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ImageDonkeyJay
May 5, 2011 6:26 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Not familiar w/that author... say more? Smiling
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagesallyg
May 5, 2011 6:29 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Dahlianut, the only thing that would ever tempt me about teaching would be students like you...IF i could reward creativity, which I probably couldn't in any public school outside of 'art' class.

I think I liked Red Badge--I did read it several years ago. But what I liked as an adult is almost irrelevant to what I liked a a kid. I read a Dickens in my 20s and liked it a lot, he has sarcasm and tongue in cheek...There are now books for young readers which are acclaimed and also readable, thank heavens.

My next read Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky Some one mentioned it somewhere on some book chat thread I've been in.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagekqcrna
May 5, 2011 7:58 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
Sharon McCone series, by Marcia Muller. I've read the first four.
http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-McCone-Mysteries-Chronological-...

This morning I downloaded Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris-
http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Until-Dark-Sookie-Stackhouse/dp/0...

Maybe vampires are too weird for me. I'll find out. Highly recommended by my friend.

Karen
Imagewoofie
May 5, 2011 8:55 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
I like Charlaine Harris' other books, but the vampire series leaves me, er, "cold." Whistling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Imagesheryl
May 5, 2011 9:27 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I remember "Suite Francaise" being mentioned, but for some reason I decided against it.... I'll be interested in hearing what you have to say about it.
ImageDonkeyJay
May 5, 2011 10:24 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Interesting to note that Muller is credited w/the first fictional female PI. I've ordered the first one, the series looks interesting. Thumbs up
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagesallyg
May 5, 2011 11:26 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Ha, I've shelved a million Charlaine Harris Dead etc books and never thought it was about vampires--so many mystery stories have death titles LOL

"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagekqcrna
May 5, 2011 1:50 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
Jay, the first Sharon McCone seemed like very amateur writing, by presumably, a young author. As I've read the first four, I can see her (Muller) improving and developing as an author- style, character development, plot, etc. I do like reading a series from the beginning like that.

Karen

Imagesallyg
May 5, 2011 2:36 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Sheryl- Suite Francaise looks very promising style wise. Sadly the author was a French woman who died in Auschwitz- but I don't know that the novel is similarly sad tho I think it is about a family in her situation hiding during the war.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageDonkeyJay
May 5, 2011 3:21 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Yes, I like reading a series in order, too. I won't start a series til I get the first one. Amazon is such a huge help that way. Big Grin

I often find the first one of a series is a little so-so, as there's a lot of character development that has to happen first. Once a history & style is established, I feel many of the cozy series pick up a bit. Lovey dubby
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imageherbie43
May 5, 2011 4:31 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
dthe problem with my book reports were that they often ran over 500 words.

Hilarious!
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
Imagedahlianut
May 5, 2011 4:31 PM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
um dear herbie that's not a book report, that's a book Whistling
Imageherbie43
May 5, 2011 4:38 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
i thought i was impressing the teacher. Hilarious! Hilarious!
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
ImageDonkeyJay
May 5, 2011 4:40 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Oh you were, Frank, you were. In fact, I'll bet she STILL remembers you, but pro'ly not in the way you intended. Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imageherbie43
May 5, 2011 4:41 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
she always passed me with high grades.
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
Imagedahlianut
May 5, 2011 4:42 PM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagedahlianut
May 5, 2011 4:43 PM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
do-si-do with herbie. Maybe the teacher was just trying to get you advanced to the next grade quicker Hilarious!
Imageherbie43
May 5, 2011 4:47 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
when i wentto school you didn't get any free passes. if you failed you were left back and i don't even wantto talk about the Regents tess. Rolling on the floor laughing
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
lakesidecallas
May 5, 2011 7:29 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
It seems every book or show has to have a vampire in it. I saw a blurb about this book today:
http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/lee11 I must be getting old and prudish, but I thought it should come with a brown wrapper over it. TSK!
Imagewoofie
May 5, 2011 7:32 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Oh good grief. The idiot who wrote that abysmally long saga "Twilight" has a LOT to answer for! Glare

And you guys stop picking on Frank! Angry
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

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