GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > General Chat Topics > Chit Chat

Chit Chat The Chit Chat forum is for discussions that do not fit into the forum topics listed below.


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 316,928
Threads: 115,807
Posts: 2,175,231
Welcome to our newest member, AvisAmaral
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #481  
Old 01-01-2020, 04:27 PM
Tom Earp Tom Earp is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Kansas City, Kansas USA
Posts: 23,662
L.A TIMES

by Stuart Woods.
__________________
LCA


LX Z # 1
Alumni
Reply With Quote
  #482  
Old 01-01-2020, 05:15 PM
Jen Jen is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 720
I'm doing the Shakespeare 2020 Challenge this year - https://iandoescher.com/shakespeare/ so first up is Twelfth Night which I started today.


I'm also reading Brendan Reichs YA book Nemesis, the first in a three book series. So far it's really good - he writes great teenagers.


I'm also reading Osprey Publishing's F-16 Fighting Falcon Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom because I have an obsession with the Viper.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #483  
Old 01-04-2020, 05:06 PM
Sciencewoman's Avatar
Sciencewoman Sciencewoman is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,207
I saw the newest/annual Daniel Silva thriller on the "new books" shelf at the library and grabbed it. Then I realized I had probably missed last year's, too. Then I realized I am 4 books behind and checked out all 4 of the 2016-2019 books. So I'm set with books for a bit!
__________________
Gamma Phi Beta
Reply With Quote
  #484  
Old 01-05-2020, 05:30 PM
DaffyKD DaffyKD is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: When you find me, please let me know
Posts: 994
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sciencewoman View Post
I saw the newest/annual Daniel Silva thriller on the "new books" shelf at the library and grabbed it. Then I realized I had probably missed last year's, too. Then I realized I am 4 books behind and checked out all 4 of the 2016-2019 books. So I'm set with books for a bit!
I'm a die hard Daniel Silva fan. His last book, The New Girl, was fantastic.

DaffyKD
__________________
KD
Reply With Quote
  #485  
Old 01-05-2020, 08:00 PM
honeychile's Avatar
honeychile honeychile is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Counting my blessings!
Posts: 27,633
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaffyKD View Post
I'm a die hard Daniel Silva fan. His last book, The New Girl, was fantastic.

DaffyKD
Thank you! I'm stocking up on a few good books as I prepare for some surgery, and I love Daniel Silva!

With that in mind, is there a writer on the line of Maeve Binchy? I've read and reread all of her books, and would love something on that line. Gentle, folksy, yet not vapid.
__________________
~ *~"ADPi until I die!"~*~
Proud to be a Macon Magnolia
"He who is not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan
Reply With Quote
  #486  
Old 01-07-2020, 07:44 PM
Sciencewoman's Avatar
Sciencewoman Sciencewoman is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,207
Considering the current world events, it can be hard to separate truth and fiction. He's a great writer, and I love it when authors write and publish on a fairly predictable schedule!
__________________
Gamma Phi Beta
Reply With Quote
  #487  
Old 02-11-2020, 12:13 PM
honeychile's Avatar
honeychile honeychile is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Counting my blessings!
Posts: 27,633
Just finished the sequel to "Long Road to Mercy", titled "A Minute to Midnight" and loved it!

Finally read a children's book, the author of which belonged to one of the same genealogical groups as I. It's called "The Cabin Faced West", by Jean Fritz. This took place in my PA back yard, and I was never able to find it at a reasonable price. It is definitely a children's book, but knowing the families involved and where it was set made it interesting to me!

I started "Jefferson's Daughters" last night. So far, so good. Despite his personal failings, I love Thomas Jefferson, and I'm hoping that this adds to clarity about him.
__________________
~ *~"ADPi until I die!"~*~
Proud to be a Macon Magnolia
"He who is not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan
Reply With Quote
  #488  
Old 02-13-2020, 07:17 AM
Tom Earp Tom Earp is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Kansas City, Kansas USA
Posts: 23,662
Just could not finish last book.

Set aside and started new one!

