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3 December 2017
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While I love hardcovers, the older I get the more print size is important, and you can enlarge (or as someone used to say "embiggen") the print there. Also the Kindle is so easy to carry around, where a hardcover, especially a long one, often is not. Also, if I fall asleep while reading I don't lose my place.
2. If I were to own a book shop I would call it ...
Well, I kinda liked the name of the book shop where I volunteered--Logos
Books. But if I have to come up with my own name, how about Book
Trails (that's the title of a series of "red books" that I had and loved as
“Real isn't how you are made,”
said the Skin Horse. “It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves
you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then
you become Real.”
(from "The Velveteen Rabbit")
My favorite author is John Steinbeck,
but I understand he could be ill-tempered, so I think I'll go with Diana
Gabaldon. Maybe I can get some sort of insight about how far the lives
of Jamie and Claire are going to go...and where each will die (if she has
figured that out yet). I'd also love to probe her mind about her writing
habits and her research.
Well, I guess I couldn't bring a
series (which would be ideal), so if I have to bring just one
book, it would be the bible. I know that sounds cliché from someone
who isn't particularly religious, but (a) it's a b-i-g book, so will
take a long time to get through, and (b) I gather there's all sorts of
different genres of stories in there, so it would give me variety. I'd
want a modern version, not the traditional King James.
maybe a little fan that clips to the top of the Kindle that would gently
blow a cooling breeze on me as I read.
An old book store! That's an
unmistakable scent that brings you back to a stuffy old, overcrowded book
store, or a nice little library.
Every time I get into Outlander
world, I want to be Claire Fraser, though I would have to shed 36 years and
70 or so pounds before I could handle it.
"Fifty Shades of Grey." I read the book to find out what all the hoopla was about and it was boring. The heroine was the most obnoxious, annoying heroine I've ever read. The blatant sex will keep people reading to the end, but I sure didn't want to read either of the sequels.
10. I hate it when a book....
Ends after I have become so deeply involved with the characters and their lives and know that I'll never know what happens after the book ends. I also hate a book that blatantly proselytizes under the guise of writing a story. My cousin raved about the "Left Behind" series and I started reading it and actually threw the first book across the room about halfway through it, the preaching was so heavy. Also it wasn't very well written.
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