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Re: what are you reading?

My exhusband used to run into light poles, too, but he wasn't looking at books.
> That nose in a book thing...I can relate...you have no idea how many
> light poles and walls I've run into in my life 'cuz I can't seem to get
> my nose out of a book! :-)
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Thu 12/04, Jesse Bell < jesserenebell@hotmail.com > wrote:
> From: Jesse Bell [mailto: jesserenebell@hotmail.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 08:28:45 -0600
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what are you reading?
> Same here Melody....books were my escape out of my dysfunctional family
> <br>life. I lived my life in books. I would read until 3:00 in the
> morning and <br>my mother would come in my room and yell at me to turn
> the lights out and go <br>to BED! I was an advanced reader in school
> too. When I lived in Enid, <br>Oklahoma and received my first library
> card, I thought I had died and gone <br>to Heaven. Then we moved to a
> more rural area...and no big library. BUT <br>the book mobile came to
> our school and I was the first in line and checked <br>out the maximum
> amount of books every single time. I can't imagine life <br>without
> books. I was reading to my children at a very, very young age. I
> <br>think that makes a big difference. Two of my three children do not
> like to <br>read now (I can't understand that at all) but the one who
> looks the most <br>like me (Brianna) is a book worm. And my stepdaughter
> (the youngest) has <br>her nose in a book all the time.<br><br><br>Jesse
> Rene' Bell<br>Claremore, OK<br>Zone 6<br><br><br><br>>From: "Melody"
> <mhobertm@excite.com><br>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>>To:
> gardenchat@hort.net<br>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] what are you
> reading?<br>>Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 06:47:34 -0500 (EST)<br>><br>>Reading
> is something so basic to my life that I fear for my sanity<br>>should I
> ever lose my sight...it seems to me that no one ever had to<br>>really
> show me how to read...I distinctly remember picking up the Dick<br>>and
> Jane books in first grade and somehow what was on those pages
> just<br>>made sense to me...one of the truly memorable moments of my
> life was<br>>getting my first library card at the public library a few
> weeks later. I<br>>will never forget the intense feeling of awe and
> sheer joy that card<br>>gave me...literally a passport out of the hell
> my childhood was into as<br>>many worlds of magic as I could read...by
> middle of first grade I had<br>>been moved into the third grade reading
> classes, by the time I hit 7th<br>>grade they no longer had enough for
> me to read and so put
> me in an<br>>independent study program...it was great since it meant I
> had access to<br>>any book in the public library system I wanted to
> read. Finished most of<br>>the "classics" long before I hit high
> school...so it seems strange to me<br>>that these days most of my
> reading consists of the trashiest romance<br>>novels I can find...the
> more lurid sex the better! :-) But truth be<br>>told, I'll read just
> about anything I can lay my hands on...I love<br>>murder mysteries,
> anything to do with serial killers, science fiction,<br>>romance,
> classics, etc...I guess I'm just an indiscriminate reader. A<br>>couple
> of years ago, one of our local thrift stores went out of
> business<br>>and the owner gave away all of the paperbacks in the
> store...in one<br>>hour, I carried out over 500 romance novels...took me
> less than a year<br>>and a half to read them all...truly wish I'd had
> time to make a second<br>>stop before she closed her store for good.
> Right now I'm reading Thomas<br>>Gifford's The Assassini, a murder
> mystery that concerns the Catholic<br>>Church.<br>><br>><br>>Melody, IA
> (Z 5/4)<br>><br>>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
> mysterious."<br>>--Albert Einstein<br>><br>> --- On Wed 12/03, Judy L
> Browning < judybrowning@lewiston.com > wrote:<br>>From: Judy L Browning
> [mailto: judybrowning@lewiston.com]<br>>To:
> gardenchat@hort.net<br>>Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 08:49:57
> -0800<br>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] what are you reading?<br>><br>>Gene, we
> must be related somehow.<br>In 3rd grade, my desk was right<br>>next to
> the "library", four short shelves of<br>books. While the teacher<br>>was
> diverted by classmates, I read them all, at the<br>expense of
> basic<br>>math skills. I never could stand to stay on the page
> when<br>we read<br>>aloud.<br>Judy B<br>z6 Idaho, 40s & rainy this
> week.<br><br>-----<br>>Original Message -----<br>From: "Gene
> Bush"<br>><genebush@otherside.com><br>To:
> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:<br>>Wednesday, December 03, 2003 3:49
> AM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] what are you<br>>reading?<br><br><br>> Judy
> ,<
> br>> A single book by Burroughs was in a box<br>>of books given to my
> parents<br>> when I was a pre teen. Very much a<br>>mix... Arabian
> nights, Bullfinch<br>> mythology, Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew,<br>>Verne, De
> Maupassant. It was like dying<br>> and going to heaven. Took<br>>the box
> and stayed hidden all summer reading it<br>> all. The Tarzan<br>>book
> was one of a series and I remember being very<br>> disappointed
> at<br>>the time over the "to be continued". And this summer I got<br>>
> to<br>>thinking about it once more. Finally began looking and the
> Science<br>><br>>Fiction Book of the Month club had the three in the
> services in one<br>>book<br>> reprinted this past month. I took it as a
> "sign" and ordered a<br>>copy.<br>> A bit later when I went to a boy's
> home there was a library<br>>just up<br>the<br>> hall from me..... cool.
> Our very own library and<br>>study hall.<br>> Gene E. Bush<br>> Munchkin
> Nursery & Gardens, llc<br>><br>>www.munchkinnursery.com<br>>
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com<br>> Zone 6/5<br>>Southern
> Indiana<br>><br>> ----- Original Message -----<br>><br>> > I<br>>can't
> remember if I read Burroughs or Verne first. I was
> introduced<br>>to<br>> > both by the bookmobile that dropped by the
> school every 2<br>>weeks. Tthe<br>four<br>> > books allowed were read &
> reread long before<br>>it was due again. Oh, the<br>> > anticipation.
> The best thing was it<br>>always had a different selection of<br>> >
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