The Paris Options by Robert Ludlum.
__________________
LCA


LX Z # 1
Alumni
Reply With Quote
  #489  
Old 05-08-2020, 01:46 PM
honeychile's Avatar
honeychile honeychile is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Counting my blessings!
Posts: 27,633
I have two books going, one mind candy and the other more scholarly:

Mistress of the Monarchy by Alison Weir
I had just completed a re-read of Katherine by Anya Seton and decided to try a comparison (there's still a third to try!). Katherine was one of the first "adult" books I ever read, and it's a great novel. Mistress of the Monarchy is more scholarly, and not quite the relaxing read. It's still very interesting to read about the ancestors of the current Queen and her children!

The other book is Chocolate Cream Pie Murder, a Hannah Swenson Mystery by Joanne Fluke. I really enjoy this author, and will probably try one of the recipes that are always included in the Hannah Swenson series. This will be the first time I try the recipes, even though I've read 26 of the series!
__________________
~ *~"ADPi until I die!"~*~
Proud to be a Macon Magnolia
"He who is not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan
Reply With Quote
  #490  
Old 05-23-2020, 05:01 PM
honeychile's Avatar
honeychile honeychile is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Counting my blessings!
Posts: 27,633
Still working on Mistress of the Monarchy by Alison Weir. It simply isn't holding my interest right now.

Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade
It's holding my interest, even though it's not exactly what I usually read. It IS a very good first novel, though.

I do have a couple books lined up for the next few reads.
__________________
~ *~"ADPi until I die!"~*~
Proud to be a Macon Magnolia
"He who is not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan
Reply With Quote
  #491  
Old 08-06-2020, 02:37 PM
AZTheta AZTheta is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: N 37.811092 W -107.664643
Posts: 5,194
Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker.

Holy COW; it is fascinating.
__________________
"One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision." Bertrand Russell, The Triumph of Stupidity
Reply With Quote
  #492  
Old 08-06-2020, 03:46 PM
Bee Bee is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 8
For NCL, we are reading Under Pressure: How to Manage Meltdowns by Lisa Damour. Recommended if you have a teenager!
__________________
-Bea

AXΩ | B∑Φ | NCL
Reply With Quote
  #493  
Old 08-06-2020, 10:06 PM
honeychile's Avatar
honeychile honeychile is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Counting my blessings!
Posts: 27,633
I'm catching up on a few Brad Thor novels. Right now, I'm reading Spy Master, I have a couple more in the offing.

I finished Orphan #8, and as I said, it's not the type of novel I usually read. It did hold my interest until the end, though. A friend of mine recently said that, once you're over 30-40, you're allowed to not finish a book if it isn't holding your interest, and I agree!
__________________
~ *~"ADPi until I die!"~*~
Proud to be a Macon Magnolia
"He who is not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan
Reply With Quote
  #494  
Old 08-10-2020, 05:57 AM
AZTheta AZTheta is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: N 37.811092 W -107.664643
Posts: 5,194
honeychile, I have followed that rule (about not finishing a book) for a long while now. The only book that did hold my interest that I didn't finish many moons ago was Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. Broke my heart when Gus died. Closed the book and cried; I still don't know how the novel ends. Skipped the tv series. More about McMurtry and his Tucson connection.

Now finishing Clap When You Land. Next read will be Boyfriend Material.
__________________
"One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision." Bertrand Russell, The Triumph of Stupidity
Reply With Quote
  #495  
Old 08-11-2020, 10:57 PM
Griffins&Quills Griffins&Quills is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,257
I loved Heartless by Marissa Meyer. It's an origin story for the Queen of Hearts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Are You Reading? JWithers Chit Chat 110 03-10-2010 09:19 AM
Am I reading this right? 33girl Sigma Phi Epsilon 3 05-30-2007 10:35 AM
Am I reading this wrong annice22 Community Service / Philanthropy 7 06-26-2006 05:09 PM
What are you reading? GiggyZ Zeta Phi Beta 53 12-07-2001 01:32 PM
What are you all reading Chi_ZETABBW Zeta Phi Beta 14 05-23-2001 04:07 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.