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Friday, February 6, 2009

Refer A Book Friday 2/6/09!

Rules of Refer A Book Friday: To play all you have to do is recommend a book that you liked and post in the comments. Tell me why you liked the book or link to your review. I will pick a recommendation, then add it to my TBR pile and the person who recommended the book will get to win a book from this Pile of Free Books that I reviewed.I usually post the Refer A Book Friday post at 12pm EST after I am done work. Each week I will post a new post for you to comment in.
Hint: This week if you can think one. Recommend me one your local authors or not so well known authors. If you can't think of one I am open to anything this week .


Janel said...

I don't have any reviews up for his books, but Johnathan Rand is an extremely popular author in Michigan, especially with the grade school crowd. However, he writes books ranging from 1st grade level all the way up to adult thrillers. Here is his website if you're interested in learning more about him.

At all of his public appearances he wears those creepy monster eye glasses. My kids love it!

Jessica said...

Okay, I've got a good one for you this week. I live near Salt Lake City, and one of our local authors is Shannon Hale. Her book, Princess Academy, received a Newbury Honor Award. And, I really loved her book The Goose Girl, which is the first in a four-part series. So, I'd recommend either of those for you this week.

Jenny said...

I'd like to refer a book. The secret life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain is awesome. Wasn't sure what it was about or if it even sounded interesting but boy I got going and had it read in 2 days and it is fairly large. CeeCee has a lot of choices to make and she makes some that I would never make. But then she has to live with those choices too and how they affect her family later. Awesome book!

Kristen said...

Living in a new place, I'm not sure of local authors but I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble just recently. It's about the Crown Princess of Korea in the 1700's. She was an historical figure who lived a fairly fascinating life, marrying the Crown Prince as a child and living through the chaos that ensued as his mental illness became evident and unavoidable. Drabble is a masterful storyteller and her take on the Crown Princess' life is completely engrossing. I didn't know much (anything) about Korea at the time so despite the fictionalization of so much, this was still a very educational, in a wonderful way, book.

Becky said...

In the lesser-known category, I recommend, Legend of the Wandering King by Laura Gallego Garcia. It came out in 2005, and I thought it was one of the best, best, best, best books of the year.

BookWormz said...

Ok, this is not a reco based on a local author, but instead, based on a local STORY. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson was one of my favorite all-time reads. I believe it is a non-fiction book that reads like a work of fiction. Its truly a spell-binding story about two men - one the mastermind of the Worlds Fair, and the other an evil serial killer. Give it a try - I have yet to meet someone who didn't love it!