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So when I was very little, in the early-to-mid 80's, my mom's best friend got me this book. It was one of those books that was glossy with pictures on every page and then a short sentence or two explaining the story. The characters were these fairy/pixie people who could curl up and look like mushrooms (or maybe flowers, but I think it was mushrooms) when they were in danger. They were pastel colors and sparkly, and I think there was more than one book in the series. I have thought about this book off and on for the past 20 years and haven't had any luck with web searches. I don't really remember the plot, mostly just the pictures.
Does anyone have the faintest inkling what book/series/character this was?
When I was younger I used to be addicted to a series of books with people who had crystals on their which gave them special powers. The queen of the evil side had crystals with the power to decay. The main characters in the story were a brother and sister who had lost family to the evil rulers. I had moved around different places with my parents and my reading habit kind of stopped. I really would love to find this book if someone remembers what it was called. Thanks.
I'm trying to find a book a family member once read probably back in the 60's. All she can remember is that it was from the point of view of a mother cat who had kittens. At one point in the book the mother cat explains to her kittens if they are touched by humans, they must clean (lick).
A Mexican girl is hired by a white family to be a nanny. The girl (Chiquita?) has an interesting time adjusting to upper middle class white people life. She has an accident with a pressure cooker and is severely injured, after which the family has to pay her alot of money. Despite this, she decides to go back to work as a nanny, but for a different, more respectful family.
I'm a librarian, and I have a patron looking for a book she saw on our adult new book shelf over the weekend (so it was published in 2012 or 2013). If the book existed as she believes it to exist, it would be a novel titled "Dog Daddy" or "Daddy Dog," the author's last name would start with K, and there would be a picture of a man in a navy blue shirt on the cover. Also possibly a dog (she was fuzzy on that part). However, this book does not exist as she remembers or I would have found it by now. Does anyone here have any ideas?
Okay, so I'm looking for a book I read about ten years ago - in a public library in South Wales in the UK. I think it was a young adult book. It was set in the countryside - I think it was in Ireland, set in the modernish period. I can't remember most of the story but there was a boy who made a friend of another boy named Finn, who lived alone in a house. The main part I remember was that we find out that Finn is actually a girl, because the boy finds her very ill and passed out in a massive pile of blood in bed and calls/finds a doctor who tells him that the bloodloss is normal because Finn is actually a girl and on her period. (Finn might have been short for Fionnula) but she is still quite ill and also is angry that the boy has found out she was a girl.
I realise that this is very vague and a huge shot in the dark, but if you have any idea, or even remember that this book exists, please let me know!
Edit: Resolved - the book is calledWhat I Was by Meg Rosoff. Thank you!
I'm usually pretty good and finding this stuff out on my own, but I'll admit when I've been totally stumped. I'm trying to find a book for an old friend. This one is a sci-fi book about an unhappy guy who spontaneously combusts or something similar and leaves an ash imprint on his mirror. The police say the imprint is a happy expression. Anyway, he gets transported to a parallel world where everyone is seen for what they truly are (he's very handsome and people who are trash look like trash, etc.). So eventually this guy has to go back to the "real" world. Toward the end he's in bed with this woman and she scratches his back; which reveals his otherworld self and he bleeds through.
I know that's not much to go on, but maybe someone here is good enough to figure it out.
I was thinking a while back about my interest in books in elementary and remembered one that I couldn't remember the title to or the author that wrote it!
When I read it, it was around 2009 or so, and it was a vampire novel. In the novel, there was the protagonist who was a guy in high school who had sucky friends and had the biggest crush on this girl. His so-called best friend supports him about the crush, however the best friend himself was interested in the same girl. Later on, a stranger came up to the protagonist and offered him some sort of deal. I forgot what happened afterwards but the protagonist becomes a vampire for some reason and he was destined or whatever to bring upon the end of the world. I remember that during his transition, his craving for blood was too much that he even bit himself and drunk his own blood.
PLEASE HELP ME! IT'S EATING ME ALIVE NOT KNOWING WHAT THE BOOK WAS (for some weird reason).
Hello to anyone reading this, I'm new. There's this book that I read when I was in middle school, that I've never been able to remember the title of, and I'm 21.
