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Staci- thanks very much for Whitethorn. It was an amazing book. The first half was riveting, although I thought it slowed down in the second half. The copper mining part and especially the Mau Mau part felt like padding and slowed the story down so the conclusion felt a little hurried. But still a great read. Do you want me to pass it on to Kathy?
After you read a couple of pages of some books, you think "...man, this is going to be good!". So you consciously slow down and savor each paragraph because you know, no matter how it ends, you are going to be sorry it's over. Ava's Man was such a book Thanks for the tip! It's nice to know All Over but the Shoutin" is out there waiting for me in the future.
Kathy finally remembered to drop off Into Thin Air for me- I'm reading it now.
Staci- I agree there is "dude lit" and "chick lit" and seldom the twain shall meet. For some (disturbing) reason, both men and women seem to enjoy all the serial killer authors like Cornwall, Kellerman, and Sandford. Most women don't care for hard core science fiction, but many (unlike Kathy) enjoy some fantasy series like Eragon or the Dragonriders of Pern. And we all seem to agree on Harry Potter.
I agree most of Wilbur Smith is dude lit, but The Burning Shore is an exception- I think you'll like it.
Hey, let me know what you think of the Marie Antoinette book you are reading...I am on a queen kick myself right now after devouring the entire first season of the Tudors (damn you for getting me hooked by the way, one more great show I don't have time to watch!)
Staci- I see we now have 31 books in common but I find this is usually deceptive. In looking through your list, I have actually read 48 of your books and I bet you could pick up quite a few on my list. This is still a fairly low number out of a combined (almost) 500 books. But you have a lot of "chick" books on your list and your ratio of serious to fun reading seems much higher than mine. Does this mean I have to get more serious or you need to have more fun?? Probably both. I read Nicholas Nickleby last week in an effort to start picking up classics I never read. I love Dickens!!
Hi Staci! I still haven't read Atonement, but am making my way to that one. I had quite a stack of books to get through, and have really enjoyed everything I've read so far this year. I think you will like Garden Spells and Resurrection when you get a chance to read them. I haven't read the two books you mentioned: Those Who Save Us and Bel Canto. I'll have to check them out some time too!
Hi Staci. Thanks for accepting my friendship request. How is the book Atonement by Ian McEwan? Are you enjoying it? I received that book for Christmas along with Garden Spells and about eight other books I had on my Christmas list. I haven't read Atonement yet. I'm holding off seeing the movie until after I've read the book. Talk with you later!
Hi Staci! I like your Mary Magdalene avatar! If you enjoy reading books about Mary M, I just finished reading two very good books that revolve around her and the search / discovery of her gospels. They are both classified as fiction, but are based on , or set in real events in history. The first is The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan, and the second one is Resurrection by Tucker Malarkey. We have some books in common on our "bookshelf", including Like Water for Chocolate which was a fun read (the movie was fun to watch also). I received the book Garden Spells for Christmas, which I saw on your wishlist, I believe. I plan on reading it soon. I also hope to read some books by Marion Zimmer Bradley in the near future. I added The Illuminator to my wishlist. It sounds interesting. Have a great day!