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What are we reading?  

SverigesAngel 59F
11502 posts
1/19/2009 6:29 pm

Last Read:
2/12/2013 12:47 pm

What are we reading?


Maybe, just maybe I will start this one again, but don't hold your breath!!

This is my post about BOOKS... It will stay here and what ever I read will be added. The image is of the current book I'm reading.




It's an opportunity for us heavy duty reading nerds to share books, reviews etc. all about the wonderful world of literature!

Let me know what you are reading at any given time that you stop by, and let my know if you recommend it or not.

Don't be bashful, anything from comic books to the classics interests me!

I'M POSTING INSIDE WHAT I THOUGHT OF THE BOOK I FINISHED AND ABOUT THE NEW BOOK I'M STARTING.... SOMETIMES.



MY RATING SYSTEM:


...\8 = Awesome
\8 = Not bad at all
=8 = Read Worthy
/8 = Nah... But I give the next book a chance, maybe
~^~ = Piece of crap, don't even bother


Event by Davis Lynn Golemon ~^~
Deathwish by Rob Thurman \8
One Silent Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon =8
Antarktos Rising by Jeremy Robinson /8
The Devil's Due by Jenna Black =8
Threads of Malice by Tamara Siler Jones ~^~
In Shade and Shadow by Barb and J C Hendee /8
Just Another Judgment Day by Simon R Green =8
Too Many Curses by A Lee Martinez \8
Divine by Mistake by P C Cast ~^~
You Suck! by Christopher Moore \8
Deep Storm by Lincoln N /8
Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead =8
The Becoming by Jeanne C. Stein \8
Heart of Stone by C.E. Murphy \8


The "old" list can be found inside of this post... The post was getting a tad long!




ludwig202 71M
11894 posts
1/12/2013 1:24 pm

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ludwig202 71M
11894 posts
1/12/2013 1:23 pm

hello
Einladung Freundschaft danke ....


SverigesAngel 59F
17328 posts
12/1/2010 10:24 am

I really wanted this book to be good, cause the story seemed great, but the writing..... To much technical mumbojumbo and not much happens at all. The Worst part though was that the writer couldn't decide if he was going to use first or last names for his characters, (personally I think that sticking with last names for the military, and maybe first names for the civilians could be the ticket) On one page someone was Jack and on another he was Collins etc etc. There was a lot of characters and different covert groups. By page 208 I was still confused as to who was who, so I simply couldn't take it any more!


SverigesAngel 59F
17328 posts
11/28/2010 8:44 pm

    Quoting rm_bengl66:
    Hi Angelique
    the book Truthseeker from C.E.Murphy is good.


Haven't gotten to that one yet... I got kinda C.E. Murphied out, but I prolly read it eventually. Her books are not bad!


rm_bengl66 62M
7288 posts
11/27/2010 11:15 pm

Hi Angelique
the book Truthseeker from C.E.Murphy is good.




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SverigesAngel 59F
17328 posts
11/27/2010 5:33 pm

    Quoting PonyGirl1965:
    I haven't gotten to read a book in the past couple of weeks but the last I finished was Stephen King's, The Dome. It was soo long but good. It made me think about why we are here. Our power on this planet or the lack of power

    I need to find a happy book to read next.
Haven't read that one... I might one day, but I have a humongo stack of books to get through first.


PonyGirl1965 57F
22090 posts
11/27/2010 12:23 pm

I haven't gotten to read a book in the past couple of weeks but the last I finished was Stephen King's, The Dome. It was soo long but good. It made me think about why we are here. Our power on this planet or the lack of power

I need to find a happy book to read next.


SverigesAngel 59F
17328 posts
11/19/2010 8:49 am

    Quoting Frnds4Play:
    At the moment I am reading Cruel Intent, by J.A. Jance.
Let me know what you think of it. I'm always open for new reading material...


SverigesAngel 59F
17328 posts
11/18/2010 5:22 pm

    Quoting rm_kelidgh:
    Nope. You weren't. Entirely too angsty and whingy for me. But, what brought me over (aside from the Hijack posts) was the Christopher Moore notation. I just finished Lamb and Practical Demonkeeping is awaiting a read....
    I'm going to now, have to read all however many pages of the comments to find more goodies to read...
Lamb is my fave Moore book! Practical Demonkeeping was not bad, but not his best!


rm_kelidgh 60F
15971 posts
11/18/2010 3:58 pm

    Quoting SverigesAngel:
    LOL... Gabriel Garcia Marquez... I'm probably the only person in the world who hated "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and couldn't finish it... I usually try the authors that my countrymen give the Nobel Price to, but I didn't get that one!

    If I have to pick an author who's original writings are in Spanish, I will hands down pick Arturo Perez-Reverte...

Nope. You weren't. Entirely too angsty and whingy for me. But, what brought me over (aside from the Hijack posts) was the Christopher Moore notation. I just finished Lamb and Practical Demonkeeping is awaiting a read....
I'm going to now, have to read all however many pages of the comments to find more goodies to read...



~ [blog kelidgh]~ I am, indeed


leegs699 57M

10/18/2009 9:27 am

Hi!! I rate you and "A"


SverigesAngel 59F
17328 posts
10/17/2009 9:52 am

Lemme see:

Black Jewels - Red 'em Twice... (I have read the continuations too, but they are not as good)

Dark Tower - Red 'em Once...

Terry Brooks - I bought the five books of the Landover series, couldn't even get trough the third one, so I think I skip Shanara... My ex loves 'em though! (Have you read Jim Butcher's Codex Alera?)

Harry Potter - I tried to read the first one but couldn't get into it... It was probably a mood thing (my mood), so I will try again...

Robin Cook - I think I read one of his books a long time ago...

Stephen King - But of course, he's the King! (I like Koontz too)

Peter Straub - Have read a few of his here and there...

Poetry - Not really my thing, but now and then I find something special, like Dylan Thomas for instance...

The Left Behind series - Sorry, but I started the first one and didn't even finish it... It went in the trash! However, if you are Christian it's probably a good read, but since I'm not, well...

Keep the suggestions coming!


SverigesAngel 59F
17328 posts
10/17/2009 9:42 am

    Quoting Calgaryguy77:
    Just finished Sniper One by Dan Mills the other day....pretty frightening account of a British battallion in Iraq. Hard to put down once I started!

    Also just re-read all C.S. Lewis' Narnia books. Haven't read them since I was a kid and I'm still mad about the ending of the final story (The Last Battle): it was a mix of an upper and a downer, but didn't leave me level. lol
I've been thinking about re-reading Narnia... I can barely remember them... I read 'em around age 10... Hmmmmm, that makes it like 35 years ago!

War stuff is not really my thing, but I'm sure it was good... I mean since you said so and if you are into those kinda books...


Valdrane78 44M

10/15/2009 6:12 am

Dark Fantasy:
Anne Bishop- The Black Jewels Trilogy
Stephen King- The Dark Tower Saga

Fantasy Fiction-
Terry Brooks- The Shannara series
JK Rowlings- Harry Potter of course

Medical Mystery:
Robin Cook

Horror:
Stephen King
Peter Straub

Poetry:
Shell Silverstien
T.S Eliot
Edgar Allen Poe

Religious Fiction:
Tim Lahaye
Jerry B Jenkins- Both of them with the Left Behind series

These are just some of my favorite books and or writers. Enjoy

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Calgaryguy77 45M

9/17/2009 11:58 am

Just finished Sniper One by Dan Mills the other day....pretty frightening account of a British battallion in Iraq. Hard to put down once I started!

Also just re-read all C.S. Lewis' Narnia books. Haven't read them since I was a kid and I'm still mad about the ending of the final story (The Last Battle): it was a mix of an upper and a downer, but didn't leave me level. lol


SverigesAngel 59F
17328 posts
9/17/2009 10:14 am

    Quoting  :

I can not, not read... It would be like cutting of my right arm!


SverigesAngel 59F
17328 posts
9/10/2009 12:23 pm

    Quoting  :

It's appropriate, no?


SverigesAngel 59F
17328 posts
8/10/2009 10:36 am


You Suck[\b] by Cristopher Moore: The ending kept this one from getting the top rating...
Deep Storm by Lincoln N Child: A very "cookie cutter" thriller, but still it's something to read if one has nothing better lined up. At least the "love interest" wasn't to obvious...
Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead: This series gets only better and better!
Heart of Stone by C.E. Murphy: I'm reading this one right now...



