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Subject: Highlight a book on a BUDDY'S Bookshelf :)
Date Posted: 4/16/2008 9:08 PM ET
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Go to the bookshelf of someone on your buddy list.

Find a book you've read, then post here and tell us about it.

Be sure to include your friend's name and PBS username so if someone wants to order it, they can go to their shelf and do so.

Your buddies need orders too :)

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 9:16 PM ET
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This one comes from Karen's shelf (KarenLS) Her shelf: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/members_books.php?m=dTRRWGZtYzJ4NW89

The book is Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bon by Lorna Landvik.  This was the first book I read by Landvik.  It's absolutely wonderful.  Landvik touches on serious topics, but adds alot of humor to the plot.

Here's the description:

Sometimes life is like a bad waiter -- it serves you exactly what you don't want. The women of Freesia Court have come together at life's table, fully convinced that there is nothing good coffee, delectable desserts, and a strong shoulder can't fix. Laughter is the glue that holds them together -- the foundation of a book group they call AWEB -- Angry Wives Eating Bon Bons -- an unofficial "club" that becomes much more. It becomes a lifeline.

The five women each have a story of their own to tell. There's Faith, the newcomer, a lonely housewife and mother of twins, a woman who harbors a terrible secret that has condemned her to living a lie; big, beautiful Audrey, the resident sex queen who knows that good posture and an attitude can let you get away with anything; Merit, the shy, quiet doctor's wife with the face of an angel and the private hell of an abusive husband; Kari, a thoughtful, wise woman with a wonderful laugh as "deep as Santa Claus's with a cold" who knows the greatest gifts appear after life's fiercest storms; and finally, Slip, activist, adventurer, social changer, a tiny, spitfire of a woman who looks trouble straight in the eye and challenges it to arm wrestle.

Holding on through forty eventful years -- through the swinging Sixties, the turbulent Seventies, the anything-goes Eighties, the nothing's -- impossible Nineties -- the women will take the plunge into the chaos that inevitably comes to those with the temerity to be alive and kicking. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons depicts a special slice of American life, of stay-at-home days and new careers, children and grandchildren, bold beginnings and second chances, in which the power of forgiveness, understanding, and the perfectly timed giggle fit is the CPR that mends broken hearts and shattered dreams.


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Date Posted: 4/17/2008 9:59 PM ET
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Bumpin' up...don't ya want to help a friend? :)

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 11:36 AM ET
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I'll play! Here's one from Kim C.'s bookshelf (Phooey):

Death of a PTA Goddess (A Molly Masters Mystery #7)
Author: Leslie O'Kane

Book Description:

Everybody agrees that talented mom Patty Birch is the perfect president to lead the Carlton Central School PTA to new accomplishments. Under her steady stewardship, the organization verges on winning a prestigious award. Her skills, however, are sorely tested when angry board members assemble to discuss a secret video that reveals their pettiness and ineptitude. Not long after the meeting adjourns, Patty?s tenure is cut short by a knife-wielding killer.

When Molly Masters, the town?s unofficial sleuth, gets on the case, Perfect Patty turns out to be not so perfect after all. She not only instigated the notorious video but also some of its most humiliating episodes, many of which remain on the cutting-room floor. It?s no wonder someone in PTA-land is ready to kill?and Molly is destined to be the next victim. . . .
Date Posted: 4/22/2008 4:49 PM ET
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Highlighting from Carol P.s (BookLover4ever) bookshelf.

Diane Mott Davidson's - Tough Cookie

ISBN-13: 9780553578300
ISBN-10: 0553578308
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: 4/3/2001
Pages: 336
Book Type: Paperback

Book Description:

A deliciously deadly novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Prime Cut.

Diane Mott Davidson's unique blend of first-class suspense and five-star fare has won her scores of fans and propelled her onto major bestseller lists across the country. Now she returns with her hottest entree yet, serving up another tantalizing menu for murder....

When caterer Goldy Schulz is offered a temporary stint hosting a cooking show for PBS, she jumps at the chance. After all, she could use the money -- not to mention the great exposure. Plus taping the shows at Colorado's posh Killdeer Ski Resort will be fun. A little cooking, a little chitchat. What could go wrong?

The answer: everything! When Goldy has to do one of her shows live for a PBS telethon, the broadcast is riddled with culinary catastrophes -- from the Chesapeake Crab Cakes right down to the Ice-Capped Gingersnaps. But the deadliest dish of all comes after the cameras go off -- and a baffling accident claims a life. Then a series of suspicious mishaps places Goldy's own life in jeopardy, and she knows she'd better whip up her own crime-solving recipe, and fast -- before a deadly dash of danger ends her cooking career once and for all....


