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Spike89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-17-10 05:53 PM
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72. Yup, I've been lucky enough to do what I love for a while now
I've been a writer/reporter, then worked in the magazine business for years. Books are wonderful, and working with authors to make them seems to be what I was put here for. I do wish I had the chance to do some non-fiction, but I might never take a day off if I did.
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  -When was the last time you read a book? Cyrano  Feb-17-10 03:35 PM   #0 
  - Finished a book last night...  Ozymanithrax   Feb-17-10 03:37 PM   #1 
  - Me too...  WCGreen   Feb-17-10 04:30 PM   #52 
  - I just finished one about 1 hour ago.  scarletlib   Feb-17-10 07:33 PM   #95 
  - Started one last night  Betty Karlson   Feb-18-10 12:59 PM   #165 
  - same here..right now I am reading  fl_dem   Feb-18-10 03:33 PM   #170 
  - Me too! Hated for it to end. I have one ready to start tonight though.  Shell Beau   Feb-18-10 07:57 PM   #177 
  - Yesterday  REP   Feb-17-10 03:37 PM   #2 
  - A real book or an e-book?  MercutioATC   Feb-17-10 03:38 PM   #3 
  - I use both...  Ozymanithrax   Feb-17-10 04:10 PM   #40 
  - I've never gotten used to electronic books.  MercutioATC   Feb-18-10 02:29 PM   #169 
  - I love my Kindle  vssmith   Feb-18-10 09:21 AM   #146 
  - Reading one nightly right now  chowder66   Feb-17-10 03:38 PM   #4 
  - On my second one this week.. n/t  Fumesucker   Feb-17-10 03:39 PM   #5 
  - Yesterday...  XOKCowboy   Feb-17-10 03:39 PM   #6 
  - Reading Game Change now  goclark   Feb-17-10 03:39 PM   #7 
  - My daughter is a writer and very involved in literature. So I get lots of recommendations  T Wolf   Feb-17-10 03:40 PM   #8 
  - If books are relics from the past, then I'm not interested in the future.  Cyrano   Feb-17-10 04:07 PM   #37 
  - reading 3 right now  quinnox   Feb-17-10 03:41 PM   #9 
  - "It's like they all have A.D.D. or something."  BreweryYardRat   Feb-17-10 04:57 PM   #63 
     - great response.  crikkett   Feb-18-10 10:37 AM   #152 
  - This morning before work  Glorfindel   Feb-17-10 03:41 PM   #10 
  - A few minutes ago. I'm always reading a book, and always have the next one ready to read.  timeforpeace   Feb-17-10 03:42 PM   #11 
  - I spend a lot of time reading books.  BurtWorm   Feb-17-10 03:42 PM   #12 
  - I'm reading "Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in the Fifteenth Century Florence"  CTyankee   Feb-17-10 04:16 PM   #45 
     - The Artist, The Philosopher and the Warrior  BurtWorm   Feb-17-10 04:25 PM   #49 
     - Excellent! I must say that my voyage into the Italian Renaissance has been  CTyankee   Feb-17-10 04:34 PM   #53 
     - I Read That -- It Was Great!  On the Road   Feb-17-10 04:46 PM   #57 
     - I would be interested in your take on it. I found it very applicable to our modern democracy.  CTyankee   Feb-17-10 07:07 PM   #84 
        - It Was Three Years Ago  On the Road   Feb-17-10 10:07 PM   #114 
           - I got the same thing out of it that you did.  CTyankee   Feb-18-10 08:18 AM   #139 
              - Didn't Think of Monopsony in Those Terms  On the Road   Feb-18-10 09:24 PM   #178 
     - Ooooh...that sounds interesting..I'll have to add it to my wish list..  truebrit71   Feb-18-10 04:35 PM   #175 
