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Old 04-18-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Mike, are those the brail versions you buy??? LOL

Yes, I am an insatiable reader. I like mostly mysteries, but will often grab a biography or even a true crime murder book on occasion (I wonder what a shrink would say about that? Maybe I'm a closet serial killer - who knows???).

I will re-read a book, but usually by accident, by which I mean that I have forgotten that I'd read it! I swear, it's that white stuff on top of my head - it sucks my brains out! In fact, I just finished a book that I didn't realize I'd read it, till about 1/2 way thru it!

I like to read a series in order, but it doesn't usually happen that way for me.

Good ?? Karla.
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Old 04-18-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Woods of Missouri with many Critters
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nomoresnow...love your line to Mike... lol too funny!!!
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Old 04-18-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Mike, are those the brail versions you buy??? LOL
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LOL.. Yeah that's it! The ones that I keep feeling large "bumps" in their pages...
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:26 PM
 
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Good morning
happy Friday everyone
It is going to be a beautiful day here in NEFL high 79
I was thinking how nice it would be to sit out in the screenroom this afternoon with a good book. I haven't had much time lately to indulge myself in this favorite pastime,which made me wonder and resulted in

Todays question:

Are you a "reader" ?

Bonus question: Do you ever "reread" your favorites ?


Because I can't be the only one who does this, extra credit ?

If the book is part of a "series" or follows a certain character,do you have to read them in "order"


Wow I am making you all work hard on a Friday

Today in history:

April 18, 1924 1st crossword puzzle book published
April 18, 1934 1st "Washateria" (laundromat) opens (Ft. Worth, Texas)

Word of the day:

inveigle \in-VAY-guhl; -VEE-\, transitive verb:
1. To persuade by ingenuity or flattery; to entice.
2. To obtain by ingenuity or flattery.


Today is
:

National Animal Crackers Day
and
International Jugglers Day

This is also National Yo Yo weekend (18-20)
Questions first: Yes, Yes, and Yes.

Mentioning the first crossword book reminds that I work at least one every day. I am an animal about it, but they drive me crackers. After I juggle the tough ones toward the end of the week (NY Times) that include hints to answers like Washateria I inveigle my beautiful wife into helping out.

That was fun!

Now a question of my own. What genre do you like best, and what author(s) do you prefer in that genre? Titles?

I wonder... A thread that guesses what genre CDers prefer? I'd bet I would be an easy "read".
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: land of quail, bunnies, and red tail hawks
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The name of our homeschool is Bookworm Academy!

YES, I love to read. I don't reread as much as I'd like simply because I have too many other reading adventures waiting their turn. If I'm going to read a series that has continuity, I definitely must read the books in order. If, however, each book can stand on it's own, I don't have any problem reading them out of order.

Ahem... Mike, perhaps you got slapped because it appeared you didn't know where the lady's mind was located!

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Old 04-18-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Well, I'm a reader, but lately it has been mostly periodicals, newpapers and the darn internet. I think I could live in a library.
Usually don't re-read books or mags.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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So how about a followup? Where do you buy books? Used/New? Online?
I buy new I can't "borrow" books because Lola loves to "read" books and I don't want to return them damaged

there is a huge used book store not to far from me one of my JAX CD buddies and I are planning a trip there I am going to look for some old favorites
talk about "a kid in a candy store"


lol rdslots I actually thought your login had to do with slot machines
there right up there with book as some of my favorite things


what a great turn out we have had so far and it is only 6pm
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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That's what I thought too, Karla! RD SLOTS. It just dawned on me the other day.
I love to read, always have. There are only a couple of books I have reread intentionally-but like nomoresnow I've been about halfway through a book before and thought-hey wait a minute...
I like to buy used books, and they always have a few for sale at our library. I can usually find at least one. It's nice to be able to have a stash!
Occasionally I will buy one at a store, but not often. There are so many here that I've read, and don't know what to do with-they are like treasures, I hate to part with them, but my house is pretty small!

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Old 04-18-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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. . .or even a true crime murder book on occasion (I wonder what a shrink would say about that? Maybe I'm a closet serial killer - who knows???).
My former father-in-law was a retired district court judge, and he never could understand my fascination with true crime books -- John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Son of Sam, or Bugliosi's Helter Skelter -- but I find it fascinating how the killer is eventually caught and brought to trial. I'd have made an incredible forensic scientist, if I had known there was such a profession years ago.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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lol rdslots I actually thought your login had to do with slot machines
there right up there with book as some of my favorite things
Too funny, but a lot of people do assume rdslots has to do with slot machines. No, it's 'reads lots.' For a brief period, my eyes had been giving me a fit, and I toyed with changing it to reads not, but that looked even worse -- rdsnots.

Now, what I wanna know is why you readers are not participating in the Book Forum here at CD? We have all sorts of great topics, and have been conducting some great discussions on some recent titles. It's been an experiment of sorts with an online book club.

Check it out.
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