So Many Books So Little Time

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@HazySue (15274)
United States
July 8, 2016 6:12pm CST
I love to read. I really, really love to read. Give me a book, just about any book and I am a happy camper. I have loved to read ever since I discovered that all those funny little marks actually made words. I can read almost any type of book. Yes, I said almost. Sadly, I am not a fan of Science Fiction. I don't know why but, it is what it is. Give me history, romance, murder, mayhem, ghost, and just about anything and I will read it cover to cover. If I start I book I always finish it, even if I don't like it. Why? I keep telling myself it will get better. Besides I like to know how the story ends. What type of book do you find fascinating?
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@JudyEv (90220)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jul 16
There are some genres I don't like and I've now decided life is too short to read bad books so if I'm not enjoying a book I move on.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@JudyEv When I encounter a book I don't care for, one of the reasons I keep reading is to try to figure out just how it got published.
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@patgalca (13814)
• Orangeville, Ontario
9 Jul 16
@HazySue Good point.
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@JudyEv (90220)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jul 16
@HazySue And do you ever manage to work out why? :) Some are very badly written in my view.
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@RubyHawk (19050)
• Atlanta, Georgia
9 Jul 16
I like novels, mysteries,fiction, non-fiction. I love Ann Rule and Tammi Hoag among others and as you say, I always finish a book. I have been surprised when a book I didn't particularly like, picked up and I loved it after a slow start.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@RubyHawk I love both of those authors. I also have found a slow starter may turn out to be good.
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@Marty1 (22498)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11 Jul 16
@rubyhawk EWhat is your favorite kind of nonfiction? i like medical books the most. Health and nutrition as those subjects i am interested!
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@RubyHawk (19050)
• Atlanta, Georgia
11 Jul 16
@HazySue Yes, when I started reading "One Murder" I liked it. but after a few chapters it turned on me with silly babbling but I read a few more pages and it changed again. It was an interesting book.
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@silvermist (14887)
• India
9 Jul 16
@HazySue I like to read all types of books both fiction and non-fiction, including science fiction.But I am a little sad I am not reading as many books as I would like,these days.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@silvermist I am always looking for the time to fit in more reading. There is just not enough hours in the day to do everything you want to do.
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@silvermist (14887)
• India
10 Jul 16
@HazySue So right.I think I should try to make more time for reading.After all a day will have 24 hours only.
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@NJChicaa (24968)
• United States
9 Jul 16
I read basic fiction, chick-lit, romance. . . nothing too taxing. I read for pleasure not for work. Not interested in sci-fi, fantasy, or anything like that.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@NJChicca I read for both pleasure and work. I just plain love to read.
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@LadyDuck (109498)
• Switzerland
9 Jul 16
All the topics you listed are also among my favorite. I also read history, sci-fiction, cooking and gardening books.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@LadyDuck my reading interests are so varied. I also am into cooking and gardening books.
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@LadyDuck (109498)
• Switzerland
9 Jul 16
@HazySue If I look at our library there are so many different books, I also have books on Feng Shui, parapsychology, tarots, pendulum... too many to mention.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@LadyDuck I used to have a good collection of many types of books. Unfortunately, when we downsized some of my books had to be placed in new homes. There just wasn't room for them all.
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@msiduri (5846)
• United States
9 Jul 16
I love ghost stories, science fiction, non-fiction history, biography, history of science and many others. I'm not crazy about romance or mystery, though I read a lot of Agatha Christie when I was younger.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@msiduri I am a mystery, suspense type of person along with other genres. Agatha Christie is also a good author for the mystery lover.
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@xstitcher (9481)
• Petaluma, California
9 Jul 16
I used to be like that too, though I was a bit picky with the books I read. :) These days life gets in the way.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@xstitcher I keep on reading in small blocks of time if that is all I can get. I would love to have a day every now and then where I could just sit and read.
@Marty1 (22498)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11 Jul 16
@hazysue I too love to read and almost always finish a book for the same reason as i want to know how it is going to end. I might not finish it right away, but i will finish it someday. I only have a problem with the book that is the bane of my existence for a book, "Gone with the Wind" have tried it many times and will get to the end some day!
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@Marty1 "Tomorrow is another day". Don't worry, someday you will pick up that book and read it to the end. I read it all and the sequel "Scarlett".
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@Marty1 (22498)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 Jul 16
@HazySue I have both Gone with te wind and Scarlett, but have never got to Scarlett as I thought one had to read Gone with the wind first! I will get through it! Someday I hope!
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
15 Jul 16
@Marty1 I am sure you will read them both, someday when you have a period of time when you have nothing else planned.
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@annierose (17254)
• Philippines
9 Jul 16
Just like you I love to read too. I mostly prefer to read about stories written by Paulo Coelho and Elizabeth Gilbert. I love adventures, true stories, romance, comedy, travels. I do not have any hard copies here to read. What I do is I just download books from the internet and read it when I have free time outside or when I am riding in a public utility jeepney.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@annierose I'll have to try downloading and reading later. It will open up more selections to read.
