Support Groups - Our own little Book Club if you will #2

09-28-2004, 02:54 PM
Hi Ladies~

Feel free to share your favorite Authors, books or your most recent reads or past favorites.

I just finished D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton and must say I thought it was quite good. So far I have read A thru E and for the most part they were good. Started on F is for Fugitive but didn't get too far with it. I did get R when I first joined the book club as it was the monthly selection but I won't read it for a while. After F I will be moving on to something different. I think I burned myself out on the detective stories, for now anyway.

So, what have you recently read? Or what are you reading now?

10-03-2004, 02:16 PM
Well, I finished the Sue Grafton books, not all of them but the ones I have except for R. Will save that for another time. DD checked out The DaVinci Code and thought it was really good so I thought I would start on it. It is just a 7 day loan and she finished it yesterday morning and I started it last night. Didn't get too far but I have to return it Wednesday-a lot of reading before then.

10-03-2004, 11:40 PM
I just read Ten Big Ones by Janet know the Stephanie Plum bounty hunter books. I swear my hubby thinks I am crazy because I sit in my chair and keep giggling. Even had a few outright bellybuster laughs. These books are that funny. I will read a James Patterson book next.

10-05-2004, 11:15 AM
I'm almost at the end of "E is for Evidence" never seems to be enough time during my lunch break!! :D Will be changing authors to give myself a rest. I'm like you Cristina....Sue Grafton writes well, but you just can't keep reading book after would be like a book that never ends! :lol:

10-07-2004, 02:05 PM
I finally finished "E is for Evidence"......I was wrong once again on who did it. I love it when a book can keep me guessing! :D

I just started another book, "Blind Side" by Catherine Coulter...I'm liking it so far Cristina, thank you so much for sending it to me.

I will keep you posted as I go!

da fat n da furious
10-08-2004, 12:20 AM
Half way through Mary Higgens Clarks book Nightime is my Time. Very good, half way through the book and still no idea of who dunnit.

10-12-2004, 01:50 PM
You are welcome Marti! Let me know what you think when you are finished-if you liked it or not.

Angie~what do you think about Nighttime is my Time? Have you finished it? I read that one a while back. I liked it, but then I like all of Mary Higgins Clark. I have been reading her stuff for years.

I am still working on The DaVinci Code and once I am done with that I am starting The Notebook, then The Wedding and The Guardian.

Jane~did you ever read The Guardian? If so did you like it. I finally received it in the mail. Got a deal if I ordered the two (The Wedding & The Guardian) together. Also, got another one but can't remember offhand the name of it. It is along the same lines as those three but a different Author.

da fat n da furious
10-12-2004, 07:11 PM
I really enjoyed Nighttime is my Time, found it stuck with me for a bit. I am reading another book right now, by Mary Jane Clark,,,,and of course I can't remember it. I then have Sandra Brown's newest book ready in the wings...

10-12-2004, 11:45 PM
I am reading Wedding Ring by Emilie Richards. It is very entertaining so far. I just read The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve and enjoyed it alot. My DD gave me a 4 book series by Fern Michaels which I might start next. I can take those with me when we go West if I have to. I always take used books when we travel, just in case I leave one somewhere.... we buy used from the library.

10-25-2004, 12:08 AM
Okay, no one else reading? Am I the only one being lazy? I just finished reading a perfectly lovely book by Debbie Macomber called "The Shop On Blossom Street." It was fairly new to the library. A good book and a feel good ending, a fast read.

10-25-2004, 10:10 AM
Sorry to take so longer answering you, Cristi, but I haven't been to this thread for a while! I like the style of writing the author of The Guardian has, but the book was totally predictable!

I'm reading #3 in the Anne of Green Gables series. I had never read all of them - there're 8! But like some of you, I like to switch authors after 1 or 2 by the same one. I don't have anything else in reserve, so must make a stop at the bookstore in Evansville soon.

Happy reading!!

