An Assorted Summer Reading Pick....  

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
5791 posts
6/15/2005 7:19 pm

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An Assorted Summer Reading Pick....

(back from my online class... the last one of this class for this term)

Usually, at the beginning of June I pick out my summer reading books to read throughout the summer to escape from work or the blahs in between work and sleep, trying to catch a few rays from the sun, etc., etc...

Of course, one AdultFriendFinder member has been recommending reading the (1) Anne Rice series -- The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty so that was one of the first one's I picked. I found so many there (at Barnes & Nobles') tonight that I had a hard time choosing (appologies for the B&N employee who had to follo me when I put one book down on a shelf to exchange it for the new found book I discovered and thought I would like it slightly better than the last one I picked)....

The other final choices give a diverse reading style and degrees of seriousness to them....

For example:

(2) Hex and the City: Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson;

(3) Cape Refuge: Book One by Terri Blackstock; and,

(4) Wait Until Midnight by Amanda Quick.


If you have any ideas what I should read next after I am done with these, please let me know....

Laters....

TxRose!


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/20/2005 12:37 pm

harshawj - hmmmm.....

Another book for my summer reading list!!!


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/17/2005 6:58 pm

istrife - no doubt!!! lol....


istrife 42M

6/17/2005 4:27 pm

Ahh...summer. A time of fun, frolic and sin. Also the perfect time to read or reread the Inferno, by Dante. The classics fit in so well during the summer months, and what better time to read about hell in Texas than during our summers?


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/17/2005 9:02 am

PillsburyCodeBoy - My taste in non-fiction is varied..... but that does sound interesting!!


PillsburyCodeBoy 60M

6/16/2005 3:35 pm

What's your taste in nonfiction like? I'm reading the new Sinatra biography by Anthony Summers. It's a lot more objective than I expected. I'm not that far into yet, but if you like Sinatra, this might just be the book to read.


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/16/2005 9:16 am

cajunpet - difficult to choose - you pick!!! lol...


cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
6/16/2005 8:29 am

E-mail me what book you want to read first!!!!

Always willing to help a friend.


Take care.
Keep On Blogging!!!! Have a great day.

Cajun Pet


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/16/2005 7:55 am

cajunpet -- No, I haven't read those yet.... There were sooooo many books that I wanted to buy, but my budget wouldn't allow. Perhaps, I should start a wish list through Amazon and let you AdultFriendFinder folks purchase some for me.... hmmmm....

Will have to check out the Maria Shiver's book for my daughter though. That sounds interesting.

Laters....


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/16/2005 7:41 am

Lipator - Oh, oh!!! Something to add to my wish list. How did you know???? I studied Latin for 3 years in High School. The Roman era is full of intrigue....

(Thinking - Focus, focus, focus... must read the books I have first!!!) lol....

Thank you for the tip!! I will certainly look into it as soon as I finish my summer reading books I have just picked up!!...


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
6/16/2005 7:27 am

Mysticwriter88 - Oh, I love reading books. I have just encountered the world of reading through bifocals. What a royal pain!!! My eye doctor told me that I really don't need the glasses to read the books; I just might give up on the glasses while reading the books -- however, I am afraid I will end up like my Mom with my glasses on my head and forgetting that they are there!!! lol.... just kidding...

Yeah... I have plenty of studies on my plate right now too..... but, I am approaching a 2 week break in between terms.... and, I am going to my parent's home this weekend. Something nice to read by the pool.

Laters....


cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
6/16/2005 7:23 am

Have you read or like "The Vampire Chronicles" by Anne Rice

New Orleans author Anne Rice has created an entire sub-genre of vampire fiction with her popular Vampire Chronicles series of novels. Her first book, Interview with the Vampire, became a best-seller in 1976 with its presentation of a hidden subculture of immortal human predators from their sympathetic point of view. Although Rice has created several other fictional series and written other novels, she remains most closely identified with her vampire characters, especially the glamorous and flamboyant vampire.

The Mermaid Chair : Sue Monk Kidd
(Hardcover April 5, 2005)
This transcendent tale explores the lush, unknown region of the feminine soul where the thin line between the spiritual and the erotic exists. Here is an unforgettable love story, between a woman and a monk, a woman and her family, and ultimately a woman and her own soul.

When the Heart Waits : Sue Monk Kidd
Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions
In this enduring spiritual memoir, Sue Monk Kidd reveals the moving tale of her spiritual crisis at mid life, illuminating the passages of transformation and the hidden wisdom of “contemplative waiting.”


And One More Thing Before You Go... by Maria Shriver

Graduating from high school is a big step for any girl. She is leaving her childhood behind and beginning the rest of her life. She is also leaving her mother's protective circle of love and guidance. One of the greatest gifts a mother can give her daughter at this pivotal moment in her life is good counsel. In And One More Thing Before You Go...Maria Shriver, bestselling author, acclaimed journalist, First Lady of California, and mother of two daughters, provides a loving and heartfelt guide for girls as they go off to college.

Expanded from a speech given to her young friend Ally's graduating class, Maria writes as a wiser, more experienced girlfriend, but also as both the daughter of a mother whose advice she still seeks and as the mother of daughters for whom she wishes a fulfilling and happy life. In this stirring and inspiring guide, Maria talks to young women about how to find abundance and emotional richness, and how not to overlook life's most special gifts. Her ten rules -- told in a witty and poignant anecdotal style -- offer a firm grasp on what's really important in life.

And One More Thing Before You Go...is a book that transcends age groups, a book that will make you laugh, cry, and open your eyes to a new way of looking at life. Thoughtful, compassionate, and above all, filled with love, And One More Thing Before You Go...is a book that will make every mother cry and every daughter stop and think about her mother's words.

I thought you might want to read this one.



Take care.
Keep On Blogging!!!! Have a great day.

Cajun Pet


Lipator 56M
71 posts
6/16/2005 7:09 am

If you have a look at the Colleen McCullough "First Man of Rome" series I think you might enjoy it especially if you have any interest in Roman history. It has all the things I like in a novel sex, drama, and intrigue.

I started reading the series when I was in Greece about 10 years ago and really enjoyed reading while I was on the beach with the occasional ruin looking down. There are 5 books in the series and it basically looks at Julius Caesar, though you really don't get to him until the last 3 books.

Hope this helps TxRose.


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
6/16/2005 6:42 am

I haven't read any of these... Perhaps I will look into them at some point.

I shall try once I have less studies on my plate

Glad to see someone is still a active book reader though!


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