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Anyone else a huge bookworm like me? I absolutely love to read and I am definitely a bibliophile. I have been my entire life. What do you enjoy reading?

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Also, had to laugh when a couple of months ago one of thoseHow Clean Is Your House programmed was on and the presenter went "Just look at this !" And showed overflowing bookshelves, stacked high and perilously......and I just mused " What is the problem, looks totally normal to me !"

Tilia Level 6 Apr 15, 2018

There was probably room for more....

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Do I read ? It's like asking "do you breathe ?" . It is a necessity of life. Generally have at least three on the go, a serious one, a light one for my break at work that I can skim while listening to colleagues, and the curl up in bed for three hours one. Actually have a Book Nook in the salon which myself and literary daughter made......Cosy chairs, throws, pillows, low table for drinks and food and spotlighting but not too harsh.
Love when people ask " How can you read three books at the same time" as I reply, do you watch the same TV programme all evening ?

Tilia Level 6 Apr 15, 2018
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Allow me to introduce you to the 3 ft high pile of books I'm currently reading ?

You live in my house ??!!!!

@Tilia haha. I don't think so. Are you my corgi?

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Anyone else love the smell of books ? Especially the second hand ones......or am I the only discreet book sniffer on site ??

Tilia Level 6 Apr 15, 2018

I am a massive book sniffer and always ask this question too haha!!! smile008.gif)

like libraries or used book stores! yes, because the smell transports me back to the days when I spent hours and hours at the library

I LOVE the smell of books!

@Countrycuz666 same for my favorite Neil Gaiman book......

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Love books, started that affair back when I was a toddler. By 3 I could "read" you my favorite book, "Hide and Seek Duck". Actually, I just had it memorized, but when I really learned to read, WOW! Then, when I heard about LIBRARIES, unbelievable. A place full of books and you could take them home and read them.

Decades later, I finally have my own library. It went through several transitions before becoming the library but a few years ago I decided the room was not committed to anything special and I deserved my library. There are still books in some other rooms and frankly, they won't all fit in my library. Even after trying to shave down the collection, I have somewhere over 1100 books in the house. My son is going to..... Well, I'm not sure what he is going to do when I go other than he might keep my Stephen King collection. King is my favorite author, thrillers, horror, suspense and mysteries are the genre I read most often. This is one view of the room.

DotLewis Level 7 Apr 15, 2018

Bliss !!

My father taught me to read with Alice in Wonderland it was a copy he had taken to war with him and as he had been all over the theatre of war in communications work he was in temperate and hot countries so the first edition book was all sellotaped up and brown spotted from heat - we would read the book together and every time i got to a word I knew or thought i could try to decipher we stopped for me to say it - when we got to the end we just started again and again and it clicked -

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I ironically enjoy reading books about the occult lol. I also love anything about true crime and serial killers. I also have books on the supernatural and enjoy a good graphic novel every now and then.

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I need to keep a balance between reading and writing. I find one feeds the other.

I love the Philip Pullman trilogy, His Dark Materials.

Also anything by Don DeLillo - especially Underworld.

Love, love, love Pullman! Subtle Knife was my fav. If you haven't listened to them on audio you should. Fabulous. Also try the Mythago Wood books by Robert Holdstock. Mythago Wood. Lavondyss, The Hollowing, etc... You'll love them (I hope).

@SweetHarp Thanks for the recommendations. Love something new to read.

@SweetHarp My dear, if you like Pullman I shall follow your recommendations!

@Palindromeman You won't be sorry. Start with Mythago Wood -- though, Lavondyss is my favorite.

@SweetHarp Cool, I'm on it. I also have my own novels on Amazon, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to promote them...

@Palindromeman you can PM me!

@SweetHarp I am useless at tech; please PM me!

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Me!

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I do a serious book and a fun book. Right now I’m reading God delusion, but I just finished a “Recluse novel” (fantasy)

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I’m so jealous of people that love to read, I wish I had that. I’ve never been much of a reader. My eyes get very dry and painfully twitchy when I stare at something too long. I also get nauseous, so I skim thru things and hurry up and get it over, yes I have reading glasses but that doesn’t really help much. I know I’m missing out.

Books on tape! Kindle does this for almost every book now!

Audio books. Just sayin'. (::whispering:: Sometimes they're better than the hard copy. )

Sorry about that and I can relate as I keep getting older. Reading is becoming hard for the same reasons you have explained. Anyhow, when I was younger I could read for hours and I would get so into the book that my body would go numb. An amazing experience when your mind gets sort of disconnected from one self physical being

I agree with the others, books on tape can be AMAZING. If you like the Harry Potter movies, check out the Jim Dale narration of Harry Potter. He is so amazing he won 4 Grammy awards for his readings of the series. If you like it, you may be hooked!