10-25-2004, 01:26 PM
I'm still reading Sue, or trying to. Got a little busy and never did finish The DaVinci Code-it had to be returned to the library. I still do want to read it though and will just buy it as I need to be in a mood for that type of reading. I started The Notebook yesterday afternoon and did not put it down till I was done. I have to say it was good and now I want to see the movie. I just love a good love story and this one was a little different, better. It also reminded me of my relationship with DH#1-we were that close and he always wrote me poems that I still have in a photo album. One he had published in a Poetry book. Anyway, going to start The Wedding today and then move on to The Guardian. What 4 series Fern Michaels books are you reading? I just read the Kentucky ones and loved them! And now want to read The Vegas and the other one, can't remember what it was. I had bought the first Kentucky one on sale at the bookstore not knowing till I finished it that it was a series of three and that I should have started the other two series first. Well, you don't necessarily have to start the other ones first but it is about the same family day I will get them and read them.

Jane, that is okay. I have been checking the thread once in a while and didn't see any new posts so haven't posted myself. I have to say I have read all of the Anne of Green Gables and loved them! One of my friends a few years ago had them and told me I should read them. I set them down and then picked one up one day and didn't put them down till I read them all. I also saw the movie/series but didn't like it as much. So did you actually like The Guradian? I do know what you mean about being predictable, I thought the same about the Sue Grafton ones, especially after reading so many in a row!!! I may go back to reading some more of them later, much later but for now I am moving on.

10-27-2004, 01:46 PM
The Notebook was so good it made me want to see the movie but I am struggling to get through The Wedding. You don't have to actually read The Notebook to read The Wedding but Jane is the daughter of Noah and Allie from The Notebook and it refers to some and their love story. We should start rating the books we read, LOL.

10-27-2004, 04:01 PM
Cristi---I'm half way through "Daddy's Girl" Very good so far. I'm really wanting to see how it ends. I can't thank you enough for sending me those books!

Thank You!

da fat n da furious
10-28-2004, 02:07 AM
Hi Just finished reading Nora Roberts Entranced. Going onto Sandra Browne's newest...
I did a library run a couple of days ago, picked one other book called Spy Girl,,,and laughed so much...its about a woman who becomes a PI, a true story. And boy do I see similarities.
I like Fern Micheals too, and started her woman warrior series,,,well I read the first one and have been waiting for more....

10-28-2004, 04:24 PM
Cristi- The series I have here to start is her Texas series. (Fern) Instead I got another library book by Emilie Richards. I haven't gotten into it yet, and it is due back soon. It might have to go back un-read as I am into sewing some now and lots of walking. Not much time for reading. I will take the series with me when we head West.

10-28-2004, 05:30 PM
Marti~you are welcome!

Angie~the woman warrior books sound interesting. I love most of Fern Michaels but there have been some I have passed on.

Sue~those were the ones I was trying to think of. There's the texas family, the Vegas family and the Kentucky family.

I finished The Wedding last night and while it started out a bit boring and there were a few parts that bored me the ending was good. Bought a paperback at the grocery store that sounded good to me, On A Snowy Night by Debbie Macomber. Not sure why I bought it as I hardly ever buy paperbacks and I don't really need another book since I still have a few on my shelf to read. Plus I ordered a couple from the club. Oh well, good to try something different every now and then.

Edited: Silly me not sure why I thought that book was written by Jude Deverauix (sp?), maybe because I was looking at some of hers. I didn't start that one yesterday but went to The Guardian then will read On a Snowy Night. Not sure I have read anything of hers before.

10-31-2004, 11:07 PM
I did read the Emilie Richards book, A Parting Glass. Once I started I didn't want to quit. It was very good. I think I will just pick up one of the paperbacks I have here to read this week as I need to make sure I have every library book back for the winter.

11-02-2004, 04:45 PM
I finished "Daddy's Girl" last night. Very good. I stayed up later once I got home to finish it....usually I just read on my breaks at work!