It's a fiction book, possible a police/detective book. It is about a Lord of a depopulated kingdom, back during the Black Death/plague who made a deal with a mirror (the Devil) in exchange for not dying, and he gains immortality. The book was dark for what I was reading, and the main character does drugs (intravenous), and kills people (possibly as payment to he devil). There are a couple of police officers looking into recent murders, the man dies, but the Lord falls in love with the police woman/ detective after him. The main story takes place in an urban city in the 20th or 21st century. I believe The Lord could transform either into a dragon or demon, and tried to woo the policewoman, whole dealing with his immortality an loneliness.
I've tried everything I could to find this book, and any help would be greatly appreciated.
This is a book that a friend of mine read awhile ago and that I would love to read, but I can't recall the name and neither can she. So this is a short description based on what she had told me:
It's sort of a fantasy/sci fi book regarding people like monks, who essentially stay enclosed in these almost utopian-like monasteries that are just devoted towards utopian-like intellectual pursuits. I believe that there are different levels for how and when you are allowed out, like either every 7 years, or I think for some people, they come out every 100 years, something like that.
I know that's not a lot to go on but if anyone has any suggestions, that would be great. I would really love to get my hands on this or even just something similar.
My apologies for my bad grammar spelling in advance im working in a remote town off my mobile.
anyway the book im looking for I read as a kid in the 90s. And it looked old then. It was a fantasy setting where instead of a planet their were islands floating in air. the elves had their own island and travelled on boats constructed or covered in dragon skin. the humans had more the one island and if they were powerful enough magically could travel on dragons, though this was temperamental. The dwarves had their own island but seemed to have been completely passified and and mined just for the elves. A back story of 2 incredibly powerful races of wizards had gone to war with each other. One had lost and been banished to a labyrinth and was just starting to escape. The victor had completely disappeared. also the elves had previously enslaved most of the races and the humans had only recently broken free.
I've just finished reading the Tomorrow series by John Marsden, and I kept remembering a fragment of a book, that I thought was in these, but obviously wasn't.
Something was happening in this town/area/world (the Tomorrow series is about war in modern times, so it could be something like that) and there were a group of people driving/walking up the road and they see a house that should be in darkness, but isn't - there is a faint glow in/around the windows (now I'm rereading this, I am wondering if there is something else about this house that attracts their attention..a flash of light in an upstairs window during the day? and investigation after dark? something anyway). The people go to investigate (I'm thinking there were at least three) and after checking out the barn, they check the house to see the 'baddies' in there (or vice versa - house first then barn to get weapons or a ladder). Somehow or other, these people get onto the verandah(?) and gain access to the house via a second story window. My brain is pinging thinking that one of the people almost falls off the roof, and is just saved from falling off, and or discovery, by the others. They end up in a kids room, and do sneaky things upstairs (find the kids? parents? locked in a bedroom?) A bad guy comes into a bedroom where they are hiding (why? a noise perhaps. I think he was upstairs to use the loo), and is disarmed - a vague memory of a baseball bat is used to disarm him. Later another bad guy comes upstairs to look for the missing one and there is shooting. The daughter of the home owners is downstairs, is naked, and has been raped, though that isn't explicitly said. More shooting happens, the bad guys all get killed and the mum of the family goes to her daughter, disregarding the fact she is naked (I think - maybe it was a girl in the group who got into the house).
After that, I don't recall what happened. I have a feeling the family told the group to go and they would deal with the mess. But I'm not sure about that.
This book is presumably an e-book, and read within the last couple of years. Being an ebook, I can't tell you when it was digitised, or published, since I probably found it elsewhere (ie, not on Amazon).
A while ago i read a book in which there was a boy or man who was extremely good at math. then in ( what he thinks is a dream ) he had to make a test. later it seems this was a test for a school in which you learn to use magic. but only those who were very good at math could use magic. in a lesson they go to the north pole where they transform into animals. the man or boy then smells something delicious and mates with one of the others which was transformed into an animal. later these 2 become lovers. somewhere at the end the woman uses a spell to sacrefice her own life to save those of her friends and the man. then the man goes an a venture for a creature who can make wishes true in an attempt to save the woman that he loves ( he failes ).
