Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Give me some clues!

Do you all wish to do the discussions here or on a forum based software?

Has anyone thought of what might be a good book to start with? I was wondering about Stephanie Evanovich's _Twelve Sharp_

I have a feeling there aren't going to be a lot of books that people haven't alraedy read, but I love to reread good books.

In the meanwhile, if I dissapear it might be because I'm having computer issues. Computers just don't do well in the climate I'm in. I can't have the air conditioning on 24/7 for it either. So this is just a heads up on what's going on around my end.


Priscilla said...

I'm a librarian who has been involved with book discussions for years, and based on that experience, I would hesitate to start with the new Evanovich. It won't even be published until next week, and probably every library has a waiting list for it. So it might be difficult for everyone to get their hands on a copy, especially if they don't want to buy it. If we read older books, they will probably be more available for everyone.

How about starting with a classic? I have been reading The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, which is a bit long, but the Moonstone is a little bit shorter.

museknits said...

I am already on the waiting list for the new Evanovich, although when we get it I'll have to fight DH for it!

I agree with priscilla, though, that we should start with something easily available or we'll never get off the ground.

As a rule I don't like to reread books (probably has to do with having to read Huck Finn three times for school, hating it more each time). But I would if that's what the group chooses.

If you are taking suggestions, I just got the #1 Ladies Detective Agency on tape from the library, haven't read it yet. There are more books in the series.

Jane said...

Oh - I love the #1 Ladies Detective Agency books - have read all but the newest one.
Maybe after we have voted on a name, we should nominate books and vote on them? I don't mind re-reading good books, but I know there are plenty out there that I haven't read yet.

Small Town Diva said...

Apparently I'm kinda computer illiterate here. What's forum based software?
As far as the books I agree that the new Evanovich will be difficult to get. Something in paperback or older might be a better choice.
I've read the Alexander McCall Smith books and they're wonderful. My taste leans toward the British mystery writers like PD James or Ruth Rendell but I'm open to new authors(except Mary Higgins Clark!)

cindi said...

I like the idea of starting with a classic, maybe a Ngaio Marsh or Raymond Chandler. Or, if people want to read a book in a series, we could read "One for the Money" and get (re)acquainted with Stephanie Plum. There may be some folks out there who haven't read any Evanovich yet (silly them; no Ranger to fantasize about!). Of course, Evanovich is just one example: we could read the first book in any number of series. or not :-)

I've never read a mystery with an eye toward designing a knitting project around it, so I'm happy to re-read. I think this is going to be a lot of fun!

mlj1954 said...

What about the James Patterson's ones with the women's group that work on murders . . . I cannot remember any of the names, except I think the last one was the "Fifth . . . " something or tother.

Linda said...

One of the reasons I decided to do this was to learn about new (to me) authors, so I am open to anything. I love the Evanovic books, patterson, John Sanford, and I recently read a good one by William Tapply called Nervous Water that was very good.

Linda said...

Sudden thought - how about a needle craft mystery. Monica Ferris has 6 (I think) books that are mysteries solved by a needle craft store owner.