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Initial post: Jan 8, 2013 11:22:59 AM PST
Surveyah says:
I've been looking through the top 100 paid and free Kindle books on Amazon, and usually i can get grabbed by a title or description but have seen nothing that interests me yet. Same deal on ereaderiq.com. I usually look at ereaderiq every day for new books, and often download a few. As a result, i now have over 700 books in my account. I know there are many I haven't read yet, but I still look daily for that one GREAT read.

Anyone got a good recommendation for a really great read? I am not much into romance.....comedy......or (gasp) christian FICTION. Mostly i read action/adventure, horror, sci fi and some computer and technology books.

I think I am in a rut. All the descriptions seem to blend into one another....same plots, same type of characters...

Help me :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 11:28:32 AM PST
Maybe it's time to start tackling that TBR pile!

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 11:37:38 AM PST
Surveyah says:
I know ..I know....but every time i look at it I say....hmmmm....maybe later....then i go back to see whats new :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 11:40:58 AM PST
This isn't a new book, but if you haven't read it.........

CUCKOO'S EGG

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 11:42:19 AM PST
Have you read the Odd Thomas books by Dean Koontz?

Child 44 (The Child 44 Trilogy) is on sale for $2.99 this month and might fit. It's not romance, comedy, or christian fiction.

Anything by Michael Palmer. He writes medical and political thrillers.

For action/adventure I like the Cotton Malone books by Steve Berry.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 11:46:13 AM PST
Surveyah says:
TY M. Francis....added to my Wish List....will probably probably pick it up at end of week...

hmmm..hardcover price less than Kindle price....(oops, not going there)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 11:50:51 AM PST
Surveyah says:
TY Found :)

I have read several of the Cotton Malone books....and they are very good (i thought). I haven't read any of the Odd Thomas series, but will check those out as well.

Child 44 now on wish list as well.....

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 11:55:38 AM PST
Carbonbased says:
So you don't READ the books you get? I don't have a prob with that, I do it myself...but if you're not going to read them, why does it matter that you already have three or four with identical plots? Reminds me of my youth, where a plot device would make its rounds of different western TV shows over a season.

Try The Collected Works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton Volume I (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 12:02:34 PM PST
I'm reading The Night Circus right now and am really enjoying it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 12:04:25 PM PST
Speaking of...

Surveyah, have you checked the "What are you reading right now?" Thread?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 12:05:22 PM PST
Surveyah says:
lol..I wish i knew.....i know i really do need to go back and start knocking some of them off

Thanks for the link.....added to wish list :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 12:06:51 PM PST
Surveyah says:
TY sorta...that looks interesting as well.....added to my wish list :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 12:07:38 PM PST
Surveyah says:
no Folina..not lately.....i think it might matters worse :)

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 12:39:28 PM PST
Frank Mundo says:
This is the first book an older crime fiction series, but I loved these books: Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins Mysteries) If you haven't read it already, the Easy Rawlins Mysteries series is very good. When I'm struggling to find something to read, I often go back to these.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 12:48:02 PM PST
for horror try autobiography of a werewolf hunter. great read!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 12:48:03 PM PST
Surveyah says:
TY Frank.....I will check that out as well.......

Getting lots of good leads now......soon I will be up to 800 books :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 12:48:59 PM PST
Surveyah says:
"for horror try autobiography of a werewolf hunter. great read!!! "

hmmmm..i think i read that already...will have to check....

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 12:57:13 PM PST
MommaCat says:
Read Puppet Graveyard (Delirium Novella Series). If that doesn't snap you out of your doldrums, you are dead.

Then go on to Ron Malfi and Lee Thompson. Then we'll chat : )

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 1:01:07 PM PST
I just started The Eye of the World: Book One of 'The Wheel of Time' (Wheel of Time Other 1) but haven't gotten far enough to know if I'll like it. My sons have all read the whole series, and they all liked it a great deal.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 1:03:53 PM PST
Surveyah says:
TY Momma ...... now i have that on my to read list.....the forum might not see me for a few months now - lol

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 1:08:32 PM PST
MommaCat says:
Surveyah, it's the first book since the Exorcist that scared me. Had to put it down and come back to it. I don't get scared at horror.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 1:10:21 PM PST
MommaCat says:
I also have a reading group on Shelfari if you're interested. You can post a note to my shelf there if you want to talk about it.

Horror, thrillers, stuff like that...

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 1:17:10 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2013 1:17:45 PM PST
I read this over the holidays: Old Man's War

It's the best SciFi novel I've read in years, hands down. There are three more books in the series, not as good as the first but still well worth reading.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 1:20:47 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Wow, I find myself in a completely opposite situation. I have so many books I want to read I hope I can find time for them all. This includes classics I never had to read in school.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 1:25:17 PM PST
MommaCat says:
<looks at 1500 books>

yup Jeff. Finding books to read are not a problem. And I just joined a book club...don't ask how many books I get from them per month.
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