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Barrie_Dude Jul 18th, 2010 08:47 PM

What Is The Last Book or Books You Bought?
 
Just out of curiosity more than anything. I was just at my favorite bookstore yesterday and purchased 4 books. I was wondering, for those of us that red for pleasure, wht types of books we buy and who are our favorite authors. Certainly my favorite authour is Larry McMurtry as I have 27 of his books and, with one exception (W.E.B. Griffin) I own no more than 3 of any other author. Mr Griffin I own 7. At any rate, I will list the last books I bought as they were in one purchase:

"In A Narrow Grave: Essays On Texas" by Larry McMurtry
"Boones Lick" by Larry McMurtry
"Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck
"John Lennon" by Pullip Norman

Frode Jul 19th, 2010 03:47 AM

Re: What Is The Last Book or Books You Bought?
 
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Originally Posted by Barrie_Dude (Post 18175668)
Just out of curiosity more than anything. I was just at my favorite bookstore yesterday and purchased 4 books. I was wondering, for those of us that red for pleasure, wht types of books we buy and who are our favorite authors. Certainly my favorite authour is Larry McMurtry as I have 27 of his books and, with one exception (W.E.B. Griffin) I own no more than 3 of any other author. Mr Griffin I own 7. At any rate, I will list the last books I bought as they were in one purchase:

"In A Narrow Grave: Essays On Texas" by Larry McMurtry
"Boones Lick" by Larry McMurtry
"Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck
"John Lennon" by Pullip Norman

You have something to look forward to in that one:)

Steinbeck:worship::worship:

~{X}~ Jul 19th, 2010 04:11 AM

Re: What Is The Last Book or Books You Bought?
 
My favorite author is Steven Saylor, he writes mostly historical fiction mysteries set in the Ancient Roman Empire. His series called the Roma Sub Rosa Series is my favorite and it includes 12 books, he is also the author of ROMA and the upcoming EMPIRE. And I personally communicate with him. :)

The last 4 books I bought were:

"The Silver Eagle" by Ben Kane
"Lives of the Later Caesars" by unknown authors(Its by historical authors.)
"A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome" by Alberto Angela
"Alexandria" by Justin Pollard and Howard Reid

Barrie_Dude Jul 19th, 2010 04:15 AM

Re: What Is The Last Book or Books You Bought?
 
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Originally Posted by Frode (Post 18176835)
You have something to look forward to in that one:)

Steinbeck:worship::worship:

Yeah, I like Steinbeck. I also have "Grapes of Wrath" and "Of Mice and Men"

Barrie_Dude Jul 19th, 2010 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by ~{X}~tianuccio (Post 18176879)
My favorite author is Steven Saylor, he writes mostly historical fiction mysteries set in the Ancient Roman Empire. His series called the Roma Sub Rosa Series is my favorite and it includes 12 books, he is also the author of ROMA and the upcoming EMPIRE. And I personally communicate with him. :)

The last 4 books I bought were:

"The Silver Eagle" by Ben Kane
"Lives of the Later Caesars" by unknown authors(Its by historical authors.)
"A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome" by Alberto Angela
"Alexandria" by Justin Pollard and Howard Reid

Sounds interesting..... Did you see any of the HBO seris on Rome?

~{X}~ Jul 19th, 2010 05:42 AM

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Of course I did! I own both season on DVD.

As well I have watched Spartacus: Blood and Sand. I'm a huge fan of Ancient Rome and I am obsessed with reading and learning and studying more and more. :D

Polikarpov Jul 19th, 2010 08:22 AM

Re: What Is The Last Book or Books You Bought?
 
The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
The Complete Short Novels - Anton Chekhov
In The Miso Soup - Ryu Murakami
Shogun - James Clavell
Teach Us How To Outgrow Our Madness - Kenzaburo Oe

Still haven't read any of those yet. I have this bad habit of buying more books than I could read in a month. I really should start clearing my backlog before buying new ones, but I can't help it when I go inside a bookstore. :lol:

skanky~skanketta Jul 19th, 2010 09:52 AM

Re: What Is The Last Book or Books You Bought?
 
Archie Pals and Gals, Double digest. I saw that it was on sale and bought a whole bunch!

Kylger Jul 19th, 2010 09:58 AM

Re: What Is The Last Book or Books You Bought?
 
Just last week bought 8 books for absolutely no reason :lol:

I read when I am bored to death, most of the time they just collect dust, but anyways.

Bought the Twilight saga, (prelude to LOTR) The Hobbit, Devil Wears Prada and 2 more from the same autor. DOn't remember the names on those:p

skanky~skanketta Jul 19th, 2010 10:10 AM

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Oh, and I got Chasing Harry Winston.

Kuilli Jul 19th, 2010 12:06 PM

Re: What Is The Last Book or Books You Bought?
 
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Originally Posted by Barrie_Dude (Post 18176886)
Yeah, I like Steinbeck. I also have "Grapes of Wrath" and "Of Mice and Men"

Good books. :yeah:

My most recent ones:

Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith
Worst Case: A Detective Michael Bennett Novel by James Patterson
9th Judgement (Womens Murder Club) by James Patterson

All light reading. ;)

Polikarpov Jul 19th, 2010 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Kuilli (Post 18177853)
Good books. :yeah:

My most recent ones:

Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith
Worst Case: A Detective Michael Bennett Novel by James Patterson
9th Judgement (Womens Murder Club) by James Patterson

All light reading. ;)

The Women's Murder Club is already at its ninth installment?:lol: The last one I've read was the 4th of July, and I can't even remember the plot anymore. Have you already read all of Women's Murder Club?

Kuilli Jul 19th, 2010 06:24 PM

Re: What Is The Last Book or Books You Bought?
 
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Originally Posted by Polikarpov (Post 18178732)
The Women's Murder Club is already at its ninth installment?:lol: The last one I've read was the 4th of July, and I can't even remember the plot anymore. Have you already read all of Women's Murder Club?

Yep, it's the ninth one already. You know Patterson, it doesn't take the writers he uses him long to come out with a new book. :lol: I have read all nine.

LefandePatty Jul 19th, 2010 06:48 PM

Re: What Is The Last Book or Books You Bought?
 
Unspoken - Sam Hayes

Polikarpov Jul 19th, 2010 07:26 PM

Re: What Is The Last Book or Books You Bought?
 
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Originally Posted by Kuilli (Post 18179069)
Yep, it's the ninth one already. You know Patterson, it doesn't take the writers he uses him long to come out with a new book. :lol: I have read all nine.

Ha! Does he really let his "collaborators" do all the work? Anyway, what can you recommend among 5,6,7,8, and 9? I don't think I'd want to read all of them.:lol:


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