Re: what are you reading?
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
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!)
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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.
> > 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: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
> > Behalf Of Melody
> > Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 5:48 AM
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> > 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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