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Audio magazines on CD, HEBREW \ ENGLISH, MP3 comapatible, added to my inventory

I added Audio magazines on CD, weekly, monthly and quarterly of various publishers and interests (history, science, travel, Israel, Palestine, holocaust, archeology and much more) to my inventory:

Tel Aviv University, Zakman Shazar Center Zmanim, History Quarterly, זמנים רבעון להסטוריה

יד יצחק בן צבי, ארץ וטבע - המגזין הגיאוגרפי הישראלי, מסע אחר מסע אחר, ארץ וטבע, עת מול

The Jerusalem Report, Time Magazine (ENGLISH)

לקט עיתונות שבועי, מגזין כלכלי, ספורט, מגזין תרבות, חייים אחרים גיליון 206, 10.1.2014

I send worldwide, no limitations.

My inventory:
Michal

Michal
8 months, 28 days ago
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Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy

Excellent, brilliant, does not disappoint. Highly recommended.

annapi
4 years ago
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(1 year ago)first book starts really slow. Get past the first 50 pages and ou will be hooked into a super well written thriller -- now a movie. The next 2 books are great too-- they flow so well and the characters are better developed...its a shame the story is only 3 books long! Enjoy!
Greengirl
I'm recommending Hampton Sides Ghost soliders

hi guys,

I've got Ghost Soliders to give away and its an amazing account of the greatest rescue in world war 2 in the Pacific theatre.

such a good well written book, The Author Hampton sides books are tremendous and I really just want to advocate the hell out of it to get some to mooch, cause i feel guilty its not been read right now.

hope someone gets in touch from UK, as thats all i will send it to, unless you can get an angel.

enjoy and check out my inventory

Andy

Andrew Taylor
2 years ago
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(1 year ago)A Guide To Fantasy Literature by Philip Martin Review Guiding The Imagination Did your parents read you Grimm’s Fairy Tales when you were a child? Or perhaps they read you A. A. Milne’s Winnie-The-Pooh? Or did you yourself read Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland, or J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, or some other imaginative adventure? If so then you have a start in the ever expanding world of fantasy literature. Philip Martin’s A Guide To Fantasy Literature will appeal to anyone who has an imagination, who can put aside their “disbelief” (as William Wordsworth wrote in his Preface to Lyric Ballads) and allow a story to take them wherever it will. Martin has peppered his book with quite lengthy quotes from the novels and this serves to very much wet the appetite of those who have not read much fantasy. “That is interesting, and what happens next?” we ask ourselves. The general reader is also guided to see what to look for in a fantasy book, or indeed any book. We are encouraged, for example, to ask: what is the character’s motivation, and do they change through the book? Thinking about these questions may at first seem a bit deep, but they are things we ask ourselves about the people we know in ordinary life. Thinking about books in this way can help us to see fantasy tales as more than simply adventure stories, to enjoy them even more because they say things about ‘real’ life. For those who have read a lot of this genre there will be many moments of pleasurable recognition as old favourites are recalled to mind. The seasoned reader may also come away from A Guide To Fantasy Literature liking the novels they have read even more, as Martin has a great knack of bringing out the more subtle details and messages hidden by the authors in their stories. As well as readers, this book will very much appeal to those who want to write fantasy stories. The first edition of this book was indeed published under the title The Writers Guide To Fantasy Literature. Martin examines the nuts and bolts of the genre and his enthusiasm for the subject makes us think, “I wonder if I could write fantasy?” Many of us do in fact have manuscripts hidden in the back of cupboards and this is just the book to encourage us to get them out and get to work on them again. It is important to note, though, that this is not a ‘how-to’ book, with writing exercises designed to get you writing. The new title is more appropriate as this book really will appeal to a wide variety of readers, but none the less would-be authors will take a special interest. Martin’s reading on the subject has been very wide and indeed covers everything from the little tales of Beatrix Potter to the writings of Jungian psychology analyst Joseph Campbell. He quotes books as old as Homer’s Odyssey to as contemporary as Harry Potter. The Guide also contains many quotes from the relevant literary criticism. This may sound off putting, however, you certainly do not have to be a university graduate to understand and enjoy the book. Martin has selected very clear quotations and his own text simply and clearly brings out the meaning in a way that is very easy to understand. Reading the book is more like listening to a widely-read, fan speak, and indeed the Introduction makes clear that Martin is just that. He has read fantasy novels since he was an excited boy. Many fans of Lord Of The Rings, for example, know that its author, Tolkien, was a member of a writing club called The Inklings, along with the other famous authors C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams, but not so many know that one of the origins of the character Gandalf was a postcard bought during an Alpine trek in the author’s youth, in 1911, which depicted “the ‘spirit of the mountain’: an old man with flowing beard, broad-brimmed hat, and long cloak, sitting on a rock under a pine.” (Chapter 2) Martin has also included quotes from interviews which he himself carried out with several authors. This material is new and unique. For example in Chapter 4 there is a quote from Martin’s interview of Peter Beagle where that author explains: “I will literally walk around the room talking dialogue and description to myself. I’m going for rhythm …” We get an interesting, new insight into exactly how that author writes. For those who want to read more on the subject of fantasy literature Martin has included a bibliography which is annotated; that is, he gives you a very brief summary of what is in each book. Very much in brief the main topics covered by the book are: Are these tales just empty, fanciful entertainments, or do they have a meaning applicable to the ‘real’ world? The history of fantasy from myth and epic narrative to modern classics like Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain series. What exactly is fantasy and does it differ from science fiction? How do authors get their fantastic ideas? The five ‘types’ of fantasy: high fantasy, adventure fantasy, fairy-tale fiction, magic realism, and dark fantasy. Particular techniques and elements such as meter, repetition and magic. The importance of location and geographic description, particularly in making the ‘unreal’ seem real. Techniques of characterization and the representation of real human struggle, with the aim of placing ‘real’ people in very ‘unusual’ circumstances. The centrality of plot and why we keep turning the page. Martin’s A Guide To Fantasy Literature will appeal to a very wide audience ranging from the general reader who has not read much of the genre to university students doing a course in imaginative literature. The book is not at all dull and is written by someone who clearly loves the subject and whose enthusiasm is catching. Martin is very knowledgeable, but does not write in an overly scholarly style. His text is clear, simple and approachable.
Raymond Mathiesen
Best Recently Read Books

1. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
2. Breathers by SG Browne
3. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
5. Descent into Dust by Jaqueline Lepore
6. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
7. An Invisible Sign of My Own by Aimee Bender

I qualify best as a book I finish, and immediately start reading again. Therefore, this list is recent relative to the past two years. I try to read 100 unique books per year, so I'm pretty happy with this list.

celesi
4 years ago
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(2 years ago)Hi, i've just joined bookmooch and it seems to be the thing I have been looking for all my life! You sound like me, although I usually have several books on the go at once. Some recent favourites of mine are: Oscar and Lucinda. 2 eccentric and wonderful characters get together in Aus and somehow arrange to have an all glass church erected in the middle of nowhere . Oscar is an English clergyman addicted to gambling . Lucinda also gambles obsessively but owns a glass factory at a time when women were seen but not heard. The Jane Austen book club. Lightweight but a welcome reminder of the way authors such as Austen can reach out to us across time. Prey by Michael Crichton. I am a big fan of his books but my all time favourite of his is "the first great train robbery. " the film of which I like to watch at least once a year. Being English I realised most of my favourites would be europe or uk based and might not cross the pond well. Oryx and Crake by the brilliant and disturbing Margaret Attwood. The sequel to this is excellent too.
Tweedledum
(4 years ago)I would just like to suggest reading the book first if you intend to watch the movie. The movie was disappointing. Only two movies I can think of which were better than the book: The Hours by Michael Cunningham and Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King.
Darren
(4 years ago)The Road was an amazing book. I've added some of your other favorites to my wishlist. Like you, I try to read a variety of books. I have around 300 in my library waiting for me. I've come up with a different method of choosing which one to read next, which is always so hard to do. I have my books sorted alphabetically, by author. I started with A and then I go to Z, then B...etc. I make myself read the jackets before choosing. What would we do without books?
Shirlee
favorite book

hi, my favourite book is " Pay it forward" it was amazing...
and "the green mile" these are some book`s that i suggest you to read ?:)

