What Do You Like to Read and Who is your Favorite Author..

Butterfly

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At the moment David Coe is my favorite author. He wrote the Lon Tobyn Chronicles and is in the process of writing Winds of the Forelands. I am breathlessly awaiting the next in this series due out on Dec.
I also read Mercedes Lackey, Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey and her son Todd McCaffrey, Harry Turtledove, Terry goodkind among others  I guess I read a little of everything.
Now what do you enjoy reading when your relaxing?
Carol
 

Miss Mouse

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Re: Waht Do You Like to Read and Who is your Favorite Author..

I really enjoy Joanne Harris's books and I also love factual travel stories written by people like Michael Palin... I always stay up too late because I just can't out books down! :
 
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Butterfly

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Re: Waht Do You Like to Read and Who is your Favorite Author..

Me too, I keep saying just one more page My husband has banned Janet Evanovich books from our bed, she is so funny I can't keep from laughing(even with a pillow corner crammed in my mouth)so he can't sleep
Carol
 

Miss Mouse

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Re: Waht Do You Like to Read and Who is your Favorite Author..

I'll have to keep an eye out for her then! I work in the same biulding as the library so I'm always in there although i'm petrified of the librarian ladies! They're very scary :-\
 
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Butterfly

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I would never get anything done if I worked that close to the library.
Carol
 

Dino

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Oh you evil, evil woman, Butterfly.
A. C. Crispin, David Coe, Andre Norton are my three favs.

A. C. is a dear friend and has written me into the Star Wars Universe as a Rebel medical officer in her novel, "Rebel Dawn". She also mentions me in the dedication of her newest book, "Storms of Destiny".

David Coe is also a dear friend and is currently in Australia!!!

GRRRRRRR!!!!!!

His next novel, as Butter fly mentioned is due out in December.

Andre, who passed this summer, was one of the finest people I have ever met. With over 250 books to her credit, in fantasy, history, mystery and science fiction, she was a nation treasure. She was also one of the most awarded writers of the 20th century.

Aside from those authors I consider my friends, I have many who I enjoy their work. Terry Prattchett, Neil Gaiman, Allen Steele, Glen Cook, JI'm Butcher, Owl Goingback... As you can see, I read heavily in the fantasy/science fiction/horror areas.
I also read natural history, history ( specificly prehistory, Asian, and military history) and mystery novels.

I finish about 2-3 books a week on average and just passed the 18,000 mark in my personal library.

Dino
 
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Butterfly

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hahahahahahahaha who me evil??? I think not!! Just need new ideas for something to read
Carol
 

chickadee

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I LOVE BOOKS!!!! I LOVE BOOKS!!!! I LOVE BOOKS!!!!  I LOVE BOOKS!!!!  I LOVE BOOKS!!!!  I LOVE BOOKS!!!!

I am into 3 different authors right now.  They each have series, and it usually ends up that when I run out of the new one in one series the next one is ready.  They are:  Joan Medlicott (The Ladies of Covington Series);  Charlene Ann Baumbich (the Dearest Dorothy series);  Ann B. Ross  (the Miss Julia series).

They are all a real hoot.  I guess I should be glad that there is just me and the fish here so I can make all the noise I want to without disturbing anyone because I cannot get through most pages without either laughing or crying.  They are the kind of books to read you read when you need a good look at how just plain good people live.  So far there are 5 or 6 books in each series aleady.  I buy each one as they come out from Amazon.com because I know I will read them over and over.

Thanks for a question on one of my favorite subjects.

Shalom,

Rose
 
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Mike

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One of my favorite pastimes. I have many favorite authors, including Larry McMurtry, Mario Puzo, Harold Robbins, Louis Lamour, Robert Jordan. List goes on and on and on and on. ;D
 
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Butterfly

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So many books and so little time
Carol
 

Janmitch22

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I don't have any favorites. I'll read anything, really! Just give it here! I was one of those kids that avidly read the cereal box while eating breakfast...sounds like y'all might have been, too! I like science fiction, fantasy, biographies, histories, mysteries, whatever. Just don't give me any horror. My imagination absolutely runs away...far, far away.
Anyway, I've finished some Gunter Grass (The Tin Drum, third read) and J.K. Rowling (The Half-Blood Prince, second read.) I'm trying to prove to someone that Dumbledore isn't dead!
 

