Friday, 19 August 2016

I'm a bookaholic



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  1. "Sailing Alone Around The World", if I ever see anyone reading that book, it will make me a very happy woman!

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    1. If I saw someone with 'The Time Traveller's Wife' by Audrey Niffenegger or a child with 'Wind in the Willows', I would have to speak to them. If I saw someone voluntarily reading and apparently enjoying 'Lord of the Flies' I would run a mile!

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    2. 'Wind in the Willows' rests on the bedside table of my guest room and I frequently pick it up and go inside for a visit when I'm cleaning in that room. Can't imagine anyone not loving it!

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    3. We don't have a guest bedroom (my son gives up his) but you have made me wonder what little library of books I would put in there if we did. i think that is going to be a future blog posting!

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  2. I agree with you! I'm also a bookaholic but I'm not ever going to any 12 step program because of it! Have a wonderful, book reading weekend and I love that picture of the girl with the books...

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    1. I suspect you would love the blog Reading and Art, Yaya.
      http://readingandart.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. It's the one addiction no one needs to be ashamed to admit!

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  4. Me too and no plans to change. When my TBR pile gets too low I have to restock it. I always have books from the library and 5 more on hold.

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  5. 'Lord of the flies' was the very first book I read in English! (after having read many books in Dutch - my favourite is 'A letter to the king' which has been translated into English last year).
    I was in 2nd class secondary school and we read Lord of the flies not that voluntary: our English teacher had us al read it and we all then talked about it in class. I thought it interesting but rather scary, too.. Should re-read 'Lord of the flies'; 37 years later I might think about the book differently ('A letter to the king' I re-read a few years ago and still love it as much as I did in those days)!

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  6. I'm a bookaholic who has read so few books in the last couple of years (but not stopped adding to the pile to be read) that I'm wondering if I'm in recovery or just losing the plot (so to speak). PS I still haven't recovered from two books: Lord of the Flies and Watership Down. The latter gave me nightmares.

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  7. Jill's comment and your reply remind me that when staying at my grandpa's house in my childhood, in the little attic room where I used to sleep, there was a collection of books that had belonged to my mum and my aunt - all of which I got to know quite well :) Many of them were typical war-time books for young girls. (For example, about young girls sent to work in a farm during those years when all the men were off to war. Or otherwise about poor hard-working orphan girls who in the end turned out to be the long-lost grand-daughter of some very wealthy rich lord.)

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