Ioulia
3 years ago
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(2 years ago)I am reading The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark it's one of my favorite book.A wonderful book indeed.
Chris
(3 years ago)The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. One of the best ever.
Robin
Science fiction/mystery/thriller

If you'd like to read a series that combines science fiction with mystery and thriller elements, try Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Retrieval Artist series, starting with The Disappeared. It's about a man who starts out as a police officer on the Luna Colony, whose duties are about to force him to hunt down humans who have inadvertently committed crimes against alien cultures and who have been sentenced to various horrible fates. He doesn't like doing this, and all sorts of startling developments ensue. There are seven in the series so far, and they're all consistently good.

Margaret H.
3 years ago
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Canadian Authors

Someone was looking for Canadian authors the other day. I remembered that when I received this from my Powells Review A Day. thought it might be useful...

The Sentimentalists
by Johanna Skibsrud

"The Sentimentalists" by Johanna Skibsrud
A Review by Rayyan Al-Shawaf

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"Johanna who? "

Many Canadians scratched their heads on receiving word that The Sentimentalists, by Johanna Skibsrud, had won their country's prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2010. It wasn't only because Canadians found her name difficult to pronounce -- prior to The Sentimentalists, Skibsrud's debut novel, she was a virtual unknown, with a single collection of poetry to her name.

Yet there it was. The tiny Nova Scotia press that had put out Skibsrud's book of poetry had so few copies of the novel in circulation -- 800, to be exact -- that most people could not get their hands on it. That issue was quickly resolved -- the book has since become a bestseller in Canada -- and now The Sentimentalists is being published in the US courtesy of W.W. Norton.

Emotionally satisfying as it may be to see an underdog win a major literary award, much of the hoopla surrounding this book seems unwarranted. It's not that The Sentimentalists is a subpar novel -- one could do a lot worse. But Skibsrud's insight into the effects war has on one's psyche is only occasionally original. And her agonizingly-slow-to-surface theme that feelings can alter or bury memory is not especially fresh or profound.

The unnamed narrator of The Sentimentalists intimates from the beginning that her father is a troubled man. But even after the reader learns that Napoleon Haskell served in Vietnam, it remains difficult to trace his problems and idiosyncrasies specifically to the conflict. Napoleon hardly fits the stereotype of a traumatized veteran. Excitable, voluble, and affectionate -- especially toward his two daughters -- he displays no overt signs of emotional distress. He likes Humphrey Bogart -- especially in the classic film Casablanca -- and quotes poetry. (The book's title comes from an arch comment made by the narrator about the author of a poem quoted by her father. When Napoleon recites "Remember me when I am dead and simplify me when I am dead," the narrator jokes that these are "the words of a rank sentimentalist.") Gradually, though, the narrator reveals her father's behavioral problems, including his abandonment of the family for several years, a lengthy period of alcoholism he eventually overcomes, and his inability to finish building a dream boat he wants to give his wife. The author drops hints that these issues bear some relation to experiences in Vietnam.

Turns out to be true, as we learn when transported to Vietnam in 1967 by an omniscient third-person narrator. Until this moment, the tale includes precious little action or drama. Indeed, Skibsrud's prolix prose, coupled with the narrator's drawn-out, intense naval-gazing (much of her contemplation has nothing at all to do with her father), nearly sinks the story. The narration plods along like a trooper with a 60-pound backpack, and only the suspicion that Napoleon's demons owe their birth to the long-ago war, and the hope that he will eventually open up, sustain reader interest. Even so, for the most part Napoleon refuses to talk about what happened. The narrator presses her father on the subject, to no avail. "Once my father said, women think that they can make sad things go away by knowing the reason that they happened. This was in dismissal of a question that I asked him once about his experiences in the war."

We learn that whatever happened to Napoleon likely had something to do with the death of his friend Owen. The narrator puts it in a deliberately flat manner early on: "Owen had been a friend of my father's and then he was killed in the war." The Sentimentalists begins with the narrator and her sister moving their elderly and weakened father from his trailer home in Fargo, North Dakota, to his friend Henry Carey's house in the (fictitious) town of Casablanca in Ontario. Henry? He's Owen's father.

