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Discussion in 'Members' Introductions' started by QBwriter, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. QBwriter

    QBwriter New Member

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    I'm a senior writer from British Columbia, Canada. My interests are futuristic techno-thrillers, sci fi, and mysteries. Generally speaking, books that are pertinent to the state of the world today, or in the future. I also like medical mysteries and novels about scientific ideas and inventions. Anything I can learn from. I'm not into romance, or urban fantasy. Saw this forum and joined, to see if there are others with similar ideas.
     
  2. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    :welcome - and yes there are quite a few on this forum who read those books - perhaps the best way to engage them would be to start a discussion about particular books or particular ideas you want to share your thoughts on :)
     
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    regdog Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi. What are some of your favorite books?
     
  5. QBwriter

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    Hi, Readsalot,
    I try to keep a balance between books I read for information for my writing research, and those I read for recreation. I mostly read stuff about consciousness, the state of the world, philosophy etc. etc. One book I liked was The Holographic Universe, by Michael Talbot. He claims the universe is one big hologram. Another book I read was Seeds of Deception, by Jeffrey M. Smith, about GMO foods. For entertainment I read mostly thrillers and suspense novels, like the books of Lee Child and Michael Connelly. I have just finished First Family by David Baldacci. He's pretty good also. I've also read The Camel Club, and Absolute Power that he wrote. I used to like the Lincoln Rhyme novels by Jefferey Deaver, like the Bone Collector, but I don't like his other works that much. That's about it! If you're a writer, you don't really have too much time to read, I find. Hope this gives you an idea.
    Happy New Year!
     
  6. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    LOL and here I thought that writers were first and foremost readers. Michael Connelly is good. Have not been able to get into Lee Child. Camel Club series was amusing. I enjoyed the movie of The Bone Collector - haven't read the book yet :)


    “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading,
    or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”
    — Confucius​
     
  7. readsalot

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    What meadow said. Most writers I know read a lot... like constantly.
    Lee Child's all right...it's kinda the mindless "things blow up; (Reacher breaks peoples)' bones" sort of entertainment.

    I am listening to The Whole Truth by Baldacci right now. It's decent so far. Poor Shaw.
    There was a book *gasp*... yes, it was an excellent movie.

    I know what you mean about liking some works by an author and not others. I'm that way with Alexander McCall Smith. I find his non#1 ladies detective agency books incredibly boring.
     
  8. Dan Demers

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    Currently Reading:
    Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
    Welcome!
     

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