This is a kind of depressing book but it left an impression on me and i would like to read it again after these years.
The book's cover was red and black. It was a fictional novel about someone who worked at a zoo and the description was along the lines of "the elephants are sick of working, the giraffes are playing dead because of a fake suicide pact". Strangely that is not unique enough for Google.
I think there was a character called Paul, but I have no idea if he was the main character or if the MC was male/female. Probably published within the last five-ten years (it was in a bin with books by AM Homes and Michael Chabon, if that's any help.)
I am a huge fan of Sword and Sorcery novels. A few years ago I was out of town visiting a friend at their local library and I just pulled a book off the shelf to read while I waited and now for the life of me I can't remember the name of the book or the Author. A few things I can remember about the book.
There were several groups of mages in the book. A group of mages (I think considered the most powerful) that would meditate to gather power into themselves for spell casting. Part of the ritual they performed to gather the power was to conceal that power because it is mentioned that they become an anomaly that the universe would correct otherwise. Another group, considered weaker, were nature type mages but had some secret power that gave them an ancient power over stones.
The only piece of the story is a point where they are crossing some wide magical boundry. The boundry has been disabled so they can cross and just as they reach the other side they are attacked by a monster(a dragon I think). One of the wizards(the apprentice I think) unleashes a blast of power at the dragon to try to kill it but misses. The master then speaks a magic word of command to reactivate the magical barrier which then eliminates the threat.
Having thought about it some more I think the apprentice attacks and wounds the master and steals a magical item. As the master is nearly dead he speaks to the other members of their group. He gives them years of his life he says he has "paid for and they are his" and asks them to go after the apprentice and stop him.
Okay, so I read this book maybe...8 years ago and it made me cry so hard, I've been looking for it again for a while now. It's a sci-fi personal-growth story about a single father and his daughter. He like builds robots or whatever? So he's building a robot AI program and he makes the head look like the mom. It was really weird but really sweet. The daughter finds it and bonds with it, like playing chess with it and stuff. She then loses it and steals the head and them it somehow gets resolved at the end. It's a fairly distinctive book and made me cry a lot! If you know what it is please let me know! Thanks!
When I were a young 'un, I read a book that was in the school library. There were three kids in the book, two boys and a girl, of early secondary/junior high school age. They met in their school's science lab (possibly chemistry lab, possibly not specified) and played an ongoing RPG. Some elements of the game were recounted. I can't remember names of characters, name of author, or indeed, any identifying details beyond that the book had a blue cover. It didn't seem alien to me at 14 in Ireland, so was probably British rather than American. I was reading it in about 1991-92, so it was probably published in the 80s.
Given these very vague recollections, Google has been of no help. What was I reading?
Looking for a book. Pretty new, I got an iBook sample and poof! It's gone. *shakes head*
Anyway, the book seems like it was set in older times. I remember it was a girl who was awoken by her mother, her mother gave her a key(?) and had her slip through a secret passage while attackers killed her family and set her house on fire. She went down a stairway to get away from the smoke. She came out in town or something, onto a road. She saw this house or bar, and went to it, where I think some people helped her.
It's a sci fi/fantasy book.
Someone or something was after her because she was special or different somehow. I remember her thinking something like "I know my parents must be dead by now."
Her mom gave her something and sent her off. Maybe a necklace with a crystal on it, or maybe a key?
I can remember most of the tiny sample, except the title and author!
I read a book a few years ago and have been trying to think of the name for days now. It was a YA Novel, about two best friends who lived in the same building. The girl was a tomboy and the boy was kind of a player. I think they both play soft ball or baseball, but I know the boy does for sure. The boy has some incurable(sp?)cancer or disease. His best friend is by his side the whole time and they slowly realize that they love love each other. I believe they get married before he passes away.
I know it sounds like a morbid story, but I really would appreciate the title, if anyone could help.. Please and thanks!
