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  • On a lighter note..... and about reading!

    When I was visiting my dad I noticed he is now up to owning about 1300 books from waaaaaayyyyyyyy back to the present. Which gave me the idea to ask........
    What books do you like to read?
    Also whats your favorite magazine?

  • #2
    I like to read a great deal. My favorite is science fiction, but also I like good mysterys and police and legal who dunnits.

    I also read about the history of my country, especially concerning how the people who came up with our laws came up with them, and what they thought.

    I am also interested with the period of history so called the wild west. I don't think it was anything like the way it is currently portrayed.

    And then every once in a while, I'll buy some magazine like readers digest or something like that on a whim. No nude mags or stuff like that. No gun mags, maybe a few gardening mags and home improvement stuff. What do you like to read?

    Oh yeah, car repair books! I almost forgot.


    • #3
      I like quite a variety of books. Mostly novel and mystery type stuff, but an occasional Steven King is OK. I've got quite a library built up over the years as both my wife and I read a lot. We have a lot of biographies etc.

      I've subscribed to Reader's Digest for almost forty years! I've missed very few issues, and those were because of moves.

      I also get Rider (motorcycling) and Trailer Life (RVing) that I read faithfully. Then there is the AAA, Good Sam, AARP, etc etc etc that I scan once in a while.

      I quit taking all the news mags several years ago. Why should I pay them to pizz me off with their slanted reporting!

      I used to have an open mind - but my brains kept falling out.

      6P1 (retired)
      6P1 (retired)


      • #4
        [QUOTE]Originally posted by mac90:
        What do you like to read?

        Yeah, I guess I should have included that!
        I love a mystery also.

        I read those Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen paperbacks when I am away and stuck in hotels in remote areas.

        I am also a history buff!! I just received the Encyclopaedia of the First Peoples of North America as a gift so I will start that one soon..

        As a mega toy collector I get many magazines relating to collecting on a monthly basis!

        On the religious side I like Max Lucado books.

        And...... I have been known to be caught reading a Harlequin Romance!!!
        (thats why I allways put the romance in the story threads we used to do!! )


        • #5
          Romance reader all the way.


          • #6
            With 10 kids, I don't have much time to read, but I love to do it when I can. I like pretty much everything. Whatever I'm interested in at the moment.

            Favorite catagories:
            True life pretaining to justice
            History, but must be interesting
            Books about homeschooling
            Books about conservativism
            Classic novels

            Thalia, mom of 10 (so far) "Women shouldn't have children after 35, thirty five children are enough."


            • #7
              I read a lot of military history and am on a Korean war kick right now. The pyschology of combat fascinates me, how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when faced with. I will basically read anything that I can get my hands on though, sports, mystery, etc. etc.


              • #8
                True Crime (only certain authors tho), Biographies, Dean Koontz, Kathleen Woodiwiss, English History (especially about Queen Victoria), medical books about brain tumors and seizures (I am almost an expert). I also read Star Magazine and People!
                I have quite a library now. People borrow books all the time but they better return them or I don't lend them any anymore! Reading was really stressed when I was growing up. Luckily, it was never a chore for me.....I even read our whole set of Encuclopedias. They couln't keep me filled with enogh books and I'm still that way!

                [This message has been edited by Mitzi (edited 06-08-2001).]


                • #9
                  I have an extensive library of books on Theology, the classics, poetry, history, autobiographies, biographies and have recently acquired a taste for mysteries. A very good friend's son, Patrick A. Davis has had two excellent mysteries published, "The General" and "The Passenger." Pat's third book, "The Colonel" will be out in July.

                  [This message has been edited by Pnutt (edited 06-08-2001).]
                  Illegitimus non carborundus!


                  • #10
                    I LOVE to read. I prefer suspense. Keeps me intrigued. I can't deal with sappy romance novels. To me, only the characters and places have been changed. It's all the same.

                    Lately though, the only books I have been reading pertain to anatomy, medical terminology, and pharmacology. Not exactly thrillers, but until school is done, these books are my top priority.

                    If I'm not too tired when I crawl into bed at night, I still read a chapter or two of a book I've been reading (Monster, by Jonathan Kellerman). I used to read every night. Can't do it anymore. UGH!

                    "There's no place like home."

                    [This message has been edited by kateykakes (edited 06-08-2001).]


                    • #11
                      I have a large collection of history books, american indian bios, Mexican history and bios.

                      A very large collection of Bonsai gardening books and manuels (some dating back to 1905).

                      Bibles in Spanish, English, German and Cherokee (for comparison).

                      Lots of SF, been reading that stuff since High School.

                      Good collection of reports and bios on terrorist and their actions, primary area here is Middle East groups and individuals.

                      Jim Burnes


                      • #12
                        Currently reading Burden of Proof by Scott Turow.


                        • #13
                          I've always been a "mystery" reader, although I prefer the hardboiled/procedural type over the "cozy" type. I remember being in used bookstores with my mom when I was 8 years old. I bought all the Perry Mason and Micky Spillane pulps I could get my hands on. My mom paid for them, no questions asked! Now I read a lot of spy novels (LeCarre, Lustbader, Glen Meade), and other mystery/thrillers (Nelson DeMille, William Diehl as well as detective fiction (Walter Mosley, Tony Hillerman, Michael Connelly, Steve Martini, Patricia Cornwell, Lawrence Block, Earl Emerson).

                          For "other" fiction, I like Wallace Stegner (Big Rock Candy Mountain, Angle of Repose--Pulizer Prize), Gabriel Garcia Marquez (English and Spanish), Bryce Courtenay (Power of One, Tommo & Hawk, The Potato Factory), Margaret Atwood (Alias Grace).

                          For non-fiction--books on travel, cooking, language, writing, psychology, anything by John Douglas.

                          Favorite magazine--Bon Appetit.


                          • #14
                            I like mostly nonfiction stuff that pertains for the most part to criminal justice or aviation. I just got done reading one of John Douglass' books and it was quite good. I also recently read a book on verbal judo (excellent reading, if you're interested). As to magazines, I subscribe to Maxim, AOPA Pilot, and Flying. I normally also pick up gun magazines every once in a while when I find one with some good articles or reviews.


                            • #15
                              I only read a few magazines, Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement is my favorite, also the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin and American Police Beat. I love to read books, anything by Tom Clancy or W.E.B. Griffin, or crime novels if I'm really bored, I just finished The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw and I absolutely loved it!

                              My three favorite books of all time are Rainbow Six and Without Remorse, both by Tom Clancy, and The Corps by W.E.B. Griffin, all three make for a great read, but Without Remorse is my favorite, I have read that book three times.

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