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smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 18th Nov '07 2:16 PM

WHAT BOOK DO YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS?

This one tops my list:

http://tinyurl.com/327mel


eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sun, 18th Nov '07 2:49 PM

Loved the movie and would love to read the book "A River Runs Through It" by Norman Maclean.

Fishing and the waters of my childhood have long been my religion and like Norman Maclean, "I am haunted by waters."

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.1 - Posts: 3778)
Sun, 18th Nov '07 4:59 PM

I hope someone can find it in their heart to give me an authentic Gutenberg Bible.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 18th Nov '07 5:26 PM

You peeked, didn't you?

osuzannacollage
Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Sun, 18th Nov '07 9:29 PM


I would love for someone to find me "The Last of the Whitfields" by an author I've long since forgotten -- although for some reason I think her last name is MacGraw. I read this little gem in my early teens, and even acted out some of the scenes for a drama class. It was a wonderful slice-of-life novel that centered on a confused young teenaged girl in Georgia during the sixties. I remember thinking that it totally captured my every feeling at the time.

Okay, Santa! Bring it on home to me.

Susan

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 18th Nov '07 10:07 PM

Merry Christmas!

http://tinyurl.com/2ha7cl


osuzannacollage
Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Sun, 18th Nov '07 10:15 PM


Wow, Smoke! Thank you! I had searched for this one a while back with no success. Yippee!

Susan

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 18th Nov '07 10:27 PM

I know the joy of finding an old favorite book very well - glad I could help. Let me know how it stands up to the memory.

lblewis
Lblewis  (Level: 47.0 - Posts: 31)
Sun, 18th Nov '07 10:44 PM

Everybody should read or own " A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote. It is as special and heart warming as " The Grinch"

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 1:24 AM

Susan....
Have you tried ALIBRIS.com????
I found an obscure book about a year
ago - because my family was in it.
And it was written in 1945 !!!!
It cost me something silly like $12
even though it was invaluable to me....


FYI....they also have cheap books
which are currently still in print.

osuzannacollage
Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 1:37 AM


Thank you, Rowlanda! I'll check that site out as well. I think it would be hard to beat the ebay price that Smoke found, but I'm so grateful to add another bargain book website to my "Favorites" list.

I really do appreciate you, Smoke and Chyenn (in a PM) looking into this for me. It means a lot!

Susan

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 1:39 AM

Anytime, cupcake. I have vast book-finding skills and resources at my disposal.

farroz
Farroz  (Level: 90.5 - Posts: 40)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 2:39 AM

See if you can find this one Smoke. When I was in the 6th grade my teacher read us this story and I can't remember the name of it or who it was by. It was this story about how people from earth had to go to this new planet because the earth had been destroyed or all the resources were gone or something. On this new planet they had to start from scratch and then planted seeds but everything that grew was like glass and so they couldn't eat it. This is about all I remember but I have been trying to find it for years. I thought the title was Green Glass, or Grass Glass . But I could be way off. It was a small book and I think it was green in color and it had to of been written at least 17 years ago. If you could find this one I will be amazed.

saline
Saline  (Level: 97.3 - Posts: 1)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 2:41 AM

http://loganberrybooks.com/ is fantastic for finding favorite old children's or young adult books.

pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 2:51 AM

Oops. That last prematurely sent post from Saline was me. (So was his WP. I'm not all there tonight.)

Ad Infinitum is on my list too - I really liked his last book. But what I've been coveting most is The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters. (I always feel a little strange asking for books since I work in a bookstore but I do it anyway. =)

S.





smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 3:01 AM

Farroz, do you remember if the planet was called Shine, and the main character a little girl named Patty?

pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 3:09 AM

Farroz - Was it "The Green Book" by Jill Patton Walsh?

rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 3:10 AM

Farroz: "The Green Book" by Jill Paton Walsh ?

pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 3:11 AM

D'oh! If that's it, Smoke beat me to it!

rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 3:11 AM

LOL...which will teach me to refresh the page before I hit reply!

pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 3:12 AM

And Robin spelled the author's name correctly. I'm going to bed now...

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 5:25 AM

Any of the following would do...

'Love's Labours Found' - Will Shakespeare, Francis Bacon and Ben Jonson

'President Sawyer and the Art of Spin' - Mark Twain (co-authored by N. Macchiavelli)

'How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb' - General Pervez Musharraf (Foreword by Kim Jong Il)

'Never Water your Ouzo with Hemlock and other Drinking Songs' - Plato (rude drawings by Socrates)

'Code? It's a receipe for Spaghetti Bolognese with Helical Air Screw!' - Leonardo Da Vinci


smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 9:57 AM

WHY do men always peek at their presents?

