Right now, I am reading The Catcher In The Rye.|
If you haven't read it yet, you really would like. You really would.
Reply #401. Mar 03 08, 9:06 PM
rayven80, that sounds like Michael Connelly's "The Last Coyote".|
Reply #402. Mar 03 08, 9:36 PM
I am currently reading Kyle Mills' 'Darkness Falls'. It’s about an environmentalist that's called on to help the oil companies stop an oil-eating bacteria. Good book so far.
Reply #403. Mar 03 08, 9:57 PM
In school my teacher's making us read Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. It was so hard to understand, but then she showed us the movie with Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington, etc etc so it suddenly became crystal clear.|
Reply #404. Mar 03 08, 11:08 PM
Thanks agony, I'll look for it.|
Reply #405. Mar 05 08, 5:03 PM
Right now I am reading the first book in the Nightrunner trilogy by Lynn Flewelling called Luck in the Shadows|
Reply #406. Mar 05 08, 5:21 PM
Anybody here from Canada? I remember reading a series of books "Jalna" by Mazo DeLaRoche - years ago. I found part of the series at a garage sale and tracked down the rest of the series. The story is an historical romance for the most part - and there are 15 or so books in the series.|
Reply #407. Mar 05 08, 5:35 PM
Just catching up on His Dark Materials Trilogy|
Reply #408. Mar 05 08, 6:43 PM
My mom was a big "Jalna" fan.... Didn't CBC make a series about them?|
Reply #409. Mar 05 08, 7:06 PM
I was an English major in college, which requires a great deal of reading, but it also introduces you to different genres and authors that you may otherwise never encounter on your own. So, due to my numerous classes in British Literature I have come to love the works of Jane Austen. I am currently reading her 1816 novel "Persuasion" about a young naval officer Captain Frederick Wentworth who proposes to Anne Elliot; however, after the Napoleonic Wars his circumstances changed drastically for the better, which may just impact Anne's decision. I have not found out as of yet. |
Reply #410. Mar 05 08, 7:20 PM
I just finished Ann Rule's "Dead by Sunset" and I've just started "Murdered by Mumia" by Maureen Faulkner and Michael Smerkonish.|
Reply #411. Mar 05 08, 7:46 PM
My brother has gotten me reading Nelson DeMille's books in which John Corey is the main character. I just finished WILDFIRE. Very good.|
Reply #412. Mar 08 08, 12:25 PM
Can remember the Jalna books in the bookcase at home, but sadly never read any. |
Reading Sebastian Foulkes "On Green Dolphin Street"
Reply #413. Mar 08 08, 1:55 PM
I'm trying to get hold of all of the old Willard Price 'Adventure' books (I have 3 at the moment). I read them as a kid in the late 80's and thought they were amazing. Same goes for the old 'Jennings' books by Anthony Buckeridge. Old-fashioned, sure, but a great easy read.|
Reply #414. Mar 08 08, 2:45 PM
twinkling stars - It seems to me that PBS just broadcast the movie about your book "Persuasion". I knew it was a book by Jane austen but did not know the name (I turned it on after the opening credits) - so now I may well look up the book. |
I didn't know "Jalna" had been a PBS series !
Reply #415. Mar 08 08, 4:12 PM
I loved those "Adventure" books when I was a kid, too. We've got a couple quizzes online about them.|
"Persuasion" is one of my least favourite JA's - I'd go for "Emma" or "Northanger Abbey".
Currently I can't seem to stop rereading Donald E Westlake. He is best known for humourous crime novels - if you don't know him and like a laugh check him out.
Reply #416. Mar 09 08, 9:02 AM
Northanger Abbey was actually one of my favorite Jane Austen books as well. |
Reply #417. Mar 09 08, 10:43 PM
Peter Pan by JM Barrie :) good book|
Reply #418. Mar 14 08, 4:15 PM
Right now I am reading, "What Janie Found" by Caroline Cooney(???). It's going a little slow, but it is a good book so far.|
Reply #419. Mar 14 08, 4:41 PM
I have just finished reading A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin. It was very good. I have had the book for a long time but just got around to reading it.|
Reply #420. Mar 14 08, 5:05 PM
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