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scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Mon, 28th Jul '08 8:59 PM

AUGUST SELECTION

Hello fellow book clubbers! I have an idea for the August selection. It is called Regina's Song by David and Leigh Eddings. My husband has been trying to get me to read it for quite some time now but I stuck in the world of Dean Koontz and Sue Grafton until recently. Now I am willing to give almost anything a try.

David Eddings normally writes fantasy but Regina's Song is more modern. It is a murder mystery/psychological thriller/ghost story and when I read the flaps on the cover I thought it sounded great. I think it would be worth trying. What do you think?

4getful1
4getful1  (Level: 176.0 - Posts: 2926)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 5:00 PM

I think it would be worth a try. I'll look for it so I can start reading. Whether the whole group goes for it as the August selection, it still sounds like a good read.

Brenda


scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 5:36 PM

Sounds good. I'll finish my current book "The Good Guy" and then start on it. We can start a new thread and talk about it.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 7:33 PM

That does sound interesting. I'll look for it at my local library.

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Thu, 31st Jul '08 2:17 PM

I hope someone posts another suggestion. "Regina's Song" got terrible reviews. On Amazon.com the average rating is 2 1/2 stars -- more than a third of all the reader reviews gave it one star -- the lowest possible rating.

For myself, I'm in the middle of "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. It has a 5-star average rating.
It is non-fiction: the true story of "One man's mission to promote peace . . . one school at a time."

If you have not read the book, take a look at some of the comments at http://www.amazon.com/review/product/0143038257/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?%5Fencoding=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
This book is well worth your time, even if we do not discuss it here.

scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Sat, 2nd Aug '08 10:37 AM

I just went to link you gave and read the brief description. That does sound like a good book. It got great reviews as well.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Sun, 3rd Aug '08 12:23 AM

I actually started that book (Three Cups of Tea) once, but I got started on something else and never finished it. Does sound interesting, though. Our library has a free magazine called, I think, Book Pages and I read a review of it in there and so I added it to my "To Read" list.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Sun, 10th Aug '08 12:52 AM

I started reading Regina's Song out of curiosity but I just can't finish it. It is so tedious. The guy describes his every move throughout the day - when he got up, what he had for breakfast, what he wore, what he listened to and thought about on the way to work, and on an on an on. I read 4 chapters and it still hadn't gotten around to the crux of the story, that his friend may be a murderer. I just couldn't stick it out.

scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Sun, 10th Aug '08 8:14 AM

Well thanks for giving it a try. I am planning on starting it but it sounds like I may not enjoy it either. So I guess our selection is Three Cups of Tea. Judy, let me know what you think and then maybe I will borrow it from you before you return it. We don't have it in our library.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Wed, 13th Aug '08 12:39 PM

I don't like Three Cups of Tea, either. I find it just as tedious as Regina's Song. The whole first chapter describes in detail his coming down from K2 and all the sights and sounds and his every thought and move. BORING!

I know, I know - it's a great story that this guy built schools for girls in Pakistan. For me, knowing he did it is good enough. I can't wade through the tiresome details of his every move. I always feel bad when I have that kind of reaction to some non-fiction book that's supposed to be inspirational; I keep picking it back up and flipping through to try to find something better in it to read. But I just can't do it. Sorry.

Speaking of inspirational, I'm reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. Now that's a non-fiction book worth reading!

scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Thu, 14th Aug '08 8:01 AM

Okay, I am on the fifth chapter of Regina's Song and I like it so far. I have become intrigued the mystery. So far I have enjoyed it but I am notorious for putting down a book and not picking it up for two weeks so who knows? I think I continue reading for now though, I like t he story so far. Not the best book I've ever read but it is interesting and I will read it as long as it keeps my interest.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 14th Aug '08 7:11 PM

Pennwoman, I am intrigued by your question, but thought it might be good to start a new thread, so.......


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