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Recent content by gonewiththewind

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    Post-Apocalyptic Book Wasteland Rules: Kill or Be Killed Now $0.99

    I love post apocalyptic books but have a Nook - not a Kindle - so I won't get to read yours. This happens quite a bit. It is a shame. Good luck with your book sales.
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    Who is your favourite author, and why?

    I tend to read "through" authors. If I read a book that I really like - I then start reading through the author's books. I like a wide variety of genre so my reading is pretty broad. I have been reading Joyce Carol Oates for years. She is so prolific, I don't know if I will ever catch up. I have...
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    Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are

    I have suppliers who sell fake books - just the spine and something to prop them up. They sell tons of them in all colors and genre - classics, children's books, military books. I have never offered them on my site... I just can't make myself do it. If you are an interior designer and are...
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    Recently Finished

    I just finished The Interestings. Very good novel. It follows a group of friends who meet at a summer camp for the arts in high school and follows them through their lives - the good and the bad. A revelation on what folks expect their life will be like and the reality of life.
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    Favourite Poems

    THE FOOL'S PRAYER by: Edward Rowland Sill (1841-1887) HE royal feast was done; the King Sought some new sport to banish care, And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool, Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!" The jester doffed his cap and bells, And stood the mocking court before; They could not see...
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    Favourite Poems

    The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. "'Tis some visitor,"...
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    Gay marriage

    I think folks of all sorts should have the same rights and no one should be singled out for special or inferior treatment for an arbitrary reason. I have been in a committed relationship with my partner for 21 years. That, folks, is stability. W do not have children but if, much earlier on, it...
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    1001 books you must read before you die.

    I have only read 108 books from the list. And I thought I was well read. I must admit I am unfamiliar with some of the titles mentioned and noticed some that were not included that I would definitely listed. That is the trouble with lists, however... you can please some of the people - some of...
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    Ray Bradbury

    Ray Bradbury resisted the title of science fiction writer though most folks would probably categorize hime in that area. Wiki says, " He often said he was a fantasy writer, not a science fiction writer, and numerous times is quoted stating "The only science fiction I've written is Fahrenheit...
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    Suggestions for February 2014: Romance

    I am not a romance reader and my to be read pile is a mile high so I will pass on this one...
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    January 2014 - Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

    I read this years ago - seems about due for a re-read. I will get right on it...
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    Speed Reading?

    I took speed reading in college and can never really seem to slow it down. I devour books. My partner says I should buy books by the pound. There are times a particular turn of phrase or scene capture me enough to slow down my rush towards the end- where I often arrive feeling let down that...
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    Your Personal Library

    Thanks, Meadow. I am in remission. As for the first, signed editions.... I suppose it is similar to other kinds of collections folks have. I guess it could be worse (it could be Barbie dolls) - smile. It just feels so great to get that book that is closest to the author's true intention - before...
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    Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are

    This thread reminds me of a quote by John Waters. "If you go home with someone and they don't have any books. don't f **ck them." I always head right to the bookshelves when entering a new environment. It gives me a clue as to if we will get along and has opened up some great conversations. I...