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Old 08-24-2010, 09:13 PM   #31
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I didn't share the link to Greg's writing page! The website hasn't really been finished, so for now it's just a Facebook page: Gregory Fahy | Facebook It tells a bit about his writing, gives some excerpts and he's also running a contest to help name the main character in the book that he is currently writing. Fun!

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As far as comics it got to the point that Marvel had spread out the x men and spider man book's/stories across to many differnent titles for me to keep up with, couldn't justify spending that kinda cash every month...I prefer to keep the good memories of comics and think I will stay with books.

However as soon as I have children of the right age they will be introduced to Comics. I have always thought that they are they best way to get kids into reading and to show them that it doesnt have to be a chore or work.
Agreed. I don't know why they chose to do it, money, mainstream appeal, whatever, but it's true. The Xmen heyday for me was the late 80's/early 90's.

I love Batman, but you can only retell the same story so many times. Frank Miller really made Batman vital again, but the same thing is happening again: Starting over and retelling old stories. I suppose it's tough to keep such an old character interesting all the time.

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I didn't share the link to Greg's writing page! The website hasn't really been finished, so for now it's just a Facebook page: Gregory Fahy | Facebook It tells a bit about his writing, gives some excerpts and he's also running a contest to help name the main character in the book that he is currently writing. Fun!
I like the subject matter, I'm a big WWII buff!!
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Both my wife and I love to read. She has the Kindle and I have the iPad (hate that name!). We both love our readers. I'm a mystery reader and my wife loves the trashy romance novels. I have about a dozen books in the queue waiting for me when the need arises. It's a nice reader, but I miss the tactile feel of the book.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:23 PM   #35
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No kids yet...Let's just say that the fiance and I are content with practicing at this point in time
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I like the subject matter, I'm a big WWII buff!!
Awesome! Greg has some really splendid ideas, I get excited when he shares his new ideas with me. One of the best times of the day, is right at bedtime when he reads his new stuff to me. If you're on FB please "like" or whatever they call it these days
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No kids yet...Let's just say that the fiance and I are content with practicing at this point in time
I'm convinced that's the best part
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Awesome! Greg has some really splendid ideas, I get excited when he shares his new ideas with me. One of the best times of the day, is right at bedtime when he reads his new stuff to me. If you're on FB please "like" or whatever they call it these days
i am and will do. i like the wwii based fiction that has been gaining in popularity lately. inglorious basterds was one of the best movies and stories i've seen in recent memory.
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i am and will do. i like the wwii based fiction that has been gaining in popularity lately. inglorious basterds was one of the best movies and stories i've seen in recent memory.
Thank you!!!

If I don't pass out before he gets home tonight, we might have to watch that movie tonight. I've accepted that my book is going to remain neglected on the side table tonight. The glow of the computer has my sleepy gaze captivated.

but I so want to finish up the books on my shelve to get some more good ones!
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I was an avid reader from the age of 6 until my mid 40's. History, biogrophies, sci-fi/fantasy, thrillers, westerns, you name it. I'd get hooked on an author who could write, and read everything they published. Only one thing has made me slow down. I moved to a place with one lousy book store, and I think I've already read every stinkin' book they have in the joint. Ever read the Thomas Covenant series by Stephen R. Donaldson? I liked that one enough to re-read it again recently (for about the 10th time). Only thing he wrote that I liked though.
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Bill - I would have thought this was some cheesy romance book and not picked it out on my own, but swapped it at a book swap. I thought it was REALLY good:
SUITE FRANCAISE By Irène Némirovsky
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/09/bo...ew/09gray.html

If it interests you, I'll mail it to ya. I almost didn't read it b/c Oprah recommended it, LOL
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That's sad teknoid! How about a library? Local bookswap locations? Sneak into apartment clubhouses, they have 'em. lol. No used bookstores either??

I understand there are some websites to trade books on too, I think that would be fun. I used to have a nice library, but things changed and I've opted to not keep books anymore but to rather pass them along.
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cool, i had not heard of that book before. i'm sure i could save you the hassle of mailing it and borrow it from the library. thanks for the recommendation!!
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No problem! It will just go to the used book store for a small credit whenever I get there. I just know I have brown packaging paper and a new roll of tape and it's fun to trade stuff via mail
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Im huge on reading, well listening to audiobooks. I usually listen about 12 hours a day. My job is boring and I can listen while at work. If youve got an ipod look at audible.com its awesome

books in the last month or so


hitchhikers guide books by douglas adams
'stunning best series of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


dark tower series by stephen king
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I keep hearing about this Hitchhiker's Guide, might need to scoop up a copy. The most current King novel I read was Duma Key, liked it. Under the Dome really does look huge!
Stephen King is my current favorite. Under the Dome was great! (mashed with gravy) Here is what my King collection currently looks like.

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That's sad teknoid! How about a library? Local bookswap locations? Sneak into apartment clubhouses, they have 'em. lol. No used bookstores either??

