Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 4567 LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 62

Thread: Top 3 Works of Fiction

  1. #51
    Senior Member JaneV2.0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    12,806
    Nothing about whale butchery would engage me, but all I remember of Moby Dick was a mental picture of a vast sea, a small boat, and the sun beating down--which may have nothing to do with the story at all.

  2. #52
    Senior Member razz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    6,802
    Someone mentioned "The Secret Life of Bees" which I read yesterday and really enjoyed but not a top 3 choice. Am I the only one having a hard time finding and top 3 choice these days? Does that mean that I am spoiled or too picky or the standard is less?
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

  3. #53
    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    17,788
    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    Someone mentioned "The Secret Life of Bees" which I read yesterday and really enjoyed but not a top 3 choice. Am I the only one having a hard time finding and top 3 choice these days? Does that mean that I am spoiled or too picky or the standard is less?
    There is a sea of bad literature written each year.

    Start with the award novels. That is how I start with everything: Emmy and Golden Globe awards for tv, Golden Globes and Oscars for films, Good Read, NYT Best of the Year and etc. awards for books.

  4. #54
    Senior Member rosarugosa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Eastern Massachusetts
    Posts
    5,379
    I usually start with the novels strongly recommended by my good friends on the SLF.

  5. #55
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    2,778
    I usually go by titles and cover page pictures, followed by recommendations, suggestions, etc.

    I know some people don't often like the free kindle books, but I've been lucky to find a couple of enjoyable ones.
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi
    Be nice whenever possible. It's always possible. HH Dalai Lama
    In a world where you can be anything - be kind. Unknown

  6. #56
    Senior Member catherine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    11,378
    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    I usually go by titles and cover page pictures, followed by recommendations, suggestions, etc.

    I know some people don't often like the free kindle books, but I've been lucky to find a couple of enjoyable ones.
    Yeah, when it comes to fiction I try my luck with the free kindle ones. At least there's nothing to lose by trying them.
    "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it--every, every minute?" Emily Webb, Our Town
    www.silententry.wordpress.com

  7. #57
    Senior Member JaneV2.0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    12,806
    A lot of my book stash consists of cheap or free eBooks I choose from BookBub's daily offerings. There are blurbs to help the reader decide, and I follow up with Amazon reviews. I'd say the wheat-to-chaff ratio is pretty good using this method.

  8. #58
    Senior Member razz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    6,802
    BookBub? That is new to me. Is it like Goodreads that I get once a month?
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

  9. #59
    Senior Member JaneV2.0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    12,806
    BookBub shows up daily in my inbox, with an assortment of titles roughly tailored to my interests.
    https://www.bookbub.com/welcome

  10. #60
    Senior Member KayLR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    SW Washington State
    Posts
    2,213
    Getting in late on this discussion, but I love audiobooks, and agree that the reader is key. I only listen to them if I'm on a long drive or out walking.

    Faves:
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    The Woodlanders (recommended by someone on here---it sent me on a long binge of Thomas Hardy)
    Animal Dreams, The Bean Trees or The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, in that order
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •