Hey! I've just joined up so here's my 'newbie survey' :)
What you'd like out of being a member (ex:to share book ideas, to read a common book and hold discussions, both, other): Meet new people, find out people's opinions on different books, get some ideas for books to read, and just general discussions :)
Favorite Book(s): So many! Um...at the moment....DaVinci Code (of course), Clan of the Cave Bear, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Virgin's Lover, The Queen's fool, Harry Potter, Finding Cassie Crazy, The Pact, My Sisters Keeper, Gossip girl (my guilty pleasure), Chicken Soup for the pet lovers soul, The 5 People you meet in heaven, Lovely Bones etc. etc. LOL I told you there were heaps!
Favorite Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Chick Lit, General.....
Favorite Author(s): Philippa Gregory, Jean Auel, Jodie Picoult, Dan Brown, Matthew Reilly, JK Rowling, Jane Green etc.
Current Read or Most Currently Read: Most current read was "Innocent Traitor" by Alison Weir which was based in the 1500's. It's about a girl, Jane Grey, who is the cousin of Edward, Elizabeth and Mary Tudor and becomes the Queen of England for 9 days.
Recommendations for the site: Definately "Marley and Me" by John Grogan
I also love Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul! I have always anted to read The Other Boleyn Girl, a friend suggested it to me awhile ago, but I have not gotten around to it yet.
Welcome to the community! It is kind of slow around here sadly, I would like to see more activity.
Thankyou! If you loved 'Chicken soup for the pet lovers soul' then I recommend the one I'm reading at the moment 'Chicken soup for the cat and dog lovers soul'. It's similar to the first one, just more stories. And it's not just about Cats and Dogs either, there's stories about horses, birds etc as well :)
I definately recommend you read 'The Other Boleyn Girl' too. Your friends a smart one! LOL It's a really good book, and is going to be made into a movie which is going to be released next year (I think). It's got Scarlett Johanssen, Natalie Portman and Eric Banna in it :) I'm not sure how true to the book they're going to be though.
I read bits and pieces of the Chicken Soup for The Cats and Dog Lovers Soul at Barnes and Noble and think it sounds great too.
My firned mention the movie as well, she doesn't like some of the characters chosen for the movie. She also suggested a few other books by that author I believe, and from that era, since I love learning about that time in history.