currently reading NORA ROBERTS THE WITNESS, i was lucky enough to win 10 copies, so have given some to friends, sold a few and now am finally reading it, seems quite good so far, i prefer this type of her writing to her romance ones to be frank.,anyhow got lots and lots of reading to do.
Two books I heartily recommend, especially if you are a cat lover. Both are true stories.
You can look inside both books on Amazon
Paw Prints in the Moonlight.
A snowy January night. A cat that beat the odds. A man whose life would be forever changed. This is the remarkable story of Toby Jug, the extraordinary cat who thought he was human.
Paw Prints in the Moonlight is the truly special tale of one kind man and the cat that changed his life. Set in the rural splendor of Northumberland, England, this heart warming and classic book will be cherished by people of all ages.
When Denis O'Connor rescues a three-week-old kitten from certain death during a snowstorm, little does he know how this tiny creature will change his life forever. Against all odds the kitten—whom he names Toby Jug—survives and turns out to be a wondrous Maine Coon Cat extraordinaire. Life with Toby is never dull, and Denis and Toby embark on a series of sometimes comical, sometimes poignant adventures that bring them ever closer together. From the massive invasion of bees at Owl Cottage to the mysterious case of the disappearing tomatoes, Denis and Toby form an extraordinary bond, and the cat that no one thought would live through the night ends up altering the lives of everyone he meets.
Paw Tracks at Owl Cottage
When Denis O'Connor and his wife Catherine return to Owl Cottage, only to find it in a dilapidated state, they decide to restore his former home. But the memory of Denis' beloved cat, Toby Jug, still lingers on. On impulse, he buys four Maine Coon kittens and names them Pablo, Carlos, Luis and Max. Set against the wilds of the Northumbrian coast, Denis tenderly and humorously charts the ups and downs of life with his mischievous new cats. Forays into this beautiful countryside - in order to train his cats to bond more closely with him - are never without incident. However, when Pablo disappears, Denis is once again reminded of Toby Jug and the strength of bond between man and cat...
Funny Cat Books
I just finished reading the first of 4 of these very humorous books written by Max Thompson. Max is the author and is a tuxie house cat who writes about his world as he sees it. He's flippant, funny, sassy, and also a little bit of a potty mouth, but not offensively so. If our cats could talk, I'm certain that they would be saying all of the things that Max says. Laugh out loud funny reading for all - not just those who are/were owned by cats.
The Phychokitty Speaks Out: Diary of a Mad Housecat.................This is the one I just finished.
The Psychokitty Speaks Out: Something of Yours Will Meet a Toothy Death
The Rules: A Guide for People Owned by Cats
Bite Me: A Memoir (Of Sorts)
These are all available on Amazon - Kindle and "real" book variety.
Thanks for the recommendations Elllie, http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...Smiles/top.gif I've just bought the two Psychokitty ones and 'The Rules: A guide ... ' for my Kindle. :)
I think you'll find them to be very funny. I just happened upon them when I was looking for some new books for my Kindle. I bought the 2 Phychokitty ones, and when I finish this next one that I haven't started yet, I'll buy the other two. Great reading if you need a laugh - or even if you don't. :D
Originally Posted by ChrisH
I've got some recycled books today. Have any of you read these authors?
John R. Maxim
Did you like them?
If you like thrillers, you should enjoy John Grisham's works. I highly recommend him.
Originally Posted by Randi
I read some of the John Grisham books and enjoyed them immensely.
Originally Posted by Randi
Halfway through Sum It Up by Pat Summitt - long time coach of the University of Tennessee Women's Basketball team. She was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimers 2 years ago. The first chapter I alternated crying with laughing - since then it's mostly laughs. What a wonderful life she had - what a difference she made to women's collegiate athletics :)
I highly recommend this one - even if sports isn't your thing. It's the story of a life well lived :love:
I like John Grisham's books for the most part. One book I just finished was "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. It's about a French girl and a German boy during World War II. It got great reviews. The two characters are in situations where they must protect themselves and they get it done. I won't say any more than that because I don't want to give it away. My mom's book club is reading it now.
Originally Posted by Grace
Pomtzu, my mom is thinking about Christmas gifts already- I'll keep your suggestion of Max Thompson's Psychokitty books in mind!
Sisters have been telling me to read The Giver since years (most probably because they can't discuss it openly easily as I am around and I want no spoilers :P ) So I finally started it. :D
What are you guys reading these days?
Ooh, enjoy! It's a great one ....
Originally Posted by sana
Too busy to read right now, but maybe when my left is more settled again I will ...
"Four Friends" by Robyn Carr
I've just read through this thread again... and made notes. ;)
"I read book one of the Stieg Larssen trilogy...and couldn't wait to read the other two!
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.
There were supposed to be 10 of these books. Sadly, Larssen died shortly after handing the first three in to his publisher. He died of a heart attack at age 50.
Half of the fourth one is still in his computer; you can read about the legal situation holding this up if you look him up on Wikipedia and other sites."
At the moment I'm just finishing the forth book mentioned above, David Lagerkrantz finished it. The title is "What doesn't kill us..." It's SO good - hard to put down.
I just read the fourth one, Randi - The Girl In The Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz. He does a very good job, and Lisbeth's psycho sister appears in this one. Lagercrantz has also given Mikael Blomkvist a daughter of university age named Pernilla (my memory might be off on that). The way the book ends, I think the series will continue.
Our local library had book sale leftovers so had a sale - one bag of books for $1! I got two. One book was Cmdr Chris Hadfield's book "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth". Very readable. I also picked up "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf because I had never read any of her works. She's not always easy to follow, but I was glad I had read it.