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Wednesday, 01 December 2010

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I am making note of all of these, they sound great. I can't read as much as I used to-- staring at a computer screen all day is a killer on the eyes ...which is why I will probably never get an electronic reading gadget. I think they are cool and like that they are so portable, but what will happen in the future with electronic books? How will there be author book signings? What will artists "alter"? What will we put on our book shelves? (But I still think they are great gadgets!)

Hi Pat, I think the book reading gadgets are great for traveling but I love the smell and the feel of a book. I like putting a book mark in my place. I like the looks of my full bookshelves and having a friend borrow, swap or take one of my books.
John re-reads his books many, many times so he evn gets his money out of them. Thank goodness, too, for Half Price Book stores.

My daughter (who had to read it for school) and I both enjoyed The Book Thief. My friend also recently read it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I just recently read that a movie is now being made. I look forward to seeing it!

I've read (and re-read) Stones fromo the River and recommended it widely. I loved the way it described the feeling of "different-ness" and how as different as we may seem, inside we are all the same. This was an Oprah's Book Club selection, and while I don't worship at the altar of Oprah, probably 95% of her choices were really good. Another one I liked was "I Know This Much is True" by Wally Lamb. It's long (800 pages) but I loved it. I am such a bookworm, there's really nothing I'd rather do than read.

Thanks for the heads up on the Wally Lamb book. I love long books and always read the last 100 pages
s l o w l y so it won't end so fast.

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