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Any Great Books?
July 25, 2008 | Stephanie32

Posted on 07/25/2008 3:01:11 PM PDT by Stephanie32

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To: Kimmers
If you are looking for light, no brainer, LOL read check out the Stephanie Plumb series by Janet Evanovich... Start with One For the Money....

I just bought the paperback of 'Lean Mean Thirteen' by Janet Evanovich, and I'm saving it for vacation...Those books are LOL funny...

101 posted on 07/25/2008 7:22:58 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Shqipo; Stephanie32

Sounds like I will love it. Thank you !


102 posted on 07/25/2008 7:23:25 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Auntie Mame

Thanks, Auntie Mame. The books have been added to my list.


103 posted on 07/25/2008 7:25:57 PM PDT by kitkat (EX DEO LIBERTAS (From God, liberty))
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To: mass55th

Since you like historical novels have you tried “The Autobiography of Henry VIII w/Notes by His Fool, Will Somers” by Margaret George? It’s a big, fat easy and informative read. George also wrote “The Memoirs of Cleopatra”. Her books are well researched.


104 posted on 07/25/2008 7:27:11 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Stephanie32

That’s a really broad range of topics, thank you, I think I have read something by Shirley Jackson but can’t remember the title, I can see that I’ll be having a lot to read here. :-)


105 posted on 07/25/2008 7:27:55 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: choirboy; Stephanie32

Jury duty time is a great time to catch up on reading! Thank you, they sound really interesting and good luck with your case.


106 posted on 07/25/2008 7:30:22 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Radix; Stephanie32

Thanks, that sounds really interesting. I hope it is not over my head. I have heard about this book and was curious about it. Sounds like everyone should read this book.


107 posted on 07/25/2008 7:34:06 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: kitkat

Thanks for reminding me about Mary Stewart. I used to love reading her books many, many years ago. She must be a lovely person. Maybe I'll re-read them...

108 posted on 07/25/2008 7:35:40 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Publius6961; Stephanie32

You’re right, I should have specified my tastes but I really do like reading most genres. And it does depend on what I’m feeling like at the time.
You’re right about the lack of time!
I love romance, mysteries, politics, medical, classics and actually there is no type of book on that list that I would not consider reading. Thank you !


109 posted on 07/25/2008 7:38:56 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Stephanie32

Yep. Freepers are readers. You definitely opened the flood gates, LOL!


110 posted on 07/25/2008 7:40:03 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
The Doorbell Rang or Some Buried Caesar-- Rex Stout

One summer I read every single Nero Wolfe book that Rex Stout wrote. In addition to great mystery stories, you get a vocabulary lesson.


111 posted on 07/25/2008 7:41:07 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: ottbmare

I don’t mind chick lit !
Sounds like a beautiful book, I belong to a couple of book clubs and this sounds like one they might enjoy too. Thank you.


112 posted on 07/25/2008 7:41:15 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Xenophon450; Stephanie32

Actually I took a test not too long ago and wrote that if I could go back to one era it would be the civil war time so that would be very interesting for me. Thank you.


113 posted on 07/25/2008 7:43:34 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Stephanie32

Thread on great review of my new book here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2051323/posts


114 posted on 07/25/2008 7:44:14 PM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: McLynnan

Yep...read both of those too.


115 posted on 07/25/2008 7:44:45 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I sure did, can’t believe all of these great recommendations from all of you nice people. I will be very certain to print this all out !


116 posted on 07/25/2008 7:44:46 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: raybbr
Any of the Nero Wolfe books by Rex Stout. They are older but very entertaining. I have read them all about five times. Never get boring.

I had a mental image of Nero Wolfe's house, room by room, when I read those great books.


117 posted on 07/25/2008 7:48:08 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: abb; Stephanie32

I did read the Exorcist, love mysteries and there is someone very dear to me who loves it when I read about military history. Thank you !


118 posted on 07/25/2008 7:51:06 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“From Darwin to Hitler”-Weichert


119 posted on 07/25/2008 7:52:06 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: supremedoctrine; Stephanie32

Wow, I could be reading forever with that great list. I don’t think I’ve read any of those. That’s really interesting that you got your username from that book. It must be a great one. Thank you !


120 posted on 07/25/2008 7:55:10 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: GSWarrior; Stephanie32

I have been curious about this book, had heard that it was a good character study and very well written. Thank you!


121 posted on 07/25/2008 8:01:51 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Tanniker Smith

Just finished Ender’s Game: good book.


122 posted on 07/25/2008 8:02:17 PM PDT by TradicalRC ("...just not yet.")
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To: allmendream; Stephanie32

I haven’t read much SF but would like to. I feel really out of the loop because most people I know do read it and love it. Thank you!


123 posted on 07/25/2008 8:07:14 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: 6ppc; Stephanie32

Thank you, I haven’t read much SF but would love to try that, they sound great and the Rhodes book does too. And thanks for the download info too !


