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 11-02-2012, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Texas
15,891 posts, read 18,319,963 times
Reputation: 62766

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jess5 View Post
I loved, loved, loved Bel Canto! I hope you do too. I started Run by Ann Patchett, but, couldn't get into it, and had to leave it . Since she wrote Bel Canto also, I stayed with it longer than my usual 50 pages. (nearly 100 pages) but had to put it down. OMG, it was boring. Then I started reading Eve Green, and that too was very boring, and I was getting worried, but, now I'm reading Rush Home Road, and I'm really liking it.

Let us know how you like Bel Canto!
I really like the premise of the book, Jess. Right now I am having trouble putting down Raft People. It is so good. It's about a hole that was mistakenly drilled into the Gulf of Mexico where an underground sea was located. So, now the world is flooding. People are putting together rafts in order to survive. The book focuses on one family and neighbors who are working together to build a boat....not a raft. The water is creeping closer and they are determined to survive. I like survivor stories and this one is great. The rich folks live on floating domes of luxury. The characters are so well painted by the author that I feel like I know them. This was one of the el cheapo Kindle downloads I got and the editing reeks but the story is solid.

I can't wait to read Bel Canto and I will report back on it. Since you liked it then I probably will, too, since we like a lot of the same books. I feel so wonderful when I am into a book that I like.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-02-2012, 01:54 AM
 
1 posts, read 875 times
Reputation: 10
I am reading holly quran in this time.I have learnt so many new and useful information from this book.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-02-2012, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Canada
7,309 posts, read 9,321,218 times
Reputation: 9858
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ketabcha View Post
I really like the premise of the book, Jess. Right now I am having trouble putting down Raft People. It is so good. It's about a hole that was mistakenly drilled into the Gulf of Mexico where an underground sea was located. So, now the world is flooding. People are putting together rafts in order to survive. The book focuses on one family and neighbors who are working together to build a boat....not a raft. The water is creeping closer and they are determined to survive. I like survivor stories and this one is great. The rich folks live on floating domes of luxury. The characters are so well painted by the author that I feel like I know them. This was one of the el cheapo Kindle downloads I got and the editing reeks but the story is solid.

I can't wait to read Bel Canto and I will report back on it. Since you liked it then I probably will, too, since we like a lot of the same books. I feel so wonderful when I am into a book that I like.
Am I not reading the stuff on Amazon right, or is it only available in e book form? Alas, I have no kindle.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-02-2012, 05:04 AM
 
9,229 posts, read 8,546,726 times
Reputation: 14770
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ketabcha View Post
Dawn of the Read.


Quote:
Originally Posted by netwit View Post
Am I not reading the stuff on Amazon right, or is it only available in e book form? Alas, I have no kindle.
That's it, as far as my searches produced. But you can download a free kindle reader to your PC -- yeah, I didn't like that either.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-02-2012, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
17,330 posts, read 33,023,154 times
Reputation: 28903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ketabcha View Post
Crud. I'm sorry to hear your report on the Ringwald book, Dawn. I bought it on the cheap a couple of weeks ago. I have not read it yet but I really expected it to be good. Boo hiss!

So, I guess I will jump into Bel Canto after I finish The Raft People.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jess5 View Post
I loved, loved, loved Bel Canto! I hope you do too. I started Run by Ann Patchett, but, couldn't get into it, and had to leave it . Since she wrote Bel Canto also, I stayed with it longer than my usual 50 pages. (nearly 100 pages) but had to put it down. OMG, it was boring. Then I started reading Eve Green, and that too was very boring, and I was getting worried, but, now I'm reading Rush Home Road, and I'm really liking it.

Let us know how you like Bel Canto!
You might end up liking the Ringwald book. I just felt, from the first part (story) alone, that there were so many gaps. What color is Greta's hair? How can a mother say that her daughter's school is "weird" and keep sending her there? How did Greta and Phillip meet? It just didn't feel complete to me. Whole. I thrive on details. Again, though, that's just from the first story. But, once I felt that way, I couldn't continue.

Bel Canto? FABULOUS book! The premise didn't appeal to me, but I read it anyway many moons ago. I'm so glad that I did. In fact, years later, I saw a copy in Goodwill and bought it, just so that I could have it in my "library."

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ketabcha View Post
Okay, I am odd. I know that and I'm actually kind of proud of the fact.

Here is the deal. I've come up with a title for Dawn. I know that some of you are suffering from "Dawn Fever."

George Romero came out with a great zombie movie years ago titled "Dawn of the Dead" after "Night of the Living Dead" was such a hit.

Dawn is ours whether she wants to be or not. So, our gal Dawn is now....................wait for it..............

Dawn of the Read.
BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dawn of the Read. That's hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love this part the most: Dawn is ours.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-02-2012, 09:35 AM
 
16,579 posts, read 20,703,557 times
Reputation: 26860
Finally finished Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr. Surprisingly good writing for a detective-ish series. I'll probably read more of them.

Started Crossing to Safety, but may not be in the mood for it. I'm not giving up just yet because it comes so highly recommended, but I may just need something more fluffy right now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-02-2012, 10:58 AM
 
9,238 posts, read 22,892,688 times
Reputation: 22699
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ketabcha View Post
Okay, I am odd. I know that and I'm actually kind of proud of the fact.

Here is the deal. I've come up with a title for Dawn. I know that some of you are suffering from "Dawn Fever."

George Romero came out with a great zombie movie years ago titled "Dawn of the Dead" after "Night of the Living Dead" was such a hit.

Dawn is ours whether she wants to be or not. So, our gal Dawn is now....................wait for it..............

Dawn of the Read.

Hahahaha! That has to be the name of her official website where she reviews books for us.
Hey there was also a Movie called Red Dawn, so it could be "Read Dawn."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-02-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
15,891 posts, read 18,319,963 times
Reputation: 62766
Quote:
Originally Posted by TracySam View Post
Hahahaha! That has to be the name of her official website where she reviews books for us.
Hey there was also a Movie called Red Dawn, so it could be "Read Dawn."
LOL. I really like that one. Plus, don't tell anyone but Red Dawn is one of my fav movies. I have no idea why but I just love it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-02-2012, 01:28 PM
 
9,229 posts, read 8,546,726 times
Reputation: 14770
Quote:
Originally Posted by TracySam View Post
Hahahaha! That has to be the name of her official website where she reviews books for us.
Hey there was also a Movie called Red Dawn, so it could be "Read Dawn."

Dawn's been branded!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-02-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
17,330 posts, read 33,023,154 times
Reputation: 28903
Quote:
Originally Posted by LookinForMayberry View Post
Dawn's been branded!
I did feel a slight burn in the ass area.
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