SverigesAngel 59F
17328 posts
8/10/2009 10:01 am

THE "OLD" LIST:


01/19/09 - The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George \8
02/02/09 - A Kiss Before the Apocalypse by Thomas E. Sniegoski ...\8
03/01/09 - Wounded by Amy Lane (Better then the Twilight books!) ...\8
03/05/09 - Bound by Amy Lane \8
03/27/09 - Amazonia by James Rollins =8
04/06/09 - Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines ...\8
04/08/09 - Goblin Hero by Jim C. Hines \8
04/12/09 - Goblin War by Jim C. Hines \8
04/15/09 - Curse The Dawn by Karen Chance =8
04/19/09 - Midnight's Daughter by Karen Chance =8
04/24/09 - Sword of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor aka Sherrilyn Kenyon /8
04/28/09 - Stones Unturned by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski \8
04/02/09 - Crashing Paradise by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski \8


THE BOOKS I HAVE READ WHILE BEING GONE, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER (Well, those that I can remember)

New rating system:

...\8 = Awesome
\8 = Not bad at all
=8 = Read Worthy
/8 = Nah... But I give the next book a chance
~^~ = Piece of crap, don't bother


04/02/10 -----
07/26/09 -
  • Turn Coat, Dresden Files #11 by Jim Butcher \8
  • Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong =8
  • Spectre by Phaedra Weldon =8
  • One Foot In The Grave by Jeaniene Frost \8
  • Holy Smokes by Katie MacAllister =8
  • The Taste Of Night by Vicki Pettersson /8
  • Unfallen Dead by Mark del Franco \8
  • From Dead To Worse by Charlaine Harris =8
  • Dead And Gone by Charlaine Harris =8
  • Angel Of Mercy by Toni Andrews /8
  • Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews \8
  • The Devil You Know by Jenna Black =8
  • Undead and Unworthy by Mary Janice Davidson =8
  • Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon =8
  • Mind The Gap by Tim Lebbon and Christopher Golden \8
  • Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead =8
  • Gale Foce, Weather Warden #7 by Rachel Caine \8
  • Magic Kingdom For Sale by Terry Brooks =8
  • The Black Unicorn by Terry Brooks /8
  • Wizard At Large by Terry Brooks ~^~
  • The Spy Who Haunted Me by Simon R Green =8
  • Blood Sucking Fiends by Christopher Moore (a re-read) ...\8
    07/27/09 - You Suck! by Christopher Moore (a re-read) \8




  • SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    8/10/2009 9:56 am

      Quoting  :

    I read in your blog that you really like these... Maybe something different for me to try.


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    8/3/2009 8:49 pm

      Quoting mediumWalter:
      I've almost finished reading All the Shah's Men by Stephen Kinzer
      about the 1953 CIA coup in Iran.

      I'm thinking about reading Winston Groom's new book about the Vicksburg Campaign.
    Lol, my ex read that one... Vicksburg Campaign... Nope not for me! Eh, what is the Vicksburg Campaign?


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    8/3/2009 8:47 pm

      Quoting  :

    What is the saga about?


    mediumWalter 46M
    4236 posts
    7/30/2009 2:14 pm

    I've almost finished reading All the Shah's Men by Stephen Kinzer
    about the 1953 CIA coup in Iran.

    I'm thinking about reading Winston Groom's new book about the Vicksburg Campaign.

    Blues is a healer. All over the world.
    John Lee Hooker

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    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    7/28/2009 1:31 pm


    I have NOT become a fan of Terry Brooks! I bought all five Landover books. I figure I read those before I tackle the Shanara Series and a lot of people swear by him (including my ex)... Well, the first book was readable, somewhat. The second wasn't really, but I figure I give the third one a go..... I couldn't finish it! There was so many DUH factors that one can't even count 'em! Make up a story by having the Hero do stupid, duh things and then hope that the readers are equally stupid... Urgh! needless to say, I won't move on to the Shanara series!!!

    That's all I have to say for now folks...




    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    7/25/2009 12:07 pm

      Quoting christylovesfun:
      A Dirty Job, Christopher Moore ... has some good laughs as his books always do!
    Like I said, it's on my to read list... Jam has read it, but I'm lagging behind.


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    7/25/2009 12:06 pm

      Quoting JustChillinUK:
      Hi, I've just finished reading Saturday by Ian McEwan which I thought ws so-so. I've loved just about very book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez that I've read. Right now I'm reading the God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I'm already an atheist but his book is eye-opening in covering some of the bizarre arguments used for the existence of God.
    LOL... Gabriel Garcia Marquez... I'm probably the only person in the world who hated "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and couldn't finish it... I usually try the authors that my countrymen give the Nobel Price to, but I didn't get that one!

    If I have to pick an author who's original writings are in Spanish, I will hands down pick Arturo Perez-Reverte...


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    7/25/2009 12:00 pm

      Quoting  :

    My dad used to read that a lot... Never picked one up myself... Hmmmm, it's a thought!


    christylovesfun 50F  
    16880 posts
    7/23/2009 5:02 pm

    A Dirty Job, Christopher Moore ... has some good laughs as his books always do!

    Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
    Her infinite variety. Other women cloy
    The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry
    Where most she satisfies. For vilest things
    Become themselves in her, that the holy priests
    Bless her when she is riggish. ~~ from Antony & Cleopatra


    JustChillinUK 62M
    287 posts
    7/23/2009 10:29 am

    Hi, I've just finished reading Saturday by Ian McEwan which I thought ws so-so. I've loved just about very book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez that I've read. Right now I'm reading the God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I'm already an atheist but his book is eye-opening in covering some of the bizarre arguments used for the existence of God.

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    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    7/21/2009 10:49 am

      Quoting  :

    LOL, yeah they are a bit "raunchier"! She said herself in the last one that she was taking a break on writing them because of having teenagers herself!!!! I think that they are mistakenly listed as "young adult" only because the main character is fairly young.

    Of course I have read Christopher Moore, both me and Jam are fans. Neil Gaiman I have heard of and want to try. You should totally try Jim C. Hines' Goblin books. Dry humor and fantasy, how can one go wrong? Because of his books I also bought a book by A. Lee Martinez - "Too many curses", but I haven't gotten around to that one yet... Check it out on Amazon, sounds like it could be fun.

    At the moment I'm reading Simon R. Green's third book in the Drood series, "The Spy Who Haunted Me" (The three books out so far are "The Man With The Golden Torc" "Daemons Are Forever" and the spy one. Bond spoofs and his alternate identity from Eddie Drood is Shaman Bond). This series is not AS dark as the Nightside, more tongue in cheek. If you never tried this author you should totally do so too. Jamie LOVES the Nightside books, but haven't gotten around to the Drood ones yet. He's still working his way through Jim Butcher's Dresden Files... Which btw I recommended to him and he's hooked.

    On facebook I have this virtual bookshelf that I'm updating... Sheeesh, it's a job and a half!

    I'm not logging in much anymore myself either. Dunno why, it just seems like I don't have much to say lately...

    Give my best to Jeff from both me and Jamie too, and if you guys are EVER in Southern California you would like totally have to stop by!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    6/25/2009 11:47 am

      Quoting  :

    Sounds serious... Nice to see ya BTW!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    6/25/2009 11:47 am

      Quoting  :

    Red it a looooooooooong time ago, and yes it's somewhat "wordy"....


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    6/25/2009 11:46 am

      Quoting  :

    Vem har skrivit den? Som du vet så har jag fått mitt nya nummer... Kramis!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    5/7/2009 9:44 am

      Quoting rm_regnglad:
      Actually I kind of prefer historical fact I think, if Im not reading an old novel (I love Edgar Allan Poe btw) from the time in question (Deccamerone by Boccacio is good too, lots of tall tales)...

      You didnt answer about Stieg Trenter btw, a swedish crime-writer during about the second third of the twentieth century
      Kind of interesting if youre looking for something with a slight Agatha Christie-feel to it.

      If you do give Pratchett a try maybe you should start with the books on Vimes in the City Watch, theyre kind crime-novel-ish... The first is Guards!Guards! and then Men at arms... in that kind of part of the series... another series in the series are the books about Mistress Weatherwax, a senior witch with her own coven, yet another in-series series is about Rincewind, the incredibly failed magician... the first two books are kind of about him btw...

