Discussion Forums - Hidden Gems Hidden Gems

Topic: What has been on your bookshelf forever?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: What has been on your bookshelf forever?
Date Posted: 7/24/2008 10:12 PM ET
Member Since: 10/19/2005
Posts: 385
Back To Top

What book do you think you will be stuck with forever?  I've had the following on my bookshelf for over 2 years. and actually it was an pretty good read.

 

Shadow Ranch: A Novel

The impact of four-year-old Spencer's death has rocked the Carpenter family. For Lainie, the loss of her son is unbearable, and now both her marriage and her very sanity are threatened. Her guitar-obsessed, slacker brother Russell isn't doing very well either, and his own love relationship is rapidly coming undone. Then there's Bop, her fierce and crusty 80-year-old grandfather. When he falls in love with a retired stripper, their earthy romance touches each of the Carpenters' lives in unexpected ways.

Date Posted: 7/24/2008 10:53 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2006
Posts: 7,886
Back To Top

I have had many Nora Roberts' books on my bookshelf.  (I haven't read them either)  They do not move.  I am going to donate them to a convalescent hospital nearby.

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 9:33 AM ET
Member Since: 4/18/2008
Posts: 9,337
Back To Top

I have 2 types of books on my "forever" shelf.

Those I love and hope to reread ie THE POISENWOOD BIBLE, WHITE OLEANDER, and a few others that I can't name withott going and looking.

And those that I thought I would like, tried one or two and didn't get caught up in, and aren't moving from my PBS bookshelf (yes this is all one category) ie Tami Hoag, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, and Iris Johansen.

I also have some very old books that I keep.

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 9:47 AM ET
Member Since: 3/10/2006
Posts: 2,819
Back To Top

Seabiscuit.  Talk about a dead horse!

(lame, I know!)

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 10:05 AM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
Posts: 2,408
Back To Top
White Oleander is a very good book! I've only been a member since December but about half of the original 10 books I posted are still there. Of course, many of the books I've received through PBS and subsequently posted are there too. I don't worry too much about it. I'm not going anywhere and eventually, they will all move. :)
Date Posted: 7/25/2008 10:33 AM ET
Member Since: 7/29/2006
Posts: 1,366
Back To Top

SECRETS ABOUT MEN EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW by Barbara De Angelis. I listed it in August of 06.

Other books by popular authors such as Robert Ludlum, John Sandford, John Grisham and Mary Higgins Clark, tend to "hang around" a long time because there are so many of them in the system

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 10:25 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2006
Posts: 159
Back To Top

Sandra Brown books - nobody touches them, I wonder why?

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 7:50 AM ET
Member Since: 4/18/2008
Posts: 9,337
Back To Top

Karen,

I don't. They are terrible even worse than Danielle Steel. Some one once described these books as "pink porn". Believe me, I AM NOT A PRUDE! I just don't like these books. Maybe it's the writing, as well.

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 9:45 AM ET
Member Since: 6/18/2008
Posts: 1,050
Back To Top

Fame: Aint it a B**** by AJ Benza...and it actually provided me with endless entertainment. Yet, it is withering on my bookshelf.

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 9:58 PM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
Posts: 46
Back To Top

A Farewell to Arms, Madame Bovary, Hard Times, and Death in Venice are surprising, because they're classics.  I actually have a few copies of 'Farewell to Arms" and 'Madame Bovary,' otherwise I'd probably keep them.

I've also got a mythology book and a collection of romantic historical fiction on my shelf that no one seems terribly interested in.