Casablanca turns out to be the second incarnation of a town flooded in 1959 by the nearby lake. The original Casablanca lies forever submerged, a metaphor for the suppression of memory. The narrator, who lives in New York, leaves for Canada and moves in with her father and Henry after she catches her boyfriend cheating on her. Dying of cancer, and with a heightened sense of his mortality, Napoleon finally breaks his silence about the war. Even then, he doesn't really tell his daughter much about Owen. He mostly talks about his brother Clark, who also served in Vietnam and who, unlike Owen, is still alive and well.

Fortunately for the reader, Skibsrud changes tack, suddenly introducing an omniscient narrator who describes Napoleon's wartime experiences. We learn of Clark and his unit, but, more significantly, of Napoleon's unit and its involvement in a reconnaissance operation gone awry in a Vietnamese village. (Here, Skibsrud's story is based on a real-life incident at which her father Olaf, who died in 2008, was present.) During the operation, Owen may have been killed, and one or more of Napoleon's comrades may have killed at least one Vietnamese civilian, possibly as revenge. Nothing is completely clear.

Even the transcript of Napoleon's examination by a military investigative committee -- itself based on the actual transcript of Skibsrud's father's testimony -- fails to resolve the matter. Was Owen Carey killed in this operation? In his testimony, Napoleon says that a man named Adamsen died, and that Carey and another man were injured and evacuated. The narrator is left to wonder if Owen Carey died in the hospital and if one or more members of Napoleon's unit exacted vengeance for their buddies.

Again, nothing is clear, partly because "the actions of war are capable of establishing an event even at the moment of its occurrence as though it was already deeply in the past." Indeed, for the narrator, the entire episode illustrates how memory can be manipulated -- consciously and subconsciously -- by people wishing to absolve themselves of responsibility, or, conversely, to shoulder it, regardless of the facts of the case. The power of this observation mitigates at least a little the disappointment the reader will feel at not being able to determine what happened.

Why did this interesting but lackluster novel win the Scotiabank Giller Prize? The Vietnam War continues to hold a fascination for many people. In 2007, the National Book Award for fiction went to Denis Johnson's sprawling Vietnam War tale, Tree of Smoke. Clearly, in Canada too, Vietnam haunts the literary imagination. In 2005, the Scotiabank Giller went to another Vietnam novel, David Bergen's The Time In Between , which deals with a former soldier's grief over killing a Vietnamese civilian in the conflict. (Interestingly, even though thousands of Canadians fought alongside US troops as volunteers during the Vietnam War, both Skibsrud and Bergen's protagonists are Americans who end up living in Canada.) These and other works of fiction probing the Vietnam experience and its long shadow help us better understand the disturbing realities and far-reaching implications of that conflict. Johanna Skibsrud's debut novel makes its modest contribution; The Sentimentalists is an intermittently engrossing tale that explores the unreliable nature of memory in general, and that of people scarred by conflict in particular.

Robin
3 years ago
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Four Best Books This Year (I Couldn't Pick Three)

1. The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien. 2. Master and Commander, by Patrick O'Brian. 3. The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. 4. All Souls' Rising, by Madison Smartt Bell.

Nilambe
4 years ago
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(3 years ago)I was suprised by how much I liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I know it's been out a while, but I finally picked it up, and just couldn't put it down.
Robin
(3 years ago)I am not really much of a bookworm but I admired two books; one is a novel by Scott Turow entitled, "Pleading Guilty," and the other is "The Secrets of Closing the Sale" by Zig Ziglar. I also read numerous useful online essays
Jeniffer Turksmen
(3 years ago)The things they carried is an amazing book.
Megan
Of Flesh and Blood

Hello All!

I've had a book in my inventory for awhile that surprises me since I thought the novel to be beautifully written. My version in an advanced reader copy and I was sure that once it was released my copy would be snatched up. To my dismay Daniel Kalla's book ever became a bestseller and seems to have been forgotten so soon.

