What Is In A Book?  

pragmaticCTcpl 61M/50F
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5/4/2006 7:02 am

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5/7/2006 6:12 am

What Is In A Book?

By now you all know that I love to read. It is something that I have always enjoyed since I was little. Growing up my local library knew me so very well. It allowed me to take myself out of the present and mentally travel far away.

The following are a list of just a FEW books that I've read that make me think back to where I was in my life...when I read them and what...if anything... I took away from them.

My slice of Book Therapy 101...

1. To Kill A Mockingbird.

2. Flowers In The Attic.

3. Interview With The Vampire.

4. Everything's Is Eventual

5. Charlie

6. Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay

7. Intensity

8. James and The Giant Peach.

9. It

10. Burnt Offerings

11. Romeo and Juliet

12. The Surgeon

13. Life Expectancy

14. Tom Sawyer

15. Odd Thomas

Books represent the many passages of my life.

Book number 6 was the added push I needed to end my first marriage. I highly recommend it for any troubled relationships or marriages.

Have you ever read a book that has changed you or helped you get through your life?



mycin62 54F

5/4/2006 8:35 am

I LOVE to read, I'm so glad my class is over, so now I can get some readig done. I just finished Wicked, FINALLY!!! Going on vacation(by myself) in 3 weeks, plan on doing a TON of reading


pragmaticCTcpl replies on 5/5/2006 5:19 am:
Book lover of the world unite...!!!!

imLadyBambi 58M/50F

5/4/2006 9:52 am

No I have not, but I did find a special someone who helped to realize that I could be more than what I was (Mr.Bambi).

Lady Bambi


pragmaticCTcpl replies on 5/5/2006 5:20 am:
That is so sweet and wonderful. I am so happy for you two.

rm_travlinround 65M
3 posts
5/4/2006 9:54 am

I AM AN ANTHONY ROBBINS FAN. BUT ILIKE VARIOUS KINDS OF BOOKS AND HANG OUT IN BARNES AND NOBLES A LOT.I READ A BOOK CALLED THE INNER MALE BY A DR HERB GOLDBERG THAT GAVE ME A BETER LOOK AT MYSELF.I LOVE YOUR PICTURE, WISH YOU WERE DOING ME LIKE THAT.

HAVE A GOD ONE.


pragmaticCTcpl replies on 5/5/2006 5:21 am:
Thanks for stopping by Travlinround.

rm_travlinround 65M
3 posts
5/4/2006 9:55 am

ACTUALLY, HAVE A GOOD ONE. LOL.


pragmaticCTcpl replies on 5/5/2006 5:21 am:
You too!!

curvymeli 39F

5/4/2006 10:28 am

I have always turned to books to take me out of what's going on right then and place me in another world, and in the last few years (since I have stopped going to school) I noticed my thirst for knowledge hasn't lessened so I find myself reading a lot to educate myself still.

One book I have gone back to over and over again since I was about 10 is Domina, by Barbara Wood. It is about a woman who grew up in Victorian England and who is one of the first women to receive her MD degree here in the US. Reading through her trials and final triumphs, not only in her career but in her personal life, has always helped me to remember that 'this too shall pass'.

I am also a big fan of Stephen King, and I go back to IT quite often, and Anne Rice's books are all well worn on my shelf.

Spiritually I have done a lot of research and reading lately and this gives me great comfort, too; studying about the lives of saints like St. Teresa of Avila, getting many scientists' views on creation and the life of Christ, and also learning more about philosophy with books like Eureka! 81 Key ideas Explained.


pragmaticCTcpl replies on 5/5/2006 5:26 am:
Thank you for sharing your experiences with books. Glad to know that I am not the only book worm out there. Stephen King is wonderful. I bought "The Cell" but I'm currently suggling to get through Dean Koontz "Forever Odd" first. Pick it up...put it down...pick it up...put it down... You know how it goes.

Thanks for stopping by our blog.

libgemOH 56M/52F

5/4/2006 2:11 pm

The one's that truly touched me were Richard Bach (DUH!) Illusions and Johnathon Livingston Seagull and the Conversations With God series by Neil Donald Walsh.

For entertainment, I'm a HUGE Sci Fi fan!!

Oh yeah, I hear the Horny Housewives series is pretty good too!! -B


pragmaticCTcpl replies on 5/5/2006 5:28 am:
I didn't know that they made Sci-Fi porn.... ?????

As for Horny Housewives .....it is May sweeps sweetie!!!!

firestarter665 42M/39F

5/4/2006 5:22 pm

I always enjoy reading "Brave New World". I read it when I was a senior in High School and can still picture the story in my mind.


pragmaticCTcpl replies on 5/5/2006 5:29 am:
Books of our youth always stay with us.

mangomamiCT 41F

5/4/2006 9:07 pm

forgive my spelling

the world according to garp
atlas shrugged
the shell seekers
flowers for algernon
the bonesetters daughter
I know why the caged bird sings
oh I could go on and on ............


pragmaticCTcpl replies on 5/5/2006 5:31 am:
Mango my dear....I'm the last one you have to ask forgiveness on spelling....I am the worst!!! Just ask Mr. Prag.

Sounds like you and I both love to read. READ ON !!!

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