Women Online Worldwide  

Go Back   Women Online Worldwide > Hobbies and Leisure Activities > Reading & Writing

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 27th, 2002, 08:33 PM   #106
Lou
Idealist
 
Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 1,159
Such good books--Amy Tan, yes! I liked Geisha, and now I am interested in Rosa Lee. Thanks!
__________________
We must travel in the direction of our fear. --John Berryman
Lou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2002, 07:39 AM   #107
Terri
Registered User
 
Terri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Florida
Posts: 382
I LOVED Kitchen God's Wife and also The Hundred Secret Senses and also The Bonesetter's Daughter, I have read all Amy Tan and wait with anticipation for her next novel whenever that may be. Memoirs of a Geisha is one of those books I couldn't put down.
__________________
Let words touch wisdom teeth on way through mouth (Confucious)
Terri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2002, 10:21 AM   #108
Lou
Idealist
 
Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 1,159
I am at work at the moment and putting out an email invitation to faculty and staff to join Bookies, our campus book club. In the email, I listed three of the books we read last spring, and just seeing their titles reminded me how very much I enjoyed each of them. Here they are in case you're looking for a great read . . .

"The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," Michael Chabon

"God of Small Things," Arundhati Roy

"The Professor and the Madman," Simon Winchester

Bon reading!
__________________
We must travel in the direction of our fear. --John Berryman
Lou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2002, 05:49 PM   #109
Cod
Hooked on The OC!
 
Cod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,252
Man, I'm gonna have to haul my list to the library in a wagon!

I talked to the lovely QuietWOW last night, and she recommended Shipping News and The Persian Pickle Club.
Cod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2002, 07:06 PM   #110
Lou
Idealist
 
Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 1,159
I've read those! (she said waving her arms) LOL

The best thing about "Shipping News," for me, was the drawings of mariners' knots at the beginning of each chapter. But I gave Proulx another chance to wow me when I read her "Accordian Crimes," and that one I liked very much.

"Persian Pickle Club" is a funny quick read that, I think, is intended to show to cohesiveness of women. There's lots of quilting.

Our book club meets next Tuesday, and I'm getting inklings that members are going to select "Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold to read for October. This is going to make me crazy.
__________________
We must travel in the direction of our fear. --John Berryman
Lou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2002, 07:16 PM   #111
Cod
Hooked on The OC!
 
Cod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,252
Oh lordy....more for my list!

Thanks Lou! ;-)
Cod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2002, 09:17 PM   #112
Terri
Registered User
 
Terri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Florida
Posts: 382
I can't remember if I recommended The Floribama Ladies Auxilary and Sewing Circle by Lois Battle....loved it
__________________
Let words touch wisdom teeth on way through mouth (Confucious)
Terri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2002, 09:29 PM   #113
Cod
Hooked on The OC!
 
Cod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,252
Okay...that makes 14 books on my list.

I may have to give up computer time! ;-)
Cod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2002, 10:11 PM   #114
Addie
Member
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 436
Gasp!!! Surely not that! Anything but that! ;-)

And, I'd miss you too much.
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2002, 10:25 PM   #115
Cod
Hooked on The OC!
 
Cod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,252
LOL.... and thanks (((Addie)))!

....you KNEW I was kidding tho, right????
Cod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2002, 10:53 PM   #116
Addie
Member
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 436
{{{{{Cod}}}}} I did, I did. But there was that one little moment..... ;-)
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 29th, 2002, 02:33 AM   #117
Tammy
Member
 
Tammy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 143
I talked to QuietWOW too but she didn't tell me anything 'bout persian pickles.. now I feel left out..

My UPS guy brought me an amazon.com box today.. I'll be back <g>
Tammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 29th, 2002, 08:27 AM   #118
Cod
Hooked on The OC!
 
Cod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,252
Sooooo.....are you gonna share what is IN that Amazon box?????

(((Addie)))....nah, I'm like a bad penny.

Morning readers!
Cod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 30th, 2002, 12:01 AM   #119
TammyWOW
WOW Forum Coordinator
 
TammyWOW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 271
LOL.. I hadn't opened the box <g>

You know, I like to go to amazon and order 3 or 4 books and when they come I hide away somewhere and spread 'em out.. like really good toys <g> but the last few times, they've sent my book binges in all different shipments and they come one at a time

Yesterdays 1-book-box contained Beautiful Child by Torey Hayden. She's a psychologist/special ed. teacher and writes about the kids she's taught over the years. I read her first book when I was about 9 years old and have been reading them as they come out since.

Tomorrow's 1-book-box should contain The Next Leg of My Journey by Lenor Madrga Chappell. It's an autobiography.. I read the first book she wrote shortly after I read the first one from Torey Hayden. It's kinda odd that the 2 of them came out at the same time.

The last 1-book-box should contain The Hidden Connections: Integrating The Biological, Cognitive, And Social Dimensions Of Life Into A Science Of Sustainability by Fritjof Capra. I'm fascintated by systems theories so it seemed logical after reading The Web of Life, also by Fritjof Capra.

The non-book box has a towel rack from Target, but that goes in a different discussion. I mean, the details about that go in a different discussion.. the towel rack goes in my bathroom <g>
TammyWOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 30th, 2002, 12:29 AM   #120
Cod
Hooked on The OC!
 
Cod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,252
So let us know how ya like that towel rack, k?

Cod is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Copyright ?1996-2008, Women Online Worldwide