Date Posted: 4/22/2008 8:06 PM ET
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Highlighting from AimeeM 's bookshelf:

The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter

Though reared as a Lenni Lenape Indian, fifteen-year-old True Son, once called John Camera Butler, was ordered back to the white man. It was impossible for True Son to believe that his people were white and not Indian. He had learned to hate the white man. And now he learned to hate his new father, his new house, his new family. He hated the name John Butler. Where did he belong now--and where could he go?

Also, it was my favorite "required reading" book ever.

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 5:06 PM ET
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This one comes from Kari M. (DeltaTiger)'s bookshelf:


The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan...a generational story of Chinese immigrants and their daughters.  Deeply moving and emotional.

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 5:29 PM ET
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From my ShaylaB's bookshelf

Revenge of the Baby Sat

Author: Bill Watterson

Who doesn't love Calvin & Hobbes???


From Karin55's bookshelf

You Can Childproof Your Home, But They'll Still Get In
Author: Dave Meurer


...with hilarious insight, Dave reflects on the things that drive parents crazy and the things that make the adventure worth the ride

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Date Posted: 8/3/2008 5:31 PM ET
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Here's a book from Ann M. luv2read

Janet Evanovich Seven Up- Another installment on the Stephanie Plum way of life. Great series and a really good book.


She has some really great books on her shelf I always check her shelf out when I'm looking for some good read especially some Blaze books :-)


Date Posted: 8/3/2008 9:29 PM ET
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this is from Khristen C. (Butternutsquashmom)'s shelf:


Duplicate Keys
Author: Jane Smiley
"Sharp and memorable...Finely wrought."
They were six friends from the Midwest who moved to New York City with high hopes of making it big in the music industry. Although the dream had faded, they had all remained friends--or so it seemed. One brilliant day, two of the group were shot in an apartment for which they all had duplicate keys.
A riveting suspense story about the emotional aftermath of murder--the jealousy and hatred, the deception and rage, and the shocking secrets that lie between even the closest of friends.
Date Posted: 8/4/2008 3:01 AM ET
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Kathy A. (PinkyMac) has one of my recent  favorite books on her bookshelf.


Blessings by Anna Quindlen. From the description: "Richly written, deeply moving, beautifully crafted, Blessings tells the story of Skip Cuddy, caretaker of the estate, who finds a baby asleep in that box and decides he wants to keep her, and of matriarch Lydia Blessing, who, for her own reasons, decides to help him."

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Date Posted: 8/4/2008 8:23 AM ET
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 This is one of Dean Koontz’s earlier works, and was quite a good read. It comes from Konnie K's shelf:   http://nightcrawler.paperbackswap.com/profile/

 A little about it:

 Book Description:
Susan Harris lived in self-imposed seclusion in a mansion featuring numerous automated systems controlled by a state-of-the-art computer. Every comfort was provided and in this often unsafe world of ours, her security was absolute.
But now her security system has been breached, her sanctuary from the outside world violated by an insidious artificial intelligence which has taken control of her house. In the privacy of her own home, and against her will, Susan will experience an inconceivable act of terror. She will become the object of the ultimate computer's consuming obsession: to learn everything there is to know about the flesh...

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Date Posted: 8/5/2008 10:10 AM ET
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I didn't see this the first time!  Cute thread.  Does anyone think we should start it over though?  I'm sure several people forget to go back after several months and delete items that have been ordered.  Maybe every other month we could restart the "Highlight your..." threads?  Just a suggestion.

Anyway I have two that I have to do......

From Deb B,   PaperBackSwap :: Member Books, Colf Fire by Dean Koontz.  One of his best in my opinion!  I couldn't put it down.

From DJ B's shelf, PaperBackSwap :: Member Books, the Lovely Bones.  A wonderful book I thoroughly enjoyed about a young girl who is murdered and tells the story of the following months watching the hunt for the murdered and her families struggle with her death from her version of heaven.  (there are several chick lit and kids on the rest of her shelf)

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 10:32 AM ET
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How do you do the links?

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/members_books.php?m=RjFLWjd6RlNCMzg9 I think this will go to her shelf! It's Sherri  H (mamodoodle) and she has 2 books that I recommend

Bet Me - Jennifer Crusie - this book is hilariouss. Mostly romance but would appeal to chick lit lovers who like humorous storlines and not-so-skinny women! There are a lot of characters to keep straight but it gets easier as the story goes on.

Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone  - Rowling. I like this book. 1st in the series.