- member since November 12, 2008
It will take me forevah to add all my books read and owned to my shelf.
Reading the book is a must. I never used study guides. There are many many books I'd love to read on my kindle but have not been released by the publishers.
Thank you for the Shelfari tip.
"Madman in the Mirror" is a story about a man - Henry Johnson - who is raised by a psychopath and forced to watch - even as a baby - his father murder people on a regular basis. He is also abused and brainwashed, turning him into a sociopath. Henry stalks and murders people efficiently - he tells himself that he may be a killer, but he doesn't want people to suffer. He is haunted by hallucinations, including a specter in his mirror that talks to him.
“A.J. is a master at creating word images that remain with the reader long after the book is finished.” Richard S. Friedman
Murder, romance and the paranormal. It is sprinkled with humor. Also contains ghosts, a dog that’s adopted by Henry and a crazy hooded merganser duck. And a baby as his arch enemy.
“It held me spellbound and at attention all through the story.” “Fascinating peek in the mind of a serial killer.” “A most imaginative and brilliant book.”
My new novel Dracula: Hearts of Stone should be available in February or March.
Hi, Amy - I read Naked came the Manatee several years ago, while I was in Florida. Not too memorable, but a fun read. I'd love to hear how the new Mary Karr book is; I was tempted to pick it up at the bookstore on vacation (it was on their "staff recommends" shelf). Loved Liar's Club.
Adam is in Yellow, but I never went to the Open House, sorry, would have loved to see you. Are you done with Weight of Silence? if you are, I want it, it's for my book club. I can't believe this message has been sitting for 10 days, how did I miss that? Senile, perhaps :)
Hi! I was just reading your comments about bookstores... I remember the Remarkable bookstore, from when I was a kid. I was so disappointed that it wasn't here when we moved back to Connecticut. I found Diane's about a year ago. I could spend hours (and lots of money) there. I now look forward to treks to Greenwich Avenue, and pick up a sandwich across the street when I'm done. It's too bad about the Open Book Shop. I completely missed it's closing, having been away throughout August. Honestly, I didn't go there that often, and they usually didn't have what I was looking for. Sad, though.
Such a bummer about Clark. I am so sorry. I know a lot of people that went somewhere for a year and then transferred. It is not a bad option. It gives you time to get serious and mature. Choosing a college is so hard. I am learning from you...lead the way. I can't wait to hear where George finally decides to go!
If George's girlfriend returns the book soon. Let me know. It sounds good. I will look for it in the library!! :) See you at the meeting!
I am just now getting back to you...shame on me. Have you had time to read? Did your son move back in with you? Did George hear from Clark yet?? So many questions... My friend Matt went to Clark with me way back when. His son just got accepted to Clark and they are going up to get a tour next week. He said it was the most expensive school that he got accepted to and they did not give them any money. He wasn't too happy about that...I have a feeling he will opt to go elsewhere. We will see. Let me know if you are reading anything new and good these days. Perhaps I will see you at Council tomorrow!! :)
Hey there! Sorry it took me so long to reply. Things have been a little nutty here. I finally finished reading It's All Right Now by Charles Chadwick. Don't read it. I thought it was bad with a capital B...but stubborn me, I felt I had to finish it. A waste of time. I have never been to the Remarkable Book store in Westport. Where is it? I did like Whistling in the Dark. The ending was a little bizarre, but overall it was a good fast read. I am particular to books written in the first person. I just picked up 3 books in your favorite place...the library. So I am beginning to read, Veronica by Mary Gaitskill, English Teacher by Lily King, and Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. Have you read any of them?? I have been spending too much time procrastinating on FB. I love reconnecting with old friends. Now it is time to read....BTW- when does George hear from schools?? I can't remember if you told me whether he is running Spring Track??