This YA book concerned a young female who learned she had magical abilities (or the ability to learn magic) and her adventures when she encountered the magical world; one memorable section (passage? chapter?) involved her running from a banshee. I remember this book specifically because I picked it up around the same time the first couple of Harry Potters came out (so this would've been in the late 90s) and it featured both a Ron and a Hermione as minor supporting characters. The Ron character was one of two twins (I recall that the other twin was a female and also had an R name), and the Hermione character was also a witch, albeit an arrogant, antagonistic one. I found the book at the library in my small Colorado town, and it was then relatively old -- it was library-bound and had aged -- though I don't remember enough about the style or the content to say if it was likely ten years old or fifty years old at that point. It was definitely in English, but I don't remember any specific British spellings, though I also don't remember enough detail to say if that's accurate.
Thanks to anyone who may come up with an answer! This has been bugging me for a long while.
Hi everyone. I first listened to this audiobook on cassette tape in the latter half of the '90s. It was for the age range of 8-12. I don't recall the language sounding more old fashioned (like the famous five) so I think it was publihed around that time. It featured a ghost of a crotchety man from the 1700s or 1800s who made trouble, and I remember the name Samuel, but I'm not sure if it's the ghost's name or the name of the young boy that was also in the story. I think the ghost may have befriended the young boy. The cover had a stone or marble statue on it, possibly in a pond/fountain, and there was greenery in the background, and it looked like it was painted, possibly in something like watercolour. The title may have been something like "the haunting of [name]", but I may be misremembering that completely. I'm sorry I don't have any really concrete details, but I hope someone here can help me.
Book found! It was the Revenge of Samuel Stokes by Penelope Lively
I read this book a while ago and it could have easily been published even earlier (Guessing 60s-80s).
As I recall there were two point of views in the book. The first where a small group of people one who recently invent time travel are testing out the time machine and travel to another time to find themselves in a terminal for time travelers. The other was a cop whose job was to enforce the rules of the time traveling society which include only jumping multiple of a specific amount of time (I think 10,000 years) to prevent mucking up personal timelines and to avoid specific intervals of time which were less stable (red periods was the term I think). And as the new time travelers came from a red period and didn't jump a proper multiple they broke both rules and he was tasked with tracking them down and dealing with the situation.
Unfortunately I don't recall most of the details of the plot or how it was resolved and would really like to read the book again however I have had no luck asking around at conventions and the like so I'm hoping that whatwasthatbook would be able to find it.
I read this paperback fantasy book around 1990 in elementary school in Canada. I think the author's last name was at the end of the alphabet because I remember looking at the bottom of the fantasy section in the school library. It may have been a fantasy series of books.
A girl lived underground and found an exit through some roots that had weakened or rotted. Above ground she meets a society that lives in trees and they have wings. They show her around and the girl discovers that her underground people are the same kind as the winged people, but for some reason her people were restricted to live underground and didn't get wings.
That is all I remember! Thought I would give this web site a shot. Thanks!
I read a book about 5 years ago that was a young adult book with the main characters' name as Julie or Julia. She was in school plays and her best friend lived next to her so she could open her window and cross the big tree and climb in her friend's window. A guy starts leaving poems pinned to the tree and she thinks they're for her friend but they end up being for her "winter below (it's snowy), july above(as in julie/a)". Other details I remember are that she emails him, her mom works at a boutique and brings home dresses in a trunk for the girls, she kisses her best friends' brother in their backyard, and the guy finally comes up in her room via the tree one day. This is driving me CRAZY.
I've all but given up on finding the name and author of this book... I found this website and it may be my last chance of getting any info.
In the late 1970s or very early 1980s I read a sci-fi book that my dad bought me when I was sick. I thought it was titled "Monsters"... but it's been so long that I can't be sure. it was a trade paperback that he probably bought in a grocery or "dime" store. It was not very long (I would say less than 300 pages, maybe less than 200).
I found it very moving as a young boy... so here's what I remember about it...
It seems that it took place on Earth in the far future ... but an Earth that had been either taken over by a race of superior aliens, or possibly evolved humans. Most of the story takes place in a kind of large "laboratory" where the "overseers" (that's just what I'm calling them... not what they were called in the book)... genetically modified what I think were human babies to have traits of animals. The subjects were treated very coldly.
The overseers created all types of "people"... for instance (and I can't remember specifics)... one person may have feathers, while another may have the head of a snake, while still another may have the legs of a tiger. It was as if the overseers were trying to modify humans to give them the qualities of other animals.
