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message 1: by Karen (last edited Feb 05, 2008 10:15AM) (new)

Karen | 57 comments #1 Peony in Love -Lisa See
#2 Timebends - Arthur Miller
#3 The Edge of Winter- Luanne Rice
#4 Don Quixote De La Mancha - Miguel De Cervantes
#5 Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
#6 The Other Shulman - Alan Zweibel


message 2: by Becky (new)

Becky Laboy | 7 comments Thanks for your candid review. What will yo be reading next?


message 3: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments After reading Timebends, Death of a Salesman was a more informed read. Heartbreaking.


message 4: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #6 The Other Shulman by Alan Zweibel was Very Funny!


message 5: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #1 Peony in Love -Lisa See
#2 Timebends - Arthur Miller
#3 The Edge of Winter- Luanne Rice
#4 Don Quixote De La Mancha - Miguel De Cervantes
#5 Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
#6 The Other Shulman - Alan Zweibel


#7 Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia.

I can't tell you how disappointing this book was. Everyone I know loves this book. I don't know why we give amateurs the keys to the kingdom. I mean....Really?


message 6: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 312 comments I totally agreed with you on Eat, Pray, Love. I had heard so much about how great the book was! I kept thinking "get over" all the way through.


message 7: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey | 7 comments Thank goodness! I thought I was the only person in the world who isn't in love with this book. It had some moments but I was so bored! So, so bored.


message 8: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments I'm so glad I'm not the only one!


message 9: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #1 Peony in Love -Lisa See
#2 Timebends - Arthur Miller
#3 The Edge of Winter- Luanne Rice
#4 Don Quixote De La Mancha - Miguel De Cervantes
#5 Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
#6 The Other Shulman - Alan Zweibel
#7 Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia.
#8 Walking in Circles Before Lying Down-Merrill Markoe


message 10: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #1 Peony in Love -Lisa See
#2 Timebends - Arthur Miller
#3 The Edge of Winter- Luanne Rice
#4 Don Quixote De La Mancha - Miguel De Cervantes
#5 Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
#6 The Other Shulman - Alan Zweibel
#7 Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia.
#8 Walking in Circles Before Lying Down-Merrill Markoe
#9 In The Company Of The Courtesan - Sarah Dunant


message 11: by Karen (last edited Feb 27, 2008 07:08AM) (new)

Karen | 57 comments #1 Peony in Love -Lisa See
#2 Timebends - Arthur Miller
#3 The Edge of Winter- Luanne Rice
#4 Don Quixote De La Mancha - Miguel De Cervantes
#5 Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
#6 The Other Shulman - Alan Zweibel
#7 Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia.
#8 Walking in Circles Before Lying Down-Merrill Markoe
#9 In The Company Of The Courtesan - Sarah Dunant
#10 Bless Me Ultima - Rudolfo A. Anaya



message 12: by Laura (last edited Mar 10, 2008 03:45AM) (new)

Laura #14 Equinox - Michael White
#13 When Christ and His Saints Slept - Sharon Kay Penman
#12 Howard´s End - E.M. Forster
#11 The Black Tulip - Alexandre Dumas
#10 Rivals for the Crown - Kathleen Givens
#09 Forever Amber - Kathleen Winsor
#08 Within The Fetterlock - Brian Wainwright
#07 Green Darkness - Anya Seton
#06 The Secret Lion (The Spymaster Chronicles, Book 1) - C.W. Gortner
#05 The Rose of York: Love and War - Sandra Worth
#04 Lion of Ireland - Morgan Llewelyn
#03 Kilgannon - Kathleen Givens
#02 Shadows and Strongholds - Elizabeth Chadwick
#01 The Eight - Katherine Neville



message 13: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jes3ica) | 2 comments Oo - tell me about The Black Tulip! I've read the Count and Three Musketeers.


message 14: by Laura (new)

Laura It is lovely, it is about the cultivation of a black tulip by a Dutch farm during the seventeenth-century. If you like Dumas books, you will enjoy it. It can be found at: http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis...


