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10/31/10 9:31 A

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Please start a new thread when you write a book review, it will make them easier to find, thank you!

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My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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10/26/10 12:50 P

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I just finished By The Light Of The Moon by Dean Koontz.
It was an interesting book and it makes you think a little bit. I like the story line and how things go in the end. It's basically about 3 people who get a dose of *stuff* that makes them different. And throughout the book, they get away from the bad guys and they help a few people along the way. It's a great story. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.
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"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But


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10/24/10 7:15 A

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Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper is a true story of a black kitten she adopts. Homer is not just any adopted pet. He is blind and not wanted by anyone until Gwen takes him into her home with her two other cats. Homer is remarkable as he learns to live with this disability. The lessons that Gwen learns are also remarkable. Even if you are not a cat lover the story of Homer will inspire you to make the most of your talents. Their life begins in South Beach Florida and migrates to New York where they experience 9/11 close and personal. Well worth the time to experience the read.



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9/28/10 4:45 P

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I have been reading the Arcane Society novels written by Amanda Quick, Jane Anne Krentz and Jayne Caste. The setting is Victorian England in the 1600's and are now in the 21st century in the US.
The novels are about a secret society,the Arcane Society, how they research paranormal talents,psychic abilities and any psychic phenomena that may occur. The society is trying to protect it's formula which enables people to increase their paranormal talents to superior levels. The books have mystery, intrique, humor, and history all roled up in one. There are nine books, I just read the 4th book,The Third Circle and it's about another secret society trying to find the formula so they can use it to control the world. Each book has a new couple who fall in love after dealing with problems in the paranormal world. This last book has the couple trying to find a crystal that will unlock the box that the formaula has been stored in. I like these books because each couple has different talents and the men are all from the original family of the
Arcane Society, the JONES. It is a good and easy read but keeps you wanting to read more.

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4/7/10 7:07 P

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This is something I have wondered about in looking for good books to read. I just get so frustrated when I am half-way into a book and suddenly there are gritty details about things I don't want to read about. You would hope to get a forewarning by reading reviews, knowing something else the author has written, reading exerpts or looking at which other author's are quoted on the jacket. But so many times I am half-way into it and BAM...the character does a 180 involving someone's husband and the descriptions are way over-done. You know? I have been reading my whole life. I am a writer and back in the day, an English major... I think I know what I appreciate about good writing and have a pretty good feel for my way around the used bookstore or the library. But these days, you just don't know. Violence, graphic everything, and there goes the whole story. Can anyone give me some addition tips on how they navigate through the stacks...it is a jungle out there! emoticon

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4/3/10 8:12 P

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There is a series by Nancy E. Turner starting with "These Is My Words". It is about a young girl traveling west in the late 1800's. It is based on the actual diaries of the author's great grandmother. The following two books are "Star Garden" and "Sarah's Quilt". All are outstanding.

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3/29/10 6:04 P

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I just finished reading "The Blind Side" and it is even better than the movie. The writing is excellent and the details of this boy's life will make you wonder how such a thing could happen in America. If this were fiction, people would say it could not or would not happen. I hated to finish the book. It makes you realize how one person can make a difference. A must read even if you don't like football!

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3/22/10 8:05 A

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The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd---it was okay, but I really enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees much more. Since I am finding changes in my life, I can identify with the protagonist and her unsettledness with her life---just couldn't identify with the events on the island when she returned to help her mother. But I did like it, just not a favorite.

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1/8/10 9:40 A

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I can recommend a good series. The series is called:
An Elm Creek Quilts by Jennifer Chiaverini. There is 13 books in the series. Some of them are set in present day, some in the 1700's and some around the time of the Civil War. There is a series about a group of ladies,how they became friends, solved mysteries of old quilts and how the friends supported each other. There is even one book that has recipes in it.

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8/15/09 4:03 P

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Glad to find other readers at Sparkpeople. Reading is definitely a detriment to my walking program.

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5/1/09 8:37 A

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i just finished reading all that matters by stef ann holm. this is the first book i have ever red by this author and am hooked.its an excellent book

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2/7/09 4:23 P

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Please feel free to start new threads with your book reviews, and comments on others reviews are welcomed.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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i am currentl reading snowfall at willow lake by susan wiggs. it is the last book in a series by her called the lakeshore chronicles. it is an easy read and excellent series.

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This is the place where you can share your opinions of the books you have read. Feel free to post as often as you'd like, this is the place to share your recommendations with others.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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