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RE: Great Reads - RN-PRN - 06-22-2010 06:39 PM
I have been reading 1-2 books per week since the end of May...too many to recall the names. Sadly that will be ending by the end of the week to focus on my studies. School starts up on Monday. I will be reading journal articles and books that could put anyone to sleep...
RE: Great Reads - valhalla66 - 06-23-2010 11:41 AM
The last book I read wasn't as fulfilling as I wanted it to be so my sister lent me "A Dirty Job" by Christopher Moore. I am venturing back into Fictionland (I tend to read more non-fiction). I read "The Stupidest Angel" by the same author and liked it (the characters in that one were hilarious), so here goes.
RE: Great Reads - NWoBHM - 06-26-2010 08:49 AM
Reading Jack Higgins - "Thunder Point" a good read. And Jack Higgins "A Darker Place". The inside front cover has a picture of the author, who bears a resemblance to Alex Lifeson.
RE: Great Reads - old honda rider - 06-26-2010 10:01 AM
(06-26-2010 08:49 AM)NWoBHM Wrote: Reading Jack Higgins - "Thunder Point" a good read. And Jack Higgins "A Darker Place". The inside front cover has a picture of the author, who bears a resemblance to Alex Lifeson.
Ya think so? Frankly, I don't see it. I think Higgins and the late lamented Hunter S Thompson are twins separated at birth.
Hunter S Thompson:
RE: Great Reads - NWoBHM - 06-26-2010 10:29 AM
Maybe its my varifocals not focaling, but I thought this one had some resemblance..cant get it to show the image just the link to it....maybe someone could help?
Maybe it is the shades......looks like a rock star to me...........rather than a writer
RE: Great Reads - old honda rider - 06-26-2010 10:34 AM
(06-26-2010 10:29 AM)NWoBHM Wrote: Maybe its my varifocals not focaling, but I thought this one had some resemblance..cant get it to show the image just the link to it....maybe someone could help?Pretty small photo to get much of an idea, but anyway...
RE: Great Reads - NWoBHM - 06-26-2010 10:36 AM
Quote:Pretty small photo to get much of an idea, but anyway...
RE: Great Reads - Datura - 06-28-2010 05:28 AM
Barnes and Noble are having a huge sale, tons of books under 5 bucks. So far on my list I have 7 books for almost 19 dollars! A couple of them I am really looking forward to reading.
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen $3.99
In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in an even smaller town, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit. In this luminous debut novel, Sarah Addison Allen tells the story of that enchanted tree, and the extraordinary people who tend it.…
The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.
Life's Golden Ticket: An Inspirational Novel by Brendon Burchard $2.99
What If . . . You Were Handed a Ticket That Could Magically Start Your Life Anew?
In what is sure to become a classic, Brendon Burchard has crafted a triumphant tale of personal growth and change that will inspire any reader who has ever wished for a second chance.
Polly by Amy Bryant $1.99
If you're looking for Polly Clark, she'll be the girl wearing Doc Martens and a Bad Brains T-shirt at the punk show. She'll be (almost) losing her virginity to a high school dropout, accompanied by the Beastie Boys' "No Sleep Till Brooklyn." She'll be looking for her artistic soul while trying to solve the mysteries of guys, life, her seriously dysfunctional family . . . and herself. In eight chapters, Polly is shaped by eight relationships in this honest, tender, original, and utterly endearing story of one girl's stumbles and successes in the world of punked-out 1980s suburban romance — the unforgettable debut of an extraordinary new voice in contemporary fiction.
RE: Great Reads - BrianW - 06-29-2010 07:26 AM
(06-21-2010 01:40 PM)old honda rider Wrote:You're welcome OHR, my dad always said, "If I ever catch you on a motorcycle you better hope it kills you first." Hence the vicarious curiousity with bikes and the open road. I was once an avid cyclist and cruised up and down the New England coast. Close but no cigar!(06-21-2010 12:35 PM)BrianW Wrote: Acclaimed writer Wayne Johnson's "Live to Ride; The Rumbling, Roaring World of Speed, Escape, and Adventure on Two Wheels". If you've ever wondered what it's like to climb on a motorcycle and feel its engine roar to life, or have actually done it and felt the rush of flying off into the wild blue yonder, or simply been intrigued by this iconic part of American culture and history, hold on tight for this irresistible journey into motorcycling. (from the introduction)Thanks for this, BrianW. I hadn't heard of either this author or the title, but once I'm finished my biography of Hemingway I'll be sure to look for this.
RE: Great Reads - ForceTen - 06-29-2010 09:06 AM
Still working on my "Racing Weight" book by Matt Fitsgerald as I've been lacking in free time lately.
But, just installed Kindle on my Android phone (G1) for some additional reading when I'm away from my books.