Fierce Invalids Question #24 - Speaking of Novelists....

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Unread postby Veronica » Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:58 pm

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Veronica wrote:I am trying to think of a book I have read from a female author & I cant think of any. Isnt that odd?


I realized about a month ago that we have not read one book by a female author here at ONBC--nor do we have any plans to read any by female authors at this point. On the other hand, more than half of the books we read for my hometown book club are by female authors.


I thought of one that I read chocolat by Joanne Harris.
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Unread postby Veronica » Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:03 pm

fansmom wrote:
Veronica wrote:I am trying to think of a book I have read from a female author & I cant think of any. Isnt that odd?


Wait, V, are you saying you've never read a book by a woman? You at least need to read Janet Evanovich for her gratuitious references to Johnny:

From Metro Girl
"What's your idea of fun?"
"Shopping for shoes. Having dinner in a nice restaurant. Any movie with Johnny Depp in it."
"Honey, that's all girl stuff. And Depp's done some pretty weird s**t."

From Ten Big Ones,
"... Lula said, looking past me, through the window to the sidewalk. I figured they were looking at either Johnny Depp or Ranger. My money was on Ranger. The door opened, and I glanced over my shoulder, just in case, not wanting to miss Johnny Depp. But then not entirely disappointed when it turned out to be Ranger..."

Plus there's the frequent Zone topic of whether Johnny should play Morelli or Ranger if the series is ever made into movies. (I vote Morelli.)

Believe me, if we ever get to a chick lit selection on the ONBC, (ha!) I'll be ready.


I have read books by woman most of which were "self help" or inspiration books. Not to many novels by woman have I read. I used to read love story books years ago. most of them were by woman.
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Unread postby fansmom » Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:04 pm

I just ran through the "A Book Recommendation" thread, and we had about five male authors for every one female. Interesting. . .

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Unread postby luvdepp » Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:03 pm

fansmom wrote:
Veronica wrote:I am trying to think of a book I have read from a female author & I cant think of any. Isnt that odd?


Wait, V, are you saying you've never read a book by a woman? You at least need to read Janet Evanovich for her gratuitious references to Johnny:

From Metro Girl
"What's your idea of fun?"
"Shopping for shoes. Having dinner in a nice restaurant. Any movie with Johnny Depp in it."
"Honey, that's all girl stuff. And Depp's done some pretty weird s**t."

From Ten Big Ones,
"... Lula said, looking past me, through the window to the sidewalk. I figured they were looking at either Johnny Depp or Ranger. My money was on Ranger. The door opened, and I glanced over my shoulder, just in case, not wanting to miss Johnny Depp. But then not entirely disappointed when it turned out to be Ranger..."

Plus there's the frequent Zone topic of whether Johnny should play Morelli or Ranger if the series is ever made into movies. (I vote Morelli.)

Believe me, if we ever get to a chick lit selection on the ONBC, (ha!) I'll be ready.

For a good laugh, you have to read Janet Evanovich!! Having Johnny references included is just the icing on the cake! And regarding Morelli or Ranger, I just picture him as both alternately. LOL
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:48 pm

If we can get a hint of a female author that has Johnny's attention you bet we will run with it here at ONBC! :cool: If you have not read Chocolat by Joann Harris, I highly recommend it. It is a great read that stands alone from the movie. Also pretty much anything by Anne Tyler.

axelsgirl, when we went to see The Aviator one of the teases for new movies was The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, coming this summer I believe. That one does take me waaaaay back!
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Unread postby axelsgirl » Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:47 am

DITHOT I was lucky that I could remember Douglas Adams at all! The late 60's early 70's are pretty hazy ;-) :rotflmao: Love Anne Tyler also , quirky but real.
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