The prequel to the awesome novel
The Da Vinci Code. Although I'm dying to start this one RIGHT NOW
since I just finished DVC , I must wait since I have four library books that
have come in to read ahead of this one. (This one is mine so there's
no rush... other than I'm dying to read it!)
Finally got to it and finished during school vacation week!
This classic comes highly
recommended by my friend, coworker, and fellow reader, Steph....
I really enjoyed this story of a black
woman in the south... Very heavy in the dialectal style.. once you get used
to reading it phonetically it's fine.
Patriot Reign : Bill Belichick, the Coaches, and the Players
Who Built a Champion by
How can the Patriots Fan of the Year NOT have this
book on the nightstand???
A super quick
read...and an inside look at the workings of the Pats organization.. My only
complaint is that ALL of the pertinent stuff was posted everywhere as soon
as it came out; almost no reason to read it.. 11/09/04
One of my
summer books that I never got to read. Should be a quickie when I finally
pick it up. Read in a day... a funny collection
of articles and essays..
October Book Selection
for Square Mile Readers
The Lovely Bones
A disturbing and
compelling book that grabs your attention right from the start. It should
have been a quick read but thanks to the Patriot's home schedule and the RED
SOX winning the WORLD SERIES there was little time to read.
A memoir of Nicholas's travels
around the world with his older brother.
Should be a quick read once I get to it. I love Sparks and look
forward to this one. I've read all of his other works and this one is from a
different perspective. I own it so it will wait until after my library holds
are done and returned. Starting
7 /28 A wonderful memoir
of their travels around the world and a look at their lives growing up. An
inside look at the inspiration for many of his novels.
I really like his work and I've
been waiting for this one to come in. I've got a few ahead of it on
the list but I'm looking forward to it. (Library request came in 6/28/04 but
tons to read before getting to it.) Starting 7/8
Definitely NOT the book to read
after 2 Dan Brown thrillers. It was good but contained lots of
narration and not much action so it took me awhile to get through. (And
yes... I did finally sit by the pool this summer!)
I've read all of his other
works... (light reading for sure...) and his mother's as well. This
one just came in from the library hold list so I'll move it closer to the
top of my list because it needs to be returned.
After reading more "meaty" novels of
late, this one was fluff.... It was ok but nothing earth shattering.
One of the hottest books out
there right now. I'll check it out after Cold Mountain and Native
Starting 4/21... everyone I know who's read it
says it's excellent so I know I'll be able to squeeze it in before getting
to my two for the Square Mile Readers Book Club meeting next week.
(Had to put it down for a couple of days to do the Book Club selections but
picking it back up on 4/30.) OMG!!!! I couldn't put
this book down! Brown is a genius, plain and simple!
These are the latest selections
from my school book club... I've already read tuesday's
years ago but have no problem reading it again. (It's an AWESOME book
and makes you really look inside yourself.) We're going for 2
books by Albom since they're short but I won't start them until April cuz
there's lots more reading to do before the next meeting.
Two great ultra-quickies that pack
a lot of punch... both make you examine your life and what you are all
Awaiting the arrival of
Aloft, I like to read everything by an author so I checked this one out
of the library to read first.
School vacation week so I'm starting this one and should be done in a couple
of days (That's if I'm not too busy watching Sox and Bruins!)
I always have to read the novel
before seeing any movie,... this one's no different. I love historical
stuff and I've heard nothing but great things about this one. It's next on
my list after Shepherd's Abiding. (Starting 3/18.)
4/12/03 Started it late but read it quickly once I got
moving. Looking forward to the movie soon.
Fellowship of the Ring Photo Guide
Towers Photo Guide
Return of the King Photo Guide
I just picked up the newly
released Extended Version DVD and saw this full color companion book at the
school book fair so of course I had to order the rest of them from
The next installment in the
Mitford Series... hopefully I can blow through it during the school
vacation/playoff bye week. (Didn't happen!
Still sitting there.) Finally starting on 3/12!
I love to read series since the characters
become familiar. The Mitford series is always a quick read that puts a
smile on your face.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I'm a certified HP nut... even
ran out to BJ's dressed in a formal gown on the way to my nephew's wedding
on the morning of the release to be sure that I had my copy ASAP!
After plowing through 100 years of Solitude...
I used the promise of reading this next to help me through! Starting
Finished it and looking
forward to the next one!
Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The first book selection of the newly formed Calcutt Book Club... Watch for
a new page and message board coming soon.
