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    I love reading mystery books which pertain to quilting, crocheting and knitting. I have just discovered the writer Sandra Dallas. The books are fiction but have alot of info. about quilting years ago. What do you read? sss

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    I love mysterys, and a nice love story once in awhile. But mostly I read whatever happens to be available. Trade a lot with my sister, buy at the used bookstore. I can read anything as long as it has a good story line. If it doesnT grab me in the first few pages, it never gets finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sss
    I love reading mystery books which pertain to quilting, crocheting and knitting. I have just discovered the writer Sandra Dallas. The books are fiction but have alot of info. about quilting years ago. What do you read? sss
    I just ordered 5 of her books at betterworldbooks.com. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    I love to read mysterys and horror. I'm a big Stephen King and Dean Koontz fan. But when I want a good laugh, I read Janet Evanovich.

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    I just started the first Earlene Fowler book and I just can't get into it, I find it very boring which means I probably won't finish it but will try again tonight.

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    I read anything I pick up. I like detective/police and attorney stuff. I was a MP in the USMC and always wanted to go to law school.

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    I like to read hard SF books (David Brin, Asimov, Heinlein, Ellison, etc) for the most part, with a sprinkling of romance (SF Romance - Anne McCaffery and similar)... and the Regency Romance novels of Elizabeth Mansfield (who was my mother, actually).

    But I've been reading mostly non-fiction these days: biographies and history books.

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    I love mysteries. So do my DDs so we share what we buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    Quote Originally Posted by sss
    I love reading mystery books which pertain to quilting, crocheting and knitting. I have just discovered the writer Sandra Dallas. The books are fiction but have alot of info. about quilting years ago. What do you read? sss
    I just ordered 5 of her books at betterworldbooks.com. Thanks for the suggestion.
    The ones I have read are Alice's Tulips, Prayers for Sale and The Persian Pickle Club. You should check out her website, www.sandradallas.com

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    I did thanks ;-) and I loved the Persian Pickle Club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCquilter
    I love to read mysterys and horror. I'm a big Stephen King and Dean Koontz fan.
    I like those two also. Then there are general murder mysteries (love the forensic types) but my favorite author is Terry Pratchett (Discworls series). Neil Gaiman has it going on too.

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    Last year I got an MP3 player and have been downloading books from Librivox and Audible. The Librivox books are free. Most of the classics are there. I have a hard time sitting down and reading, but I've listened to way over 100 books while I sew, garden, drive and walk the dogs. I've "discovered" Anthony Trollop, Elizabeth Gaskell, Arnold Bennett and others. I've "reread" Gone With the Wind, Lonesome Dove, Roots, and Watership Down. The Stieg Larsson series was wonderful.

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    I have a wide variety of tastes, but have been reading mostly SciFi/Fantasty lately. My boys got me hooked! John Ringo, David Drake, Eric Flint, Anne (and Todd) McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Elizabeth Moon, Jody Lynn Nye...to name a few.

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    I read mostly Christian historical fiction. I LOVE all of Al Lacy's stuff. A friend recently introduced my to Wanda Brunsetter's work.

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    I love anything by James Patterson and JD Robb (which is Nora Roberts). James Patterson's books are such quick reads that sometimes I am dissapointed that I read it so quickly :)

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    I am a Dean Koontz fan with my son, he buys them, I read them! I will fill in with anything I pick up at the resale shop.

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    lately I've been stuck on Wanda Brunsetter and Beverly Lewis books. Reading about the Amish is fascinating! I love to read though so can go in any direction really....sci-fi, romance, historical fiction, Christian fiction....There's a series by Brock and Bodie Thoene that I finished not long ago that was amazing..it was like being back in Biblical times. I don't buy many books anymore as the last few kids read as much as I do and it is simply impossible to keep us in books. We use the library a LOT!

