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so welcome! introduce yourself. i'll see if this group takes off, hopefully it does.
So, if anyone else out there is interested in true crime and most non-fiction, let me know.
To give you an idea of what kind of shy idiot I am, I also belong to the Green Dragon, LT anonymous, Bookcases, Combiners, Romance, and a couple of others... that are very quiet right now.
I'm not really "shy"... just quiet (sorta) and private.
Out of your almost 2300 books & my almost 900 books, we only share 6: Pride & Prejudice, Outlander, Ishmael, Get your act together, Dance of the Gods, and the Screwtape Letters.
You'd think with all of the books both of us have (I've not finished entering mine) that we'd share more... but I suppose that there are quite a few books still left in the world.
kageeh--yay for true crime and other nonfiction! Along with horses, cats, dogs, mysteries. I also have two grown kids, both just on the starting side of college. 34 books in common--although one of them is one I swear I don't have--perhaps librarythingamystery.
simonw11--maybe you have an older brother or father hanging around?
greetings to skittles the private.
I'm private because I work around & with children & teenagers and both groups are extremely curious about the adults around them! They are also extremely good at attempting to find out any "good stuff" they can find out about the adults around them. (also each other)
I really don't want them to find out about ALL the books that I have. (just like they don't know my age either... and they have tried & tried to find that out!!)
I also have family that if they saw that I had this book or that book, they'd either expect to be able to borrow them or some books would just disappear from my shelves. (they do live a good drive away, so I'm reasonable safe) Also, I have a lot of cookbooks & if someone needed a recipe, they'd just grab the cookbook & I'd never see the book again. They aren't really bad, just forgetful!! and I can be that forgetful, too... it must be genetic!! But I buy my own books or go to the library... it's easier.
And for the record, I am nowhere near finished entering all the books I have stashed here - just in case the Simon person goes looking.
I do not require similar reading interests in any "significant other; he merely has to be a reader and somewhat similarly addicted. At the very least, he cannot even think about asking:
Have you read all these books?
Why don't you give some of these away?
Why do you keep books after you've read them?
Gosh, I don't know what to say. *digging toe into ground and blushing furiously*
Er, hi, everyone!
Small Collection at the moment: still entering.
More later...just wanted to say hey!
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Nuub here, still entering books.... you will notice I favor SF and Lit. Doesn't matter, though, I will read almost anything well-written.
Still figuring out this site too.
Must be off - thanks!
Most Brits ( if I assume correctly) are deathly afraid of vegetables unless in a strong curry.
You've given me a good chuckle....
lots of rabbits with one stone.
But it will be worth it if i do it!
No. There are some of us who are awkward in social situations :)
Simon - you're as Wile E. as ever...
but because i would have to read him.
Seriously, Camus isn't hard...kind of like a shorter French version of Crime and Punishment. And if you are seriously too lazy to read it, listen to the Cure's "killing an arab". it does for the stranger what "dont stand so close to me" from the police does for...whichever book from Nabokov that was...
but, of course, you don't want to talk about Camus :-)
If you should chance upon your significant book-mate, try reading a book aloud to them - somewhere cosy - and reading becomes and experiance to share.
I'm not sure that a booklover should partner up with another booklover. Best to find yourself someone with lots of nervous energy who will do the household chores when you are reading.
I am trying to work my way through sorcery and cecelia at the moment for the Young Adult Group It is a fun read but everyone else finished it in January! and I am less than a third of the way through once I start reading out of a sense of obligation I slow right down.
Never heard of Sorcery and Cecilia...what's it about?
Before enlightenment, chop wood, draw water.
After enlightenment, drink beer, eat pizza.
Sorcery and cecelia? it is about a magic choclate pot.
Its an epistollic novel the authors started it as a writing game each would write the other a letter in character. and a plot emerged. so they cleaned it up and published it. the setting is a regency romance with added magic. One can see the two authors vieing to outdo each other at period detail and language. while at the same the time they are cooperating in drawing on each others thread while trying not to stamp on the others plotlines.
The only other novel it reminds me of is Steven Brust and Emma Bull's collaboration. Freedom and Necessity though this is a lot lighter.
Sorcery and Cecilia sounds fun! I might have to pick that up next month... Summer's coming and I need some fun books to read on the balcony!
Too bad. the cowboy hat is rockin'.
so you were both wrong I am the guy hiding behind the blonde in number 13.
If you want to know how Mad Dog got his name I suggest you listen to
something from zydecomotion his band online. he barks and growls.
Phil Underwood the man with the hats is much too middle class english to fool anyone even if he wore them all at once. Every time he comes back from Louisiana with tales of seedy dancehalls I have have visions of the locals gawping and treating him out of pure confsion with the bemused respect that used to be the lot of a Briton in the colonies
Oh my yes, intelligence is sexy.
Ok you can see I'm a science-fiction & FANTASY fan
but I also read other books: adventures, crime fiction & chick lit.
I sometimes dream that I can find different books in my library than I can when I am awake. I usually don't actually read them there, however.
Probably should. May never find them again.
Was the last message really way last June of 2007. Jeez!
When a man is carrying a book, he's almost as irresistable as when he's walking a dog...or carrying a baby...
Does it make me nuts to think this? *laughs*
I am the type of girl that lurks in libraries and bookstores, admiring any good-looking men in glasses that pass by. I suppose that this is the next best thing.
I'm in the middle of World Without End by Ken Follett and just beginning Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. I'm also reading Carrie for the King's Constant Readers group read.
But, I just found it, and since I seem to be in a group-joining mood today; here I am.
I live in the U.S. (the Midwest). I LOVE books (duh), and dabble at writing here and there. Even though I live in a highly populated area near a major city, I can't seem to find anyone who READS....
My ideal job (I just walked away from the corporate world--ask me in a month or two if that was a good idea) would be at Barnes & Noble, only because there are no privately owned bookstores here where strip-malls reign supreme. In my hometown downstate, I'd choose Jane Addams Book Shop, with my favorite coffee shop, Aroma Cafe, right next door. Ah, that would be bliss:)
I'm a widow, raising a teen (ack), work somewhere between part and full-time, and would read for days if left to my own devices.
Yeah, finding someone who reads at all, much less shares your interests, is a bit tough. I guess you just have to look at ANY reading by a potential date/mate as good, as hard as it might be sometimes. A lot of friends think it's dumb that I put reading so high on my list of wants in a gal, but I'm a dork.
So here I am. Where are all of you hiding?
I think it would work better then "I lost my phone number, can I have yours?"
"I think it would work better then "I lost my phone number, can I have yours?""
Wouldn't know; never tried that one.
Now that I think about it, though, if I were actually any good at sort of thing I wouldn't be in a library singles group, would I?