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My name is...

Postby Ed Sysop » Sat Oct 14, 2000 9:51 pm

Kikstad
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"Hello, my name is Nick, and i'm a bookaholic..."

I buy more books than I can possibly read.
I've run out of shelf space, so now my floor is stacked with books.
And yet, when I'm not working or writing, I'm reading, so I can't stop myself
from buying books! (Books and DVDs -- I'm a dual-addict.)

HELP.

-- The Wit and Wisdom of the Great and Powerful Kik. Pay no attention to that man
behind the curtain!
Crimson Rose
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What sorta books do you go for?

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Kikstad
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A lot of speculative fiction (fantasy and science fiction), but also non-fiction
books on mythology, religion, media studies, film, communications, etc. And
popular fiction as well -- Stephen King, John Grisham...anything that catches
my eye on Amazon.com or my local bookstores.

-- The Wit and Wisdom of the Great and Powerful Kik. Pay no attention to that man
behind the curtain!
Lythande
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ROFL! Hi, Nick! My name is Debbie and I'm a bookaholic. (Just ask my poor
long-suffering husband!

I have a wall of bookshelves right next to me 8' high and 8' wide - triple
stacked and double rowed with books. Of course, that doesn't count the books
piled all over the computer desk, next to it, under the bed, on the dressers
and (my husband's favorite place) on top of our headboard where they fall and
bonk him on the head!

What do you read - what genres??? I read everything, but mostly mystery and
sf.

Just found half.com - do NOT (I repeat) NOT go there if you have no self
control. I've already bought more books there then I'm going to admit in this
forum since my husband runs this board and he'd murderize me if he saw the #
[hi, sweetheart - you love me, remember?? (ducking REAL fast)]

Deb

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Hello, my name is Nick, and i'm a bookaholic..."


Kikstad
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Well, now that you told me about half.com, you know I can't resist -- I'll have
to go check it out! Don't blame yourself. It's like leaving a gin and tonic in
front of an alcoholic. Even though you meant well, the poor guy can't help
himslf when the thirst calls.

So it looks like I'll be spending some more money soon.

It could be worse though -- I could be addicted to collecting something totally
useless, I suppose.

-- The Wit and Wisdom of the Great and Powerful Kik. Pay no attention to that man
behind the curtain!
Lythande
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half.com - online used bookstore. Ack!

Kik,

Oh, boy - now I"m in trouble! Actually, you're in trouble, but you're gonna
blame me.

So far, I've replaced some read to shreds books on half.com, filled in books I
was missing from favorite authors and bought a bunch by a new author I just
found.

I've never been able to resist that sort of bookstore - the kind that's
disappearing in real life. The ones that are jammed full of OLD books. New
stores just don't do that to me - they're too predictable and I know what I'll
find there - used bookstores are fun for treasure hunting!

Deb

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Well, now that you told me about half.com, you know I can't resist
-- I'll have to go check it out! Don't blame yourself. It's like leaving
a gin and tonic in front of an alcoholic. Even though you meant
well, the poor guy can't help himslf when the thirstcalls.


Lythande
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John Grisham

Kik,

I love John Grisham - he's one of the only authors I buy in hardcover. I don't
have the $ or room to buy all books in hardcover! Most of his books are great,
but I've been disappointed in at least one - The Street Lawyer. Didn't like Time
to Kill first time I read it, but on re-reading decided it's one of his best.

Deb
Lythande
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Kik,

Just wrote you a message in SF forum. hehehe

Deb
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I checked out half.com. Pretty cool but they don't have a horror section for
books! Argh.
Lythande
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Starfish,

I haven't looked by section there - I did searches for particular books and/or
authors...

Which Horror authors do you like??

I sort of go back and forth between Amazon and Half.com - find a book and/or
author on Amazon, read the review and go back to half.com and buy it. Heh

Deb
Crimson Rose
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Murderize?

Hmmm... it's got a z in it. is this an American word? Because I have never see
that in any dictionary I've ever owned...

And thanks for reminding me. I need a new book box. Actually, I suspect two.

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Crimson Rose
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Well, I have hundreds of books in my personal library, and I have access to 11
librarys as well...

What was your opinion of Pelican Brief?

If you want to read decent Science Fiction, Read New Frontier. It's currently
eight books, including one from the Double Heilix saga, and the Captains Table
story, explaining the whole Grissom Disaster.

I swear the Excaliber is crewed by a bunch of mad bastards rivalling Wraith
Squadren for insanity...

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Kikstad
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I thought Pelican Brief was one of Grisham's best. (I never saw the movie
version though).

And I've heard that John Grisham is a big baseball fan, so I'd love for him to
write a thriller set in the sports world. (Heck, with all the lawyers and agents
controlling athletes lives nowadays, it won't be that much of a stretch from
what he's done so far!)

-- The Wit and Wisdom of the Great and Powerful Kik. Pay no attention to that man
behind the curtain!
Crimson Rose
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It was infinately superiour to the film. In the book, she was cutting hair. Julia
Roberts never did. The book was more dramatic, and better paced.

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Lythande
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Pelican Brief?

Crimson,

I liked Pelican Brief. Not as powerful as The Chamber or Time to Kill, but good.

Hated Street Lawyer....

Only movie I've ever seen that I thought was as good as the book is Color
Purple. Usually, I hate the movies and never think they get the characters
right. I mean, really - have you ever seen the people they have as Hercule
Poirot?

Deb
Crimson Rose
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Well, I thought Peter Suchet was quite good...

And John Thaw IS Morse. No question on it. Only he could get the character
to life.

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Starfish
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Horror authors I like: Tanith Lee, Melanie Tem, Lucy Taylor, Elizabeth Massie,
Charles Grant, William Browning Spencer. I like some Nancy Collins. I like Clive
Barker's earlier work. I like most of the Stephen King I've read.

I'm always on the lookout for new stuff.
Kikstad
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I loved Tanith Lee's Tales From The Flat Earth series, but her other stuff
hasn't really done much for me. Some of her short stories are pretty cool
though.

-- The Wit and Wisdom of the Great and Powerful Kik. Pay no attention to that man
behind the curtain!
Crimson Rose
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I've not heard of any of them...

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I've read some of Tanith's Flat Earth series, but what really hooked me was
the Blood Opera. I also really enjoyed the Unicorn books. She's got a beautiful
writing style.
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