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RE: Great Reads - smoker guy - 06-11-2011 11:28 PM
Just finished "To Kill A Mockingbird" on Thurs. night and its a definite WOWWIE! A very good book that I'm glad to have finally read. Next on the plate is the complete Jack London. I start this behemoth book tomorrow...wish me luck.
RE: Great Reads - BrianW - 06-20-2011 12:14 PM
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories edited by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant (due Oct. 2011). This one came across my desk and given the current theme of the Time Travel Tour, but not knowing much about this genre, I thought it best to educate myself with this collection edited by the award winning authors. Always best to travel with someone who knows the way. (Or is it??)
RE: Great Reads - Mufasa - 06-20-2011 06:14 PM
Anything with the Time Travel theme will eventually rot your mind and send you giggling into oblivion.
(is that what's wrong with me?)
RE: Great Reads - BrianW - 06-20-2011 06:43 PM
(06-20-2011 06:14 PM)Mufasa Wrote: Anything with the Time Travel theme will eventually rot your mind and send you giggling into oblivion.
Only if we've had this conversation before...
RE: Great Reads - OrionGal - 06-22-2011 05:47 PM
Loving this thread, giving me lots of stuff to add to the wish list.
RE: Great Reads - nettiesaur - 06-22-2011 06:09 PM
I finished two books this week.
Nanny Returns, by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.
This is a continuation of The Nanny Diaries.
Nanny comes back to New York with her husband, who works for the United Nations. They buy a fixer upper in Harlem, and Nan goes to work as a business consultant. The little boy from the first book visits her one night, and the rest of the book is about the problems that ensue, and how they are resolved.
It was not an easy read, and not really chick lit.
The other book was The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, a novel about the
what life was like for the "colored" domestics in the Southern states at the beginning of the civil rights movement, told from the point of view of the maids. The author is respectful of the intelligence of these women, who found themselves earning poverty wages due to their race and circumstances. Although it is fiction, it is based on the author's relationship with the maid that her family employed, and a book called "Telling memories Among Southern Women" by Susan Tucker, which the author thanks in her "acknowledements" section of the book.
Another good book with a great subplot, which I won't give away!
RE: Great Reads - BrianW - 06-23-2011 03:02 PM
(06-22-2011 05:47 PM)OrionGal Wrote: Loving this thread, giving me lots of stuff to add to the wish list.
I'm happy to help with my suggestions! Another great resource is Indiebound.org - a collective of Independent bookstores nationwide (we're a member) banding together to fight 'The Borg'. Each month features reviews from booksellers from around the country. You may even see one of mine.
RE: Great Reads - BrianW - 06-24-2011 11:04 AM
Kings of Colorado by David E. Hilton. The story of a 13 year old boy sent to Swope reform school deep in the Rocky Mountains for stabbing his abusive father in Chicago. Two years hard-time to be spent with the work crews tasked with breaking and selling wild Mustangs. "Boys break the horses, Swope breaks the boys."
RE: Great Reads - BrianW - 06-30-2011 05:56 PM
Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger. Two people meet canoeing the Allagash River in northern Maine and become life partners.
Several years and many journeys later they return for one last adventure. This one's been a staff pick and a huge book group selection. I've canoed Maine waters, so I've been told to READ THIS BOOK!
RE: Great Reads - nettiesaur - 06-30-2011 06:10 PM
(06-24-2011 11:04 AM)BrianW Wrote: Kings of Colorado by David E. Hilton. The story of a 13 year old boy sent to Swope reform school deep in the Rocky Mountains for stabbing his abusive father in Chicago. Two years hard-time to be spent with the work crews tasked with breaking and selling wild Mustangs. "Boys break the horses, Swope breaks the boys."
Is this somewhat like "Holes", or a little cheerier?