VeniVici write: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, (by Betty Smith)
Francie Nolan is a Brooklyn girl with a Brooklyn name and a Brooklyn accent. Her family are brave, devoted immigrants, struggling to survive and rise above the squalor, poverty and violence that surround their tenement home. But where's the humo(u)r?
I read to cheer myself up or to educate myself further so although you will emphasise with others who are struggling to survive, it won't cheer you up, other than to make you think that you're glad that you aren't in that situation.
Anything by Tony Hillerman. Most take place in the Four Corners area and I used to live there. And being a pro wrestling geek, I've been reading all the autobiography's that are coming out. Some good with lots of behind the scenes stuff, some written by ghost writer and they remind me of the feel good books I read about athletes in grade school. Good ones, Ric Flair, Shawn Michael's, Steve Austin, and of course Mick Foley. Another good one is called Wrestlecrap, about all the lame and dumb gimmicks that have been tried. And I know for some that's redundant.
My all time favourite book must be The Shining by Stephen King...i read it in sixth grade for the first time...and every now and them still do...and it still scares me
I also loved Silence of the Lambs...the movie was great but pales compared to the book
and btw really...anything by Shel Silverstein counts in my book (no pun intended)
New around here, so hey to everyone!
But I figured I'd add..
my favorite book ever of all time is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. But since that probably doesn't count I'll say Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner, just because she gave a happy ending to a girl that reminded me more of myself than any character I've ever seen or read about ever ever ever.
My favorite author for the moment is Janet Evanowich. I 'm current reading the 10th book of the Stephanie Plum series (the bounty hunter)....so funny!!! That's a book that need to be made into a movie!
I read the Color Purple in Seminary for an ethics class. Very Good yes wrote a paper on Sophie's psychological development. Used Erickson and A lesser know very important author called Carol Gilligan her book is "In a Different Voice" tremendous research in women development.
The book that kept me "right there" was
Small Sacrifices... You probably remember the mother in oregon that shot her 3 children for the love of a man that didn't want to commit to her because he wasn't ready for children... My heart was really heavy through out the book.... Tragic... I cried....
I am almost finished with Wynonna Judd's "Coming Home To Myself".... A truly beautiful woman... She keeps it real, is accountable and very human... I'm really anxious to begin "Memoirs Of A Geisha"..... I was told it's excellent... Happy reading everyone!
I think mine would have to be Snowbrother. I read it about 7 years ago, but I loved the fact that during the climax of the book it looked like the good guys would surely triumph and they were horribly horribly, ... squished I guess.
Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan
Sword of Truth, Terry Goodkind
those are my two favorite series.
And of course ... THE STAND.... by Stephen King. Yes i actually read it. 1400 some odd pages maybe a few less... really good though.