      It was Stieg Larsson that I meant, I guess hes much more famous inside of Sweden than outside of it. He was a reporter who wrote the three books of the series but then passed away in a heart attack I believe it was before any of them got published and then hit the bestseller-lists. They released the movie of the first book a month or two ago I think. His language is so-and-so I think, its a bit better in the first but then it starts going downhill at times when he gets bogged down in details. Hes better at the characters and theres one thats really stuck inside of people's heads: Lisbeth Salander (short for Elisabeth I believe). Short and anorexic-looking ber-hacker whos socially awkward and has a very personal sense of morals that she breaks the law now and then to impose. Theyre worth a try at least and I guess you can choose between swedish and translated english versions
    Poe is good, but he's a downer for me, so I don't read any of his stuff any more...

    I think you would really enjoy Steven Saylor.. Mystery mingled with that times political feel (during Ciceros hay days) and historical facts described accurately!

    Jäkla Google Chrome... jag har problem här med mitt tangent bord.. Den vill bara skriva på svenska! Har naturligtvis redan läst Decamerone.

    Jag har inte läst Trentner heller. Har du läst Hildebrandts Freja, Idun och Saga... Var i helskotta är frågetecknet på ett svenskt tangent bord... Jag har inte läst Saga själv, borde ha någon utav familjen skicka den till mig.


    rm_regnglad 40M
    3012 posts
    5/5/2009 6:50 pm

      Quoting SverigesAngel:
      Yup, have read Ellis Peters... Derek Jacobi had the title roll (Brother Cadfael) in that TV series too... I like Ellis Peters AND P.C. Dogherty's Hugh Corbett series, but my fave Historical Crime Solver has got to be Falco hands down... It's so tongue in cheek and makes me giggle of and on, plus Lindsay Davis's usage of English is amazing. If you want to read another one read it in English and most def get the British version, they dumbed it up in the American printing. There's also Steven Saylor's books about Gordianus the Finder that are quite good... I think you might like those a lot actually... A lil' more historical accuracy and intrigue! Then we also have the SPQR Series by John Maddox Roberts, at times a lil' dry but also good.

      The Millenium series... Did you mean Stieg Larsson, cause that's what my search came up with, and no I'm not familiar.

      I can't freakin' type today.... I had to redo this comment like three times!

    Actually I kind of prefer historical fact I think, if Im not reading an old novel (I love Edgar Allan Poe btw) from the time in question (Deccamerone by Boccacio is good too, lots of tall tales)...

    You didnt answer about Stieg Trenter btw, a swedish crime-writer during about the second third of the twentieth century
    Kind of interesting if youre looking for something with a slight Agatha Christie-feel to it.

    If you do give Pratchett a try maybe you should start with the books on Vimes in the City Watch, theyre kind crime-novel-ish... The first is Guards!Guards! and then Men at arms... in that kind of part of the series... another series in the series are the books about Mistress Weatherwax, a senior witch with her own coven, yet another in-series series is about Rincewind, the incredibly failed magician... the first two books are kind of about him btw...

    It was Stieg Larsson that I meant, I guess hes much more famous inside of Sweden than outside of it. He was a reporter who wrote the three books of the series but then passed away in a heart attack I believe it was before any of them got published and then hit the bestseller-lists. They released the movie of the first book a month or two ago I think. His language is so-and-so I think, its a bit better in the first but then it starts going downhill at times when he gets bogged down in details. Hes better at the characters and theres one thats really stuck inside of people's heads: Lisbeth Salander (short for Elisabeth I believe). Short and anorexic-looking ber-hacker whos socially awkward and has a very personal sense of morals that she breaks the law now and then to impose. Theyre worth a try at least and I guess you can choose between swedish and translated english versions


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    5/5/2009 12:47 pm

      Quoting rm_regnglad:
      Yup, I used to watch the series when they broadcasted it... I can愒 have been that old when they did that btw
      Derek Jacobi, who did Claudius, have sure been acting for some time now... I like him in Branagh's action version of Hamlet btw

      I forgot to mention that I扉e read one of the novels of that detective in Rome around the first century AD and I think it was kind of good
      Ever tried something by Ellis Peters about her crime solving monk because those are quite good too?

      Now I of course have to ask you about Stieg Trenter and the Millenium-trilogy
    Yup, have read Ellis Peters... Derek Jacobi had the title roll (Brother Cadfael) in that TV series too... I like Ellis Peters AND P.C. Dogherty's Hugh Corbett series, but my fave Historical Crime Solver has got to be Falco hands down... It's so tongue in cheek and makes me giggle of and on, plus Lindsay Davis's usage of English is amazing. If you want to read another one read it in English and most def get the British version, they dumbed it up in the American printing. There's also Steven Saylor's books about Gordianus the Finder that are quite good... I think you might like those a lot actually... A lil' more historical accuracy and intrigue! Then we also have the SPQR Series by John Maddox Roberts, at times a lil' dry but also good.

    The Millenium series... Did you mean Stieg Larsson, cause that's what my search came up with, and no I'm not familiar.

    I can't freakin' type today.... I had to redo this comment like three times!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    5/5/2009 12:45 pm

      Quoting rm_regnglad:
      Yup, I used to watch the series when they broadcasted it... I can愒 have been that old when they did that btw
      Derek Jacobi, who did Claudius, have sure been acting for some time now... I like him in Branagh's action version of Hamlet btw

      I forgot to mention that I扉e read one of the novels of that detective in Rome around the first century AD and I think it was kind of good
      Ever tried something by Ellis Peters about her crime solving monk because those are quite good too?

      Now I of course have to ask you about Stieg Trenter and the Millenium-trilogy
    Yup, have read Ellis Peters... Derek Jacobi had the title roll (Brother Cadfael)) in that TV series too... I like Ellis Peters AND P.C. Dogherty's Hugh Corbett series, but my fave Historical Crime Solver has got to be Falco hands down... It's so tongue in check and makes me giggle of and on, plus Lindsay Davis's usage of English is amazing. If you want to read another one read it in English and most def get the British version, they dumbed it down in the American printing. There's also Steven Saylor's books about Gordianus the Finder that are quite good... I think you might like those a lot actually... A lil' more historical accuracy and intrigue! Then we also have the SPQR Series by John Maddox Roberts, at times a lil' dry but also good.

    The Millenium series... Did you mean Stieg Larsson, cause that's what my search came up with, and no I'm not familiar.


    rm_regnglad 40M
    3012 posts
    5/4/2009 5:23 pm

      Quoting SverigesAngel:
      Of course I have read I Claudius AND The name of the Rose... What do you take me for? A literate novice?

      I have the Claudius DVDs too... Do you remember the series?

    Yup, I used to watch the series when they broadcasted it... I can愒 have been that old when they did that btw
    Derek Jacobi, who did Claudius, have sure been acting for some time now... I like him in Branagh's action version of Hamlet btw

    I forgot to mention that I扉e read one of the novels of that detective in Rome around the first century AD and I think it was kind of good
    Ever tried something by Ellis Peters about her crime solving monk because those are quite good too?

    Now I of course have to ask you about Stieg Trenter and the Millenium-trilogy


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    5/4/2009 4:25 pm


    To lazy to involve myself in something new, so I'm just continuing with the next installment of The Menagerie



    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    5/4/2009 11:10 am

      Quoting SverigesAngel:
      LOL... Thanks for pointing it out... Maybe I was in a little to much hurry? Gösta Berlings Saga is really good to, but I haven't been able to find any good translations of it!
    Of course I have read I Claudius AND The name of the Rose... What do you take me for? A literate novice?

    I have the Claudius DVDs too... Do you remember the series?


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    5/4/2009 11:08 am

      Quoting rm_regnglad:
      You forgot to mention her name: Selma Lagerl鐪 (Lagerloef/Lagerlof? )
      She愀 on the swedish twenty crowns-bill

      My favourite of her works is K顤karlen (I like the movie to)

      I惴 currently reading:
      Social Fobi by Anna K彉er

      Btw, if you like historical fiction, have you tried Robert Graves I, Claudius? If not then I can recommend them. Umberto Eco's Baudolino and The Name of the Rose are really good too...
    LOL... Thanks for pointing it out... Maybe I was in a little to much hurry? Gösta Berlings Saga is really good to, but I haven't been able to find any good translations of it!


    rm_regnglad 40M
    3012 posts
    5/2/2009 7:53 pm

    You forgot to mention her name: Selma Lagerl鐪 (Lagerloef/Lagerlof? )
    She愀 on the swedish twenty crowns-bill

    My favourite of her works is K顤karlen (I like the movie to)

    I惴 currently reading:
    Social Fobi by Anna K彉er

    Btw, if you like historical fiction, have you tried Robert Graves I, Claudius? If not then I can recommend them. Umberto Eco's Baudolino and The Name of the Rose are really good too...


