Sunday, January 28, 2007
CHOICES AND RESULTS
- The First Princess of Wales by Karen Harper, 4 votes, 36.36%
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 6 votes, 54.55%
- The Thrall's Tale by Judith Lindbergh, 1 votes, 9.09%
- Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler, 0 votes, 0.00%
And the Winner is: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Sunday, January 14, 2007
At book group expo you can:
* Participate in intimate Literary Salons featuring authors and moderators discussing their ideas and their work
* Enjoy free tastings of wine, tea, chocolate and other savory and sweet delights
* Have access to books . . . lots of books!
* Meet authors —book signings follow each Literary Salon
* Have fun. Serious fun.
Monday, January 8, 2007
CHOICES AND RESULTS
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 1 votes, 8.33%
- The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, 7 votes, 58.33%
- Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, 2 votes, 16.67%
- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, 2 votes, 16.67%
Winner: The Time traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Saturday, January 6, 2007
If you like The Ruins by Scott Smith. . . then try...
Infernal by F. Paul Wilson
"The ninth entry in the Repairman Jack series. In this one, a shipwreck hunt gets very weird quickly."
Brimstone by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
"An FBI Agent investigates an art critic's murder, which points to the Devil as the culprit. Don't read this one at night without all the lights on."
Death of a Ghost by Charles Butler
"This sinister and chilling ghost story will appeal to adults as well. A creepy, supernatural thriller with a chilling twist."
World War Z by Max Brooks
"The book description says that this is based on extensive interviews with survivors and key players in the war. Since the author is the son of Mel Brooks, the reader never knows what to expect."
Ammie, Come Home by Barbara Michaels
"While not as overtly gruesome as the other entries on this list, this classic by Michaels, published first in 1979, is a satisfyingly scary ghost story."
If you like Can't Wait to Get to Heaven... then try . . .
The Whole World Over by Julia Glass
"Greenie Duquette, small bakery owner in Manhattan's West Village, takes a break from her marriage to Alan, a psychiatrist who could use a little couch time himself, and moves to New Mexico to be the governor's pastry chef."
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
"Is it adventure, simple pleasure, or spiritual transcendence Gilbert seeks? Traveling for a year in three disparate countries, she finds all three."
In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
"Venetian life is vividly portrayed in the adventures of a dwarf, a courtesan, and a healer."
Digging to America by Anne Tyler
"In her 17th novel, Tyler once again brings family life into focus, starting with a chance meeting at the Baltimore airport on the day that two families meet their adopted Korean infants for the first time."
If you like Eragon by Christopher Paolini... then try . . .
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
"A marvelous quest by a boy and two beasts to find a place for the dragons to live peacefully forever."
The Great Tree of Avalon by T.A. Barron
"Building on his Lost Years of Merlinepic (also a wonderful, historically based fantasy series), Barronproposes that, years ago, Merlin planted a magical seed that has growninto The Great Tree of Avalon-a world where all has been harmoniousuntil the recent bout of famine and disease.
The Warriors series by Erin Hunter
"In Eragon, the dragons are at risk. In Warriors, it is the clan of cats who must leave their familiar forest and find a new home."
The Redwall series by Brian Jacques
"Good versus evil in the form of a medieval adventure filled with heroic warrior mice."
Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant (and its sequel, Green Jasper)
"A riveting historical adventure, good for adults, young adults, and perfect for families reading together."