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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 3:30:19 PM PDT
Mrs. Hall, that's a LOT of books!

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 4:17:33 PM PDT
Just finished The Spellman Files which I enjoyed, although not quite what I expected. The story revolves more around the quirkiness & dysfunctionalities (wc?) of the main character Izzy Spellman and her family. Not much of a detective story, but very funny. Unfortunately, pleased as I was to get the series first for .99, I won't be buying the next one for 9.99. Will be picking that up from the library later this week.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 4:47:47 PM PDT
Didn't see yout post!

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 4:57:40 PM PDT
I am reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and I'm re-reading THE FOREVER GIRL (an Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance Novel of the Occult) (Forever Girl Series #1). I don't usually reread books but I have to with this one. It's not only a new favorite but I'm finding I can appreciate things on the second read that I couldn't when I tore through it the first time, plus knowing what twists all those little details were setting up. I'm not far into MPHPC yet, but I really like that one so far as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 5:05:44 PM PDT
brammay says:
We have super good friends who are small town vets so these books come to life through their work!!!

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 10:24:40 PM PDT
Destiny Binds (Timber Wolves)

1st book of the series and I have a hard time putting it down..Great reading so far !

Time Mends (Timber Wolves) I really look forward to reading this second book of the series..

I borrowed both books through http:// It's were we kindle owners can borrow books from other kindle owners..Great site !

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 5:02:33 AM PDT
J. Fields says:
Oh I wanna read MPHFPC! I'm going through a slump where nothing is really grabbing me but that looked good.

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 5:28:25 AM PDT
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B. Jones says:
I just published my most recent book and now I'm filling my reading time with Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile (Book 2).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 5:31:29 AM PDT
Hi B. Jones:
Self promotion and links to your book are not allowed here. The ONLY forum where it does not go against Amazon Terms of Service is the Meet Our Authors Forum:

Just a friendly reminder.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 9:45:43 AM PDT
Jacqueline, I'm reading that one as well!

I am going to put it aside for a little while to read: Forsaken - A Novel of Art, Evil, and Insanity for our horror reading group. The book is free today and the discussion will be taking place starting on Monday here in the horror forum: Forsaken - A Novel of Art, Evil, and Insanity

Anyone who would like to join us is welcome!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 1:01:14 PM PDT
J. Fields says:
I'm bringing donuts!

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 1:09:12 PM PDT
I have just started a new one by Mike Elton, A Pallid Waste (Things Dead and Dying) currently only $0.99 for Kindle. It is definitely not for the weak of heart or the weak of stomach but the imagery in the first chapter is so real. I swear I could literally hear the flesh ripping and the bones breaking as I read. This one is not for everyone but if you like your fiction rough and real I would say it is one of the best I have read this year. Hopefully the rest of the book will not falter as I'm really excited to see where it leads!

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 1:10:37 PM PDT
I've just finished Over Sea, Under Stone (Dark Is Rising Sequence), The Dark Is Rising, and Greenwitch by Susan Cooper, read in rapid succession. I enjoyed them very much. I hadn't read them in many years. At some point, I will reread The Grey King & Silver on the Tree, but I'm taking a break from Susan Cooper's books for a bit to read another YA fantasy that a friend sent me for my Kindle yesterday, but a newish one: The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 1:12:27 PM PDT
Sweet! Literally! : )

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 1:13:01 PM PDT
Michael, please let us know what you thought when you're done.
I have that one on my wish list!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 1:14:39 PM PDT
J. Fields says:
I have no idea why, but when I read the book description on that it sounded *very* interesting! Maybe it was just the use of the word *monster*, which I love. It's nostalgic and cool. Plus, with a character named Morgan the Butcher it's gotta be at least a little cool! Good rec, thanks Michael.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 1:15:25 PM PDT
Will do Charlene. It has been a long time since I've been this excited when just starting a book by a new author. He has another in the works which is in editing mode at this time. I'll keep you posted.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 1:18:22 PM PDT
No problem, but again... it is not for the squeamish!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 1:19:46 PM PDT
Love those books, Amelia. My favourite is probably "The Grey King", followed by "The Dark is Rising". I was never particularly keen on "Greenwitch", though ...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 1:21:02 PM PDT
J. Fields says:
I can handle buckets of gore, don't worry.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 1:33:00 PM PDT
Oddly, I really liked Greenwitch, partly because I liked the Greenwitch itself -- the primal force, the wildness, and the very basic, almost childlike personality of it, and how it felt loyalty toward the one person who ever cared more for its happiness than her own. I'm also partial to Cornwall. ;)

I think The Grey King was my second favorite. I did like Silver on the Tree, but was disappointed with one aspect of it at the end (which you may guess, but which I don't want to name because it's a major spoiler). I think it's partially because as a kid, I had identified closely with the characters in the stories, and I found that particular result distressing and unfair to people who had put so much of themselves into the quest. Other than that one point, I remember finding it a satisfying conclusion to the series.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 1:40:44 PM PDT
Now I have to re-read "Silver" quickly to remind myself what happens at the end! Haven't read that one for ages.

Greenwich seemed too ... juvenile? ... for me, even when I was quite young. That's not the right word, but I think that when Will was too peripheral a character it disappointed me. I didn't mind the first one, because the whole "Old One" business wasn't really evident (except in Merryman, but it wasn't explicitly pointed out). Once Will came into the picture that was the major focus for me.

"Dark is Rising" is still, IMO, one of the finest children's books ever written; and "Grey King" is just magnificent - for me it really conjured up Wales and the richness of its mythology. And the ending was just too sad for words ...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 1:53:13 PM PDT
It was much more simply plotted -- it was more like Over Sea, Under Stone than The Dark is Rising was -- and I think that one thing I didn't like about it was the fact that the Drews were kept in the dark about so much, although they did figure out a lot, like the fact that Will is "like" Merriman, i.e., that he's an Old One, though they (the Drews) don't use that term themselves.

Oh, yes, The Grey King did have terrible sadness in it, especially the ending.

I liked Will, but I think that another reason that I liked Greenwitch was that Jane finally had more of a role. Of the three Drew children, Barney seemed to have the greatest role in the first two books they appear in, and Simon the second most. Heck, even the dog, Rufus gets more of a role than Jane did. Jane always seemed thoughtful and perceptive, and I remember being glad that she had a bit of the spotlight in Greenwitch.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 2:16:43 PM PDT
Very quick before I turn in for the night: re. Jane - yes, totally agree! :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 2:19:07 PM PDT
I listened to the first two. They were excellent and you could really get a sense of the underlying evil.
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