Here is a description from Macmillan:

"A hundred years ago, Dr. Evan McGrath realized his dream of establishing a hospital in the Pacific Northwest, a hospital that would never turn away a patient in need. But the personal cost was steep: Evan lost the love of his life while making a powerful enemy of the hospital’s financier, Marshall Alfredson.

Today, the Alfredson Medical Center is internationally renowned for its care. The two founding families remain faithful to Evan’s vision, but their history is clouded by forbidden love, conflict, and betrayal. Crisis is besieging the Alfredson. A decision by Dr. Tyler McGrath, a child cancer specialist, leaves a young patient’s family shattered. Dr. Jill Laidlaw, Tyler’s wife, is a researcher poised to offer fresh hope to multiple sclerosis victims—including a former presidential frontrunner—until rumors of research fraud endanger her career. And in the face of temptation and career demands, Tyler and Jill are drifting apart.

Devastating family secrets, doomed relationships, and present-day medical disasters threaten not only the Alfredsons and McGraths but the legendary hospital itself."

thebookchubi
3 years ago
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hi!

hi! im lisa, only new to this book mooch! a friend recommened i join. i love true stories and real life! i am a HUGE fan of cathy glass and martha long books, well worth a read!! if any one has similar intersets and can recommened a good book please let me know! thanks

lisa
4 years ago
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(3 years ago)hi joey and me, hope you enjoy the rest of Cecelia Ahern's books! If you do let me know as she does be in one of my local bookshops regularly and i would have no problem sending you a signed copy of one of her books if you like!
lisa
(3 years ago)Hi, Thanks a very much for the recommandations! I have managed to moouch one of Torey Hayden's books, cant wait untill it arrives to get stuck in! Just finished Dave Pelzer's 1st two books, A child called it and The lost boy, very sad stuff. As a mother to 4 lovely kids myself i cant understand how a mother could treat a child so wrongly and more disturbing, how a father could stand back and allow it to happen.Have moouched his 3rd one, A man named Dave, hoping to have it soon!
lisa
(3 years ago)Oh yes, definitely check out Torey Hayden! I actually started reading Cathy Glass after reading all of Hayden's books. And welcome!
Heather
The Book Thief

I've read hundreds of books and "The Book Thief" has got to be one of my favorites. Few books bring me to tears . . . this one did.

Shirlee
4 years ago
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(4 years ago)Does anyone have a copy of this book that they'd like to send to me? :) I live in USA, PA :)
Erikaaa
(4 years ago)Hi ssk. No, I don't want it back, got one in my own TBR. Happy to see it go to D. M
Michelle
(4 years ago)Did anyone else find it hard to get into? I had to persevere, nearly put it down at about the 5th page, but (thankfully) decided to give it a go. I'm so plsd I did! And Shirlee, it's going to my sister next, if the person who gave it to me doesn't want it back :-)
ssk
(4 years ago)ssk, I know what you mean about the Book Thief. Please pass it on so someone else can read it.
Shirlee
(4 years ago)I finished The Book Thief today. It is *definately* the best book I've ever read. Absolutely riveting!
ssk
(4 years ago)Oh Darren! In Angela's Ashes, don't you just love that line about 'sitting on the seventh step', if troubled-to reflect & think about things. (I think that's how it went) Great book. I will re-do Angela's before I devour 'Tis & Teacher Man (all consecutively, I think), soon I hope.
Michelle
(4 years ago)I will have to put "The Book Thief" on my wishlist. Of all the books I've ever read, I would say "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali was the most intriguing and "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt the most moving.
Darren
(4 years ago)No, not yet although it has successfully moved from my Pile Of Books Holding The Radiator Up to my Pile Of Books Waiting To Be Read. R
Rob
(4 years ago)Rob, did you finally read "The Book Thief?" What did you think of it?
Shirlee
(4 years ago)Guess what...? My radiator has now been fixed!
Rob
(4 years ago)Best book i have read in years. Read it on holiday last year and it has stayed with me since. Funnily though my wife didn't like TBT at all. As your book is already in the bathroom, run a bath, get in and read it. You won't need the radiator until October ;-)
Thesigeng
(4 years ago)Markus Zusak is one of my favorite authors. I have read all of his books. “The Book Thief” is very different from his others. I actually liked his book “I am the Messenger” better. It is one of my all time favorites and I suggest everyone to read it. He has progressed amazingly with his writing. This guy is a true artist, always improving. He takes forever to write books, just so you know. It’s totally worth waiting for them to come out though. His next one is called “Bridge of Clay”. He is still working on it, so there is no set date for its release so far.
BethMC
(4 years ago)I've been wanting to read this for awhile now. I don't think I've heard one person say anything negative about it. So many books...so little time.
Cyn
(4 years ago)I'm 130 pages into "The Book Thief" and thoroughly enjoying it! Looking forward to seeing how it works out for Liesel et al...
ceejaysmom
(4 years ago)yes, here's my instructions. Prop it up with a Dan Brown book! = )
Bo
(4 years ago)Are you any good at plumbing..?
Rob
(4 years ago)Oh, in the recommendation 1st entry from John--my review on The Book Thief is hidden there. Please, Rob...start that book.
Bo
(4 years ago)Hmm, I currently have a copy of The Book Thief propping up my bathroom radiator. Perhaps I should finally get it fixed so that I can read the book.... R
Rob
my recomendation

