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    Quote Originally Posted by May in Jersey View Post
    Although I only began reading "Sarah's Key" yesterday afternoon I'm about 2/3's through it already. Story unfolds in chapters alternating between France in 1942 and present day France. I belong to a small quilt/book group within my guild and this book is the most interesting book on our list in a long time.
    I loved this book so much that I read it a second time after our book club discussion; only the second time I allowed myself to read only a chapter at a time so that I could mull over it. I then checked out the DVD from the library with bonus features ... outstanding movie too! Can you tell that I could talk about this book for hours?
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    I've been reading the Alex Delaware series by Jonathon Kellerman. I read his wife's books, the Peter Decker series. I like mysteries. But I've also read most of he Elm Creek series too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    LOVED "The Kite Runner"!! Outstanding read.
    We saw the play! It was very good, really enjoyed the acting and the story!

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    I like John Grisham and Jeanette Oak also, but have gotten involved with collecting and reading the Robyn Carr books called the Virgin River series. (At least 13 of them) that focus on a area of California near Fortuna . It is a small forrested area with a lake and cabins, and has a combo of romance and adventure. I am enjoying getting to meet all the characters and the interaction over the years that come and go. The area was named Virgin River and is a real small community that grows some when tourist come and rent the cabins to fish and/or hunt. I've really enjoyed them. Collecting them from Amazon.com, sometimes for a penny, so it becomes a $4 book and worth every penny.
    I do want to someday obtain Killing Lincoln and seeing what that is about. Have lots of quilting and knitting books as well.
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    I read mystery romanitic fiction-usually by females writers. I also read fantasy I read to escape from the everyday stress so I read what is considered fluff. I love Nora Robert, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood, Christine Feehan, Terry Spears, Lyndsey Sands, etc. I prefer to read than watch TV as does my husband. We watch sports together unless I decide to quilt.

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    My all time favorite read is a memoir by Jeanette Wallis "The Glass Castle". did spend one summer reading all the John Grisham books I could get my hands on.
    My moms all time favorite book is "Beach Music", can't think who the author is, I couldn't get into that one.
    Gave Killing Kennedy to DH(actually for both of us) for xmas, maybe I will get that one started soon.
    PS: i spend so much time reading QB I don't read much else...

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    I love science fiction, mysteries, romance-mysteries, hystericals(that's what I call historical romance), paranormal.

    Authors: Anything by Jayne Ann Krentz, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, Linda Howard, Robyn Carr, Christine Feehan, Janet Chapman, Janet Evanovich, Kat Martin, Sabrina Jeffries, Carla Neggers, Elizabeth Peters (Her Egyptian Series - amusing mysteries - the author is a Eqyptologist). I think I have read all the dragon books by Anne McCaffrey. Her son Todd has taken over the series since her death. When I was a kid I loved Andre Norton and Robert Heinlein.

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    I read Charles Frazier's (Cold Mountain, Thirteen Moons)Nightwoods yesterday. It felt just a bit like the classic Davis Grubb The Night of the Hunter because Mr. Frazier is able to root his characters in time and place as did Grubb. I've heard Thirteen Moons criticized for being so different from Cold Mountain but these are not Series books (which are fun, if predictable). It took some work and thought to go through Thirteen Moons--and well worth the effort. When I read Frazier I can smell the forest, the dust, and feel the mist and wind of the mountains and look through the eyes of his characters.
    Night of the Hunter takes a reader to the depression era Ohio Valley. Davis Grubb was also criticized because his subsequent works were not Night of the Hunter. He deliberately experimented with his writing style.

    I recommend both authors although it's likely difficult to find any other Grubb titles (Voices of Glory, Fools Parade, The Barefoot Man). And for old movie fans (ME!) I do not find any modern slasher film more frightening than the purely evil Preacher portrayed so unforgettably by the (handsome, great, sexy, veteran) Robert Mitchum in the old black-and-white Night of the Hunter.
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    Found a used book called "Prayers for Sale" excellent! I enjoy historical novels. Also wish Phillip Gulley would write more, he is wonderful. You can identify with his characters. He is my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    I download lots of free books to my Kindle. All are good so far but they are part one books to get you to buy the next one.
    Still prefer paper books and my favorites are the People books by Gear and O'Neal Gear. They are about North American Indians of the past. Since the authors are archaologists they have the facts to write fiction stories.
    I read alot and have had to make a list of all my reads to keep track so I dont buy the same book again.
    Also love the Lee Child books about Jack Reacher.
    Can you explain to me about free books for my kindle? If they are free, does that mean they will never expire from my Kindle? How do I actually download them? If I download one can I read it whenever or will it go away? not sure how this all works. Thank you so much for any advice you can give me. I love my Kindle but so far only play words with friends and solitaire!! lol!

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