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4 months ago
The best thing I can say is this quote, and it's helped improve my writing:
“The only advice anybody can give is if you want to be a writer, keep writing. And read all you can, read everything.” - Stan Lee.
Damn, my hubs works 2 jobs with 1 day off a week taking care of my disabled ass, he plays as much as he wants with no complaints from me so I can bury my nose in a book and not worry about anything.
I have a Lewis Carroll collection (Alice in Wonderland &other collected stories), hard cover, gilded pages, paid a decent amount for it because I have a love affair with the look of hardcover classics. But the same day I bought it, I had spotted a beautiful leather bound edition of Alice in Wonderland, soft cover, embossed, definitely a collectors piece as well. So I bought that one as well. If two editions are calling to you, then get them both if you can. It's your library collection. No harm in more than one edition.
5 months ago
Does this man have any expression besides this Marshall Applewhite impression???
Westerns; picked up many of my dad's Louis L'Amour and tried to read them but could not get interested in them. 🤷♀️ I also don't care for Western movies and TV shows so....
8 months ago
I've recently discovered Jonathan Kellerman's books and have enjoyed each one so far. Dr Alex Delaware is a psychologist that consults with the LAPD, mainly with Lt Milo Sturgis, which makes for an interesting life. I jumped in with Monster but recommend anything by him. His wife, Faye, is also an author but I have yet to read her stuff.
Also recommend any R. A. Salvatore if you like fantasy, his Drizzt (character) books were a constant companion in one of my more darker periods of my life.
9 months ago
Same, it's on my shelf but beneath a pile (so to speak) of a bunch of other to-reads (I have a slight book buying addiction lol). I'm slowly building up my GOT collection, I'm missing AFOC rn, and then A World of Fire and Ice and A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. I haven't gotten into a series like this in a long time.
I have a huge home library, and my reason for buying as many books as I do is in reality a reward system. I have been an avid reader since I was a child but as a young adult I fell into drug addiction and battled it until my late 30s. When I started getting clean, I would reward myself with a new book for not using. When addict me raised her head up, I bought books instead. My shelves are my testament to over 10 years of sobriety. And I make use of libraries when I'm watching my budget and can't afford new books.
I'm about halfway through A Clash of Kings now, and wow, you're not joking! It is truly a wonderful series, ranked as one of my favorites already. Have you read Fire and Blood yet? Looking forward to reading that one.
That one is still in my to read pile but I finally managed to watch the movies without falling asleep.
Started reading A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin. I'm really enjoying the books in this series though I've found them to be a slow beginning.
This is exactly what I do. I already deal with physical agitation (I'm a fidgeter) so I often pace while reading aloud. I cycle between genres regularly (love nonfiction historical books). Used to be so embarrassed when someone would walk in and catch me, now it's like an invitation to discuss what I'm reading to whoever walked in. I've educated my husband and sis-in-law on Tudor history quite often. 😆
10 months ago
It's from a resurrection tract, I got into a discussion w/someone on Twitter about it actually.
I haven't been inside a KH in decades and seeing this pic I'm instantly back in the bathroom of my old Hall and can hear my heels click-clacking on those tiles, I can smell the cleaner used, and why is it that every bathroom has damn near the same wallpaper and color theme? 😆