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Mesg #211 "Gostiee's reading"
Author Gostiee     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Mon Jan-25-10 06:49 PM
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Mon Aug-30-10 04:39 AMby Gostiee

I decided I didn't like my original post so I'm starting that again. I apologize for being gone so long but life does that to ya sometimes. I have found some great books to read and some not so great but I have sure had fun.

I was given a Kobo ereader for my birthday in June and I recommend it highly. It comes loaded with 100 books, the most interesting of the classics and I've found some great books for only a few bucks. It's great to pull my Kobo out of my bag and realize that I'm carrying over 100 books and not suffering for it!

  

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The Almost Moon, Gostiee, Jan 31st 2010, #1
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Gostiee, Feb 07th 2010, #2
RE: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, alissaameth, Feb 10th 2010, #3
      RE: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Gostiee, Feb 12th 2010, #4
Time Traveler's Wife, Gostiee, Feb 13th 2010, #5
RE: Time Traveler's Wife, colorbird, Apr 03rd 2010, #16
The Business of Fancydancing by Sherman Alexie, Gostiee, Feb 24th 2010, #6
RE: The Business of Fancydancing by Sherman Alexie, alissaameth, Feb 25th 2010, #7
      RE: The Business of Fancydancing by Sherman Alexie, Gostiee, Feb 26th 2010, #8
           RE: The Business of Fancydancing by Sherman Alexie, alissaameth, Mar 01st 2010, #9
"the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by M..., Gostiee, Mar 28th 2010, #10
"Push" by Sapphire, Gostiee, Mar 28th 2010, #11
"A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings", Gostiee, Mar 31st 2010, #12
"Tombstone from a Woman's Point of View" compiled and E..., Gostiee, Mar 31st 2010, #13
RE:, bonnieann, Apr 06th 2010, #17
      RE:, Gostiee, Apr 07th 2010, #18
"The Chinese Dragon in Tombstone" by Ben T. Traywick, Gostiee, Mar 31st 2010, #14
"Tombstone's Most Haunted" by Joshua Hawley, Gostiee, Mar 31st 2010, #15
Short Stories #1, Gostiee, May 12th 2010, #19
Gostiee's updates - "Welcome . . . First Year Russian", Gostiee, Aug 30th 2010, #20
Frankenstein: Prodigal Son: A Novel, Gostiee, Aug 30th 2010, #21
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo", Gostiee, Aug 30th 2010, #22
"Handle With Care: A Novel", Gostiee, Aug 30th 2010, #23
"Jane Eyre:, Gostiee, Aug 30th 2010, #24
"The Turn of the Screw", Gostiee, Aug 30th 2010, #25
The Alchemyst, Gostiee, Aug 31st 2010, #26

Mesg #264 "The Almost Moon"
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Sun Jan-31-10 05:12 PMby Gostiee

I absolutely loved this book. Hopefully I can either find my copy of The Lovely Bones or there will be a copy of that in the library because I do want to read it too.

I've updated my lists from my original message since I've had time to actually read a book!

I nearly forgot. Amazon has a means of reading short stories. Some of them are free and some cost $.49. It's become a means for me to check out writers who have also written full novels plus, it's easier to carry one or two short stories than a full novel, at least when you have a stuffed backback and a bad back from carrying it!

  

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Mesg #309 "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Amazing book. This is part of a program at the school I'm attending to get as many people reading the same book at the same time as possible and then discussing it. The author will be visiting in April and I hope to be there for that talk.

This is a young adult genre book and I certainly don't fit into that since I'm very far from a young adult but it's still a wonderful read. I recommend it to everyone.

  

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Mesg #329 "RE: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"
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Have you read any of his short stories? I love them! My favorite book I've read by him is called "Ten Little Indians"--it's a collection of short stories.

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Mesg #338 "RE: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"
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No, I haven't read any of his other stuff but I really want to. I've talked to others who have and they say that everything he's written is well worth reading! I'm in the middle of "The Time Traveler's Wife" at the moment but it's fascinating so I should be done soon and then I will start on his other books!

Thanks for the recommendations!

connie

  

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Mesg #341 "Time Traveler's Wife"
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I just finished this book last night. Stayed up too late so I could finish it!. I bet she had to create an extensive outline to follow where the main character was, etc.

  

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Mesg #578 "RE: Time Traveler's Wife"
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Oh! I loved this book.

