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Addicted to Reading

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pat
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Post by pat » Tue October 21st, 2008, 4:07 am

Well, I wouldnt say I am addicted to reading, I just cant go without having a book in my hand! However, I also suffer from inner ear problems, and that is the only time I CANT read!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Tue October 21st, 2008, 7:09 am

Hello, my name is Vanessa and I'm a bookaholic........... :p :D

I don't think it's a bad thing to be addicted to anyway, there are worse things!
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Divia
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Post by Divia » Tue October 21st, 2008, 11:14 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I don't think it's a bad thing to be addicted to anyway, there are worse things![/quote]


Aint that the truth! So I'll take books over the bad stuff.
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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Tue October 21st, 2008, 12:28 pm

How very true! I would rather be addicted to books than nearly anything else. I'm also one of throwbacks who likes reading books printed on paper. I sit at the computer too long, and migraines ensue.

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Rowan
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Post by Rowan » Tue October 21st, 2008, 12:51 pm

I guess now would be a good time to mention that the name of the book review blog that I share with my friend Jean is Book Addicts Anonymous. LOL!!

Anyway, the whole wording of that story just strikes me as being off. I mean Pat says she can't read when she's suffering with problems with her inner ear, yet that little write up says people are addicted both before and after dealing with that kind of problem. I don't think it was well edited...

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Tue October 21st, 2008, 1:12 pm

It's not as expensive as some addictions either!
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Tue October 21st, 2008, 1:38 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]It's not as expensive as some addictions either![/quote]

Isn't that the truth. I have to confess, my co-workers looked at me funny when I took two day's vacation time just so I could get Devils Brood started. They thought I was nuts. :D

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Post by EC2 » Tue October 21st, 2008, 3:38 pm

[quote=""Misfit""] I'll make sure I have a book with me. I even read whilst doing the cardio at the gym now that I've found the marvelous flipklip book holder that is.[/quote]

I don't suppose there's one that works on the rowing machine? That's one of my main cardios :p
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Carine
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Post by Carine » Tue October 21st, 2008, 4:31 pm

Well, I can only say one thing : I love my addiction ! LOL

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Tue October 21st, 2008, 4:32 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I don't suppose there's one that works on the rowing machine? That's one of my main cardios :p [/quote]

I don't think you'll find a rowing machine anywhere that has a book holder. At least I haven't seen one. It sure makes the cardio go faster I have to say. :)

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