a good choice

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39 posted 11-12-2008 12:46 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Christopher's recommendation of "The Dark Tower Series" by Stephen King would be one I would pick for you too Lee.  Here is a link to explain the series, Stephen King - The Dark Tower Series
I enjoyed the book, "Three Cups Of Tea" by Greg Mortenson, it is about one man trying to fight terrorism by building schools in Pakistan.

An all-time favorite I have just re-read is a series of books, starting with The Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jane Auel - I love the main character.

Speaking of a book putting you right there, I guess you have read "Midnight In The Garden Of Good and Evil?"  I had an accent for months after     Reading is good!
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40 posted 11-15-2008 11:31 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Mysteria!

I always wondered if the Dark Tower series was good!! I enjoy reading Stephen King books myself!!

I'm curious to hear of which books you have read by him??

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For a serious reorientation of your viewpoint on life and the world, Miroslav Volf, "The End Of Memory."

And for poetic inspiration, "Staying Alive," edited by Neil Astley. When I pick up this book, I never fail to find myself writing by the time I put it down.

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