So, anyone read any good books lately?

Forum for General Topics not covered by other areas.
Deb Richardson
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
Posts: 794
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2001 1:01 am
Tie to Tomahawk: Called it home for many years.
Location: Sadly not Tomahawk

So, anyone read any good books lately?

Postby Deb Richardson » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:21 am

Need to give the knitting needles a rest. Time to find some good winter reading. Any suggestions? (I know rather Fushiaesq!)
Life is too short for drama & petty things!
So, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

User avatar
Kerry Tobin
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 686
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2001 1:01 am
Tie to Tomahawk: I grew up there & family
Spambot: No
Location: Madison, WI, USA

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Postby Kerry Tobin » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:34 am

I've heard "Pressing Matters" is a good read... :D

Deb Richardson
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
Posts: 794
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2001 1:01 am
Tie to Tomahawk: Called it home for many years.
Location: Sadly not Tomahawk

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Postby Deb Richardson » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:50 am

That's a given. Will be picking up a copy in Feb. when I'll be back in town for a week.
Life is too short for drama & petty things!
So, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

Catfish
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
Posts: 570
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2001 1:01 am

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Postby Catfish » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:51 am

"Change Your Thoughts--Change Your Life" by Dr Wayne W. Dyer It was the #1 New York Times , best selling author of Inspiration. Now and then he can be seen on Public TV.

User avatar
kmartell
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 283
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:01 am
Tie to Tomahawk: Grew up in Tomahawk in the 50s and early 60s, left after High School in '64
Location: Mountain View, CA
Contact:

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Postby kmartell » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:56 pm

"Pressing Matters" is a great book with a neat story. Written by a guy who is definitely having occasional flashbacks. Some of his descriptive lines are great. I highly recommend it! I can't wait for his next book.

Something I'm reading now..."Happy for No Reason", by Marci Shimoff, only out in hardback, soon in paperback. One of those transformational books on how to be more happy in your life. Been feeling a little funky lately and someone recommended it.

For light easy reading mysteries/drama in paperback my all time favorite is Michael Connelly and new favorite is Sandra Brown. Both have lots of books out so it takes a while to exhaust them.

I've recently purchased a couple hardcover books from amazon.com...used copies for pennys on the dollar and in excellent condition. Got the "Happy for No Reason" for $8.00 total including shipping. Regular price would be about $25.00. Something to consider when buying expensive hardcover (are there any that are not expensive?) books.
Ken Martell
kenmartell@gmail.com
Thankful to be alive and healthy. Proud to call Tomahawk my hometown.

User avatar
Old Scout
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
Posts: 833
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2001 1:01 am
Tie to Tomahawk: Born, raised and live in Tomahawk
Location: Tomahawk

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Postby Old Scout » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:47 pm

Just finished one called "Fly Boys" by James Bradly (the one that wrote Flags of our Fathers. His dad was one of the Marines that raised the flag at Iwo Jima). It is about the pilots that flew with George H.W. Bush when he was shot down. Gives a lot of history on Japan and the things that led up to the war. Very interesting.
The National Institutes of Health has just released the results of a $200 million research study completed under a grant to Johns Hopkins.
The new study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.

Jeff Boettcher
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
Posts: 692
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2001 2:01 am
Tie to Tomahawk: vacation

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Postby Jeff Boettcher » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:40 pm

Larry's "Pressing Matters" was a good read.

If you want outdoor-themed humor, consider any book by Patrick McManus. He also has written two mystery novels that follow the same vein.
What if there were no hypothetical questions?

Deb Richardson
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
Posts: 794
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2001 1:01 am
Tie to Tomahawk: Called it home for many years.
Location: Sadly not Tomahawk

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Postby Deb Richardson » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:44 pm

Thanks for all the great ideas. Planned a trip to the library or bookstore but, grrrrr, got caught up getting tax papers together!

Actually Ken, the last book I read was Sandra Brown, Ricochet. She is a good read. Yikes, that was a year ago on a trip home from Mexico. Glad I had it along considering the Mexican TSA confiscated my wooden knitting needles. Crazy thing was the same agent had no problem with my husband's lighter or my little yarn scissors. Go figure!
Life is too short for drama & petty things!
So, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

User avatar
kmartell
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 283
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:01 am
Tie to Tomahawk: Grew up in Tomahawk in the 50s and early 60s, left after High School in '64
Location: Mountain View, CA
Contact:

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Postby kmartell » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:21 pm

Another author I can recommend, not quite the easy reads of Connelly or Brown, but with more suspense and a slightly Twilight Zone feeling, is Dean Koontz. He has a load of books out...search for his best sellers for the best reading. They are somewhat 'twisted' :twisted: but entertaining. You'll either like his style or not.

Does anyone know when the next Tobin book is coming out?

Larry, are you out there somewhere...what's the latest word on your next book?
Ken Martell
kenmartell@gmail.com
Thankful to be alive and healthy. Proud to call Tomahawk my hometown.

Deb Richardson
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
Posts: 794
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2001 1:01 am
Tie to Tomahawk: Called it home for many years.
Location: Sadly not Tomahawk

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Postby Deb Richardson » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:11 pm

Koontz's is a good listen on CD while walking the treadmill. The more exciting the faster and longer I'll walk.
Life is too short for drama & petty things!
So, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

User avatar
Brian
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 170
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2001 1:01 am
Tie to Tomahawk: Fourth generation native.
Location: Hatchet Creek, Wisconsin

Re: So, anyone read any good books lately?

Postby Brian » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:11 pm

Any books by Robert K Tannenbaum, Robert B Parker, or James Lee Burke.
When you wish upon a falling star, your dreams can come true. Unless it's really a meteorite hurtling to the Earth which will destroy all life. Then you're pretty much hosed no matter what you wish for. Unless it's death by meteor.


Return to “General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: FAST Enterprise [Crawler] and 1 guest

cron