The main character (or at least I think it was the main character) was modified to have wings. The story followed his life from infancy (very cold and non-loving atmosphere where he was fed by unknown hands) through to adulthood. He gains a few friends and eventually decides to attempt to escape this place where he spent his entire life. He had never seen "outside", only the metal walls of the "laboratory".
Once he escapes, I can't remember much except for the end. He finds himself at the top of a mountain or large hill... and he looks out at the land he had never seen. He spreads his wings and jumps. The thing about the modifications that the overseers had made to all the subjects is that they were all totally superficial. So, when he jumps... he has a moment of the feeling of freedom and flight and then he plummets to his death.
I know this isn't much to go on. The story was probably written by an unknown author and has been out of print for many years. Or, maybe it's super famous and I just have the title wrong. If anyone has any info about this book I would love to hear it.
I don't really have high hopes for anyone knowing this book. I read it at my grandparents' house and they had a ton of books. It's a book of ghost stories and although I read the book when I was probably 10 or 12 (or maybe younger? In any event, early 80s), and I don't think it was age appropriate. The one story I read, and I think it was the only one I read, was about a prostitute who had a female lover and I guess they had a falling out, but I remember the ghost part of it being that the prostitute (I think her name was Belle) would appear to people clawing at her throat. Maybe then the person seeing the ghost would have trouble breathing, but I'm not sure about that. The book did have some rather crude (not in the morality sense of the word) illustrations, iirc, but I don't think it was a book for very young kids. Other things I remember about the story were that Belle could sit in the palm of her lover's hand, and I think she had some stage show where she'd be covered in gold leaf and the patrons could pay to remove a leaf from her and I guess the "winner" would then get to have his way with her. Something about Belle clawing at her throat unnerved me and I think I didn't read anymore.
Hi! I'm posting this on behalf of my friend who doesn't have an LJ account, but has been reading this community a lot since I showed it to her. This is what she's looking for:
I read this book some time in the late 90s, no later than 2001. It came from an elementary school library in Europe, it was written in English, and the publisher was very likely British. It might have had a yellow hard cover, but it wasn't a very long book, a finger's width at the most. It wasn't quite YA, it was at that stage where it might or might not have had illustrations.
The protagonist is a young boy. He's some sort of supernatural creature, I want to say vampire? I remember he could turn into a wolf, and he could turn invisible. (I don't think he was a werewolf, since his mom and sister could turn into bats instead, but I could be getting that mixed up with another book.) He was attending school with normal kids when a scientist came to his class to give a presentation of some sort, and asked for help carrying the boxes to his car afterwards, and chose this kid to help.
When he got to the car, he injected the kid with something that knocked him out, and stuffed him in the trunk. The kid sort of faded in and out of consciousness, and vaguely remembered medical exams. He woke up in a room, with black dissection lines drawn all over him. The scientist and his wife knew he was a vampire, and intended to study him and publish papers and expose his species etc etc.
The kid eventually managed to escape out the bathroom window or something, but nearly got caught because the scientist and his wife had infrared cameras or night vision goggles or something.
When the kid got back to his family, they were surprisingly unconcerned, and they all went for a family run/fly in the forest.
If anybody has any ideas of what book this is, or any leads she can follow, it would be really great! :)
You can reply to this post, I'll just pass it on to her. Thanks so much! :)
I read this book one summer when I was on holiday about 6 years ago, and now I can't remember the title no matter how hard I try!
What I think I can remember at the story is that there was a little girl, she has some sort of argument with her parents and runs away down to the beach. Her parents find her shoe/vest(?) under the shingle on the beach and believe she has drowned, but in fact she is just hiding.
Her parents leave/move away, and I think she is later found by the groundskeeper. Him and his wife take her in and try to get in touch with her parents but they can't get hold of her. I want to say that she lives on at the house for years until her dad returns to visit, and the book ends with her still living there as an old lady! But that last bit may be made up!
I read this book back in the late 1980's, so I am guessing it was published in the 70's or 80's. I believe the author was a woman. The story centers around the misadventures of a young boy living, I believe, in a camp for migrant farm workers, which was managed by his father, in Alabama, set perhaps in the 1930's, 40's, or 50's. I believe it is kind of a murder mystery. The author may have written a sequel to it but I can't remember if I ever read it.
