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1playfulgal 39F
7112 posts
7/21/2005 11:16 pm

Last Read:
3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Books


I can read a novel in 2 days if i'm really into it...I love reading...i would much rather spend 20 buck on books than on a dvd...

I will read a book many times if i like it...and i will find something new in it everytime...

My favourite kind of fiction is...i don't even know what you would call it...Dean Koontz...Thomas Perry...Kelley Armstrong...J.K. Rowling...These are all my favourite authors...they write about other wordly stuff...stuff in dreams and nightmares...

Really i like anything that has a hint of the supernatural...unknown...futuristic...sometimes even scientific...i love books about recombinant DNA...

What kind of books do you read?

Are you an avid reader like me?

Do you read to escape reality for a little while?

Who is/are your favourite Author(s)?

rm_dive_on_in 43M
2 posts
7/21/2005 11:42 pm

I have similar taste in books, and some of the authors I like are Robert Doherty, Stephen Coonts, Dean Koontz, and Rowlings.
I read to forget about life and memories ... I try to finish my day with a good book.


cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
7/22/2005 12:06 am

I'm an avid reader but mostly doing research on the internet.

Yes, I sometime escape reality by reading.

Who is/are your favourite Author(s)? Isaac Asimov, John Wyndham, Arthur C Clarke, Philip K Dick, HG Wells, and Ray Bradbury.


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roll2swing 63M
59 posts
7/22/2005 12:55 am

Love to read too, remember my first Dean Koontz - Lightning, followed by Watchers then all the rest. Latest book was the Davinci Code, but one of my favorites was Perfume by Patrick Suesskind!
I also love erotic stories.


alice593 71M

7/22/2005 2:11 am

I like stories of animals and nature. My favorite author is Jack London.


SumthingOriginal 44M

7/22/2005 2:50 am

I agree with you, Dean Koontz is especially good. I find it good to read different styles of authors. I'm currently reading David Gemmells latest. What i'll read next depends on my mood.


rm_paul8877 44M

7/22/2005 4:44 am

Just read the "half blood prince" in a day...But adnmittedly I didn't sleep well so managed to get a few hours in there...

I love books, have a collection of around 5000 but I did have to sell a lot when I moved a few years back...Selling books is a sin and I hated it


Loosetooth 41M
1146 posts
7/22/2005 6:11 am

I am loving da books. I am very much a lover of the American authors. Kesey, Bellow, Hunter S. and Bukowski. The Dostoyevsky could string together a sentence or two. Just gone through a ancient greek stage (Homer kicks Hollywoods arse) and am revisiting Mr. Orwell.

However my recommendation for the ladies who love the fantasy is 'The Thousand Nights and One Night'. Be careful on the translation cos if you get and early 20th century translation reprint then all the good stuff is edited out(Routledge and Kegan Paul do a literal four volume set). Harry Potter set in the ancient Middle East with loads of da sex.


papyrina 51F
21133 posts
7/22/2005 6:49 am

its my way of relaxing and escaping from the World,

Grisham,Minette Walters,Ludlem,to name but a few,spies and mystery for me,but have been known to read silly romance too


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1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
7/22/2005 7:12 am

dive_on_in

I also like to finish my day with a good book...i love laying in bed and reading for a half hour or so...

cajunpet

I forgot about Isaac Asimov...I love him...and ray Bradbury and HG Wells...Great taste in books...


1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
7/22/2005 7:16 am

roll2swing

I also like erotic fiction as well...my favourite is 'The Erotic Adventures Of Sleeping Beauty"

alice593

I have to be in a certain mood to enjoy those...London did Call of the Wild right? Great book but the massacred the movie...


1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
7/22/2005 7:20 am

paul8877

I agree i had to sell about half od my collection when i moved five years ago...it broke my heart to have to get rid of them...SOmeday i would love to have a library...then i would never have to get rid of a book again...I go searching through second hand stores for hard cover books...

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1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
7/22/2005 7:21 am

SumthingOriginal

What kind of book does David Gemmell write?

SensuallyKatey

Never read that one...thanks for the reccomendation though...


expatbrit49 62M

7/22/2005 7:33 am

I read blogs LOL dont have much time for whole books.