Jason

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he's dead you'll have to face it someday. Sorry but the truth is the truth....
Great read though
 

Janmitch22

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Right, but it's fun to stretch things. Another friend is going to prove to me that Snape is really a good guy. Seeing as I hated Snape from the first, it'll be difficult!
 

Jason

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Reckon
 

Isabella

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Good question! I love to read but have too many authors to name. I'll mention a few really good ones though And don't laugh, I love classics and I don't think one can admire anybody more than the best and most ancient of them all - Plato! LOL I really like philosophy, and astronomy, and ... Well, here are some great authors (in my opinion): like I said - Plato, Carol Sagan, Jonathan Schell, Paul Davies, Richard Fortey, Chris Maser, and of course Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Gaston Leroux, and Leo Tolstoy. Plus, Stephen Hawking! I think that's about it for now ;D

There is also this man who writes great books, but he never gives his (or her, for all I know) name! Just "Anonymous" - seriously. He writes political books; one that I read was very interesting and is called "Imperial Hubris" - if you read this book you get a pretty good sense why this guy never gives his name.

I don't have a great collection of aquarium books YET, but just wait and you'll see, lol. Well, so far only one author in this area: Peter Hiscock (Omorrokh recommened one of his books and it was great).
 

Isabella

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*** Correction: CARL (not Carol, lol) SAGAN
 

0morrokh

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I live to read!!!!!

(unlike most kids my age who watch TV or play video games)

I'll read pretty much anything I can get my hands on. My dad and I often fight over books ;D My favorite books are ones about animals. I like both non-fiction and fantasy adventure stories. I like both classics that are way above my age level and easy series. As long as they have animals in them. I always stay up really late reading, unless I get distracted watching my fish or gerbils, in which case I stay up really late watching my fish or gerbils ;D And if I don't have a book to read, I write my own.

I must be a very strange child. Heck, I don't even own make-up! I hope my parents don't live in perpetual terror about a teenager who they spend more money on for pets than clothing.

Sorry to change the subject! Anyyywayyy...
I like the authors C.S. Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkein, Madeline L'Engle, and a ton of others...I like the series Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Winnie the Horse Gentler, and Heartland...and the novels Watership Down, Fire Bringer, and ten million others...those are just a few.

I live to read!!!
 

Dino

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My dad is a big fan of Sagan, we have all of his novels.
We also met his son Nick, who writes science fiction.
We also have everything written by Hawking.

I also have several of Hiscocks plant books.

Dino
 

chickadee

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Lately my eyes are tired so I have been listening to audio books. I just finished "Redbird Christmas" by Fannie Flagg. It was precious. It wasn't really deep reading but I am tending to that type right now. My next two are "Pride and Predujide" and "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn". It gives me a break every afternoon and time to watch the babies in their tanks.

Rose
 
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Butterfly

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I'm finishing up The Black Magician Trilogy by TrudI Canavan. There had better be a sequel or I'm gonna throw a tantrum!!!!
Carol
 

Jason

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Ive been Reading books by Matthew Riley lately Ice Station, Area 7. Going to be reading Scarecrow, Temple and Contest. They're full of action and suspense
 

newbie101

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omorrokh I read watership down, its a good book! wheneverI get into a good book I cannot put it down and sometimes stayup till 12 am reading in bedwith my little lamp ;D

I could not say what my fave authors are......so many!!!!!!!!!!
 

Isabella

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And I just ordered 7 fish and aquatic plant books ;D !!! Can't wait for them to arrive ! Just a couple of days and ... once I get my hands on them, I think I'll never stop reading until I finish all of them, haha ;D
 

Isabella

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BOOK ALREADY HERE !!!

