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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 6:41:39 AM PDT
JoCat says:
they're all different - I had one who wouldn't eat any 'people' food except maybe tuna and another who would eat anything -- she especially loved any cooked green veggies including broccoli, brussells sprouts, green beans and peas, no lettuce though .. she also loved anything with tomato sauce, especially pizza - and of course she loved cheese. she'd always come running if she saw me take eggs out of the fridge because she knew if there were eggs involved, there'd be cheese .... and most of my guys love any kind of 'fake' cheese products -- like crunchy cheetos and lays sour cream and cheddar potatao chips :)

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 10:08:25 AM PDT
After a long time reading mostly historical fiction and fantasy I decided to give Seed a try and absolutely loved it. I don't remember who was recommending it on the old thread but indeed it was a great read, right up my alley so thank you. Also if I remember correctly I picked it up on the day it was free, which makes it even better.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 10:35:25 AM PDT
That was probably me, R. Zappala. According to the author's blog a sequel is in the works.
I'm so glad you liked it! I thought it was the best .99 I ever spent.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 1:14:12 PM PDT
LFrog1386 says:
My first cat with my husband loved peanuts-salt or no salt. Strange thing was, after she died, our other cat took up the habit for a little while...then lost interest in them for no apparent reason.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 1:54:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 9, 2012 1:54:58 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
I hadn't read a Michael Laimo novel for some time and picked up a very clean, used, cheap, and (to my surprise) autographed copy of Fires Rising (Leisure Fiction). My first Laimo read Deep in the Darkness was excellent, one of my favorites. While "Dead Souls", "The Demonologist", and "Atmosphere" were all solid, "Fires Rising" felt like more of an obligation than truly inspired writing. For an end-of-days theme, the scope is very small and I never quite figured out why it was the vagrants (good) vs. the construction workers (evil). There were some keenly frightening moments, but the plot and the characters came up a bit short for me.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 2:06:06 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
Started Laymon's Blood Games and am enjoying it quite a bit. It's atypical for Laymon. Rather than start off with an eye opening horror sequence and then keeping the revved up spine-tingling pace going at breakneck speed for as long as possible, Laymon presents a very well-written, engaging character driven story, with any potential horror lurking just around the corner, just out of sight. All five of the female main characters have endeared themselves to me so that I almost hope the hardcore horror leaves them unmolested, which is a strange attitude to have for a horror novel, especially a Laymon horror novel.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 2:08:53 PM PDT
recluse says:
Hiya, D!

I just finished Dark Harvest.
Great Halloween read.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 2:10:49 PM PDT
LFrog1386 says:
Still reading KIN by Kealan Patrick Burke. Still awesome!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 2:12:23 PM PDT
LFrog1386 says:
D-so does that mean Laymon succeeded or failed? On the one hand, he got you engaged in the characters to the point where you care about their well-being; on the other hand, you don't want to see them get chopped and maimed soooo....???

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 2:17:45 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
LFrog - and that will be the challenge as the novel carries on. Laymon seems in top form with this one, so I'm thinking he manages to pull off the coup de grace, but I will look forward to finding out over the next few days as I read on.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 2:18:55 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
Hey recluse!

"Dark Harvest" is a classic. I wish Partridge had more horror novels out there.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 2:38:20 PM PDT
LFrog1386 says:
Enjoy finding out!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 2:40:24 PM PDT
recluse says:
You and me, both!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 9:47:34 AM PDT
MattT says:
Blood Games is one of my favorite Laymon books.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 9:48:57 AM PDT
MattT says:
About 100 pages into Dan Simmons' Summer Of Night. Really enjoying it so far.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 9:57:30 AM PDT
Oooh, that's a good one, Matt! How's it going with the Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 2:15:22 PM PDT
LFrog1386 says:
I loved Summer of Night. I have its sequel, A Winter's Haunting, waiting to be read but I promised I would read Kin first. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 2:37:10 PM PDT
MattT says:
Probably like most people after just buying a Kindle, downloading all of the public domain books I could find haha.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 2:39:31 PM PDT
MattT says:
There's a sequel?!?! Definitely getting that.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 9:27:27 AM PDT
D. Sippel says:
It's got a much different vibe, but I actually preferred "A Winter Haunting" to "Summer of Night".

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 9:37:07 AM PDT
recluse says:
I'm equally fond of both.

It's a matter of mood and the moment.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 9:39:25 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 13, 2012 9:45:38 AM PDT
D. Sippel says:
I ended up liking much of "Blood Games", but for me it lacked some of the unpredictability of his very best work. I put "Blood Games" (29th Laymon book I've read) in the top ten, #8 to 10 range. His use of flashbacks really helped develop the characters. This is probably his best character work.

One interesting flashback had direct reference to his story "Mess Hall" which appears in the "Book of The Dead" anthology edited by John Skipp. It's a tremendous story, and in "Blood Games", our heroines basically turn the story into a student film. After viewing the film, the author writes back to Finley (who asked his permission and directed the film) a short note thanking her signed "Dick".

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 9:47:13 AM PDT
D. Sippel says:
I wish I would have read "Summer of Night" when I was younger. I've read so many of these coming-of-age type tales that I think the impact was dulled with me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 9:56:15 AM PDT
recluse says:
I have no problem slipping back into the proper mindset.
That's why I can reread books so easily.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 10:34:12 AM PDT
LFrog1386 says:
I'm with rec-I love a good coming-of-age book because of the nostalgia it brings with it, even though I didn't grow up in the 60's. We still were the last generation to play on our streets until it got dark without our parents having heart attacks if they couldn't see us every minute. They knew there was always a neighbor watching...:)
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