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   Posted 4/17/2009 12:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone like to read? I love it! If my wallet was stolen the first thing I would want back was my library card. It's the best thing going. All of that entertainment and stuff you can take home and enjoy for free! No better deals that I know of.

What types of books or authors do you like to read? I don't have a specific author I like to read nor do I read fiction. I like non fiction. My enjoyment in reading it to learn something new, understand something old or get new ideas. This is one reason my mother told me I was boring tongue. When I go to the library or book store I check out 3 sections. First the quilting books, of course. Then I go for cookbooks. After that it's usually something on trains for hubby or travel for us both. I have to share the quilting books with hubby now as he's become a quilter too. When we are going to the beach for a winter camping trip I go to the library and check out a pile of fun books for the 2 of us. I'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to books.

Anyone else like to read? What kind and authors?
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   Posted 4/17/2009 4:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chutz, I love to read and usually have about 3 books on the go at once. Theory books for work, often art oriented books or magazines, newspapers as well and the innevitable trashy detective novel or thriller. Quite like Minette Walters or Harlen Coban, sometimes Isabelle Allende. I tend to raid my local library, grab a selection of 3 or 4 and read or put them aside if they're useless. Before kids I loved movies for getting my brain to destress or lose myself in romanticism, now it's books!!! Quilting sounds amazing, just checked out some fabulous quilts at our local Easter Show. So detailed and beautiful, it must give you great satisfaction making someting so precious. How wonderful!

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   Posted 4/17/2009 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Chutz! I love to read but I have to force myself to start reading. Right now I am reading The shack and it is a great book so far! I normal like to pick suspense books or mysteries. You know I would tell you my favorite authors but this week I have had the worst brain fog and I can't even remember the names of my favorite book!

Hope everyone has a good Friday!



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   Posted 4/17/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Great Post!!! I love to read. Which reminds me I have to ship off books to Tony, gotta find a box.

I read so many authors I wouldn't know where to start. My fav of all favs is Sherlyn Kenyon, I have read all her books a go out bright and early the day when a new one comes out.

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   Posted 4/17/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I enjoy reading, its relaxing, I like John Grisham, Steven Koontz is so good and scarey at the same time. I do subscribe to several magazines and get subscripts for my daughter and older sister. I like gardening magazines. One of my favorite magazines is Texas Monthly, always good reading in it. But, only a Texan would enjoy this one.

Chutzie my daughter-in-law has taken up quilting and she is excellent at it. This gal is some seamstress too, does window treatments as her home business and does well with it. Its totally awesome what this little gal can turn out with a piece of fabric. She has recovered everything possible in her home. Makes her own placements with matching napkins and coasters. She is currently making me a shower curtain. I have two sewing machines but I cannot see in artifical light. I use to do alot of sewing before I became so blind lol.

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   Posted 4/17/2009 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
What a great topic, Chutzie!

I love reading so much!! I miss it even more! I can't remember the last time I read a book for fun. Thank you, pain & other major eye issues. I listen to books on tape when I can, but unfortunately, most of the books that I normally read are not on tape. I'm really hoping that when the school year ends in a few weeks I'll actually be able to start reading a bit for myself. I'm hoping that I can get through at least 2 books this summer (I used to be able to read a book in a day or two). Right now I'm just barely getting the reading I need to complete for school done. I think I'm actually 3 wks behind.

I read mostly sci-fi, although I read some nonfiction as well - mostly on science & medicine. My favorite topics are space (I'm a big star trek fan, and I read a lot of the books that "continue" my favorite series that are off-air), dragons/griffins/wizards/medieval & magic type of fantasy [Piers Anthony & Tamora Pierce are two of my favorites from when I was younger (not counting JK Rowling, and yes, I was reading the Harry Potter books before they became popular!), although there are many authors that I love], biology & evolution (such as "The Selfish Gene"), and also some naval fantasies -- esp the British Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, my father, the history buff got me hooked (the "Hornblower" series by CS Forester - several of which were made into wonderful mini-movies by A&E; and the "Aubrey & Maturin" series by Patrick O'Brian, which you may know as the movie "Master & Commander" - that covered a couple of the books, but the books are a thousand times better than the movie).

Oh, how I am longing to read right now!


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   Posted 4/17/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I like reading scifi and fantasies, I think the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings are the best stories ever written! Every few years I will go back and reread the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings! Just to refresh my memory a bit! I also like adventure stories and war stories, I especially love to read about the WWI Pilots andthe early days of flight, and space exploration and any story about submarines! Has any one read "tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom I like those type of stories too! To be honest I read my nursing and medical books the most I am constantly going back through them looking something up! Usually about something someone has or mentioned here at this forum! I find it fascinating how the human body works and how everything affects it!

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   Posted 4/19/2009 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm with Straydog, John Grisham is my favorite. My second fav would be Nora Roberts. I love to watch movies made based on the books and compare them to see how close they come to the book, what details are changed or left out (the books are always better). Lifetime has had Nora Roberts based movies on all month. I've only caught a 2 of them, but the month is not over yet! I also like true crime.

I used to read a lot more than I do now, I could read a 400 page book in 2 days, but my pain makes it very hard to focus/concentrate, and I find myself reading the same paragraph over and over and can't tell you a thing about what I read. Very frustrating.

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