So who here reads for fun, and I am talking books here. I love magazines too and read a ton, but I am talking about actual books. I read a ton, and as my mom works at (and will soon own) a used book store, I get free books all the time. I have so many books to read it is insane. Some of my favorite authors are Mack Maloney, Jack Higgins, John Grisham (just starting into his stuff), Dale Brown and Stephen Ambrose. I mostly enjoy military fiction, thrillers, ect. I love reading. Any other book worms here on WF?
Yeah, I read a good bit myself. Not as much as I used to with Al Gore's wonderful invention known as the interweb. In college I read all of the classics: Plato, Socrates, Niche etc.... I was real big into philosophy back then. But I stoped smoking up and now I just read for enjoyment. Financial thrillers, Law and Government fiction etc.....
Grisham, Stewart Woods, etc....are some of my favs.
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Tim Dorsey, Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, Stephen King, Carl Hiaasen, James W. Hall, Terry Pratchett, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, among MANY others. I collect first edition books, alot of which I get signed at signings, or buy from eBay. I've been collecting books since I was 11 and now have a huge library. Some people say that personal libraries are a waste of money, that once you've read a book it's no use to you anymore, but I feel that they're investments.....both emotionally and monetarily.
Just my .02
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I read just about anything. Genre fiction is my favorite. My to read pile right now is Breakfast at Tiffany's, Lavondyss, Lord of the Flies, The Great Gatsby, The Hollowing, Fevre Dream, Neverwhere, To Reign in Hell, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, I Capture the Castle, Big Fish, and Event Horizon. I also love short stories and have volumes of them. I don't stick with one author, I pick out books by.... gasp..... the cover art
Unfortunately, the only books I have time to read these days are text books. I think the last book I read was the last in the
Harry Potter series. I'm pretty much with Tiny on this one. Attractive cover art is what initially attracts me to books. Although I learned a long time ago that the phrase never judge a book by its cover is not a cliche. lol
I'm pretty much with Tiny on this one. Attractive cover art is what initially attracts me to books. Although I learned a long time ago that the phrase never judge a book by its cover is not a cliche. lol
I hate cheesy cover art. Drives me up a wall. Plus, bad cover art tends to signal the printer is not up to snuff and the binding will fail. I hate that.
I also only buy large format paperbacks. I hate hardbacks and the small dime store paperbacks.
Great Gatsby is a great book, I have read it several times. Which might be why it is going to take forever to catch up on my reading as I like to re-read books. I'm with cavediver, I never get rid of a book, unless it was just horrible. I would love to get into collecting first editions, that would be pretty awesome.
The Great Gatsby is one of my all time favorites.
Tiny, you said you like some short stories, if you haven't ever read "Our Town" by Thorton Wilder it is a great classic.
And as for non-fiction, "Blue Like Jazz" by Donald Miller, and "The Generosity Factor" by Truet Cathy are great.
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