So, what is your favorite book and why? Entertainment and Hobbies

  • View author's info Posted on Dec 11, 2006 at 06:19 PM

    I have loads of favourite books!
    Especially love...
    Raymond E.feist, Magician etc,
    Robin Hobb,
    Stephen King,
    Dean Koontz,
    Catherine Cookson,
    Bill Bryson,
    Trudi Canavan,
    J K Rowling,
    Oooooooooo i could go on forever, i LOVE reading!
  • View author's info Posted on Nov 27, 2006 at 02:34 PM

    i love books by james michener's especially hawaii. i'm also an avid romance book reader.
  • View author's info Posted on Nov 04, 2006 at 03:19 PM

    I LOVE the "In Death" series!!! However I think the earlier books were the best in the series. Could it be the sexual tension you can cut like a knife?? :) Could be!!! Great call! I will look into the other series you are talking about... Against the wall... sounds fun.
  • View author's info Posted on Oct 26, 2006 at 05:15 PM

    I'm reading all the of "In Death" books by J D Robb.. fabulous!! Takes place a few years in the future so while you're reading you're nodding your head thinking "oh ya.. can't wait for that!".. fast paced, sexy.. excellent. I wish they'd make movies based on this series and I'd pick Patrick Dempsey to play Roarke and Kelly Carlson (from Nip/Tuck) to play Eve. (yes I spend faaaar too much time in my own head)

    All the "Outlander" series are outstanding too.. I have to read the last one still but I wouldn't kick Jamie outta my bed for eating crackers! Is it the kilt? The accent? The hot sex up against the wall? I say yes to all 3!
  • View author's info Posted on Oct 17, 2006 at 10:30 AM

    Garden of Shadows by Virginia Andrews.
    Its the prequel to Flowers in the
    Attic also by Virginia Andrews. It's the Grandmother's story of how all she wanted in life was to fall in love and be loved. She always felt too tall, too big and self conscious but eventually married quite late in life however, her husband was not a very nice man.

    This will change your perception of people's actions and teaches you not to judge on face's brilliant.
  • View author's info Posted on Oct 11, 2006 at 07:20 PM

    That's a tough choice and it constantly changes.

    My favorite book of all time is "Green Eggs and Ham" except I didn't like the ending. :)

    A must read for anyone with quirky sense of humor and vocabulary is "The Angry Clam" by Erik Quisling.

    I'm a mystery buff and a science fiction buff, so I got a real kick out "Murder at the ABA" by Isaac Asimov.

    I also highly enjoyed "A Barrel Of Laughs, A Vale Of Tears" by Jules Ffeffer. For me, it was a fluffy, feel- good, toungue-in-cheek read.

    But these days my fiction reading centers mainly on Science fiction and mystery.
  • View author's info Posted on Oct 08, 2006 at 08:48 PM

    My favorite book is Barbara Taylor Bradford's Woman of Substance...and all of the others in that series.
    This is a good thread because I'm always looking for new ideas on good authors to read.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 26, 2006 at 10:39 AM

    Ladykiller by martina cole shes a fantastic writer its as though your there
  • View author's info Posted on Jun 28, 2006 at 06:51 PM

    * What if a Lion Eats Me and I Fall into a Hippopotamus Mudhole? by Emily Hanlon

    * The Last of the Really Great Wangdoodles, but Julie Andrews Edwards (yes, the actress)

    * The Lion in the Box, by Marguerite De Angeli - always wanted to be the lady in the story who bought all the Christmas presents!

    OK, these are all books for kids, but I've kept them 30 years or so cause I love 'em.