  - I read for at least a couple of hours every day. n/t  ohheckyeah   Feb-17-10 03:42 PM   #13 
  - Been working over short stories by Hemingway  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-17-10 03:43 PM   #14 
  - I re-read "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" last summer and was SO impressed!  CTyankee   Feb-17-10 07:11 PM   #86 
  - Am reading One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich  sad sally   Feb-17-10 10:20 PM   #116 
  - I'm constantly reading something.  closeupready   Feb-17-10 03:43 PM   #15 
  - Being a slow reader is a sign of stupidity???  Cyrano   Feb-17-10 04:11 PM   #41 
  - I get distracted easily, most times.  closeupready   Feb-17-10 04:24 PM   #48 
  - Reading slow is not the worst thing - or a sign of stupidity  csziggy   Feb-17-10 04:59 PM   #64 
  - you're not slow -- you savor reading  Donnachaidh   Feb-17-10 05:53 PM   #71 
  - "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a book I really took my time reading  Cyrano   Feb-18-10 06:35 AM   #130 
  - I totally agree with you -- that book is wondrous!  Donnachaidh   Feb-18-10 07:42 AM   #136 
  - True - like you and Cyrano, when I find something good,  closeupready   Feb-18-10 08:46 AM   #142 
  - I'm a slow reader too.  The Gunslinger   Feb-17-10 09:14 PM   #106 
     - Yes - I guess the only time I rush through is  closeupready   Feb-18-10 08:49 AM   #143 
  - I'm reading a Cussler novel right now. I took a break from a book  Subdivisions   Feb-17-10 03:43 PM   #16 
  - I read books every day. I usually have four or five going at once.  Brickbat   Feb-17-10 03:47 PM   #17 
  - I have a Kindle and I take it everywhere and I read at every possible  Solomon   Feb-17-10 03:48 PM   #18 
  - Hmmm  TuxedoKat   Feb-17-10 03:56 PM   #25 
  - Have You Tried...  Biker13   Feb-17-10 06:12 PM   #79 
     - Thanks!  TuxedoKat   Feb-17-10 07:08 PM   #85 
        - She might like the Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith.  lovelyrita   Feb-18-10 05:30 AM   #129 
        - I did buy a book  TuxedoKat   Feb-18-10 10:51 AM   #155 
        - FYI  TuxedoKat   Feb-18-10 09:24 PM   #179 
           - You're welcome!  lovelyrita   Feb-19-10 11:08 AM   #187 
        - Try Scott Westerfield, his series starting w/ Uglies  alittlelark   Feb-18-10 10:32 AM   #150 
           - Thanks!  TuxedoKat   Feb-18-10 10:48 AM   #153 
              - You'll love it! Good luck scavenging it back from her!  alittlelark   Feb-18-10 10:53 AM   #156 
  - I also love my Kindle ....  oldhippie   Feb-17-10 05:01 PM   #65 
  - I hear it is good for airplane travel. Do you have experience with that?  CTyankee   Feb-17-10 07:21 PM   #91 
  - Stop waiting. Get one.  Solomon   Feb-18-10 07:50 AM   #138 
  - Another Kindle fan.  Pithlet   Feb-17-10 07:28 PM   #94 
  - I read every day  TorchTheWitch   Feb-17-10 03:50 PM   #19 
  - Finished one yesterday.  ceile   Feb-17-10 03:53 PM   #20 
  - finished a book last night and began another  dana_b   Feb-17-10 03:54 PM   #21 
  - Reading one now. What was the book you read? n/t  ChicagoSuz219   Feb-17-10 03:54 PM   #22 
  - I reread Carl Sagan's "Cosmos." It has been years since I first  Cyrano   Feb-18-10 06:42 AM   #131 
  - A couple times this week!  Captain Hilts   Feb-17-10 03:55 PM   #23 
  - I've always had a book going.  bikebloke   Feb-17-10 03:56 PM   #24 
