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#61 IrishHeart

 
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:09 PM

my taste in books is so eclectic you will all think I'm strange.

Basically, if it has words, I'll read it.


I don't think you're strange Barty, because I am the exact same way. :)

I just finished Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese --a beautifully crafted novel. I hated for it to end.

Then, I read Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers. Lovely book about strong women during the Roman's siege of Massada.

Just cracked open The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

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#62 Loey

 
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:19 PM

I don't think you're strange Barty, because I am the exact same way. :)

I just finished Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese --a beautifully crafted novel. I hated for it to end.

Then, I read Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers. Lovely book about strong women during the Roman's siege of Massada.

Just cracked open The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani.


I also highly recommend our own author Vincent's (VydorScope) sci-fi novels. I zipped through Volume 1 and am reading Volume 2 at warp speed. Haven't enjoyed sci-fi so much since Heinlein (sp?), Asimov, Star Trek, Star Wars. I swear he didn't pay me for this unsolicited post!! He's that good!

Saw the pain doctor today and had to sign my life away and take a pee test. DH is out picking up my new meds tonight. Federally regulated. Hopefully they'll bring relief. I pulled my back out (but not by falling). I think I slept on my back which is a no no. Also have minor fractures throughout body from previous falls. Luckily when I can't sleep I lose myself in Vincent's book.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:26 PM

Am I the only one who has memorized labels on bottles of shampoo? Does "Wet hair. Lather. Rinse. Repeat." sound familiar? I cannot sit still anywhere without some book or label to read. I just can't stand it.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:02 AM

Am I the only one who has memorized labels on bottles of shampoo? Does "Wet hair. Lather. Rinse. Repeat." sound familiar? I cannot sit still anywhere without some book or label to read. I just can't stand it.


I once read a "Constitutional Law" book because it was there and I was wide awake. Too lazy to go downstairs and I wondered if I would understand it. I did, but it bored me to tears and I fell asleep shortly thereafter. The shampoo bottle was more interesting.

Needless to say, I turned down my law school acceptance.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:06 AM

Am I the only one who has memorized labels on bottles of shampoo? Does "Wet hair. Lather. Rinse. Repeat." sound familiar? I cannot sit still anywhere without some book or label to read. I just can't stand it.


If I really like a book I put a copy of it (if it's not on my Kindle) in one of the bathrooms. You're not alone Posted Image

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:21 AM

Unsure whether I would like Hunger Games. Is it Sci Fi-ish? Harry Potter-ish? Abhor those so am wondering about HG. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to try and see!


I'm pretty eclectic (Karreeeng will tell you it's not just with booksPosted Image) but I love sci-fi, horror & fantasy. Haven't seen Hunger Games yet. I'm addicted to Game of Thrones. I usually read all the books before we watch them because we buy the season. Haven't been watching as much TV since DH got me my Kindle. I read in the car on long trips. My mother was an avid reader but she would always read the last page in a book to see if she'd like it.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:32 AM

Am I the only one who has memorized labels on bottles of shampoo? Does "Wet hair. Lather. Rinse. Repeat." sound familiar? I cannot sit still anywhere without some book or label to read. I just can't stand it.


This made me laugh out loud. :) I do that too.
Here they are in French and English. When people are surprised I don't speak French I say, "But I can read French." :P

I'll read anything except Romance usually.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:17 AM

Cereal boxes. When I was a kid it was reading the cereal box over and over. Still have the word monkey on my back.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:43 PM

I'll read anything except Romance usually.


I'm not a big sci-fi fan, (sorry all those who are, just not my thing) yet I love to watch Fringe.

And by romance do you mean the ones with a Fabio type on the cover, his long hair blowing back as he holds the woman almost upside down in an impossible back stretch with her tatas falling out romance?

or

Wuthering Heights ill-fated wanna cut your wrists you're so sad after reading romance?

or

a floof romance like The Notebook?

if so, I do not like them much either.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:26 PM

I'm not a big sci-fi fan, (sorry all those who are, just not my thing) yet I love to watch Fringe.

And by romance do you mean the ones with a Fabio type on the cover, his long hair blowing back as he holds the woman almost upside down in an impossible back stretch with her tatas falling out romance?

or

Wuthering Heights ill-fated wanna cut your wrists you're so sad after reading romance?

or

a floof romance like The Notebook?

if so, I do not like them much either.


Don't get me started on Fabio. The commercials he was doing made my skin crawl. I'm fussy with my romance novels. I love the old reliable authors for that. Not a big rom-com fan unless it's highly recommended.

God Bless books. At one point I was going to be a librarian but took the special ed route instead. Healing Hugs to all my psillies and readers alike!



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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

Gosh, I read through this thread and saw so many books mentioned that I read and loved..

For the post about Dean Knootz - Phantoms. AWSOME read, easily his best. Did not like Lightning so much though.
For the post about King - He best work was the Bachman books, IMO, I read It, Stand, the dark tower series, and etc.. but he is only "okay" in my list
For the post about Niven - Ringworld for sure! Love it! Mote in God's eye was good too.

I could go one, but I read EVERYTHING. Christopher Stasheff, Asimov, Clancy, Hardy Boys, Douglas Adams, and so one. The first book ever read was when I was seven and I devoured "The Never Ending Story" and have not stopped reading since. Its slower now that I am in grad school, but thanks to e-books I have read more in to self-published authors that just were not accessible before this age. I also read a lot of non-fiction, but that just depends on the topic that I am currently hot on.

Currently I am between books trying to decide what to read next. I just finished 80 A.D. which is actually a children's series (early YA). I am thinking of reading The Princes Bride next only because I really enjoyed the movie. My TBR list is wide and varied.

You can steal my TV, but try and take my Nook, and you will find out how I got all those karate trophy's on my mantle! :angry:
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:34 AM

Gosh, I read through this thread and saw so many books mentioned that I read and loved..

For the post about Dean Knootz - Phantoms. AWSOME read, easily his best. Did not like Lightning so much though.

Pffffft- Watchers is totally his best book. :P
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:39 AM

Pffffft- Watchers is totally his best book. :P



It was good... but... Phantoms still wins. :P To much was known about Watchers, Phantoms was much more unknown as you went. :huh:
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:03 AM

I once read a "Constitutional Law" book because it was there and I was wide awake. Too lazy to go downstairs and I wondered if I would understand it. I did, but it bored me to tears and I fell asleep shortly thereafter. The shampoo bottle was more interesting.

Needless to say, I turned down my law school acceptance.

:lol: I've tried reading my husband's accounting law and tax books but man - those are as dry as a stick! So, I read shampoo bottles and soap thingies when I am in the bathroom.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:06 AM

For those of you who love to travel (or dream of it), this may appeal. Instead of taking a book in with me to the bathroom I request travel brochures from various countries. You do not have to become involved in a book - just drool over the photos. Most of the brochures I order are B&B accommodations that take ages to get through. Right now I am "reading" a big glossy brochure on the National Trust properties in the UK. Does anyone else go to this extreme? The last ones were on Slovenia.

I take my Kobo or a book with me to appointments, too. I have so many piles of books in the house right now it's almost insane! My husband cannot keep up with putting up bookshelves. :lol:
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When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.




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