That's IT! I'm fed up with you lot and I'm taking everything back!

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.9 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 10:09 AM

If it worked for Biff Tannen ...

How about the 2009 Sports Almanac?

I will be in Las Vegas in January ...

xhoney1
Xhoney1  (Level: 76.0 - Posts: 185)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 10:57 AM

"Clan of the Cave Bear" by Jean M. Auel...I have seen (and loved) the movie dozens of times and have always wanted to read this book.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 11:13 AM

I've read all of them (six I think) and loved them. FAR better than the movie! You're in for a real adventure!

farroz
Farroz  (Level: 90.5 - Posts: 40)
Mon, 19th Nov '07 8:45 PM

Wow you people are good. Have you guys all read the book or are you just better at searching. Thanks everyone I should now be able to buy it. Michelle

alaskan420
Alaskan420  (Level: 69.0 - Posts: 191)
Tue, 20th Nov '07 4:53 AM

Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith is a good pick from the Newberry award collection.

maple542
Maple542  (Level: 91.3 - Posts: 135)
Tue, 20th Nov '07 10:59 AM

Boom

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.6 - Posts: 1332)
Tue, 20th Nov '07 11:10 AM

"My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams" by C. James Taylor and Margaret Hogan of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

I think these two lovebirds wrote the most romantic letters. The love they shared shines through every word.

trivadiktus
Trivadiktus  (Level: 73.3 - Posts: 34)
Tue, 20th Nov '07 10:00 PM

Any of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel

rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Tue, 20th Nov '07 11:28 PM

I have "Never Let You Go" by Ishigoru and have started it a couple of times. It sort of reminds me of Margaret Atwood's "A Handmaid's Tale' which I was never able to finish either. I really need to force myself to sit down and just read it. I don't think I have ever read a bad review about it and it comes so highly recommended. Sometimes the 'catching point' with books is a little late for my patience.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Thu, 29th Nov '07 11:28 AM

Loved The Handmaid's Tale, brought all my theocracy fears shuddering to life; the movie was pretty good, too.

I just found the bookstore gift card I got for my birthday and forgot all about. I'll be at Barnes and Noble the rest of the afternoon, sipping cappuccino, nibbling dark chocolate biscotti, and buying myself late birthday/early Christmas gifts!

missashlee
Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Sat, 1st Dec '07 1:46 AM

I have truly enjoyed Jean Auel's Earth's Children series. It's a great combination of fiction and lore, and history. I am hoping the next book, after The Shelters of Stone, will be out soon. I did not see the movie about the first book, but from what I have heard, the story line was changed significantly.

If you liked Clan of the Cave Bear, at least read The Valley of Horses.

I am still awaiting the confrontation between Ayla's two sons! Unfortunately, it will not make a 2007 Christmas list, from what I have read,



missashlee
Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Sat, 1st Dec '07 2:59 AM

Hey, Donna.

I read the Handmaid's Tale years ago, in the 80's. Wow. Don't think I could read it again now and have the same reaction. Shame on me, but I like that about literature.

Thank you for reminding us to think about what we read!

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sun, 2nd Dec '07 6:12 AM

I would like the "Book on Professional Snooker". Learn the game in thirty minutes and become a pro. JUST KIDDING. Actually, I bought four books today at my local Borders and intend to write some new quizzes soon. Winter is here, we had an ice storm last night and everything is stopped here (South of Chicago). Oh, the books are on U.S. History and the Histories of our Army and Navy, quizzes could be interesting.

leeze83
Leeze83  (Level: 35.2 - Posts: 70)
Wed, 5th Dec '07 10:20 PM

I would like "The Other Boleyn Girl" and I also saw one about Rhett Butlers family that looked cool.

xhoney1
Xhoney1  (Level: 76.0 - Posts: 185)
Thu, 6th Dec '07 8:11 AM

Missashlee, thank you for the info on Clan of the Cave Bear. Sorry for the delay in responding as I have been distracted by the other threads/posts. I definitely plan on getting all of these books...have a great day everyone

rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Thu, 6th Dec '07 8:30 AM

Bill: You might like "Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the US Navy" which I got for my uncle last year...if you get it, send it to me next because I'm on a lonnnnng waiting list for it!

duckysezso
Duckysezso  (Level: 51.7 - Posts: 20)
Sun, 9th Dec '07 2:29 PM

a copy of the movie 'the girl most likely to...' on dvd, montblanc fountain pen, a bottle of dunhill cologne or four hours of absolute peace and quiet alone in my house - this includes pets and ringing phones.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 9th Dec '07 4:17 PM

And the book?


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