any good books

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BETH, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    i am in the midst of reading "the help" excellent book written very well.Its in the 60's about black maids and their boss, basically what they went thru and how they feel about being maids, blacks and whites and the controversy very enjoyable and it opens yours eyes.
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    I have always like anything by James Herriot; I haven't read an actual "book" in several years though. Quite a few reloading manuals and firearms related books though;)

  3. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    I was always a big pat Conroy fan, but I don't get to read many books these days.
  4. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    winter coming books to read
  5. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    I just recently discovered P. G. Wodehouse. I'd known of him for forty years or more. Seen his books in the library. Never read him. He is FUNNY.

    He, by the way, invented the perfect butler - Jeeves. Jeeves is always right, knows everything, and is invariably polite and correct while preventing his master (Bertie) from making too many screwups.

    Luckily, if you are cheap, like I am, they have a couple dozen of his books on Project Gutenberg. This was the first one I read, and then went and downloaded everything they had.
  6. reflex1

    reflex1 Well-Known Member

    Marley and Me

    The Gone Series - author Grant (3 books)

    Now and Then
  7. dustydog

    dustydog New Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Two non fictions I'm reading now:The Thief at the End of the World by Joe Jackson(beginnings of the rubber baron culture in South America);Travels of William Bartram(travels thru southern North America in the late 1700's).
    Two fiction:The House of Sleeping Beauties,Yasunari Kawabata; The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye,A.S. Byatt.
  8. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
  9. HunterAlpha1

    HunterAlpha1 Former Guest

    Aug 8, 2011
    Yorktown, VA
    i'm currently reading the Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell. i've been watching the movies for years, then i discovered that my local library has the books, and i've been trying to read them in order. great historical fiction, Bernard Cornwell is a very talented writer.
  10. Juker

    Juker New Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Land of Lincoln
    Recently finished They Have Their Exits by Airey Neave, about his escape from Colditz in WWII. Now in the thick of Saturday at M.I.9, about his work in England following his escape.
  11. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    My wife bought the "Left Behind" series. It is fiction, but I never liked Tim LaHaye. He just doesn't see things the way I do, or I don't see them the way he does. Anyway, they are good reading for FICTION.
  12. Juker

    Juker New Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Land of Lincoln
    I was truly enamored of the series when it started, and thought the first two made some fascinating points. It was, as I recall, originally supposed to be seven books. By the fifth or sixth it became obvious they were milking the series and some of the books had so much fluff and filler that I completely lost interest. When I heard it was to be 12 books, we donated the ones we had to Goodwill. I never finished them, as I know how the story ends. :)

    And 'Tribulation Force'? Really? I suppose 'Power Rangers' was already taken.
  13. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX

    You owe me one screen cleaning for that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I read the first couple and lost interest because I've read the end too.

    I'm re-reading A Time to Kill by Grisham. His best work IMHO. I'm also reading Sacred Fire about George Washington, The Myth of Separation by David Barton and I just finished Death in the Long Grass, Death in the Dark Continent, Death in the Silent Places by Peter Hathaway Capstick, PH, The Man Eaters of Tsavo by Lt Col JH Patterson, Three Years Among the Comanches by Texas Ranger Nelson Lee and re-read Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell in the last couple of months.

    Plus at least one Louis L'amour book a week.

    For anyone with an interest in stories about hunting in Africa, Capstick's books are very worthy reading.
  14. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    So, whatchu t'ink about Three Years Among the Comanches? I got it 'cause it was mentioned in Bendigo Shafter - "Nels Lee? When did he learn how to write?". Haven't read it yet. Sittin' on the shelf, waitin' its turn.
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