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Re: what are you reading?


Reminds me of Mamie Smith, the librarian at Ord NE when my 2 sisters and I
were little.  I wanted to check out the "7 Wonders of the Ancient World"
when I was 6.  She wouldn't allow it until my dad went to the library and
informed her that any of his kids could read anything in the library.
Wasn't a problem after that.  Rich in Z-5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] what are you reading?


> LOL, LOL.....I think there are a LOT of librarians like that!!  Saying
> "shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" all the time.
>
>
>
>
> >From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] what are you reading?
> >Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 15:04:41 -0500
> >
> >Kitty,
> >
> >I used to love to read, often a book a day, but as my eyes have gotten
> >worse
> >and worse, I can only read for short periods without everything going
> >blurry.
> >
> >I've tried audio books, but they're so slow my mind wanders.
> >
> >Like Melody and many of you, I was transported by books, and delighted
when
> >I was old enough at 5 to get my own library card. (Even though the old
> >witch
> >at the desk tried to scare me into not applying by staring at me with
cold,
> >beady eyes peering over half-rims. She had hair in a bun and always wore
a
> >long-sleeved white blouse, too. Scared me half to death!)
> >
> >Daryl
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 9:54 AM
> >Subject: RE: [CHAT] what are you reading?
> >
> >
> > > > 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.
> > >
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > > > 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)
> > > >
> > > > "
> >
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