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    I'm an SF kinda person too.. Prefer hard SF over Fantasy, tho I can enjoy well written Fantasy too. Outside that genre, like Robert B. Parker, James Patterson (will only read what HE writes tho and not just because they put his name on the book with a co-author). Guess my most favorite at the moment is the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Resisted reading it for years because it just didn't sound like my kind of book. Then found that I absolutely loved it. It is even better on audio books read by Davina Porter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeneK
    I'm an SF kinda person too.. Prefer hard SF over Fantasy, tho I can enjoy well written Fantasy too. Outside that genre, like Robert B. Parker, James Patterson (will only read what HE writes tho and not just because they put his name on the book with a co-author). Guess my most favorite at the moment is the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Resisted reading it for years because it just didn't sound like my kind of book. Then found that I absolutely loved it. It is even better on audio books read by Davina Porter.
    It took me till the movies to come out to finally read Tolkein I could NOT get into them in High School. (and I also played D&D for years w/o realizing how much those books influenced the game)

    The only fantasy I really will read consistently is anything by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCquilter
    I love to read mysterys and horror. I'm a big Stephen King and Dean Koontz fan. But when I want a good laugh, I read Janet Evanovich.
    Have you read Sizzling Sixteen yet?? I just went to Books-a-Million and skimmed it with one hand over my eyes in fear of another rotten book, but I actually found myself laughing again...
    I think maybe she has gotten back her mojo... Ranger is even using sentences in this one!

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    Mysteries, detective novels, a select few sci fi and quilt books for me :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCquilter
    I love to read mysterys and horror. I'm a big Stephen King and Dean Koontz fan. But when I want a good laugh, I read Janet Evanovich.
    me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter2
    I just started the first Earlene Fowler book and I just can't get into it, I find it very boring which means I probably won't finish it but will try again tonight.
    The beginning of the first book is totally hokey. Give it a few chapters.

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltilicious
    I like to read hard SF books (David Brin, Asimov, Heinlein, Ellison, etc) for the most part, with a sprinkling of romance (SF Romance - Anne McCaffery and similar)... and the Regency Romance novels of Elizabeth Mansfield (who was my mother, actually).

    But I've been reading mostly non-fiction these days: biographies and history books.
    Really, you're the daughter of a Regency romance writer? How fun it must have been growing up with her! I haven't read the genre, so I can't say I know her name. What has she written, and is it still in publication?

    I'm an occasional SF reader, though I mainly read mysteries. I also like biographies. What bios and history books have you been reading lately?

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    Favorite Author: Emily Giffin!
    All of her books are easy, quick reads and very entertaining!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisanne
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter2
    I just started the first Earlene Fowler book and I just can't get into it, I find it very boring which means I probably won't finish it but will try again tonight.
    The beginning of the first book is totally hokey. Give it a few chapters.

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltilicious
    I like to read hard SF books (David Brin, Asimov, Heinlein, Ellison, etc) for the most part, with a sprinkling of romance (SF Romance - Anne McCaffery and similar)... and the Regency Romance novels of Elizabeth Mansfield (who was my mother, actually).

    But I've been reading mostly non-fiction these days: biographies and history books.
    Really, you're the daughter of a Regency romance writer? How fun it must have been growing up with her! I haven't read the genre, so I can't say I know her name. What has she written, and is it still in publication?

    I'm an occasional SF reader, though I mainly read mysteries. I also like biographies. What bios and history books have you been reading lately?
    She's written close to 40 novels - I don't think any (or many) are still in print at the moment, but Amazon usually has used ones ridiculously cheap. There is talk to republish as ebooks in the near future - trust me, when that happens, EVERYONE will know about it :lol: :lol:

    I've been reading about the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War and the wrangling over writing the Constitution. I'm also currently reading "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" (a book about punctuation that 's on my daughter's summer reading list) and it's hilarious.

    I'm also reading some books about quilting :P
    such as McDowell's "Piecing Workshop" (just finished) and Bonnie Hunter's "Leaders and Enders"

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