I've been trying to figure out what this book is for some time! I cannot remember the author's name. It's quite a short story, written in the first person. It is about a man who at first is repulsed by a woman he meets at some event but becomes strangely captivated by her. I think he is quite high up in the army or something. He goes to her house to request her hand in marriage, her Dad is I think a soldier and is insane. They end up getting married, she is also insane and very hostile towards him. She gives birth to a daughter whom she kills when the child is still a baby and she bribes the man into telling the authorities that it was the Nanny who did it. She has an affair with a man which her husband finds out about, there is a long scene where the husband is hiding whilst the woman and her lover discuss their affair. She has magical powers. The man has her lover shot and he takes his wife to a tower where he defecates on her head and I think also rapes her (It's quite a dark tale) before locking the tower door and leaving her to die. Gradually he starts to lose his mind, he begins to see her everywhere and has conversations with her, she is often dressed in strange outfits during their meetings. In the end he goes back to the tower and opens the door, he has sex with her corpse and she comes back to life, they are in love with one another.. hard to tell whether the ending is real or if it's just his mad delusions.
It is a brilliant story and I want it so badly. It's a long shot but any idea what it could be?? I would be so grateful if someone could tell me!
I am looking for a book that was written in probably the 1950s. It was YA fiction about a young black girl going to boarding school or prep school with a bunch of white girls and the hijinks that ensued, including a Big Project they all had to worry about for the semester and a slumber party where the black girl's hair had to be straightened with yak butter by the other girls and it was a bonding experience. And the black girl's mother was irritated about that.
I can't remember any more details, but I really hope I can find it again. TIA!
I haven't read this book, but my father was telling me all about it recently. He said it was a fairy tale that he had read as a child and he thinks it was called The Three Dogs and was probably written by Hans Christian Andersen. I have heard that there are several editions of this fairy tale published, but I am looking for a specific one. It tells of a boy who has three dogs. One is name Eat 'Em Up, another is Fetch Me Food, and the last one is Shatter Iron. It has to do with a dragon and a princess as well. I also think it had illustrations in the book. It could have even been published in a book with a compilation of several fairy tales. I appreciate any help! Thank you!
Hello, I'm trying to find the name of a young adult or children's book about war. Unfortunately, I haven't read it. My coworker mentioned it to me and I was curious about it. All I really know is that it's about a boy (I'm not sure of his age) who wants to lose weight to join the military. My coworker said he thinks it was set during either World War I or II. I'm assuming he read it in the '90s.
All I remember is: man sees woman, falls in love on sight. He's rough & crude; she's a Christian & not at all his type. She gets kidnapped, somehow he does, too ..... they are held in the same place & are tortured, i.e. stung by scorpions ..... he is let go or escapes, converts to Christianity & goes to stay with her parents. They receive a message from her & she's using the biblical names of mountains & such to describe where she has been taken - like the names are "relatives" of hers. The man recognizes the names because he's reading the Old Testament right then, deduces where she is, rescues her & they live happily ever after. Or, something like that. :)
A friend of mine was telling me about books he read when he was a kid. It was a series (maybe of 7) and they were each about a different historical figure. These people had imaginary friends that guided them or helped them through life. One of the people was Thomas Edison and his imaginary friend was a lightbulb. Another was Benjamin Franklin and his was a key. He used to read these books with his mother who recently passed away and I would love to be able to find them and get them for him for christmas, if they're still available.
Paranormal Roman/Urban Fantasy, All sorts of different demons, their own demon languages, demon slayer co, and a demon hospital For the life of me I can't remember this books name. And I'm hoping you guys can help me out. Basic summery from what I can remember is, There was a demon hospital that treated all sorts of demons and humans, and the demons were the doctors. The slayer was turning into a demon. The lady slayer was falling for the demon who had to find a mate before a certain day of passage to different demon powers or something. In the end the slayer and the demon got together and the slayer took on her demon half. And that's all I can remember.... I know that's not much but its something... can anyone think of what this book is. Because it's on the tip top of my brain, and I can't grasp it. So SO aggravating. Help please. Thanks! ~a
I read this book in 2008 or 2009. I think it was published in the late 90s or in the 00s.
