book surprise

@tigeraunt (6331)
Philippines
October 31, 2011 11:57pm CST
today i received 3 parcels of books and pocket books all sent from england. two were all hard covers of reader's digest novel collections and another pocketbook titled gypsy by lesley pearse. i love the gift. do you have a collection of books? if so, what usually is the topic and do you have any favorite author? ann
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@inertia4 (26878)
• United States
2 Nov 11
I do have a collection of books and all of them are from the same author. My favorite one, Stephen King. I love all his books and read them all the time, wee, when I have time that is. Congratulations on you free gifts.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Nov 11
if i am not mistaken, salem's lot was written by him. that i have read. thank you. ann
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@inertia4 (26878)
• United States
7 Nov 11
You are not mistaken, it was written by him and it was an awesome book.
@atleya (947)
• Indonesia
3 Nov 11
Yeah, I like books.. and sometime I go to bookstore to buy some books., whatever kind of books, novel, chicken soup, self development, etc. I also love author : Dale Carneghi.. His books are very special..
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Nov 11
hi atleya, that is very nice. i hope i encounter a book of dale carneghi. my friend also have sent magazines about self development and architectural designs of houses, etc. i find that really great. ann
@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
1 Nov 11
Ah.. Isn't it nice to receive something as amazing as Books... I remeber I received a heavy encyclopedia from one of my cousins when I was very young. I used to spend hours on it. Yes, I have a good collection of books both fictional and non-fictional. I do buy Books whenever I can. Umm fav.. Author.. that's difficult to pick one..but I love the works of Charles Dickens. Good to be back, Ann Bodhi
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
hello bodhi, nice to see u again. charles dickens... hmmm. i think i have read a book that he has written. something about an orphan boy and then this was made into a movie. really great to have those books. thanks for your response. welcome back. ann
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• India
1 Nov 11
Oliver Twist?? Maybe, right? Yeah its good to be back here.
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@buddha3 (1029)
• India
1 Nov 11
Wow! Was the gift from any relative or an online friend? Cos I've few frenz who get gifts from overseas online friends:) My choices are Biographies and autobiographies of great persons, self help books, science and environmental books.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
hi buddha, he was a previous chat friend who has retired from work and have started a little store selling books. he is now 70 years old and still very active. ann
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@buddha3 (1029)
• India
2 Nov 11
Wow! that's gr8. We feel so great when someone whom we met in this virtual world shows so much respect and love, don't we?:)
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• Philippines
1 Nov 11
Hi tigeraunt. That was a very nice gift to receive. I too have a collection of books and readers digest. Before I used to subscribe with readers digest. I just stopped it because my expenses are getting high. I usually buy hard covered books from Readers Digest and self development books. I follow John Maxwell, Stephen Covey and Robert Kiyosaki. I also love novels by Danielle Steel.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
hello snow, it really is a great gift. i received two hard bound readers digest and his letter says, three more are arriving via surface mail. wonderful isnt it? ann
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• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Yes, that is indeed wonderful. How I wish I would have someone giving me the same gift. LOL. Enjoy your books.
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@hvedra (1623)
2 Nov 11
I have quite a lot of books but most of them are reference. I do keep some novels by favourite authors - I like Terry Pratchett, Joanne Harris, Patrick O'Brian, Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Colleen McCullough (her Rome seires). I don't keep novels unless I know I will read them more than once. I either pass them along to friends or take them to a charity shop to be resold. I get most of my books second-hand which is good because it costs less. It also means I'm more willing to try out an author I've not heard of before. I found Zafon that way!
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Nov 11
hvedra hi, that is very nice. your friends get to read what you have read as well. and i, too, purchase second hand books. it really is very economical. ann
@kaichoukebz (1190)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
Yes, I have different collections of books. I have lots of anime manga books. I like also to collect books about horror and about life. My favorite author is Paulo Coelho. Coelho writes magnificent and interesting books. Every book that he writes, you can learn a lot of moral lessons out of it.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
hello kai, another paulo coelho fan! i wish i am able to get a book written by him. can you give any suggestion? what title of the book have you already read? i'd like to find one. ann
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
1 Nov 11
What a thoughtful gift giver! I think there is no finer gift than a book--it gives you new worlds, new ideas, allows you to escape to another world and teaches you new things whether it's fiction or fact. I love books and used to have quite a library but I had to give all my books away or sell them. Now I make regular trips to the library. I always have a book here to read and down in my storm/emergency room I have a few books I haven't read plus books for younger readers just in case a disaster happens. As for authors, I don't really have a favorite but I like Orson Scott Card, F. Paul Wilson, San Sanford, Jonathan Kellerman, Dean Koontz, Stephen King and a lot of others. I'm always up for reading or re-reading a classic novel--the thing about classics is that when you read them again you always learn something new about the character or realize new things about the culture described in the book. They are always new in some way! I hope you enjoy your books and the worlds they take you to!
