Recommendation request

Anna Z Skarzynska ania at
Wed Jan 12 14:02:15 EST 2005

How about the Falco series by Lindsay Davis (Davies?).

Unfortunately, I am convinced that between you you have read Everything, so
it's really no use recommending because nothing will be new to him.
For a happy reread I'd suggest LM Montgomery or the Moomintroll books.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Allison Marles" <apm at>
To: <dwj at>
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 5:53 PM
Subject: Re: Recommendation request

> hrm, light and fluffy ...
> The only romances I read are Georgette Heyer, so I can't offer
> any romances, but I do have some other books I read for fluffy amusement.
> I'm not sure how available they are at U.S. Libraries since it's a
> Canadian author, but you should check out Gordon Korman.  He writes for
> young adults.  Some books are younger than others.  You might start with
> "Son of Interflux" which is intended for a teenage audience.  The
> absolute funniest book, which had me laughing out loud multiple times is
> "I Want to Go Home".  "A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag" is also
> good.  There's a series of books about two boys (Bruno and Boots) at
> boarding school that are also very fluffy fun, though intended more for
> the pre-teen audience.  I still enjoy reading all these books when I'm
> in the mood for light reading.
> "Witch and Wombat" by Carolyn Cushman is a light-hearted fantasy.
> Allison
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 10:36:34AM -0700, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
> > I need some help finding books for Jacob to read when he comes home from
> > work.  He's working really late hours and comes home all zombified and
> > unable to deal with anything complicated.  So what he wants are light,
> > fluffy romance novels with good characterization.  Hence the need for
> > Georgette Heyer--but he's read all of ours, I have more than the library
> > does, and I can't spend any money on books or anything else this month.
> > (Also, he reads fast enough that I cannot wait for a shipment of
> > So the library it must be.
> >
> > For specifics:
> > 1. I need books that I could reasonably find at a U.S. public library.
> > 2. Something more substantial than Harlequin et al.
> > 3. Something non-serious...not actually ha-ha laugh out loud, but not
> > and dramatic.
> > 4. Good, realistic, human characters.
> >
> > I got him started on Julie Garwood's _The Wedding_ last night...what a
> > blessing that I actually bought it!  He loves it--kept me awake with his
> > laughter.  I know I can find a lot of her stuff, but if anyone is a fan
> > can direct me to more of her books like that one (I know she writes
> > different types of romance) that would save me some time.  He loves Meg
> > Cabot's adult novels, also the Bridget Jones books (I will be getting
> > _Olivia Joules_ too).  I know he would like Marion Chesney, but our
> > has gotten rid of almost everything of hers they own, so when I have
> > money again I will probably start collecting those.
> >
> > Alternatively, if you can think of any good humorous fiction--again, the
> > words are Light and Fluffy--that isn't Terry Pratchett (because yes, I
> > own all the Discworld books), that would satisfy him as well.
> >
> > This is an urgent plea for help.  He is driving me crazy.  Plus, he
> > needs the mental break.  If I had a big stack of suitable books on hand,
> > would be...there are no words in the English language to express the
kind of
> > relief I would feel.
> >
> > Melissa Proffitt
> > (who will have to pay substantial fines just to check things out, stupid
> > kids losing stupid books--or stupid mom letting stupid kids check stupid
> > books out on her stupid card)
> >
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