There were some really great book suggestions from everyone...my reading list has grown considerably - thank you!!
A few that stuck out were, of course, the Harry Potter books. I'll admit something to you all, I LOVE those books, and I've probably read the first one 4 times by now. I now have all the British versions (yes, they translate them into "American English" for us Yanks, so now I'm going to re-read the whole series in it's original form) to read before the final book comes out this summer. In fact, I'm trying to figure out how to be in London for the release of the last book in July. Shouldn't be too hard!! :-) And for you Harry Potter fans out there, I just finished an amazing trilogy called "The Black Magician Trilogy" by Trudi Canavan. These books are all the size of HP book 5, and I finished the lot in just 5 days. Granted, I didn't stamp those 5 days, but I just couldn't put the books down!!! And Yvette, she's an Aussie!
A funny coincidence is that a couple of people mentioned the Phillipa Gregory books (including the winner!) and I just got 3 of them on hubby's last trip to the States. I'm starting with the Constant Princess (just started) and will try to read in chronological order from there.
Oh...and last thing to mention is several folks mentioned Stephen King. If you've read my profile you can see I grew up in Maine. Actually, I grew up in Bangor, a few miles from his home (everything in Bangor is only a few miles from everything else) and my father actually taught his son high school math. So, needless to say, I've read MANY of his books and also love his ability to suck the reader in.
Ok...enough about books! The winner is (by a drawing of all names out of a Tupperware dish)
Sharon who wrote:
So Sharon, please email me your snail mail address and tell me what color flower you would like so I can get you your bon bons as quickly as possible! :-)
Oh, and lastly, I wanted to say I laughed out loud when I read what Cindee had written " I struggle with...read? stamp? read? stamp? read? stamp???? Just not enough time in a day!" because I have that exact struggle once I've started a good book. I seem to get on a roll with either reading or stamping - can you tell which side I've been on lately?? :-)