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    5/1/2009 11:01 am

      Quoting  :

    Here's a few recommendations for you... All of the ones to you are now on my wish list... I could comment on them, but I think Amazon does it so much better.

    The Little Goddess Series by Amy Lane (Young Adult Urban Fantasy)

    River God and The Seventh Scroll by Wilbur Smith (Egyptian Fiction)

    The Nightside books by Simon R Green (Dark Urban Fantasy)

    The Veil Books by Christopher Golden (Fantasy)

    The Dark Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Urban Fantasy/Romance... Total fluff, but still very good!)

    The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop (Dark Fantasy, but oh WOW I fell in love, totally awesome!)

    The Jaguar Princess by Clare Bell (Also written for supposedly young adults, and HARD to find, but it's awesome if you can get your hands on a copy)

    The Novels of the Noble Dead by Barb and J.C. Hendee (Awesome Dark Fantasy)

    The Marcus Didius Falco Novels by Lindsey Davies (A hard boiled detective during the reign of Vespasian... Funny and awesomely written mysteries. Get the British version though, the American printing is not as good. Don't understand why they had to change 'em for Americans but they did... Amazon UK)

    The Flanders Panel and The Club Dumas (the Ninth Gate movie, but the book is MUCH better) by Arturo Perez-Reverte

    An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears (Historical British Mystery)

    Quincunx by Charles Palliser (What can I say... You just really have to read it, it's just uncommonly good. An Epic novel up there With Eco's Name of the Rose)

    Deus by Philip Boast (Knight's Templar and Masons mystery... Amazon shows 3 stars by 1 person, much better then that... Check it out on UK)

    The Angelique books by Anne Golon (Used to be SergeAnne Golon i.e Serge and Anne Golon... If you can find them you just have to read them, it's how I got my name, but other then that they are some of the best historical/adventure/romance books ever written)

    The Pillars Of the Earth by Ken Follet (I read it long before it made it to Ophra's book club... it's another WOW)

    The Hollows Books by Kim Harrison (Urban fantasy totally out there)

    Anything by Barbara Michaels, who's also Elizabeth Peters...

    OK... Some Swedish stuff and there you might have better luck on the UK once again, and then I will stop!

    The Crusades Trilogy by Jan Guillou (try 'em, you'll like 'em)

    According to Mary Magdalene by Marianne Fredriksson (the title says it all)

    IF Freja, Idun and Saga by Johanne Hildebrandt EVER gets translated to English you HAVE to read them....

    Jerusalem and The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (She is one of the very few Swedes that ever got a Nobel prize in literature)

    and of course

    The Emigrants by Vilhelm Moberg (He SHOULD have gotten the prize too)

    Hope you find something to interest you... I could go on and on and on, but I have to stop somewhere!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    5/1/2009 9:24 am

      Quoting  :

    Yup, that's what they say!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    5/1/2009 9:22 am


    Not much in a comment mood, but if you enjoy urban sci-fi/fantasy, The Menagerie novels by Golden and Sniegoski is a must read!



    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    4/17/2009 10:56 am


    The Goblin series was a complete surprise to me... I picked them up because I was in the mood for something different. They turned out to be such an easy and delightful read! Don't get me wrong, the writing is very good, and that's why it flows with such ease... I couldn't wait to get back to my book. It's not often I have enjoyed myself that much lately. (Talking about reading here peeps) The books are also very satirical, one can read about all the problems the different "monsters" have in interacting and feel the jab at humanity... BUT, you want a read to simply enjoy and that also puts a smile on your face? Go for these! I can't wait for the next one to come out. Hope he hasn't reached mainstream popularity yet, so I can still get the paper back (I have probs with my hands as some of you know, so hard covers are hard for me to hold on to, and EVERY TIME I discover a new author, he hits the best seller list and gets published in hard cover first... Sigh, it was that way with Laurell K Hamilton, Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Mary Janice Davidson, Sherrilyn Kenyon etc, etc... Plus the amount of books I buy, I would be broke if I only bought hard covers!)

    Now I have moved on to the fourth Cassandra Palmer book, Curse The Dawn. They are total fluff and not the greatest either, but they have me in their grip somehow... The "heroine" is a little annoying at times, but it's still a fun read for the most part!




    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    4/17/2009 10:28 am

      Quoting mmmlike2taste:
      I read all kinds of things, including lots of computer mags etc to keep up with what's going on! Currently, my interesting reading is Conspirators by Michael Andre Bernstein (historical fiction) and the latest issue of Wax Poetics (my favourite music mag, one of few that are intelligently written).
    I enjoy historical fiction a lot too... Haven't read that author. lemme know if it's any good, and a little what it's about.

    Jamie reads LOTS of Science Magazines (also some art and pc graphics stuff), since they are laying around, I have taken to reading them too.... Otherwise I have only been an occasional reader of mags...


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    4/17/2009 10:25 am

      Quoting rm_regnglad:
      Just wanted to enter a serious recommendation for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, I just finished it and it´s quite an inspirational book in a way though also deeply sad and tragic... a classic well worth the name.
    I have read it, a long time ago, but found it boring..... hey, I was in my teens... Maybe I would appreciate it more at the mature age of 45!


    rm_regnglad 40M
    3012 posts
    4/14/2009 9:57 pm

    Just wanted to enter a serious recommendation for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, I just finished it and it´s quite an inspirational book in a way though also deeply sad and tragic... a classic well worth the name.


    mmmlike2taste 47M

    4/11/2009 9:35 pm

    I read all kinds of things, including lots of computer mags etc to keep up with what's going on! Currently, my interesting reading is Conspirators by Michael Andre Bernstein (historical fiction) and the latest issue of Wax Poetics (my favourite music mag, one of few that are intelligently written).

    Thanks to all who voted for me!
    AND THE WINNER IS

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    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    4/8/2009 1:02 pm

    I'm done with Gobling Quest and moved to the second book, Goblin Hero... Quest was a very entertaining and easy read. I HIGHLY recommend it if you're in the mood for something new and light in the fantasy genre!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    4/8/2009 12:55 pm

      Quoting rm_regnglad:
      Just wanted to add that I finished Feet of Clay today
      ... I tend to just gobble up Pratchett-novels quite fast... new ones in less than a day sometimes...
    I never read any of his novels, but I hear they are good.....

    Liking the new picture there!


    rm_regnglad 40M
    3012 posts
    4/7/2009 10:45 pm

    Just wanted to add that I finished Feet of Clay today
    ... I tend to just gobble up Pratchett-novels quite fast... new ones in less than a day sometimes...


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    4/7/2009 8:35 am

      Quoting CuriousAnd2Shy:
      Well, doing a bit of re-reading at the moment, as I didn't want to carry hardcovers on the plane with me yesterday. This past week I enjoyed:
      - "Bone Crossed", Patricia Briggs (excellent) new Mercy Thompson #4
      - re-reading "Iron Kissed" by Patricia Briggs, Mercy Thompson #3
      - "Dead to the World" by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #4)
      - "Dead as a Doornail" by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #5)
      - "Micah" by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake #13)
      - "Mistral's Kiss" by Laurell K. Hamilton (Merry Gentry #5)

      Nothing much new, but all highly enjoyable and relaxing while on vacation.

      Regards,
      2Shy
    I have read all of then except for Mercy #4, but I ordered that one yesterday, and yes they are all very good!


    rm_regnglad 40M
    3012 posts
    4/6/2009 1:59 pm

    I just started re-reading Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett (I found a paperback at a used book store for 5 swedish kronors, about half-a-dollar or 60-70 cents at the most)...

    A few days ago I started To Kill A Mockingbird... I hope I get to finish both during the easter holliday... and I扉e got a bunch of other books that I扉e started... Included Iain M Banks latest Culture-novel Matter... and I want to write...


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    4/6/2009 11:09 am

    I finished Amazonia quite a while back, but I figure there's no need to go through everything I have read....

    Amazonia's structure of villain and love interest was as usual predictable, but the story was entertaining. Rollins imagination and exploration into the unknown is what keeps me coming back to his books!

    Goblin Quest is by (for me at least) a new author. The title tells us that it's a fantasy novel, but the story has a different angle then most of the books out there in this genre.....


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    4/6/2009 11:04 am

    I Amazonia quite a while back, but I figure there's no need to go through everything I have read....

    Anyhow, Amazonia's structure of villain and love interest was as usual predictable, but the story was entertaining. Rollins imagination and exploration into the unknown is what keeps me coming back!

    Goblin Quest is a new author. It's of course a fantasy novel, but with a different angle then the usual.....


