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Ryan_G
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Daughter of the Hounds  
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dhaupt
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 I just started

 

Sullivan's Island  

 

And I'm loving it. 

To get introduced to yet another wonderful author that I learned about here and to get ready for when we read her newest book:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return to Sullivans Island  

 

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Sarah3973
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I am hooked on the Sookie Stackhouse books!!!  I started about 3 weeks ago and I'm on book 7 now.  They're just so much FUN!  Perfect for summer reading!

 

 

Cheers!

 

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Re: What are you reading?

What book are you reading Elinor? :smileyhappy:
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The Haunting of Hill House  
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Debbie - you don't really need to read Sullivan's Island to read RtSI - not a sequel like you think.

 

Happy to hear you'll be joining the discussion - if you love the books, you'll really love Dot.

 

 

Stephanie
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Stephanie wrote:

Debbie - you don't really need to read Sullivan's Island to read RtSI - not a sequel like you think.

 

Happy to hear you'll be joining the discussion - if you love the books, you'll really love Dot.

 

 


Oh I know that Stephanie, but I was not familiar with Ms. Frank so I thought I'd read the book to become familiar with her writing style. And I love it.

 

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dhaupt wrote:

Stephanie wrote:

Debbie - you don't really need to read Sullivan's Island to read RtSI - not a sequel like you think.

 

Happy to hear you'll be joining the discussion - if you love the books, you'll really love Dot.

 

 


Oh I know that Stephanie, but I was not familiar with Ms. Frank so I thought I'd read the book to become familiar with her writing style. And I love it.

 


 

Debbie,

 

As Stephanie is right, it's not necessary to read Sullivans Island, before reading Return to Sullivans Ilsland, but the affinity you have for sequels, there is a point to getting a feel for both Dot's writing, but also a feel for the essence of the "family" that Dot gives to her books.  The house that Beth returns to, also has a feel you will discover in her first book, which is, as Dot mentions, a character unto itself.  The only difference you will find in her writing is, her first and subsequent books are written in first person.  This one is written in third person.  Enjoy!

 

See you soon!

 

Kathy

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I just finished

 

The Family Man  

 

wasn't able to join in discussion because of library mix-up and just got it last week. But I really enjoyed it

Sullivan's Island  

I don't know if I'll be able to get Return to Sullivan's Island from library before end of month, or even end of summer. But I like Sullivan's Island so far.

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How was the family man?
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Thanks Kathy, and I am glad that I read Sullivans Island because the house was as much a character as Beth or Susan or Maggie.

Well I'll be on vacation next week so I'll catch up with every one on the 14th

Have a safe and fun 4th!! 

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I'm actually reading a couple of books....The first one is Voyager by Diana Gabaldon, which is the 3rd book in her Outlander series. My fellow book lover at work told me about it, and I'm so happy that I went out and started reading it. I love this whole series and would definately recommend it to anyone. The other book I'm currently reading is The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb. I just started this one, and it sucked me in quickly. If you liked his previous 2 books, I think you'd enjoy it. I believe I read about this one in the local newspaper awhile ago.
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It was very funny, charming. A quick read.

SandraEBarker wrote:
How was the family man?

 

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Sullivans Island- Dot Frank

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dhaupt wrote:

Thanks Kathy, and I am glad that I read Sullivans Island because the house was as much a character as Beth or Susan or Maggie.

Well I'll be on vacation next week so I'll catch up with every one on the 14th

Have a safe and fun 4th!! 


Great, Debbie!  I picked that book up, March, 2000...I saw the cover, read the excerpt....and fell in love with this author and her writing after reading it!  She always writes about something that connects with your life.  She writes about real life and resolutions, and it always has a piece of her heart in it.  I've met Dot, and she's as funny and sincere in person, as the essence she gives to her characters.  I don't think she could write any differently, even if she writes in third person...She inspired my first set of ceramic bookends!

 

Same back to you on the 4th!  Safe trip, and see you back on the 14th!  It's a date!  :smileyhappy:

 

Kathy

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I'm reading The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb.  I'd been wanting to read it for a while and now that I've finally started it, I can't put it down.  It is really quick reading and written very well. I like the story line quite a bit and can't wait to find out what happens to all the characters. 

 

Shawna 

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Right now I am reading The Book Thief. It really is an incredible book and I recommend it to anyone, as long as you can handle a good cry. It may be amazing but, boy, is it tragic. Have a box of tissues near you. There are some light moments and happy moments. And the characters are just so great. It is sad, though. SoThe Book Thief   be warned.
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That is an excellent book. We read it on this board last summer. Some people didn't like the style of writing but I thought it was a very moving story and I liked it being told from the perspective of death.

izzyshepp101 wrote:
Right now I am reading The Book Thief. It really is an incredible book and I recommend it to anyone, as long as you can handle a good cry. It may be amazing but, boy, is it tragic. Have a box of tissues near you. There are some light moments and happy moments. And the characters are just so great. It is sad, though. SoThe Book Thief   be warned.

 

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A lot of great books ! ! Thanks!! :smileyvery-happy:
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getting started on a book for the SciFi/Fantasy board

 

 

The Road 

 
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That's an excellent book, Ryan

Ryan_G wrote:

getting started on a book for the SciFi/Fantasy board

 

 

The Road 

 

 

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