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        03-04-2013, 01:35 PM
      #61
    Trained
    O M G--you NEED to download my DH's books!! The one in my signature is just the first of the first 3 e-published. 6 more will be up this Spring, and he is on the draft of book #51!!! NO KIDDING!!! He is a hopeless romantic. He is also an historian--started with being a history major and then 40 years of voracious history reading.
    ANYWAY, you can download to your computer or Nook at
    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/228381
    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/234232
    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/237413
    For $2/book,
    And you can download to your Kindle at
    www.amazon.com/dp/B0096CH5LA
    For $3/book
    He has written historical fiction, historical romances, American Civil War Hist. Fiction, Indian War fiction and WWII historical fiction. These last books have written themselves in the last WEEK!
    It's really good stuff, from an almost exclusive non-fiction reader, like myself. =b
    We're going to really campaign this summer bc I personally feel that he is an undiscovered author the prolific caliber of a Steven King.
    Don't wanna beg--how about I DARE you to read one of them and see if you like it. If you do, PLEASE write a good review for us. Thanks, in advance. =D
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        03-08-2013, 03:25 PM
      #62
    Started
    I just received a book called "The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson. It's great. Its very entertaining. It isnt a book that draws everything out. The story takes off on page one and will make you laugh, at least it does for me because I'm picturing a 100 yr old man doing all those things.

    I picked it because it got great reviews on amazon. I'm glad I bought it.
         
        03-08-2013, 03:43 PM
      #63
    Green Broke
    I love the Vampire Academy series.. My sister read them and then I got addicted, it's the books that you can't put down. I know it's a teen series but it's better than you'd think. It killed me having to wait for the next book to come out.. Once that series finished the author started a new series that is basically the continuing if the same general story from another characters point of view.. It's soo good, I'm waiting in book 3 of the 2nd series to come out now.
         
        03-10-2013, 12:54 PM
      #64
    Trained
    I didn't read this whole thread, so sorry if this was mentioned but what I do is go to the library and just randomly pick four books. Take them home and read what I like, leave the others. Great way to find new authors and subjects.

    As for SMRobs idea about the Dark Tower series -- it is very NOT typical Stephen King. I enjoyed it immensely, right up to the end. I won't spoil it, but SMR - didn't you think the end was disappointing?
         
        03-10-2013, 09:43 PM
      #65
    Super Moderator
    I don't think I can handle Stephen King. I was watching that pawn shop show the other day and this guy brought in a Freddie Krueger doll and they kept pulling the string. I just about killed myself trying to get the horses fed in the dark this morning. I was so scared!
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        03-10-2013, 09:58 PM
      #66
    Green Broke
    Lol that is the absolute worst kind of scared! When you're telling yourself there's nothing there but the chicken in you insists there is something after you.
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        03-10-2013, 10:51 PM
      #67
    Started
    Subbing as this is a great thread to return to when I am looking for reading inspiration.
         
        03-11-2013, 12:06 PM
      #68
    Trained
    LMAO
    Farmpony, I LOL'ed at your last post and got weird looks!
    That's awesome.

    For freaky, though, he is the master! Under The Dome is one of his latest, isn't scary but a thinker more like? Should keep you busy for awhile, it's LONG! Pet Cemetary was a great read, too. ;)
    I'd also suggest Dean Koontz - I LOVE the Odd Thomas series - if I could meet a character in real life, it'd be Odd Thomas!
    Also, Anne Rice. I haven't read any of her Jesus/Romance novels but you absolutely cannot beat the Vampire series. Still my favourite series, EVER.

    For more suspense/action/mystery I would highly suggest:
    - David Baldacci
    - Robert Ludlum
    - Johnathan Kellerman
    - Greg Iles
    - Lee Child
    - Harlan Coben
    - Robert Crais
    - James Lee Burke
    - Jefferson Bass

    Doesn't matter which book you choose from the above list, they're ALL good.


    I don't read much romance (I'm SO not a romantic person...lol) but a few Jodi Picoult were good (The Pact was my favourite).

    I would also say The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, but they're not everyone's cup of tea.
         
        03-11-2013, 12:10 PM
      #69
    Banned
    Oh not sure if anyone mentioned this, but GoodReads is an awesome place to find book reviews!
         
        03-11-2013, 12:16 PM
      #70
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
    As for SMRobs idea about the Dark Tower series -- it is very NOT typical Stephen King. I enjoyed it immensely, right up to the end. I won't spoil it, but SMR - didn't you think the end was disappointing?
    Eh, yes and no. I was hoping for something a little bit more satisfying and final, but at least he did offer a bit of hope there that things might be different and come to a final satisfying end someday.
         

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