Your latest & greatest book suggestions NOW (updated)?

Your latest & greatest book suggestions NOW (updated)?

Joined: March 15th, 2008, 10:58 pm

March 22nd, 2011, 2:02 am #1

I'm asking you for your latest and greatest, so you go first!
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As far as rock 'n roll - I haven't even begun Keith Richard's book, but I have it. I look at those as beach reads. 

I did read the excerpt (in the March 17th Rolling Stone Magazine) on RED: My Uncensored Life in Rock by Sammy Hagar.

It was interesting & revealing (OMG - Eddie Van Halen was a complete mess - yikes?) though I'm not a fan of the Hagar/Van Halen days per se. I'm a Roth/Van Halen fan. I don't think I would want to actually get it...
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Looking for something a bit more intellectual or riveting!

WHAT HAVE YOU GOT FOR THE MASSES?
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Joined: March 4th, 2007, 6:21 pm

March 22nd, 2011, 6:38 am #2



I just finished this one a few days ago..  I LOVED this book!!  It's about a 12 year old girl growing up on a horse farm, the family dynamic & her relationships with them...  I could barely put it down
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Joined: March 4th, 2007, 6:21 pm

March 22nd, 2011, 6:39 am #3

This was another page turner for me...  About a girl growing up in the South before Civil Rights, her relationship with the hired help and her family versus what her Dad believes... 
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Joined: November 27th, 2007, 4:09 pm

March 22nd, 2011, 7:34 am #4

"The Story of Edgar Sawtelle," by David Wroblewski . One of the best books I have ever read.
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Joined: March 4th, 2007, 6:21 pm

March 22nd, 2011, 9:15 am #5

I've heard a ton of great reviews on that book, VR.. I'm hesitant to read it because Oprah Winfrey has it on her Book Club List...

I am not an Oprah fan, and I often wonder if people do things because she tells them to do it...

I'll take your opinion to heart, and the next time I am in B7N, I will look for it
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Joined: November 27th, 2007, 4:09 pm

March 22nd, 2011, 10:38 am #6

Ugh...I had no idea it was on the "list". Although it does tarnish my recommendation, it is still a great read and nothing like the poor-abused-me-I-am-victim books that she tends to hawk. My sister, who loved it, got it from a friend who loved it and gave it to me, who loved it. I finished it in January and I still find myself thinking about the story and the characters. Very compelling.
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Joined: March 4th, 2007, 6:21 pm

March 22nd, 2011, 12:21 pm #7

OK... I'll go buy it!!!
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Joined: March 15th, 2008, 10:58 pm

March 22nd, 2011, 3:43 pm #8

Agree on the "Oprah" recommends stuff. My bad!

Unfair, I guess, but "those books" lose their own identity somehow, I think with her plug? JMHO.
On the other hand, many authors wouldn't get "noticed" - double edged sword, me thinks.

Thanks for the recommendations!
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Please Sir/Madamme,

May I have some more?
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

March 22nd, 2011, 3:47 pm #9

 
 
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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Joined: February 4th, 2007, 9:20 pm

March 22nd, 2011, 6:56 pm #10

Last week a friend recommended a book about a woman who was reading a newspaper article about a child who had been missing for some years. The photo was a picture of her adopted son. The book was about how she handled it. I have searched Barnes and Noble and find no book fitting that description. anyone familiar with it?
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Joined: August 7th, 2007, 8:59 am

March 22nd, 2011, 7:18 pm #11

Been spoiled by the internet and power scrolling threw text.

Also I use text to speech and sit back and listen. Reading has become a whole different thing using these tools.

Tweaking the voice with the equalizer makes the computer speech sound like your momma if you want.

Fut, I can read in my sleep and learn all kinds of things.

Sorry Mrs Lee, I have moved on. "The World Turns "

I love new tools !!

Now, how to split a head set so in one ear i hear one topic,,and the other a different one.

Shit, need more ears because I also listen to music and the TV at the same time while on the computer..

I know,,,,,FOCUS !! LOL Futtin' ADHD !
Give all you can,,,Take less then you need and leave some for others.
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Joined: October 12th, 2007, 12:18 am

March 22nd, 2011, 7:32 pm #12

the ice man
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Joined: March 15th, 2008, 10:58 pm

March 22nd, 2011, 10:04 pm #13

Last week a friend recommended a book about a woman who was reading a newspaper article about a child who had been missing for some years. The photo was a picture of her adopted son. The book was about how she handled it. I have searched Barnes and Noble and find no book fitting that description. anyone familiar with it? ~ Mazzie

Mazzie,
I think I know the book you speak of. I have been eyeing that book for a very long time not knowing anyone who had read it, etc.

Is it called "Look Again" by Lisa Scottoline? I think the paperback has a picture of the back of a Mom holding her young son's hand. It IS about a woman who sees a flyer "Have you seen this child?" and it is a picture that looks exactly like her adopted son, Will. She can't stop thinking about it and pursues investigating it. She may be a reporter (the Mom) in the book?

If that sounds like YOUR book, it IS at B&N in paperback, but also on the NOOK on-line for $4.99!!!!!! Yay! I hope it's what you are looking for & do let me know if you get it and read it! Please!

Mya,

The Ice Man? Is that the mafia book? The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer by Philip Carlo? It looks like my kind of book: True Crime. Do tell? Please? Thanks.
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 1:56 am

March 22nd, 2011, 10:29 pm #14

Of interest to folks intrigued with modern Chinese history...
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The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. ~ J.M. Barrie
                      
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Joined: March 15th, 2008, 10:58 pm

March 24th, 2011, 2:14 am #15

Well, THIS is certainly not for SPRING!

Got the heads up in an e-mail that the series by Christopher Pauolini (sp?) Eragon, Eldest, Brisinger, and now the grand finale: Inheritance will be out on Nov. 8, 2011!

Now, this is a "teen/young adult" series I believe? However, my household is waiting in anticipation (nearly) like the Harry Potter series they have "grown with". They've waited long enough too!!! I hope it's worth the wait... 

Just throwing it out there! Not just for kids...adults that like to be a kid again!
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Joined: March 4th, 2007, 6:21 pm

March 24th, 2011, 9:52 am #16

mazzie46 wrote:Last week a friend recommended a book about a woman who was reading a newspaper article about a child who had been missing for some years. The photo was a picture of her adopted son. The book was about how she handled it. I have searched Barnes and Noble and find no book fitting that description. anyone familiar with it?
I read it about a month ago... I found it in Target.... Look Again, by Lisa Scottoline.. I was coming here to recommend it!!  
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Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm

March 24th, 2011, 6:22 pm #17

I second Brain's recommendation of "Townie," a page-turner of a memoir by the great Andre Dubus III.
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Joined: June 26th, 2007, 3:43 am

March 24th, 2011, 6:42 pm #18


This author is up here tonight at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT giving a talk on his book. 
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Joined: March 15th, 2008, 10:58 pm

March 24th, 2011, 7:47 pm #19

Thank you Brain, MrClam & Trip,

On Chronicle about Author & book right now ABC channel 5!

....but so are the Bruins SCORE 3!

Multi-tasking...
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Joined: December 17th, 2007, 5:07 pm

March 24th, 2011, 9:46 pm #20

I loved The God of Animals too! I also have it here in hardcover and happy to lend it out. Save a tree!
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