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Old 03-28-2014, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I have a pile of library books waiting for me but I am in slow reading form right now. It may take me the rest of the weekend to finish Cutting For Stone but I am really enjoying it.



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The name of the author of A Summer to Die, Lois Lowry, grabbed me. She wrote The Giver which I think is a mighty fine book.

I read The Giver when my goddaughter read it in the 7th grade. Those few years when she was in elementary school and early middle school contributed to my love of YA literature. One of the funniest and "funnest" books I read was The Stinky Cheese Man. I howled with laughter as the fairy tales we all know were mixed around and retold in a fruit-basket-turn-over style.

So, I'm going to read A Summer to Die starting this evening. Thank you, pinetreelover and C2ShiningC.
Yes Lois Lowry wrote the Giver Series which I loved

I forgot about The Stinky Cheese Man. Thanks for the reminder. I just ordered it from my library. Maybe my granddaughter and I can read it together. Sadly she did not get the reading gene. Hmm…then again I am the only one on the family who reads.


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Number The Stars by Lois Lowry is excellent too.
Yes that was good
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I think phonelady had read and posted the book I'm reading based on her post.

Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth.

I'm very much enjoying this light read. If you liked The Help or Fried Green Tomatoes you may also enjoy this one
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Hi all, new to the Books forum, but since I am an avid reader who enjoys getting new book/author ideas from forums such as this,here I am!

I enjoy many genres in fiction and nonfiction. I tend to read and watch movies in spurts of ones that are similar to each other,such as type or subject matter,do other people do that too,lol?

For instance,I just finished reading 3 nonfiction books on the history of the Oregon and California trails and settling of the west.

I was also fascinated by the history and totally loved the two Harvey Girl historical/inspirational romance series by Tracie Peterson.The Desert Roses and Westward Chronicles series.Wish there were more books like them.Non inspirational would be fine too,as long as they are clean,don't read profanity,or explicit sex.

Right now I'm beginning a thriller kick and am reading The Roswell Conspiracy: Tyler Locke 3 (An International Thriller) by Boyd Morrison. This was a Kindle freebie for me,and it is very well rated.I love conspiracy stories!
Welcome aboard! I'm not a frequent poster here anymore -- not much time to read -- but you're going to find a GREAT group of people here. You're also going to find a whole slew of new books to read based on people's recommendations, so get your notebook ready to jot them all down.

Enjoy!
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:50 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I think phonelady had read and posted the book I'm reading based on her post.

Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth.

I'm very much enjoying this light read. If you liked The Help or Fried Green Tomatoes you may also enjoy this one
yes I did read it and so did Ketabcha and we both loved it and it was awesome .
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:52 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Hi all, new to the Books forum, but since I am an avid reader who enjoys getting new book/author ideas from forums such as this,here I am!

I enjoy many genres in fiction and nonfiction. I tend to read and watch movies in spurts of ones that are similar to each other,such as type or subject matter,do other people do that too,lol?

For instance,I just finished reading 3 nonfiction books on the history of the Oregon and California trails and settling of the west.

I was also fascinated by the history and totally loved the two Harvey Girl historical/inspirational romance series by Tracie Peterson.The Desert Roses and Westward Chronicles series.Wish there were more books like them.Non inspirational would be fine too,as long as they are clean,don't read profanity,or explicit sex.

Right now I'm beginning a thriller kick and am reading The Roswell Conspiracy: Tyler Locke 3 (An International Thriller) by Boyd Morrison. This was a Kindle freebie for me,and it is very well rated.I love conspiracy stories!

Welcome to the book forum and yes these book readers are my second family better than any cousins I have ever had ...LOL welcome and welcome and you know I have gotten so many good books to read off of here and otherwise would have never known about them .
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:59 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Thank you so much for the warm welcomes DawnMTL and phonelady61!
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:56 AM
 
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American Desperado: My Life--From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Hi all, new to the Books forum, but since I am an avid reader who enjoys getting new book/author ideas from forums such as this,here I am!

I enjoy many genres in fiction and nonfiction. I tend to read and watch movies in spurts of ones that are similar to each other,such as type or subject matter,do other people do that too,lol?

For instance,I just finished reading 3 nonfiction books on the history of the Oregon and California trails and settling of the west.

I was also fascinated by the history and totally loved the two Harvey Girl historical/inspirational romance series by Tracie Peterson.The Desert Roses and Westward Chronicles series.Wish there were more books like them.Non inspirational would be fine too,as long as they are clean,don't read profanity,or explicit sex.

Right now I'm beginning a thriller kick and am reading The Roswell Conspiracy: Tyler Locke 3 (An International Thriller) by Boyd Morrison. This was a Kindle freebie for me,and it is very well rated.I love conspiracy stories!
Welcome. You're going to love it here, great group of posters. While I have not liked every book I decided to read based on posts I have liked and enjoyed many
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:31 AM
 
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Welcome to i love autumn.

I have found this forum to be an excellent source for recommendations. I dont read as much as some of these posters, but I try .
I did read that Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth.
It was a very good, easy read (which is something I am needing these days as my attention span is minimal lately) but I can't say I loved it. It was quite interesting but a little too predictable for me, maybe a little too much like the help and others of that ilk.
I now have on reserve THe Orphan Train. I have heard great things about that one.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Welcome to i love autumn.

I have found this forum to be an excellent source for recommendations. I dont read as much as some of these posters, but I try .
I did read that Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth.
It was a very good, easy read (which is something I am needing these days as my attention span is minimal lately) but I can't say I loved it. It was quite interesting but a little too predictable for me, maybe a little too much like the help and others of that ilk.
I now have on reserve THe Orphan Train. I have heard great things about that one.
Good book..enjoy
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