Carol, among them is the book you have recommended on Angelfish
 

Isabella

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Correction (again!): BOOKS* (sorry for my typos)
 

Jason

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Wild 7 Aquarium Books!
Can you list them?
 
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Butterfly

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Isabella you make me Drool with that many new books
Carol
 

Isabella

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Sure I can list them Here they are. And most of them are for beginners as I still consider myself a beginner. Although I know a little bit by now, I still have much more to learn, and that's just a beginning too. I want to get a real solid base and go from there (because ... I still want that HUGE tank!). So I hope these books will provide me with a good background:

(1) Aquarium Plants (MinI Encyclopedia Series for Aquarium Hobbyists) by Peter Hiscock
(2) Angelfish: Everything About History, Care, Nutrition, Handling, and Behavior (Complete Pet Owner's Manual) by Robert J. Goldstein
(3) The Simple Guide to Fresh Water Aquariums by David E. Boruchowitz
(4) Nature Aquarium World: Book 1 (Natural Aquarium World) by TakashI Amano
(5) Ecology of the Planted Aquarium: A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist by Diana L. Walstad
(6) Aquarium Plants Manual: Expert Advice on Selection, Planting, Care, and Propagation by Ines Scheurmann, Dennis W. Stevenson
(7) Complete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium by John Dawes
(8) Aquarium Designs Inspired by Nature by Peter Hiscock
 
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Butterfly

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I have 1,2,3 & 7
Carol
 

Isabella

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Carol, you must have all the fish books there are !!!

If you have four of the books that I have ordered, then that must mean I am going in the right direction ;D

I find especially the encyclopedia and book no. 3 very, very informative and written in the simplest language. They read easily and everything is very clear. I am glad I bought them.

P.S. I also have previously ordered Peter Hiscock's book on various biotopes and how to recreate them. I think he is a really good aquatic writer. So I went ahead and also got his books on plants.
 
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Butterfly

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Isabella I have to admit to a book fetish, I'm hooked on books(Dino can testify to that )
I haunt the used book stores and buy all the fish books I don't already have(never know when I might NEED them). so I have shelves and shelves of just aquarium related stuff.
And then then there's the other books :
Carol
 

Isabella

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LOL ;D You must have quite a library at home! But that's good. Reading is always good

P.S. Funny expression "haunting the books stores" haha ;D
 
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Butterfly

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Yep it's a pretty good description at that
Carol
 

Dino

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Carol, you have no problem with books what so ever.
When we get together next month, you can borrow my second copy of Bristlenose Catfish.
You just have to promise to wear a bib while you read it.
Copy number one is visiting the Jacobsons, then off to Curt, then Aidan.
I amhoping to have it back by the end of the year.

Dino
 

Isabella

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Hahahaha ... okay, have fun all of you !!! Oh boy, haha, a BIB !!!
 
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Butterfly

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Yes a bib. He makes me wear a bib when I read his fish books, especially if they have catfish in them because I drool so much ;D
Thank you dino!! I'll take you up on that!!!!! Hope they don't wear all the print off your book before you get it back
I was at the used book store today but they didn't have any new fish or plant books
Carol
 
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Butterfly

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WOW! Didn't realize it had been so long since this thread had been posted in
As usual Dino is tantilizing me with books, he has introduced the hubby and I to the Dresden files by JI'm Butcher.
Also just finished reading The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon. When he last visited he left me a stack of books to keep me out of trouble I think this may be too big a job for even Santa
Carol
 

Dino

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Bwhahahahaha.
The next stack has already been started.

The Secpter of Mercy written by Harry Turtledove.
The next fury book by JI'm Butcher, which is now out in paperback.
S. M. Sirlings, When the Fire Dies and the Protector's War.

There is no escape.

Dino
 

Peter243243

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0morrokh said:
I live to read!!!!!

(unlike most kids my age who watch TV or play video games)

I'll read pretty much anything I can get my hands on.  My dad and I often fight over books  ;D  My favorite books are ones about animals.  I like both non-fiction and fantasy adventure stories.  I like both classics that are way above my age level and easy series.  As long as they have animals in them.  I always stay up really late reading, unless I get distracted watching my fish or gerbils, in which case I stay up really late watching my fish or gerbils  ;D  And if I don't have a book to read, I write my own.