It chronicled a boy since he was a young child until he was a preteen (maybe older). I think the whole book was told from the boy's older brother's perspective. The boy truly believes that he is meant to fly. He doesn't seem to fit in with other people his age or with his family very well. His family puts up with his odd notion, but as he grows older they think he might not be mentally sound. I think his parents and brother were overprotective of him. Also, this was NOT a fantasy book.
I think there is a point in the book when he jumps off a tree or his house and ends up in a cast. However even after this incident, he is still optimistic and is not deterred. I think Icarus is mentioned in the book as well.
In the end of the book, he tries to fly again. I don't remember if the author explicitly described him growing wings/flying at all, or if it was just hinted at (and up to the readers interpretation).
I can't remember when I read the book specifically, only that it was within the last year and half. It's a newer book, say 2010-present. Romance. What I can remember from it was that the main girl was poor, sleeping in the apartment with friends till she could get on her feet. She also found out she was pregnant by an ex that she was no longer involved with. The main guy was in town talking to lawyers regarding his estate/farm/ranch I think. He ends up bumping into her, where I'm not sure, it might've been on the street but I'm not sure. I know something to do with coffee somewhere in the beginning. He ends up wanting to help her, so he convinces her to pack everything up and come back home with him. I can't remember if any relatives are alive but I believe he's got his grandma or someone else. He might've been going to school at one point only to have to come back home, but I may be confusing that part with What Price Paradise. There's marriage in there somewhere. I know towards the end of the book there's a huge storm, I believe a tornado and she's just freaking out because she doesn't know where he is, only that he's somewhere in the storm while she's alone in the house. Either he or she took out a 4-wheeler. One of their last names might be Montgomery, I don't know why, but that name just stands out the most. Other than that, I'm not sure. Please someone help!
So for the longest time I was convinced that this incident happened in the Catcher and the Rye, but apparently, it does not.
There are a bunch of high school students at a boarding school (presumably a group of guys) and they have a pet fish in their dorm room. One day the are gathered in the dorm room and they hear that their supervisor is coming, so they grab the fish bowl and hide it under the bed. Then a bunch of them sit on the bed. The bed is not strong enough to support all of them, and it collapses. This causes the fish bowl to break, and the fish dies.
This has to be from some book! I know I'm not making it up!
A few years ago I read this book and I really want to find it again, I can't remember the exact plot, but I remember there was a girl who fell in love with a guy, and he was an angel, and they had to go fly to some far off church to find a weapon to fight someone and then eventually they lived on a hill in a deserted area... Can anyone help? Sorry, that's mostly all I can remember of it!
I read this book in elementary school in the early 90s, though I'd guess it was more geared towards middle schoolers. I don't think it was very new but it may have been. It was a fairly thick hardcover.
The opening scene finds the main character seated at her school desk, which I believe was a large touchscreen surface. She dozes off from boredom, wakes, and it's time to leave class.
We are then introduced to her life/environment. Her society lives in a large building that houses everything/everyone. I believe there are no windows, plants, or animals (though there are rumors of such things). She lives with her mom, who does not seem very fond or attentive, in a small apartment on a certain level of this building, which denotes basically their rank/class. One can theoretically move up in number, but in reality you are usually stuck around where you are born. The leader of the society lives on the very top level.
I'm looking for a series of books I read in the early 1960s. From what I can remember, the stories concerned a boy and girl (probably a brother and sister) and their adventures which took place in different parts of the world. I was able to obtain these books from my local library in Dundee, Scotland. I don't know however if they were British books or if they originally were published elsewhere. Any help would be much appreciated!
I read a book ten years or so ago (although I think it was older than that) that I've been trying to remember for ages. It was pretty long and told the story of a noblewoman in the the Tudor era. I don't remember much, but she got the plague and live through it by quarantining herself and staying active, and I think there was a big fire in London at some point too. Over the course of the book, she falls in love, but it's not the main focus of the story. I know it's not a lot to go on, but the title may have had the word 'Pearl' in it?
Thanks for any help you can give!
Edit: Found it! Circle of Pearls by Rosalind Laker. Thanks so much.