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
hi dragon, i guess i have mentioned one time that i always have a pocket book in my bag wherever i go. sometimes i arrive early for a meeting and so that i will not feel bored waiting, i always bring something to read. i envy you being very near a library. here i need to travel 20 minutes just to be in a library. so i prefer having my own collection. ann
• Indonesia
1 Nov 11
Wow, that's a cute little surprise! I am a bookworm and I read any genre I can find so I have to admit that I don't really have a favorite author :p I have a soft spot for fantasy and historical fiction though.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Nov 11
hi alwayzzcitra, if only i have more time reading... whew! fantasy adventures are very nice. i love them too. ann
@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
1 Nov 11
Hi Tigeraunt, how do you manage to get others to send books to you? I would love to read these. I do not buy and collect books anymore. Storage is a problem. I live in a flat, and the space is really limited. I need to give away many books after moving to current flat, which is smaller than the former one. I read about one book every other day. Fortunately library is just 20 minutes walk away, I can simply go, borrow a few books, and spend the night reading.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
hi scheng, there is this friend who has a store that sells books in england. he sometimes sends dvd's of old old movies because he has subscribed and then sends it to friends via the mail. the books, he sent through my sister who was on vacation with her husband and who happened to pass by his place in birmingham. they both came home yesterday with the books and a jar of chocolates. ann
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
1 Nov 11
If I was to mention favorite authors, I am still in love with Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and many more. While I loved a good fiction when I was of school age and still do, my interests now seem to delve on history. I find my interests range from Medieval to World War II One of my favorite periods is the civil war. There is so much we can learn from history and an author can always make room for more opinions and possibly change our way of thinking. Hope you enjoy your new books. I am presently finishing one called "Letters of a Portuguese Nun" by Myriam Cyr This is the whole history of the famous Portuguese Sonnets. I remember studying them and did not connect this book to them until I had bought it and started reading it. Its indeed fascinating how it delved history and war to a Portuguese Nun. My next book ready to pick up that I got off Ebay is A World Lit Only By Fire by William Manchester. This is a medieval mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age. I found the title quite inticing so had to get it. What are your favorite types of reading?
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
hello marie, i also love mark twain books and when i was in high school, i always had barbara cartland pocket books. college, i had daniel steel, robert ludlum, and some other authors - oh yes! james patterson. i love adventure fiction books and love stories. ann
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@Hatley (157353)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Nov 11
me too D anielle Steele and James Patterson I found him while here in our own library and hes really great and I have long loved Danielle steele too/ I met Barbara Cartland once she was a guest in our lit. class in C ollege years back.
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@fantabulus (4006)
• India
4 Nov 11
Hahaha... tiger still no surprise gift received for fanta please send me some surprise gift then I will tell you how will feel. Dont send books because fanta not interested in books she is interested only in house hold chores and business. But my daughter are interested in books every time reading and paining eyes. I called her chashmish.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Nov 11
hello fanta, it will no longer be a surprise if you knew what will be given. have a very good day friend. ann
@Hatley (157353)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Nov 11
hi tigerAunt I l ove whodunits and mystery hence agatha Christie, A Conan D oyle, Sue grafton, Mary Higgins Clark and oh yes I am a fan pf stephan King too , avid fan. I also like Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott and my book collection is in storage yet. I love to read some of the readers digest novel collections. I am not a fan of Harlequin paper backs as they are so much the same and I never could understand why a woman would love a man who treated her like some of those guys in those sappy novels treat their women. Phyllis Whitney is also a very favorite author of mine. I love t o read.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Nov 11
hatley hello, you made me laugh with your description of that woman in the story. well, most love stories end up the same although the twist in the middle makes it more appealing to me. i dont know, but i just love happy ending stories. i think i have read a book of jane austen and conan doyle. yes, they are good. have a nice day. ann
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
hello Ann, That's a wonderful present. I like reading books esp readers digest. I don't have specific author that i admire,I just love reading books...hehehe. Have a good day dear
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Nov 11
hi jaiho, i was told i should have received 4 reader's digest books. now! where did the other two go? i hope it had not fell into some "black hairy hands"!!! thank you for your response. ann
@Aja103654 (5663)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
Any book under the sun will do for me, as long as it is written in a language i can understand. Usually, i read romance novels, fantasy and stories that have detectives in them. My fave author? Paulo Coelho writes very interesting books! And of course, there's JK Rowling.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
hi aja, that is very nice. i have not had a chance to read books of JK Rowling although i know she is the famous author of harry potter books and paulo coelho books. i hope i get to have their books one day. ann
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• Indonesia
1 Nov 11
Wow, that's a cute little surprise! I am a bookworm and I read any genre I can find so I have to admit that I don't really have a favorite author :p I have a soft spot for fantasy and historical fiction though.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
hi citra, it sure is a very nice surprise. i am more into adventure fiction books and love stories (well, no longer very keen on love stories now). ann
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