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Mesg #405 "The Business of Fancydancing by Sherman Alexie"
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Powerful book, I recommend it highly.

  

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Mesg #407 "RE: The Business of Fancydancing by Sherman Alexie"
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One last Alexie recommendation! I haven't yet read all of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (inter-connected short stories), but I have read the short story in it called "This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona." It was a really powerful story! I'm sure the rest of the book is good, too. (A movie called Smoke Signals was based off of it. I remember liking it, too.)

Now I want to read more Alexie.

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Mesg #412 "RE: The Business of Fancydancing by Sherman Alexie"
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I do plan to read all I can find of his work. He is such an amazing author. Did you say that you've read "Flight?" I just finished that one.

  

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Mesg #432 "RE: The Business of Fancydancing by Sherman Alexie"
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No, I haven't read "Flight." I think I will, though.

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Mesg #531 ""the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by M..."
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An amazing book especially if you know of people who experience life differently the the multitude of people. I'm on vacation in Arizona and despite all the touristy things I'm doing, I finished this book and the next one while riding in the car. Fast read as well as entertaining.

  

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Mesg #532 ""Push" by Sapphire"
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Mon Aug-30-10 04:22 AMby Gostiee

This is the book that was made into a movie that received lots of acclaim. I loved it. I laughed at places, cried several time and got angry as well. The only thing I didn't like was the abruptness if the ending. I recommend this book greatly.

  

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Mesg #549 ""A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings""
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Something I've been interested in, especially with regard to one of my wip. Interesting book.

  

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Mesg #550 ""Tombstone from a Woman's Point of View" compiled and E..."
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I spent last week in Tucson Arizona on spring break and found some really interesting books. This one was difficult to put down.

  

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That sounds interesting? Whose pov was it?

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The book consisted of articles she wrote for a newspaper in California (I think). It was from her p/v. I loved how she wrote - not flowery or verbose!!!

  

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Mesg #552 ""The Chinese Dragon in Tombstone" by Ben T. Traywick"
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Another interesting book found on my trip in Arizona.

  

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Mesg #553 ""Tombstone's Most Haunted" by Joshua Hawley"
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This book was full of interesting information, very fascinating. However, it needed some serious editing which I found very irritating.

  

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Mesg #713 "Short Stories #1"
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One of the great things about reading these stories, is that I get to see how well other writers write and if I really like someone, I will look for their other work. I can also tell when reading more of that author's stuff isn't to my liking.

"The Death of Betty Pinto" and "The Gasman"
are two of the poorest quality of short stories that I've ever read. I choose not to read more of her writing.

"The Inheritance" by Robin Hobb was much better. The plot was a bit shaky in places but she had a story to tell and she told it.

"The Broken Toaster" by Karen White - what a delightful story, one that I'll remember for quite some time. I recommend this story greatly.

  

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Mesg #965 "Gostiee's updates - "Welcome . . . First Year Russian""
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I'm embarrassed it's taken so long for me to post here. I have been busy, but still, how long does it take to post the name of a book. But I have been reading. I was given a Kobo ereader in June for my birthday and I love it, so some of the books are there along with over 100 waiting to be read.

However, the first book I'm going to note here is my Russian one:" Welcome: A Communicative Approach to First Year Russian" (Shmakov)

  

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Mesg #966 "Frankenstein: Prodigal Son: A Novel"
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I plan to reread Mary Wellstonecraft's version soon but tghis is a Dean Koontz version and it's a great read. Hard to put down. Actually, it's not a different version. It's a continuation. I recommend this for anyone who likes horror.

  

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Mesg #967 ""The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo""
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Wow! What a book! I can hardly wait to start the next one. Author is Stieg Larsson

  

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Mesg #968 ""Handle With Care: A Novel""
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I love Jodi Piccoult. This is typical Piccoult and that's a good thing. I really enjoyed this book and keep running over parts of it in my head.

  

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Mesg #969 ""Jane Eyre:"
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by Charlotte Bronte. I love the Bronte sisters. This is one beautiful love story.

  

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Mesg #970 ""The Turn of the Screw""
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Henry James is my favorite author and this is my favorite ghost story. What else can I say?

  

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Mesg #971 "The Alchemyst"
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This is a page turner. I only wish I could afford the next in the series but I have to wait.

Author is Michael Scott

  

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