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Looking for reading suggestions  [message #75048] Sun, 28 October 2018 16:34 Go to next message
luvtwinks is currently offline  luvtwinks   United States

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So many stories to choose from...it's difficult to pick one! I was hoping some other members could point me towards some good stories to read. So far I have read all of the "Empty Shoes" challenge stories plus As They Say, Z Is For Zombie, and The Life Of Matt Summers. I'm just about to start reading Two Boys On A Train. Thanks!
Re: Looking for reading suggestions  [message #75049 is a reply to message #75048] Sun, 28 October 2018 17:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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"luvtwinks wrote on Sun, 28 October 2018 16:34"
So many stories to choose from...it's difficult to pick one! I was hoping some other members could point me towards some good stories to read. So far I have read all of the "Empty Shoes" challenge stories plus As They Say, Z Is For Zombie, and The Life Of Matt Summers. I'm just about to start reading Two Boys On A Train. Thanks!

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This is a hard one to answer. I have read every tale on the site, because that is what I do in order to see if they fit here. A way of making a decision is to go to the entire log since 1 January 2002 of what is on the site and browse.



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Re: Looking for reading suggestions  [message #75052 is a reply to message #75049] Sun, 28 October 2018 19:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
luvtwinks is currently offline  luvtwinks   United States

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Indeed.May as well start at the beginning and see what I find!
Re: Looking for reading suggestions  [message #75058 is a reply to message #75052] Sun, 28 October 2018 22:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cm is currently offline  cm   United Kingdom

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The writing challenges are a good place to start. They give you several reasonably brief stories by a selection of authors. If you find you particularly enjoy an author's work, you could try others by the same author via the 'Story shelf' option.
Re: Looking for reading suggestions  [message #75059 is a reply to message #75048] Mon, 29 October 2018 07:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
William King is currently offline  William King   France

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I just finished reading this book http://awesomedude.com/freethinker/dance/index.htm Dance of the Wicked Boys. It's a story that would definitely fit on this site, but I found it by recommendation on AwesomeDude. It is well written, good storyline, great characters. It's a little different to perhaps your usual background themes, because it is about ballet dancers. Not a big book, there is a sequel, which I am about to start. So it's my 'book of the month', take a look, the lead characters are two very engaging teenagers. If you do read it, come back and let us know what you thought.
Re: Looking for reading suggestions  [message #75060 is a reply to message #75059] Mon, 29 October 2018 12:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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It's a cracking story. The first chapter leaves you in no dount that you absolutely have to read to the end.

As you know, I d not go poaching, but this tale woudl assureldy fit here.  



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Re: Looking for reading suggestions  [message #75068 is a reply to message #75059] Wed, 31 October 2018 00:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
luvtwinks is currently offline  luvtwinks   United States

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"William King wrote on Mon, 29 October 2018 07:39"
I just finished reading this book http://awesomedude.com/freethinker/dance/index.htm Dance of the Wicked Boys. It's a story that would definitely fit on this site, but I found it by recommendation on AwesomeDude. It is well written, good storyline, great characters. It's a little different to perhaps your usual background themes, because it is about ballet dancers. Not a big book, there is a sequel, which I am about to start. So it's my 'book of the month', take a look, the lead characters are two very engaging teenagers. If you do read it, come back and let us know what you thought.

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I enjoyed this story very much.Thanks for bringing it to my attention. 😀
Re: Looking for reading suggestions  [message #75079 is a reply to message #75059] Sat, 03 November 2018 14:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
luvtwinks is currently offline  luvtwinks   United States

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"William King wrote on Mon, 29 October 2018 07:39"
Not a big book, there is a sequel, which I am about to start.

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I've read the sequel and I liked it more than the first part. Highly recommended!
Re: Looking for reading suggestions  [message #75151 is a reply to message #75048] Tue, 13 November 2018 23:14 Go to previous message
American_Alex   United States

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Wow, what a story! I think there are enough loose ends and partially-developed characters for a third book.



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