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Best thing Today...I finally converted him!

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Best thing Today...I finally converted him!

Postby nona » Sat September 6th, 2008, 8:33 pm

I never once saw my husband with a book in hand in the five years we've been together unless he was getting it for me, he's always indulged me when it came to my books. When he showed up to pick my up on our first date he gave to me not roses or frilly stuff but two very beautiful books on shakspeare and old love poems. today while talking he asked if I had any good HF books without the bodice ripper theme that a man could read, you have no idea how excited I was, so I went through the titles and decided to give him the choice between The Greatest Knight by E. Chadwick and Here Be Dragons by SK Penman, only cause I think he would relate the William and Llwellyn. So we'll see....

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Sat September 6th, 2008, 9:01 pm

Can I recommend Master of Verona by David Blixt. Such a great book that I think that a man would like to read.
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Kailana
Reader
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
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Postby Kailana » Sat September 6th, 2008, 9:19 pm

Yeah, I never date readers. The guy I am kind of seeing now asked me to order him a book online yesterday, though, that was pretty amazing! So, you know I had to order it... and a couple more to get free shipping... It was his fault, really...

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat September 6th, 2008, 9:22 pm

It blew my mind, he'll buy every book I long for but then gripes when it's 12 am and my reading light is on so I never would have guessed in a million years that he'ld be interested in something like hf, maybe hot rods and motorcycles but not HF.

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Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sat September 6th, 2008, 11:24 pm

Nice! Always cool to see men reading. I wonder if he would enjoy some NF too?
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Ariadne
Bibliophile
Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Sat September 6th, 2008, 11:43 pm

When I first met him, my husband read mainly technothrillers (Tom Clancy etc), but he agreed to try some historical novels I suggested. Now he'll read every Jeff Shaara and Alan Furst novel as they appear. No way could I get him to try anything medieval, though. If it's not set in the 20th century or a war novel, forget it.

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Spitfire
Reader
Location: Canada

Postby Spitfire » Sun September 7th, 2008, 12:01 am

Yeah my man is not a novel reader. Unless it's related to business. He mainly likes to read mopar magazines as he is currently restoring a '69 Dodge Charger. But, that is OK, it is not a big thing if we don't share the same interrests. He always asks me who I am fantasizing about now, King Henry the VIII? Ha, ha, I think that is the only historical figure he knows!
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Margaret
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
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Postby Margaret » Sun September 7th, 2008, 12:20 am

My husband was not much of a novel reader either, until he picked up Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park and it scared him out of his wits. Alas, neither of us particularly cared for Timeline. He's the only reason I read thrillers - he leaves them lying around the house, and if I get desperate for something to read and there's nothing else in the house, I pick them up. What's a sure-fire historical for people who love Tom Clancy novels and Jurassic Park? He tried Dietrich's Napoleon's Pyramids and didn't like it.
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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Sun September 7th, 2008, 12:24 am

How great, Nona! That will never happen with my man. He's just not a reader and never will be! Sigh!
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Books to the sky,
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How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sun September 7th, 2008, 2:37 pm

we we blend really well to begin with. He's into hot rods and motorcycles and I take part in that with him, because of him I fell in love with older muscle cars and bought my camaro, because of me he knows more about farming/ranching and horses and history then he would care to admitt. so I am lucky that we both take part in the others interest.


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