- MD, USA
- member since June 18, 2010
Dave B’s last login was Monday, January 2, 2012.
Welcome to the group based on the book 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE.
There is a general explanation of the group and some answers to FAQ under the discussion thread GROUP GUIDELINES. The past BOTM can be found pinned to the top for 2010 and 2009 if you want to search discussions you can join in anytime.
The books of the month (BOTM) that the group is reading are pinned to the top. August books are
The ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain
THE KILLER INSIDE ME by Jim Thompson
VANITY FAIR by Wm Thackeray
You can read one, all or none. If you read another book from the list please post a review and rating in the discussion thread for other books.
We also have a Long Read consisting of books from the list that are greater than a 1000 pages. The group will be starting with WAR AND PEACE by Tolstoy.
HI Dave,[br/][br/]I am a huge Twilight fan. I have read Stephenie Meyer’s books over and over again. The biggest appeal for me was the realism of the characters and the deep emotion they experienced as the story unfolded. I also loved how much I could relate to Bella. When I finished reading the series, I felt a big let down because I enjoyed the world of Forks, and closing the book on Breaking Dawn felt like saying goodbye to old friends. I have never felt that way about a story. It's a wonderful tribute to the skill and artistry of the author.[br/] [br/]To help dispel the strange void I was feeling, I decided to create my own story with intriguing new characters that I could enjoy and share with my friends. To see what developed, please visit my site at www.mayneattraction.com. I would love to get honest feedback from Twilight fans like myself. I have already written the first book in a series of three, but I would like your comments and suggestions to help me further develop the characters and story line as it progresses into books two and three. My website has places for you to send comments to tell me what you would like to see happen next.[br/][br/]Below is a summary of the first story, called "In The Spotlight":[br/][br/]Ellery Mayne is a high school girl who makes a disturbing discovery. After a foiled abduction attempt, she realizes that an entire team of security personnel are secretly shadowing her every move. As she works to make sense of this startling development, she secretly transitions from the one who is being observed to the one who carries out observations of her own, testing the limits of a secret service detail who think they are conducting transparent surveillance on a clueless teenager. When the mystery behind the secret security unravels, Ellery is faced with decisions that involve her future and the hopes of two unlikely love interests: a handsome but conflicted security agent who doesn’t realize she knows about him, and her first love—a boy that broke her heart—who has returned to explain his actions and his feelings for her. Told from Ellery’s perspective, she puzzles over what could interest not one but two handsome suitors and a whole security force. Suddenly this quiet loner realizes that her life is In the Spotlight and she is the Mayne Attraction.[br/][br/]www.mayneattraction.com