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#16 Willow

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 07:56 PM

I was really disappointed in The Historian, Willow. It started out so good, and then it dragged, just like you said. I won't tell you the ending, though. :wow:

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Thats just cruel and tortureous :Spaz: I thought of abandoning it several times but once I start something I have to finish it, no matter what...even if it puts me to sleep on a regular basis.
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 09:40 PM

Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook. Medical mystery / adventure / thriller. young adults and older. 5/5.

In this book, two doctors at Boston Community Hospital (the scene of many of Dr. Cook's books) run into something strange. While performing the autopsy of a mafia boss, all signs lead to a recent liver transplant. However, three things strike them as odd: there is no record of the transplant anywhere in the US or Europe, the DNA from the liver is a perfect match for the recipient, and thirdly there is a parasite in the liver that's uncommon for humans. Strangely, this corpse keeps on being lost and found. These two doctors find themselves in Africa while searching for answers, but they get mixed up in a much bigger plot. All I will say about the title is that chromosome 6 is where most of our human traits are located.

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 05:48 AM

The Kite Runner

Excellent book! Some violence.

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 06:39 AM

started 'Bone Walker' yesterday and couldn't put it down.. by Kathleen O'neal Gear and W. Michael Gear. Its excellent.. third in the Anasazi mysteries.

Just the right mix of archeology, the ancient spirit world, 'witches', and murder mystery.

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 11:58 PM

"The Secret Lives of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. This is such a good book, reminded me of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Member of the Wedding". The coming of age story of a young girl in difficult circumstances and how she learns and grows. Really a wonderful read for anyone!
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:56 AM

The book in which I recommend, isn`t one that I`ve read recently, but its still on my top lists.

wizards first rule by: Terry Goodkind, this is the first in the series, the others are great also.

but there are some parts of the book I would say that the younger teens shouldn`t read this for, so I would give this book an age group of about 16 and over.

5 out of 5 stars for the series, but especially this one.

a truly awesome writer.


I love that series! I seriously need to get the money together to get the lastest couple of books in it, though.

Currently, I'm working on finishing Waking The Moon by Elizabeth Hand. It's somewhat compkicated in that it jumps from point of view to point of view pretty often later on, but if your into occult myteryish books, you'll enjoy it. There are some sexual bits in it. They aren't overly graphic, but I'd stilll reccomend it for those 16 and up.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 10:55 PM

I'm currently finishing Kushiel's Dart, by Jacqueline Carey. It's the first in the Kushiel's Legacy series published by Tor Fantasy. It's a long read, but an interesting and intricate political plot, despite the occasional continuity error... If you love epic battles and journeys, deviance, betrayal, courtesans, and kinky situations, give this one a try.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 11:18 PM

Integrity
The courage to meet the demands of reality
by Dr. Henry Cloud


and

The Ghost Map
The story of London's most terrifying epidemic and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world
By Steven Johnson


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Posted 30 April 2007 - 07:15 AM

Sherlock Holmes volume 2. I might start LOTR.

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 07:18 AM

Spongebob Squarepants !! - with my youngest son :whee:

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 08:03 AM

I am reading "The Constant Princess" by Philippa Gregory. A story about Katherine of Aragon, the queen who washed pushed off her throne by Anne Boleyn. Her best book, "The Other Boleyn Sister" was one of my favorites. I absolutely love these books. They are extremely well written non-fiction based on fiction stories and you just can't put them down.

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 03:47 PM

Have heard many speak of Edgar Cayce, but never knew any thing of the man. While traveling recently I picked up, The Story Of Edgar Cayce, There is a river, written by Thomas Sugrue. The price listed for the paper back was $6.95. I picked it up at a flea market in KY for only a few dollars. Warren's Books, Warrensbooks@charter.net. They buy, sell, trade, and appraise used books. I would rate this book about the extraordianry spiritual experience of a remarkable man on a scale of one to ten as a nine. I enjoyed the no nonsense approach to the telling of the spiritual life of Edgar Cayce. Printed by A.R.E., The Association ForResearch and Enlightenment, Inc., website http://www.edgarcayce.org

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 09:05 PM

I went way classical. Found a hard back edition of "Moby Dick", read it in about a week and a half. Still a good read! A true to Aloha's guidelines, it was read strictly for liesure! :Spaz:


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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:56 PM

Sherlock Holmes volume 2. I might start LOTR.


The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an excellent series! It's interesting in its own right, and the way Tolkien describes some of the places, you'd think he'd actaully been there, intead of made them up! Same goes for the characters. One slightly annoying bit in it though, is that towards the end of Fellowship of the Ring is that it starts jumping between characters and what they're doing, then in The Two Towers, it start jumping around in time to cover what they're doing at the same time. Annoying, but it helps move the plot forward, and it does eventually settle down on the Hobbits near the end of Return of the King, when they retake the Shire from Saruman and his minions. It's an enjoyable read, and it just may get you hooke on the rest of his writing. I highly reccomend it.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 11:07 AM

Looking for Lost Bird: A Jewish Woman Discovers Her Navajo Roots by Yvette Melanson and Claire Safran. I saw the made-for-TV movie based on this book a few weeks ago and decided to order the book from amazon.com.

Trust me on this one: if you haven't seen the TV show and you might be interested in the true story of a Jewish woman who discovers that not only was she a full-blooded Navajo, but also that she and her twin brother were stolen from their Navajo birth parents when they were a few days old, then you need to read this book.

The TV show is pure "glurge" and only loosely based on the true story, so don't waste your time if it comes back on the Hallmark Channel. Read the book instead :P
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