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Subject: Please list your most favorite book you have on your shelf
Date Posted: 7/30/2008 3:12 PM ET
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I'm interested the know what everyone considers their favorite.  There's nothing like reading a book that has had rave reviews and you know it's awesome =)



Date Posted: 7/30/2008 3:16 PM ET
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My Sunshine (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan, No 6) :: Catherine Anderson

The only reason this is on my shelf is because it is a duplicate, I already have a copy for my keeper shelf. In fact, I pick up every book of hers I can find. She writes such touching romances, and the characters are deep and complex and always unique. Both her contemporary and historicals are usually western themed and they're all very good.

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Date Posted: 7/30/2008 3:38 PM ET
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i think mine would be:

After Midnight by Diana Palmer



Subject: My Favorite book on my shelf...
Date Posted: 7/30/2008 3:48 PM ET
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When Katie Wakes Connie May Fowler.

This was an awsome book I loved Before Women Had Wings  she is great writer...Love

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 3:50 PM ET
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Mine is a toss up between Cover of Night by Linda Howard (I have a duplicate for my keeper shelf) & Bad Boys Next Exit.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 4:08 PM ET
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I would have to say Night Fall by Nelson DeMille, but my Stuart Woods and Lee Child stand up as my favs also!

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 7:44 PM ET
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It's a little dated now, but Citizens of the Empire is my favorite.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 8:14 PM ET
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A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

Book has been taken, but I have posted a new favorite farther down in this thread.

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Subject: favorite
Date Posted: 7/30/2008 8:27 PM ET
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Subject: Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber
Date Posted: 7/30/2008 8:49 PM ET
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My favorite would have to be Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber (mine has a different cover).  This is a second copy, or it wouldn't be listed.  Actually, this is a third copy.  I used one in a swap.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 11:24 PM ET
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My fav is Plant Extinction: A Global Crisis :: Harold Koopowitz, Hilary Kaye

I wrote a review of it...it's non-fiction...absolutely fascinating examples of plant diversity!

TAKEN - Hope you enjoy it too!

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Date Posted: 7/31/2008 8:10 AM ET
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This is tough, because several of the Young Adult novels I have on my shelf are really good...but I'm going to say my favorite is "Bonita Faye" by Margaret Moseley.  I started it, thinking it was a cozy mystery, but it turned out to be so much more!  It was funny, sad, touching, and I hated to see it end!

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 8:17 AM ET
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brat1 - I LOVED Nightfall. It was such a great story - I couldn't put it down.


some of my favorite books from my bookshelf are:


Black Order :: James Rollins
Posted: 5/5/2008 10:02 AM ET

I love James Rollins stories. I actually ordered this book, but I already had it.... LOL


A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 1) :: Sue Grafton
Posted: 6/15/2007 8:24 AM ET


Love Kinsey Milhone



and even though it's an older story, I liked this one a lot


The Blue Nowhere :: Jeffery Deaver
Posted: 6/6/2007 8:20 AM ET

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Date Posted: 7/31/2008 9:26 AM ET
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I loved so many of the books it's hard to pick just one.

One of my favorites is Open Season by Linda Howard.  This has some very funny parts and you really love the characters.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 9:51 AM ET
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Right now, I'd have to say that my favorite book on my shelf is:

Lost City (NUMA Files) :: Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos

Mystery, suspense, strange science...  Try it!

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 10:34 AM ET
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Mine is:


Madame Bovary :: Gustave Flaubert   TAKEN

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Date Posted: 7/31/2008 10:52 AM ET
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Probably The Falcon and the Snowman by Robert Lindsey, since I'm trying to find the sequel.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 11:05 AM ET
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It would have to be Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos.  This book was an accidental read for me, I found it in an office swap library, and could not believe how much I adored it once I got into it--I was actually suprised I'd never heard of it.

It's the story of two women, both strong in different ways, one older, one younger, who do not know each other but come to.  And as they do get to know each other, pieces of the past of the older one are revealed--tantalizing pieces, turns out she has unique Nazi/WWII pieces in her past--and the depth of need that each has for the other's strength becomes clear.  The title is both metaphorical and literal, and becomes obvious as you become engrossed in the story.  It is absolutely a unique story, and I love the strong female characters, and how they serve as yin to the other's yang.

I do not understand why this book wasn't a literary darling or bestseller--I can't recommend it enough.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 11:37 AM ET
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I have The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown.  It is my favorite on my list and was so happy that I kept it to share with others on this site. 

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Date Posted: 7/31/2008 12:32 PM ET
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Mine would have to be The Book Of Names: A Novel by Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori.

Subject: my fave would be
Date Posted: 7/31/2008 12:52 PM ET
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Nell's Cowboy & Lonestar Baby  by   Debbie Macomber.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 1:08 PM ET
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I would have to say the Deirdre Martin "Blades" series.  It was recommended to me by someone here at PBS and I LOVE them.  I can't wait for the next one to come out this fall.


Date Posted: 7/31/2008 1:11 PM ET
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Hard to choose. SM Stirling Conquistador, and the Aubrey-Maturin series dups I have listed: Master and Commander, and the Thirteen Gun Salute (unabridged). I got into the Aubrey-Maturin books from a love of Jane Austen. I loved it so well I bought all of them on unabridged audio and the hardback collection. I thnk Patrick O'Brian does for the men of the era what Austen did for the more domestic side. I ended up buying all the companion volumes as well.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 1:13 PM ET
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Hands down my favorite on my bookshelf is The Court of the Lion by Eleanor Cooney. It is a historical fiction novel that vividly depicts the downfall of the T'ang dynasty in 9th century China. WONDERFUL book!

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 2:56 PM ET
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Also taken so I have another book further down. 

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

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