Way Too Much Information!!!

@Corbin5 (102836)
United States
October 8, 2017 12:43pm CST
I picked up a copy of John Kennedy Toole's The Confederacy of Dunces at one of our local charity shops. I chose the book because the title promised humor, as did the photo of the large fellow on the cover with a chicken on his head. I did not choose the book due to it being a "Pulitzer-Prize Winning Novel" because that award, more often than not, does not mean a book will be a great read. I was going to read The Confederacy of Dunces right away, but my husband got to it first. He says the book is hilarious, but he keeps sharing all the hilarious parts with me, and if I have too much information about a book, I will not read it. I have a lot of new books to read here, so I am good. However, I think I will read the books I bring home with me BEFORE my husband reads them. That guy gives out way too much information!!
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@DianneN (76104)
• United States
8 Oct
Your husband sounds exactly like mine! He's an avid reader and ignores my, "Bbbbbbbbut stop telling me that!" Men!
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
8 Oct
I asked him not to tell, but he still does. "Men!" is right!
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@DianneN (76104)
• United States
8 Oct
@Corbin5 This occurs regularly in our house, too. Lol!!!
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
8 Oct
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@andriaperry (48457)
• United States
8 Oct
I do understand, its like watching a movie and telling you what is about to happen!
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
8 Oct
Oh well, just glad I have other books I have not read yet to take the place of that one.
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@Kandae11 (35969)
8 Oct
Good idea. Be sure to read it first.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
8 Oct
Yes, from now on, I will read the book first, then pass it on to him.
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@moffittjc (42031)
• Gainesville, Florida
8 Oct
It's weird for me, because I don't mind people telling me all the parts of a good movie, but for a book, I don't want anybody saying anything.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
8 Oct
It is weird. Seems like too much information about a book just ruins the book for many of us. Like you, information about a movie doesn't bother me.
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@moffittjc (42031)
• Gainesville, Florida
8 Oct
@Corbin5 Usually, when people tell me parts of a movie, it just makes me want to see the movie more. But with a book, if someone tells me a part of it, then when I get to that part in the book I don't want to read it because I already know what I'll be reading about.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
8 Oct
@moffittjc I won't even read the back of a book or the information on the inside flap of a book. If I know the tiniest thing, the book just will not be read by me. I can see why you would skip a part of a book about which someone has already told you.
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@alberello75 (17118)
• Genova, Italy
8 Oct
He, perhaps already knows the topics of the book. To not ruin the "surprise", he should not say anything to you about it!
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
8 Oct
He keeps reading the funny parts to me. Oh well, glad he enjoyed it so much.
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@alberello75 (17118)
• Genova, Italy
8 Oct
@Corbin5 It means, it's a funny book.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
8 Oct
@alberello75 You are right. Something that funny is hard not to share.
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• United States
8 Oct
Yes no good if you already know the story Deborah
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
9 Oct
I won't even read an inside flap or the back of a book due to that information ruining the book for me. Dang, I am picky.
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• United States
9 Oct
@Corbin5 No that is the way I would be as well..what is the fun if you already know even the teensiest about it? I get it.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
9 Oct
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@kobesbuddy (43505)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Oct
LOL That's like my husband, with a movie he wants me to see. First, he tells me every last detail and how it turns out, in the end. This makes it easy, for Kharla to doze off during this movie, yet not missing a thing:)
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
8 Oct
I bet you do dose off when you know almost all of what will happen in the movie anyway.
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@kobesbuddy (43505)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Oct
@Corbin5 It makes a movie boring, if I know what's gonna happen next!:(
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@TRBRocks420 (75380)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Oct
Always a good idea to be the first to read a book lol.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
8 Oct
Yes, if I know to much, then no reason to read the book.
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@JohnRoberts (54171)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Oct
How many times have you said to your husband, "Thanks a lot!"
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
8 Oct
Well, I did tell him to not tell me anything else, but he forgets.
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Oct
You could put the book away for a few weeks and then try to read it like you have never read it before methinks anyway. It looks very funny so it must be. Happy reading when you get around to reading it.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
9 Oct
I think I like your idea. Hopefully, my mind will be wiped clean of all he has told me.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Oct
@Corbin5 Yes just like a song that gets in your head and in a few hours you forget all about it.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
10 Oct
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@fly802 (1514)
9 Oct
Hope you will be able to read the book before your husband.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
9 Oct
That is my plan from now on.
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@fly802 (1514)
9 Oct
@Corbin5 All the best.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
9 Oct
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@1hopefulman (27333)
• Canada
9 Oct
Oh, he spoils everything. Shouldn't he be out carving a house or something.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
9 Oct
Well, that little house is almost out there since it arrived yesterday.
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@1hopefulman (27333)
• Canada
9 Oct
@Corbin5 Is it the one in the picture of your previous post or has he started on his project?
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
9 Oct
@1hopefulman Yes, the little house has arrived so not the stump needs to be sawed so it is level with the ground.
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@just4him (112912)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Oct
Maybe you need to give him the duct tape when it comes to him reading before you've had a chance to. It does sound like a good book I think you'll enjoy once he gives it up.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
12 Oct
I think the duct tape over the mouth is a wonderful idea!!! He said no one should skim any part of this book due to the fact that there is something hilarious on every page.
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@just4him (112912)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Oct
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@nanette64 (17470)
• Fairfield, Texas
9 Oct
Hide the books in the washing machine @Corbin5 ; he'll never find them.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
9 Oct
Perfect hiding place, my friend!!!
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@nanette64 (17470)
• Fairfield, Texas
10 Oct
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@nangayo (2340)
• Nairobi, Kenya
9 Oct
Try hard to be always the first to read before he gets his hands on them.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
9 Oct
Yes, from now on I take position #1 when it comes to reading a book. He is #2.
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@nangayo (2340)
• Nairobi, Kenya
10 Oct
@Corbin5 Stick right there and make sure he does not overtake you. Good day.
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@fishtiger58 (30346)
• Momence, Illinois
9 Oct
Yea I rather read those parts, but I guess they were so good he couldn't wait to share.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
9 Oct
Well, he kept laughing so hard and would say "Listen to this." I need earplugs when he does that.
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@fishtiger58 (30346)
• Momence, Illinois
9 Oct
@Corbin5 lol sounds like my son he does that too.
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@toniganzon (49159)
• Philippines
9 Oct
You should keep the unread books away from him.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
9 Oct
Yes, I am going to hide them!!!
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@toniganzon (49159)
• Philippines
9 Oct
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@thelme55 (14337)
• Germany
8 Oct
Oh. I donĀ“t like that. Better read first the book before your hubby does.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
9 Oct
Yes, I will hide the books I bring home and read them first.
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@thelme55 (14337)
• Germany
9 Oct
@Corbin5 good idea.
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@Courtlynn (64275)
• United States
8 Oct
Oh poo. Hope you do get to read them before him after this
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
8 Oct
Yes, I am the chooser and buyer of books, and from now on, I will have first read.
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@Courtlynn (64275)
• United States
8 Oct
@Corbin5 good.
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@ourlot (995)
27 Nov
What a killjoy. Do you believe he does that on purpose? Read it first, then tell him the whole plot. After that, just ask him how it feels.
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@Corbin5 (102836)
• United States
28 Nov
I don't think he did it on purpose. He just wanted to share the funny stuff. I have to admit that I did tell a bit too much to him regarding The Power of One. That was one amazing book and it was so hard to keep everything to myself before he read it.
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