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Want to start reading books again after  long hiatus. Any suggestions for   books  to  keep  attention.

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      Suzann wrote Nov 29, 2010
    • Hi Sweetie,

      What are your interests?

      I'm currently reading A Year By the Sea  by Joan Anderson. It's a pensive first person account of a woman in the second part of her life and what she's doing and thinking. I really love it.

      For fascinating historical exotic biography/fiction, I'm reading Lloyd Lofthouse's My Splendid Concubine . It's an incredibly well researched and written book about a British diplomat who is stationed in China at the turn of the century. Not a dull moment, and very informative.

      If you like quirky, there's Ransom Stephens' The God Patent  which is delightful, witty, futuristic, and I guess you could call it sci fi, but it's not that far in the future. Very clever, fast-moving, well-written book.




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      Yashis wrote Nov 29, 2010
    • Suzann

      The first 2 sound great I  am  not  much into scifi




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      Vikki Hall wrote Nov 29, 2010
    • I love reading......... so what have you last read?




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      Jo46 wrote Nov 29, 2010
    • Hi Yashis!  I just finished reading a novel titled-Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok.  Very good story about a young girl and her mother who emigrate from Hong kong to the United States, and the problems they encounter. Check it out!




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      Anne E wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet




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      Momofthreeprincess wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • I just got through with Little Bee by CHris Cleave.  Its about two women who are from different parts of the world who meet.  Two years laster they meet again and the story unfolds.  As the story goes you found out how they met the first time and the impact that day had on the both them.




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      Suzann wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • Knock. I should‘uv had a v-8.

      Eva's book, [Link Removed] just arrived today from Amazon, and it looks WONDERFUL. Of course I started it, and I just love it so far.

      And by other Fab40 women, I've read Susan Haley's book, [Link Removed] which truly affected my life.

      I've published a book about a quirky baby boomer and harp player who's finding her new meaning in life called [Link Removed] 

      Any other Fab40 writers we need to know about? (Hope my links work - if not, you can just type the titles into Amazon’s thingee.)


      Suzann, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • Hi Yashis, without knowing what books got your interests in the past, I’ll share some of my favorites.  

      Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden. It has cultural details and why it was an honor to be a high ranking geisha. And it has a love story element to it.  

      This summer I found a 3 book set of, Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery.  Hadn’t read them before and I really enjoyed how Anne of Green Gables touched the lives and hearts of others. (It’s about an orphan girl being adopted by older people wanting a boy to help them with the farm work and got Anne instead.)  

      Also recently read, Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier. That has some insights to what it was like going through the Civil War. If you‘re not into happy endings, skip it. But it is a
      very poignant story.  

      I also like mysteries. Don’t like the ones I figure out before the end of the story and one I found at the thrift store is, The Quickie by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge. Talk about some twists and turns! ;oD  

      So tell us, please, what are you interested in?  

      Cathie




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      Yashis wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • I visited  Hong  Kong  a  few  years  back  so Girl in  translation sounds fascinating




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      Yashis wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • any  idea  who  wrote Hotel on the  corner?




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      Yashis wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • Suzann

      What  is   Rainy  day  people about?




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      Yashis wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • Cathie

      I   wish  I could tell you and others what  my interest are but at this point of just  going thru life I am trying to get to explore myself again. I have lost my zip in life and trying to get it back.  I am open to reading anything that looks intriguing regardless of  the  genre




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      Suzann wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • Yashis, “Rain Day People” is about a woman’s relationship with a man who is very ill, and how they cope with it while each still maintaining their own delightful and quirky ways of living. It’s very well written, and that’s why it had such an effect on me - the characters came alive and “off the page“.




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      UK Girl wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • @Jo46 suggestion of Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok is excellent – just loved that book and I also loved @Anne E @Annie123 . Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford  and @Cathie Beck the Cold Mountain novel is excellent (my friend made this into a movie)
      I've just finished Sweeping up Glass by Carolyn Wall & the Help by Kathryn Stockett




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      Vikki Hall wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • You all are adding way too many books for me to keep up..... A whole new reading list now!




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      Yashis wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • Vicki

      Long list of new  books  to  choose  from is a problem why??? LOL




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      Cathie Beck wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • Hi Yashis,  

      When my own zip in life was sagging, I leaned towards books that made me feel enthused for living, but I had to relate to the story and the women in it.  

      I have 1 more book to tell you about. It’s, Sundays At Tiffyany’s, by James Patterson. To me it’s a great story of a woman who as a child didn’t feel empowered or loved and lived her adult life in a dysfunctional relationship with her mother and then ... it changed. Can’t tell you more without giving it all away. ;oD  

      Cathie




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      Yashis wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • Cathie  

      I  believe  I have heard of sundays at tiffany’s will have  to  give it a shot  

      Rest of you  wonderful women  

      keep the  titles coming




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      Vikki Hall wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • Yashis because I am a book junkie and books are a drug...... I want them all!!!!




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      Mztracy wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • Vikki, you have a kindle?




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      Vikki Hall wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • I DO have a kindle and love it. I am considering selling it tho for a samsung tablet......




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      Mztracy wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • I have the kindle 1, the ole guy and love it!




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      Lazylola wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • I like blood, guts, murder and mayhem...some romance, but only in light doses. Some of my favorite authors are James Patterson, husband and wife Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, Karin Slaughter, Patricia Cornwell...I could go on and on...




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      Yashis wrote Dec 3, 2010
    • who  is  the  forgotten  garden  by?




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      Yashis wrote Dec 3, 2010
    • thanks   for t he   feeback on the  kindle  versus  r eal  books I  am  looking  at  lack  of  storage  space and thinking kindle might  be  an  option  but  now  not  sure




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      Yashis wrote Dec 3, 2010
    • Lazyhola  

      not much into  blood  and  guts  but  I  know  a lot  of  people  that  adore  the authors  you  mentioned.




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      Yashis wrote Dec 3, 2010
    • Mz tracy ,
      What  do  you love about the kindle and  have  you  tried  any  of the other  e readers?




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      Yashis wrote Dec 3, 2010
    • Vicki  

      what  is  the  difference   between   kindle  and  samsung  tablet?




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      Yashis wrote Dec 6, 2010
    • has  anyone  read the  Camino by shirley  Macclaine?




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      Tina Hengen wrote Dec 8, 2010
    • I really enjoyed reading, Charlie St. Cloud and Eat, Pray, Love, both very good books. also I love Huckleberry Finn.




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      Yashis wrote Dec 9, 2010
    • I  tried reading eat pray love on an international trip a while back seemed appropriate never made it thru  but loved the movie




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