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Haha!!! I guess reading the Iliad is out of the question for him?he did like them, once he get a handle on what he called 'the old-timey language'. "Uh...yeah. That would be 'English', son."
Ahhh I recognize you from the other boards reading thread!!Well, I finished "The Only Way Out" and I gotta say, it really wasn't my type. On the plus side, it was a Susan Mallery book, but on the negative side-not my type of people. He was the special forces/government spy-type with rippling muscles, etc. They jumped into bed and had wild sex, THEN fell in love later. I guess I'm just too old-in my day, girls who had sex with guys they didn't love....well, there was a name for those girls. Aren't I an old fuddy-duddy? Next book "Last Writes", a cozy mystery that so far has no sex-I think I've read more than my share!
I'm already a 4th of the way there (to the 65) and I love milk chocolate, can I get some Godiva too??BTW, I'll do well to read 20 books or so this year. If you read 65 (or even 52), I'll send you a box of Godiva chocolates. (Honestly. That's not sarcasm; I mean it.)
I use my local library to queue and check out ebooks. It's free. With my $32,000 property tax bill, that is.The kindle cloud reader and lots of time to kill at work gets expensive quickly though I hate how the ebooks add up, so I check the free books section often and I try to keep an eye out for authors that are not charging $10+ per ebook. So far I've found a good detective series at 2.99 each, but not much luck with other genres. Theres typically alot of romance type books in the free section and sometimes you can catch an author trying to gain readership for a new series on there. I've found some fun fluff to read on there.
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption? Pet Sematary? The Shning? 'Salem's Lot? Dolores Claiborne? The Green Mile? There are plenty of satisfying King endings out there, but I understand what you mean about how he drops the ball sometimes. Under the Dome was extraordinary, but the throwaway ending was unworthy of the story it finished. 11/22/63 kind of got bogged down in the last 200 pages or so, but the coda was a return to good storytelling and wrapped up that epic beautifully.And about Stephen King- his endings are always a let down. He tells a great story but almost always disapoints with the ending. I've been a huge fan since I was young, but never remember a book of his that had a great ending. Sometimes its like he uses up all his creativity during the book and then just gives up at the end.
I love the ability to instantly look things up on my Kindle. It's like when I was a kid and reading a bit over my comprehension level and having the dictionary there next to me for reference. With the Kindle it's like having the dictionary and the encyclopedia right there!The week before it took me 2 days to finish a book about the riots in Chicago because it was dry and I kept stopping to look stuff up on wikipedia.
You can probably sign up online. Our library system even has an app to look up, reserve, wait list, and check out. I can also use the app to sign out books at the library. No waiting at the desk. What they can't do these days.I forgot that our local library also lends out e-books, I've got to sign up for that next time I'm in town, thanks for the reminder George!
I really enjoyed that book too.My eyes are almost swollen shut and I can't breathe through my nose after finishing The Book Thief this morning. I had a hard time getting into the story for most of the first half of the book (made worse by very limited amount of reading time for the last 2 months) but the second half and especially the ending was very moving.
Maybe he'll get there eventually, but The Iliad is out of the question for me. Classic lit is one thing, ancient lit is a whole different animal. I read enough Shakespeare to get me through school, but never really cared for it, and slogging through The Canterbury Tales was the only assignment I ever had that made me want to poke myself in the eyeballs with a fork.Haha!!! I guess reading the Iliad is out of the question for him?
Absolutely. Because I like you.I'm already a 4th of the way there (to the 65) and I love milk chocolate, can I get some Godiva too??
Good heavens, man. That's outrageous. Did you replicate Downton Abbey on the shore of Lake Michigan?I use my local library to queue and check out ebooks. It's free. With my $32,000 property tax bill, that is.