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post #31 of 41
To say I love books would be an understatement. I have a massive collection of books, Christian novels, Sci Fi, Psychology books, I have the entire collection minus the "Sleeping Beauty" series of Anne Rice's books.

I'm the booky worm type. What can I say.
post #32 of 41
I love to read also. Mostly scifi and fantasy books with Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton and Alan Dean Foster as the main Authors. I have alot of books stored from one end of the house to the other. Alot of the books are also doubled up on the shelves just to have enough room.

My Mom still talks about finding me reading under the covers with a flashlight also. She even says that is how I managed to stay out of trouble a good bit of the time cause I was always in a corner somewhere reading a book.

I even told someone that reading was as essential to me as eating would be. More so to me sometimes. Cause with a good book I seem to forget about eating sometimes.
post #33 of 41
Boy, can I identify! I remember being told I would "ruin my eyes" if I read under the covers with a flashlight. I generally read many books at a time, I used to love Stephen King - I haven't read anything of his since the Green Mile. I think his best stories are The Body (which they made into the movie Stand By Me) and...shoot, I can't remember the name. It was about a princess, prince who rescued her, something like that. He's a really good storyteller.

I just discovered a new author...Kathy Reichs, who is a forensic anthropologist, and her main character is, also. I also like to read about medical detectives, the influenza epidemic of 1917, and of course The Cat Who books.

I even read during the rests in my orchestra rehearsals! LOL.
post #34 of 41
I could start a local lending library!!!!!
One of the local Goodwill stores has an awesome book section. Plus there are local chapters of AAUW all over the US and I think they all have book sales. I buy lots from them every October. My sis & I are big readers and swap lots of books.
Don't even get me started on magazines................
post #35 of 41
My Bible study sent me this link about "THE BOOK". It is hilarious.

post #36 of 41
I really enjoy reading and must read every night in bed before I go to sleep, I find it so relaxing. I also enjoy taking a book to the park to read sometimes. I'm not a real fast reader though, it takes me sometime to finish most things. I love horror/scary books, biographies, self-help books and all different stuff! I really don't have a favorite author I just read from anyone that sounds interesting at the time, or what I'm in the mood for at the moment.
post #37 of 41
I can devour two books a week! Right now I'm reading Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - I forget who it's by but I highly recommend it!
post #38 of 41
I love books, I have quite a large collection. I like to buy them new though and add them to my collection like that, Its a weird thing I don't like used books for some reason...I enjoy mysteries and thriller type books mostly. I haven't had too much time to read lately though, but am trying to get back into it.
post #39 of 41
Books books books! I love to read, always have. When I was growing up, my mom would take me to the library once a week during the summer. Then when we came home she would have to stop me from reading every single book I took out in one sitting. She loves to tell people that she had to make me stop reading and send me outside to play.
post #40 of 41
Originally Posted by mauld
While not sure I'd want to join a reading circle, I do love books and one of my greatest fears is being on a plane or long trip and 'finishing' a book and NOT HAVING ANOTHER!
When I took my plane ride out to Portland a few weeks back I took my one trashy romance I'd been reading and brought another... because i knew I'd finish the first one before the plane touched down in Portland. Sure enough, even with watching the in-flight movie [Hookwinked... too funny], I still finished the first book. And by the time i got home, between the planes and the train home from O'Hare, I had less than one chapter left in the second book.

As for genres, I read romances, and others, occasionally. I much prefer sci-fi and fantasy. That's what I grew up on. My parents have about 3000 books, 1/3 of them sci-fi and fantasy. I have roughly 800-1000 books [only the ones I have here are catalogued... I have about 10-12 more boxes sitting at my parent's house].

Yes, I have a cataloguing system. I use a shareware program called Readerware. Awesome program for a decent price. I also have everything sorted on my shelves by fiction/nonfiction, with the non-fic sorted by subject... then within each section, they're alphabetized. No Dewey Decimal System here... yet. When I hit 1000 in my personal collection... I may have to consider it.

I love books so much, I have been living in a neighborhood of Chicago called Printer's Row, where they used to print and bind books [the first printing of Wizard of Oz was typeset and then bound here].

Also, I love them so much, I am seriously considering going for my MLS [Masters in LIbrary Science], instead of another route for my MA degree.

I was always one of those kids who couldn't figure out why others' in my class couldn't read out loud as well as I could. I was also reading adult-level sci-fi and fantasy by 5th grade.

So, do I love books? Oh, heck yeah. And if anyone wants to label me OCD over books, I'll gladly take that. I picked up over 40 books [mostly paperbacks] at the book fair a week ago. I'm such a book fiend.

And proud of it.

post #41 of 41
I love reading books and plays!!!
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