Hello,James -Welcome to the Grab a Book and Pull Up a Seat group. We're a friendly bunch, who share a love of reading, across multiple genres. You might like to try our monthly reading challenge. Or our ZODIAC challenge (SAGITTARIUS runs Nov 22 to Dec 21) - NO pressure, strictly for fun.If you haven't already done so, please introduce yourself.We're happy to have you join us.Happy Reading,Tessa (Book Concierge)
thank you for following me.I have listened to only one of ray Bradbury's books - faranheit 451 after watching the film. enjoyed both.I used to listen to a lot of thrillers but now seem to have gone onto more crime stories.currently trying to finish the secrets of the immortal Nicholas flamel. which I know is a young adult book but I enjoy it just the same.Karen.
What's your favorite Bradbury book? Mine is Something Wicked This Way Comes, but i'm also fond of the short stories in October Country.
Hi James, thankyou for following me! :)I see you've read the Notebook, is it any good? Will it match up to the movie? :PRob x
James, would you like being one of my admins at the Good Reads Cafe? By the way, please check out my suspense novels, they're as good as those mentioned below, MHW (www.snedelton.com).Steven
James hi, good to hear from you. You've asked the million dollar question of me because of my fickle nature I'm not sure I can actually answer you. With the passage of years and thousands of books read you've posed a daunting question to me because many of my favorite books read as a boy, young man, and adult, are not my favorites now, with a few exceptions. But I appreciate the question so I'll make the attempt to answer it if you promise not to ask me to pick my 20 all time favorites again because I'm sure it would include many different books :]). With few exceptions I love most stories although I must admit that bad writing really stinks, LOL...so here goes (not listed in the order of my favorites):"Tales of the Dying Earth Collection" by Jack Vance,"Lost in Shangri-La" by Mitchell Zuckoff,"Grimm's Fairytales" by Brothers Grimm,"And then There Were None" by Agatha Christie,"Tobacco Road" by Erskine Caldwell,"The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells,"Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck,"White Fang" by Jack London,"Make Room, Make Room" by Harry Harrison,"Foundation Series" by Isaac Asimov,"A Song of Ice and Fire Series" by George R.R. Martin,"This Perfect Day" by Ira Levin,"Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline,"The Seafort Saga Series" by David Feintuch,"Raven's Shadow Series" by Anthony Ryan,"On the Beach" by Neville Shute,"Last of the Breed" by Louis L'Amour,"The Grey Mane of Morning" by Joy Chant,"The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett,"The Road" by Cormac McCarthy,If I don't send this off immediately I will change my mind. I'm anxious to read your list James...
Appreciate the following, thank you!~ I look forward to catching up on your shelf of wonderful books!
Prior to WWII Hindenburg was making scheduled passenger flights to America. A showgirl was working in a diving act. A naive young man was on the road with musicians. How much is true? how much is fiction. Atlantic City Nazi
Hi James, try my suspense at www.snedelton.com....Best
Hey so I've been getting into the suspense thriller genre...any suggestions?
Hi James, we share a lot of the books on your shelf, especially Stephen King--and I love Dean Koontz too. I read and review a lo tof suspense/thrillers and I'm getting burned out on them but I still love a good mystery and paranormal books. I write multi-genre short fiction and non-fiction slice of life and journalistic aticles for newspapers. I'd love to stretch my short stories into a novel, but so far my only published book, is . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang, a funny , poignant story with the humor of "Cheaper by the Dozen" and the heart of "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Yeah! I do see a couple of Asimov books on your shelf. I recently read all of his robot books in sequence and I will finish his Foundation series in sequence. I've just begun FORWARD THE FOUNDATION.
