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  1. I see it as a choice of who you read. These are the ones I have read. And I don't see them as a waste of time reading. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw Faith of My Fathers by John Mccain, Mark Salter The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill Just As I Am by Billy Graham I don't read many cause I am picky. As far as other genre's/authors. I won't read Stephen King. I won't read MOST Science Fantasy but adore Science Fiction. And those are MY favorites. Esp authors like Tom Clancy and W.E.B.Griffin. Liz
  2. Birthday: 16 June Age: 52 Starsign: Gemini Single/Married/Other? Happily Married Children? 2 (stepdaughters, but they are mine) Where do you live? MI, USA for now, (hauling my southernlady rear back south to NC ASAP) Do you work? ARE YOU KIDDING? Too busy. Favourite author? Tom Clancy heads the list but that's not carved in stone Favourite book? Gone With The Wind How did you get here? Michelle and I met at TAZ, and got to be good friends from there.
  3. Yes, and SHE has gotten to meet Haywood Smith. Liz
  4. Oh, I have a favorite here. Altho you almost have to be from the Southern USA to truly appreciate her books. Haywood Smith The Red Hat Club and The Red Hat Club Rides Again I just can't wait to see what the next one reads like...they are the most enjoyable books. You see, I'm a RedHatter and altho her books are NOT sanctioned by the Red Hat Society, they are a good read and very true to the South. Liz
  5. Most of us, as forum owners, us a tag line borrowed from somewhere. And as a TAG line, it usually does not have the space to give credit. If you can find the credit line I am sure Michelle would be glad to include it. Now this thread is starting to act like a flame war...a you said/I said and that is NOT what a REVIEW of the book should be. Can we either go BACK to reviewing the book in question or close this thread and say the review is finished? Liz
  6. Kell, I agree with you about re-reading old favorites, esp well-written ones. There have been times I have read a book a second time and realized a missed a particular point in the plot the first time that ended up making a difference in the book. No, I have not read any of Dan Brown's books so I will not comment on his ability as an author but I do know that far more is being made out of this than need be. To all esp in this thread: The written word, AS WE ALL KNOW can be miscontrued. And the tone used by someone can be misunderstood as well. Remember, there is another person talking at the other end of the computer with feelings and opinions that matter to them. With anonymous communication through a computer, it's easy to lose sight of this as interaction with people' not just with a machine. People have feelings. Your comments may mean something different to a different person. Liz (the almost absent admin)
  7. I've read most of W. E. B. Griffin's books. He's most famous for the Brotherhood of War Series. http://www.webgriffin.com/index.html Ken Follett wrote so many but you probably have heard of these: The Key to Rebecca On Wings of Eagles The Pillars of the Earth Night Over Water Haywood Smith is a relative newcomer compared to those two. She is writing women's books aimed toward the Red Hat Society community that aren't sanctioned by them. But they are also Southern books. And they are priceless. Liz
  8. Debbie, I loved his books...read almost every book he wrote. If I didn't read it, it was because I couldn't find it. Some of his books, I read three or four times. Favorites: "Time Enough For Love" "The Cat Who Walks Through Walls" "I Will Fear No Evil" And his collection of quotes: "The Notebooks of Lazarus Long" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Notebooks_of_Lazarus_Long Two of those books are based on one of his earliest characters and books: Methuselah's Children which leads me to believe I prefer his ealier work written as his more modern work Does that make any sense? I guess he took his earliest character and grew up with him. Liz
  9. Under Fire, Vol. 9 by W. E. B. Griffin The Hostage by W. E. B. Griffin (due out in Jan 2006) Whiteout by Ken Follett The Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch by Haywood Smith And I'm sure I'll add others. Liz
  10. Not only that, but his Laws of Robotics became the standard for literature afterwards: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Laws_of_Robotics Asimov's Laws of Robotics http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/SOS/Asimov.html http://www.robotics.utexas.edu/rrg/learn_more/history/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Asimov Liz
  11. I knew his name looked familiar...yes, I read two of his books long ago. Tai-Pan and Shogun. I also watched the mini-series, Shogun. I'm not surprised that you can only find his stuff in used book stores now. He died of a stroke following cancer in Switzerland in 1994. Liz
  12. Following Michelle via the Exchanger Forum. Liz
  13. The Official Site of Haywood Smith The Red Hat Club The Red Hat Club Rides Again The Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch And other books
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