March 27th, 2006, 04:25 PM #361
a million little pieces...
while i was trying to strike up conversation with my boyfriend's mom about the book she asked if i read and of course my boyfriend answered, "Yeah, she reads a lot!"
so i was like, great. luckily, it's a very easy read.
March 27th, 2006, 04:35 PM #362
I wouldn't consider "On Writing" a novel. It is King's book on how he writes. It's a very good read for an aspiring writer, and it does have a lot of insight to his career.
Originally Posted by chu gar
March 27th, 2006, 11:15 PM #363
Romanov Prophecy was ok. Too many writers are trying to hitch a ride on the Da Vinci Code train, but are not as successful. This one is enjoyable, as long as you don't try to take it too deep. Loved the Russian history aspect.
Originally Posted by johnmac44
March 27th, 2006, 11:18 PM #364
On book two of the Srthurian saga by Mary Stewart. Finished the Crystal Cave and an about 1/3 into the Hollow Hills. A different take on Merlin.
April 6th, 2006, 03:12 PM #365
Just finished reading "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Very entertaining and enjoyable read.
From the book jacket:
Barcelona, 1945 - Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes one day to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again. Daniel's father coaxes him to choose a book from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. And Daniel so loves the book he selects, a novel called The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax's work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last of Carax's books in existence. Before Daniel knows it, his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness, and doomed love, and before long he realizes that if he doesn't find out the truth about Julian Carax, he and those closest to him will suffer horribly.
Up next... Inca Gold by Clive Cussler
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April 6th, 2006, 03:56 PM #366
Re-reading both "The Old Man and the Sea" by Hemingway and "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius. They're both even better the second time through.
April 6th, 2006, 04:04 PM #367
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.
April 9th, 2006, 09:37 PM #368
finished it this afternoon. all i can say is "oh wow." seriously, now that i've read it, yeah, the movie - not as great to me anymore. the graphic novel on the other hand, i totally love.
April 10th, 2006, 02:42 AM #369
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
April 10th, 2006, 09:01 PM #370
The Broker - John Grisham