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Does anyone on here like to read?  I do--voracious reader to be exact lol:)  I love just about anything--romance, fiction, and non-fiction.  I have an e-reader that I bought last August--a KOBO one from Chapters-Indigo here in Canada and I love it.
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I've been on a real reading tear lately, HockeyGal.  Last night I finished "Shanghai Girls" and read "You Had Me At Woof".  Mine are mostly from the library; don't have an ereader yet.  What are you reading these days? 
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I. too like reading.

 

It passes time.

 

I love Bram Stoker's Dracula, can never get enough of it.

 

 

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I like reading if I can concentrate/ focus for long enough to get into the book.

 

Cultural Amnesia, Clive James

Life, Keith Richards

Book By Book, Michael Dirda

Somewhere Down A Crazy River, Robyn Catchlove

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I read everyday, always at bedtime. Right now I'm reading a collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury, have been reading a lot of short stories lately. As far as novels I've read all of Jonathan Kellerman's books and have read three Brian Freeman books which were all good.

 

Jeff M.

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The way Truman Capote captured the essence of the characters while writing, "In Cold Blood", I thought, was brilliant.

 

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I've been on a real reading tear lately, HockeyGal.  Last night I finished "Shanghai Girls" and read "You Had Me At Woof".  Mine are mostly from the library; don't have an ereader yet.  What are you reading these days? 

 

I am reading a lot of Debbie MacComber--just finished the Cedar Cove Series and starting the Blossom Street one now.

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Marthakicks.. I read "Shantaram" :) quite a few years ago now when it was recommended to me by a very smart lady in my philosophy class. She thought it was a brilliant book.

 

"Shantaram" or Gregory David Roberts, is an Australian, & it starts off when he escaped in broad daylight, over a wall of a gaol in Melbourne ,then visits a philosophy professor. The book goes on to tell of his subsequent adventures in India. He had had addiction problems.

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I love to read, mostly the classics. Vladimir Nabokov is my favorite author.

 

Unfortunately I haven't been able to keep my mind concentrated on anything long for a couple of years.

 

I did read Treasure Island this week and enjoyed it.

 

For the last, year before joining benzo withdrawal support forums I spent hours on news and political sites. I have cut way down on that because, well, it gets a little overwhelming.

 

 

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I love to read, mostly the classics. Vladimir Nabokov is my favorite author.

 

Unfortunately I haven't been able to keep my mind concentrated on anything long for a couple of years.

 

I did read Treasure Island this week and enjoyed it.

 

For the last, year before joining benzo withdrawal support forums I spent hours on news and political sites. I have cut way down on that because, well, it gets a little overwhelming.

 

 

 

I like to read those things too! :)  I am a new junkie lol

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Marthakicks.. I read "Shantaram" :) quite a few years ago now when it was recommended to me by a very smart lady in my philosophy class. She thought it was a brilliant book.

 

"Shantaram" or Gregory David Roberts, is an Australian, & it starts off when he escaped in broad daylight, over a wall of a gaol in Melbourne ,then visits a philosophy professor. The book goes on to tell of his subsequent adventures in India. He had had addiction problems.

 

Ah!  A fellow reader of Shantaram, my excitement can't be contained!  It is a brilliant book, indeed!  Sincerely, one of the best.  If one can get past it's daunting size, they are in for the ride of a lifetime!  Nearly 1,000 pages and it left me wanting 1,000 more.

 

This is how the story begins:

 

'It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choice we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured. I realised, somehow, through the screaming in my mind, that even in that shackled, bloody helplessness, I was still free: free to hate the men who were torturing me, or to forgive them. It doesn't sound like much, I know. But in that flinch and bite of the chain, when it's all you've got, that freedom is a universe of possibility. And the choice you make, between hating and forgiving, can become the story of your life.

 

In my case, it's a long story, and a crowded one. I was a revolutionary who lost his ideals in heroin, a philosopher who lost his integrity in crime, and a poet who lost his soul in a maximum-security prison. When I escaped from prison, over the front wall, between two gun-towers, I became my country's most wanted man. Luck ran with me and flew with me across to India, where I joined the Bombay mafia. I worked as a gunrunner, a smuggler and a counterfeiter. I was chained on three continents, beaten, stabbed and starved. I went to war. I ran into enemy guns. And I survived, while other men around me died. They were better men than I am, most of them: better men whose lives were crunched up in mistakes, and thrown away by the wrong second of someone else's hate, or love, or indifference. And I buried them, too many of those men, and grieved their stories and their lives into my own.

 

But my story doesn't begin with them, or with the mafia: it goes back to that first day in Bombay. Fate put me in the game there. Luck dealt me the cards that led me to Karla Saaranen. And I started to play it out, that hand, from the first moment I looked into her green eyes. So it begins, this story, like everything else -- with a woman, and a city, and a little bit of luck.'

 

ahhh...Shantaram.

 

 

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Hey HockeyGal, Yes, I've been trying to solve all the world's problems from my laptop, plus while tapering.
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Hey HockeyGal, Yes, I've been trying to solve all the world's problems from my laptop, plus while tapering.

 

Hahaha yes me too! :)

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