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 01-18-2010, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
4,596 posts, read 11,446,746 times
Reputation: 9170

Advertisements

Just finished Kathryn Stockett's The Help. Timely, too, in that today is MLK Day, and Stockett's work is a nice tribute to the Black woman who tended to her and her family in her youth. It is a somewhat accurate view of attitudes and life in the South in the early 1960s. Just as in life, stories differ, and we considered the woman who came to help my Mother more as 'family.' Even still, as a young child, I was aware of, but didn't understand, the racial divide.

I don't think I'll ever get over The Terrible-Awful, however. Like some kid always did in the grade school classroom -- you just have to read the book!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-18-2010, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Elsewhere
88,525 posts, read 84,719,546 times
Reputation: 115010
The Devil's Brood, the third in a trilogy of 12th century historical fiction.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-18-2010, 11:42 AM
 
4,923 posts, read 11,186,506 times
Reputation: 3321
Finished one book last night, just grabbed one of the first old paperbacks I had lying around...Tom Clancy's Red Rabbit. Don't remember if I read it or not...one of the benefits of what I'm sure is encroaching senility!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-18-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
19,112 posts, read 30,620,823 times
Reputation: 16395
Just finished the last of the series 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians'. May be a children's book series, but the character development was pretty good. Plus, I'm a sucker for Greek Mythology
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-18-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
42,554 posts, read 86,941,000 times
Reputation: 36644
"Keeping Faith" by Jodi Picoult. I had just finished "My Sister's Keeper", and just had to read more by this wonderful writer.

I could not get interested in "England England" by Julian Barnes, although the first dozen pages or so were wonderful. Once he got into the main novel, it just didn't hold me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-18-2010, 02:08 PM
 
25 posts, read 30,449 times
Reputation: 20
I have been reading the Nicci French novels. In my opinion she is a great writer! Once I start one, I can't put it down. So far I have read The Red Room, Beneath The Skin, Killing Me Softly and Land of the Living. If you like mystery and suspense, I think you will love her books.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2010, 01:21 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
13,608 posts, read 5,385,004 times
Reputation: 30253
Yesterday night I finished "To Kill a Mockingbird". It was quite good but won't make it into my top 10 list lol

I just started The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. I have to wait and see how it goes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2010, 01:27 AM
 
Location: New York
11,326 posts, read 20,324,530 times
Reputation: 6231
Just finished up MacBeth (really a play), I'm good in English class but this play/book had me silent lol. The language kept throwing me off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Maine
461 posts, read 796,561 times
Reputation: 793
The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf by Mohja Kahl. It's about growing up Muslim in America.
So far, really good.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2010, 10:11 AM
 
11,151 posts, read 15,831,342 times
Reputation: 18844
Just finished Dean Koontz' "Breathless," "The Unquiet" by John Connolly, and am working my way through "Last rituals : an Icelandic novel of secret symbols, medieval witchcraft, and modern murder" by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir.

Can't say that I was terribly impressed with any of them, even though I'm a big fan of Dean Koontz.
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