I've just started reading this book, and it promises to be as masterfully told as you would expect from author James Lee Burke. The lead character, Hackberry Holland will be a new experience for me, and I hope that I will enjoy it as much as I have eI've just started reading this book, and it promises to be as masterfully told as you would expect from author James Lee Burke. The lead character, Hackberry Holland will be a new experience for me, and I hope that I will enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed reading the Dave Robicheaux novels over the years....more
Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy
— 17817 members
— last activity 1 hour, 14 min ago
Welcome to Paranormal Romance! This group is for the discussion and recommendation of paranormal romances and paranormal erotic romance, along with urWelcome to Paranormal Romance! This group is for the discussion and recommendation of paranormal romances and paranormal erotic romance, along with urban fantasy, science fiction, futuristic, and fantasy romance. If you love vampires, werewolves, and hot faery men, this is the group for you. Join up and discuss your favorite books!
If you have questions or concerns, please contact a mod other than Pamela. She unfortunately doesn't have a lot of goodreads time at the moment, and you'll get a quicker response from another mod. Thanks!
We recommend members be over 18, since we do discuss books with adult content, but this is not strictly enforced. Please be aware that there will be adult discussion in this group!
The group rules are here: ttp://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/10935-admin-group-rules
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Whatever you want it to be
— 60 members
— last activity Jan 15, 2014 06:41AM
Weeeeeell, My groups always die..... so I made this group! You can put whatever you wanna put, like roleplays, and stuff like that. There's a vote, foWeeeeeell, My groups always die..... so I made this group! You can put whatever you wanna put, like roleplays, and stuff like that. There's a vote, for the best series, too! so please join!!! it's really fun!! Also, If you join, please don't do nothing! that's just no fun! Just don't swear or anything like that..... and don't post the mars candy topic!!! cuz we know!!!!!
About this awesome group-
• there are 5 roleplays. Ahem, let meh corret myself. there are
• there are contests, a new one each month, the prize's details are at the bottom
• there are random things, like a discussion for your birthstone and your timezone (a.k.a. a gathering for random persons)
• FUN FUN FUN STUFF cuz it's like a bunch of different groups all in one.
• its whatever you want it to be!
Sooooo....... have fun!...more
The Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Group
— 13105 members
— last activity 1 hour, 19 min ago
Nov 2015/ Dec 2015 Group Reads - The Alienist by Caleb Carr and The Drop by Dennis Lehane _ _ _ _ _ “It was a dark and stormy night. Lightning flashedNov 2015/ Dec 2015 Group Reads - The Alienist by Caleb Carr and The Drop by Dennis Lehane _ _ _ _ _
“It was a dark and stormy night. Lightning flashed and thunder rolled across the sky. Rain spattered a mysterious, hooded stranger who peered over the hedgerow at the darkened, quiet house.”
Do lines like these quicken your heartbeat and pique your interest? Then Welcome to the Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group! This is the place for you.
Join our intrepid moderators, “DCI” Donna, “Sherlock” Hayes, Nancy “Drew”, and “Cat Burglar” Bill as we read and discuss our favourites, recommend new authors and explore the Genre.
This is the meeting place for readers to discuss their favourites and recommend new authors, and the place for budding and established mystery, crime and thriller writers to introduce us to their efforts. You can travel into the past to discover great characters like Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Maigret and others; journey around the world to other countries and meet Aussie Phryne Fisher, Norwegian Harry Hole and so many others; just relax on your couch and experience the wonders of Hercule Poirot, Lord Peter Wimsey, etc; or hard-boiled, tired gumshoes like Travis McGee and Kinsey Milhone. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the wonderfully varied world that is Mystery, Crime and Thrillers.
Join us and have a great time!
Your Moderators: Donna, Hayes, Bill and Nancy....more
¡ POETRY !
— 17169 members
— last activity 18 minutes ago
No pretensions: just poetry. Stop by, recommend books, offer up poems (excerpted), tempt us, taunt us, tell us what to read and where to go (to read iNo pretensions: just poetry.
Stop by, recommend books, offer up poems (excerpted), tempt us, taunt us, tell us what to read and where to go (to read it!)
Goodreads honors wordsmiths: poets and poetry promoted and prompted here.
"Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits." -- Carl Sandburg
“God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.” —Anne Sexton
On Clouds – “…what primitive tastes the ancients must have had if their poets were inspired by those absurd, untidy clumps of mist, idiotically jostling one another about…” —Yevgeny Zamyatin
“If the poet wants to be a poet, the poet must force the poet to revise. If the poet doesn’t wish to revise, let the poet abandon poetry and take up stamp-collecting or real estate.” —Donald Hall
“Poetry is a rich, full-bodied whistle, cracked ice crunching in pails, the night that numbs the leaf, the duel of two nightingales, the sweet pea that has run wild, Creation’s tears in shoulder blades.” —Boris Pasternak
“Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.” —Charles Simic
“Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.” —Gustave Flaubert
“Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.” —Allen Ginsberg
“I think one of poetry’s functions is not to give us what we want… [T]he poet isn’t always of use to the tribe. The tribe thrives on the consensual. The tribe is pulling together to face the intruder who threatens it. Meanwhile, the poet is sitting by himself in the graveyard talking to a skull.” —Heather McHugh
“I am ashamed of my century, but I have to smile” —Frank O’Hara