- Raleigh, NC, USA
- member since October 27, 2009
The oldest book is new if you haven’t read it.
You have an interesting shelf.
I’d appreciated it if you’d check out my author page and give my site a boost. Thanks.
Oh and KNIGHTS OF THE DRAGON has just been released.
Unrealistic or not my writing gives me hope. But with something like 50 000 books published a month it is a little discouraging. I didn’t think there were that many writers.
And if you like vampires you might want to check out Dracula: Hearts of Stone (Dracula is a good guy).
Hey there! Good to hear from you, again! Crypto is really good so far. It's a very long and very detailed oriented book, but amusing, enlightening and interesting. Reading it mostly to see if my retired-Marine father would like it - since he enjoys his military-history books.
I'll definitely check out "Life Mask". Have "Room" waiting on my TBR shelf, too. *sigh* So many, many books... I wish I had 10 eyes so I could read 5 times as much.
I see "Broken Harbor" on your shelf. Have the book, too, but am probably going to listen to it; love the Irish accents of the narrators. Just finished "Faithful Place" last week. Great stuff! I love French's novels, though Scorcher wasn't made out to be the most interesting of characters from Mackey's POV. In fact, he seems to be rather a douchebag. Will be interesting to see how French crafts his character in this latest installment.
Hope all is well on the east coast and you're staying dry. Wish we could get some of that rain here in Ann Arbor. Cheers!
Hello, thanks for befriending me....I know we both love a good mystery. I saw "Go With Me" on your "to be read list" - I loved it, and am curious as to your impressions whenever you get to it... and I'd like to recommend Tom Franklin's "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter", I've yet to recommend it to anyone who hasn't loved it! Happy reading! Alfred
Hello! Hello! Yeah, I try to juggle one classics or non-fiction and one "other category" book at all times. Keeps me from getting too bored. (Swear I'm developing literary genre ADD). Studies are going... Have barely enough time to sleep in between classes, projects, studying, thesis development, etc. Looking forward to my "spring break" next week. Though, it's really only a glorified week intended to help us catch up with all the readings, assignments, labs, emails and other necessities that got deprioritized in the whooshing of many other more important deadlines. :) But, Grad school is like a type of mental hazing from the future, right? :) Anyway, how's Harry coming along? Did you and your son finish the series? Finish Hunger Games? The movie comes out in a few weeks. How's everything else going? Hope you and your family are well!
Hello, I'm your new follower! I saw your review of Jo Nesbo's Nemesis, and that led me to your Shelf, where I saw that we had quite a few books in common. I'm sure that you get recommendations all the time, but I thought I'd add one more - Castle Freeman's "Go With Me". It's sort of a Northwoods, gothic, featuring some townies bent on helping a damsel in distress...an overlooked jewel in my humble opinion. Happy Reading, Alfred
Awesome! So glad to hear! You won't regret it! Hunger Games was a thrilling read. It's so much fun when children get old enough to finally read and appreciate novels. You just hope that your passion for books eventually sticks with them. At least the memories of reading together at night never fade. It is one of my favorite memories from childhood. Am reading "People of the Book" and saw that you loved it. Yay! Am really enjoying it so far.
Oh, and when you guys finish Harry, I recommend (if you don't already have a billion books already lined up) the Percy Jackson series. It's is a wonderful series for boys (and girls) ... hysterically funny, witty, educational without being boring, and a superb introduction to greek mythology and greek literature. And written by a wonderful (former) 5th grade teacher!
Hi! Yes, I loved "The Painted Veil"! Thought it was a great story. Haven't seen the movie, but realized I'd heard of this story before while reading it. Not sure from where. HP&GOF is awesome! Love Rita Skeeter's antics. And the lake scene. And Dobby!!! Have you read the Hunger Games games? Unbelieveably awesome! Probably too much for your young son, but you might love it. The movie comes out in March. It's absolutely thrilling and a really quick read (I literally could not put the book down...not even to pee!!!) :) Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
Awesome! You're reading another great kids book!!! Riordan is an amazing YA author. He's got a great sense of humor and I LOVED how he wove together the Percy Jackson series. How is the Harry Potter marathon proceeding? Taking a break to enjoy some Percy antics? (BTW: my absolutely favorite chapter title of all books is ch 1 of Lightning Thief, "I accidently vaporized my pre-algebra teacher"...great stuff!)
Turns out C&P is not one of my favs by Dostoyevsky. Didn't think it really "said" anything. But, I'm sure there are legions of fans who would vehemently disagree. Oh well.
I'm working on my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Was a water quality/water resource specialist in the past and have, temporarily, given up my fairly lucrative career to venture back into the world of academia. Oh joy. :) Nah, I'm actually enjoying being a student again.
HP & the Chamber of Secrets is great! I loved the flying car and Professor Lockhart! Hey, did you ever finish reading the second "Outlander" book ("Dragonfly in Amber")? Did you progress any further? Just wondering...
Yeah, I like switching things up frequently. I've had "Crime and Punishment" on my TBR shelf forever so thought it was time to get on with it. Harry, though, I could read all day, every day. If you haven't heard the audio version, you must, must, must!!!! Jim Dale does an extraordinary job of bringing the characters to life! It's my audiobook of choice on long road trips. Hope all is well!
Hi Michelle! Long time we haven't chatted! I see you're reading the first HP book. Yay!!! They are wonderful! You'll become so addicted. The first book is great, but each subsequent one gets better and better as the plot thickens. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!