  - I'm always reading at least 1 book.  trackfan   Feb-17-10 03:59 PM   #26 
  - Always have a book or two that I'm reading.  dmr   Feb-17-10 03:59 PM   #27 
  - on the flight here  melm00se   Feb-17-10 04:00 PM   #28 
  - I'm reading  TuxedoKat   Feb-17-10 04:03 PM   #29 
  - Book recommendation... Survival of the Sickest  bik0   Feb-17-10 04:04 PM   #30 
  - Read them both! I second your recommendations!  Lifelong Protester   Feb-18-10 03:43 PM   #172 
  - About 2 minutes ago. I read around 3 to 5 a week for the last  old mark   Feb-17-10 04:04 PM   #31 
  - I read some every day  tammywammy   Feb-17-10 04:05 PM   #32 
  - Every day. n/t  Bonhomme Richard   Feb-17-10 04:06 PM   #33 
  - 5 min ago. Had a rule as a child, no books @ dinner table. Brkfst, lunch, ok.  uppityperson   Feb-17-10 04:07 PM   #34 
  - Ha! Same here  JerseygirlCT   Feb-17-10 04:08 PM   #38 
  - In the middle of one now, having just ripped through two others  JerseygirlCT   Feb-17-10 04:07 PM   #35 
  - Today! My job has a lot of downtime, so I read when not futzing around online  Echo In Light   Feb-17-10 04:07 PM   #36 
  - I'm reading one right now...  proudohioan   Feb-17-10 04:09 PM   #39 
  - I'm into audio books right now...  SidDithers   Feb-17-10 04:16 PM   #42 
  - Always, it's my job (lucky me)  Spike89   Feb-17-10 04:16 PM   #43 
  - Oh that has to be a great job - even the bad books!  csziggy   Feb-17-10 04:40 PM   #54 
     - Yup, I've been lucky enough to do what I love for a while now  Spike89   Feb-17-10 05:53 PM   #72 
  - reading right now one of the best books ever...  mikita   Feb-17-10 04:16 PM   #44 
  - I'm reading two right now.  Ikonoklast   Feb-17-10 04:17 PM   #46 
  - I have been reading children's books lately, but could use a good book  midnight   Feb-17-10 04:17 PM   #47 
  - I enjoy children's books  spinbaby   Feb-17-10 07:28 PM   #93 
  - While sitting on the toilet this morning  ThomWV   Feb-17-10 04:27 PM   #50 
  - I always have a book around - carry one with me, have it on the table, etc.  csziggy   Feb-17-10 04:29 PM   #51 
  - csziggy  Biker13   Feb-17-10 06:17 PM   #80 
     - I'm not really interested in the Civil War - just the history of this area  csziggy   Feb-17-10 07:34 PM   #96 
     - I'm reading "The Union Cavalry Comes of Age" by Eric J. Wittenberg.  neverforget   Feb-17-10 10:33 PM   #120 
  - I just finished reading two books this week.  emsimon33   Feb-17-10 04:40 PM   #55 
  - I read every day  NEOhiodemocrat   Feb-17-10 04:43 PM   #56 
  - i read as much as possible as someone can with 3 small kids.  Soylent Brice   Feb-17-10 04:48 PM   #58 
  - I've read books almost every day for well over 40 years.  Iggo   Feb-17-10 04:51 PM   #59 
  - I'm always reading a book. Just finished "Game Change."  Vinca   Feb-17-10 04:52 PM   #60 
  - I read every day. The house looks like a library.  Liberal In Texas   Feb-17-10 04:53 PM   #61 
  - Have you tried www.librarything.com?  Sisaruus   Feb-17-10 06:44 PM   #82 
  - Wow, that's an interesting website  TuxedoKat   Feb-18-10 11:00 AM   #157 
  - my husband mom told him he had to clean out a bookshelf for me last visit  seabeyond   Feb-17-10 07:15 PM   #89 
  - I can't remember the last time I *wasn't* reading a book  jgraz   Feb-17-10 04:55 PM   #62 
  - I am working on 3 books right now. My daughter always had a book in her hand, we always joked (when  madmom   Feb-17-10 05:11 PM   #66 
