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RE: what are you reading?

I agree...the reader makes the book. I am so thankful for audio books. Not that I can't see well, it's just I have no spare time to just sit. I am a HUGE multi-tasker...so I can slap a tape into my walkman and cook dinner, fold clothes, dust....and so on. Makes driving go by faster too. No road rage when you are engrossed in a book! LOL

Jesse Rene' Bell
Claremore, OK
Zone 6
"People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. - Elisabeth Keble-Ross-"

From: kmrsy@comcast.net
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] what are you reading?
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 14:54:54 +0000

> horror of not being able to see the printed word.

I hope that day never comes for any of you, but if it should, you should
consider audio. Yes, it is slower than actual reading, but with a good
reader, the stories can take on a new dimension.

> Melody - you've hit on my greatest fear.  Like you, I've always had a
> horror of not being able to see the printed word.  I just keep reminding
> myself that I'm no dummy and I could easily learn braille.  But given
> the number of books I go through, then I worry about having access to a
> braille library (or an audio library) that could keep me satisfied.
> Just re-read this - honestly, folks, I usually do see that glass as
> half-full :)
> Lynda
> Zone 7 - West TN
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Melody
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 5:48 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what are you reading?
> Reading is something so basic to my life that I fear for my sanity
> should I ever lose my sight...it seems to me that no one ever had to
> really show me how to read...I distinctly remember picking up the Dick
> and Jane books in first grade and somehow what was on those pages just
> made sense to me...one of the truly memorable moments of my life was
> getting my first library card at the public library a few weeks later. I
> will never forget the intense feeling of awe and sheer joy that card
> gave me...literally a passport out of the hell my childhood was into as
> many worlds of magic as I could read...by middle of first grade I had
> been moved into the third grade reading classes, by the time I hit 7th
> grade they no longer had enough for me to read and so put me in an
> independent study program...it was great since it meant I had access to
> any book in the public library system I wanted to read. Finished most of
> the "classics" long before I hit high school...so it seems strange to me
> that these days most of my reading consists of the trashiest romance
> novels I can find...the more lurid sex the better! :-) But truth be
> told, I'll read just about anything I can lay my hands on...I love
> murder mysteries, anything to do with serial killers, science fiction,
> romance, classics, etc...I guess I'm just an indiscriminate reader. A
> couple of years ago, one of our local thrift stores went out of business
> and the owner gave away all of the paperbacks in the store...in one
> hour, I carried out over 500 romance novels...took me less than a year
> and a half to read them all...truly wish I'd had time to make a second
> stop before she closed her store for good. Right now I'm reading Thomas
> Gifford's The Assassini, a murder mystery that concerns the Catholic
> Church.
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Wed 12/03, Judy L Browning < judybrowning@lewiston.com > wrote:
> From: Judy L Browning [mailto: judybrowning@lewiston.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 08:49:57 -0800
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what are you reading?
> Gene, we must be related somehow.<br>In 3rd grade, my desk was right
> next to the "library", four short shelves of<br>books. While the teacher
> was diverted by classmates, I read them all, at the<br>expense of basic
> math skills. I never could stand to stay on the page when<br>we read
> aloud.<br>Judy B<br>z6 Idaho, 40s & rainy this week.<br><br>-----
> Original Message -----<br>From: "Gene Bush"
> <genebush@otherside.com><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:
> Wednesday, December 03, 2003 3:49 AM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] what are you
> reading?<br><br><br>> Judy,<br>> A single book by Burroughs was in a box
> of books given to my parents<br>> when I was a pre teen. Very much a
> mix... Arabian nights, Bullfinch<br>> mythology, Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew,
> Verne, De Maupassant. It was like dying<br>> and going to heaven. Took
> the box and stayed hidden all summer reading it<br>> all. The Tarzan
> book was one of a series and I remember being very<br>> disappointed at
> the time over the "to be continued". And this summer I got<br>> to
> thinking about it once more. Finally began looking and the Science<br>>
> Fiction Book of the Month club had the three in the services in one
> book<br>> reprinted this past month. I took it as a "sign" and ordered a
> copy.<br>> A bit later when I went to a boy's home there was a library
> just up<br>the<br>> hall from me..... cool. Our very own library and
> study hall.<br>> Gene E. Bush<br>> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc<br>>
> www.munchkinnursery.com<br>> genebush@munchkinnursery.com<br>> Zone 6/5
> Southern Indiana<br>><br>> ----- Original Message -----<br>><br>> > I
> can't remember if I read Burroughs or Verne first. I was introduced
> to<br>> > both by the bookmobile that dropped by the school every 2
> weeks. Tthe<br>four<br>> > books allowed were read & reread long before
> it was due again. Oh, the<br>> > anticipation. The best thing was it
> always had a different selection of<br>> > books.<br>><br>>
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