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Old 01-04-2012, 10:50 AM   #121
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Started out pretty good towards reading things I've never read. Finishing up the second one but then found one of my favorite series in ebooks. So my next eight books will be rereads, that probably will take me through the next couple of weeks. Couldn't resist the chance to revisit the Seven Brides by Leigh Greenwood.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:32 PM   #122
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I haven't read anything this year as yet.

I really need to make a decision and just start reading.

One of the things I have decided this year is to not allow others to make me feel ashamed of the books I read. I read a little of everything - smut included - and this year I'm going to claim my smut!

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Old 01-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #123
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^Good for you. On taking a break (not so much) and reading what you like (a lot).
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #124
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I haven't read anything this year as yet.

I really need to make a decision and just start reading.

One of the things I have decided this year is to not allow others to make me feel ashamed of the books I read. I read a little of everything - smut included - and this year I'm going to claim my smut!
Good on you! You can and should read what YOU want. I'm not about to judge, certainly.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:43 PM   #125
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I haven't read anything this year as yet.

I really need to make a decision and just start reading.

One of the things I have decided this year is to not allow others to make me feel ashamed of the books I read. I read a little of everything - smut included - and this year I'm going to claim my smut!
You go girl! Last night I was talking with a friend, and the subject of Kindles came up. I mentioned the thread about password protecting ereaders, and she said "Aren't you worried about people seeing what you read??" First I laughed, a lot, then I said, "My Kindle cover says 'A dirty book is rarely dusty' on the front. I use Goodreads ALL THE TIME, and my Goodreads updates are posted on Facebook. I'm pretty sure that ship has already sailed."

There's a poster here who refers to romance novels as "female-type trash". (No names, because I don't actually have a beef with him, just an observation.) This bothered me initially, but after I thought about it, it made me laugh. Most men I know don't get much out of reading that sort of thing. They say men are visual creatures, so maybe that's it. But we gals (and those males who do enjoy it) have an advantage. We can get our smut fix on the bus, in line at the store, waiting at the doctor's office... So load up your ereader or phone with smut, stick it in your bag or pocket, and join the Sisterhood of the Traveling Smut.

Embrace it.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:05 PM   #126
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They say men are visual creatures, so maybe that's it. But we gals (and those males who do enjoy it) have an advantage. We can get our smut fix on the bus, in line at the store, waiting at the doctor's office... So load up your ereader or phone with smut, stick it in your bag or pocket, and join the Sisterhood of the Traveling Smut.

Embrace it.
New favorite quote!

Did you see the insult that T posted in the KS Group??! Soooo funny [MOD: Snipped. Not 'family friendly']

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Old 01-04-2012, 03:49 PM   #127
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There's a poster here who refers to romance novels as "female-type trash".
refer to my earlier post regarding re-reading Leigh Greenwood. Leigh is a 6 ft. tall Texan (male!) and an extremely popular romance writer.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:53 PM   #128
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First one done

Well one book down towards my goal of 50 this year. On to the next! I'm thinking Napoleon's Pyramids by William Dietrich.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #129
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New favorite quote!

Did you see the insult that T posted in the KS Group??! Soooo funny [MOD: snipped as above.]
I am so thankful that I was neither eating nor drinking when I read your quote Mrs. J.

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I am so thankful that I was neither eating nor drinking when I read your quote Mrs. J.


Good for you! Cause when I first read it I was drinking coffee. Of course, I couldn't explain to my co-workers what I found so funny that I sprayed my monitor...
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:30 PM   #131
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Good for you! Cause when I first read it I was drinking coffee. Of course, I couldn't explain to my co-workers what I found so funny that I sprayed my monitor...
I shot Coca-cola out my nose. Oh, it burns! Didn't do much for the head cold, either, but so worth it.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:32 PM   #132
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Did you see the insult that T posted in the KS Group??! Soooo funny [MOD: snip, as above]
Oh my

I am so going to use that at my first opportunity. Probably not in front of the kids or my parents, though

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Old 01-04-2012, 05:09 PM   #133
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Re: smut. I remember when this came up a year ago, there was an informal agreement to use The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius as a placeholder for books that dare not speak their names. And if you seem to read and reread the Meditations? Surely it's for the inspiration and consolation they provide.

As for my own challenges, I'm finding it interesting to decide whether or not a book qualifies for my 25 Books about 25 Lands challenge. I didn't have a problem ascribing Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki to England, even though it's by an author surely Scottish in derivation who was born in Burma. The book is entirely English, and England is hardly an issue for me anyway. But book #2, Berlin 1961, was more difficult. It was tempting to check off Germany, but I decided that since the book was really about the Cold War and thus the US and the USSR, it didn't qualify, even though nominally set in Berlin.

On other fronts, even though I can't list or quantify them, two of my challenges were to read less junk and to stop letting Overdrive control my reading. I've had some success with both. I abandoned what would have been a two-star mystery, the first in Charles Todd's newer series about a WWI nurse. I also canceled serveral holds at Overdrive. My new mantra is that if I wouldn't check it out of the physical library, I don't need it from Overdrive.

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I am so going to use that at my first opportunity. Probably not in front of the kids or my parents, though
lol! Good idea.
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Re: smut. I remember when this came up a year ago, there was an informal agreement to use The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius as a placeholder for books that dare not speak their names. And if you seem to read and reread the Meditations? Surely it's for the inspiration and consolation they provide.

As for my own challenges, I'm finding it interesting to decide whether or not a book qualifies for my 25 Books about 25 Lands challenge. I didn't have a problem ascribing Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki to England, even though it's by an author surely Scottish in derivation who was born in Burma. The book is entirely English, and England is hardly an issue for me anyway. But book #2, Berlin 1961, was more difficult. It was tempting to check off Germany, but I decided that since the book was really about the Cold War and thus the US and the USSR, it didn't qualify, even though nominally set in Berlin.

On other fronts, even though I can't list or quantify them, two of my challenges were to read less junk and to stop letting Overdrive control my reading. I've had some success with both. I abandoned what would have been a two-star mystery, the first in Charles Todd's newer series about a WWI nurse. I also canceled serveral holds at Overdrive. My new mantra is that if I wouldn't check it out of the physical library, I don't need it from Overdrive.

I think I remember that agreement!

I must say, Issy, that kicking OD into the back bedroom is a good idea. Me? I struggle to not let my impulses and wallet direct my reading. I often abandon series and/or reading plans to read a new book I just had to purchase.
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