  - Since I no longer watch TV and evenings get long, I read  Paper Roses   Feb-17-10 05:18 PM   #67 
  - The last time I flew, I guess.  Blue_In_AK   Feb-17-10 05:19 PM   #68 
  - Does a Book on CD count?  ThatsMyBarack   Feb-17-10 05:37 PM   #69 
  - I read every day -- books, that is  Donnachaidh   Feb-17-10 05:49 PM   #70 
  - I read as often as I can.  Dulcinea   Feb-17-10 05:59 PM   #73 
  - Today and last night.  knitter4democracy   Feb-17-10 06:00 PM   #74 
  - I can't put "My Pet Goat" down....nt  LeftHander   Feb-17-10 06:02 PM   #75 
  - Pet Goat  junkyardbob   Feb-17-10 07:11 PM   #87 
  - Every day, and to excess. My problem is not "not reading" but juggling  Mike 03   Feb-17-10 06:04 PM   #76 
  - I read books every day.  Luminous Animal   Feb-17-10 06:07 PM   #77 
  - Every day for the past 50+ years...ever since I first learned to read  pipi_k   Feb-17-10 06:11 PM   #78 
  - Last week  Bluzmann57   Feb-17-10 06:19 PM   #81 
  - I try to read at least one book a week.  Sisaruus   Feb-17-10 06:52 PM   #83 
  - reading now. read this morning, yesterday, day before that. i read... a lot. nt  seabeyond   Feb-17-10 07:13 PM   #88 
  - I am reading several right now.  tonysam   Feb-17-10 07:20 PM   #90 
  - I read every night. It's my bedtime ritual.  Pithlet   Feb-17-10 07:24 PM   #92 
  - I've committed to reading a new book as soon as I finish one....  marmar   Feb-17-10 07:35 PM   #97 
  - Every night - around 20-30 per year  benld74   Feb-17-10 07:39 PM   #98 
  - I made a point of making reading a priority again last year.  BlueIris   Feb-17-10 08:02 PM   #99 
  - I'm reading six books now.  H2O Man   Feb-17-10 08:08 PM   #100 
  - I read every day.  Codeine   Feb-17-10 08:15 PM   #101 
  - high school, junior year, 57 years ago....I can still remember it well....n/t  unkachuck   Feb-17-10 08:21 PM   #102 
  - I read books all the time. nt  WeekendWarrior   Feb-17-10 08:23 PM   #103 
  - I have one going everyday...  tallahasseedem   Feb-17-10 08:25 PM   #104 
  - I'm reading three right now, but the last one I finished was Dan Brown's - The Lost Symbol  bridgit   Feb-17-10 08:30 PM   #105 
  - I keep mine by the crapper.  rucky   Feb-17-10 09:16 PM   #107 
  - hahaha: ding! I still have Hodgman's - The Areas of My Expertise, in my crapper  bridgit   Feb-17-10 09:36 PM   #109 
  - Just finished one about two hours ago.  salguine   Feb-17-10 09:22 PM   #108 
  - I read every night. It's my "treat" to actually entice me into bed.  johnaries   Feb-17-10 09:56 PM   #110 
  - Isaac Asimov changed my life too.  Cyrano   Feb-18-10 07:01 AM   #133 
  - earler this week actually,  petersond   Feb-17-10 09:58 PM   #111 
  - Couple weeks ago. Several chapters into Crime and Punishment.  Roland99   Feb-17-10 10:00 PM   #112 
  - I often read favorite books.again and again.  redwitch   Feb-17-10 10:04 PM   #113 
  - I've seen the movie but  TuxedoKat   Feb-18-10 11:13 AM   #159 
     - The movie is lovely too.  redwitch   Feb-18-10 07:56 PM   #176 
  - The last time I read a book was a few hours ago...  Luciferous   Feb-17-10 10:08 PM   #115 
  - Waiting for friends for dinner n/t  MountainLaurel   Feb-17-10 10:28 PM   #117 
  - I am always reading.  mix   Feb-17-10 10:30 PM   #118 
  - I'm re-reading the Harry Potter series  donheld   Feb-17-10 10:32 PM   #119 
  - I read all the time.  Gemini Cat   Feb-17-10 10:40 PM   #121 
