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July 10, 2005

What's a good plane read? :)

Give me some advice for a book to read on the plane! I want something that is easy to get into, keeps you interested, and something I won't want to put down after we land!

Muchos Gracias!

21 comments:

rcm said...

The Gunslinger by Stephen King, the first of the Dark Tower Series :P

TheMartins said...

I couldn't put this on down and would totally re-read it... Not sure its what you are looking for though http://www.randomhouse.com/features/grisham/books/streetlawyer/

If I think of more I'll let ya know. I know you are looking for something funnY... I'll see what I can't think up. :o) When are you leaving? seeing family? Have a blast

Lynn Daniels said...

Hard to make recommendations when I don't really know what you favor or what you've read. I'd recommend anything you see in the "recent reads" section of my blog...I've just started reading Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner. She's got the first chapter posted at her site: http://www.juliekenner.com. Looks like you favor more chick-lit type stuff -- if you haven't read Alesia Holliday's American Idle, I recommend that one. If you have read it, Nice Girls Finish First, the follow-up to Idle, just came out. Also in that vein, I loved Hit Reply by Rocki St. Claire.

Does any of that help?

Dylan said...

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby has always been my ultimate travel book.

MG said...

Have a peek at #2 on this list I gave to Bekkah. I thought it was pretty funny and read very well.

Billy said...

The Baronet's Song by George MacDonald.
Changed my life!

MacManus said...

I have read "Nowhere Man" by Aleksandar Hemon 3x while travelling now. You would be amazed at the looks you get from customs officals if you read a book the whole why through customs...they think you are nuts!
BTW...thanks for stopping by...hope you weren't too offended :)

Humor Girl said...

rcm- read it! :)

Martins- Loved the rainmaker...maybe i'll check that one out too!

lynn- I'll definitely browse through your recent reads! Thanks. :)

dylan- For sure check it out!

mg- I LOVE john stossel! lol

Billy- I read the review...looks really good. :)

Paul- I'll check it out. And no, i wasn't offended. :)

BlackOps said...

If you havent read it yet and based on you being a God fearing woman, check out Da Vinci Code.

Melissa said...

Any of the Shopaholic Books or Can you Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella.

The Cubicle Reverend said...

Agatha Christie mysteries usually work. not too heavy. Also Ellis Peters if you like mysteries with a more historical bent

Tess Harrison said...

Some great one have already been tossed out. Do you like suspense? Those usually keep me glued to them as I turn the page.

Le laquet said...

I really enjoyed Brick Lane by Monica Ali .... the woman next to me on a plane gave it to me as she had enjoyed it so much! Fantastic read!

Humor Girl said...

blackops- will it try to put any doubt in my head? Cause I stear clear of that. :)

Melissa- yes..i've read 'em!!

Cube- ooh..that's what you mentioned. I'll have to try on! :)

Teresa- Yes..i like suspense..but not as much as a funny book.

le laquet- ooh... Brick Lane...I'll read up on it.

THANKS YOU GUYS!! Keep 'em comin'!

Bekkah said...

Hhhm, a REALLY light and fast read would be The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger and then there's always Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, a classic!!

BlackOps said...

NO, its not that kind of book and I would never recommend something like that to you. However remember its a supposedly a fictional novel but claims certain things to be FACT. I believe you would enjoy it.

KV said...

Well keep in mind that I'm a business guy so the books I will recommend to you are related to that field. However, I think you might enjoy reading those books:

· On Target: How the World's Hottest Retailer Hit a Bullseye (by Laura Rowley): This book is really interesting and super easy to read. Should only take you a few hours so it's perfect for a plane ride.


* What I learned from Sam Walton: How to Compete and Thrive in a Wal-Mart World (by Michael Bergdhal): I have not read this one yet but it’s next on my list. I looks really cool. A good way to understand how Walmart became so big.

Thaleia said...

"Out" by Natsuo Kirino is a very nice book.

Or "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova: if you're in to a search for Dracula...

"Brick Lane" by Monica Ali...

I can go on for hours :)

MommyCool said...

Take a look at my reading list, you may find a great title here: MommyCool Reading. Hope you find the right one for your trip!

Ms. Q said...

"The Life of Pi" by Yann Martel. It is a remarkable book. And a great plane read, I am sure.

"Girl, Interrupted" was read by me years ago on a flight from Orange County to Seattle. I started the book on take off and finished the last page on touch down. The PERFECT plane read.

Those are my two cents.

Humor Girl said...

bekkah- i started that book a while ago...i just re-added it to my nightstand book. I have about 20 pages left! hehe I'll check out REbekkah

KV- hmm...I'll check them out! ;)

Thalaie- You're the second person to recommend Brick Lane....Must be good.

Mommycool- i've read a lot of them... :) Thanks!

Ms. Q- I read girl interupted right before the movie came out! IT was really good. I'll look into The Life of Pi. I've heard good things about it.