- Lexington, KY, USA
- member since April 6, 2007
You are F-ing hilarious. I was reading through reviews on Fifty Shades of Grey. My God!
"Well written but it was really all about unusual sex." --] Well written? You can't be serious.
(And to make that one all the more ironic she's like 65 so you know she's never had "unusual sex".)
"WOW. I just hated the way it ended." --] than why did you give it a 5 star rating?
Omg, no one plays with people here. It's nice to see that you at least have dripping sarcasm as well as wit. lol.
Noticing you have so many of my favorite authors /books(McCall Smith, Picoult, Kite Runner) I would suggest you would also enjoy The Book Thief. It is a wonderful story, great writing, great idea. It is WWII historical fiction about a young girl who is torn from her family and goes to live with stangers in Nazi Germany.
It took me a couple of chapters to get into it, but it is one of the best books I've read this year. Almost as good as "Peace Like a River" one of my all time favs.
Sorry I'm so slow to answer, but this is such a great book I just wanted to let you know!
The Book Thief - Quite the good read. Provides a different point of view of WWII Germany - primarily from a protestant viewpoint (rather than Jewish), but also pulls in Nazi Germany and all of its repurcussions. If you like being told a story (e.g. watching a good movie), this is a story from beginning to end. You will be surprised at 'who' the narrator is.
This book was on the bestseller list for some time, and won several awards.
Dear Delmar: I am an author from Massachusetts. My debut novel HUNTING THE KING was published in April. If you enjoy reading a good thriller like DA VINCI CODE, you might like HUNTING. The novel revolves around a charismatic young woman named Molly O’Dwyer. Molly was five years old when she witnessed her mother die in a fire. She never knew her father. After her mother’s death, she was raised on the campus of a Jesuit college. Now an archaeologist, she has been recruited to participate on a dig in war torn Iraq. As a scientist she is compelled to discover whatever or whoever is buried under the sands of ancient Babylon. As an observant Catholic, she is scared that whatever she finds will have devastating consequences for her faith. There is a wonderful YouTube book trailer well worth watching if you have the chance. Peter
I was exposed to Being Perfect as an audio book. If you have ever seen Anna Q. on TV you'll know she is a very engaging speaker and has a very definable voice. She is very down to Earth and this comes across in Being Perfect. The book is VERY simple and kind of reaffirms everything we all know deep down about not buying into a lot of societies superficial rules. if you are a middle aged Mom like me, it's nice to have these reminders from time to time. Another book on my shelf that has a similar theme (but different tone) is the Erma Bombeck one. This is more of a light-hearted comical look at life. It forces you to lighten up and see the comedy in many of life's situations. Erma reminds you of what is important and mostly of what is NOT important.. That's all..Hope I helped.
Thanks for recommending Year Of Magical Thinking!!!
Hi Delmargirl, welcome to Play Book Tag! Our tag for October: England. You only have one more day but it you finish an England book, post a review on the thread October tag; our collective reads for our shelf. Our tag for November will be Poetry! Look for suggestions and make recommendations on the thread November tag: share your reading plan and suggestions.
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