  - I remember a great story told about Satchel Paige. If his team was  Cyrano   Feb-18-10 09:35 PM   #184 
  - Always reading at least one book. I usually have a couple that I jump through  Arctic Dave   Feb-17-10 11:15 PM   #122 
  - Today - "The Idea of Pakistan"  autorank   Feb-18-10 12:42 AM   #123 
  - Two days ago. I just finished "Alive" by Piers Paul Read  Suji to Seoul   Feb-18-10 12:44 AM   #124 
  - It's so hard to respond because it's impossible to know  Cyrano   Feb-18-10 09:55 PM   #186 
  - Reading "Eifelheim" and "Gamma", just finished "The Anatomist"  eppur_se_muova   Feb-18-10 02:03 AM   #125 
  - Around Christmas, I just don't have the time  Raine   Feb-18-10 02:24 AM   #126 
  - At least a couple of months now.  Forkboy   Feb-18-10 02:34 AM   #127 
  - all day today  lazarus   Feb-18-10 03:03 AM   #128 
  - Tonight and most every night.  Kablooie   Feb-18-10 06:54 AM   #132 
  - Every night. n/t  JTFrog   Feb-18-10 07:02 AM   #134 
  - I read every day.  JNelson6563   Feb-18-10 07:02 AM   #135 
  - Yesterday. Me not reading would be like me not breathing.  raccoon   Feb-18-10 07:45 AM   #137 
  - I've started reading novels again.  Tailormyst   Feb-18-10 08:24 AM   #140 
  - Cyrano  Diclotican   Feb-18-10 08:26 AM   #141 
  - I'm reading much more now than I did a few years ago,  PRETZEL   Feb-18-10 08:55 AM   #144 
  - Reading one right now and trying to spend less time on the intertubes.  NoSheep   Feb-18-10 08:57 AM   #145 
  - I'm almost always reading at least one book.  Jim__   Feb-18-10 09:50 AM   #147 
  - I read myself to sleep every night  niceypoo   Feb-18-10 09:51 AM   #148 
  - Always have one at my bedside. My kids, however, never read unless  TwilightGardener   Feb-18-10 09:52 AM   #149 
  - I read constantly, though I am now addicted to my Kindle  Bettie   Feb-18-10 10:34 AM   #151 
  - Started on my 4th Book  igfoth   Feb-18-10 10:51 AM   #154 
  - True.  panzerfaust   Feb-18-10 11:00 AM   #158 
  - Like three minutes ago.  asdjrocky   Feb-18-10 11:18 AM   #160 
  - I read a book every day. Sometimes finish one in a day.  Zoeisright   Feb-18-10 11:20 AM   #161 
  - Yes! Read!  Wheezy   Feb-18-10 11:31 AM   #162 
  - Last Night.  TheMightyFavog   Feb-18-10 11:38 AM   #163 
  - Reading Moby Dick right now  anonymous171   Feb-18-10 11:39 AM   #164 
  - read every night  mimitabby   Feb-18-10 01:06 PM   #166 
  - It's an addiction for me. Although I'm trying to write them more than  ScreamingMeemie   Feb-18-10 01:07 PM   #167 
  - Daily  WeDidIt   Feb-18-10 01:07 PM   #168 
  - Finishing a book on the Donner Party (The Indifferent Stars Above)  Lifelong Protester   Feb-18-10 03:42 PM   #171 
  - Just last night  robdogbucky   Feb-18-10 04:28 PM   #173 
  - Last night...  truebrit71   Feb-18-10 04:32 PM   #174 
  - Currently reading "The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England"  Odin2005   Feb-18-10 09:26 PM   #180 
  - Gotta Keep Reading - Ocoee Middle School  Contrary1   Feb-18-10 09:30 PM   #181 
  - I just finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time  EndersDame   Feb-18-10 09:31 PM   #182 
  - I'm in the middle of one now  XemaSab   Feb-18-10 09:32 PM   #183 
  - Started The Audacity to Win a few weeks ago  MadBadger   Feb-18-10 09:36 PM   #185 
  - Last night... Just started the new Nevada Barr got it from the library  ThomThom   Feb-19-10 01:31 PM   #188 
 

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