Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Books
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 07-31-2015, 10:08 AM
 
8,228 posts, read 14,214,075 times
Reputation: 11233

Advertisements

I'm reading the third Anna Turnispeed and Emmet book by Kirk Mitchell?

Also started but then stalled on Last Stand about Ted Turner and the environment. Its good and fascinating, but I'm just more of a fiction reader.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-31-2015, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
2,218 posts, read 3,452,259 times
Reputation: 6035
I am just finishing Judy Blume's new one, "In the Unlikely Event". I gotta say it, I am not thrilled with it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-31-2015, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Calgary, Canada
1,163 posts, read 1,236,301 times
Reputation: 1205
Im reading Ghostly Encounters: True stories of America's haunted Inns and Hotels by Frances Kermeen

I am really enjoying it so far! It was cool to read about the story of Hotel Del Coronado as ive visited there and absolutely loved its beauty and the island! I really want to visit the Don Cesar hotel in St Petes Florida looks just amazing! New bucket list item is to go on as many ghost tours as I can!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-31-2015, 12:33 PM
 
Location: "Arlen" Texas
12,193 posts, read 2,961,959 times
Reputation: 14503
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ketabcha View Post
You are not alone.
Quote:
Originally Posted by LookinForMayberry View Post
Is it of their poems, or of their lives? I read both. If I find a writer whose works I really like, I want to know more about that persons life, whether they be poets or authors. It intrigues me to know what happened in their lives, who were/are they that produced such work. You are so not alone!
So good to know. lol It is of poems, though I totally get what you're saying about author bios.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-31-2015, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Location: Location
6,727 posts, read 9,948,595 times
Reputation: 20483
I once bought a complete set of 10 little books of the "World's Best 10,000 Poems" Cost me 25 cents at a church rummage sale. I asked the lady if she was sure she meant 25 cents and she assured me that nobody else would want them so they just wanted to get rid of them. Who wouldn't want them?!?

I attended Catholic school and we were required to commit poems to memory. I can still remember many of them to this day. I think memorizing was helpful when, at age 56, I "took to the stage" and had to memorize dialogue.

So, yes, there are other poetry people.

As for Charlie Carillo, Found Money is my favorite, second is My Ride With Gus. Prior to his untimely death, Dennis Farina had optioned MRWG for a film.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2015, 10:11 AM
 
4,724 posts, read 4,415,751 times
Reputation: 8481
Actually I am getting a kick out of reading that you start and book and then decide it's not worth it. I am a very finicky reader and can so relate. Lately I am trying to finish what I start (unless it's really terrible)---but that is why when I LOVE a book, it's such a treat to read it.
So I just started City Of Thieves and yes, I can understand why so many of you raved about it.
If I can stick with my reading mode, when I finish it will be The Girls and then Pecan Man. (if I remember to pick up Pecan Man).I find if I don't read the books right away, I forget I ever wanted to. until someone here mentions it again.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2015, 11:42 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
8,665 posts, read 5,844,099 times
Reputation: 5201
As I mentioned, I won my second goodreads-firstreads giveaway book on goodreads~The Golden Sisters by Alrene Hughes, a WWII family saga. It is a signed copy and the author even enclosed a very sweet personal note inside. Since this book is actually the sequel to her first book~Martha's Girls. I decided I must read that one first,and so I just bought the Kindle version of it,and will be starting it later today. I just got a new laptop with Windows 10 and am trying to learn my way around it,lol!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2015, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
20,548 posts, read 30,384,815 times
Reputation: 88950
Too busy to read like I usually do but I did go the the Buck a Bag sale today

Scored at the BUCK A BAG sale. Not as good as last year but still good. Spent $3.00 and got 70 pounds of stuff…yes I weighed it, lol. 3 pairs of jeans, 1 shirt, 112 Cooking magazines, 31 books and 3 DVD's. I love this sale.


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2015, 01:19 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
8,665 posts, read 5,844,099 times
Reputation: 5201
Wow, what a fantastic sale, Lisa!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2015, 09:40 PM
 
3,493 posts, read 7,930,850 times
Reputation: 7237
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlightAttendant View Post
I am just finishing Judy Blume's new one, "In the Unlikely Event". I gotta say it, I am not thrilled with it.
I wasn't either. I liked the idea of a Judy Blume book much more than I liked the Judy Blume book.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Books

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top