Thank You for Your Time and Attention


hereforyou6217 43M
912 posts
7/22/2005 8:57 am

I love to read. I've taken some time off lately (been reading more magazines lately-- ugh), but with the new Harry Potter (day and a half-- way too fast), I've been getting more into it. Favorites? Douglas Coupland, Richard Russo, David Sedaris, Tim Sandlin, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Lethem, Neal Stephenson, just to name a few.


eternal1969 47M
1634 posts
7/22/2005 9:48 am

I love science fiction..... its entertainment coupled with logical and lateral thinking.... good food for the brains to free itself of any self perceived mental boundaries..... read all of Issac Asimov's books as a kid..


directmark 44M

7/22/2005 9:49 am

I love Koontz and Rowlings. They are my favorite current author's. However J.D Salinger will always be the best


spikeryder 49M

7/22/2005 1:36 pm

Where to start...?
I like Steven King, dean Koonz, James Herbert, All scary supernatural stuff. Also like Douglas Adams comic Sci-Fi and have read most of H.G. Wells Science Fiction (Probably the first modern Sci-fi) I read "War Of The Worlds" first because it was set around places I knew and grew up in (SouthEast England not USA) so I could really relate to the places destroyed in the book. Then read as much of his other stuff as I could find.He was trully a visionary well a head of his time.
I also like William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" and George Orwell. So I suppose I'm into "Other Worldly" fantasy and Nightmarish stuff...who wants to read about real life we have to live that every day..it's good to escape into a Book.


spikeryder 49M

7/22/2005 1:38 pm

Forgot to say "NICE BRA"


rm_SirStrider80 36M
3 posts
7/22/2005 1:48 pm

All time favorite is JRR Tolkien (obviously lol) For the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.

JK Rowling is another favorite. Just finished Half Blood Prince last night. Left me a bit sad, but maybe not for the reason you'd expect. Can't wait for the next one now!

Another author I love but haven't seen mentioned here is Robert Jordan. His Wheel of Time series is a wonderful fantasy epic. He's also done a few Conan stories that were pretty good too.


mygmyg 59M

7/22/2005 4:04 pm

Playful, really enjoy the J.K.Rowling, H. Potter books. I tend to read the detective fiction books, John Sandford "Prey" series and Michael Connelly has a series centered around an LA cop, Harry Bosch, I guess it is the chase and who dunit that keep the pages turning for me.


007sexy40plus 51F  
7603 posts
7/22/2005 5:39 pm

I dont read books as often as I would like. I have read "Finding Fish" by Antwone Q. Fisher and "A Time to Kill" by John Grisham. Most other books I find myself into more these day are law books, such complexity.

Sometime when I see a movie, and there is a book available on it, I will buy the book to get the parts that was not covered in the movie. It's the inquisitive side of me.

I am the real deal! "Come Get Me!!!"


hardtoland 29M
51 posts
7/22/2005 6:44 pm

Stephen King...its all 'bout Stephen King

I've never been able to Finish IT though, little kids getting killed aint my cup of tea


JudeL5 46M
1550 posts
7/22/2005 7:28 pm

Lately I have been choosing "topical" books.... Couples by John Updike, The Myth of Monogamy *snicker* David Barash, The Price of Greatness, Arnold Ludwig are a few.


CallMeSirInCA 49M

7/22/2005 7:28 pm

My reading habits have changed a lot. I liked Koontz. Watchers was my first and Lightning my favorite. I have read every Bill Bryson book. He writes mostly comedy about travel. A Short History of Nearly Everything is awesome though. If you like sceince you should like that book. A Walk in the Woods is also very good. And then Douglas Adams. The Hitchhiker series is great. But you also should read the Dirk Gently books he wrote. And classics like the Marquis.


rm_Yankee918 46M

7/22/2005 10:51 pm

Reading is the great escape. If I have a new Tom Clancy book (only the real Clancy's Jack Ryan series not the ghost written stuff), I'll miss way too many hours of sleep to be good for work. John Grisham is also good for a lighter, less complicated read.

You should try some of the American classics too. Ray Bradbury's "Farenheit 451" and Alex Haley's "Roots" are great (way better than any movie can do, much like Clancy's books).


crankyourwagon 45M

7/23/2005 12:08 am

Like your pic. Do you have any pic books I could read?


crankyourwagon 45M

7/23/2005 12:11 am

Just kidding, Tolkien and all those DragonLance Novels Used to read a lot now I just think about your pic


hourglasses 47F

7/23/2005 2:03 am

I used to read a lot of horror/psuedo science fiction when I was a teenager. And southern writers. I usually read a lot of books in a short period of time and then go months without reading anything.

My favorites would be William Faulkner, John Irving, Margaret Atwood, Larry McMurtry, Nick Hornby.

As far as other worldly books go, I would recommend Margaret Atwood "Oryx and Crake".


singdad333 46M
4 posts
7/23/2005 6:45 am

Well playful, when I was in university, I neglected one particular class for so long that I was forced to read six books in a 36 hour period before the final exam. Let me tell you I was a little wired off all of the coffee and lack of sleep, but I wrote one of my best exams ever. Perhaps inspiration can be found in the depths of depravation and desperation...


kingdutchtwister 35M
8 posts
7/24/2005 1:29 am

I absolutely love reading and writing. I'm majoring in English with a Writing Concentration, so you can say that language is my passion. I've always been into gritty, street novels that depict the urban life of drug dealing and cop-dodging. (Growing up in an urban district fills your head with visions of being the next Scarface.) "Down These Mean Streets" by Piri Thomas is my all-time favorite and is an easy read, though incredibly compelling.

