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As I have been a bad friend here, due to me being sick most of April, I will do this as a way for me to be with you guys “KIND OF A MEME FOR MAY…”

Today the subject is books…How do you read them?

I for one, as a long life lover of books, and later being a book seller, I´ve always loved my books...
Big, heavy and with a lot of pages to turn…HEAVEN!
I have shelf upon shelf in my apartment filled with books, a lot of them standing in two rows…

But after I god breast cancer in 2007, things changed….as you know, my fine motor skills gets worse and worse, so in the end I had problems holding a real book, it would be to heavy to read in bed.
And spending a lot of time in bed due to pain and problems, means wanting to read ;)

But a lovely Lady called RJ Scott got me a Kindle!!
What a life saver!

It is easy to use; I can download books to it with one click, and then just read.
Doesn’t mean that I don´t buy hardback/paperback books, because I do…

If you take a look at my Kindle it is almost only M/M books….as my shelves are books collected over the past 36 years ;)

But now….how do you like to read your books and what kind of books do you read?



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May. 7th, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
I LOVE books. It took me a while to get into reading as a kid (it was always my sister who read one book after the other), I only started to read a lot with around 10, but ever since, it´s one of my favorite pastimes. I sometimes have periodes when I don´t read as much (like when I started writing and reading fanfics 3 years ago, I stopped reading "real" stories and only read like 5 books a year or so) but recently I started reading a lot again. Atm I enjoy going to the library once a month, taking 5 books and reading them. I always take the same genres though; historical novels or fantasy (my favorite), thriller or crimes and once in a while a romantic novel.
May. 9th, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
"I sometimes have periodes when I don´t read as much"
I understand..when I was working as a bookseller, around the times when we had sales lasting a month, I could not look at a book when I came home;) Only read bad magazines;)
I had a time too when I almost only read fanfic...
May. 7th, 2013 05:52 pm (UTC)
I love books, always have. I remember going to the library as a kid, like twice a week, borrowing around ten books each time. Of course, I didn't really read them all in the end, and I usually returned them with a great delay, but I loved it. All the stories, the smell of old books, the place itself. I haven't been in a library in years, and I don't really know why. Maybe because there are different people than I used to know and most of the books are old? I buy books now.

These days I mostly read in the bathtub. Or in bed when I can't sleep.

I'm jealous of your Kindle. I'd love to have one, too, but I can't afford it right now or any time soon, and as a gift, it's just too expensive. I'd use it probably for fics only anyway. ;)
May. 14th, 2013 01:12 pm (UTC)
I love reading real books, but with my hands getting worse all the time I love the Kindle to read from. I was so lucky, that Diane had a friend in USA that had a spare one she just send to me for free...people can be amazing sometimes.

I have a lot of pdf books I´d bought online, I can send you some on mail if you´d like...

May. 17th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
I just remembered that I have a .pdf of the fic I'd 'written' for you and I don't know if you've read it already, but if not, I can send it to you so you can read it on the Kindle.

I can send you some on mail if you´d like...
Thank you. I'll let you know when I run out of classic books to read (which will be quite soon, I think). ;)
May. 18th, 2013 09:26 am (UTC)
Ohhh I´d like that thank you.
I´ll be happy to send you books...They are M/M, really lovely and with a real story behind it, not just sex;)
May. 7th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
Your love for books us touching. I have too many myself but I just can t give them away. One of the last one I got? The story of a very famous Danish Piggy girl ;)
May. 9th, 2013 03:42 pm (UTC)
Awww you are so sweet Sweetie...
I have soooooooooo many book all over my place;)
SQUEEEEEEEEEE thank you from me and Sarah...for you, we will write the next book!! PROMISE♥
May. 11th, 2013 01:09 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to get that one!;)
May. 14th, 2013 01:13 pm (UTC)
I´ve told Sarah, and we have started brainstorming on the next book;)
♥Love you♥
May. 14th, 2013 05:00 pm (UTC)
I can t wait!
May I talk about my favourite book on Facebook? :)
May. 15th, 2013 08:09 am (UTC)
Awwwww sure you can♥
May. 17th, 2013 09:18 am (UTC)
So I'll^^
May. 8th, 2013 11:42 am (UTC)
I love a real book nothing replaces the feel of the paper, the smell of it and the sound of it but they are hard to hold, heavy and take up a lot of room. My friend got me a kindle I love it but I do miss books. I just don't know where to go to get stories for my kindle. Anyone have any links? I love to read M/M books too but don't know where to get them. Also going to the bookstore is fun you get to visually see what has been published.
May. 14th, 2013 01:06 pm (UTC)
Just send you some books, hope it works♥
May. 15th, 2013 01:13 am (UTC)
You'll have to resend them because I didn't have your email address as approved on my kindle. Didn't know I had to do that. Will you resend them? Thanks.
May. 15th, 2013 08:27 am (UTC)
Resend the books, hope it works;)
May. 15th, 2013 11:25 am (UTC)
Got them, can't wait to read them. Thank you!!
May. 15th, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
Let me know and I´ll send you some more♥
May. 8th, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC)
I love books too. I read regular books that I check out from the library. I haven't actually been reading as much now. My favorite types are general YA books about relationships or psychological issues and M/M romances. Unfortunately, the library doesn't seem to carry many M/M romances at all so I have to get my fix through J2 fanfiction online or writing my own. Oh and sometimes I crave for hurt/comfort that regular books just don't have much of.
May. 14th, 2013 01:07 pm (UTC)
I have a lot of pdf M/M books that I´ve bought online.
If you send me your email I will be happy to send you some of my favorite books...
May. 14th, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC)
That would be soooo awesome, I would love that, thank you!! :D My email is margana7692@yahoo.com
May. 15th, 2013 08:09 am (UTC)
Thanks I´ll send them soon;)
May. 10th, 2013 05:02 am (UTC)
I'm a fan of real books - I love bookstores (never let me loose in one!) and the smell of new books but by now I'm running out of space to store new books so I'm thinking about getting a Kindle as well... It would be easier for travelling as well because my books always take up half the suitcase when I'm going on holiday :P
May. 14th, 2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
I love bookstores too, got an education as a bookseller;)
I love reading a "real" book, but as my hands get worse, reading in bed is easier on a Kindle..
It is a real help.
When I was on holiday in England and Scotland, I had an extra big fold-out canvas bag to all the books I bought. They are so much cheeper than here in Denmark.
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