Books to read

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 6:46am

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 10:30am
I think it's fine here, Mari. It's Chit-Chat. :)

I don't have any real recommendations for you. Right now I'm reading vampire smut, which is totally NOT my usual. What I do is browse for free kindle books, and if it sounds remotely interesting, I get it. I haven't paid for any this way. Here's a link to get you started: http://www.heavenlysteals.com/2012/01/75-new-free-kindle-e-books-updated-110.html

I think that we can all expand our reading tastes this way. For instance, after I finish this series, I'll be reading "Strike and Stay: The Story of the Plott Hound" by Bob Plott. It's non-fiction and about our state dog (and the same breed as the one I got for Christmas).

What's on your nightstand/kindle right now?
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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 12:56pm
Well, right now I am reading something called "Wild Montana Sky" by Debra Holland... I found it at U$2.99, which compared to the U$30 that would have cost me by snail mail, is still a freakin' steal! The book is nice, well done descriptions, and the characters have some depth; but I'm about 50% in it and it's starting to drag a little bit. We'll see... Thanks for the list BTW... I already found some that seem interesting!

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 1:38pm

You might enjoy books by Julie Garwood. I've really enjoyed some of her historical romances, she's very entertaining and good with dialogue. Jude Deveraux also has some good ones, I like some of her older books better.

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Thu, 01-12-2012 - 3:53pm
I have to agree with Melissa's suggestions, I enjoy all of the authors she mentioned. I love Julie Garwood and Nora Roberts in particular, own everything by them. Also Jayne Ann Krentz or Amanda Quick for her more historical romances. I also like Stephanie Laurens, but the sex scenes can be steamy.

Also for light reading, with a bit of witchcraft, some romance, though it isn't the main plot line, and great re-reads, I am loving Debora Geary. Series 1 is "A Modern Witch" Followed by "A Hidden Witch" and "A Reckless Witch". Series 2 that has some of the characters from series 1 and is the same world has "Witches on Parole", the next one is coming out sometime later this month.



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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 10:53am
Thanks so much for the suggestions!! I've already been looking into some of those authors books and I'll be definitely reading some!

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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 8:52pm
Mari,

My book tastes are a little different from yours but just wanted to share some of my fav reads.

There are no children here - Alex kotlowitz
Kabul beauty school - Deborah Rodriguez
360 degrees longitude - John higham

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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 9:21pm
Mari,

I dont read romance novels but Nora Roberts is one of my guilty pleasures. I read some really good books this summer...summer is when I read things "out of the ordinary" for me...humour, satire, human interest, and some books I call "fluff"...Normally I read murder mystery, thrillers (Patterson, Kellerman), or psychology/addiction, biographies, true crime

So I recommend from what I can recall anyway...I must have read 25 books this summer alone..some you may enjoy...

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill (Im still in the middle of this one but its really good)
The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini (I read these a few years ago but they are good)
Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen (Read this last summer, awesome)

For humour/satire, Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris are gold. Its totally mindless, sarcastic, witty, dry, at times disturbing, fun.

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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 9:23pm
Oh and since you mentioned medieval...if you havent read The Pillars of the Earth or World Without End by Ken Follett, you are so missing out :) I re-read them once a year, I just love them both.

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Mon, 01-16-2012 - 7:47am
Thanks Ruby and Christine!

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 5:45pm

Hey girls, I have another writer's name to trow into the pool. She's called Lauraine Snelling and her novels are set in the old west. So far I'm reading one of the books that is part of a series, and it seems like good writing. (As a warning to some: the books have a strong religious subplot, so if you are not christian/religious, they may make you uncomfortable)

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