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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Purchased Pages: Reader's Digest Select Edition Vol 3, 2009

I am probably one of the few people who still purchase the Reader's Digest Select Editions. I even buy them at garage sales if they are from way back - and my mom just gave me a bunch from the late 1960's early 1970's.

So - the latest one I received contains these books:

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Logan Thibault is in search of his destiny. Or at least he thinks he is. During three combat tours in Iraq, Logan carried a photograph he had found of a beautiful young woman he had never met. Could the photo be the reason he came home safe and sound? His mission now is to find this "lucky lady" and to see if more than just chance brought her into his life. A haunting tale of love and the search for meaning.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

How do we achieve our dreams? When Professor Randy Pausch was asked to deliver a lecture on what mattered to him the most, he was facing terminal cancer. Rather than dwell on his impending death, Pausch focused instead on life. In this upbeat memoir brimming with courage and humor, Pausch challenges readers not only to achieve their dreams but also to enable the dreams of others, while having fun along the way.

Envy the Night by Michael Koryta

Nearly a decade ago Frank Temple III's world was shattered by a connection to the Miami mob. Now, after years of aimlessness, he's coming back home to an isolated lake in the Wisconsin wilderness to confront the man who destroyed his life. But this homecoming is going to be more complex - and deadly - than he ever could have imagined. An explosive novel of suspense from one of America's finest new writers.

A Foreign Affair by Caro Peacock

The year is 1837. Queen Victoria is about to ascend the throne, and a spirited young Englishwoman named Liberty Lane has just received the shock of her life: Her beloved father has died fighting a duel in France. Or was it murder? Liberty vows to find out. But to do so she must outfox secret agents, dodge scheming noblemen, and prove that, with a little pluck, a "modern" woman can handle anything - even espionage.

Ok - fess up - who out there still buys these books?


bermudaonion said...

I didn't even know they still printed those books!

Debbie Rodgers said...

I haven't bought any lately, but have a stack to be read.

I've never going to have time to read all the books out there in their pure & uncut full-length glory, so now & then RD fits the bill.


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