But as I've grown older, I too have fallen in love with authors of fargone fantasies that involve distant universes and creatures that I could've never imagined on my own. For this kind of read I STRONGLY urge you to check out Philip Pullman's trilogy, "His Dark Materials." There are other, more famous authors I could've mentioned, but I was introduced to Pullman via a recent Sci-Fi/Fantasy course I took where only the first book of the trilogy was a required read.

I finished the trilogy in 6 days. I'm 23. I gave my mother the books to read and she was blown away. She's 53. My little brother was next in line, and he was also amazed. He's 13. Any person of any age that loves fantasy will love these books, I am absolutely sure of it!

The Golden Compass
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass

Enjoy. =)


rm_WizardTim12 50M
44 posts
7/24/2005 4:06 am

Love to get a chance to read. Don't have quite as much time for it as I used to, but still cram in as much as I can. Mostly read Science Fiction & Fantasy (probably 90, along with a little bit of everything else. Favorite authors, hmmm, so many good books, so little space on this page
Some of my favorites people have already covered : Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, H.G. Wells, J.R.R Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake series).

Some others I think write extremely well:
Piers Anthony (Xanth novels, Incarnations of Immortality books), Alan Dean Foster, Barbara Hambly, Ursula K. Le Guin, James P. Hogan, Roger Zelazny (Amber novels), Fred Saberhagen (Dracula and Berserker novels), Robert Asprin (Myth-Adventure books), Raymond Feist (Riftwar books), Stephen R. Donaldson (Covenant trilogies), Katherine Kurtz (Deryni novels), Robert L. Forward (good 'hard' science fiction), David Eddings (Belgariad & Malloreon), Terry Brooks (Shannara & Magic Kingdom books), Harry Harrison (Eden trilogy, Stainless Steel Rat books), C.S. Friedman, David Webber (Honor Harrington series), Poul Anderson, Rick Cook, John Steakley, Garfield Reeves-Stevens....etc...
and a lot, lot more...but that's quite a few off the top of my head.

Very good question.


kckempo 60M

7/24/2005 6:57 am

I've got a good book that I think you would like to read. It's Thomas Covenent The Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson. It's "two" three book series. They are really good.


1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
7/25/2005 9:45 am

Frnds4Play

Great taste in books stan...i read alot of the same authors...

Loosetooth

thanks for the recommendation that definitley sounds like a book i would enjoy...ciao sexy

sexyfitwoman

now that sounds like a good read...i'll have to see if i can find any of her books...you and i have the same taste in books...


1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
7/25/2005 9:47 am

papyrina

I used to read grisham quite a lot...i go through phases where i love a certain style of book then i move on to another style...

expatbrit49



hereforyou6217

never read any of those authors...


1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
7/25/2005 9:51 am

eternal1969

I still enjoy isaac asimov...he was way ahead of his time...it amazes me some of the things he wrote about...

directmark

I recognize the name what did salinger write?

spikeryder

excellent choice...i love lord of the flies...the movie absolutley sucked though...Like my new bra do you...my breasts just went up a cup size naturally...sweet...i am now a C...


1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
7/25/2005 9:54 am

SirStrider80

I agree the ending of the half blood prince left me shocked and dismayed...and sad...and eager to read the next one...

mygmyg

I do like those books everyonce in a while...but they gotta have a twist in the plot to keep me interested...


1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
7/25/2005 9:56 am

SexTitten25

I would too if i let myself...but that gets to be expensive so i ration my reading...

straightten2002

I find that i can not read a book after seeing the movie because i already know what the characters look like...when reading a book I like to be able to build the characters in my mind...including how the look...


1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
7/25/2005 11:44 pm

hardtoland

I'm not a real big fan of Stephen King but i thoroughly enjoyed The Stand and loved the movie even more...

JudeL5

I prefer to read for entertainment and relaxation...i had enough of reading serious stuff when i was in school...

CallMeSirInCA

Bill Bryson sounds like someone i might enjoy...i'll have to see if i can find anything of his...thanks for the recomendation


1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
7/25/2005 11:49 pm

brandnewman2003

The classics are always a good read...

Yankee918

mee too...if i am engrossed in a really good book i'll stay up reading it until the wee hours of the morning...

crankyourwagon

love tolkien...i only wish he had written more...


1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
7/25/2005 11:52 pm

hourglasses

have read some margaret Atwood...but never read that one...i'll have to check it out...

singdad333

sometimes...but most of the time it just fucks you up royally...

kingdutchtwister

Phillip Pullman eh? i've never heard of him...thanks for the tip...


1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
7/26/2005 12:07 am

WizardTim12

wow and i thought i was an avid reader...great list...good memory for names...

kckempo

i remember hearing about that before...the title has me intrigued...


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