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Oh yeah, my most valuable possession is not the books itself but the stuff written down on when I read them. I can browse one I read many years ago and those comments "tell"me how much I have changed over the pass of time. Also, now a days I enjoy reading by enhancing the experience by using Google images to see actual references described in the book, or Google maps to put things in the right place, or Wikipedia, YouTube, etc. The pleasure of reading gets magnified times whatever your patience may be to take those on line detours.

IamNobody Level 8 Apr 15, 2018

I always have a highlighter handy when reading for the same reason.

@sloryd... I bet it is yellow but, have you tried other colors? I have the whole gamut, it's fun to use different colors for different purposes. Thanks for your comment !!!

Yep,it's yellow.@IamNobody

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yes me too I learned to read at a really young age and it was in my house very safe to have your nose in a book.(Very war damaged parents) I think it might have damaged my capacity to fit in with other children but I am never without a book to dive into - People usually leave you alone if you are reading.

jacpod Level 8 Apr 15, 2018
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If we are talking about fiction, I like horror and historical fiction if it's not strictly romance. My choices for nonfiction are science and history.

JimG Level 8 Apr 15, 2018
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I read for pleasure a little bit every night before going to sleep. The last couple of years I've been preoccupied with atheist books and science books. I'm a recent deconvert, so I feel like I have a lot of catching up to do, as far as understanding reality goes.

EB80 Level 5 Apr 15, 2018
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I adore non-fiction.
My main joy in life is learning.

I enjoy learning too, but I find I can also learn a lot from well researched fiction too, which is much more entertaining than nonfiction.

@snytiger6 That's true, but not my preference.

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I love to read! Reading started as a coping mechanism for me at about the age of 7. My second grade teacher rewarded us with books if we were able to get 100% on four spelling tests. I was an excellent speller anyway, but I made sure I didn't miss one spelling word that year. My dad was an alcoholic, and my parents would fight relentlessly at times. I would hide under the covers with a flashlight at night with my books and read for hours. I like to read all kinds of different books, but my favorites are probably mysteries and fantasy.

As a child I built little forts to hide in with my books. It was a great way to avoid my mother.

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Yes.

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Not school-related.. Attack on Titan and One Punch Man.

Marz Level 7 Apr 15, 2018
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James Patterson Lee Childs David Baldacci etc

calm123 Level 2 Apr 15, 2018

James Ellroy.

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I love to read. I love horror, mystery/thriller, dystopian, ( I am a prepper light), science, history, and a lot more. I am currently reading Leonardo de Vinci, Killers of the Flower Moon, a couple of Dystopian novels, and just finished The Plot Against America, and I am waiting on pins and needles for the new John Connolly novel to come out, I love Stephen King, but John Connolly's Charlie Parker series have just barely edged him out of first place. He is great. I like F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack series a lot, but he has has stopped writing about him. He does have another series that seems promising though. The first was The God Gene, and I am planning to get the next one soon. I need to get through a few in my current pile first though. I never really get to the bottom of it, since I keep getting more books.

@Shellbell I did read it. I buy extra canned or dried food every week when I get groceries, and I also amass other supplies. This spring, I am going to start collecting heirloom seeds.

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Since childhood I have been a voracious reader. When she was eight, my daughter gave me a leather book weight. Obvously she noticed my bad habit of reading while eating. "Is this a weapon?" men ask. Women never ask that.

"Damn Fresh Milk!" the milk carton label blared when I was a kid. "That's weird," I thought. Rapidly scanning all words within eyesight, I misread "Dawn Fresh Milk."

I remember reading cereal boxes as a kid.

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I have a nearly debilitating addiction to books. My daughter does too, she has hundreds of books!

Peeves Level 6 Apr 15, 2018

That's a good idea... I have too many books to move. I need to join everyone in the ebook universe.

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History, science, science fiction,

BillF Level 7 Apr 15, 2018
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I am a scifi nerd. I particularly like hard scifi but I also like a strange subgenre of detective scifi. Odd indeed. I also like history of science.

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I like this site and keep a record of what I've read there. Most of them I get from the library. [goodreads.com]

As I've mentioned elsewhere, I'm dyslexic so it took me a while to get started, I was 8 or 9 before I learned to like to read then it became such a habit people called me a book worm. It helps that I am introverted and have crowd aversion because of being deaf in one ear.

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