View Poll Results: How often do you read?
If the only thing I can get my hands on is a shampoo bottle I'll read the directions and the ingredients!!! 24 36.36%
I have a lot of books and read as much as I can. 28 42.42%
I used to read but then I found knitting. 14 21.21%
I have all of three books in my house and one of them is the phone book. 0 0%
I read in college/high school and since no one makes me I don't do it anymore. 0 0%
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:34 PM   #1
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Are you a reader?
I was just wondering how many knitters are voracious readers as well.
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:41 PM   #2
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I love to read at night before I go to sleep. My favorite books are mysteries although I like some nonfiction and other types of books, too.

Favorite authors:

Janet Evanovich
Robert Crais
Sue Grafton
Jan Burke
Patricia Cornwell
Tamar Myers
....and others that elude me right now...
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:51 PM   #3
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I LOVE Janet Evonivich (even though I can't spell her name), also obviously a fan of the Yarn Harlot

I'm a big SciFi freak:
Spider Robinson!!!! (Callaghan ROCKS!)
Robert Heinlein
Issac Asimov
Aurther C. Clarke
Anne McCaffery
Diana Gabaldon
Ray Bradberry
I could go on.

I have 5 seven foot book shelves in my apartment all double and tripple shelved. My yarn stash and book stash compete for which one will put me in the poor house first. The also have long involved arguments as to which one I will "accidently" get burried under.
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That's a LOT of bookshelves! I recently had a garage sale and sold a lot of books. I only keep the ones that I would read again which includes all those authors I listed.
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I've read all of my books multiple times, I always get rid of the ones I will not read a second, third....tenth time. I went home for thanksgiving and came home with two paperbags full of new books.

I have attempted to read and knit at the same time (using a cookbook holder to keep my book level), the problem is I have to turn the pages to much which involves putting down my knitting.

I always have 3 books going at a time; 1 for home, 1 for work, and 1 for the car.
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I think I totalled up how much I spent just last year on books and it came too about $3000 And I cant count the number of books I've read in my life, it must be somewhere in the thousands. I started reading at a young age after being forced to learn, only to realize I loved it. I have to read in the bathroom and if I dont have a book or a mag, I really do read the back of the shampoo bottle. Books are like crack!!! But recently I have been spending all my money on knitting stuff, which luckely includes...Books!!
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:03 PM   #7
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Before I started knitting (mid-October), I read all evening, every evening. Now I knit all evening, every evening...until I go to bed, then I read for awhile. I was reading a minimum of 2 books a week for years, now I've read maybe 2 books in the last month! It's the one thing that I don't like about knitting - it cuts into my reading time in a big way. Hopefully I'll become a good enough knitter some day to do both.

My favorite author? Well, I love Bill Bryson, Nick Hornby, Roddy Doyle, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, John Irving, the list goes on and on....I love reading biographies, Charles Dickens, the Harry Potter books, the Henning Mankell and Ian Rankin mystery series...I will read almost anything except really dry history books and I'm not terribly fond of science fiction or fantasy. Actually, some science fiction is good, but I don't like those fantasy books with lots of dragon slaying, etc.
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I used to read at least a couple books a week, then I started knitting and it went down to about 1 a week. I just started reading Janet Evanovich and I've been reading more than knitting for the last couple weeks. I really like Sue Grafton, Nora Roberts (especially the "death" series she writes as JD Robb), Faye Kellerman, actually pretty much anything. If I forget to bring a book into the bathroom, I'll read the tampon box or whatever else I can reach.
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I read alot. I really like to read. I try to spread my time between knitting and reading.

I like to read mainly romance.

My favorite authors are:

Janet Evanovich
Brenda Joyce
J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts (I love the in death series)
Debbie Macomber
Judith McNaught
J.K Rowlings
Janet Daily (I love the calder series)
Heather Graham
Julie Garwood
and on and on....


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Whoa. I didn't know anyone else knew who Spider Robinson is. I love the Callahan books. I need to start collecting those back up, since it's been years since I read them.

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