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Waterbaby
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   Posted 9/1/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
tongue   Haven't felt like doing much, but would love to get my mind off my pain with a good book.
Does anyone have any suggestions?  I like scary books like Stephen King writes, but am open to anything anyone suggests.  Please no tear jerkers though!  Thanks!  Hope

Sera Smiles
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   Posted 9/1/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Waterbaby- let me recommend 2 things. 1] For a great intellectual, suspenseful mystery- try Lawrence Sanders! Start with "The First Deadly Sin". I think you will really like this. Its the first of a series of "Deadly Sins" novels by Sanders. You will find many novels by Sanders, but start with this one. 2] For a good read and lots of laughs, check your library for the non-fiction novels of John McCormack- look for "Fields and Pastures New", that is the first in a series of three novels. McCormack is a retired veterinarian, and he tells hysterical stories of his work in the deep south. He has been referred to the "American James Herriot" although to my liking he is better, because his sense of humor is southern american rather than stiff British. [no offense to any Brits] These will keep you happy, I hope you enjoy them and feel better during your literary journeys.
Peace!
DX- FMS 2003; Hypertension; Depression; PTSD; IBS
 
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B-Complex 1/d; Melatonin 5mg/night; Ginseng 500mg x 2/d
 
PRN- Flexeril 10mg; Hyoscine Butyl 2 mg
 
 
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Waterbaby
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   Posted 9/1/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Sera Smiles, thanks so much for the suggestions. All of the books you mentioned sound to my liking. I have read James Herriot books and just loved them, so I bet I would like the John McCormack novels also. Again many thanks! Hope
bulging discs in neck & thoracic region, low back pain, arthritis in lumbar region, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety,
meds: enjuvia, pristiq, actos, amaryl, lyrica, hyzaar, vicodin


Waterbaby
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   Posted 9/1/2008 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Sera Smiles, I found a copy of Fields and Pastures my John McCormack on eBay for a buck. The book sounds hilarious in the description of it. I grew up on a dairy farm in Nebraska so I know all about country vets. Thanks so much for the suggestion. I can't wait till the book arrives! You were very kind to suggest it.
Hope
bulging discs in neck & thoracic region, low back pain, arthritis in lumbar region, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety,
meds: enjuvia, pristiq, actos, amaryl, lyrica, hyzaar, vicodin


MEG25801
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   Posted 9/2/2008 2:48 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi

 

I am a big fan of Harlan Coben...he write suspence/mystery.  Awesome.  Also I love Janet Evanovich...her book are hilarious.  I have actually laughed out loud while reading.  My hubby thinks I am crazy when I do...LOL  I am also a big fan of V.C. Andrews and Jackie Collins.


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mamanan
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   Posted 9/2/2008 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I love Stephen King too, I think I have all his books. For somethign different, my favourite author is Margaret George. She writes historical fiction from the main character's point of view. I've read Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles, Henry VIII, and Cleopatra. Her newest is Helen of Troy, which I can't wait to get and learn more about. I also want to get my hands on Mary Magdeleine. I heard she had written that when I was digging into the Holy Grail when that book by Brian Brown came out... what was it... he wrote Angels and Demons, but the other one... they made into a movie. Gosh I hate it when my mind turns to mulch! lol Need... more... coffee!!!
in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds only.
Don't know what's wrong, can't fix it, doctors are so sloooow!!!


kmhayes
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   Posted 9/2/2008 4:46 AM (GMT -7)   
waterbaby- I have many suggestions for you!! my favorite murder mystery writer is Minette Walters. ANY book by her is sure to be great. An other great Author is Sheri S. Tepper. She writes science fiction. before I read her books, I thought that I was NOT a science fiction fan, but her writing is AMAZING, and is not what you would expect from science fiction. I highly reccomend "the companions", and "the visitor" and "the fresco" If you are looking for something a little more light hearted, try Bill Bryson "a walk in the woods" which is a comedy about a man ( in his 40's I think?) who a long with his very overweight and out of shape friend, attempt to hike the whole appalachian trail. it is HILARIOUS. I also really like Douglas Coupland- his books are a little more on the social commentary side...but with comedy. i really enjoyed "shampoo planet, generation X, and life after god.
I will warn you though, these are all books that, once you start, you will absolutely not want to put down until you have finished reading them!
          Kelly


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   Posted 9/2/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I love all of James Patterson's books.   If you want a good laugh, head for the Miss Julia series by Ann B. Ross.
 
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Waterbaby
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   Posted 9/2/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow! Thanks for the great response to my post! So many good books...I don't know where to start! Looks like I've got a lot of great reading ahead of me. Thanks again.

