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Old 04-12-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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___[i]I was always a big waster of time on the internet, and now with a laptop on my lap as I recline on the couch, the internet just sucks me in and I never actually get up to get the book to read. I share this here in hope of getting help.
I definitely can relate to this. I used to read or knit after dinner every night. Even if the family was watching TV, I typically just read a book. Now I find myself mindlessly looking at the computer, reading blogs etc... what a waste of hours. I am trying to limit it more by leaving my computer at the desk in the kitchen and not taking it to a comfy chair or sofa. That seems to be helping. It also helps to read this forum and get excited about books with other people.

When I dove into the e-reader world, I purposely got a Kindle Touch so that I wouldn't have access to the internet while reading with it.

Don't even ask about my knitting progress lately...
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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Ahhhh. Parnassus on Wheels. Just what I needed.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Ahhhh. Parnassus on Wheels. Just what I needed.
That was such a roundabout find for me: a friend in NYC posted a quote on Facebook, I loved the quote, googled it, saw that it was by an author, thought this book of his sounded terrific, and... ta da!

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I'm so glad that you enjoyed it.

I didn't enjoy the follow-up one... in fact, I didn't even finish it. And I never read the last two that are on the list either; one was a book of essays (not for me) and the other lost its appeal after the first few pages. I think that Parnassus on Wheels was Morley's opus.

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Old 04-12-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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Girl in Translation. It's really good so far! I can't wait for this evening and weekend so I can just read read read!
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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That was such a roundabout find for me: a friend in NYC posted a quote on Facebook, I loved the quote, googled it, saw that it was by an author, thought this book of his sounded terrific, and... ta da!

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I'm so glad that you enjoyed it.

I didn't enjoy the follow-up one... in fact, I didn't even finish it. And I never read the last two that are on the list either; one was a book of essays (not for me) and the other lost its appeal after the first few pages. I think that Parnassus on Wheels was Morley's opus.
I have The Haunted Bookshop too and will give it a try. If I get through it I'll let you know.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Currently I am reading Iris Johansen's "Body of Lies". I've really gotten into these Eve Duncan books she has written. But next week the latest Supernatural book "Carved in Flesh" will be out & I'm going to have to buy it and probably put off the Johansen books until I finish it. And then next month is the final Sookie Stackhouse book and the newest Morganville Vampire book. I may be in the minarity in this but I'm glad it's the last Sookie Stackhouse book. I will be glad to close out a series since I just started this one.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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ok well just looked up Parnassus on Wheels and reserved it from the library. The reviews make it sound amazing and I have NEVER heard of it.
So once again, surfing the web, thanks for a book suggestion
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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The Secret Race. Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs by Tyler Hamilton. Lance Amstrong was (is) even a bigger jerk than I thought.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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... the internet just sucks me in and I never actually get up to get the book to read. I share this here in hope of getting help.
Right there with you, Girlfriend. You are in a safe place!

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Don't even ask about my knitting progress lately...
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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The Broker by John Grisham. one of my favorite authors.
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