Hi James!Thanks for the Follow.Right now I'm in the midst of reading and re-reading Asimov's Foundation series. How do you like Asimov?I read Bradbury years ago. I'm sure I'll get back to him.Check out my novel if you have a chance: http://www.hyperspacebook.wordpress.comScroll to THE MOST IMPORTANT NOVEL OF THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES. If you read this post and then click into 4 Comments beneath the post and read the interchange I had with a skeptic, you will get a good idea of HYPERSPACE's psychological base.Stan
Ok James,I went to Ur Page, looked at Ur shelf....Got a feel of what U like....I see that we have 166 books in common, not only that, I got Ur idea of books....History, books by, and or about our Presidents. I see books about Kennedy, Buch, and Adams ect: I also see books by Obama, and other genre of books also:My question to U....have read or have interest in any of the President's wife's books? She is truly a great writer. As for that, genre of books I would suggest the Obama books....both his & his wife....I think U will find them very interesting to say the least: Oh, and have U heard about the recent book by President Bush?I have it, just haven't made it to any of the new books I have purchased recently. But hey, here is a book in my I have read list....I think U would like, it's written by "Barbara Ehrenreich"the book, A New Times bestseller entitled Nickel and Dimed....the book is about (Not getting by in America),And there are acouple other books I would like to reccomend: Born for Adventure by Kathleen Karr, the author of the award-winning book "EXILED". And a book by Nora Roberts entitled "From this Day" Ok my Friend, I pray this suffice: Looking forward to hearing from U againJasDo have a Great and Blessful Day!
Hi James K,U know, U are my Name sake....my name is James also, well, my middle name is. But anyway, I apologize that I am a month late in responding to U, I am a pastor now, and boy U won't believe how busy that makes me....I don't have the time to take one breath; well that's the way it seemd anyway.But as for what I am reading? Anything & everything as Usual. As to what can I reccomend? Again, that depends upon what U like. I tell U what: I am going to go back to Ur Page, and refamiliarize myself with Ur page, then after checking and getting to know U, again, I will then let U know, I feel that is the best way to handle the sitiation at hand.JasOthen then that, if U have no more questions: We will chat again in the next couple of days if that is Ok, with U?
So sorry James, don't get on Shelfari very often these days as I spend a lot of time helping my folks who live in asst'd living and both have dementia. I love Diana's books, especially Outlander and Voyager (#1 & #3). They are historical romance/time travel starting out in the Scottish Highlands, then on to Paris, Jamaica and eventually landing in Georgia and then on to Carolinas and colonial America, pre-American Revolution. She can be somewhat of a wordsmith but I love her writing because it is so descriptive and you feel like you are there. The books revolve around Jamie and Claire, wonderful love story but there are hundreds of other characters. You might want to check out a sample or read some reviews but watch out for spoilers as I happened across some I wished I hadn't seen. I have them on my Kindle and finally finished the 7th novel, so now waiting for her next one in Dec. 13. Let me know if you decide to read them.
Greetings James,I am currently reading "American Firsts Innovations,Discoveries, and Gadgets Born in the U.S.A. authored by Stephen J. Spignesi, who also happens to be the author of "The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia" which was a 1991 Bram Stoker Award nominee.
Thanks for following James. I am an author and now have several books available. My latest mystery novel 'House of Parrots' is now available as an ebook from various online stores. I also have a children's book just out 'The Secret Kingdom' which will soon be available online too. It is a print book. Best Wishes, and Happy reading ! Hilary West
Hi James, Hmmm, that depends upon what U like?It's been awhile since we taler, why don't I go, and refresh myself with Ur Page, and see the kinds of things that U Like to read? it's been 3 years since we Chatted. Man, it has been a long time huh? But anyway....how are U, how are things in Ur neck of the woods? Me, I am doing fine. Read up everything in sight....and Listening 2, and watching everything I can. JasWhat I am reading at the moment....well I am reading 15 books at the same time. Well, not at the self-same time....but U get my Drift!Here check this out....B.B King, YUP, that's Him, the Great Blues Guitarist....I am reading his book, entitled "There is Always One more Time with Me!" Check it out, and give me a Hollar....I think, UWill really LOVE this BOOK!
James, Happy Birthday, hope you had a great day!