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Old July 28th, 2007, 03:44 PM
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Default The Thing About A Really Good Book !!!

Is you can't put it down until you've finished it...it consumes you..you read it late at night..on your break at work...when you are eating breakfast at the local IHOP..when you go to the bathroom (I know, it's a man thing)...and it's sooooo good, sometimes you read a chapter again because you think you've missed something..

I usually read two books at once (non fiction historical and a great complex character study fiction), but I purchased "Presidential Courage" by Michael Beschloss last week and it's 327 pages and I finished it in 2 1/2 days (which includes working 12 hours each day)

Now, the bad part of a really good book, is you should never take it on a cruise with you...because it will detract from your cruise time..so I usually have a book that I started, but could not get really into, that I bring on the ship

Has anyone recently read a really good book that you just could not put down until you read it cover to cover ?
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I just recently read Sandra Brown's Envy.. That was a very good book, and the end was great!!!
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Old July 28th, 2007, 09:53 PM
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I used to read 2-3 books a week. I have not read as much since I had the cataract surgery. I miss it but have got out of the habit. The last book I read that was that good was "Look To The Mountain" by Legrand Cannon Jr. I read it several times.

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Old July 28th, 2007, 10:13 PM
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Laura, you should really try audio books..I am hooked, in the car and at home..This week I had one going in the car, one paper book, and one audio cd in the house. I am such a fan now, and some of the people who 'read' these books, are just amazing. Right now, I am listening to JD Robb, and Lisa Scottolione. Barbara Rosenblat has to be the most amazing reader, If you can, look for her. I will be taking this format on my upcoming cruise, as for me, I think this adds to my enjoyment and relaxation.

As far as a memorable book...My son will be 35 in September, and after he was born, there was a book review in this magazine I was reading. When I got home, I got it from the library. One arm held the baby, the other arm held the book.... and 35 years later I am still talking about this book...Will there Really Be A Morning, the autobiography of the 40's movie star, Frances Farmer..a hearbreaking, yet uplifting story of her life..

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Old July 28th, 2007, 11:05 PM
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Well, last Fri. night at midnight, I got the new Harry Potter book. For the whole weekend, I couldn't put it down, except for bathroom breaks, meals, some sleep and some driving errands. Finished it by 11pm Sun. night and started it again the next morning on the train to work. I am only 1/2 way through it the 2nd time, but enjoying it just as much!
I have never, ever read a book twice or more times, with the exception of the whole Harry Potter series, which I have read several times each.

I no longer bother bringing a book on a cruise, because I just never seem to find time to read it!

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Old July 29th, 2007, 03:42 PM
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Lissey's Story - Stephen King - very AWESOME book (in volume --about 650 pages - as well as in content ). Hard to describe this book but I read it in a weekend - did nothing else that weekend - not a typical chiller thriller, a love story with a great mystery.
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I still enjoy reading a good book while cruising when I'm sitting out in the sun at the pool/beach and before sleep. I won't read any other time, so it never interferes with enjoying cruise activities while onboard.

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