The community has a new look. I am still working on the profile so give me some time there. Hope everyone likes it.How is the book reading coming?
How did you find our community?I saw a link to it in <lj user=xclara_bowx> journal.What is your favorite/'s genre of books?Mostly I read thriller and horror books. Though lately I've been trying my best to broaden my horizons.How many books to you read on average a month?Before I got pregnant I would read up to 10 books a month. So far I've picked up a total of two books in the past fourteen weeks.What kind of things would you like to see added to this community?More book of the month suggestions. (I'll agree with the person who posted before me.)What is your favorite book? Or top five if you prefer?I really enjoy Dan Brown's Angels & Demons, and The DaVinci Code. Other than that, I enjoy Dean Koontz' Winter Moon, and The Taking.When did you begin your love of reading?When I was younger I hated to read. I won't go into the long story, but my grandmother was the main source of this hatred. I don't think I actually started to enjoy reading until I was in the fourth grade. I forget what book it was I had read, but I enjoyed it so much, I was able to go read it to the first grade class room.Do you also like to write?I love to write. I've been working on and off on my novel for six years. A long time for a novel I know, but there's times the drive just isn't there.Where is your favorite place to read?Everywhere. As long as I am able to stay focused on the book and nothing else.Was there one book that began your love of reading?Yes there was. It was something about fourth grade being a horrible year for this girl, because her mother became her permanent substitute teacher.Are there any book genres' that you personally dislike?Not really. Though there have been certain books, I would try to read and just couldn't get into.How would you feel about choosing a book for the month by poll to discuss?I think it's a good idea.Anything else you would like to add about yourself personally?Not right now. I'm sorry. I'm not that interesting.
Ok, I am sorry I know awhile back in Feb. I meantioned making a list of our books, to see if we had any that were the same book. So that in June we could all read one book and then talk about it. This could be rare and none of us having the same book, but it doesn't hurt to look. So today I complied my list (I do have more, but thought I would start with these.) and now I will post it to see what everyone has.My books as follows:Night Prayers By PD CackLovers & Players By Jackie CollinsWitchling By Yasmine GalenornSam's Letters to Jennifer By James PattersonA Walk to Remember By Nicholas SparksCSI: Snake Eyes By Max Allan CollinsKey of Light By Nora RobertsKey of Knowledge By Nora RobertsKey of Valor By Nora RobertsAll 6 Harry Potter Books By JK Rowling (Will Have 7 Soon)Queen of the Damned By Anne RiceInterview With the Vampire By Anne RiceIn the Name of the Vampire By Mary Ann MitchellThe Demonologist By Michael LaimoThe Relic By Douglas Preston & Lincoln ChildTyrannosaur Canyon By Douglas PrestonJurassic Park By Michael CrichtonSate of Fear By Michael CrichtonPrey By Michael CrichtonChronicales of Narnia By CS Lewis (All 7)Lord of the Rings By Tolkien (All 3)The Hobbit By TolkienUnfinished Tales By TolkienThe Silmarillion By TolkienDifferent Seasons By Stephen KingThe Davinci Code By Dan BrownWhat do you have?
I have changed my user name from alexia_nvermnd to xclara_bow. Just wanted to let everyone know.
How did you find our community?I'm a friend of
I have an idea for us members. This coming month everyone should make a list of books they have at home (don't over do it if you have a LOT) and then we'll compare them. See if we have any of the same books. If we do we pick one and for the month of June read it as a group, at the end of June we can talk about it. What does everyone thing?
Why or how did you select this book? I saw it on the shelf at the library. I've read other Bill Bryson books and really enjoyed them so I gave it a shot.
What is the time frame (setting) of the book? It is set in the 1950s.
How much time elapses (passes) from the beginning to the end? He talks mostly about the time from his birth to the beginning of the 1960s, but he doesn't tell the story in a linear fashion.Where does the story take place? Des Moines, IowaWho are the three main characters? Bill himself and his parentsWhat are your favorite new words from the piece? MimeographDo you have any quotations you saved? Yes, three:
"He was the nicest human being I have ever met. It was like being friends with God."
What new facts did you learn that you hadn't known before? I just learned a little more about how life was in the 1950s.What was the main idea of the book? It was just the authors memoirs of his life in the 1950s.Would you like to read other books by the same author? Why? Yes. I have read other of his books. He's a very witty writer.