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Waterfalls
It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005





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I'm going to the Library on Friday. I'm desperate for reading material.

Authors I enjoy (and I've read every book these folks have ever published, at least up to 2007):

Mercedes Lackey
Terry Pratchett
Douglas Adams
Robert A. Heinlein
Judith Krantz (yes, yes, I KNOW, quit laughing dammit!)
James A. Michener

Can you folks suggest any authors or titles I might enjoy?

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Borderline symptom of the day: boredbored
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Asprin. I like the early Myth books especially.

Given your list, and if you can find it, the Incarnations of Immortality series by Anthony. You may want to google/wikipedia that first though: get the name of the first book, see if you are interested.

Anything by the writers of the books I sent you are good.
John LeCarre
Carl Hiassen
Patricia Cornwell
Robert Crais
Dennis Lehane
Michael Connelly
Carol O'Connor

Janet Evanovich
JD Robb

Viva Stephanie Plum!!

OH I LIKE the plum mysteries. I've only read two or three, but they're FUN!

Adam P Knave Crazy Little Things

Anything by Catherynne M. Valente

Sleep-deprived, so i apologize for any lack of coherence :)
Funny - Jim C. Hines' Goblin series (starts w/Goblin Quest)
Lush language - Michael Chabon (comic book stuff-Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, YA baseball/alt.universe-Summerland; just started reading his stuff)
Tanya Huff - anything (I'm told if you like Lackey's Valdemar stuff then the Quarters series is a nice match *shrug* The Vald is still in my pending pile so can't say for sure) Note - i am a squeeing fangirl... stumbled across her urban fantasy stuff at one point and fell in love with her characters and humor and all :) But good range - UF, High Fant, Space Opera, etc.
umm.....dunno. No brain left, sorry.

oh, if you care - my 'recent reads' list includes the Chabons above, Dresden Files (UF/Wizard PI), and Child of a Rainless Year by Jane Lindskold....have her Wolf series (except the hardback, i'm broke) and found this....not sure how to categorize it tho. But i liked it. Suited my mood? *shrug*

Again, sorry....shouldn't do this without more brain/rest. Not smart enough to listen to that tho *grin*

yes. you absolutely must read Jim Hines's Goblin Quest, because Jim just wrote this in his blog.

You know, I would love to call you one of these days, but seem to not have written down your number back when you called me. Send me in email? This username at yahoo? :)

Steven Brust
Lois McMaster Bujold
Spider Robinson
Robert Asprin

Kate kate kate...

Spider is one of my Gods. Thanks to him, I've got Sam, and ya know what?

I even met YOU because of him.

Because my friend from the #Callahans chat got me into that weird game I met you through. :)

So...that should lend some credibility to my other suggestions, neh? ;)

Yes, J.D.Robb is very good, as is Rita Mae Brown.

Me. Brown's fox-hunting mysteries are wonderful as are her Mrs. Murphy are a hoot. The cat is much smarter than the people (as you would expect, since she is a co author).

If you are looking for some REALLY good books then go for ANYTHING by V.C. Andrews.
Flowers in the Attic or Ruby are two of my most favorites.
Start out with the early stuff so you get a feel for her writting that is before she died and they found a ghost writer, they are her ideas but it's just not the same:(

Oh, I read everything she wrote when she was alive, and much of what has been ghostwritten in her name since. :) Love her! Overblown drama and contrived plotlines though they may be, they're gripping and fun and chilling. :)

Uh, this shows how hopelessly outdated I am but I like Edith Wharton and such. Just finished my every once in awhile re-reading of "And Ladies of the Club" by Helen Hooven Santmyer, too. Yeah, I like to hearken back to our yesteryears. I also tend to read a lot of historical nonfiction, go figure. Just finished a book about the battle of Agincourt recently as well. I don't know if you'll enjoy any of this but I do.

Oh, and if you want to stick to scifi, I just reread the Ringworld books by Larry Niven recently too.

I don't get out much....so I read. :D

Maeve Binchy (warm, human stories set in small irish towns)
Marion Zimmer Bradley (immersive fantasy. you can read them in any order, don't worry)
Joel Rosenberg (good, solid sf/f)
Anne McCaffrey (very enjoyable fluffy sf/f)
Lois Bujold (brilliant, brilliant sf)


and if you like detective novels, three authors who I've done my best to read every book of are Dorothy Sayers, Josephine Tey and Harry Kemmelman

I think I mentioned this yeeeears ago as one you'd like:
The Deverry Cycle by Katherine Kerr. It's a meta series of several trilogies/quartets with a Celtic feel & interwoven timelines of souls reborn over and over to hash out their issues.

First series is: Daggerspell, Darkspell, The Bristling Wood (aka Dawnspell), The Dragon Revenant (aka Dragonspell).

The whole shebang & information is listed at www.deverry.com. It's not quite complete yet, but getting close.

OMG IT'S ALIIIIIVE!

;)

ohhh have I got a trilogy for you

OK. So I know this is a little late, obviously, but I don't login to LJ much. anywho.

I HIGHLY suggest reading the Dark Elf Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore. Amazing writer, I really love this trilogy. I do hope you find it so you can read it. ^^