Next is F is for Fugitive....back to Sue Grafton....I have to get these books back to my cousin before she thinks I fell off the earth! :lol:

11-04-2004, 03:49 PM
I love to read!! I have recently read Black Cat the new V.C. Andrews book. Took FOREVER to get through it... and by forever I mean 3 days. lol DH says that I should wait for the whole series to come out and just read it in a weekend. I love love love Piers Anthony's Xanth novels. I am reading something called the Kitchen Witch. Just finished Midnight for Charlie Bone. If you have a kid who liked the Harry Potter books, this one is cute.

11-05-2004, 10:20 AM
For the person who liked the Janet Evanovich books...if you like funny, light reading try thr Shopoholic series by Sophie Kinsella. They really made me laugh. I still love Stephanie Plums novels the best, but sometimes I have to read before she gets another one out. Everyone I have recommended them too have loved them. ANd thses people are all very different.
I love a good book. reading Angry Housewives Eating BOn BOns right now. Anyone read that?

da fat n da furious
11-06-2004, 03:10 AM
That would be me who likes Janet Evanovich,,,just got mail from her advertisting people about her latest book. And all her stops for book signing.
Will look into your Angry Housewives eating Bon Bons,,,and the Shopohlics...Ive seen but never picked up.
Thanks for the info...

11-06-2004, 06:37 PM
Please tell me it is a Stephanie Plum book??? I know they have re-released a lot of her old stuff but I don't enjoy it that much. Just read Rocky Road to was ok at best.

da fat n da furious
11-07-2004, 12:58 AM
Sorry its another series shes got going,,,Metro Girl

Just picked up another Nora Roberts book at Costco....even thou I have 2 other books waiting for me to pick them up and then bring them back to the library. yikes! I have to say I have doubled my fees there just from late fees....arghhhh

11-07-2004, 01:00 AM
hey i don't mean to barge in, but i was wondering how to start my own post. if you could please help i would be ever so grateful! you can message me my name is chubby_smuckles. thanks for your help!

da fat n da furious
11-07-2004, 01:13 AM
I pmed chubby_smuckles to let her know shes had already made a post and to join us in chit chat....

11-08-2004, 01:33 PM
Haven't been in a reading mood lately but I did finally finish On A Snowy Night. I liked it of course goofy me when I bought the book didn't realize that it is actually two stories in one. :doh: Will finish The Guardian next. Haven't been reading it much, not because it is boring but because just haven't been in the mood and have been busy with other stuff. Not sure what I will read after that.

Tea Rose
11-08-2004, 09:39 PM
Hi Everyone
I didn't know about this until Jane brought it to my attention. I just recently started reading again after a long time and I think I'm making up for it now, I will give you a short list of the books I have read in the last 6 months or so and I enjoyed all of them.

Author -Barbara Taylor Bradford
Three weeks in Paris
Hold the Dream
Where You Belong
Emma's Secret
A woman of Substance
To Be The Best
Waiting for the latest book to be released in January/05 Unexpected Blessings

Author-Luanne Rice
Dance with Me
The Perfect Summer
Silver Bells

Author-Danielle Steel
Safe Harbour
Mixed Blessings

Author-Nicholas Sparks
A walk To Remember
The Notebook

Author-Erica James
A Sense of Belonging
Act of Faith
The Holiday
Paridise House

Author-Christina Dodd
Some Enchanted Evening

Author-Emily Giffen
Spmething Borrowed

Author-Leslie Forbes
Waking Raphael

Author-Chris Greenhalgh
Coco and Igor

Author-Jennifer Donnelly
The Tea Rose

Author-Mary Alice Monroe
The Four Seasons

Author-Linda Howard
All The Queen's Men

There's my list girls wow that even surprised me , no wonder I don't get any sleep at night.

da fat n da furious
11-08-2004, 11:52 PM
Ellen how easy it is to get a list going thou if you love books...and have a library card. I have to say I get embarrassed about the amount of times I can go into a library. And there are 2 within the same distance from my house. Monte teases me about always owing late fees to both blockbuster and the library.

