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FR Book Club: What's on your Summer Reading List?
June 17, 2005

Posted on 06/17/2005 10:47:19 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith

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To: InvisibleChurch

"What does your church do that is run exclusively by men FOR men? ............................... (waiting for answer)............................. it's no wonder that dad stays home on Sunday morning"


The Mother's Day breakfast :)


151 posted on 06/17/2005 12:25:34 PM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: xzins
Stop what you are doing and run to your library and check this book out. I accidentally stumbled across it at the library and thought it looked interesting. It turned out to be one of my favorite books ever, of my whole entire life!!!! LOL I had to read it slowly because to me it was very deep without being "preachy". (I hate being preached at in a novel; let me draw my own conclusions). I would have to stop every few pages to absorb and consider the story and the analogies I saw and how it applied to my own life. It's about a leper colony during the time of Christ. Jesus is not a main character in the novel, and yet He is.

I'm extremely picky about my Biblical fiction and have little tolerance for blasphemy and this book never offended me. In fact, I usually stay away from Biblical Fiction because I can’t handle the usual assumptions made. I didn't even realize it was Biblical fiction when I checked it out; I just like history and thought it looked good. Yes, guilty as charged. I judged a book by the cover. You have to read this book! You will love it! It’s got a dedication to xzins in the front cover…..they knew you would love this book. LOL


152 posted on 06/17/2005 12:27:27 PM PDT by SpookBrat
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To: Lemondropkid31

I always enjoyed his books. My mother is the one who let me know about his books. Definitely good for summertime reading.

Didn't he pass away fairly recently?


153 posted on 06/17/2005 12:32:40 PM PDT by iceskater ("Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." - Kipling)
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To: bonfire

What does your church do that is run exclusively by men FOR men? ............................... (waiting for answer)............................. it's no wonder that dad stays home on Sunday morning"

Sounds like an interesting book. I am glad my church is not like that! LOL. the church I grew up in was basically run by women because the men (husbands) had better things to do....


154 posted on 06/17/2005 12:34:13 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (If we do not pray for our leaders, we cannot expect them to do what is right.)
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To: lastchance

Yay! I love his books. I wish he would write more.


155 posted on 06/17/2005 12:34:54 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (If we do not pray for our leaders, we cannot expect them to do what is right.)
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To: SpookBrat

The Theones are relaly good writers. I had a blast with their Zion Covenant and Zion Chronicle series.


156 posted on 06/17/2005 12:35:49 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (If we do not pray for our leaders, we cannot expect them to do what is right.)
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To: iceskater

"Didn't he pass away fairly recently?"

I haven't heard that he did. I would imagine my horse racing clubs and web sites would have said something if he had.


157 posted on 06/17/2005 12:37:01 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (If we do not pray for our leaders, we cannot expect them to do what is right.)
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To: Lemondropkid31

I just did a quick search and his wife had a heart attack and passed away in 2000. She helped him with a lot of his research.

So, who knows if he'll want to write another book. It might be too hard - from an emotional point of view, I mean.


158 posted on 06/17/2005 12:39:20 PM PDT by iceskater ("Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." - Kipling)
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To: Howlin

Have you read Janet's Stephanie Plum series?


159 posted on 06/17/2005 12:40:41 PM PDT by cjshapi
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To: Lemondropkid31
Greetings fellow Texan. I had never heard of the Theones and found them by fluke. All my friends love their books, but they are new to me. I can't wait to read more. I had to buy my own copy of Second Touch so I could reread it and mark it up with a pencil. It was a powerful story for me and really moved me, which is rare for a book to do. I love to read, but hardly ever am I "affected" by the story.

Blessings and kindness to you for the day...

160 posted on 06/17/2005 12:41:53 PM PDT by SpookBrat
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To: iceskater

Oh dang! No wonder he stopped writing. That is sad. He probably won't do any more then.


161 posted on 06/17/2005 12:42:58 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (If we do not pray for our leaders, we cannot expect them to do what is right.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I am reading East of Eden...


162 posted on 06/17/2005 12:43:11 PM PDT by aberaussie
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To: SpookBrat

You will love their books.

