A little light reading  

Reverbe2 44F
2430 posts
7/16/2006 8:45 am

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A little light reading



"Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. . . . You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms."

Angela Carter

Peaceful Sunday afternoon.Comfortable chair.Tasty beverage.Good book.

WhenI'm not busy doing something else, that's how I like to spend my Sundays.I find myself with a few hours peace while my flatmate socialises with his married friends at the local pub at lunchtimes and often use it to catch up on my reading.In fact reading is rather my pastime of choice when indoors. Television leaves a lot to be desired and one does not always wish to sit with a DVD or CD playing. Precious little quiet time in this locality what with all the noisy neighbours and such.

Books broaden the mind,educate,entertain, inform...I taught myself to read at preschool age and ever since then have devoured books with a voracious appetite. I am rarely to be found without one on my person and I use all kinds of oppotunities to catch up with my reading - a tube,train,car journey or flight, a shop or supermarket queue,a spare minute while waiting for friends to arrive at a rendezvous.

Curling up with a good book is an absolute joy.I often have a few on the go at once.I'll read a wide variety of books - fiction and non fiction - and I don't tend to stick to an particular genre exclusively.Examination of my current store of reading materials reveals the following choice -

"Eating Myself" the memoir of Candida Crewe and her lifelong relationship with food and weight

"Undead and Unwed" by Maryjanice Davidson - a kinda Sex And the City meets vampire novel

"A Womans Guide to Sex" by Kate Taylor - purely academic one understands

"The Wonder Spot" By Melissa Bank the author of the well recieved "Girls Guide to Hunting, Shooting and Fishing"

and "How to Have Kickass Ideas" by Chris Barez-Brown - an amusing look at kickstarting creativity in the workplace.

What, if anything are you currently reading? If you're not a reader, why not? You never know, you could learn something new or just be entertained.



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LustyTaurus 50M
21253 posts
7/16/2006 9:44 am

I have a book in mind to write, it has the potential to be very controversial and requires me to do a lot of historical reasearch...I'm slowly chipping away at it. I don't know what to do with it when its done however...


Reverbe2 44F
3298 posts
7/16/2006 11:02 am

Lusty, welcome to my blog. Please feel free to drop in anytime. I have often considered writing myself but never feel that confident.Though today someone after viewing my blog,very kindly complimented me on my writing.

My father wrote a book recently and had it published. It was based on his early experiences as a child growing up post war in a small town in East Lancashire. He has had some small success with it. I haven't yet read it but can see how it might be of interest to people of a certain age.

May one ask what your book is about? Is it fiction or non fiction?Good luck with your efforts btw. Maybe you can post the results online or have it privately published.

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runzwithknives 61F

7/17/2006 8:24 pm

Love to read. Married two men who didn't particularly like to read. What a mistake! Should have learned that lesson the first time. Nothing better than curling up with a good book-anytime

Curently:
Counting up Counting Down, Harry Turtledove-scifi/fantasy/alternate history-short stories

Strange Pilgrams, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Nobel Prize winner also wrote Love in the Time of Cholera) short stories-I love Spanish/Mexican/South American/Latin American writers. The language is so rich.

Angelas Ashes, Frank McCourt


Reverbe2 44F
3298 posts
7/18/2006 1:37 am

Sorry takethemoneyandrun I really can't find much to comment on nonsense posts. Have a good day and thanks for visiting my blog.

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Reverbe2 44F
3298 posts
7/18/2006 1:46 am

Runz,

Thanks for stopping by and joining in the discourse. I'm rather fond of Marquez myself.Spanish and other Latin/Spanish Americans have a distinct gift for storytelling. One of my favourite film directors is Pedro Almodovar. His films have strong and powerful storylines filled with an offbeat and dark sense of humour and are filled with wonderful roles for women. If you like to read "Latino" writers maybe you might like to try one of Pedro's films.

Do you read Paulo Coelho?

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runzwithknives 61F

7/18/2006 4:15 am

No but I will now, lol. I'm due a trip to the library and the bookstore. Have a great day!


rm_tuttle 44M
75 posts
7/18/2006 8:03 am

Hi,

I'm a curious case because I write a lot, but don't read that much. I sold a screenplay in my early twenties and began to mix with people who dealt with writing. There was the obvious assumption that I must read a lot, being able to write with structure and the usual niceties of form and function.

