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Forum: Card Requests 07-05-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,059
Posted By stampingkaren
Mailing a box

Hi Amber, I'm getting ready to move so I sorted through my swaps. I have a box I'm putting in the mail to you today, there might be 200-300 in the box. Thanks again for doing this, I'm sure the...
Forum: Books & Magazines 06-10-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,372
Posted By stampingkaren
Oh -- completely forgot -- I recently read a...

Oh -- completely forgot -- I recently read a hilarious book called The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz, about a family who run a private investigation firm. They're constantly spying on each other. ...
Forum: Books & Magazines 06-10-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,372
Posted By stampingkaren
A library co-worker has gotten me hooked on this...

A library co-worker has gotten me hooked on this crime writer from Iceland -- I'm not making this up. (In translation, of course). His name is Arnaldur Indridason and his first book is called Jar...
Forum: Books & Magazines 02-28-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By stampingkaren
Book Thief -- Teen lit, or adult?

In Australia it was originally published as an adult lit. I think it's just how the American publisher tried to market it. Another of my favorites "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the...
Forum: Books & Magazines 09-03-2007, 08:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,894
Posted By stampingkaren
Kerilou, if you like historicals you might like...

Kerilou, if you like historicals you might like Philippa Gregory -- she does amazing English historicals. My favorite so far is The Other Boleyn Girl (apparantely Henry was messing around with...
Forum: Books & Magazines 09-02-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By stampingkaren
If you like Ruth Rendell you should definitely...

If you like Ruth Rendell you should definitely try her Barbara Vine books. They are just wonderful -- it's always a story within a story, usually the main character is doing some sort of research,...
Forum: Books & Magazines 09-02-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,894
Posted By stampingkaren
My favorite authors

Well, J. K. Rowling, of course
Neil Gaiman -- brilliant, I LOVE Anansi Boys, for all you fantasy lovers
Diane Wynne Jones -- read her if you've finished Harry Potter
Jasper Fforde -- Like Harry...
Forum: Books & Magazines 08-06-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 744
Posted By stampingkaren
I also tore through the book in less than a day. ...

I also tore through the book in less than a day. I read about half of it in the wee hours after I bought it, and the rest the next afternoon. I did cry during the end -- NOT a spoiler -- because...
Forum: Books & Magazines 08-06-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By stampingkaren
I've been reading a lot of YA fantasy lately --...

I've been reading a lot of YA fantasy lately -- I'm taking a YA lit class this fall.
I would also recommend the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass is the first book). ...
Forum: Books & Magazines 03-05-2007, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By stampingkaren
This is a great book -- I think this and Joy Luck...

This is a great book -- I think this and Joy Luck Club are my favorites of hers. I haven't read her newest one, but I really liked her nonfiction collection of essays, The Opposite of Fate. I...
Forum: Books & Magazines 03-02-2007, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 96,126
Posted By stampingkaren
I laughed out loud when I read this! We read...

I laughed out loud when I read this! We read Wicked at our IRL book group at the library in January, and I think most of us hated it. What is the big deal about this book, and who are all these...
Forum: Books & Magazines 02-18-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By stampingkaren
Ordinary People by Judith Guest, and To Kill a...

Ordinary People by Judith Guest, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Brilliant, both of them.
Forum: Books & Magazines 02-18-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 96,126
Posted By stampingkaren
I'm reading (finally) A Tale of Two Cities by...

I'm reading (finally) A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens. It's been a must-read forever. Lately I'm really trying to read more classics. Last week I finished To Kill a Mockingbird which I had not...
Forum: Books & Magazines 02-18-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 96,126
Posted By stampingkaren
That's one I haven't read yet -- I loved the...

That's one I haven't read yet -- I loved the movie but I've heard it's not very faithful to the book. I did read Persuasion recently and loved it.
Forum: Books & Magazines 02-18-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 96,126
Posted By stampingkaren
I loved Zippy! Also great is the sequel, "She...

I loved Zippy! Also great is the sequel, "She Got Up Off The Couch," about when her mother literally changes her life by going back to school. Really inspirational but also sad.

Life of Pi, The...
Forum: Books & Magazines 01-31-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By stampingkaren
I think Red Sorghum was made into a movie by that...

I think Red Sorghum was made into a movie by that famous Chinese director, he did all those movies with Gong Li. Haven't seen it but I think it was supposed to be good.
Forum: Books & Magazines 01-06-2007, 05:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By stampingkaren
Well, I finally read this book for my library's...

Well, I finally read this book for my library's book discussion group (we meet next week). I never did get the book in time for discussion here, but I totally agree with most of the previous posts. ...
Forum: Books & Magazines 12-20-2006, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 263
Posted By stampingkaren
Here's a link to a list of Top 100 Books for...

Here's a link to a list of Top 100 Books for Teens chosen by the American Library Association. There's probably some great stuff here!

http://library.flatirons.org/bestofbest.html
Forum: Books & Magazines 12-20-2006, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 263
Posted By stampingkaren
If you think they'd like fantasy books, Diana...

If you think they'd like fantasy books, Diana Wynne Jones is fabulous. My favorite is Howl's Moving Castle (made into an anime movie, which wasn't nearly as good). Also, I recently read The Golden...
Forum: Movie Madness 12-19-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,182
Posted By stampingkaren
I forgot -- Room with a View! And Amelie! (Great...

I forgot -- Room with a View! And Amelie! (Great French movie, quirky romance. It's wonderful.)

This is too hard.

I can't even imagine trying to choose a favorite book!
Forum: Movie Madness 12-19-2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,182
Posted By stampingkaren
Wow, tough question. I'll have to narrow it down...

Wow, tough question. I'll have to narrow it down to about ten:

Moonstruck
When Harry Met Sally
The Princess Bride
It's a Wonderful Life
Love Actually
Four Weddings and a Funeral
What's Up...
Forum: Movie Madness 12-19-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,182
Posted By stampingkaren
I've seen this about ten times, and it's still...

I've seen this about ten times, and it's still wonderful. The anniversary edition DVD better be under the Christmas tree this year, or I'll be so sad!
Forum: Movie Madness 12-19-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,182
Posted By stampingkaren
I loved that movie. It was really touching, made...

I loved that movie. It was really touching, made me cry.
Forum: Books & Magazines 12-14-2006, 06:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,031
Posted By stampingkaren
I can't believe I forgot about A Girl Named...

I can't believe I forgot about A Girl Named Zippy! My book group discussed it last night. It's the memoir of a woman growing in a very small (pop. 300) town in Indiana, set in the late 60s, early...
Forum: Books & Magazines 12-10-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,265
Posted By stampingkaren
I totally agree! I usually bring at LEAST that...

I totally agree! I usually bring at LEAST that many, also so I have choices, depending on my mood. I took a driving vacation this summer and I think I took eight library books (sometimes dangerous...
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