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Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:23 pm
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miros1 wrote:
It seems the publishers are leaving the fact checking and editing and even the grammar, punctuation, and spelling checking to the authors.

I actually read a book that was missing at least 3 punctuation marks at the ends of sentences...


I love it when I find grammatical errors in novels. Makes me feel more human. *snort*

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:15 pm
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I'm reading The Places In Between by Rory Stewart. It's the story of Stewarts walk across Afghanistan from Herat to Kabul just a short time after the Taliban had been ousted. Fasinating read.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:27 am
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Proven Guilty, by Jim Butcher

Harry Dresden series. If you like Laurel Hamilton or Tanya Huff, try this series.

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:23 pm
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Visits From the Afterlife, Sylvia Browne.

Yes, I speak to dead people!! embarrassed

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:35 pm
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My son and I are reading The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe:)
Almost done w/ that one..
After that, the next one in the Narnia series:)

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:37 pm
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Visits From the Afterlife, Sylvia Browne.

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Not sure if you read all her books, but she has a new one coming out in September... Exploring the Levels of Creation.

I don't read them, but I saw it in the Coming Soon section for our book club:)

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:29 pm
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My son and I are reading The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe:)

Ooh, I love the Narnia books! I started with Dawn Treader for some reason when I was a kid, and it's still my favorite...
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:32 pm
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For some reason, I just never got into The Magician Nephew, which I think is the first.. So we just skipped that one, Lol..
I'm very anxious to read these, I 've had a nice set of hardcover ones bought for him for a few years now, just waiting to be read... And he finally has an attention spam for non-picture books...
I've already read all the Harry Potters, or else right now we'd be on those... We are gonna finish this set, then start on those:)

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:33 pm
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My granddaughter loves the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, too. My daughter was reading it to her before she went to sleep at night (because it was one of her most favorite series when she was little) and now she wants to hear them all. I couldn't believe it when they took her to see the movie (she's 4) and she sat through it ALL and loved it! I asked her what her favorite part was and she told me it was the big fight between the lion and the witch. (I've never read the books or seen the movie so I really had no idea what she was talking about)

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:38 pm
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Yes, my son keeps asking when we are gonna get to the fight.. LOL.. Almost there.
I only ever had The Lion, witch and the wardrobe when I was little.. But I had read it like 4 or 5 times, I loved that book.. I was soooo excited about the movie:)
My son was 4 at the time we saw that, and he just loved it... Also, he sat through like 3 hours of Star Wars III as well.. LOL..
Star Wars, Harry Potter, and LWW... his favorites:)

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:04 pm
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When he's a little older (6-10), try:

The Dark is Rising Series by Susan Cooper. The first is Over Sea, Under Stone.
The Keys to the Kingdom Series by Garth Nix. The first is Mister Monday. Warning: Only 4 of the 7 books in this series have been published!

They're kind of dark. The Susan Cooper is recommended for 5th grade, although the second book won a Newberry Award. Of course, no one sez you can't buy and read them yourself...

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:28 pm
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I also bought him the set of Series of Unfortunate Events... before we saw the movie... He hated that movie, so I can't get him to read those books:)
Can't blame him, that movie was very bad.. shocked

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:32 pm
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Yeah, the movie was bad... and those books are so dark, I can't imagine reading them to a 5 year old. I'd wait quite some time, until the kid had a better understanding of human nature.

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:38 pm
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He's actually very grown up for his age... He told me, "This is the most boring movie I've ever seen." LOL.. I agreed... It didn't compare to his favorite series of movies.. Star Wars.. LOL... Harry Potter is right after that:)

I read a few chapters of that first Events book myself.. Very stupid.. Waste of money those were..

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:40 pm
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Personally, I liked them. Still waiting for the last one!

It's funny, most of the good fantasy is in the Kids' section now-a-days...

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