11-09-2004, 12:45 PM
Jane~you are right about The Guardian being predictable, of course a lot of books I read or have read are. I am on Chapter 15 but it is a good book, or I think it is. I like a good love story with a few twists. I am dying to see what the freak Richard is going to do. Anyway, hoping to finish it Wednesday night. Not sure what I will read next, got some new books in the mail yesterday and they all sound good, of course or I wouldn't have ordered them.

Angie~there was a woman in the library when we went last and I don't know if she got all those books for her or was going to share but she must have had about 20-25 books if not more. She literally put what she could hold in her arms. That was a lot of reading for 2 weeks!

Ellen~nice list, I have read some of them The Notebook was good and now I want to see the movie. A Woman of Substance, also good. Read Mixed Blessings and a couple other of Danielle Steele but don't really buy any of her stuff. Right now I am on a Fern Michaels, Catherine Coulter, James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks. Oh and read some of the Sue Grafton books, A-F. Took a break from those and didn't think I would read anymore I did order G-K yesterday. Through the bookclub I got them for $5.99 each and they have a special this month no shipping. Can't beat getting 5 books for $29 bucks.

11-10-2004, 01:58 PM
Okay, I finished The Guardian and must say it was good! While I agreed with Jana about it being predictable, the predictable part was that you knew she would end up with the guy in the end. But the rest was totally not predictable. I totally didn't expect everything else that happened, crazy stuff. Don't want to say too much in case others want to read it. On to another book. I am going to start Private Pleasures by Bertrice Small.
Happy reading ladies :)

Tea Rose
11-10-2004, 08:42 PM
Hi Everyone
did anyone watch Oprah today , if so what did you think of The perricone Promise do you think the book is just another scam ,he did have some valid points didn't you think. Just curious if anyone has read it, tried,and to think it takes ten years off in six weeks well thats darn right enticing .

Tea Rose
11-11-2004, 07:03 PM
Girls didn't you hear me it takes ten years off in six weeks,and not one response I must say I am dissappointed LOL:lol:

Tea Rose
11-13-2004, 02:19 AM
Ok now you hurt my feelings:lol:

11-13-2004, 07:14 AM
Hi Ellen---

Didn't have time to respond earlier, but I did see that episode and it did catch my eye!! I'm not sure it's a scam or not, but I figured' may be worth trying! I mean....10 years off in 6 weeks! that would be fantastic!
Would be interesting to read that's for sure!

da fat n da furious
11-13-2004, 11:31 AM
WOW 10 yrs in 6 weeks..... if I do 12 weeks I can be sweet 16 again...didnt' watch the show so precisely how do I go about being 16 again.....????

11-13-2004, 02:33 PM
Sorry Ellen, I didn't see the show-don't watch Oprah much at all and can't remember the last time I did in fact watch her. Used to watch both her and Dr. Phil but grew very tired of Dr. Phil and much prefer Ellen D. to Oprah.

Anyway, finished Private Pleasures. It was okay. I think she got carried away with the whole fantasy thing and beware-I would say it is rated X for explicit sex and language. Started Four Blind Mice by James Patterson the other day when I finished the other and while I haven't wanted to put it down I did. When a book is good I get so wrapped up in the story that I want to finish it-can't wait to see what happens.

11-15-2004, 08:03 PM
Ellen, I do love Oprah, and get her live in the mornings from a Chicago station (when it IS live, lol) but now that it's on an hour later, sometimes I forget to tune in. Didn't see the show you mentioned, though. Don't you just love her new look? Kinda Diana Ross-ish, no?

11-21-2004, 02:06 PM
I finally finished "F is for Fugitive" by Sue Grafton. Of coarse it was just as good as her other books.

This time I actually had a sense to who it was.......and I was right! I should become dectective.....want a partner Angie??

Not sure what book I'm going to read next, but I will let you know when I do.

