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message 1: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17346 comments Mod
Ok, so. I just finished a mad crazy hectic semester. It has been months and months since I've gotten into a really good book.
I read, and mostly liked, the Sookie books, the misogynist Tattoo Girl books, the Hunger Games series, all that trendy stuff.

I want something really good to read now. Something I can get from the library without going on the ridiculous 38 week waiting list. Something that will make me want to read when Leah goes down for naps. Something I'll think about all day long and yearn to pick back up again when I have a minute. Something like Lonesome Dove or An American Tragedy would be nice.


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message 4: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart The totally authentic A Million Little Pieces.


message 5: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17346 comments Mod
Liked that one Britt. Added those Larry and LG!


message 6: by Stina (last edited Nov 24, 2010 03:23PM) (new)

Stina (stinalee) | 750 comments How about The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It's just lovely.


message 7: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17346 comments Mod
Awesome, thanks guys! Now here's my new problem. I want to go to the library STAT and get started, or at least pick one up to take with me this weekend, and alas, Sweet Babe is down for a nice long nap and like hell if I'm going to wake her but conundrum! The library closes at 5 tonight for the holiday!


message 8: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24360 comments Mod
Order it online and have it Fedexed same day delivery.


message 9: by Phoenix (new)

Phoenix (phoenixapb) | 1619 comments www.4shared.com

I'm just saying.


message 10: by Ken (new)

Ken (playjerist) | 721 comments Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture 8th edition [Paperback]


message 11: by Arminius (new)

Arminius Washington, a life.


message 12: by Michael (new)

Michael Not sure if any of these are in the library:
A Dangerous Man - Charlie Huston
Gun Monkeys - Victor Gischler
Election - Tom Perrotta
The Blade Itself - Marcus Sakey


message 13: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Does it have to be fiction? I'm reading Almond's Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life because Pi liked it. So far it's pretty good.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/69...


message 14: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24360 comments Mod
If it doesn't have to be fiction, I'll recommend Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble and Coming of Age in the Bronx. It was a 5-star read for me.


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message 16: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17346 comments Mod
Oh, Jaye! One of my very favorite books ever. Ever ever.

Ken, Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture ??? For realz? What is it like? It sounds creepy and boring, if that combination is possible. Yet if it is anything like E! True Hollywood Story and/or Cops I'd be into it.


message 17: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart I got made so much fun of 'cause A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was MY SHIT for a long time.


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Britt-Britt wrote: "I got made so much fun of 'cause A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was MY SHIT for a long time."

that is sad ! who makes fun of that book?? for pete's sake


message 19: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17346 comments Mod
Right? Jerks.


(**pssst: Jaye: If you hold down the "shift" key whilst typing a letter it makes it capital.**)


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Sally wrote: "Right? Jerks.


(**pssst: Jaye: If you hold down the "shift" key whilst typing a letter it makes it capital.**)"


um. is this required? rats.
mine is sporadic at best.


message 21: by Michael (new)

Michael Jaye wrote: "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

Thanks for that recommendation! I remember seeing the movie years ago but I've never read the book.


message 23: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17346 comments Mod
Yes, one of my favorite books.


message 24: by Michele (new)

Michele bookloverforever (lovebooks14) | 1970 comments Jaye wrote: "Sally wrote: "Right? Jerks.


(**pssst: Jaye: If you hold down the "shift" key whilst typing a letter it makes it capital.**)"

um. is this required? rats.
mine is sporadic at best."


hi,jaye: me too.


message 25: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
The Bone People by Keri Hulme
Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Chris Moore
Lamb by Chris Moore
The Elvis Cole series by Robert Crais
The Riders by Tim Winton
The Kenzie/Gennaro series by Dennis Lehane
The Jeeves stories by PG Wodehouse
All of the Sherlock Holmes stuff
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Naked by David Sedaris
The Secret History by Donna Tartt


message 26: by Michele (new)

Michele bookloverforever (lovebooks14) | 1970 comments "Macbeth",my favorite by the bard


message 27: by Michael (new)

Michael Aynge wrote: "The Kenzie/Gennaro series by Dennis Lehane"

Up there with the best PI stories ever written, IMO.


message 28: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24360 comments Mod
The Road


message 29: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments I can't wait to read the new one! Took ten years but I had given up all hope.


message 30: by Michael (new)

Michael Aynge wrote: "I can't wait to read the new one! Took ten years but I had given up all hope."

I'm looking forward to it but I'll probably wait for the PB to be released.


message 31: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17346 comments Mod
I'm really enjoying the jewel in the crown so far.I'm on page 42 or so.


message 32: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24360 comments Mod
When you're done reading the whole series (4 novels) there's the BBC miniseries.


message 33: by Michael (new)

Michael Speaking of a BBC miniseries, has anyone read the Red Riding Quartet by David Peace?
Nineteen Seventy Four


message 34: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24360 comments Mod
You might like Perlmann's Silence, published in German in 1995, translated into English recently. It's very long. A bit of a psychological thriller. A linguistics professor from Germany named Perlmann goes to Italy for an academic conference, even though he hasn't prepared a lecture. His Russian colleague has a visa problem, so Perlmann considers whether he should present his colleague's paper as his own. Don't read the book description, as it gives away the most major spoilers. But I will say that crimes are contemplated, murder and suicide are contemplated, he begins to have a mental or nervous breakdown, and reviewers have compared it to Crime and Punishment.


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