I must be a very strange child.  Heck, I don't even own make-up!  I hope my parents don't live in perpetual terror about a teenager who they spend more money on for pets than clothing. 

Sorry to change the subject!   Anyyywayyy...
I like the authors C.S. Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkein, Madeline L'Engle, and a ton of others...I like the series Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Winnie the Horse Gentler, and Heartland...and the novels Watership Down, Fire Bringer, and ten million others...those are just a few. 

I live to read!!!
Don't worry your not the only unusual kid. I don't even own a single video game system (unless you count PC which I do have games for).
I don't read too much.

My favorite books are the Bionicle series, Captain UnderPants series (I told you I was weird), and Artemis Fowl series.(and fish books)
 

0morrokh

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Heh you think you're unusual, at least you don't read 600 page novels.

;D ;D ;D
 

Peter243243

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0morrokh said:
Heh you think you're unusual, at least you don't read 600 page novels.

;D ;D ;D
I did start reading an encyclopedia one time.  ;D 8) ;D ;D (a mix of smileys)
 
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Butterfly

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Also just finished reading Eragon and Eldest by Christopher Paolini. Really well written books considering he was 15 when he wrote Eragon. Can't wait for the third book.
0morrokh- I really prefer big books or stories written with multiple book series. Gives the author more room to develop a story
Carol
 

0morrokh

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Yes really long books or series are best. Better story plus you can't finish them quite so fast and then have nothing else to read (which is not good :'()

Hmmm I have not gotten to reading Eragon and Eldest yet... I should check them out sometime. ;D
 
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Butterfly

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Yes you need to read them, they were very interesting they are each over 600 pages.
Carol
 

Gwenz

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I have to read every night before sleeping otherwise I just can't relax and go to sleep.

I like Terry Pratchet's books and Phillip Pullman's books, Malorie Blackman's books and Marianne Curley's books.

I love the trilogy "His Dark Matiriels" by Phillip Pullman. They are brilliant. They start off slow then I just couldn't put them down. They are making a film of this trilogy. Can't wait for it to come out!! I doubt it will be as good as the books though.

Marianne Curley's trilogy "Guardian's of Time" has got to be the best. I finished all 3 books within a month and that's amazing for me considering I'm not the fastest reader.

I do enjoy the Harry Potter books and I think J. K. Rowling is just amazing. I love the books and own them all and I own all the films (that aren't as good as the books IMO). My favorite book out of them is "The Goblet of Fire!"

At the moment I'm reading StarSeeker by TI'm Bowler. Nothing much has happened yet but it's building up to something. IMO it should be good!

I'll read just about anything except for Horror books. They give me nightmares! :'(

Gwenz
 

0morrokh

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I read before bed too although it never helps me go to sleep. More likely I end up staying up to 3 am to finish the book ;D
 

atmmachine816

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I don't have really any favorite authors either but I enjoy Frank Peretti, just finished his lastest book House and can't wait till the movie comes out, I would suggest it to anybody who likes a good suspense book, it's not that scary. I'v read a lot of other books of his too, he's a great author. My sister reads the horse series you read 0morrkh and I'v read Eragon and currently reading Eldest, haven't really heard of the other books or authors though.
 

0morrokh

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Well I've outgrown all the series I used to read so I'm currently looking for new stuff to read. There's no good books for teenagers.
 

atmmachine816

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there's plenty of good books for teenagers, I don't read the kid books anymore so now I just go into the adult section and browse through books to see what sounds interesting then pick a few and read them, I'v found a lot of good books that way. I like frank perretI and am starting to read ted dekker, they write thriller books mostly, really good.
 

0morrokh

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Yeah the best books are adult books. Most of the stuff I read I have to steal from my dad. I recently liberated him of The Lord of the Rings. ;D I'd forgotten how amazing the books are.
 

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