Read any good books lately?

@brimia (6584)
United States
January 18, 2007 11:13am CST
I'm currently reading Dan Simmons' A Winter Haunting...very creepy but good. I always have a hard time, though, figuring out what to get at the library. Any suggestions on a good book to snuggle up with this winter?
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• United States
5 Feb 07
I am reading "Little Children" by Tom Perrotta. It's about catty suburban Moms. They made a movie about it starring Kate Winslet. It's pretty good so far-- I'm only on chapter 2 but it's holding my interest.
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I've never heard of it but it sounds interesting. Let me know how it was when you've finished.
• United States
9 Feb 07
UPDATE on this book: I'm done with it. I couldn't stand it. Too many creepy characters-- a child molester, a perverted husband, adulterers. There wasn't one likeable character in the entire book!
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Wow...good to know...sorry it was so bad.
• United States
30 Jan 07
I love James Pattersen. He is my favorite. If you buy any of his books over the last couple years, you will love them all.
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I used to read a lot of James Patterson but haven't for a while now. Thanks for the reminder!
• United States
25 Feb 07
I felt Along Came A spiders ending was a little too unbelievable but overall enjoy his books.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
I am currently reading "Anansi Boys" by Neil Gaimon. It's kind of fantasy I guess you could say. The story is based on old African folklore, but made modern. I'm about halfway through the book at this point and it's pretty good. I recommend "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Nefeigger, "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd, "A Home At The End of the World" by Michael Cunningham, and "Running with Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs Have you read the "Hyperion" series by Dan Simmons? Those are some of my favorite books.
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I loved "The Secret Life of Bees". I haven't read the Hyperion series yet but I'm enjoying "a winter haunting" so much that I'll probably give them a shot. Thanks for the suggestions!
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• United States
19 Jan 07
You're welcome. It may take you a bit to actually get into the first book... but after the first couple chapters Hyperion is really good. I haven't read any of his other books, but they are on my list.
• United States
9 Feb 07
I read a wonderful book called Beneath a Marble Sky, a historical fiction about the building of the Taj Mahal. Awesome story. Also just finished an autobiography about a woman who served as a WAAC in the war and fought to obtain veterans rights after she was crippled, called Beyond Dancing.
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I like historical fiction so I'll definitely check out Beneath a Marble Sky...it's sounds interesting.
@olaff123 (434)
• Namibia
7 Feb 07
Well, I've just finished 'Lili' by Annie Wang. It was quite enjoyable, I can recommend it if you like books about China.
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Thanks! I'll check it out.
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
7 Feb 07
I have the same problem while choosing books at the libraray - i do hope i get some of the ones ppl have recommended in here :) You might want to try some of these : - Eleven minutes - by paulo coelho Tell me your dreams - by sidney sheldon The eleventh commandment - by jeffery archer Harry potter series Well these are some of my very favorite novels .Have you read any ? Currently i'm on to a book by an indian author called - One night at a call centre - it's ok so far but nothing great.
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
8 Feb 07
The only one I've read was the first Harry Potter because friends recommended it. I didn't care for it though. I looked up the Eleven Minutes story and it sounds really interesting. I'll look into all of them. Thanks for the suggestions!
18 Jan 07
My favourite book is 'Mamma Day' by Gloria Naylor. It a book I always pick up to re-read when i'm feeling a bit down. It's a love story, family saga and a tale of the supernatural all rolled into one. It's really funny and you can tell that the author is a 'people watcher' by some of the comments she makes. It's a tale about two very different lands, the modern world and the cut off somewhat old fashioned island of Willow Springs and it's inhabitants. The story is told by three people the general narrator, Mama Day's great niece Ophelia, and her love interest George. It sounds complicated but once you get into it you might just find that it's the best thing you've ever read - I did.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Thanks, I'll check it out!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
1 Mar 07
Right now i am reading "one fine day in the middle of the night", by Christopher Brookmyre...a british author. If you like sarcastic black humor then this is is your book and your author. He's funny, even though he can be explicit and brutal, but you really laugh a lot. I recommend it.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
i have a few suggestions... white fang by jack london call of the wild by jack london all but my life by gerda wiessman klien secret life of bees by (i might have author name wrong) sue monk kidd. lord of the rings by jrr tolkin any books by tamora pierce (song of the lioness quartet and the immortals series are my favorites)
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