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message 1: by Dava (new)

Dava (davagirl) | 2 comments I am new to the group and wanted to introduce myself. I am Dava from Idaho. Thank You Ed, for finding me.

message 2: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (shannonc73) | 7 comments Hi Dava, welcome! I am very new to the group as well, having only joined a few days ago. =)

message 3: by Ed (new)

Ed | 237 comments Mod
Thanks for joining Dava and enjoy and contribute. :)


message 4: by Halle♥ (new)

Halle♥ | 13 comments I'm new too! =D

message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

It is more than time to officially introduce myself and stop sort of lurking.

I'm Lisa Solod Warren, a writer and a reader, voracious since teaching myself at aged 3. Cannot imagine not being in the middle of a book or two or three. Very opinionated about my books, read many genres.

My Best Books of All Time List (in no particular order) is

The Great Gatsby
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Counterlife
The Waterfall
The Golden Notebook
Humboldts Gift
I Married A Communist
Bleak House
The Goold Soldier
The House of Mirth
Light in August
Three Farmers on their Way to a Dance
The Rabbit Run books

(I reserve to right to add to this later)

I ADORE Paul Auster, Margaret Drabble, Anita Brookner, Richard Powers, Lionel Shriver, Robertson Davies (must reading for an intelligent reader), John Updike,
and recommend The Amazing Adventures of Cavelier and Klay (CHabon), Carter Beats the Devil (Gould), We Need to Talk About Kevin (Shriver), A Ship Made of Pape (SMith) The EMporer of Ocean Park (Carter), Larry's Party (Shields), This Book Will Save Your Life (Homes) and for great good fun the novels of Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke, Carol O'Connell, John Connolly, Steve Hamilton, and Stephen Hunter (the Bob Lee and Earl Swagger novels), Dennis Lehane, too.

I have a tendency NOT to read what is "cool" which is why I resist The Kite Runner and Run, although I loved Bel Canto. I confess to never taking the time the read the Harry Potter novels (too much else on my shelf) but I liked the movies. Just discovering Cormac slowly... although I bought several of his books and my husband got hooked. I thought No COuntry for Old Men an amazing book and an astonishing movie.

I don't like the chic lit genre at all... but guess it is no worse than others.

I LIKE books into movies and like then they do a good job.... Gone, Baby Gone by Denis Lehane was awesome and better than Mystic River as a movie.

Currently reading: Pillars of the Earth, which is my kind of book: fat, juicy, historic, and full of stuff I didn't know.

message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Hello to everyone. Ed, thank you for inviting me. I'm from northern Utah, I'm a reader, an author, and work with a small press publisher http://www.epress-online.com

message 7: by Debra (new)

Debra (fercharthur) | 2 comments Hi,

I'm new too and appreciate the invitation to join.

I write historical fiction--6th Century Britain. Most of the things I like to read are medieval romances, as in Chretien de Troyes, Thomas Malory, Geoffrey of Monmouth. I also enjoy the "classics"--Dickens, Pasternak, Tolstoy, Nabokov, the Bronte's, Austen.

Looking forward to meeting others!

Kindest regards,

message 8: by Jennifer (last edited Jan 25, 2008 10:00AM) (new)

Jennifer (loveliesdiva) | 8 comments I'm also new, I'm Jennifer, I live in Birch Bay, WA up by the Canadian border. I love reading historic fiction/romance. I used to write a lot when I was in my teens but I stopped, I'm trying to get back into it. I really want to write historic fiction.

message 9: by Ed (new)

Ed | 237 comments Mod
What's your favorite work of historical fiction.

message 10: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (loveliesdiva) | 8 comments I just got done reading Leonardo's Swan by Karen Essex, that was a really good book, I could hardly put it down. I also loved the Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

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