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A good book....

posted at 1/24/2011 9:30 AM EST
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Do you read a lot?  What's your all time favorite fiction?  What are you reading now?

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posted at 1/24/2011 3:06 PM EST
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Hi NANCY ;
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Yes, yES, i read a lot( eyesight willing) I like MYSTERY/TRAVEL/FICTION; historical dramas( Q.,. E1)right NOW I'm reaing another DANIELLE STEELE:( 2nd time around) just for pleasure
.SmileHubby picks out books for me from the library, so I read what he gets for meInnocent

i I  used to read ROBIN COOK;but found HOSPITAL STAYS & dr visits too scarey  afterwards....switched to  "LIGHTER STUFF"[ SPY THRILLERS; UPPER CLASSMoney mouth murders & romances, but got jealous of their lavish lifestyles.SealedI spent few months reading of Ancient Egyptian royalty(KingTut;  Nephretirri & was sickened by their incestuous cut-throat lifestyles.
Hubby stopped bringing those  books home& I'm now just enjoying "pleasant reading"Smile.
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Do you read a lot?  What's your all time favorite fiction?  What are you reading now?
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Re: A good book....

posted at 1/24/2011 4:57 PM EST
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I read a lot, but I am without a book right now because I am waiting for some paperbacks to come out.  I read a lot of Mysteries- Thrillers.  James Patterson is one of my favorites, his books are fast reads.  I also read Steig Larsson's " The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl who Played with Fire".  I'd like to get the last one " The Girl who kicked the Hornet's Nest"  but it isn't in paper back yet.  Since it is still on the national best seller list, I'm sure it will take awhile.  I get some of my books from Costco, and some from Border's as they email us coupons.  
I received an Ipad for Christmas, so I am starting to use it for books.  I read a couple of Agatha Christy books that were free.  However, I still like to read real books.

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posted at 1/24/2011 5:48 PM EST
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I just finished Jan Karon's "In the Company of Others" .... good, but not as good as her previous books.
Before that is was Fannie Flagg's "I Still Dream About You" .... good but not nearly as her previous.

And now I'm in the middle of Nicholas Sparks' "The Last Song"  not very good at all.  I think someone 15 or 16 would be crazy about it.

Ohhhhhhhhhh -- I love to read and haven't had a good one in a long time.

Re: A good book....

posted at 1/24/2011 7:14 PM EST
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The last "good" book I read was non-fiction About Myamoto Musashi. The greatest swordfighting samurai in history.
 I now treat myself to magazines and seldom involve myself in a book. Too short of an attention span I guess. It must be getting worse as I keep burning eggs trying to hardboil them. Forget their on until they explode.

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posted at 1/24/2011 7:54 PM EST
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I want to read the five people you will meet in heaven.  I like any book I get my hands on.  I usually keep the book in the car if I get stuck in traffic or waiting in the Doctor's office.

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posted at 1/24/2011 8:02 PM EST
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If I had to pick a favorite type of book it would historical novels.  Years ago I started reading novels about old England during the time of Henry VIII.  Those were very interesting although loosely based on fact.  But alas Henry got quite boring and I moved on to American historical novels lol.  Sometimes I will browse at the book store and just pick one by reading the synopsis on the back cover.  That usually ends up being a book I will re-read.

My problem with books is that I get so engrossed in them that I have a hard time putting them down to go to bed lol!  Happy reading all.

Re: A good book....

posted at 1/24/2011 8:14 PM EST
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I enjoy reading.  I have several authors that I really like but I am currently reading Moloka'iby Alan Brennert starts in 1891 in Hawai'i.  Several ladies at the Curves I used to work at were reading it for a Book Club and I just happened to find a copy at my favorite book store. (Half Price Books)  Picked up my copy for $1.00!
I enjoy Clive Cussler, Michael Crichton, I also like "Medical Mystery type books" 
If you want to read a pretty good book try The  Thirteenth Taleby Diane Setterfield. Another very good book is The Historian I forgot the author and I loaned the book out.
A great series is by Diane Gabaldon, Outlander,  Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager and Drums of Autumn.

All this said I enjoy reading cookbooks like many enjoy reading novels.

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posted at 1/24/2011 9:45 PM EST
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I have every book John Steinbeck ever wrote .... ditto for James Michener and Sinclair Lewis.
Of the older books -- 1800s -- I have all the Jane Austen,  Ann and Charlotte Bronte, Thomas Hardy.... lots more
These all are paperback - much read and handled - much loved.

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posted at 1/24/2011 9:47 PM EST
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I have a kindle and love it.  Reading a book called, "The Year She Fell".  Smile

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posted at 1/24/2011 10:18 PM EST
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We are a family of readers. I'm always reading 2 or 3 books at one time. I tutor in Adult literacy and am a grad. student in Reading and Literacy Education! I love to read most types of books and have no favorite books or authors.

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posted at 1/24/2011 10:44 PM EST
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Love to read.  Haven't gotten back to the librar since my knee surgery.  Like Danielle Steele, Joseph Girzone, Karen Kingsbury and several others.

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posted at 1/25/2011 5:29 AM EST
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I want to read the five people you will meet in heaven.  I like any book I get my hands on.  I usually keep the book in the car if I get stuck in traffic or waiting in the Doctor's office.
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I read that book.  It was very interesting.  But at the end I wanted more..... I was not ready for the story to be over.

Re: A good book....

posted at 1/25/2011 7:24 AM EST
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I LOVE reading - and my Kindle is a lifesaver, as there is absolutely no more room for more books in my house (I keep buying them anyway, though...)

I enjoy science fiction, especially Robert Heinlein - I've read most of his stuff 3 times or more.  I enjoy "light" murder mystery series, and some of my other favorite authors include Robin Cook, Michael Crichten (I know I spelled that wrong), Dean Koontz, Stephen King...I always have at least two, usually 3 or 4 books going at the same time.  Yay, Books!!!!!!!!!

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posted at 3/6/2011 8:32 AM EST
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Love to read - romances, mysteries etc.  Got a NOOK reader for Christmas - must start using it too.

Re: A good book....

posted at 3/6/2011 8:57 AM EST
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Yesterday  morning I finished UNBROKEN and dropped it off to the local library  (I can't keep all the books I buy - no room)
The librarian I handed it to said their waiting list for that book was 32 people long!! 

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posted at 3/6/2011 11:03 AM EST
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Smilehi everyone was locked yesterday wouldn't open .  i read everyday danielle steel and a lot of what you read . the ladies at the lib sa i read the most  . have a nice day

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posted at 3/6/2011 11:26 AM EST
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I read so much my husband gave me a Nook (E-reader) last year! Love to read! Historical romance, true crime, mysteries - just about anything! Smile

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posted at 3/6/2011 12:37 PM EST
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I love to read mysteries.  I haven't read any lately because I just haven't had enough time.  I like MC Beaton and Leslie Meier.

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posted at 3/6/2011 1:20 PM EST
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I have every book John Steinbeck ever wrote .... ditto for James Michener and Sinclair Lewis. Of the older books -- 1800s -- I have all the Jane Austen,  Ann and Charlotte Bronte, Thomas Hardy.... lots more These all are paperback - much read and handled - much loved.
Posted by Nancy G


I love all these classics that you listed as well and am enjoying re-reading books that I read in high school or college. Age and experience brings a different interpretation on these stories. Recently re-read Fahrenheit and 1984.

Other authors I am enjoying are Jodi Picoult, Carl Hiaasen and Herman Wouk. Also love to read biographies, especially by David McCullough.
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