duma key by stephen king. this is really great book.not really horror but does cover some supernatural.

shauns
4 years ago
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(4 years ago)'Boogie up the river" by Mark Wallington
June
(4 years ago)Freakanomics by Steven Levitt & Steven Dubner - I'm not an economist but this is a fascinating book - really makes you think. It's also a quick read. Also, The Help by Kathryn Stockett an interesting study (fictional) on racial interaction set in Mississippi during the civil rights intensity of the 1960's. Two of the best books I've read in a while. On a totally different note, for pure entertainment I love the Jim Butcher series 'Dresden Files,' very entertaining!
Chells
Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Shadow of the Wind

Top 10 ever. Our hero Daniel Sempere in 1937 Barcelona, embarks on an innocent inquiry that leads him through great discovery, love, betrayal, friendship, tragedy and redemption. All told with a style as easy on your soul as perhaps, Sarah Gruen, only a tad more cerebral.

Reading this virtually guarantees I'll pick up The Angels Game. I first discovered the novel when I found The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Stupidly, I bought Kavalier and left Shadow of the Wind for later. A pleasing discovery on the book was an endorsement by Stephen King who very seldom lends his voice to another novels cover. King had this to say of Shadow of the Wind, "One gorgeous read". King was dead on.

One word, if you read this, pay attention. There are two stories in one and they intertwine, as do some of the characters in each. Pay attention.

Randy Schultz
4 years ago
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(4 years ago)I just finished The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. It is perhaps one of the best books I have ever read. So powerful.
Kiki Ramsey
(4 years ago)Hi again Randy. No, I haven't read any of his others, Angels is in Mt TBR though. Ooohhh......I hadn't heard of Prince of Mist. (Trots off to Amazon & Google books for a look at that one)
Michelle
(4 years ago)Thanks Michele, I've edited with prejudice. Have you read any of his other stuff? The Angels Game? The Prince of Mist?
Randy Schultz
(4 years ago)Randy, there is an edit feature to all submitted messages, available only to the author of the post. Once you have returned to the thread you have posted in, click on the thread title, which in your case is Carlos Ruiz Zafon. That will take you to the full list of posts in that thread, & clickable 'edit', 'delete' & 'up' buttons. By clicking on edit, you can add text to your original post. Anyway.....I must agree with you totally about The Shadow of the Wind. It was wonderful. It gets a bit tricky to follow in parts, but well worth staying with it. To all fellow moochers, if you can get hold of a copy, do so & read it with relish. It isn't even in my usual genre of reading, but I can't say what genre it belongs in. It really is a book for all tastes. It was fantastic!!
Michelle
(4 years ago)Woops, the book was titled "The Shadow of the Wind", hmm an edit feature would be good...
Randy Schultz
Madame Bovary

Many people seem to put the exactly the same edition on their wishlist, neglecting others that are available faster. Just so you know i have Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary(IN ENGLISH) in my inventory, please check it out :)

S
4 years ago
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(4 years ago)The first English version was translated from French by Karl Marx's daughter, Eleanor. However, there are others translations available. It's a phenomenal novel. May I recommend "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin? Great book which has similar plot. Outstanding writer!
Darren
What are your top 3 books you have read this year?

