Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#85313 May 8, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I'm off to the library to check out some books. Quick, throw out some suggestions! I have read every Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Kathy Reichs book avail - just to give you an idea of the mindless fluff I read for a quick escape from reality.
Just finished "Honeymoon" by Patterson and really enjoyed it! If you like Dean Koontz, try "Fear Nothing" or "Tick Tock". Both were EXCELLENT and fun to read!!!

I have enought stress, I like to read fun stuff, too!

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#85314 May 8, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison was an easy read. Not easy subject matter, really, but it reeled me in.

Jeanette Walls - Half-Broke Horses and The Glass Castle, both good.

Mennonite In A Little Black Dress
Darn it, I wrote down bastard out of Carolina after you recommended it, but couldn't find where I had written it this morning and couldn't think of it!

I liked Mennonite.

I picked up The Secret Life of Bees as one of my books. Anyone read that?

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#85315 May 8, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>I'm a sci-fi girl mostly but I'm thinking about re-reading some of the Diana Gabaldon stuff. Sorta sci-fi sorta historical romance, definitely entertaining fluff.
I have read some of her stuff, but she is not able to hold my attention through the whole book (tried more than one to make sure it wasn't just that subject). Not sure what it is about her writing, since I have read several other verbose authors without issue.

I may have to try again in the future, though :)

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#85316 May 8, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
<quoted text>
Darn it, I wrote down bastard out of Carolina after you recommended it, but couldn't find where I had written it this morning and couldn't think of it!
I liked Mennonite.
I picked up The Secret Life of Bees as one of my books. Anyone read that?
Watched the movie; it was "meh" and a little predictable. I'm sure the book was better.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#85317 May 8, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
Watched the movie; it was "meh" and a little predictable. I'm sure the book was better.
I didn't see the movie so I can't say for sure, but the book was good.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#85318 May 8, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
<quoted text>
I have read some of her stuff, but she is not able to hold my attention through the whole book (tried more than one to make sure it wasn't just that subject). Not sure what it is about her writing, since I have read several other verbose authors without issue.
I may have to try again in the future, though :)
It's been awhile, so they may not be as good as I remember. <mimishrug>

I've been reading nothing but sci-fi for years now; C.J. Cherryh is my latest favorite. I love her stuff...

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#85319 May 8, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>It's been awhile, so they may not be as good as I remember. <mimishrug>

I've been reading nothing but sci-fi for years now; C.J. Cherryh is my latest favorite. I love her stuff...
My Grandmother reads a lot (though she was a fan of Reader's Digest condensed books because they were pre-censored) and she loves Diana Gabaldon. She also really likes Elizabeth Peters, who I enjoyed reading as a teen.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#85320 May 8, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>It's been awhile, so they may not be as good as I remember. <mimishrug>

I've been reading nothing but sci-fi for years now; C.J. Cherryh is my latest favorite. I love her stuff...
Wait, if my last post came across as snobby or in any way mean, it wasn't meant to. My tastes in reading have in some ways simplified since I was in hs/college because I read for different reasons now. I threw in the comment about when I read the Elizabeth Peters books just as a frame of reference for me, not as a judgement on anyone else.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#85321 May 8, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Not sure Chicago s following that trend....and even after emptying so much public housing on the southside into the suburbs, over the years.....Should we say, failed federal social engineering?
Do you have any data to support this or just "I think I hear about gun violence more often than I did years ago"?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#85322 May 8, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm a sci-fi girl mostly but I'm thinking about re-reading some of the Diana Gabaldon stuff. Sorta sci-fi sorta historical romance, definitely entertaining fluff.
Yes Gabaldon. Start with Outlander.

If you like medieval historical mysteries, try Margaret Frazer's Dame Frevisse series. The order doesn't matter. Interesting tales, engaging writer

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#85323 May 8, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
<quoted text>
Wait, if my last post came across as snobby or in any way mean, it wasn't meant to. My tastes in reading have in some ways simplified since I was in hs/college because I read for different reasons now. I threw in the comment about when I read the Elizabeth Peters books just as a frame of reference for me, not as a judgement on anyone else.
I did not take anything you wrote as snobby. I was maybe agreeing with you since it had been awhile. Tastes totally change as you get older. I used to love love love me some Anne Rice. Now, I'm just meh about her stuff and gave most of her books away during my last move.(kept the Sleeping Beauty series tho, way up on a high shelf :D)

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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#85324 May 8, 2013
Have you read the max series and the witch series from patterson? both geared to younger readers, but is mindless.
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I'm off to the library to check out some books. Quick, throw out some suggestions! I have read every Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Kathy Reichs book avail - just to give you an idea of the mindless fluff I read for a quick escape from reality.

Since: Oct 12

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#85325 May 8, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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Do you have any data to support this or just "I think I hear about gun violence more often than I did years ago"?
Gun violence within Chicago?....it's spoken of on the national news broadcasts, about once a week, especially amoung'st the young and black.....is it just reaching you?

Since: Aug 08

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#85326 May 8, 2013
One of the women, who was held captive by that guy, told investigators that she was on her way home from school in April 2004 when a man pulled up in a van and casually offered her a ride.

Teen or not, what moron gets into a strangers car in this day and age?

“Checks and Balances”

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#85327 May 8, 2013
RACE wrote:
<quoted text>Have you read the max series and the witch series from patterson? both geared to younger readers, but is mindless.
No, I'll have to check them out.

One of my favorite series is the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. It was written for teens, so the writing is very simple, but it is about Greek and Roman mythology. I get so excited when authors find a way to make history interesting to kids and teens. I love being able to talk about it in the classroom when there is down time or with my younger cousins.

Since: Jan 10

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#85328 May 8, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
One of the women, who was held captive by that guy, told investigators that she was on her way home from school in April 2004 when a man pulled up in a van and casually offered her a ride.
Teen or not, what moron gets into a strangers car in this day and age?
And in a VAN? Where no one can see you? Eff that.

“Checks and Balances”

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#85329 May 8, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Gun violence within Chicago?....it's spoken of on the national news broadcasts, about once a week, especially amoung'st the young and black.....is it just reaching you?
Again, do you have any data on the crimes committed using handguns over the past 20 years or so? The news does not report "just the facts", it editorializes and sensationalizes, especially when it comes to Chicago because of its relationship to the President.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#85330 May 8, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
One of the women, who was held captive by that guy, told investigators that she was on her way home from school in April 2004 when a man pulled up in a van and casually offered her a ride.
Teen or not, what moron gets into a strangers car in this day and age?
Probably just that one moron. Seriously, that's something that would never even enter my head to do.

Since: Aug 08

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#85331 May 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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And in a VAN? Where no one can see you? Eff that.
I know!

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#85332 May 8, 2013
Thinking about lunch. Has anyone had Panera's mac and cheese? I'm dying for some, but I'm not going to bother if it's shyte.

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