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Old 06-13-2006, 04:04 PM   #31
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I think I'm the only person in the US who hated that book The Secret Life of Bees. :rollseyes:

I luuuurve Aguston Burroughs, Anne Lamotte, Elizabeth Berg, Ayun Haliday (sp?) and Ariel Gore and all the Hipmamas, I also love Harriet Learner's books (the Dance of xyz) and I really like memoirs like Margaret Cho I'm the One that I want. Non fiction stuff too Inga Muscio (sp?) and feminist writers. I don't get to read a lot though. mostly I can get a chapter in while I'm on the excercise bike. Most of my reading is for class. Very dry boring feminist theory. But school is over this week and I'm going to a conference tomrrow in Oakland. I SOOOO want to make a visit to City Liughts Bookstore in San Fran.
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Old 06-14-2006, 01:26 PM   #32
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Re: Books?
Originally Posted by carolina red
Originally Posted by Celine
I may have to look into "listening" to books now that I don't seem to read any lately. Do you get them from the library or buy them?? I really have no idea about them.
My local library has TONS of them - on tape or CD. There is really no way I could ever finish listening to all of them. It's so nice to be able to check them out for free!
My library offers MP3 downloads through their website and the library county next over, offers the MP players with the downloaded book pre-loaded for checkout. I love being able to download audio books for a 3 week checkout, although the selection is not as large as the selection of books available on CD or tape. But I do love to listen to a good book while I am knitting or crocheting. I will definitely look for some of the authors mentioned here on audio download.

I love the JD Robb series and most of the Nora Roberts books, however they are definitely not kid-friendly or what my mother would consider clean reading, but solid story lines. I also like Laurell Hamilton and Christine Feehan (vampire type books) not clean reading (read *hot and heavy at times), romance.
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Old 06-14-2006, 04:49 PM   #33
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When my DH finished the book 90 Minutes in Heaven : A True Story of Death & Life]and asked me to read the prologue. If you read the prologue, you will get hooked. The book is a very quick read.
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:37 AM   #34
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My library offers MP3 downloads through their website and the library county next over, offers the MP players with the downloaded book pre-loaded for checkout. [quote]

How does this work? how do you give it back after three weeks?
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Feministmama-come sit by me. I didn't like The Secret Life of Bees either. So, that makes two of us on the planet, .

Lots of great ideas here, thanks to all. Something I've done that's worked well for me, get books that you haven't been able to get into reading or books that stretch your comfort zone a little. Listening to them while knitting or driving is a good way to try them.
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:03 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by Freyja
When my DH finished the book 90 Minutes in Heaven : A True Story of Death & Life]and asked me to read the prologue. If you read the prologue, you will get hooked. The book is a very quick read.
Cool! I might have to check that one out.
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:07 PM   #37
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I'm a fan of "The Cat who..." series, also, particularly since they take place in upper Michigan and I'm a Siamese cat lover. (One of my cats has a lot of siamese blood and I can relate to the two in the series.)

I've also enjoyed the Rabbi series by Harry Kemelman and of course, Agatha Christie is great. It'll take you a while to get through her novels. She was pretty prolific. Very G-rated if you discount the actual murders.
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Old 06-15-2006, 04:08 PM   #38
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I love reading!! Although lately I haven't done too much of it as I've been so busy knitting :XX: :D

I like to read any novels, but my favourites I think are Victorian novels - I've read a few Dickens novels, and I also like Thomas Hardy and the Bronte's. I really like modern novels that are set in Victorian times, too - especially Sarah Waters's Fingersmith - one of my favourite books of all!!

I sometimes think I may have been a Victorian servant in a past life, that might explain why I'm so obsessed with the time!
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Along the lines of this topic, I think it would be neat if each of us who love to read would knit a bookmark!

Maybe we can mail one to each other as kind of a "pal swap" thingy. I know I've gotten to know my yarn swap pal very well, and it would be fun to make something for one of you.

What do you think?

Here are some patterns:
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co.../bookmarks.php
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check out my website for my favorites!!!

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