1. Restoration by Rose Tremain
2. Angel Cake by Helen Harris (A hidden gem)
3. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

What are your top three this year so far?

janet101
4 years ago
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(4 years ago)I read du Maurier's novel "Rebecca" recently and would recommend it.
Darren
(4 years ago)1. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet By Jamie Ford 2. Eat Pray Love By Elizabeth Gilbert 3. Thirteen Reasons Why By Jay Asher 4. Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber
Patti Light
(4 years ago)I'll play: 1. Impact - Douglas Preston 2. Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz 3. Earth Strike: Star Carrier (Book One) - Ian Douglas I highly recommend all three. MPAndonne http://theherculesnotes.blogspot.com/
Hercules40 (a.k.a. PapaG)
(4 years ago)Read quite a few outstanding books so far this year but I think my top three would be: The Final Confession of Mabel Stark - Robert Hough Beyond Black - Hilary Mantel The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery
Penny Waugh
(4 years ago)I've been rather lax in my reading this year, but I think these are the best I've read so far. 1) Maus - Art Spiegelman 2) I am Legend - Richard Matheson 3) Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
GarethM
City of Lingering Splendour

I find reading other people's suggestions on this site really helpful, so I thought I would do my bit and try to balance the favours somewhat. I've made a list below of some of the most enjoyable books I've come across in my life. These aren't "My Top" books,... because many of my absolute favourites are so well known that virtually everyone will have read them, (such as Gerald Durrell's "My Family and Other Animals").

Rather, here I've only added ones that I think a good number of people might not have come across yet. The order I put them in is completely random :

(1) City of Lingering Splendour, John Blofeld

(2) Crow Lake Mary Lawson

!3) Seal Morning Rowena Farre

(4) Swimming With my Father Tim Jeal

(5) The Deptford Trilogy Robertson Davies

(6) Extra Virgin Annie Hawes

(7) City of Djinns William Dalrymple

(8) The Purple Barrier: The Story of the Great Wall of China Peter Lum

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Sombrio
4 years ago
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(4 years ago)Thank you, Sombrio for adding the Bookmooch links to each of these books. It makes it easier to add to our wishlists. Shirlee
Shirlee
"All Unquiet Things", one of the best books in the teen genre

This is a beautiful book and i loved it. Some of the passages in this book are almost poetic and stayed with me even after i finished reading it. I could actually feel the characters speaking to me through their words. That's a mark of a good book. I recommend this book to everyone even if it falls under the teen genre.

Solar7590
4 years ago
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(4 years ago)Rainwater by sandra brown based in the times of depression. would make a terrific movie!
evonne
books i'd like to suggest

Lame Deer Seeker of Visions by Lame Deer

Ishi Last of the Yahi by Kroeber
Ishi in two worlds by Kroeber

Immense Journey By Loren Eiseley

The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon

The Phenomenon of Man Paperback
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
People of the Deer by Farley Mowat

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4 years ago
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Best 3 books I've read this year

It seldom I read a book and think wow everyone should read this but lately I have read a bunch.

1. The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors: A Novel
by Michele Young-Stone. It has a funny title but it is an endearing story.

2. Greyhound by Steffan Piper. A coming of age tale about a boy traveling across country on a Greyhound bus. It sounds so simple but the characters really come alive in the book. It covers alot of topics from race to abortion.

3. Broken Glass Park Author Alina Bronsky Translator Tim Mohr. Recommended by Barnes and Noble staff this month.

tanya
4 years ago
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(4 years ago)Thank you, these sound very interesting, and I have added them to my wishlist.
Nilambe
Please help create a present for someone very special to me!

I know this is technically a forum for literature recommendations, but I really need your help in filling a Bookmooch Journal that is intended as a present, so I thought I would advertise it here as well.

It is a book about all South African things you can think of. If you've ever been to South Africa, have South African friends or have something to say about South Africa, please check out this journal!

BM Journalers : BM Journal "A Bookmooch Book about South Africa"

Thanks a lot!

Hannah
4 years ago
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