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Old 05-11-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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After watching an antichrist show on the history channel, I picked up "left Behind" by LaHaye & Jenkins. I haven't started it yet. Has anybody read it or the whole series? What's your opinion?
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Tompkins County
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I'm reading Lord of the Vampires, the 3rd book in The Diaries of the Family Dracul series.

Good books.
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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After watching an antichrist show on the history channel, I picked up "left Behind" by LaHaye & Jenkins. I haven't started it yet. Has anybody read it or the whole series? What's your opinion?
My husband and I both read pretty much the entire series...which is quite a few books in all. We liked it. I liked the first 2 or 3 the best.

While I'm posting on this thread, let me also say I just finished the nonfiction book "In a Instant" by Bob and Lee Woodruff about his rather miraculous recovery from his injury in Iraq. Recommend it.
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:14 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Wow...I'm out of my league here, so I'll lighten things up a bit - sort of...

Just finished Janet Evanovich "Twelve Sharp" in the Stephanie Plum series - OMG, my husband thinks I'm insane when I read her books and the Carl Hiassen books because I just belly laugh out loud!

Now reading Jodi Picoult's "Nineteen Minutes" - in light of the recent university shootings, it's almost eerie. It approaches the other side, too, of the family of the shooter and how easily they become outcasts - but the scariest part is how much we as parents simply do not know about our children. Are we not asking the right questions, not being vigilant enough, or simply not paying attention at all?

My kids are 30 and 27 now - If I knew then what I know now about them as teenagers it would have scared the hell out of me. Still does. I wonder how they got to live this long and not end up dead or in the penitentiary - the up side is that they grew into great men - one is an attorney, one is a credit fraud investigator.....but this book reminds me of all the times I walked by the t.v. without paying attention to what they were watching, didn't want to "invade their privacy", whatever, whatever.....and how our kids or the kids next door just may not be at all what you think they are.
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Old 05-13-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: North Dade
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I'm currently reading "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo and it's an excellent book. It's like the movie, but it expands on a lot of things that you want to know about from the movie.
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:04 PM
 
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"The Time Travelers Wife" by Audrey Niffennager (sp.)

Really good read so far, about half way through. A nice combination of science fiction principles and human drama that I imagine would appeal to a wide literary audience.
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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"The Time Travelers Wife" by Audrey Niffennager (sp.)

Really good read so far, about half way through. A nice combination of science fiction principles and human drama that I imagine would appeal to a wide literary audience.
I've heard some fantastic things about it, so you have just confirmed this and it's definitely on my list now.
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:07 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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"The Time Travelers Wife" by Audrey Niffennager (sp.)

Really good read so far, about half way through. A nice combination of science fiction principles and human drama that I imagine would appeal to a wide literary audience.
One of my all-time favorites, discovered it a couple years ago.
I devoured it, then read it again, then read it again.
However, only one other person in my book club liked it.
Its premise, and its construction were too much for some to swallow.
Unforgettable, vividly drawn, compelling characters.
Did I say this is one of my favorite books?
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Has anyone read "the Highest Tide " ( Jim Lynch)? I bought it a while back and really enjoyed it, beautifully written book and the Northwest Pacific coastal shelf life description just comes alive on the page. A really lovely coming of age story.

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Old 05-14-2007, 08:15 AM
 
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At the mo im reading A Tale Of Two Sisters. Its really good so far!^_^
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