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    3/27/2009 9:27 am


    Haven't posted in a while....
    BOUND was not as good as WOUNDED but still read worthy... Now I'm reading the 4th book by James Rollins, Amazonia.... I enjoy his books for an occasional thrill even though his bad guys are VERY predictable, but his stories are always pretty good... Not books where I would read 'em all in one sitting, but something for variety that's enjoyable!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    3/27/2009 9:19 am

      Quoting christylovesfun:
      Right now, I'm reading:

      American Lion by Jon Meachum. I've never read an autobiography of Andrew Jackson, but Jon Meachum is no David McCullogh!
    Don't read that many autobiographies, but my fave in that genre was prolly the one about Jussi Björling.... A Swedish opera singer that was beyond this world vocally... he died of an enlarged heart! Can we say vocal power? Anyhow, I still wanna read the one about Birgit Nilsson too, penned by herself (opera again), but haven't gotten around to it...


    christylovesfun 50F  
    16880 posts
    3/26/2009 12:43 pm

    Right now, I'm reading:

    American Lion by Jon Meachum. I've never read an autobiography of Andrew Jackson, but Jon Meachum is no David McCullogh!

    Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
    Her infinite variety. Other women cloy
    The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry
    Where most she satisfies. For vilest things
    Become themselves in her, that the holy priests
    Bless her when she is riggish. ~~ from Antony & Cleopatra


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    3/9/2009 11:02 am

      Quoting negative_trend:
      The Devil's right hand By Lilith Saintcrow
      The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
      Re-reading Lord of the flies by William Golding
      The shadow over Innsmouth H.P. Lovecraft

      Will update after I return these to these to the library for new ones
    Never read The Shadow...

    Lord of the Flies is an awesome and thought provoking book. Have read it twice...

    PI I read a long time ago, but I seem to remember not liking it overly much...

    Devils right hand, LOVED it! The whole series was good, not as good as the first book. At the end of the series it got to be a tad whiny. I read some books from before she wrote the Devil series.Don't recommend them! I haven't read her new series yet, but I prolly will...


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    3/9/2009 10:58 am

      Quoting  :

    I have used it to find reviews in the past, but I also check amazon...


    rm_regnglad 40M
    3012 posts
    3/7/2009 2:37 pm

      Quoting SverigesAngel:
      Military stuff is one thing I don't read, but there seems to be a lot of peeps, especially male ones that enjoy it!
    Well, I started with WWII stuff when I was a young teen and then it just kind of rolled along

    In that case I扉e got two anti-tips for you, i.e. books you should avoid: Sun Tzu, The art of war and Carl von Clausewitz About War. Both books are about the philosophy of war

    Maybe it愀 because we扉e all meet that bigger stronger boy on the playground and dreamed of beating him


    negative_trend 51M
    138 posts
    3/7/2009 1:41 pm

    The Devil's right hand By Lilith Saintcrow
    The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    Re-reading Lord of the flies by William Golding
    The shadow over Innsmouth H.P. Lovecraft

    Will update after I return these to these to the library for new ones


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    3/6/2009 10:05 am

      Quoting CuriousAnd2Shy:
      Today it's an audio, "Promises in Death", while I'm driving. JD Robb series. Excellent.

      Also "Kitty Raises Hell", by Carrie Vaughn, as my take-along book. A little slow, but still a good read. I'm a sucker for werewolves and paranormal stuff.

      Have a great day.
      Regards,
      2Shy
    I never did an audio, but then I don't drive long stretches very often... I read the in Death series though, but I'm VERY behind.. She cranks 'em out like she's a writing factory and I have so much else to read! I have sometimes wondered if she doesn't have at least one ghost writer, cause I mean the amount of books Nora Roberts crank out is staggering! Still like 'em though...

    I have thought about the Kitty books but haven't picked one up yet. A lil slow you say... I'm a total sucker for paranormal stuff too (especially urban fantasy), and have of course read all the "biggies", like: Laurella K Hamilton, Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Barb & J C Hendee, Kim Harrison and of course Anne Rice too... I also adore Mary Janice Davidson's Undead series. She totally cracks me up with that one!

    You would really enjoy what I'm reading now...The Little goddess trilogy... Vampires, shape shifters, fey etc.


    Someones_Dutchy 62M
    2897 posts
    3/5/2009 5:02 pm

    Hi Angel,just started this weekend with an older book from Frederick Forsyth called The Deceiver (1991),borrowed it from a friend.

    _ _ _ _ _

    it's better to live and do the things today than to be sorry tomorrow


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    3/5/2009 2:33 pm

      Quoting rm_regnglad:
      This monday I bought and started reading this book:
      Charge! The interesting bits of military history
      by Justin Pollard

      I finished it on tuesday and can highly recommend it for anyone in the mood for reading about the more bizarre bits of warfare... like which one of Wellington's generals was basicly insane. Which commander in the american civil war had his orderly follow him around with a keg of whiskey on his back in the middle of a battle. It´s also full of stories about people showing basicly unbelievably much sang froid...
    Military stuff is one thing I don't read, but there seems to be a lot of peeps, especially male ones that enjoy it!


    rm_regnglad 40M
    3012 posts
    3/5/2009 10:24 am

    This monday I bought and started reading this book:
    Charge! The interesting bits of military history
    by Justin Pollard

    I finished it on tuesday and can highly recommend it for anyone in the mood for reading about the more bizarre bits of warfare... like which one of Wellington's generals was basicly insane. Which commander in the american civil war had his orderly follow him around with a keg of whiskey on his back in the middle of a battle. It´s also full of stories about people showing basicly unbelievably much sang froid...


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    3/2/2009 2:49 pm

      Quoting Bruce0002006:
      I don't know why I find it absorbing but I do. I'm reading Hogs in the Shadows..Combat Stories from Marine Snipers in Iraq by Milo S. Afong. Yes, I'm a veteran ...but not of this war. I do enjoy reading military history and this book is accurate in its storytelling. The writing is much better than the last book I read Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell....(Yes, another true life account of a Sniper)o-o
    I have never read any military history.... That's one thing i have never thought of reading. The closest military anything I've read would have to be Catch-22, but it's fiction and satire!


    Bruce0002006 58M
    18 posts
    3/2/2009 1:46 pm

    I don't know why I find it absorbing but I do. I'm reading Hogs in the Shadows..Combat Stories from Marine Snipers in Iraq by Milo S. Afong. Yes, I'm a veteran ...but not of this war. I do enjoy reading military history and this book is accurate in its storytelling. The writing is much better than the last book I read Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell....(Yes, another true life account of a Sniper)o-o


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    3/1/2009 11:28 am

      Quoting  :

    Sound more like non-help to me!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    3/1/2009 11:27 am

      Quoting  :

    Been around that site from time to time... Who else hangs there?


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    3/1/2009 11:23 am


    I loved a kiss before the Apocalypse... Cheesy, but fabulous if you know what I mean?

    I also read something embarrassing, which I do from time to time: The reinvented Ms. Bluebeard by Minda Webber (she has also written The remarkable Miss Frankenstein and The reluctant Miss Van Helsing.... Her new Sisters Grimm is out) Her books are so bad that they are good... They make me giggle, OK!

    Another entertaining read was The reprinted Laurell K Hamilton story for the Ravenloft series, Death of a Darklord... Def recommended if you are a fan of paranormal, fantasy, Laurell K or all of 'em!

    Now I'm reading Wounded. Book two of the little goddess trilogy... They have been around for a while... I read the first book a few years back, and really liked it... Now I was in the mood for the second one... Anyone who think that the twilight series is great, should try these. It's teen too, but with a lot more edge and sex! The Twilight series was to wordy, emotionally complicated (where there was no need for it) and tame for moi...




    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    3/1/2009 10:52 am

      Quoting  :

    I need to read Terry one of these days... I have read several books lately, but right now I'm on book 2, Wounded of the little goddess series by Amy Lane. Urban fantasy I guess one could describe it as.


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/13/2009 12:16 pm

      Quoting 35hotlegs:
      I just finished a great book called The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. A great story narrated by a dog who tells of the trials and tribulations.....living with his family.....from puppydom to the moment he realizes "it is his time". It was refreshing to read this story in the eyes and mind of a dog....


    That sound really good! Something else I can ad to my ever growing Amazon wish list...


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/13/2009 12:16 pm

      Quoting Baltasar45:
      A book about the Finnish Winter War. You know about that one - and the amazing Carl Gustaf Mannerheim - but the others here would learn quite a lot about WWII by digging into the subject matter.
    Not so sure that a lot of peeps here would care... For us it's interesting though, it's close to home!


