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    Marnet
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    I add another author whose series of books are good reading, although the characters are different in each book.

    M. M. Kaye wrote a series of mystery novels as well as many other books, the best known of which is The Far Pavilions. Her books can be difficult to find these days but you might find them in libraries and/or on the internet.

    The Wikipedia link to read about her and her works is

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._M._Kaye

    #575682

    Cat talk rules
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    I have MM Kaye’s books. I have enjoyed them especially her mysteries

    #575683

    Mom2Ten
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    Sky –

    Did you know that Anne Rice published a werewolf book in February? It flew in under my radar (I usually pre-order anything by Anne), so when I saw it on the bestseller list in the paper this past weekend, I quite naturally had to Amazon it! If it turns out to be good, I hope it’s a series!

    #575684

    I looked in and saw this thread and just had to respond.

    I have always recommended Snowflake in my Hand by Samantha Mooney for anyone who has loved and lost a pet.

    Also for a lot of fun, a large series of cat detective Joe Grey and company by Shirley Rousseau Murphy.

    There are so many more that I can’t mention them all.

    #575685

    scottyd
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    another really good book that i would recomend to any one and forgot to do so before is perfume

    #575686

    WillowandWindismom
    Participant

    The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    Room by Emma Donoghue

    The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

    #575687

    SoxsMom
    Participant

    I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society last year and absolutely LOVED it!!

    I am reading The Game of Thrones series–have to read before I watch. My students also have me reading The Hunger Games series as well!

    #575688

    Commune
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    #575689

    SoxsMom
    Participant

    Commune I had a friend that worked at the school–she left after that–very tramatic. I became an adult mentor in Rachel’s Challenge. It was started by Rachel Scott’s family–she was the first person shot and killed that day. They believe that it will take students to make changes. You might want to check out her story.

    http://www.rachelschallenge.org/

    #575690

    Commune
    Moderator

    thanks for the link Soxsmom. I will check it out. I know who she was, she was the girl who said ‘Yes’.

    #575691

    Commune
    Moderator

    no, that wasn’t her.

    #575692

    Felina
    Participant

    I just finished The Taker by Alma Katsu, I have mixed feelings about it, loved the characters more than the story itself but I did enjoy it and will probably end up reading the whole trilogy, I just wish there was another author out there who had a somewhat similar style to Anne Rice but with different kinds of stories, any suggestions? I did buy The Wolf Gift but I am the kind that won’t let go of her books until I am done and not patient enough to read and then wait for her to start on the second one so I am kind of saving it haha

    I usually don’t read a book if I already watched the movie or don’t watch a movie if I read the book, I am weird, I know!

    #575693

    Commune
    Moderator

    has anyone read ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’?

    #575694

    Commune
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    if anyone is interested in New Zealand, I recommend this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-Traveler-New-Zealand/dp/1426202334/ref=sr_1_17?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344585907&sr=1-17&keywords=new+zealand

    btw, I will see Abraham Lincoln tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

    #575695

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    I am about halfway thru Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.

    #575696

    Anonymous

    I just finished the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society; it’s not perfect but I liked it and it made me want to visit Guernsey.

    #575697

    Commune
    Moderator

    i just saw the movie. it was quite strange, but not bad or something. i thought it would be a funny movie, but it wasn’t ๐Ÿ™‚

    in a scale from zero to ten, where fear.com is the zero and inception is ten, i gave it 4 ๐Ÿ™‚

    pros: good editing, good cinematography, cool action sequences

    cons: story got slow sometimes, nothing really original

    #575698

    SoxsMom
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    Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was a great book. I have friends that told me not to go as the movie and the book have the title in common and not much else. I am reading Power of ICU The End Of Student Apathy…Reviving Engagement and Rsponsibility. Anyone that is an educator would love the book–great ideas. I have to read a book on the reading list to demonstrate how I do book share project to my class. I have an older book Lois Duncan’s Stranger With My Face.

    #575699

    Anonymous

    I loved Lois Duncan’s books. Sad true story, her daughter was murdered in 1989 and Duncan said in an interview that she felt it was partly a result of the supernatural elements in her books, that somehow the universe was telling her it wasn’t pleased. So she swore she’d never write that sort of plot again.

    #575700

    Commune
    Moderator

    i learn so much here ๐Ÿ™‚

    #575701

    Anonymous

    And now I’m reading “The Gods of Gotham” by Lyndsey Faye (who’s a friend of a friend of mine), it’s set in New York City in 1845, just as the city’s police force is being founded. I just started it, but so far very good.

    #575702

    SoxsMom
    Participant

    She is from New Mexico and is a required read for our students. Most of the kids have great empaathy for her personal life when we do the author study.

    #575703

    Commune
    Moderator

    Hi! Has anyone read “Cloud Atlas”? I just saw the movie adaptation.

    #575704

    Anonymous

    I am debating reading “Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo; has anyone read it?

    #575705

    Commune
    Moderator

    I have, Kilroy. In my opinion Hugo’s books usually difficult ones to get into. Great read, but not for everyone. I recommend an abridged version.

    #575706

    Anonymous

    Thanks, Commune. I’m only considering it because Mr. K & I are big fans of the musical but there are parts of the plot that don’t make sense, plus I know there’s much more to the story. All the reviews I’ve read say that there are huge chunks of the book that are very skippable

    #575707

    SoxsMom
    Participant

    Kilroy that is one of my daughter’s favorite books! Yes she had to push to read it, but she loved it.

    #575708

    Commune
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    #575709

    paulajeanne
    Participant

    I’m going to have to check it out, Commune, see if I can get on my Nook. Sounds interesting.

    #575710

    Shelley
    Participant

    Reverting to my childhood, I am currently reading “The Boxcar Children” — short stories written for beginning readers, loved them as a kid and even though they are far-fetched as an adult, I am still enjoying them!

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