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    If you check our bookclub called A Novel Approach, you will see quite a listing of books read and rated. It is that time again that our members choose new books for the 2007/2008 year and I am looking for some suggestions:

    I wish to move away from depressive and/or suicidal type of books and go to a really good story that is not dark and sad and deary.

    Anyone have suggestions, and perhaps tell me a wee bit about it, so I have an idea of topic. Thanks


    Hello Paula

    I read your post concerning book ideas and I have a suggestion that would hopefully meet your criteria.

    I’ve written a novel titled Vinland: The Beginning (it’s set in L’Anse aux Meadows at the end of the first millenium). You can read about it on my web site, as well as read a review and also view some newspaper articles.

    I give discounts to book clubs (5+ copies) and my postal rate is only $3.00/copy anywhere in Canada.

    Thank you

    R,G, Johnston


    Hello Paula,

    Try my novel, Stealing Nasreen. Have a look at the “reviews” section of this website to find out more! Serious, but funny. Definitely not dreary.

    Farzana Doctor



    Here are three book suggestions for you.

    If you haven’t read “Sweetness in the Belly” by Camilla Gibb, you should. It’s a remarkable book–the story of a white girl growing up as a Muslim in Ethiopia. A real journey, with multiple settings and well-developed characters–hard to put this one down.

    “The Places in Between” by Rory Steward. It’s a true story of a white British government worker who walks across Afghanistan just weeks after the Taliban has been ousted. Fascinating reading, provides a real insight and perspective into Afghanistan and the Muslim culture.

    My final recommend is “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls. This story is also true and equally fascinating. It’s about a mother and father who choose to live in poverty, and sometimes even homeless. The parents are gifted and eccentric, the children all equally bright. It’s a wild and, at times, unbelievable story that will have you laughing one minute and shaking your head in disbelief the next.

    Another great source for good book recommendations is http://www.Juicespot.ca. It’s a website where avid readers share and compare comments on the books they’ve read.


    Hi! My name is Andre Beaulne. What are you reading this summer? I live in Ottawa and I have just published my first novel. It is a historical time travel story called “Russian Time Warp.” Year 1718! Please visit my web site to read my first chapter. http://www.booksbyandre.com


    Hello, my name is Denice. I’ve self published Vol I, THE JOURNEY and VOL II, SWEET INTERLUDE from the Encounters of Short Arisings Trilogy.

    The story is about love, loss, mystery, and hope. In the end, each character will have found a way to exist in your reality and will have touched a chord in your heart.

    You may obtain copies at http://www.deniceenochcraton.com or Amazon.com


    have you read “a wayward angel” or “the biker who shot me”? both pretty good reads.


    I was looking around the web for a decent book the read and I found this really funny book that drops on some modern influences. The book was serious yet HILARIOUS at the same time. I would definitely recommend it to a friend!!!! Enjoy my fellow book readers!

    I suggest(summary below):

    The Tales of The Chosen By Matthew Faulkner


    It was a tough time to be alive in the world. The world had grown so intellectually advanced that children were required to commit years, even decades of their lives to their fields of study. It was not like the simple times of the past where peace and harmony were secured. Political greed and corruption surrounded the world like the air we breathe. In these “institutions of learning” secret mind controlling classes were taught to “The Chosen” or more commonly referred to today as “Students”. Not all individuals reacted to these evil teachings. Revolts would commonly spring up but were quickly silenced…except for the ‘Muffins’.
    The Muffins played as fools pretending to bend to the will of the Institutions of Learning, but in the shadows of the night carried out their plans. Not much was known about the Muffins except that their actions spontaneously changed the world forever. This story has been past down from generation to generation by word of mouth and writings but no one is sure if these events truly happened or just a mere fictional tale whispered about through the halls of the world.

    Genre: Mystery,Supspense,Action,Drama,Syfy
    ISBN: 978-0-615-77858-7

    Here is where I got the book:


    “Pretty Ugly – How Low Self-Esteem Almost Ruined My Life” is a thrilling testimony where the author shares with her readers her story of overcoming personal issues and improving her overall well-being. Definitely would recommend it!

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