Must say... it was a Tough first foray
back into my reading obsession.... Made it through because of the book club
but it was hard to stay focused. Read it in 2 days during a winter getaway
to NH but definitely not a "beach book" as it was much to heavy an epic (and
everyone had the same names...) I'm anxious to see what the rest of the club
felt about it. (Of course I would have finished it regardless cuz I'm
me and can't quit at anything..lol!)
I've read all of his others...
got in line to read TT's copy. Should be a quickie with vacation
Read it on one leg of the plane trip home from The SUPERBOWL!!
Big Bad Wolf
Another in the long line of Alex
Cross novels.... Theresa just got it in and let me take it to Houston before
she even read it.
GRRRRR.... Not the kind of ending I
expected.. I'll leave it at that and let you decide.
South Beach Diet
Arthur Agatstan, MD
Very similiar to Dr.
Schwarzbein's principles... always looking for new recipes to try.. (now if
I can just stay out of South Street, I'd be fine!)
Catching up on my Oprah's
Book Club selections... this is a shorty; the perfect book for a football
fan/webmistress during the busy, busy season!
by Nicholas Sparks
Read this one on the plane to and
from Miami... A sequel to The Notebook, I predicted the outcome right from
the beginning.... Perhaps I've just read too many of his books, or he's
written too many...
Started it during the second
Abakee week, and plan on finishing before school starts.... (I'll be busy
unpacking and won't have time for fiction of any kind!)
PHEW.... never anticipated 4
packing and unpacking sessions... took forever to finish this one.
I've read all of his mother's
books, so I decided to try his when I saw them at the library...
Good summer book that I read on the dock at
Abakee... (very light "beach book") Quite similar to Rosamunde's
The sequel to When the WindBlows which I read in 98... not one of my favorites so we'll see how
this one goes. Theresa passed it on to me to read first since she
hasn't read the first book. Read 1/2 last
night and 1/2 today... OK but not the greatest thing I've read this
The newest book by one of my
favorite authors. My sister-in-law just just it from the book club but
passed it on to me first since it's summer and I can finally read!
A single sunny day story.... 7/8! (Two days in a
James Patterson & Andrew Gross
Just finished 1/2 of Four Blind
Mice on this rainy Sunday so I'm starting this new one now...
never did get to start it that day, but read it in one sunny afternoon by
Four Blind Mice
by James Patterson
The newest book in the
Detective Alex Cross series.
I love summer vacation! Read 1/2
during a pedicure and 1/2 on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Won For All
by Pepper Johnson
A quick read about the 2001
Patriots. I read half on the plane home from TN and read the other
half yesterday. (Had me choked up at the end... I'm such a wuss!)
The Lord of the
by JRR Tolkien
Read the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings
Trilogy and saw the first and second movies. Can't wait for the
release of Return of the King!
An absolute MUST for fantasy fans...
The Street Lawyer
by John Grisham
This one must have slipped by...
and will be done in no time. (After Fellowship, this one will be a single
A Sunday afternoon start to
The Beach House
by James Patterson
Here's one I didn't get to when
my summer vacation came to an end and school and football season started up
in Sept. He's my favorite author so it should be a quickie...
A quickie that I read in the car on our daytrip
Nights in Rodanthe
by Nicholas Sparks
Fast becoming the master of the
the love story and tear jerker, I can read any one of his books in a single
The sixth novel in the Mitford
series. Fr. Tim and Cynthia finally tie the knot....A
quick read. OK, but not my favorite of the series.
The Sky is Falling
by Sidney Sheldon
I can always read Sheldon quickly
and find that his books are predictable but... I've read all the others so I
always read his latest.... A super fast
read that I polished off while taking Jacob fishing yesterday.
A Walk to Remember
by Nicholas Sparks
Always a quick read, and usually
a tear jerker.... Reading while taking my little man fishing this week.....A
tear jerker as always, finished while doing cardio yesterday. I was
sweating so much you couldn't tell the sweat from the tears...lol!
by Nicholas Sparks
Reading while on the bike at the
gym... I expect a sad story like the rest of his novels.
A beautiful story about life and love.
by Nicholas Sparks
This is an old one that I missed.
When I finish, I will have read all of his books up to date.
Not the greatest of his novels...His new stuff is
In the Middle,
New Understandings About Writing, Reading, and
by Nancie Atwell
Simply the GURU of Language Arts
by John Grisham
One of his newer ones that's been
collecting dust in my stack.
A shortie that took me way to long to read
because I've been so busy. If it was a "summer" book it would be done in a
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