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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tuesday 4 about Reading

I have been following Annie at Tuesday's 4. This week's questions dig a little deeper with our reading habits. Hop over there and follow along!



1. Kindle or hard cover/paperback? Kindle

2. Have you read a series like Harry Potter? Yes
    If so which series?

"Harry Potter' J.K. Rowling:  Wizards, and muggles, good vs. evil Brilliant writing and a great story line with fully developed characters

"TheHunger Games" Suzanne Collins: Dystopian novel about a yearly game to end all games. Wonderful character development, good story line, easy read.

"Fire and Ice Series": George R. R. Martin: Great fantasy story loosely based on the War of the Roses, along with other assorted characters from European history. It is very, very wordy

"The Lord of the Rings Trilogy": J.R.R. Tolkein Excellent tales of a quest to return a magical ring that everyone wants! Basic good vs. evil complete with fairies, and dwarves.  Fun read, but again a little wordy

"The Bourne books "Robert Ludlum: Nice continuing saga of a former agent who has amnesia and has to piece his former life together.

"Divergent" Veronica Roth: Y/A coming of age series where people are grouped together based on abilities. 

"Alphabet Mystery Books" Sue Grafton: Mystery following P.I.  Kinsey Millhone's investigations.
A is for Alibi -Y is for Yesterday

"The Gunslinger" Stephen King: Books following the trials of an unlikely trio brought together through time and space to an alternate universe. Some of the books were good and some a complete waste of time.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Stieg Larsson: Trilogy about Lisbeth Salandar a darkly gritty woman with a chip on her shoulder and a kick ass attitude.

"Clan of the Cave Bear" Jean M. Auel: Interesting books about the journeys of a Cro- Magnon woman raised by Neanderthals

There are more but I just can't think of them right now and it is about 2 a.m. while I am typing.  This is enough for the moment.

 What did you think of the stories? These are series I have read in their entirety (Except for fire and ice because G.R.R. Martin had to go and be on set with the HBO series instead of finishing his novel writing), and if I read them I liked them. Otherwise I would not have continued on to book two.

 Would you recommend them? I would, but it would be a selective recommendation. Some of them are just not for everyone. 

Do you have a library, book shelves etc… in your home? We have a room that functions as a dedicated library right now. I would guess we have about 1000 titles there in every genre imaginable. Both of us are avid readers.

Is there a book you just really disliked ?  "(I refuse to even type the title here)" Richard C.

Why did you dislike it?  It was a book I picked up for a quarter and had no idea what it was going to be about . It turned out to be about Sanataria and ritual sacrifice of children. I hated it  and found it so disturbing that I would not even put it in Goodwill. I destroyed it so no one else would have to read it.



30 comments:

  1. I love to read but I'm particular about what I read. I don't care much for mysteries or romance but I love books with quirky characters. My 2 favorite books are the Namesake and Angel of Repose (Pulitzer winner in the 70s). I re-read both of those at least once a year. I'm a paper gal- I had a Nook years ago that I donated to Goodwill and I don't want to read on my phone or tablet! I've been writing down title/author and short synopsis of every book I read for about 25 years. My daughter's 4th grade teacher recommended it to both of us. Daughter became a librarian (she's a SAHM now) and I kept up the journal. Last year i read 111 books but this year, the number is down- I am trying to be more mindful. I'm reading Dutch House now. It's great. As for series, I just finished the trilogy by Follett- last one was my least favorite.I also re-read Harry Potter every couple of years- so much fun. I like classics too. I get my books from the library except for about 20 I keep at home. I used to have a library but decided others could enjoy my books so I donated them all but the beloved 20. Gosh this is long...

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    1. I do read a lot and am really not picky, except I refuse to read romances.

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  2. You've read a lot of series!! Thanks for joining in this week!

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    1. I read a lot. The series reading is just happenstance. If I like the first book in a series I continue and if I don' then it is a one and done thing.

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  3. Like you I love to read.
    I prefer 'real books' though, while acknowledging that they are huge consumers of space and dust attractors.

