Skip to comments.FR Book Club: What's on your Summer Reading List?
Posted on 06/17/2005 10:47:19 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith
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Today's topic: what's on your summer reading list? Whether you are going on vacation, sitting on the beach or just hanging out on your front porch, there's usually a good novel nearby. Any particular plans or will it be a more serendipitous approach?
"What does your church do that is run exclusively by men FOR men? ............................... (waiting for answer)............................. it's no wonder that dad stays home on Sunday morning"
The Mother's Day breakfast :)
I'm extremely picky about my Biblical fiction and have little tolerance for blasphemy and this book never offended me. In fact, I usually stay away from Biblical Fiction because I cant handle the usual assumptions made. I didn't even realize it was Biblical fiction when I checked it out; I just like history and thought it looked good. Yes, guilty as charged. I judged a book by the cover. You have to read this book! You will love it! Its got a dedication to xzins in the front cover ..they knew you would love this book. LOL
I always enjoyed his books. My mother is the one who let me know about his books. Definitely good for summertime reading.
Didn't he pass away fairly recently?
What does your church do that is run exclusively by men FOR men? ............................... (waiting for answer)............................. it's no wonder that dad stays home on Sunday morning"
Sounds like an interesting book. I am glad my church is not like that! LOL. the church I grew up in was basically run by women because the men (husbands) had better things to do....
Yay! I love his books. I wish he would write more.
The Theones are relaly good writers. I had a blast with their Zion Covenant and Zion Chronicle series.
"Didn't he pass away fairly recently?"
I haven't heard that he did. I would imagine my horse racing clubs and web sites would have said something if he had.
I just did a quick search and his wife had a heart attack and passed away in 2000. She helped him with a lot of his research.
So, who knows if he'll want to write another book. It might be too hard - from an emotional point of view, I mean.
Have you read Janet's Stephanie Plum series?
Blessings and kindness to you for the day...
Oh dang! No wonder he stopped writing. That is sad. He probably won't do any more then.
I am reading East of Eden...
You will love their books.
Thanks! same to you :O)
"Alexander, the Ambiguity of Greatness" (about Alexander the Great), by Guy MacLean Rogers, c. 2004, Random House.
I read that in the wake of the film "Gladiator" in 2000. The same author also wrote another novel on ancient Greece. Both came out on audiobook, read by Derek Jacobi, the British actor who played "I, Claudius" and also acted in Gladiator.
I pass my books on to others, so I'd have to do research on amazon.com to get the author's name and book titles.
The Thoene's are very solid.
The Ezekiel Option by Joel Rosenberg, who wrote The Last Jihad
Chuck Colson's The Good Life
2. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo, because I performed in the play
3. The Reformation - Diarmaid MacCulloch, very informative
4. a Spanish textbook - gotta learn something new
5. How Green Was My Valley - Llewellyn, suggested to me
6. The Bible - cover to cover. How can you go wrong?
La plume de ma tante?
El estilo de mi tia?
Thanks for your point of on this book. I didn't realize that.
"a Spanish textbook - gotta learn something new "
I will learn something else.
"The Bible - cover to cover. How can you go wrong?"
"East of Eden - by John Steinbeck, an incredible read "
That book was strange, but good.
On my nightstand. :)
Really looking forward to Jack Thompson's Out of Harm's Way, which releases in November.
Also, George Barna's Revolution, about why so many committed, born-again Christians are exiting the established church in massive numbers.
Summer's here...The Low-Carb Bartender.
I get a lot of audio books. I always have one going in the car. Right now, I am listening to 'Persecution' by David Limbaugh. It is scary!
I was browsing thru that in Border's. It's a good read.
I'm also reading the paperback book "Cinderella Man", a retelling of the current Russell Crowe film about Depression-era boxer Jim Braddock fighting Max Baer.
The Anglo-American Establishment
Tragedy & Hope
and the new one from Donald Trump:
Think Like A Billionaire
I just bought the CD today at Sam's.
The Sanctuary Garden
Re-reading Grandmother's Secrets
Ohhhhhh....I love her! I reread her books every year. I added this book to my Amazon wish list. Is it an easy read? I have a hard time with critiques sometimes, because they are so dry. TIA
That must have been a different Barna book because Revolution doesn't come out until October. But, either way, he does some interesting stuff.
Have you read any of Kathy Reichs? She has a new one out in HB - just finished the earlier one in PB.
Jeffrey Deaver has a new Lincoln Rhyme novel out. One of my favorite series.
Moi, je parle francais en courant. Mais je peux parler seulement un petit d'espagnol.
You will love the Plum Series...there are 11 books so far and they are hysterically funny and fun.
To each his own, keeps life interesting.
Are you a Ranger Babe or a Morelli Cupcake?
Brightness Reef by David Brin
You'll enjoy it. It's great for summertime.
Let me suggest another, though, that I just got: "The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been," by Roger Ransom. I know RR from my days at UCSB, when he would do seminars (he was at UC Riverside). He was the doctoral advisor to one of my co-authors on a previous book, and I look forward to reading this one.
Actually there was a big ta-da after his wife passed; many think she was actually the author of the Dick Francis books.
Anything written by James Lee Burke.
what kind of proof did they have to think that? Or do they just assume because he hasn't written anything since?
I think it is quite normal that he would stop writing.
Ruth Rendell and Minette Waters are younger English mystery writers; they write very dark stuff too.
I love the Elizabeth George books featuring Tommy Lynley and Company, though am not sure what I think about the last one in which tragedy struck one of the main characters...
I will look for a link. The article actually came out immediately after her death, kinda like it was well known in literary circles etc.
Thanks. I know a Civil War buff that would appreciate that book. :~ )
Hmm. well he does have piles of awards and such; three Edgar Allen Poe Awards, the title of Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master, fellowship in the Royal Society of Literature, and Malice Domestic's Lifetime Achievement Award- hard to argue against that
"I read The Devil in the White City, too...."
I have that book and MUST read it -- I bought it long ago when we Freepers were ordering books from Amazon to knock someone off Amazon's #1 spot (can't remember who -- maybe Hilly or Billy) by ordering titles in Amazon's #2-5 positions.