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Old 10-23-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Perhaps you might want to start a thread with your likes, and folks could make some similar suggestions.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Sassyhollow
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A question: Are you reading for pure entertainment value, to occupy time or to expand your personal horizon? Perhaps it is time to step out of your comfortable box and expand your horizons. The old saying 'Never judge a book by its' cover' comes to mind. I've expanded my literary interest in reading authors, rather than choosing a title. I've challenged myself to compare their writing and learned alot about the author. It broadens my perspective, encourages an interest in the writers developement and supports the industry.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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If you typically read the sue grafton, james patterson, mary higgins clark etc, try books by JA Jance. She has a lot out there and there are 3 or 4 different series. read them in order! also, if you like a good thriller, try the books by Steve Berry. also, read them in order. Brad Thor has a great character (Scot Harvath) politically charged thrillers..again, read them in order. James Rollins is the newest author I have gotten hooked on. Love the Sigma Force Series.
There are also the historical fiction novels by John Jakes. the kent family chronicles. It is 8 volumes, of course, the North and South series.

If you enjoy Light fiction mysteries, try Susan Wittig Albert's china Bayles mysteries. Also, diane mott davidson's Goldie the Caterer series!

hope this helps gets you started!
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Location: East Side
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I get arcs and galleys and review and buy books off amazon used ones.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:09 PM
 
Location: East Side
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try goodrads.com or librarything.com. rather goodreads the members list their books and you can get a lot of ideas for new books to read.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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Wow, this is wonderful! I would hope that the bookstore adores you, so perhaps you could make a habit of perusing perusing something like the New York Times book review section for ideas, and maybe making a list of authors you like, and asking the book store to put in a order for you before the book is even released.

You might also want to try older books. It's true that you can zip right through most new ones, but older ones are often much more substantial and not so facile.
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