11-21-2004, 03:52 PM
I am still working on Four Blind Mice but took a break from it when I saw a Christmas book in the store. It's The Trouble with Angels and a good Christmasy book, for some reason I am in the mood for those. It's about 3 different people, one lost his wife and seems to have given up on everything, and he is a preacher, the other a divorced woman who hates the ex and is very bitter and wants nothing to do with any man again, and another who is single and is friends with an elderly woman who just so happens to have a nice grandson but who is engaged to this witch of a woman, and throw in the three angels, Shirley, Goodness & Mercy who try to fix it all-cute. A good Christmas book, good for the soul. Going to finish it today.

12-13-2004, 12:59 PM
I know it is a busy time for everyone but is anyone reading anything good?

I did finish The Trouble With Angels and that was such a cute book. About half-way thru Four Blind Mice just been too busy to read since finishing the one above. I may try to get some reading done today in between chores and all. I am wanting to get that book done to see what happens and then probably won't start anymore till after the New Year. Need to concentrate on other things.

12-13-2004, 03:31 PM
I'm still reading at work. Been reading "The Taking" from Dean Kootnz. It's different. I've heard from a few people that it starts out really good, but doesn't end as good. Well so far, it's good...but I can't see where it's going. (still liking it though)

I will continue reading on my lunch breaks. 45mins. is a long time to have a break...and at night, there is no where to go so sitting in one spot reading helps the time go by!

12-27-2004, 08:44 PM
Ok...I finished the book "The Taking" and was surprised at how it didn't end well. I mean, it just ended. Where it seemed like the book was really suppose to start.....I was done!!

It was a good idea for the book, but it really made no sense to me where it was going and how he had ended it.

Dean Kootnz is a good author and have enjoyed his books...but this one I don't recommend at all. Unless you'd like to see for yourself (which is what I did!!)

I've started another Dean Kootnz book....forgot the name of it off hand, it's in my car. So far so good!! Keeping my fingers crossed!! :)

12-28-2004, 12:27 PM
Book Club. Terrific! I love books,have a bunch. Love Dean Koontz,Stephan King,Ann Rice,mysteries of all kinds . I'm reading one called "The House Next Store" right now. Not into it far enought to say if it's good or not.What are you reading?

12-28-2004, 12:52 PM
I am still working on Four Blind Mice-got a little side tracked. Also, started Dr. Phil's Weight Loss Challenge again. Hoping it helps me this time.

12-28-2004, 03:58 PM
Cristi - what a coincidence! I just referred to Dr. Phil's book on another thread. Did you get it in audio?

12-28-2004, 04:32 PM
Jane~haven't got it in audio yet. Planning on doing that sometime this week, possibly thursday or I should say hoping Thursday. :crossed:

da fat n da furious
12-28-2004, 09:17 PM
Just finished reading James Patterson Sam's letters to Jennifer...what a good cry I had,,,geesh sounds like Im such a big baby, Im not really but this book was emotional.

12-29-2004, 12:09 PM
My son isn't a reader like I am. Try as I did I just was unable to impart this desire to him.The next best way I've had to share stories and classics with him are movies.A while back I convenced him to sit with me and watch "Of Mice And Men" by Stienbeck.When it was over he was very upset. He said it was a horrible little story and I'd marred him for life. Occationally afterwards he'd bring it up chastising me jokingly for making him watch it. I've had to promise to never mention the name "Stienbeck" ever again. About a month ago he comes out of his room. "I just saw another horrible little movie,"he complains,"It had a young Henry Fonda in it and it was about the dust bowl"." I keep watching thinking it couldn't get any worse but it did," he continued,"It was just as bad as that "Of Mice And Men" you made me watch. I burst out laughing . "Ofcourse it was,"I informed him, "You just watched another story by Steinbeck.

12-29-2004, 12:26 PM
Too funny Pam!

Angie~glad to hear about the book...I have it also...just haven't gotten around to reading it.

12-29-2004, 12:28 PM
DO NOT POST HERE! Head on over to Bookclub #3. See ya there...

12-30-2004, 05:20 PM
I'm a little late for these books I guess. I just found Jennifer Weiner. I love her!