I understand there are some websites to trade books on too, I think that would be fun. I used to have a nice library, but things changed and I've opted to not keep books anymore but to rather pass them along.
This place is like Mayberry. I love the small town thing, but there's a price to pay. I get to look now and then in Louisville. I go there a couple times a month to see family. Even Borders can be slim pickings. Believe it or not, I've read that much. For a long time, I averaged 2 or 3 books a week. Probably why I never had a problem getting good grades all the way through college, except for math. As Jimmy Buffett said so eloquently "Math SUKS"

If you like WWII books, find one called "Reach For The Sky". It's biography of a RAF wing commander named Douglas Bader. Unbelievable dude. How he flew with no legs that were original equipment is amazing to me. His strategies for attacking German formations helped win the Battle of Britain, too. One of my all-time favorite reads.

Some genres get kind of repititious after a while too, like sci-fi/fantasy. I picked up a couple of Robin Cook's that I haven't read at a flea market, of all places. Not my favorite, but not bad. I'll have those done by Monday. If the Kindle wasn't so ridiculously priced, I think I'd get one.
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I wonder if you'd be interested in any of the local author's stuff here (Not Nicholas Sparks..) I don't know if the books sell outside of New Bern. I need to google their names
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Uhh, my memory fails me tonight and all Google will tell me about is Sparks. It will have to wait till I get out to the bookshop or Hardware store (yes we have an old fashion hardware store and they carry the local's books

As for me, I'll likely be signing off soon for the night!
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hmmmm, maybe a trade can be arranged? i don't OWN too many books, but i have a lot of the older stephen king stuff. i highly recommend the shining or the stand.
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hmmmm, maybe a trade can be arranged? i don't OWN too many books, but i have a lot of the older stephen king stuff. i highly recommend the shining or the stand.
That would be fun! I think Greg has some of his King novels around somewhere, I'll ask what he doesn't have. I try not to own books anymore; I only have a few for keeps these days (foraging guidebook, couple of family-written things) it was a hard thing to accept and choose to stick to, but I don't want to be weighed down by books. I love them, I love what they have to offer but it doesn't go hand in hand with trying to be a minimalist.
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That would be fun! I think Greg has some of his King novels around somewhere, I'll ask what he doesn't have. I try not to own books anymore; I only have a few for keeps these days (foraging guidebook, couple of family-written things) it was a hard thing to accept and choose to stick to, but I don't want to be weighed down by books. I love them, I love what they have to offer but it doesn't go hand in hand with trying to be a minimalist.
Maybe not, but owning a Jeep sure does.
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hehe, well I know that with all the books we had before BOTH jeeps could have probably been filled with nothing but books! That's ridiculous!
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AS, you need to give me my book shelf back lol. LOTR and the Hobbit, man first time I read them I was in 5th grade(in 8th grade I tested at a college junior reading level). I try to get around to it once a year, great story. I would also recomend the Shannara series by Terry Brooks, The Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind, The Rift War Saga by Raymond E Fiest , just about anything by David and Leigh Eddings, The Dragon Lance Chronicals and Legends series by Margret Wies and Tracy Hickman...That should get you through the winter, In my opinion these are some of the most well written fantasy books out there.

Teknoid, the Thomas Covenant series was a good read, but I agree thats its the only thing he did really worth reading.
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I have maybe half a dozen books in my box of give away goodies, I'll post them soon (maybe tomorrow) to see if anyone is interested. I kind of like being surprised with a book, if it's really awful I just won't read it but I like being exposed to new genres/styles/subjects/etc Greg will be home soon and I must say gute nacht at that time! Maybe I'll get my hands on the local's stuff, read first, then post for trade!
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The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
Fast Food Nation, Eric Schossler
This Body, Laurel Doud
Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky
Dicey's Song, Cynthia Voight
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and on the topic of books, I nearly forgot - If you're into birds I sell this one, not available for trade, lol, unless for nifty useful Jeep stuff: The Bird School
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AS, you need to give me my book shelf back lol. LOTR and the Hobbit, man first time I read them I was in 5th grade(in 8th grade I tested at a college junior reading level). I try to get around to it once a year, great story. I would also recomend the Shannara series by Terry Brooks, The Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind, The Rift War Saga by Raymond E Fiest , just about anything by David and Leigh Eddings, The Dragon Lance Chronicals and Legends series by Margret Wies and Tracy Hickman...That should get you through the winter, In my opinion these are some of the most well written fantasy books out there.

Teknoid, the Thomas Covenant series was a good read, but I agree thats its the only thing he did really worth reading.
We must have some similar tastes. I've read everything you listed. Robin Hobb is pretty good, too. I liked the Farseer and Tawny Man series.
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I have maybe half a dozen books in my box of give away goodies, I'll post them soon (maybe tomorrow) to see if anyone is interested. I kind of like being surprised with a book, if it's really awful I just won't read it but I like being exposed to new genres/styles/subjects/etc Greg will be home soon and I must say gute nacht at that time! Maybe I'll get my hands on the local's stuff, read first, then post for trade!
I donate most of mine to the library. They resell a lot of donated stuff for funds. The real benefit is being able to deduct the value on my income tax.
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That's nice you donate them. I hate any extra steps to be added when it comes to taxes, finances, etc. blech
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