    Baltasar45 61M
    9207 posts
    2/13/2009 11:04 am

    A book about the Finnish Winter War. You know about that one - and the amazing Carl Gustaf Mannerheim - but the others here would learn quite a lot about WWII by digging into the subject matter.

    <- Profile photo courtesy of Bonding with coworkers


    35hotlegs 68F

    2/13/2009 8:52 am

    I just finished a great book called The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. A great story narrated by a dog who tells of the trials and tribulations.....living with his family.....from puppydom to the moment he realizes "it is his time". It was refreshing to read this story in the eyes and mind of a dog....


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/13/2009 8:43 am

      Quoting _King_Cobb_:
      Some genuine high class literature titled Cum Hungry Blondes
    Makes me wonder.... Who's the publisher? Penthouse....


    _King_Cobb_ 59M
    25441 posts
    2/12/2009 8:43 pm

    Some genuine high class literature titled Cum Hungry Blondes


    insert exploding bomb image here


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/10/2009 10:58 am

      Quoting  :

    Lol, yeah I know what you mean... I'm trying to do the phonics thing with my lil' one and I'm more confused then she is!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/10/2009 10:56 am

      Quoting  :

    Ha ha ha... I tried to read Ulysses once... It so totally went over my head!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/10/2009 10:53 am

      Quoting Darklight1302:
      What a interesting idea, to write in your blog what you are reding from time to time, i惴 sure you can learn much about people if you know what they are reading.
      For me, it愀 going through many parts of literature, with a big focus on Fantasy and Sci-Fi, I love it to read about "What would if"-Storys, on the other side Fantasy is also good to dream and imagine about the storys and characters.
      The Book i惴 reading at the moment is a little bit strange, "Also sprach Zarathustra", Friedrich Nietzsche.
      I惴 also reading a Battle-Tech roman, "The Way of the Warrior", Loren Coleman, and at second time a really fantasic book, "Der Schwarm", Frank Sch酹zing, from my local library.

      P.S. I will apologize for my english, i know it愀 not the best, some time ago since i wrote something in english, i thnk i had to do a little bit more practice, otherwise i forgot it completely to think and write in english.
    Don't worry about your English... It's just fine, as long as we can understand each other it doesn't matter!

    I have different reading moods, and sometimes it's Fantasy or Sci-Fi... I pretty much don't read "serious" literature anymore. Did that a lot when I was younger, but now days I mostly read for escapism...

    I read trough "Also Spracht..." a long time ago, and only remember little snippets here and there.... I had a philosophy period, where I read stuff by such as Plato, Abelard, Machiavelli, More (didn't understand half of Utopia), Descartes, Nietzche, Marx, and Sartre... I gave up after awhile!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/10/2009 10:37 am

      Quoting  :

    I have a friend that's a super fan of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, but I never read anything by him myself... Never seemed like something that would interest me, and politics, well you know my view on that!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/4/2009 7:11 pm

      Quoting  :

    Have read EVERYTHING by Lumley, not only his Vampire series... Heard of the Eddings... Gotta check Moon out...

    How 'bout, Barb and J. C. Hendee, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Jim Butcher, Anne Bishop, Fred Saberhagen?


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/2/2009 9:28 pm

      Quoting 3sfun63:
      I have to agree with the previous post. I love the "In Death" series written by JD Robb! I think this is Nora Roberts at her best. These books are so totally different than the stuff she writes under her name. I devour every one that comes out in this series!
    I'm like 4 or 5 behind!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/2/2009 9:27 pm

      Quoting nastytease4U:
      Nora Roberts "In Death" series...

      Oh...if only I had Roarke!
    Mmmmmmmmmmm, yeah Roarke..... What a HUNK!


    3sfun63 59M/49F

    2/2/2009 6:39 pm

    I have to agree with the previous post. I love the "In Death" series written by JD Robb! I think this is Nora Roberts at her best. These books are so totally different than the stuff she writes under her name. I devour every one that comes out in this series!

    {=} Smooches!


    nastytease4U 44F  
    1640 posts
    2/2/2009 5:07 pm

    Nora Roberts "In Death" series...

    Oh...if only I had Roarke!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/2/2009 3:51 pm

      Quoting  :

    Oh, oh, oh.... I soooooo have to get back to you with some stuff!

    It's extremely rare to find me in front of the TV. Same with Jamie.... We pretty much have cable just for the lil one! Reading and The PC, that's where you find us.


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/2/2009 3:41 pm


    Finished The Memoirs of Cleopatra - It had a LOT of pages, 957 of 'em, but it was an easy read! Even though I knew what was going to happen and of course we all know the ending, I really liked it. Margaret George made Cleopatra and her environment so alive to me. Absolutely gonna have to pick up her other historical novels: The Autobiography of Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scotland & The Isles, Helen of Troy, Mary Called Magdalene...

    Now I'm reading something easy and Urban Fantasy... Thomas E Sniegoski's have before mostly written "young fiction", which I have enjoyed... This is his adult debut. He's most know book is "The Fallen"... It was made into an ABC mini series. I still need to get my hands on the last one in that series. Not easy since it's out of print and the used ones are disappearing faster then I can find 'em on the net, and I'm so NOT paying 50 bucks for a paper back (OMFG I just checked Amazon and now someone wants 144 buck for it, WTF?)!

    "Stolen" from Monsters and Critics:
    The first clue something was seriously amiss in the world came with a routine surveillance job to check on a husband’s fidelity. It turned ugly when the man in question shot his secretary in a hotel room before turning the gun on himself. To make matters worse, the man recognized Remy’s true nature just before pulling the trigger and then inexplicitly, both he and the secretary began showing life signs when they should have been dead. Remy Chandler is not your everyday private investigator, he’s actually the angel Remiel who, after witnessing the massive devastation from the battle that cast Lucifer Morningstar out of heaven, renounced heaven. He hid his true nature and became Remy Chandler, a human with a beloved, aging wife and a devoted dog and now he has serious problems. Israfil, the Angel of Death is missing, his old angelic associates want Remy to locate him and members of the Black Choir are equally determined to scare Remy off the job. With no small amount of guilt, Remy suspects Israfil might have decided to emulate him and try living as a human. Worse, a set of scrolls is missing and the world may be facing an apocalyptic end sooner then anyone could have dreamt. Remy will have to think fast and make some hard choices if he is to avert disaster and the end of the human race.

    Remy may be an angel but he has all the endearing qualities of a loving husband, good friend and flawed human. With a dose of self-depreciating humor, Remy makes for a fun character and his dialog with animals is an added delight to be enjoyed by anyone owned by their pet. The quick pace, assorted friends and adversaries in different guises and a decidedly different twist on the apocalypse theme make for an outstanding entry to urban noir genre. Sniegoski’s first adult book is sure to leave readers hoping for more.


    Darklight1302 41M
    28 posts
    2/1/2009 11:40 pm

    What a interesting idea, to write in your blog what you are reding from time to time, i惴 sure you can learn much about people if you know what they are reading.
    For me, it愀 going through many parts of literature, with a big focus on Fantasy and Sci-Fi, I love it to read about "What would if"-Storys, on the other side Fantasy is also good to dream and imagine about the storys and characters.
    The Book i惴 reading at the moment is a little bit strange, "Also sprach Zarathustra", Friedrich Nietzsche.
    I惴 also reading a Battle-Tech roman, "The Way of the Warrior", Loren Coleman, and at second time a really fantasic book, "Der Schwarm", Frank Sch酹zing, from my local library.

    P.S. I will apologize for my english, i know it愀 not the best, some time ago since i wrote something in english, i thnk i had to do a little bit more practice, otherwise i forgot it completely to think and write in english.


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/1/2009 5:41 pm

    Thanks!


    siseulement1983 39M

    2/1/2009 8:23 am

    This is a wonderful idea BTW.


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    2/1/2009 1:00 am

      Quoting  :

    Fantasy all the way I see...

    You should try Anne Bishop's Dark Jewels Trilogy if you haven't already, and Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/30/2009 12:46 pm

      Quoting  :

    I checked and I have the Jonathan Strange book on my wish list on Amazon... Do you recommend it?


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/30/2009 12:44 pm

      Quoting  :

    Yeah... I kinda remember that now that you mentioned it... There were a lot of pages I just scanned trough! Maybe that's why I don't remember it?

    Just never managed to get into HP, no more then I could get into the Twilight books...


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/30/2009 12:41 pm

    Love the picture BTW!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/30/2009 12:40 pm

      Quoting Honeyblondelocks:
      Je voudrais habiter dans Alsace, France pres de vous....
    My French sucks soooooo bad now days! But I kinda could get the gist of it...


