- Anne Frank
- member since February 13, 2008
I love Jodi Picoult! And I love Phillipa Gregory. And I'm finishing a series by Kat Richardson called Greywalker. For vampires and paranormal it's very good:) I love historical books and biographies. I loved John Adams by David McCullough
Come by book chat see what's new:)
Lol - I'm on a waiting list for Gargoyle too. Thanks for the congrats on his books - it is pretty exciting times at the moment he has 11 books signings ad various Borders, B&N's and Waldenbooks and 3 book clubs are reading it.
Here is a link to the first chapter if you are interested.
I'm interested in your opinions of the Gargoyle. I was suppose to read it for a face2face group but missed that meeting so passed it up. Since I didn't hear what they had to say about it I'm curious what you think.
The Crown Conspiracy (Sep 2008), Avempartha (Apr 2009)
Good to know you've become a 'Host' reader. Wanderer's conversations with Melanie are fascinating and develop into friendship. The Constant Princess wasn't the best Philippa Gregory novel, though it was good. I have the new novel by her to read (The Other Queen), but a few others will come before that.
Let me know how you're doing with 'The Host' as you read and what you think at the end.
Hey Maria- let me know what you think of "The Other Boleyn Girl" when you read it. I saw that you have "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" on your TBR list- it's pretty good, especially if you've ever been to Savannah, GA- I grew up in Atlanta and went there frequently when I was growing up.
thanks for the compliment on my poetry. Some of my favorite writers include Charles Bukowski, Pat Conroy, Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller, Milan Kundera, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Barbara Kingsolver, Fannie Flagg, Billie Letts and Karin Gillespie. There are more, but those are the ones I can think of right now. Keep in touch.
It was way too short for one thing. At that length he couldn't really get too awfully deep, or develop the female character as much as he should have.
Love your Anne Frank quote by the way. So, what would be a recommendation for me after viewing what I read? I'm always looking for other peoples favorites.
Looks like we have several books in common. As far as 'On Chesil Beach' goes...if you know McEwan well, you'll know that he's the master of the moment. As in how one little moment and happening therein can change things forever. In Atonement it was the moment when the young girl saw her sister with the hired help and totally misconstrued what was actually happening, changing the course of 3 lives forever. 'On Chesil Beach' was the same kind of thing. You're basically reading about two virgins on their wedding night, and how one moment or happening there changed the course of their entire lives. It's true the beginning was slow and made you wonder why you were reading this, but I found once it took off I couldn't put it down and it became a rather powerful read for me. Hope this helps!
I haven't read Meyer's Twilight series, but could not resist the plot of The Host. From the reviews I've seen, some Meyer fans prefer The Host, while the others are definately Twilight fans. The styles must be very different as the latter is classed as YA. However, The Host has nothing offensive in it and could easily be read by anyone.
Enjoy The Host!
Im halfway through "Blue mars" and the series is One of the most impressive hard science fiction epics you can find. Water for elephants was a terrific read and is highly recommended. By the way i did not find the cruelty particularly "upsetting" so enjoy and learn from it..
Thanks for accepting my friendship! I started "Water for Elephants" yesterday and i'm liking it so far. Im glad you like "into the wild" too.... it is one of my all time fave book. It has changed the way i look at my life. :-p and to the life of bees... it has a pretty good story and great characters.
I'm only about half way through "Change of Heart." It's different from her other books, reads somewhat slower for me and is set up in an unusual way--be different character's talking or sharing their thoughts with the reader in chunks at a time. It has more philisophical things in it than the others it seems too. It's interesting and I like it so far, but I liked other books by her much better.
My other favorite authors are Dorothy Garlock, Torey Hayden (teacher for kids with special needs--mostly emotional and writes about different ones. Her books were very interesting and humorous to me). I also like Francine Rivers, although I've only read two of hers so far. Lori Wick and Janette Oke are good for Christian Fiction.