Reading Books

Aug 15, 2005 21:14 # 38061

broken_dreamer ** has a suggestion...

More great books

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Over the past few weeks, I've bought several books, all of which I have enjoyed. Here are a few I would recommend:

Being Alexander by Nancy Sparling
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg

I'm in the middle of Greenberg's book. It took me a bit to get into, but it is still incredible. I also bought another book by Sebold entitled Lucky that I haven't gotten to, but it looks good, too.

Anyway, just my opinion. Hope you enjoy.

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.

This post was edited by broken_dreamer on Aug 15, 2005.

Aug 18, 2005 05:56 # 38142

betty *** replies...

Re: More great books

'Lovely Bones' was great, apparently 'Lucky' is Alice Sebold's biographical relation to 'Lovely Bones'. I haven't read 'Lucky' yet, but I think it's about her own childhood rape. Let me know how it is.

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Aug 18, 2005 16:01 # 38155

andromacha *** replies...

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'Lovely Bones' was great

Whoah... I know that this doesn't really matter with the topic. But here I just wanted to state about this incredible coincidence. I see now that you're talking about 'lovely bones' and last night at the Trivia game we normally play every Wednesday night in the local pub, there was a question about it. It was quoting the first line of the novel, and we had to say the title. Needless to say, we didn't get it right. However, I find it just interesting that now you're talking about that book.

If anything, I think that after hearing about it yesterday, and today through this weird coincidence, I am really curious about the book, and I wish to read it. I guess I will add it to the list of the to-do things for now though, since I am already full of books and critical essays to read for my last exam and my thesis.

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Sep 19, 2005 05:21 # 38950

rosyxxx *** replies...

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I must confess, I have not read this, but I keep hearing so much about it, I feel that I must read it...if only to keep on top of the current trend in books. I have this sneaking suspicion that I may eventually become a librarian, effectively turning the scenario of "librarian becomes stripper" on its head.

Right now, I feel absolutely driven to get in my car and drive half a block to the local library (as it isn't safe to walk there this time of night), to press my nose to the glass and try to find the title of one of the books on display that I made a bet over with Joe. The 'collateral' is chocolate-covered blackberries from Karl Bissinger's <- Click here to view the luscious beauties...incidentally, the original store is in the CWE, but there is now one in Minneapolis, Minnesota for all those wonderful Lutherans up there who either a)live in or near Minneapolis or b) like chocolate. Eat your heart out Garrison Keillor. As I want to win this bet, I am praying that I am right that the book was published in the 50s, based upon the graphic design style of the bookface.

Oh, I love anything that involves chocolate and books.

And now that I have become curious about Alice Sebold's book, I wish there was an all-night library. I for one, would vote for having the job of "All-Night Librarian".

Anyway, I'll give this book a read at my earliest convenience.

My mind is made up...not like my bed, which is a mess.

This post was edited by rosyxxx on Sep 19, 2005.

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