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Lucy

Pretty Girl
 
 
Purred: Tue Feb 24, '09 8:37am PST 
Here is a place where you can tell us about a book or piece of work you are reading or maybe ask about a book you would like to read and get a review. You can summarize it, leave a review, tell us what you like or don't like about it, or any other subject you would like to discuss.

REANAN

MRS- REANAN- SIMON
 
 
Purred: Wed Feb 25, '09 1:50am PST 
There is a book by Sinclair Lewis called "Ann Vickers," it was written in 1933 and Daddy has an original copy of it. I don't know if any of you have ever found themselves totally unable to finish a book or not, but he met his match in this one; not that it wasn't good, it was; it was just so convoluted that he felt like he was trying to read greek with no knowledge of the language. Maybe he'll try again someday..........maybe.smile Have any of you read it or heard of it? Have you ever been stared down by a book? We're so embarrassed.red faceshh

Lucy

Pretty Girl
 
 
Purred: Wed Feb 25, '09 10:39am PST 
Mother had a very hard time getting through Of Human Bondage. (She was reading through the "classics".) The first half of the book was pretty boring, though she very much enjoyed the second half. We have been there.


REANAN

MRS- REANAN- SIMON
 
 
Purred: Thu Feb 26, '09 1:51am PST 
Daddy read Stephen King's "Pet Semetary" years ago and it gave him the "creeps."smile Anyone of you guys and gals ever been scared by a book or story you've read?eek

Muffin

Chubby Jungle- Kitty
 
 
Purred: Thu Feb 26, '09 9:52am PST 
That one IS scary! Ma was scared reading Stephen King's The Mist (imagine that...) at work! She was sitting in her lunch room in the middle of the day and she was SCARED! shock

By the way, the movie was not even CLOSE to being as good as the book. Movie was lame-o.

Spike

Spike-a-delic!
 
 
Purred: Thu Feb 26, '09 10:09am PST 
Speaking of Stephen King...Mommy has been trying to get through his new book of short stories "Just After Sunset" and it is so difficult!
She is a huge SK fan, reads all of his stuff, but this time...ugh!

Also, she is reading Wally Lamb's "The Hour I First Believed" it is dragging out too, so she put it down and picked up "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" by Gregory McGuire and it is so much better! Such a fun book to read!

Muffin

Chubby Jungle- Kitty
 
 
Purred: Thu Feb 26, '09 11:58am PST 
That sounds like a fun one, Spike! Ma loves Stephen King, too, but hasn't found that book yet. We aren't too big on the short stories, anyway. She is itching to get her hands back on the Gunslinger series!

REANAN

MRS- REANAN- SIMON
 
 
Purred: Fri Feb 27, '09 2:50am PST 
Yeah, some of Stephen King's books don't seem to translate to the big screen too well do they. Pet Semetary being a BIG disappointment. Oh!!! How about It? Daddy never read the book but he loved the mini-series except for the end; a giant spider?! Please! And can you believe he actually threw the manuscript of "Carrie" in a trash can until his wife made him take it back out. Good move, Tabitha.smile

Muffin

Chubby Jungle- Kitty
 
 
Purred: Fri Feb 27, '09 10:54am PST 
Sheesh. What was that guy THINKING??? laugh out loud

REANAN

MRS- REANAN- SIMON
 
 
Purred: Sat Feb 28, '09 12:30am PST 
I think he was feeling really down about his writing and thinking that he would never really amount to anything. Guess he was proven wrong on that count.

Here's a question that might be kinda hard to answer so I'll amend it before I even state it.smile Does amyone have a favorite book or movie, or just one of your all time favorites?

One of Daddy's favorite books is "The Dark Garden" By Mignon G. Eberhard, it's a mystery from the 40's.

And as for movies..........well, he loves "The Song Of Bernedette", about the young girl who helped to create Lourdes in France and became a Saint after her death.little angel

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