HAVE YOU READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY ?

Hosted by Dorene Fishkin
Group active since Fri, Feb 15, 2013

I Love to read novels and would like suggestions on more good ones.
How about you ??

Catherine Ferensic
7 Hours Ago

Get back to reading

Hi all happy holidays! Just getting back, haven't been reading much myself lately,my son Kyle is in 1rst Grade so doing more reading with him right now tried to get books from library and can't seem to get time to read them i think last book i tried to get was readers diegest foods that harm foods that heal looking to find others soon and I'm on computer or phone alot i like magazines taste of home,weight watchers food network etc. I've been missing this site really enjoy it looking forward to sharing and chatting about anything i can try to thanks for sharing hope to contribute some soon best wishes to all

Dorene Fishkin
21 Hours Ago

PARIS FOR ONE and OTHER STORIES by JO JO MOYES

This is an interesting collection of nine modern short stories written by the author of "Me Before You".
The longest one, "Paris For One" is about 26 year old Nell who has never been to Paris. She planned to have a mini-vacation with her boyfriend but he failed to show up. She finds herself in Paris alone and manages to have some adventures.
These clever,
sometimes humorous 21st century stories make an enjoyable read.

Dorothy Curtis
Nov 25, 2016

THE CALIFORNIA WIFE by Kristen Harnisch

After I bought this book I didn't realize it continued from the author's book "The Vintner's Daughter", but it really didn't matter because the author did fill in enough of the first book so I wasn't lost. This book follows Sara and Philippe into Napa and the early wine industry in California. The setting starts in Vouvray, France at the end of 1897 and ends in Napa in August1906. It is an easy and fast read.

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Dorene Fishkin
Nov 11, 2016

THE VIEW FROM PENTHOUSE B by ELINOR LIPMAN

This is a story about two sisters who became room mates after Gwen lost her husband and Margo(who is divorced) lost her savings. It is a story about starting a new life in middle age and how they manage to cope. It is an interesting and sometimes comical read.

Jenny Roberts
Nov 10, 2016

Fluffy Mysteries (cozies) and the recipes therein

I am a librarian who loves to cook and to read the truly fluffy mysteries. Hoping to cover the "Royalty" of the genre and the new arrivals as well as everything in between, I want to share my love with you.

The truly fluffy mysteries do not have explicit sex, gore, or language and are often series. Most of the ones that I am going to share will have recipes. If you make any of them, let us know!

So here's my first offerings:

For my well-known choice I give you:
"Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" by Joanne Fluke
Her Hannah Swenson mysteries are chock full of fun cookie (and other) recipes. Some of them are very easy. My favorite so far is "Multiple Choice Cookie Bars": a hit wherever I take them!

You might try Ellery Adams (aka Jennifer Stanley, J.B. Stanley, and Lucy Arlington) several series, too. Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery Series, Books by the Bay Mystery Series, Book Retreat Mystery Series, Supper Club Mystery Series, Antiques & Collectibles Mystery Series, and Hope Street Church Mystery Series.

For my more obscure choice, let me introduce you to Peter King with his first book "The Gourmet Detective". These are double mysteries in that the recipes must be figured out. The author will not say, "Put 3 ounces of cheese," but will rather say, "I added some gruyere" and leave it to you to figure out the proper amounts and proportions. I have made some fabulous discoveries with him!

You might have a bit of a challenge finding his books as his first was published in 1994.

What do you think of my choices?

-JBaily

Amy Alusa
Nov 7, 2016

The Tumor by John Grisham

I knew this would not be like Mr. Grisham's other legal novels;but I really wanted to give it a try and see how it went. Well, I found that Mr. Grisham was very knowlegabe about the topic he was writing about and he covered it quite thoroughly; but he failed to interest me as thoroughly as he was interested in it. I am convinced that this new method of treating tumors with ultrasound technology will be fantastic and unbelievable; but I really didn't need to read a whole book about it. So; I would have to rate the book on a scale of 1 to 10 about a 4. That's pretty sad, because I am a pretty big John Grisham fan.

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Dorothy Curtis
Nov 7, 2016

PIRATE by Clive Cussler

This is the latest book in the adventures of Sam and Remi Fargo who are a husband and wife team of treasure hunters that Clive Cussler writes about. I enjoy all of Cussler's books and this one did not disappoint me. Good adventure with a little history and travel log mixed in.

Amy Alusa
Nov 3, 2016

The Great Cake Mystery -Alexander McCall Smith

My favorite series that this author writes is the #1 Ladies Detective Agency. This book tells the story of how the #1 Lady detective became a detective and it is adorable, fast moving and engaging in every way. This series is packed with great books; you won't want to miss one of them. You'll want to read them again and again, and they are the ones you'll want to read aloud to all pre and teen girls and some boys that don't like to read....they'll enjoy them with you!

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