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/30/2009 12:39 pm

      Quoting  :

    I'm not much into Sci-Fi Fantasy, but I ADORE fantasy and Urban Fantasy... My faves in Urban at the moment gotta be, Jim Butcher - The Dresden Files, Laurell K. Hamilton's first 10 Anita Blake Books and of course Anne Rice... Fantasy, well Jim Butcher have Codex Alera and I Love Anne Bishop's Black Jewels, and Fred Saberhagen is a big one both in Urban and straight out Fanatsy!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/30/2009 12:33 pm

      Quoting Honeyblondelocks:
      non-fiction: Oliver Sachs' new one, "Musicophilia."
      fiction: Harry Potter "Chamber of Secrets" with my daughter.
    I don't read a lot of non-fiction now days, or maybe I should say that non-fiction is something I scan through and Fiction is something I really read!

    Never got into the Harry Potter books, maybe I should try again some day?


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/30/2009 12:21 pm

      Quoting really_horny80:
      im not really a book kind of man. i prefer videos!
    Not me.... Books not TV, not DVDs not Videos... A PC strategy game now and then works too!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/30/2009 12:20 pm

      Quoting hotgrrl2007:
      Right now I have just started reading Stephen King's Just After Sunset. I can't recommend it yet because I haven't even finished the first short story yet. I usually love all of his books though.
    Have not picked up that one myself yet, but I prolly will... Lemme know what you think when you are done!

    The last one i read was Lisey's Story and I got somewhat annoyed with it....


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/30/2009 12:18 pm

    Never read his stuff, but I know he wrote The Golem...


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/30/2009 12:12 pm

      Quoting rm_WALawGal:
      Not In My Name - Julie Burchill/Chas Newkey-Burden
      All The Colours Of Darkness - Peter Robinson
      Oscar's Books - Thomas Wright

      Kinda all over the place obviously. Only seem to pick them up if I haven't fallen asleep within seconds after hitting the sheets...

      ~Narcoleptic Reader~

    Ewwwww, you are one of those that read more then one book at a time! If I tried that I would mix 'em all up and forget what the Hell I was reading! I stick to one, but I read 'em fast.... Except for Cleopatra... it's not that it's not good but I have been tired and not read a lot. I usually read when going to bed too.... Normally I would be done with this one but I'm only half way trough!

    It is good though. Even though I know the history of pretty well, it kinda wakes it up and makes it real somehow.


    anneparker1208 36F

    1/30/2009 8:28 am

    hi..........................


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/26/2009 10:54 am

      Quoting  :

    I LOVED The Black Jewel Trilogy... I've read 'em twice!

    I read the first 4 in the Twilight series, but don't feel like reading the 5th... People rave about them, but I found them pretty boring and simplistic in their writing style (Anne Rice it's not). Definitely for teens! I think your 11 year old would be safe reading 'em, there sure isn't any sex and the heroine is pretty virtuous! My 21 year old is reading them and really enjoy the stories though....


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/26/2009 10:42 am

      Quoting rm_glavalova3:
      I'm reading 'The Mitford Girls' along side 'letters between six sisters' about the mitford girls.
      I'm loving it....its a world away from the one that exists now and in many ways thank goodness for that! But amazing!
    Who's the author?


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/26/2009 10:41 am

      Quoting  :

    OK, I'm speechless!


    rm_glavalova3 52F
    2583 posts
    1/25/2009 2:04 pm

    I'm reading 'The Mitford Girls' along side 'letters between six sisters' about the mitford girls.
    I'm loving it....its a world away from the one that exists now and in many ways thank goodness for that! But amazing!

    Whats the difference between kinky and perverted?
    Kinky is when you tickle your girl friends ass with a feather.
    Perverted is when you use the whole chicken...


    Massage_Man_00 40M
    18009 posts
    1/25/2009 8:33 am

    It has a lot to do with the correlation of how things that have effected our mind emotionally in the past come to be shown on the outside on our bodies, and how things that happen to our bodies effect our mind..... even talks about the orgasm too..... good reading


    Much Love, Respect and Great Adventures to Follow





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    Honeyblondelocks 55F

    1/24/2009 5:44 pm

    Je voudrais habiter dans Alsace, France pres de vous....

    Honeyblonde L.


    Honeyblondelocks 55F

    1/24/2009 5:33 pm

    non-fiction: Oliver Sachs' new one, "Musicophilia."
    fiction: Harry Potter "Chamber of Secrets" with my daughter.

    Honeyblonde L.


    rm_lauren_1986 36M
    21 posts
    1/24/2009 7:27 am

    Gustav Meyrink
    great writer.


    really_horny80 42M

    1/23/2009 10:15 pm

    im not really a book kind of man. i prefer videos!


    hotgrrl2007 51F
    1498 posts
    1/23/2009 3:56 pm

    Right now I have just started reading Stephen King's Just After Sunset. I can't recommend it yet because I haven't even finished the first short story yet. I usually love all of his books though.

    I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/23/2009 3:22 pm

      Quoting  :

    I remember some of it now.... Being about trains... That's like saying the Gulliver's travels is about travels and midgets and giants or something like it!

    HR just never felt attractive to me for some reason, I started one, didn't get very far, but then I'm always the odd man out... Just like I thought that the Twilight books were crap and everyone raves about them!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/23/2009 9:21 am

      Quoting  :

    Not THAT's a serious question!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/23/2009 9:20 am

      Quoting  :

    I have read most everything by Mr King myself...


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/23/2009 9:19 am

      Quoting  :

    Yup, read that one a looooooooong time ago.... With my interest in Nordic Mythology it's a given, ain't it!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/23/2009 9:18 am

      Quoting  :

    Urgh, I better not read that one.... I like my blood pressure where it is!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/23/2009 9:17 am

      Quoting  :

    I read the first 4, but actually got kinda bored, so I skipped the 5th! (Yeah I know most peeps love 'em but for me they were a drag), my older daughter is reading 'em now and I got her the 5th one too.


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/23/2009 9:16 am

      Quoting  :

    Lol 20 books would last me about 1 to 2 months depending on the thickness! I have read some of her books but it was a while ago. Have you ever read Mercedes Lackey? Another fantasy author with a LOT of books written...


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/23/2009 9:12 am

      Quoting rm_sircernuunos:
      I read A LOT. 2 novels a week while not traveling and 3 to 4 a week when I do travel.

      I am reading the entire Angelique books by Sergeanne Golon, took me weeks to get copies of all of them, except I have not found book 9, nor the 3 books that were never translated to English, I am looking for all 4.

      I am also reading two Jeffery Archer books, just finishing A Prisoner of Birth.
    Those are the books that I got my name from..... Angelique My dad read the whole series.

    It's hard to find good English translations... The best one is a big print editions but they only translated the first 2! Strange that they haven't translated more... The older translations were not the best... It was translated as trashy romance, which it is NOT in any way! Anyhow, I read 'em all as a teenager but in Swedish translation.

    My average is about 2 novels a week, but sometimes less (like when I have my hands on 957 pages) and sometimes up to 5!


    rm_sircernuunos 54M
    11959 posts
    1/22/2009 6:18 pm

    I read A LOT. 2 novels a week while not traveling and 3 to 4 a week when I do travel.

    I am reading the entire Angelique books by Sergeanne Golon, took me weeks to get copies of all of them, except I have not found book 9, nor the 3 books that were never translated to English, I am looking for all 4.

    I am also reading two Jeffery Archer books, just finishing A Prisoner of Birth.

    I am only a stranger the first time...

    See my Blog everyone [blog sircernuunos]
    Or join this group SR - THE ADULT Hang-Out =P
    If you are into playing a bit more extreme than vanilla ?*


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/22/2009 5:25 pm

      Quoting LailaLoca:
      In Style and Allure magazines.
    I steal my older daughters In Style whenever I have a chance!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/22/2009 5:24 pm

      Quoting WonDumFok:
      WonDumFok for CEO and President of the Friend Finder Networks and Penthouse Magazine.

      Won

    And what book is that? Oh yeah I forgot.... You are my friend so you don't have to stick to the subject!

    Well Fok' we couldn't be worse of then we are, could we now!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/22/2009 5:22 pm

      Quoting CuriousAnd2Shy:
      I usually read a couple of books at a time, including audio books on the radio while driving around. Right now, I'm killing myself laughing over Denis Leary's "Why We Suck", just finished Iris Johansen's "Killer Dreams" (this morning) and just started Carrie Vaughn's "Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand" (this evening).