message 15: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #11 A History of the World in 6 Glasses (Paperback)
by Tom Standage

Reads like a textbook but still very enjoyable.


message 16: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #12 Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Violent but very enjoyable.


message 17: by Laura (new)

Laura #15 A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
#16 The Fool´s Tale - Nicole Galland
#17 The Canterbury Papers - Judith Healey


message 18: by Laura (new)

Laura #18 Dragonwick - Anya Seton


message 19: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #13 The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards

It made my heart hurt from page 1.


message 20: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #14 March by Geraldine Brooks

This was a great book. I recommend it highly.


message 21: by Liz B (new)

Liz B (lizb) | 104 comments It made a terrific book for our book club--so many points of discussion, especially since most of our group had read and loved Little Women as children.


message 22: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #15 Jennifer Government by Max Barry

A friend handed me this book. I would never have picked it for myself. I really enjoyed it! Fast paced, witty and funny in some areas. Kind of like watching a good futuristic action movie.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

Karen,

Good going with the list. I imagine that your #4 slowed your pace a little?

- Bryan


message 24: by Karen (last edited Apr 05, 2008 04:22PM) (new)

Karen | 57 comments It sure did! In the middle of it I felt like I was already behind in my 50 book schedule. But it actually made me more determined to finish. I'm trying to throw in some classics and some nonfiction with my usual fiction. It's been a fun ride so far.


message 25: by Laura (new)

Laura #19 The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. - Sandra Gulland

#20 El Enigma Goya - Manuel Ayllon


message 26: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #16 Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell

Ohhhh it was so bad.


message 27: by Rowena (new)

Rowena | 69 comments I completely agree! What a wretched book..


message 28: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sclosson) I haven't read this one, but I have read 4 Blondes and it was horrible. Since then I haven't touched another one of her books.


message 29: by Laura (new)

Laura #21 Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe - Sandra Gulland


message 30: by Laura (new)

Laura #22 Memories of My Melancholy Whores - Gabriel Garcia Marquez


message 31: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #17 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

I powered through this book because I had nothing else to read. It was okay. I don't know who I'd recommend it to. Opera fans...I guess.


message 32: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #18 My Secret by Frank Warren

Awesome idea. Awesome book.


message 33: by Karen (last edited May 16, 2008 08:14AM) (new)

Karen | 57 comments #19 Arthur Conan Doyle A Life in Letters by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower, & Charles Foley

He led a very interesting life.
I'm on to Sherlock Holmes next.


message 34: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #20 A Study In Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Excellent


message 35: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #21 The Sign Of The Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Very good.



message 36: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #22 Born Standing Up by Steve Martin.

I loved it.


message 37: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #23 The Mac Gregors:Daniel & Ian by Nora Roberts.

Good for zoning out.


message 38: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #24 The Fair Tax Book by Neal Boortz and Congressman John Linder

This is a comprehensive, smart and educational book. Brilliant. Everyone should read it.


message 39: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #25 Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food

Okay but not great.


message 40: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #26 Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro

Fun.


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Karen | 57 comments #27 Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel

Couldn't wait until it was over. And not in a good way.


message 42: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #28 Silas Marner by George Eliot

Excellent.


message 43: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #29 Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Excellent! 5 stars


message 44: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #30 Epicenter - Why The Current Rumblings In The Middle East Will Change Your Future

By Joel C. Rosenberg


message 45: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #31 The Copper Scroll


By Joel C. Rosenberg


message 46: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #32 God Dog. Stay.

By Anna Quindlen


message 47: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #33 Night

By Elie Wiesel

Amazing. Everyone should read this book. And may we never forget.


message 48: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jlynnd1977) | 396 comments I just read this book last week. I can't believe it had escaped my attention for so long. I agree with your assessment. Amazing.

jlynn


message 49: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #34 Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress.

By Dai Sijie

A wonderful story!


message 50: by Karen (new)

Karen | 57 comments #35 The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

By Haruki Murakami

I feel like I just woke up from a really bizarre dream.


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