    Fave grown-up book was probably Atlas Shrugged. Not so much that the book was so great, cause in some places it really drags, but the IDEA of it was great. It was a gift from a guy I was dating - he thought I took life too seriously and thought maybe I ought to think about 'shrugging' too, lol.
  • View author's info Posted on Jun 23, 2006 at 06:32 PM

    I love books... more than people I'd have to admit. My favorites include the "Earths Children" series by Jean M. Auel (ya know, 'Clan of the Cave Bear) a pretty accurate depiction of life during early man/caveman times, "Summer Sisters' by Judy Blume about best friends, one rich one poor and their summers together, "Lucky Bones" which is a story written through the eyes of a young girl who is murdered and watches how her family reacts and grows through the years following(though I can't remember who wrote it because my dog ate it... lol... but I've read it three times), 'The 5 People You Meet in Heaven' by Mitch Album (sp?) and 'Little Women' and 'The Outsiders' , anything true crime related.... GAWD, I AM SUCH A NERD!
  • View author's info Posted on Jun 21, 2006 at 09:09 AM

    My favorite book is Annie's Song by Catherine Anderson.

    Otherwise anything with a historical twist too it. Romance, Mystery, Comedy, etc.
  • View author's info Posted on Jun 21, 2006 at 09:06 AM

    Divinemsjunebug write:
    I just LOVE the Stephanie Plum books. I have NEVER laughed out loud reading a book before and with that series I just chuckle and gasp, everything...

    Gotta love Grandma in those books!!
  • View author's info Posted on Jun 18, 2006 at 04:22 PM

    My favourite book is "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus And Gordy's From A Species Yet To Be Determined". Currently being written.....
  • View author's info Posted on Jun 12, 2006 at 07:53 AM

    I love Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte it's just really long. RIGHT now I am reading Liz Palmers "Conversations With the Fat Girl", it is starting off boring so give me some time to adjust.
  • View author's info Posted on Jun 11, 2006 at 08:33 AM

    My favorite book of all time is "YEARS" by Lavyrle Spencer. Such a beautiful romance. I read it about 14years ago and I never forgot it....I just found and bought it again and it is amazing. I recommend the it you'll love it trust me. BB Jeanie
  • View author's info Posted on Jun 10, 2006 at 11:13 PM

    I just LOVE the Stephanie Plum books. I have NEVER laughed out loud reading a book before and with that series I just chuckle and gasp, everything...
  • View author's info Posted on Jun 05, 2006 at 11:12 PM

    'Harold and the Purple Crayon' Crockett Johnson

    'Where the Wild Things Are' Maurice Sendak

    'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie' Laura Joffe Numeroff

    Three of the best childrens titles and book authors. I read these titles and several others to my children. We enjoy them very much.

    I also enjoy Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weis, J.C.& Barb Hendee, Piers Anthony, Eric V. Lustbader, Beatrice Small, J.K. Rowling, Terry Goodkind, Douglas Adams...and several more.
  • View author's info Posted on May 17, 2006 at 01:55 PM

    Too many to list! :)

    But I love anything by:

    Diana Gabaldon
    James Patterson
    Lee Child
    Martina Cole
    Harlan Coben
    Lynn Kurland

    Good mix of crime and romance there...think they go together??
  • View author's info Posted on Mar 20, 2006 at 11:41 AM

    I don't have a favorite book... favorite authors - Jaid Black, Ann McCaffry, and Christine Feehan. I even have a favorite publishing company - elloras cave publishing...I'm a dirty minded girl who loves romance, paranormal, and lots of content that I wouldn't be able to repeat out loud without blushing.
  • View author's info Posted on Mar 13, 2006 at 08:49 PM

    I am a total bookworm. Some of my favorites are (in no particular order):
    A Dogs Life by Peter Mayle (written in the voice of the dog--very, very funny)
    Sophie's Choice (what a tear inducer) by Thomas Pinchon
    The Stand by Stephan King (the only horror book I've read, and I've read many, that induced nightmares)
    Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice (the only of her books I've liked, by the way)
    and almost anything by Anne Tyler, Armistead Maupin, Fannie Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes, etc), John Irving, early Barbara Kingsolver. I will even admit to reading all of the Harry Potter series, liking them and anticipating the next.