Waterbaby
bulging discs in neck & thoracic region, low back pain, arthritis in lumbar region, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety,
meds: enjuvia, pristiq, actos, amaryl, lyrica, hyzaar, vicodin
 
 
"Two paths diverged in a yellow wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by...And that has made all the difference."  Robert Frost


Sera Smiles
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   Posted 9/6/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Ms WB! I hope you have been reading more and hurting less. What are you reading now? I am working on a book of poems and sonnets of Edna Millay. Awesome! So let us know how you are doing.
Peace!
DX- FMS 2003; Hypertension; Depression; PTSD; IBS
 
RX- Ultram 100mg x 2/d; Toprol 100mg/d; Cymbalta 60mg/d; Buspar 5mg x 2/d;  Malic / Magn 1650/300 x 2/d; Claritin 10mg/d; Bendryl 50mg x 2/d;
B-Complex 1/d; Melatonin 5mg/night; Ginseng 500mg x 2/d
 
PRN- Flexeril 10mg; Hyoscine Butyl 2 mg
 
 
"Its never too late to be who you might have been" George Eliot


Waterbaby
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   Posted 9/6/2008 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sera Smiles, I bought 3 books on eBay and haven't received them yet. Walk in the Woods, Fields and Pastures (as you recommended). Can't wait till they get here. Lord knows I could use some humor and laugher in my life right now. Can't remember the name of the third book I purchased. Duh. I'm really looking forward to reading them all. Hope
bulging discs in neck & thoracic region, low back pain, arthritis in lumbar region, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety,
meds: enjuvia, pristiq, actos, amaryl, lyrica, hyzaar, elavil
 
 
"Two paths diverged in a yellow wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by...And that has made all the difference."  Robert Frost


kmhayes
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   Posted 9/7/2008 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
waterbaby- I am glad you decided to get a walk in the woods! Bill bryson's writing is HILARIOUS. I seriously laugh out loud when I am reading. I am reading one of his about him backpacking through Europe right now...I don't remember the name of it....(real good...I know...) and at night when i read in bed my husband always looks at me funny when I bust out laughing!
          Kelly


Sera Smiles
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   Posted 9/7/2008 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, Ms WB! Glad that books are on their way. Let me know what you think of Fields and Pastures New- warning- you may not be able to put it down. heehee!!
DX- FMS 2003; Hypertension; Depression; PTSD; IBS
 
RX- Ultram 100mg x 2/d; Toprol 100mg/d; Cymbalta 60mg/d; Buspar 5mg x 2/d;  Malic / Magn 1650/300 x 2/d; Claritin 10mg/d; Bendryl 50mg x 2/d;
B-Complex 1/d; Melatonin 5mg/night; Ginseng 500mg x 2/d
 
PRN- Flexeril 10mg; Hyoscine Butyl 2 mg
 
 
"Its never too late to be who you might have been" George Eliot


Waterbaby
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   Posted 9/7/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ladies, I will let you know what I think of the books. Can't wait to read them, and thanks so much for the suggestions. This forum is so AWESOME! Don't know how I would have gotten through the few weeks without. Everyone is so helpful and compassionate. Thanks again to everyone.

Hope
bulging discs in neck & thoracic region, low back pain, arthritis in lumbar region, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety,
meds: enjuvia, pristiq, actos, amaryl, lyrica, hyzaar, elavil
 
 
"Two paths diverged in a yellow wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by...And that has made all the difference."  Robert Frost


Waterbaby
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   Posted 9/11/2008 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, I have been reading "A Walk in the Woods" and I have been laughing my butt off! I can't put it down. And you know that laughter is the best medicine.

Hope
bulging discs in neck & thoracic region, low back pain, arthritis in lumbar region, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety,
meds: enjuvia, pristiq, actos, amaryl, lyrica, hyzaar, elavil
 
 
"Two paths diverged in a yellow wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by...And that has made all the difference."  Robert Frost


momofmany
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   Posted 9/12/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
My favorites are Patricia Cornwell, and Lisa Jackson! The both write "who done it's" which are my favorites. I am one who loves reading. I can go to a different place. A place that doesn't hurt


kmhayes
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   Posted 9/12/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
yay! I am so glad you like " a walk in the woods" I finaly remembed the name of the book I am reading right now...haha I know...I should just know it...but anyways- Its called Neither here nor there ( I think) If you like a walk in the woods, I am sure you would like this one. It makes me feel really good that I could make a suggestion to help you out!

          Kelly


Waterbaby
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   Posted 9/12/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I love the book! Thanks Kelly! I keep reading funny passages to my hubby.



bulging discs in neck & thoracic region, low back pain, arthritis in lumbar region, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety,
meds: enjuvia, pristiq, actos, amaryl, lyrica, hyzaar, elavil
 
 
"Two paths diverged in a yellow wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by...And that has made all the difference."  Robert Frost

Post Edited (Waterbaby) : 9/13/2008 12:34:09 AM (GMT-6)


Sera Smiles
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   Posted 9/13/2008 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Ms WB- I'm so happy that you are enjoying reading and hopefully not in so much pain :) let me know what you think about the McCormack book.
 


Waterbaby
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   Posted 9/13/2008 12:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sera Smiles, I just got Fields and Pastures the other day. From reading the book jacket, I think I'm going to really enjoy it. Sounds hilarious. I'll let you know when I get started reading it, but I know I'm gonna love it. I hope you are doing well. Thanks again!

Hope


bulging discs in neck & thoracic region, low back pain, arthritis in lumbar region, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety,
meds: enjuvia, pristiq, actos, amaryl, lyrica, hyzaar, elavil
 
 
"Two paths diverged in a yellow wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by...And that has made all the difference."  Robert Frost

Post Edited (Waterbaby) : 9/13/2008 4:18:32 PM (GMT-6)

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