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10 February 2019
Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!
Sorry about this. I thought it would be a fun set of questions, but these are hard ... and I'm an avid reader!
1. Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?
The "Left Behind" series. My cousin raved and raved
about it. I've heard of others that like it as well and I started
reading it, but the blatant propaganda of it made me so angry I threw it
across the room and would not read it or any of the sequels.
Tess Gerritson's Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles and Patricia
Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta. We'd be at Scarpetta's house. She
would cook (since she's a gourmet cook) and we'd discuss many of their
"Moby Dick." Or maybe "Finnegan's Wake"
"Pride and Prejudice." Try as I might I just can't get
into Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice is my go-to movie when I am
suffering from insomnia.
There was a time when I read all of the Dick Francis books
(mysteries that involve horses -- the author was former jockey for Queen
Elizabeth) -- and it was not uncommon to get halfway through a book and
realize I'd already read it.
It kinda depends on what kind of interests she has. For
crime dramas (my favorite), I'd recommend the books by Harlan Coben (I love
his hero Myron Bolitar) or David Baldacci, whose mysteries around politics
are engrossing. If she is into classics, definitey Steinbeck, maybe
something shorter like "The Red Pony" or "Cannery Row." For romance,
I'd challenge her to get into Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series, though
the size of those books may be off-putting. If she wants more reality,
I'd go with Michele Obama's autobiography or Rob Lowe's, both of which are
excellent (Lowe's was a great surprise, actually). For just novels in
general, "Prince of Tides" which I loved so much I forgot to look at the
scenery as we were driving around Oahu. For a "not a big reader,"
maybe a young adult book like the one my granddaughter just chose for me to
read for our book club -- "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker, a fast read, but very
French. I'd go back and re-read 'Les Miserables' which
I read in my high school French class.
"East of Eden"
I am not, technically speaking, a book blogger. I keep
an annual list of books
read each year, and my review of them, but I don't think I've discovered
anything in the act of writing the reviews.
Well, first of all it's on the second floor and it has a
round turret with a window that looks out on an ocean view. The room
itself is floor to ceiling books (with the moveable ladder to reach the
higher shelves). Nice comfy overstuffed chairs. No real look to
the books--hardback, paperback, whatever. The contents are more
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