- Nehalem (on the coast), OR, USA
- member since November 19, 2009
chris s’s last login was Tuesday, October 4, 2011.
Chris, I love legal thrillers as well and have read nearly all of Grisham's and Baldacci's books. I'm currently hooked on classic fantasy/adventure novels written by Jack Vance and Joy Chant. I haven't read any of Robert Jordan's books as yet but plan to at some future date. I have a feeling you would fall in love with his work also. He is responsible for my reading addiction, lol, so perhaps he can fan the flames or your reading obsession as well......"Tales of the Dying Earth" by Jack Vance is perhaps the quintessential collection of sci/fi fantasy/adventure stories ever written by one of the most revered and awarded authors to write in this genre. The words that come to mind when trying to describe his incredible achievement are: wondrous, magnificent, epic, spellbinding, dazzling, exquisite, inventive, wordsmithery, magical, elegant, enthralling, engrossing, imaginative, original, mellifluous pacing, atmospheric backdrops, transformational, fantastical storylines! I read the first story in this collection when i was 11 years old and the others in the ensuing years. Over the years I have read the collection over 20 times, each time reflecting on the joy it brings me and its life changing impact on my reading addiction. Just imagine being able to transform written words from your minds eye into life-like visions and you will then understand the sensual impact of Jack Vance's brilliance! Ironically, because of its unique qualities I have always been protective and therefore reluctant to expose this truly fabulous literary experience to others for fear of diminishing its value to me...a misguided supposition I know, but true never-the-less. So, if you want to take a journey into the unknown and wander through the beautiful worlds as penned by a master scribe then you will want to read this incredible collection of stories and revel in their beatific perfection. Storytelling at its best; a masterpiece...
I just started Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet ... my book club is meeting on TUESDAY and I only just picked it up from the library last night!
Then another F2F book group is discussing Arturo Perez-Reverte's The Club Dumas next Saturday (March 12). I'm about half-way done with that one already and it's a pretty quick read.
I'm listening to an early Agatha Christie on audio during my daily commute ... can't remember the name but it's a "spy" novel vs a detective story. Takes place around 1918 so quite dated ... L300 (that's 300 British pounds) is a good annual salary, so our young adventurers are ecstatic when they're given a 50-pound advance.
Hi Chris ... long time, no chat. We here in Milwaukee are having a Pacific Northwest kind of day ... not too cold, and a little drizzly. Cleans the air and gives the promise of Spring. (Though we have snow in the forecast for the weekend ... S I G H)
Tell me more about The Oasis ... I just happened to notice it on your page and my interested is picqued.
I have published three ebooks on Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, B&N, etc., and would be delighted if you would add one or more of these books to your TBR list. If you could also write a review, that would be super.
The titles and links for the books are as follows:
The Ghost Of A Flea - Murder in the Big Apple
Quarantine – A sci-fi thriller set in East Africa
The Watcher – An occult horror thriller set in New England
Thank you for taking the time to consider my request.
Have a great day.
John Brinling, author
Hello Chris, Yes these books do have to be read in order. You would be to lost if they are read out of order. Each book hinges in the next and since the books in each on the hindered on finding a killer I would not read this series out of order. She is such a popular author if you don't already have the books to read you should be able to get the entire series through the library. Hope you are enjoying your holidays so far. Have a great night. Bye, Joelle
Hi, Chris ... thanks for your friend request. We have 56 books in common but you've marked most of them as "plan to read." I am another Excel spreadsheet geek ... my husband had no idea of the monster he was creating when he taught me to use Excel!
I only post the books I've actually read on Shelfari. I use the Excel spreadsheet to track the TBR list ... right now 2,000+ titles and growing.
I see you live in Oregon. Hubby and I love the Pacific Northwest ... high on our list of places to which to retire.
Thanks for the friend request, Chris. I see that we have a lot in common~similar reading tastes, mother of sons, love of X-stitch and I've also kept track of books read on an Excel spreadsheet. I wished I would have started keeping track years ago as I'm sure I've forgotten to add many that I've read. I'm enjoying the fact that I can add books that look interesting to me that I might never have heard of and it does away with the scraps of paper in my purse. Also adding to my Kindle so I get to enjoy DTB and e-books. Look forward to getting to know you better.
Chris, hi there and Happy Holidays! I think you might really enjoy reading Greg Iles, Penn Cage trilogy, beginning with "The Quiet Game" to "The Devils Punchbowl" ending with "Turning Angel." I loved the heroic protagonist in this series and am hoping we'll see more of him in future books from Iles. Hope all is going well with you and yours. READ ON...
Thanks for the friend add. You shelf is quite amazing. I see where you have a binder with the list of all the books you've ever read. I SO WISHED that I had done that over the years. Some days I just scan through the books on other peoples shelves just to see if there is one that I remember reading. lol Anyway, just wanted to say to you, so "HI"! ^_^
Thanks for adding me........can't wait to chat with you about some books. I read all of the Alex Cross series, so now I decided to start back at the beginning of James Patterson's regular books. Am only on #2, The Season of the Machete. Very different angle! From that of the murderers!
Since you read so much, I have to ask what you're reading for this day? I wish I could read so fast...I would soak in so much!!!
Hope to hear from you!