A formidable producer was amazed when, during a conversation about Dostoevsky (I've read "The Idiot" and "Crime and Punishment") she learned of my difficulties with reading. I think I have a slight dyslexia, because reading tires me out utterly. I can barely get through twenty pages of a novel before giving up, exhausted. She informed me that Dostoevsky was similar - didn't read much but wrote in manic phases.

I am somewhat ashamed of my lack of reading (should that be "breeding"?). But don't be too harsh on people like me. I am highly cultured and informed about all things creative and I write because I have something to say, not because somebody else did.

I now make my living from visual art, a connected subject. Perhaps there's still hope for me but, in the mean time, it's nice to see subjects like this approached on a website so beset by poor spelling and badly formed sentences. It never ceases to annoy me how sex has become associated with being a bit... ermm... thick! Smart people think about it more and write about it much better


Reverbe2 44F
3298 posts
7/18/2006 9:42 am

Welcome to my blog Tuttle. Drop by anytime you like. Don't worry the intention was not to be harsh on people like you. I meant only to invite discussion. You certainly sound an intelligent man which believe me is sorely lacking on this site as you noted in your post.I hope to carry on with my blog in similar manner to the way I have begun.Pull up a chair, join in and feel free to begin any discussion or suggest any topics you wish.

Peace and love
Reverbe
xxx

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rm_tuttle 44M
75 posts
7/19/2006 3:16 am

Hi Reverbe,

Thanks for the welcome. I will indeed keep an eye on your blog..

Something interesting did just occur to me:

I notice that I am only 49% compatible with myself (according to the profile). I guess this is natural as I'm not looking for a man. But I was wondering what you'd think of yourself if you met someone of the opposite sex who was exactly like you. Would you like them, find them intensely annoying etc...

It's an interesting fact that narcissists generally dislike people who share their personality traits more than others, which possibly suggests their not so in love with themselves after all! I arm you with this fact, in case you choose to respond

x
tUTTLE


rm_tuttle 44M
75 posts
7/19/2006 3:17 am

PS: as a pedant I must just apologise for using "their" when I meant "they're" in previous post!

*bows head in shame*
tUTTLE


Reverbe2 44F
3298 posts
7/19/2006 4:19 am

Hi Tuttle,

I have in fact met several people of the opposite sex who were remarkably similar to myself.My first boyfriend Mark was very much a male version of me. He was my best friend and we are still close and love each other in some way. I also met my soulmate on here in Jan 2005 and needless to say I am very fond of him.

Naturally people on this site cannot know exactly what a person is like. From your posts you seem to perceive me as a narcissist which I can assure you, cannot be further from the truth.I am in fact totally selfless- however I understand the very concept of blogs can appear rather self centred. My plan for my blog is to discuss things that occur to me and share my own experiences while discussing.

Enjoy my blog

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rm_tuttle 44M
75 posts
7/19/2006 4:56 am

Hey Reverbe,

I wasn't implying you were a narcissist. I hardly know you. Many apologies for any offense caused

...However, I can't believe you're totally selfless. This is not generally good for survival. You'd surely have been eaten by some large cat or eagle by now

I'm glad you're blogging. I'll keep watching and keep my big mouth shut on a more regular basis...
x
T


Reverbe2 44F
3298 posts
7/19/2006 5:06 am

Hi Tuttle

Yes I am totally selfless. Always put my friends and loved ones first.

I'm glad you're glad I'm blogging. Keep viewing n please by all means comment now n then. Too many lurkers on here - I wish they'd join in the fun.
R
x

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rm_BigHero4 40M

12/7/2006 12:51 pm

CANT SAY I READ A LOT REALLY BUT DO U COUNT THE DAILY SPORT AS READING OR PORN UP 2 U YA NUTTER X X X X X X XX X X X X YAAAAHOOOOOOO


Reverbe2 44F
3298 posts
12/8/2006 2:27 pm

lol no thats picture books ... infant level reading

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