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Chutz
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   Posted 2/17/2010 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Luckily for me several member made suggestions for topics they'd like to have for our Koffee Klatch. I'm always open for ideas since this fibro brain tends to run dry. So today it the first idea...

What book(s) are you currently reading? If you're like me I always have more than one going at a time. I currently have 2 books on quilting that I am scanning for ideas. This is always an ongoing project for me. Sort of a learning thing I love. But the other one I have going it one called The Pluto Files. It's an informational yet humorous look at how the former planet Pluto was demoted and the uproar it caused. A pretty good read!

What books are you enjoying now or if not, what books would you like to read?
Chutz
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PAlady
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   Posted 2/18/2010 2:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to read so much, loved it, but now it seems all I read is stuff having to do with medical issues and SSD!

One book I would love to read is Ted Kennedy's last book called True Compass. I know there are others, but that one came to mind.

I would love, love, love to be able to afford a kindle (sp?) or one of those nifty looking ipads Apple is going to put on the market in a month or so. Curling up with a book is so hard with all the stress it puts on various parts of the spine, and these weak wrists. Uh-oh, I'm slipping into "p" territory!

I just KNOW there are other books but I can't think of them now! The reason I think of Ted Kennedy's is because it was the one that kept coming up when Apple announced that nifty ipad! I want a new toy! LOL

PaLady

Blessedx8
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   Posted 2/18/2010 3:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to read so much, too. I'd always have at least one book going, too. For many reasons, though, I don't do much "pleasure" reading anymore.

I did just finish S. Palin's book "Going Rogue"... I seem to read lots of nonfiction, when I do read... I'd love to just find a really good FICTION book that would hold my attention!

Oh yes, I would absolutely love a Kindle, too! :) Probably not going to happen anytime soon...but I can dream!

--Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; etc etc

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation

Meds: MS Contin; Dilaudid; Actiq; Soma ; Neurontin; Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan/Zofran/Reglan; Effexor(depression)/Ativan(anxiety); Synthroid; Prednisone; and on the list goes...


snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 2/18/2010 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I am currently reading "submissive confessions" by CK George.
Okokok, she is a good friend of mine, but just got published so of course I had to check it out!
Donna
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keep the faith
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   Posted 2/18/2010 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   

I liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann shaffer & Annie Barrow. Set in Guernsey and mostly London and alternates between WWII and the present time. good romance.

 


MsBunky
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   Posted 2/18/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I like this question! I love to read, but I tend to be a magazineaholic more so than a book reader. I take stacks and stacks of magazines out of the library weekly - everything from crafting to gardening, just to get ideas.

I am currently reading a book though - The Complete Guide to Middle Earth, as I'm preparing for another Lord of the Rings marathon! Another favourite author is Diana Gabaldon - she wrote the Outlander series about this woman who travels back to old Scotland and falls in love - it's a fabulous series, but they are big books and I think there's 8 of them now.

PAlady, here's a hint that might work for you as it has for me - I have a "lap desk" - it's like a little desk mounted on a cushion of micro beads that you place in your lap, so your book can lay there instead of you having to hold it to read. I sometimes use a pillow instead - anything where I can lay the book down instead of holding it to read. Just a thought for you if you have weak wrists.

Hugs,
Pam
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Chartreux
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   Posted 2/18/2010 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I've just finished "Kitty's House of Horros" by Carrie Vaughn its part of a series and Started with "Kitty and the Midnight Hour"
which is about supernatural beings mostly Were's(werewolfs ect..), but has vampires in it as well...
and I read cross-stitch, cat and car magazines...
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PAlady
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   Posted 2/18/2010 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, NOW I remember what I want to read one of these days (thanks to Char's post) - Vampire books! The Twilight stuff, the books True Blood is based on.

Now never in a MILLION, GAZILLION years would I have imagined I'd ever want to read this stuff! But I'm hooked on the Vampire Diaries tv show, and loved True Blood but no longer get HBO.

But I still want a kindle to read them on. Or an ipad! :-)

If I close my eyes and click my heels do you think it will work?

There's nothing like an ipad.
There's nothing like an ipad.
There's nothing like an ipad.

Can't stop a girl from trying, right? LOL

PaLady

privey
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   Posted 2/18/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I am currently reading a book called "Virgin of the Plains", it is by a KS author and is set in the Flint Hills of KS which is very close to our home. I have a good bit read but I'm not a good reader when hurting and lately the hurting has won...but I'll get ahead of it soon!!!

Blessedx8
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   Posted 2/18/2010 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
You make me laugh, PaLady!! :)

--Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; etc etc

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation

Meds: MS Contin; Dilaudid; Actiq; Soma ; Neurontin; Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan/Zofran/Reglan; Effexor(depression)/Ativan(anxiety); Synthroid; Prednisone; and on the list goes...


bsjaguar
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   Posted 2/19/2010 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I have several favorite authors John Grishm, Stephen King & Dean Koontz. They can't write fast enough for me though and since I can't afford to buy the books I always have to wait in line for them from the library.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus surgeries left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


bsjaguar
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   Posted 2/19/2010 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband listens to book on cd when driving back & forth to work. I know it's not the same as actual reading but this may be an option for you PaLady!
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus surgeries left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3

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