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message 1: by Cynthia (last edited Feb 17, 2010 10:05AM) (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments 5.3 - S.P.R.I.N.G
For this task read a book written by an author whose initials are found in the word Spring. (Initials must be sequential i.e. SP, PR, RI, IN, NG, GS not PG)
Ex. Sara Paretsky, Phyllis Richman, Robert Inman, Irène Némirovsky, Neil Gaiman, or Gerald Seymour

If you need suggestions OR have suggestions for books to read for this task post them here.


message 2: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) So we need to read 5 books in total for this?


message 3: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Fiona (Titch) wrote: "So we need to read 5 books in total for this?"

No only one I was just giving suggestions for each of the pairs.


message 4: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Hehe, thanks hon. Knew I would get it wrong x


message 5: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Errr... Other ideas of authors? Neil Gaiman is the only one I'm remotely interested in reading thus far...


message 6: by Bridgit (last edited Feb 17, 2010 01:18PM) (new)

Bridgit | 515 comments Nicholas Griffin
Richard Demaree Inglese - true story of a doctor in prison during Hurricane Katrina
Stel Pavlou - cool sci-fi/end of world is coming book Decipher
Sylvia Plath
Patrick Rothfuss - one of the best new fantasy authors
P E Ryan
Gerry Schumacher - Gulf War general
Gena Showalter - paranormal romances
Garth Stein - art of racing in the rain


message 7: by Barbara VA (new)

Barbara VA (barbarava) PHILIP ROTH

Can I go the Spanish route and use a hyphenated name? Arturo Perez-Riverte?




message 8: by Felina (new)

Felina Ooooo Patrick Rothfuss. Thanks Bridgit!


message 9: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 198 comments Graham Swift comes to mind.


message 17: by Kayleen (new)

Kayleen (jegka) | 39 comments George Sava (George Alexis Milkomanovich Milkomane) aka George Braddon, Peter Conway, Alec Redwood

Garrett P Serviss
George Bernard Shaw
George D Shuman
Georges Simenon (Inspector Maigret series)
George H Smith aka M J Deer, Jan Hudson, Jerry Jason, Hal Stryker
George Steiner
Geronimo Stilton
Grant Sutherland
Glendon Swarthout
Graham Swift



message 18: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments WOW! Thanks, Kay!


message 19: by Kayleen (new)

Kayleen (jegka) | 39 comments What can I say? I was bored.


message 20: by TMBookluvr (new)

TMBookluvr (tmb1981) | 285 comments anyone ever read My Abandonment i found it at the library (looking at last names to see what I might find to fit :-) ) and came across it and it sounds good.


message 21: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments I haven't read it, but one of my librarian friends who does a lot of reading and reviewing gave it 4*.


message 22: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments Nancy Garden! ...Except I think I've read everything of hers that's still in print. Darn.

I was going to use George Selden's The Cricket in Times Square, but I changed that to the "pet" part of Helen's task.

Does the initial count? So if I decided to read something by Gary D. Schmidt, could I just pretend the "D" doesn't exist?


message 23: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Ms Anderson wrote: "Nancy Garden! ...Except I think I've read everything of hers that's still in print. Darn.

I was going to use George Selden's The Cricket in Times Square, but I changed that to the "p..."

Yes ignore any middle names or initials for this task.



message 24: by TMBookluvr (new)

TMBookluvr (tmb1981) | 285 comments Donna Jo wrote: "I haven't read it, but one of my librarian friends who does a lot of reading and reviewing gave it 4*."

yay now i'm kinda excite dto read it...it's not terribly long either, so hopefully i'll get through it pretty quickly.


Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments One that's not listed is Pamela Ribon.


Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments Does anyone know if any of these are chick-lit?


message 27: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Susan Elizabeth Phillips is contemporary romance with a VERY chick-lit-y vibe. (Or at least What I Did for Love was...)

Susan Spencer Paul looks romance...

I don't see any straight-up contemporary chick-lit, though... But check Susan Elizabeth Phillips out, and see what you think.


Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments Thanks Sara


message 29: by Ashley FL (new)

Ashley FL | 732 comments I adore Susan Elizabeth Phillips -- her Chicago Stars series is so much fun!


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