124 posted on 07/25/2008 8:10:50 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Grizzled Bear; Stephanie32

I agree about “Fear No Evil.” It was an experience. And I’ve read the Orwell ones. The others sound very interesting too, thank you!


125 posted on 07/25/2008 8:15:30 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Stephanie32

What’s your favorite book?


126 posted on 07/25/2008 8:16:57 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Stephanie32
Babylon Rising by Tim LaHaye.
127 posted on 07/25/2008 8:17:53 PM PDT by Edyie
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To: kitkat; Stephanie32

I truly loved Rebecca, have not read The Shell Seekers but I will. Thank you!


128 posted on 07/25/2008 8:18:49 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Savage Beast

Any time! :-)


129 posted on 07/25/2008 8:21:37 PM PDT by Amelia
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To: Boagenes; Stephanie32

Really? I had heard that and will be anxious to read it, thank you, it must be very good.


130 posted on 07/25/2008 8:22:28 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: dominic flandry; Stephanie32

Thank you, I was googling some of them and they look really great, looks like you choose great books!


131 posted on 07/25/2008 8:25:43 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"I'm like a cat. ;)"

If you truly are, then you have it all figured out.

Observe a cat without any judgment. Notice they don't use labels or words. They are completely and totally in the Now. How we can be, with practice. Be. ;-)

If you can find A New Earth in your collecting, that's a good as the Power and somewhat less heady. Good luck! ;)

132 posted on 07/25/2008 8:25:45 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Stephanie32

Perfume by Patrick Suskind and anything by Jasper Fforde.


133 posted on 07/25/2008 8:28:34 PM PDT by TradicalRC ("...just not yet.")
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To: edzo4; Stephanie32

Thank you, I’m very interested about Iran right now and sometimes the real technical stuff is too deep for me so that sounds great as well as the others. :-)


134 posted on 07/25/2008 8:29:51 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: DeaconBenjamin
I second that recommendation.

On the pure fiction side, I'll throw in most anything by Allistair Maclean.

135 posted on 07/25/2008 8:31:34 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: gate2wire; Stephanie32

I loved Lonesome Dove, didn’t read Shogun yet. Thank you!


136 posted on 07/25/2008 8:32:36 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: 6ppc
Science Fiction - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle wrote three books in the late 70's and early 80's that I consider to be great. The Mote in God's Eye, Lucifer's Hammer and Footfall

I'll second that, and add the Ringworld and Rama series to the list.

137 posted on 07/25/2008 8:35:36 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Stephanie32

“The Black Swan” and “Fooled by Randomness” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Taleb goes into detail on how unforseen circumstances disproportionately affect both previous common wisdom, as well as shape the consensus that follows, through man’s tendency towards revisionism (which I like to call the Monday morning quarterback effect).


138 posted on 07/25/2008 8:35:55 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Stephanie32

Anything by Theodore Dalrymple, but especially “Our Culture, What’s Left of It”......


139 posted on 07/25/2008 8:38:27 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Grizzled Bear; Stephanie32

I have to think on that, there have been so many. Off the top of my head:

The Bible
Gone With the Wind
Roots
(some) Greg Iles mysteries
The Kite Runner
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Looming Tower
Nicholas Sparks books(romance novel author)
Marley & Me
Jodi Piccoult books (like My Sister’s Keeper)

Many more and I will add to this. Thank you for asking.


140 posted on 07/25/2008 8:44:04 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Stephanie32

For a good mystery / who-done-it read, try anything by Harlan Coben, Micheal Connelly or Jeffery Deaver.


141 posted on 07/25/2008 8:46:24 PM PDT by TheMom (My baby just graduated from High School - send money for college!)
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To: Stephanie32

John Ringo, start with Ghost, they are mostly in sci-fi.


142 posted on 07/25/2008 8:46:34 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (The world WILL be cleaner, safer and more productive without Islam.)
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To: Edyie; Stephanie32

That’s part of a series I think? My friend also said Babylon Rising is a great book. Thank you!


143 posted on 07/25/2008 8:46:42 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Eye of Unk; Stephanie32

Ok thanks! I’m trying to get into SF, it’s one area I haven’t read much of.


144 posted on 07/25/2008 8:48:28 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: TheMom; Stephanie32

Thanks, I love a great mystery!


145 posted on 07/25/2008 8:49:30 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Intolerant in NJ; Stephanie32

Thank you! if I’m thinking right it’s the book of essays.


146 posted on 07/25/2008 8:53:53 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Stephanie32

If you want funny mystery, then try Janet Evanovich and Anne George (she passed away in 2001).


147 posted on 07/25/2008 8:56:15 PM PDT by TheMom (My baby just graduated from High School - send money for college!)
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To: swarthyguy

The best current detective noir writer out there is probably Dennis Lehane.


148 posted on 07/25/2008 8:56:40 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
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To: Clemenza; Stephanie32

Thanks! I haven’t read much philosophy but that sounds very interesting.


149 posted on 07/25/2008 8:57:12 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: TheMom; Stephanie32

Ok, I will do that!


150 posted on 07/25/2008 8:58:01 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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