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From: "Diane Kirby" <>
Subject: RE: [TRIVVIES] READING
Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 22:37:26 +1200
I wish we could use html on here.....lot easier for replying.......oh
well we can't so here goes.
I like both hard back and soft backs........I lie in bed and have my
tri-pillow so I am in a semi sit up position and comfortable for
reading. I read until I keep dropping off to sleep. Like to finish a
chapter and will keep trying to so next night have to go over the final
bit again as I have forgotten where I got to. :-)
I do not buy books at the book shops...can't afford to. Mary loves to
buy books so always passes them on. Both her daughters are avid readers
so lots of books come my way........I have a load for anyone who can
collect them. :-) I also go to the Lions Book sales. I go on the
last afternoon of the last day and you can fill a box of any size for
$5. I go along the novels picking up all the fattest books there to
get my monies worth. :-) They last a long time and I still have loads
to read yet.
Claire also buys lots of Southland and NZ history books and I love
reading those....very interesting and I get to know a lot more about
around where I live.
Mills and Boon you can keep as far as I am concerned. I do not read
scary books......Mary knows not to pass them on to me. I love
autobiographies. And that is About it really.
So......who is going to pick all these books up I have waiting to be
I really am so very contrare when buying a book .. :-)))) ........
First off - even though I know I shouldn't - I buy a book because I'm
attracted to the cover --- & in particular - to the "feel" of the cover
--- these new "soft-feel" covers are a dream to hold - quite sensuous
they are .
I also like the text to be easy to read --- I have bought books with
small text before, & not really got on with them - the words tend to
jump all over the place & I find myself reading the same paragraph over
& over ...
I always read the back page - although I'm not swayed by the critics'
comments ... And I'm not swayed by any "Top Ten" lists - but it would be
very difficult to ignore them altogether - especially as some of these
eventually find their way to Tesco/Asda/Sainsburys, etc - with large
reduced labels on them .. :-) ....
I don't do "Mills & Boon" type books - & I don't very often do the heavy
historical or politics ...
And lastly - cost --- I don't have a bottomless pit ...
And no - I don't do libraries --- not to borrow a reading book anyway
I was going to buy that tomorrow, too !!! I particularly liked the
first on he wrote *Early One Morning*. He's a very good author.
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