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    1. I do too and nirvana is a comfortable chair, cup of coffee and a book.

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  4. That’s an impressive list of series books you have read! I’ve read a few of them, but not all.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. I read every day, so some of the series reading is just a natural occurrence.

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  5. Wow, you're an avid reader. I didn't join in today. I really didn't have good answers and then the post disappeared so I just decided not to play along.

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    1. I am an avid reader, but I always was, even as a kid.

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  6. You've read all the good series! Glad you destroyed that last book. From the sound of it I would have done the same.

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    1. the book really did unnerve me and I could not bear the thought of passing it on.

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  7. You have read so many books! That is awesome. I will get there one day.
    That is awful about that book in the last question. What would possess an author to write about that? Loved your answers. Have a nice week!

    https://lorisbusylife.blogspot.com/

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    1. I have no idea why the author wrote that book but just recalling it bothers me.

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  8. I've read Jean Auel and the Larsson books, along with Diana Gabaldon and Jeffrey Archer. Barbara Erskine is another author I read some time ago. Lately my reading is limited to knitting/crocheting patterns and blogs. I picked up a book the other day, got into it about four pages and gave up for the time being. I just couldn't pay attention. But give me a real book, paperback or hardcover over and E-reader any day.

    The only book I ever read that I didn't care for (at least that I can remember) was Jimmy Carter's diary/notes from his time in office. All I'll say is he wasn't entirely the nice old man we hear about. But I stuck with it and read the entire thing.

    No library here, the shelves were taken apart and the books donated when I was planning to sell the house. I just have a few favorites that I've kept.

    Take care, stay well!

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    1. Reading is such fun, and once I got started on digital books I never looked back.

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  9. I LOVE your answers and the series you've read are all the same ones I LOVE. OH MY THAT LAST BOOK DESERVED TO BE DESTROYED!

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    1. I did not get any satisfaction destroying that book, but I also did not have to worry about causing anyone else to read it.

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  10. I used to read Lord of the Rings every summer when I was a kid. Last year, I listened to the entire Sword of Truth series on tape - all of them - during my daily commute. It took the entire year!

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    1. I wish I could do audio books. The only time I really got into one was on a solo road trip to Grundy, Va. I was about 30 minutes from completing the book when I arrived, so I kept driving into West Va. so I could hear the end of it.

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  11. I love the Harry Potter books. My daughter got me started reading them when she was in middle school. After they became so popular, we'd go to a bookstore at midnight to get the newest one. She'd read it in a matter of hours. Then I'd have my turn. When I finished, then she read it again. It's great that you and your husband are avid readers--as am I. I hope you write more about the books you like.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. My youngest and I would go at midnight also! Then when the movies came out, I would check him out of school so we could see the absolute first showing!

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    2. That's so sweet. We had a lot of fun with those books and with the movies. When The Hurricane was in high school, one of her friends gave her Harry Potter's broom. It was engraved! Such an adorable gift. We saw the final movie when she was in grad school.

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  12. I love reading all kinds of books! Have a great day!
    Rampdiary
    Beautyandfashionfreaks

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  13. You read some good stuff. My favorite series (actually two of them) are from the 19th century author, Trollope. Both his Barchester series and his Palliser series. Both are 6 books each, and totally riveting. To me. 19th century fiction isn't everyone's taste (both the language and cadence of sentences can be different), but I think it's good stuff.

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    1. I have not read Trollope. Have you ever read Jerome Jerome's Three Men in a Boat? It is a 19th century comedic book. The sentence structure is different but a delightful read just the same.

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  14. Excellent choice of music to go with the post! I enjoyed reading your responses. I've read some of the series you've mentioned, although I tend to read more non-fiction than fiction.

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    1. Unfortunately y'all are bound to whatever music hops into my brain when I begin a post. (except for the okra song and I actively hunted for a tune that would go with okra)

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  15. A very nice and interesting idea for a post😍😍 Kisses !!

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