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quinnsmom 16 yrs ago
An audiobook IS a book; it's just being read to me. Even though I'm not physically handling the book or using my eyes to look at the words, I'm still as involved as if I were sitting out on my patio reading. I listen to …

quinnsmom 16 yrs ago
Not in any order, but Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones The Gift of Rain, by Tan Twan Eng Darkmans, by Nicola Barker all were just wonderful!!!

quinnsmom 16 yrs ago
If you like Japanese historical novels, you might want to try The Gift of Rain, by Tan Twan Eng. It is superb.

quinnsmom 16 yrs ago | 2 replies
My pet peeve in books is when two characters are on the run in a life-or-death situation, constantly looking over their shoulders because their pursuer is right on their heels, but suddenly find enough time to have sex. …

quinnsmom 16 yrs ago | 1 replies
because of the subject matter. I enjoyed reading it, but it was very disturbing.

quinnsmom 16 yrs ago
and Margery Allingham's The Fashion in Shrouds.

quinnsmom 16 yrs ago
by Charles Dickens. I absolutely love that book!

quinnsmom 16 yrs ago
I must confess to being prone to road rage at times, and I've found that if I'm busy listening while I'm driving, it tends to lessen my stress level in the car. Plus, listening to an audiobook while driving long distanc…

quinnsmom 16 yrs ago
I had to leave a day early and was so incredibly sad because I was having an amazingly good time. Now my only problem is getting to London next year because I hate to fly! I met so many lovely people and tried to introd…

quinnsmom 17 yrs ago
I really enjoyed This Thing of Darkness, by Harry Thompson. It may be my favorite book of historical fiction ever. It's about Captain Fitzroy who commanded the HMS Beagle. I've also just finished one called Heyday, by K…

quinnsmom 17 yrs ago
Your dad & I often emailed because we shared a very similar taste in books. I will miss him very much. He had a fine sense of humor and I have enjoyed our book discussions immensely over the years. Please accept my c…

quinnsmom 17 yrs ago | 1 replies
but I'm a very careful driver & don't get distracted. I've been listening to audiobooks in my car (and I hate to admit that I started them way way back when on cassettes) for years and years and never have had a distract…

quinnsmom 17 yrs ago
I actually latched on to bookcrossing nearly 5 years ago looking for a review of a particular book, so now when I read one, I review it. I enjoy comparing what I think of a book to what others have thought of it (after I…

quinnsmom 17 yrs ago
oops...forgot to list my books! The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, by Jeffrey Ford The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, by Philip K. Dick The Terror, by Dan Simmons

quinnsmom 17 yrs ago | 1 replies
I absolutely loved The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara...what a great book!

quinnsmom 17 yrs ago | 1 replies
It was absolutely awful. Where is the Thomas Harris from Silence of the Lambs?

quinnsmom 17 yrs ago
as is The Secret River, by Kate Grenville (mentioned above). I really enjoyed Gould's Book of Fish, by Richard Flanagan, although it's a very quirky book that not a lot of people really liked. Playing Beatie Bow was fun…


quinnsmom 17 yrs ago
The New York Trilogy was my favorite book of 2006, and his Book of Illusions was incredible. He's very existentialist, very postmodern, and not as widely read as many think he should be.


quinnsmom 17 yrs ago | 5 replies
I awoke this morning to spam which is purportedly from paypal. The email said that someone had been trying to use my paypal account from different IP address, and that it was necessary for me to contact them at a link pr…

quinnsmom 17 yrs ago
I hate seeing anything going in a landfill so as I've been clearing out my home getting ready to move, I've been giving things away left and right on Freecycle. You never know what someone will take -- my daughter had a …

quinnsmom 17 yrs ago | 1 replies
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is on my personal top 100 books list -- it is wonderful! Have you read Memento Mori? It's another very good book that you may enjoy.

quinnsmom 17 yrs ago
I have a friend who, every time I would ask him what he's been reading, would say he'd been reading one of the Dark Tower books. He would get so excited about them and talk to me about them, but I had given up on anythin…

quinnsmom 17 yrs ago
Yesterday I took a day off from packing to look at what Amazon had recommended to me. Books would pop up and I'd think "why is that one there?" So I went to the "improve your recommendations page," and started uncheckin…

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