Thanks! same to you :O)


163 posted on 06/17/2005 12:44:14 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (If we do not pray for our leaders, we cannot expect them to do what is right.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

"Alexander, the Ambiguity of Greatness" (about Alexander the Great), by Guy MacLean Rogers, c. 2004, Random House.


164 posted on 06/17/2005 12:44:56 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Gates of Fire, an epic novel of the Battle of Thermopolae

I read that in the wake of the film "Gladiator" in 2000. The same author also wrote another novel on ancient Greece. Both came out on audiobook, read by Derek Jacobi, the British actor who played "I, Claudius" and also acted in Gladiator.

I pass my books on to others, so I'd have to do research on amazon.com to get the author's name and book titles.

165 posted on 06/17/2005 12:49:09 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Tanniker Smith; LS
This makes a nice Father's Day gift


166 posted on 06/17/2005 12:49:29 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Ciexyz

The Thoene's are very solid.

The Ezekiel Option by Joel Rosenberg, who wrote The Last Jihad

Chuck Colson's The Good Life


167 posted on 06/17/2005 12:50:49 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: Tanniker Smith
1. East of Eden - by John Steinbeck, an incredible read

2. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo, because I performed in the play

3. The Reformation - Diarmaid MacCulloch, very informative

4. a Spanish textbook - gotta learn something new

5. How Green Was My Valley - Llewellyn, suggested to me

6. The Bible - cover to cover. How can you go wrong?

168 posted on 06/17/2005 12:51:59 PM PDT by RedBeaconNY (1 Corinth 13:11. But when I became a man, I put away childish things.)
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To: RedBeaconNY
a Spanish textbook -- gotta learn something new

La plume de ma tante?
El estilo de mi tia?

169 posted on 06/17/2005 12:54:06 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: meowmeow
Crime has gone down?

Thanks for your point of on this book. I didn't realize that.

170 posted on 06/17/2005 12:56:11 PM PDT by SpookBrat
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To: RedBeaconNY

"a Spanish textbook - gotta learn something new "

I will learn something else.

"The Bible - cover to cover. How can you go wrong?"

You can't.


"East of Eden - by John Steinbeck, an incredible read "

That book was strange, but good.


171 posted on 06/17/2005 12:56:55 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (If we do not pray for our leaders, we cannot expect them to do what is right.)
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To: cyborg
Well Trained Mind

On my nightstand. :)

172 posted on 06/17/2005 12:57:54 PM PDT by SpookBrat
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To: Ciexyz

Really looking forward to Jack Thompson's Out of Harm's Way, which releases in November.

Also, George Barna's Revolution, about why so many committed, born-again Christians are exiting the established church in massive numbers.


173 posted on 06/17/2005 12:58:04 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: Tanniker Smith

Summer's here...The Low-Carb Bartender.

http://www.lcbartender.com


174 posted on 06/17/2005 12:59:28 PM PDT by toddlintown (Your papers please.)
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To: WI Conservative 4 Bush

I get a lot of audio books. I always have one going in the car. Right now, I am listening to 'Persecution' by David Limbaugh. It is scary!


175 posted on 06/17/2005 1:00:59 PM PDT by mathluv
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To: cdga5for4
George Barna's Revolution

I was browsing thru that in Border's. It's a good read.

I'm also reading the paperback book "Cinderella Man", a retelling of the current Russell Crowe film about Depression-era boxer Jim Braddock fighting Max Baer.

176 posted on 06/17/2005 1:01:06 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Two books by Carroll Quigley:

The Anglo-American Establishment
and
Tragedy & Hope

and the new one from Donald Trump:

Think Like A Billionaire

177 posted on 06/17/2005 1:01:10 PM PDT by Freebird Forever (Imagine if islam controlled the internet.)
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To: So Cal Rocket

I just bought the CD today at Sam's.


178 posted on 06/17/2005 1:01:25 PM PDT by mathluv
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To: Tanniker Smith

Galileo's Daughter

The Sanctuary Garden

Re-reading Grandmother's Secrets


179 posted on 06/17/2005 1:01:35 PM PDT by najida (Love like you've never been hurt--- dance like nobody's watching)
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To: Maigret

Ohhhhhh....I love her! I reread her books every year. I added this book to my Amazon wish list. Is it an easy read? I have a hard time with critiques sometimes, because they are so dry. TIA


180 posted on 06/17/2005 1:03:06 PM PDT by SpookBrat
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To: Ciexyz

That must have been a different Barna book because Revolution doesn't come out until October. But, either way, he does some interesting stuff.