      In between I'm reading things about records management, HR issues, the economy, and my favorite trash, People Magazine.

      It's all good.
      Have a great day.
      Regards,
      2Shy
    Lol, I only read one book at a time... I would forget which one I was reading if I tried more then one!

    Dennis Leary now that could be fun... I have seen Carrie Vaughn floating around out there but never read her... Now Iris Johansen I have read plenty! Sometimes they are deadly good and sometime so so me thinks...

    I have been known to peruse People too....


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/22/2009 5:19 pm

      Quoting  :

    That's the way of it... One can never read 'em all!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/22/2009 5:18 pm

      Quoting ToBeofUse:
      I have almost finished George Packer's "The Assassins Gate" about America's disastrous invasion of Iraq. I also just finished Mark Kurlansky's "Big Oyster", about the intersection of the oyster trade and its impact on the development of New York City.

      Oyster is fun but light reading, while Packer might want to make you go find any one of a number of the people who made decisions about the US invasion and occupation, and then beat them severely.
    That's why I hardly ever read about "real" stuff anymore... I have gotten my blood pressure up to many times!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/22/2009 5:15 pm

    So far Cleopatra seems promising. I'm only on page 70 something out of 957, but the start is good! I had never read any of Margaret George's book, so I think it was about time!


    LailaLoca 61F
    2120 posts
    1/22/2009 4:08 pm

    In Style and Allure magazines.


    WonDumFok 59M
    25277 posts
    1/22/2009 7:07 am

    WonDumFok for CEO and President of the Friend Finder Networks and Penthouse Magazine.

    Won


    .


    ToBeofUse 64M
    1669 posts
    1/21/2009 3:36 pm

    I have almost finished George Packer's "The Assassins Gate" about America's disastrous invasion of Iraq. I also just finished Mark Kurlansky's "Big Oyster", about the intersection of the oyster trade and its impact on the development of New York City.

    Oyster is fun but light reading, while Packer might want to make you go find any one of a number of the people who made decisions about the US invasion and occupation, and then beat them severely.


    sidechickneeded 57M
    13965 posts
    1/21/2009 2:18 pm

    "The Longest Trip Home" by John Grogan

    “I am not a teacher, but an awakener”
    Robert Frost


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/21/2009 9:27 am

      Quoting  :

    I read all of the early V.C. Andrews stuff, but then it got kinda old with the later ones.... It felt like the same stuff with not very many different angles to it! I DID love hear early stuff though, even if it kinda made me sick to my stomach!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/21/2009 9:26 am

      Quoting  :

    Yeah right.... Come clean.... Tell me... It will be our lil secret!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/21/2009 9:25 am

      Quoting  :

    I hardly ever watch the movies made from books... It just doesn't do it for me... The movie in my head is always soooooo much better...

    Never read his stuff either.... Dauym, I have read sooooooo much, but there's still a whole shit load of authors to read out there!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/21/2009 9:22 am

      Quoting  :

    Mmmmmmm, an awesome classic! Mebbe I should peruse his books again?


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/20/2009 2:59 pm

      Quoting rm_mvsmike:
      I read the Bible. New International Version.
      I also read a lot of blogs. I find everything of interest; comedies drama erotica romance and poetry.
      I save a lot on gas not driving to Barns and Nobles
      BIG SMILES!!!
    I read the Bible, once....

    I just use Amazon, no gas needed for that either!


    rm_mvsmike 64M
    12785 posts
    1/20/2009 11:39 am

    I read the Bible. New International Version.
    I also read a lot of blogs. I find everything of interest; comedies drama erotica romance and poetry.
    I save a lot on gas not driving to Barns and Nobles
    BIG SMILES!!!


    How is it you relate with that special someone!!!
    We are Relational Beings and How to Communicate

    A moment of lust
    does not equal
    The eternity of true LOVE

    Keep your heart true and pure
    Get it RIGHT
    Or get LEFT









    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/20/2009 11:20 am

      Quoting  :

    Gawds... I read that one a long time ago, but for the life of me can't remember what it's about.... Lol, I do that a lot, and then I have to dig 'em out to do some speed reading to refresh my memory.

    It's weird, I mostly remember WHAT I have read, but I can't remember what it's about????? If I have read a series and it takes a while for the next book to come out, I always have to back track. Maybe it's because I have read thousands and thousands of books? Then I have also done the beauty where I buy a book and then start reading and go, hmmmmmm sound familiar. I check my shelves somewhere in the back and sure enough there it is!

    Never read Harry Potter btw.... saw the movies and then I didn't want to read the books.


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/20/2009 11:15 am

      Quoting xXPenguinLuffXx:
      I'm re-reading an old Dean Koontz book right now.
      However, I just finished another Jodi Picoult book called "Salem Falls".
      It's a play [and I don't mean theater] on a modern day witch hunt and the parallels between violent crime.
      I enjoyed it.
    Salem Falls sound interesting. Something I might enjoy... I have read almost all of Koontz's book... Just got tired of him with his Odd series. The first one was good, but then it got boring!

    Seems to me like he's taken a completely different direction from the early books that I liked the best....


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/20/2009 11:12 am

      Quoting 69bud69:
      I'm a Sci Fi reader. I'm working on the third book in a Star Wars Series titled Tempest.

      This is a wonderful idea BTW.
    Never read the Star Wars series, but I read a lot of Sci Fi too... I go in waves with what I read. One moment all mysteries, next Urban Sci Fi, then Historical, etc etc.... Jam loves the Dune series, but never got into that one either. He has all of 'em so maybe I should try!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/20/2009 11:10 am

      Quoting  :

    Why is it pissing you of?


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/20/2009 11:09 am

      Quoting  :

    Never heard of Ann Rule, gotta have to check her out!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/20/2009 11:08 am

      Quoting Someones_Dutchy:
      Hi Angel,I'm reading "Rainbow six" by Tom Clancy at the moment.(the dutch translation)
    Never read Tom Clancy, have thought about it but not gotten around to it, YET...


    xXPenguinLuffXx 32F
    639 posts
    1/20/2009 8:25 am

    I'm re-reading an old Dean Koontz book right now.
    However, I just finished another Jodi Picoult book called "Salem Falls".
    It's a play [and I don't mean theater] on a modern day witch hunt and the parallels between violent crime.
    I enjoyed it.

    <3 Love as thou wilt


    69bud69 68M
    7134 posts
    1/20/2009 7:00 am

    I'm a Sci Fi reader. I'm working on the third book in a Star Wars Series titled Tempest.

    This is a wonderful idea BTW.

    Always Ready for Fun.


    Someones_Dutchy 62M
    2897 posts
    1/20/2009 12:11 am

    Hi Angel,I'm reading "Rainbow six" by Tom Clancy at the moment.(the dutch translation)

    _ _ _ _ _

    it's better to live and do the things today than to be sorry tomorrow


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/19/2009 10:28 pm

      Quoting Massage_Man_00:
      My all time favorite..... Body Mind, by Ken Dychtwald
    What's it about?


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/19/2009 10:27 pm

      Quoting Wordsmith2004:
      Burn Notice: The Fix

      (It's actually a pretty cool short little spy novel so far...much like the hit TV series....definitely NOT as umm...de-masculating as the sub-title might make it seem lol
    Never heard of it... On my Amazon list to check out!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/19/2009 10:26 pm

      Quoting  :

    Fantasy is one fave.... Have you read Jim Butchers Codex Alera books? PAGE TURNERS!


    Massage_Man_00 40M
    18009 posts
    1/19/2009 9:03 pm

    My all time favorite..... Body Mind, by Ken Dychtwald


    Much Love, Respect and Great Adventures to Follow





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    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/19/2009 8:15 pm

      Quoting wildspiritcherri:
      I will have to go to the Library to check out this book you are reading thanks
    I don't know if it's an good yet, just started it today and there's 957 pages!


    SverigesAngel 59F
    17328 posts
    1/19/2009 8:14 pm

      Quoting ironman2769:
      I'm about to start James Patterson's 6th Target
    I think I got to about the 3rd one in the series.... Someone was killed of that I didn't want to... LOL


    wildspiritcherri 59F

    1/19/2009 7:52 pm

    I will have to go to the Library to check out this book you are reading thanks

    friendships is like a diamond, always forever


    ironman2769 57M  
    12877 posts
    1/19/2009 7:48 pm

    I'm about to start James Patterson's 6th Target

    Click Here To Read A Hot Erotic Story: When A Woman Meets A Stranger Part 1 of 4


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