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post #11 of 48 Old 09-27-2013, 03:06 PM
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I am not a big reader, certainly not compared to yall. I enjoy reading, an d read a lot of articles about stuff and non fiction. Never got into fiction. That said something unusual happened. At Costco there was an author signing his book. His name is Nick Allen Brown, and the book is called Field Of Dead Horses. Of course the title caught my eye and I was worried given the title. I got one and loved it. Read the whole 330 pages in one day. Way more than I have ever done. Next day I felt like something was missing cause I didn't have anything to read. Don't know if that's common. BTW don't let title scare you. And the book was 10 bucks at costco but you can download on Amazon for 1.99.
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Also wanted to share another book. Its call Mockingbird Song: Hettie Kellers 10 maximums. By Arnold Heflin. Its great. The reviews on amazon can give better description than I can. It is all 5 star reviews.
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post #13 of 48 Old 09-27-2013, 04:29 PM
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Reading is such a nice escape from chores and such. I love series, because you get to really watch the characters unfold. I definitely do like rereading books I've really enjoyed, but I also won't look at a book again if the first couple of chapters don't grab me. I am not a fan of horror or suspense type books, but pretty much anything else I'll read. I have to make sure that I get everything done I need to do BEFORE I pick up a book, otherwise it won't get done. The only other thing I do that I can get so lost in, is horses. I've been known to lose complete track of time while reading, and while at the barn. The two best escapes for me.
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I will obsessively read a really good book. I just read a book in a few hours and the next day I HAD to get the sequel. It was on my mind all night and the next day til I got it. LoL.

When I first read 50 Shades of Grey, I read them 3 times in a row. So technically 9 books in a mere 2 weeks. LoL.

And sometimes iI will read a really good book quickly, then reread it slowly and absorb all the details more thoroughly. LoL

Loser I know....

And yet I absolutely cannot read a full page in my nursing textbook. Ugh.
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post #15 of 48 Old 09-27-2013, 05:07 PM
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I will obsessively read a really good book. I just read a book in a few hours and the next day I HAD to get the sequel. It was on my mind all night and the next day til I got it. LoL.

When I first read 50 Shades of Grey, I read them 3 times in a row. So technically 9 books in a mere 2 weeks. LoL.

And sometimes iI will read a really good book quickly, then reread it slowly and absorb all the details more thoroughly. LoL

Loser I know....

And yet I absolutely cannot read a full page in my nursing textbook. Ugh.
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Not a loser. I'm the same way. Lol.
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post #16 of 48 Old 09-27-2013, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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I love you guys! I'm so glad I'm not the only obsessive reader here! New series are definetly the worst because I have to wait for the next book to come out. It literally drives me crazy! I love reading everything. I often times walk into Barnes & Nobles by my house, find a sales associate, ask them the last three good books they read, and buy them. My Kindle has only further upped my obsession because I don't have to drive or wait to get a new book. I almost never watch tv. I'm actually considering going without a tv once I get my first house (hopefully this time next year I'll have enough money saved for a sizable down payment). Its so great to know that all of you are the same way! Thanks for making me feel less crazy! :)
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post #17 of 48 Old 09-27-2013, 10:07 PM
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I think we have the makings of a club here (obsessive readers anonymous??)
If there's book I particularly like, I won't be able to put it down; always been that way. I remember when the 7th harry potter book came out. I literally shut myself in my room for 8 hours and didn't leave until I'd finished it. Getting absorbed in a good book is one of my favorite pass times =)
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I love you guys! I'm so glad I'm not the only obsessive reader here! New series are definetly the worst because I have to wait for the next book to come out. It literally drives me crazy! I love reading everything. I often times walk into Barnes & Nobles by my house, find a sales associate, ask them the last three good books they read, and buy them. My Kindle has only further upped my obsession because I don't have to drive or wait to get a new book. I almost never watch tv. I'm actually considering going without a tv once I get my first house (hopefully this time next year I'll have enough money saved for a sizable down payment). Its so great to know that all of you are the same way! Thanks for making me feel less crazy! :)
One series that drove me up the wall was Wheel of Time. Most common series is a trilogy so I bought The Eye of the World when The Dragon Reborn came out, 3rd book for those that don't know. Silly me not to know the series was going to span from 1990 to 2013 and 14 books!
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post #19 of 48 Old 09-27-2013, 11:14 PM
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I started The Wheel Of Time, but never finished it, as I was sharing the books with the rest of the family when we got them from the library, so gave up and decided to read them some other time, but I've had a hard time getting back into them since they are such a popular series, I get the first couple books, then have to wait months for the next couple to become available from the library. I just started using the ebooks on kindle from the library, so hopefully I can find them on ebooks. I've read the 50 Shades trilogy several times now lol. It's my fall back when I have nothing else to read. Somehow though I've managed to lose a couple of books from my collection the last two moves I made. Makes me sad lol. I like J.R. Ward, and Christine Feehan, I really like paranormal romance type books, chick lit, some sci fi. I should try going in and asking what the last couple of books were that the clerk read, and borrow those myself. Good way to read new books.
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post #20 of 48 Old 09-28-2013, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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I'm currently hooked on The Dresden Files. There are already 10 plus books in the series and it looks like there are going to be at least 10 more. One book a year equates 2023 before the series is maybe finished. O_o It's absolutely killing me to have to wait for each book to come out. Lol

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