181 posted on 06/17/2005 1:03:37 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: shotokan

Have you read any of Kathy Reichs? She has a new one out in HB - just finished the earlier one in PB.


182 posted on 06/17/2005 1:04:35 PM PDT by mathluv
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To: tioga; Howlin
I loved Metro Girl, too. And Stephanie Plum's latest adventure comes out next Tuesday...has "11" in the title.

Jeffrey Deaver has a new Lincoln Rhyme novel out. One of my favorite series.

184 posted on 06/17/2005 1:05:43 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Ciexyz

Moi, je parle francais en courant. Mais je peux parler seulement un petit d'espagnol.


185 posted on 06/17/2005 1:06:54 PM PDT by RedBeaconNY (1 Corinth 13:11. But when I became a man, I put away childish things.)
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To: hipaatwo

You will love the Plum Series...there are 11 books so far and they are hysterically funny and fun.


186 posted on 06/17/2005 1:07:04 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Lemondropkid31
I will learn something else.

To each his own, keeps life interesting.

188 posted on 06/17/2005 1:08:57 PM PDT by RedBeaconNY (1 Corinth 13:11. But when I became a man, I put away childish things.)
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To: tioga

Are you a Ranger Babe or a Morelli Cupcake?


189 posted on 06/17/2005 1:09:10 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Tanniker Smith
Homeward Bound, by Harry Turtledove

Brightness Reef by David Brin

190 posted on 06/17/2005 1:09:24 PM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: Motherbear

You'll enjoy it. It's great for summertime.


191 posted on 06/17/2005 1:09:57 PM PDT by stylecouncilor
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To: nuconvert
I would recommend that, but since I wrote it, I don't read it much anymore :)

Let me suggest another, though, that I just got: "The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been," by Roger Ransom. I know RR from my days at UCSB, when he would do seminars (he was at UC Riverside). He was the doctoral advisor to one of my co-authors on a previous book, and I look forward to reading this one.

192 posted on 06/17/2005 1:15:19 PM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: Lemondropkid31

Actually there was a big ta-da after his wife passed; many think she was actually the author of the Dick Francis books.


193 posted on 06/17/2005 1:15:42 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Tanniker Smith

Anything written by James Lee Burke.


194 posted on 06/17/2005 1:16:57 PM PDT by SpeakLittle_ThinkMuch ("If you don't read the paper, you are uninformed. If you do read the paper, you are misinformed."...)
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To: daisyscarlett

what kind of proof did they have to think that? Or do they just assume because he hasn't written anything since?
I think it is quite normal that he would stop writing.


195 posted on 06/17/2005 1:18:41 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (If we do not pray for our leaders, we cannot expect them to do what is right.)
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To: JustaCowgirl
PD James is still alive and writing at 80 plus years.

Ruth Rendell and Minette Waters are younger English mystery writers; they write very dark stuff too.

I love the Elizabeth George books featuring Tommy Lynley and Company, though am not sure what I think about the last one in which tragedy struck one of the main characters...

196 posted on 06/17/2005 1:24:58 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Lemondropkid31

I will look for a link. The article actually came out immediately after her death, kinda like it was well known in literary circles etc.


197 posted on 06/17/2005 1:26:49 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: LS

Thanks. I know a Civil War buff that would appreciate that book. :~ )


198 posted on 06/17/2005 1:29:51 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: daisyscarlett

Hmm. well he does have piles of awards and such; three Edgar Allen Poe Awards, the title of Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master, fellowship in the Royal Society of Literature, and Malice Domestic's Lifetime Achievement Award- hard to argue against that


199 posted on 06/17/2005 1:35:47 PM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (If we do not pray for our leaders, we cannot expect them to do what is right.)
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To: retrokitten

"I read The Devil in the White City, too...."

I have that book and MUST read it -- I bought it long ago when we Freepers were ordering books from Amazon to knock someone off Amazon's #1 spot (can't remember who -- maybe Hilly or Billy) by ordering titles in Amazon's #2-5 positions.




200 posted on 06/17/2005 1:37:29 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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