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PostSubject: Favorite Books   Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:22 am

Let's talk about some of our favorite books here. I'm a big fan of Karen White, Marilyn Meredith, C.W. Gortner, and Kathi Macias. For children's books, I love the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Slob by Ellen Potter, and Noonie's Masterpiece by Lisa Railsback.

How about you? What are some of your favorites?
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:09 am

Gosh, I have a lot of favorites -- and influences.

Two of my biggest influences are Louisa May Alcott and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Some of the writers I love to read and keep reading are Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, Yasmine Galenorn, Eugene O'Neill, Caryl Churchill, Ann Aguirre, Susan Wittig Albert, Donna Leon, Ian Rankin, Terry Pratchett, Washington Irving, Elizabeth Berg, Bobbie Ann Mason, Sandra Worth, Raul Ramos.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:07 am

Thanks for sharing, Devon. I loved Little Women, though I was out of my childhood before I truly appreciated Alcott's work.

I'm reading The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn right now. It's a novel. I'm liking it so far.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:47 am

Ooh, I haven't read the Emily novel. If you recommend it, I'll put it on my list.

I read Donna Leon's ABOUT FACE yesterday, and will start THE GIRL OF HIS DREAMS today. I love her mysteries, set in modern-day Venice. We're going to discuss them in the "Setting as Character" Workshop I'm teaching in April/May.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:08 am

I need to read it a bit more. It's not one of those books that I can't put down--at least not yet. It starts off at Mount Holyoke, which since I live half an hour away, appeals to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:14 pm

One of my favorite authors is Dr. Seuss. Happy

Has anyone here read the Sesame Street Little Golden Book "The Monster at the End of this Book"?? Stars Grover. That is such a fun book! As kids my brothers, sisters, and I read it. And all of us got that book for our own kids. And I got a copy for my grandkids and godson.

I loved Little Women too. Read it in 9th grade. But then I also read "Little Men", "Jo's Boys", "Eight Cousins", "Under the Lilacs", and "Jack and Jill" also by Ms. Alcott. In the end, I think "Little Men" became my favorite. Strange, but Jo's parenting and teaching in that book really made sense and appealed to me.

I love Shakespeare's comedies, not much into the tragedies.
I like Jane Austen too.
And I recently discovered Jim Butcher's 'Dresden Files'. I only listened to one of his books on audio but I VERY much enjoyed his style of writing ... though I doubt I would have picked up his books in a store based on the cover and the fact that it looks like a 'manly' type read.

Without embarrassment nor apology I will say I very much enjoy a nice, steamy, trashy, bodice ripping, romance novel.

Oddly enough, most of the books I buy are non-fiction. I LOVE to learn and I am curious about different things at different time. So my library is filled with books on psychology, astronomy, geography, health, nutrition, botany, paranormal topics, mythology, and tons more ....

WAIT!! My favorite books of all are the "Dreamer's Forest" series by JoElle Martin! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Books   Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:38 pm

I love The Monster at the End of this Book. My sister was a big Grover fan when she was little. She had a stuffed Grover puppet.

I went through a non-fiction phase for years, where everything I read was non-fiction. I'm glad I rediscovered fiction again, but I still like to add biographies and true crime books in from time to time.
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