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What have you been reading lately?
-- Rebekah (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 22, 2001
Mostly this! Also Carla Emory's encyclopedia which for some strange reason I only purchased it recently...arrrgh. II Kings, and re reading How to Build a Flying Saucer, which is really a fun and interesting read.
-- Doreen (email@example.com), August 23, 2001.
"Storm Clouds on the Horizon" Charles H. Dyer and "Running on Empty" Annie Chapman.......The book of James and Ezekiel. In His Grace, Sissy
-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (iblong2Him@ilovejesus.net), August 23, 2001.
The Book of Job, several Christian forums, encyclopedias.
-- Jeanne - No.WI (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 23, 2001.
I re read "Earth Abides" by George Stewart the past couple days . . . I have always enjoyed that one. The various Bill Bryson books reside in the home restroom; my wife is occasionally mystified as to why I would be laughing out loud in the restroom! Funny guy, Bill Bryson is, a little profane but the wit!
-- j.r. guerra (email@example.com), August 23, 2001.
Reading? Now? I didn't know that was aloud. I thnk I did read a Farm and Ranch Living magazine recently.
-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 23, 2001.
Just finished reading The Book of Mormon, again, with the children, and have started over at the beginning:)..Also had out Belanger's book on raising dairy goats yesterday for a little refresher (and tried the cottage cheese recipe for the first time!)..Have done a little research on and am signing the children up with an "umbrella school"..Pretty soon my reading material will be mostly children's school books!!:)
-- mary (email@example.com), August 23, 2001.
Only thing I've had time to "read" lately are my canning books and the Bible! I have thumbed through a couple of magazines. Most of my reading will have to wait till winter, same for much computer time!
-- Barb (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 23, 2001.
Yeah, winter is a much better time for reading. I've been reading the Bible, old Dairy Goat Journals, My Mother, My self, by Friday ( it is really helping me to understand my mother!), the Ultra Rich, by Vance Packard, and the newest Smithsonian magazine. Also various home decorating type magazines, trying to get excited about that kind of thing. Seems like it all requires money though.
-- Rebekah (email@example.com), August 23, 2001.
Orwells 1984, Leigh Greenwood Cowboys entire series, CS mag, Pet Life Puppy Edition, Protect Yourself by S.K. Mager, over 50 threads on 22 BB's WEll thats over the past 14 days. My wife says I'm a bookeater as I can usually read a 300 page novel in 4 hours or less.
When I read it comes alive in my mind I hear the sounds and well there ain't no commercials.
-- Kenneth in N.C. (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 23, 2001.
I've been rereading JRR Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" series, the older CS mags that I sent for, and a book on root cellaring.
I'm an avid scifi/fantasy reader, I can go through a good sized book in a few hours too-especially if it's an Anne McCaffrey novel.
I really haven't had much time for reading lately though, the "winter's coming and you're not remotely ready" panic has set in. Does anyone else go through this? We are almost set for winter and there's plenty of time before the snow flies but still I get this feeling that I have to get everything done. It's quite odd.
Stacy in NY
-- Stacy Rohan (KincoraFarm@aol.com), August 24, 2001.
Hi Rebekah, I have been reading The War Against Boys by Christina Sommers. The Bible and lots of homeschooling stuff! Including schedules, plans, ect....ugh.....
Love, love, love to read!
-- wendy_graceacres (email@example.com), August 24, 2001.
Stacy have you read the "rowan" series?
-- Kenneth in N.C. (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 24, 2001.
Forgot, I'm also reading The Federal Siege at Ruby Ridge.
-- Rebekah (email@example.com), August 24, 2001.
Are you another Anne McCaffrey fan? Yup, I've read the Rowan series (that's how you pronounce my name, BTW) but my favorite is the Pern series.
I also like the author, Morgan Llywelyn. She writes fantasy about ancient Ireland, the stories are novels but with a basis in historical fact.
Have you read the Harry Potter series? I really enjoyed them. My youngest, Kady, loved the books and wanted me to read them. I'm very glad I did.
Stacy in NY
-- Stacy Rohan (KincoraFarm@aol.com), August 25, 2001.
Yes I've read all of Anne McCaffrey books. Most definetly READ (Own) all of the Harry Potter Book series including the two thin pb's.
My personal library has over 4,000 books in it. I'd estimate at least half are sci-fi. Mingled in are westerns, historical novels, homesteading, do it your self type books, financial books, electrical, computer, wood working, welding, ac, ham radio, chilton manuels on about every thing, solar cells, 200 some odd kids books and several from the early 1800's.
That ain't counting the boxes of magazines over in the corners.
-- Kenneth in N.C. (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 25, 2001.
I've been trying to digest a college Philosophy text along with CS magazine, Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore, Discover magazine, and just finished The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.
-- Lisa (email@example.com), August 26, 2001.
You're library sounds like mine- an ecletic mix of everything! I have lots of gardening books in mine, plus all the do it yourself stuff, lots of animal health care-horses in particular, and the Chiltons get used a lot. I've never figured out how many books we have but there's 4 large book cases scattered around the cabin and 2 boxes in the loft that I haven't unpacked yet (hey, we've only lived here 2 years August 3rd)
We have all the Harry Potter books but we need to replace the first two because they're just falling apart. I thought the two paperbacks, The History of Quiddich, and Fantastic Beasts, were really interesting. It gave us a "Harry" fix in between novels. Our new rooster's name is Harry Potter.
I can't wait until the next "Harry" novel comes out.
Stacy in NY
-- Stacy Rohan (KincoraFarm@aol.com), August 27, 2001.
Shakti Gawain: "___________ is my friend." Sorry. I read the Prophet at the same time I read this book and they merged in my brain. I always liked the idea of blank space being my friend.
-- Doreen (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 27, 2001.
Hey, Doreen, I once cooked a meal for Shakti. I worked as a personal chef for a while for several families when I lived in Jersey. Shakti came for a visit when she gave a speech in the area. I didn't get to meet her, but I got an autographed copy of "Living in the Light". I love the concept of creative visualization.
I haven't had much time for reading lately. I've had my Ball Blue book out, some cookbooks, "Walking with God" by W. Phillip Keller, and the Bible. I have stacks of books teeter-tottering everywhere.
-- Cathy in NY (email@example.com), August 27, 2001.