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@annierose (17254)
• Philippines
17 Jul 16
@HazySue Good to hear that. It is more practical;however, having the hard copy is still much better.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@annierose I do like holding a book in my hands.
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@Hercules7 (161)
12 Jul 16
That's a lot of books you got there
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@Hercules if only there was enough time to read them all.
18 Jul 16
@HazySue everyone who loves to read faces the same problem
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@Hercules7 I could do nothing but read and still be left with some unread books. At least I am a member of a good group - those who can read everything they wish to.
@responsiveme (12684)
• India
9 Jul 16
I like to read too. Not ghost stories and science fiction, though have read some. Historical romance includes, jean plaidy, norah lofts, mary stewart(merlin trilogy),georgette heyer ...actually so many. Lets do one genre at a time. You said you'll give me some authors in the historical romance category.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@responsiveme I loved Cashlamara (I hope I spelled it correctly) by Nora Loft. I love reading about families as they go through different generations. You mentioned authors that I also like to read.
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• India
9 Jul 16
@HazySue haven't read that, but the House trilogy by Norah lofts is one of my favourites. and I recently picked up Phillipa Gregory...The White Queen and The other Bolyen Girl. Feel good talking books, isn't it? :)
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@responsiveme I love to talk books. The other Bolyen Girl is one of my favorites.
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@polyxena (2597)
• Sturgis, Michigan
12 Jul 16
I like most books. I really don't like romance as much though, unless they're historical romance. I used to read the encyclopedia when I was a child.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@polyxena I love history. Wow, the encyclopedia is advanced reading for kids.
@polyxena (2597)
• Sturgis, Michigan
13 Jul 16
@HazySue I liked it for some odd reason. Then again I lived in the middle of nowhere so, so when I was able to read something I grabbed whatever was convenient.I think it probably started my quest for knowledge, and why I'm able to spout off random facts.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
15 Jul 16
@polyxena it was there, available to you and you felt the need. What a great resource to start with.
@divalounger (2228)
• United States
10 Jul 16
I am a voracious reader--fiction mainly--thriller, adventure, mystery and horror are my favorites!
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@divalounger it sounds like we like to read the same type of books
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• United States
23 Jul 16
@HazySue Ah are you a Stephen King fan?
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@divalounger absolutely and Dean Koontz.
@Gina145 (4057)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Jul 16
I also like a variety of types of books. Unlike you, however, I don't finish every book I read. Often I don't even finish the ones I like because I spend so much time online that I often forget about the book I'm reading and after a while I find I've forgotten what it was about.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@Gina145 I keep a book by my bed so if I have a hard time sleeping I just pick it up and read.
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@Gina145 (4057)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
10 Jul 16
@HazySue I do too but the only time I struggle to sleep is when I need to get up early, and on those occasions I'm reluctant to read during the night.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@Gina145 I wouldn't want to chance getting interested in the book if I had to get up early the next morning.
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@Corbin5 (70638)
• United States
9 Jul 16
I love memoirs. I will go for a memoir anytime.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@Corbin5 it's like being able to look inside a persons mind and life. I love that type of book.
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@Corbin5 (70638)
• United States
10 Jul 16
@HazySue I wise they would let us live in the public library!
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@Corbin5 I would love to live in a library. The only thing would be all of the other people wanting to live there too.
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@ElicBxn (59954)
• United States
19 Jul 16
I am a science fiction fan. I read some mysteries and romances to, but I'm mostly into SF. I've had a chance to meet some of my favorite writers, and would love to meet more.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
1 Aug 16
@ElicBxn how wonderful to be able to meet some of your favorite authors. I hope you get the chance to meet more.
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@ElicBxn (59954)
• United States
1 Aug 16
@HazySue So do I! Money is a bit less tight than it has been the last couple'a years, so it might happen.
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@shshiju (8860)
• Cochin, India
9 Jul 16
surely no boring ones. Thrilling and enjoyable .
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@shshiju I love a good book.
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@shshiju (8860)
• Cochin, India
18 Jul 16
@HazySue I Love too and reading rests worth lifelong.
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@shubhu3 (8883)
• New Delhi, India
9 Jul 16
That's great buddy. I love to read the romantic and thriller ones. :D
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@shubhu3 as I said there are so many books so little time. I could spend all of my time reading if someone would let me.
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@shubhu3 (8883)
• New Delhi, India
9 Jul 16
@HazySue That's amazing. :)
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@dobi_1122 (116)
• Bulgaria
13 Sep 16
I love to read and honestly many times I do not have time. There are so many books to read, but I have no option. Always have an important job and my hobby does not remain quite so long. When the book is so interesting I read for several hours. When part of a series is always the last book in the series I reading it at slowly because I know that the story ends like that.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
13 Sep 16
@dobi_1122 it is like entering a whole new world when you get involved in a book. If I had nothing but time I am afraid I would do nothing but read.
@Meramar (1828)
3 Sep 16
Hopefully, I would have more time to read. I also read almost everything, specially historical novels. But, I also like biographies and poems.
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@HazySue (15274)
• United States
3 Sep 16
@Meramar I am sure you will find some time later on to get in a good bit of reading. I like reading a variety.
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