Good Books? Entertainment and Hobbies

  • View author's info posted on Jun 20, 2006 02:07

    One of my all-time favorites:
    'Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follet.
    Another all-time fav is "The Art of Loving", by can't remember who (some very old guy), sorry, but full of insight. Update: Remembered his name: Eric Fromme

    Recently finished "Angels & Demons" (predessor to the ever popular "DaVinci Code"). Also have (finally) "DaVinci Code and Colin Powell's book on leadership in front of me. And before that the last of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series.

    Always at least one book on the table top. There's a little one that sits there that I occassionally open to a random page, as a 'thought for the day', called "50 Things That Really Matter".

    I see two recommendations for David Sedaris. Tell me more - what does he write about? What's his style like?
    And what of Jose Saramago? Tell me more, please!
  • View author's info posted on Jun 18, 2006 11:57

    ElizabethJnyny write:
    A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

    Love it!

    How can you beat nuns and basketball? John Irving is a great author and that was a really well done book.
  • View author's info posted on Jun 17, 2006 05:07

    A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

    Love it!
  • View author's info posted on Jun 16, 2006 11:56

    seattlesunshine write:
    Great list! The Jose Saramago books are on my summer reading list. How did you find the translations?

    Others recently read:

    The Way to Love, Anthony de Mello

    Passionate Marriage, David Schnarch

    Q, Luther Blissett

    Queen of Dreams, Divakaruni

    The Inner Voice of Love, Nouwen

    Radical Healing, R. Ballentine, MD

    Dress Your Family in Corduroy & Denim, David Sedaris

    If only David Sedaris would write another book, my summer reading list would be perfect!

    I agree, "Me Talk Pretty One Day" was hilarious -- I saw Sedaris here a year or two ago and he was brilliant. I'll have to check out the books you recommended. Saramago's translations were excellent and his prose is poetic. Don't judge him only on "Blindness" which is great in its own right but very different from his other books.
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