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Old 10-27-2013, 07:17 AM   #11
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I read a lot. That is to say, it isn't unusual for me to read 3+ books a week (I can read fast and I'm an insomniac). But I avoid re-reading a book. As long as there is a public library and used book sales, there's something to read that I haven't read before.

But it was funny ... I have a friend who lives quite a ways (say, two or three days drive) from me, and when we actually buy books, if we think the other might be interested, pack up and send them. One she sent me a few months ago was a Mary Stuart novel, I think called The Ivy Tree. I was introduced to these great gothic novelists as a young teenager (I think my first was Airs Above the Ground and was tickled pink to be able to go to the breeding farm for the horses in Slovenia decades later).

I have many friends who love to read their old favorites over and over again. I look for something new, simply because I read so much.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:12 AM   #12
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When I was working I got out of the habit of reading for pleasure, but now I'm back at it. The only books I like to reread are by James Michener. I love historical novels.

Right now, I'm reading The Red Tent, suggested by a member of the book club we recently formed. Another member is reading 1,000 Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan writer who also wrote The Kite Runner. I've already read The Kite Runner. It's a great book about Afghanistan and its history and traditions. Suns is more about the women of Afghanistan under the Taliban.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:19 PM   #13
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Just as an update. I finished Allegiant (the third book in the Divergent series) and cried my eyes out. I was a teensy bit outraged at the ending, surprised and then resigned to it. Still good. I'll likely reread it in a bit to make sure I didn't miss anything.

@Claire - I read a lot too Claire. I hit my 100 marker at the end of August and haven't bothered recording anymore, but at that rate I'd do about 150 a year. That doesn't include my rereads. I don't think it matters whether you read a lot or not. Its more about your personal desire to read new material or to reimmerse yourself in an old favorite. I liken it to new super soft slippers or old broken in but comfy loafers. Each one has its place, and they aren't the same at all.

Again, does anyone have any stand outs this year? I have to go over my list again, but for me, the Lee Child books were pretty wonderful to have discovered this year.

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Old 10-28-2013, 10:25 PM   #14
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Alix, have you read "A Dog's Purpose", and its sequel, "A Dog's Journey"? Both excellent.

The books I have re-read include "Gone With the Wind" and the "Anne of Green Gables" series, both many years ago.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:31 PM   #15
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Will they make me cry Dawg? I don't like to cry when I read and I'm a total mushpot. If they are at all like Marley and Me I'm out. Otherwise, I'll give them a go. Thanks.
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Wool, Shift and Dust (three titles) are the stand outs for me, I'm looking for more from Hugh Howey.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:35 PM   #17
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Just got Wool (first 5 books) NICE! Thanks PF.
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Just got Wool (first 5 books) NICE! Thanks PF.
Fantastic stories!
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Will they make me cry Dawg? I don't like to cry when I read and I'm a total mushpot. If they are at all like Marley and Me I'm out. Otherwise, I'll give them a go. Thanks.
Actually, they're pretty matter-of-fact. Well, maybe sometimes. If the dog dies, he/she is reincarnated. It's a dog's purpose.

I can't handle crying dog books either....
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Alrighty. They're on the TBR list. Thanks Dawg.
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