Thursday is for pdf posting!

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Good morning!

Just a note to let you know that we shipped the International packages on Friday and will be sending out the rest on Thursday.

We will also be posting the pdf's on Thursday morning.

While we are patiently waiting I thought maybe we could talk about the magic of stories. Who does not love a good story. So my question is what is your favorite kind of reading to do? Are you a science fiction fan, or prefer classic or modern literature, or romance novels or, biographies... ?

Is there an all time favorite book that touched you in some way or that you find yourself going back to?



Pick one??

Do I have to pick one kind of book? I prefer fiction to non-fiction but I love good biographies of people that I admire. Science fiction, well-written, is fantastic. I loved the Harry Potter series because the imagination that it took to create that entire other world was just astounding!

I hate finishing a book because then I can't live in that alternate reality anymore. Maybe that's why I get hooked on series (Harry Potter, Outlander, Inspector Banks, Earth's Children, Philippa Gregory's series). The bad part of that is that I get obsessed with the series until I'm finished. And then wonder how long I'll have to wait for the next book that the author hasn't even written yet.

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Since I was a child, I have read almost anything I could get my hands on. The books I keep going back to are 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn'


The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon!!! I have listened to this series (all 7, unabridged versions) at least 10 times on Audible. The unabridged versions have around 40 hours of listening pleasure:). The new season (based on Dragonfly in Amber, 2nd in the series) starts on April 9 on Starz!

Outlander series--books to knit by:)

The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon!!! I have listened to this series (all 7, unabridged versions) at least 10 times on Audible. The unabridged versions have around 40 hours of listening pleasure:). The new season (based on Dragonfly in Amber, 2nd in the series) starts on April 9 on Starz!

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I've always been a reader to which my B.A. and M.A. testify. For the longest time, I was in love with 19th century literature, but some of that was university course work. I also have had a long love affair with detective mysteries(all 80 Agatha Christies)though she's only one of the series that I read. I also have a list each year to read for my book club.I like some, dislike others. However, the series that grabbed me by the throat was J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit followed by The Lord of the Rings trilogy(40 years ago). I found myself going back and rereading it about every 3 years. I wore out the first paperback copies and bought myself a fantastic hard cover edition. I also bought a book showing all the maps and a compendium listing all the characters and place names.

The only thing as good that has come along since then is the Harry Potter series.My eldest son says there's a new book coming this summer. Hurrah!

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How can I?

I need to say right up front that when people do the "if you could only have one book on a desert island" prompt, I cheat and say, "My Kindle."

Rather than my Kindle becoming a replacement for actial books, it's become my backup traveling bookcase, and is over 95% stocked with books I already own.

Sci-fi/fantasy, literature, poetry, mystery horror, short story collections, nature writers, histories, scientific tomes for the layperson, and of course, an entire, very tall bookcase dedicated to knitting, spinning, dyeing, weaving, sheep, crochet and a bit of embroidery and quilting.

Some favorite authors include Shirley Jackson, Daphne DuMauier, Pablo Neruda, Joy Harjo, and Nils-Aslak Valkeapää.


That would be the one word I could use to describe what I like to read. From thrillers to fantasy, biography to romance, I love them all. However, I do have a soft spot for mysteries and fantasy novels like Harry Potter,JRR Tolkien and the Narnia Series.

There is also a pretty large bookshelf filled with cookbooks and knitting books too.

Voracious Reader

Life long reader... The book I have reread several times during my life is Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. I love 19th century 'door stop' novels, but this one I keep coming back to. I have a special love for mystery/crime novels by authors all over the world. I led a mystery book group for 16 years with a new author every month of that time. Recently 'found' hoopla through my library system and now have audiobooks instantly and for free to keep me entertained while I knit. The best of both worlds.....

Reading favorites

Currently I am in a Historical Fiction phase. I've read more books based around WW2 over the last couple years than anything else. I think my favorite of them was The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, followed closely by The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. I'm also a sucker for Romantic thrillers such as Sandra Brown and Nora Roberts books.

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All I can say my dearest depraved Dyer is that in the last month I have been re-loving both literary inspirations for this month enjoying them on audible as I travel around town.

It is uncanny really. They are among my favorites, read and re-read, much loved. I actually did a Rav search on related patterns this past week.

I am so happy to know they are part of your life too.

Books are magical

I read a great deal even if it is 10 minute increments when things are really hectic. I read both fiction and non-fiction. I read classics, historical, romance, mysteries, sci-fi. and Pulp. I am a huge fan of the Outlander books, the Martian, Simone St. James, Agatha Christy, Preston & Childs,Bill Bryson, Harry Potter...I read anything that can transport me to another place, time or point of view... Terry Prachett novels, George R.R. Martin, Tipping the Velvet, Slow River, this list could go on for a while. I am currently on a horror/ghost story kick. After watching the Midwinter of the Spirit, I am going to give Phil Rickman a try. I often like stories about dark forgotten mysterious places.