Is anyone else interested in discussing books?
I prefer HSN’s forums to QVC’s (especially since QVC changed theirs so dramatically), but I do wish HSN would open up a book forum.
On the QVC book forum, we have ongoing posts each month discussing what we are reading, offering many great suggestions. We also talk about books to avoid, or about authors who seem to have run out of steam. Onthe flip side, though, posters often mention of a gem of a book that’s been out of circulation for a while, but is well worth reading.
I realize that HSN doesn’t sell books, so perhaps they don’t want to undertake this. But I, for one, would find it highly enjoyable!
Does anyone else love to read?
I don’t know if this has already been discussed, but do we put a new book title in this thread or start a new thread altogether, which would sure make it easier to discuss certain books and not get lost in a a bunch of replies.
I started reading a new author ( new to me, she has written many books) yesterday and I’m loving her. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty has a super fascinating premise — a woman hits her head and loses the previous 10 years of memories. I’m only about half way through the novel right now, and I’m really hoping this has a satisfying ending. But what I’m really enjoying is thinking what if I woke up tomorrow and I thought it was 2005. What would I think about my life today without knowing how I got here?
@snowcollector and Insomniac
I’m obsessed with Flannery O’Connor! I’ve tried to read as much information about her and her life that I could get my hands on. I think she was exceptionally intelligent. For someone who was mostly bedridden with that horrible disease and who didn’t have too many interactions with too many people, she had a brilliant insight into the psyche of human beings. Another of my favorite stories from her, Everything that Rises Must Converge.
Recently, I went on a Carver reading binge. I really like his writing; he used few words to create a powerful image. A few of his lesser known stories are some of my favorites: What We Talk About When We talk About Love, After the Denim, Sacks. I thought Sacks was a bit obscure; but for some reason, it stayed with me for a while and made me feel deeply sad.
What a great experience it must have been to listen to Carver’s wife talk about writing and Raymond Carver. I would have loved to have gone!
Oh, CrayCrayCatty, I also love to read short stories. I treasure Flannery O’Connor. I taught a class on some of her stories a couple years ago. I bought a stack of books about her and her writings at that time, and I am still working my way through them.
And Raymond Carver–another favorite! Quite a while back, his poet-wife Tess Gallagher spoke at an event celebrating Theodore Roethke–Gallagher had actually taken a poetry class from him, and she spoke of her late husband. What a wonderful evening!
I like your description of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"–that it’s a "brutal" story. Indeed it is, and yes, it’s GREAT.
I love to read short stories. One of my favorite writers is Flannery O’connor. I also like the writing of Raymond Carver.
A Good Man is Hard to Find, by O’Connor, is a brutal story, but it’s a great one.
i just finished all 3 of the wayward pines trilogy. hard to put down. i read each all the way through without stopping.
makes me think. if we could be suspended……what would we wake up to in 2500 years?
Hey Insomniac thanks for starting this forum. I use to read a lot and I have slacked off. I think I will read" Go Set A Watchman". If Atticus was a racist it will be interesting to see what changed him.
Insomiac, I have the same thought. I would borrow it from the library but not buy it. I’ve been suspicous since I heard about it.
I have zero interest in reading the "new" Harper Lee book. If she had wanted it to appear, she would have done it years ago. Someone is making making money off this, and it’s not the author.
Harper Lee’s "Go Set a Watchman" comes out on July 14th. I ordered it in large print from Abe Books and its coming from England. Not sure why Amazon didn’t offer it in large print. I find that I only have time to read after dinner and by that time the light isn’t as good, but a large print sounded like a good way to go. I can’t wait to get it.
I’ve always thought that people are destined to re-live the same circumstances over and over again. I don’t think people can escape their inherent and/or external effects.
I’ve never thought that love has anything to do with relationships. I think humans are just biologically hardwired to propagate.
And I’ve always thought people basically govern themselves, despite their religious beliefs. My greatest proof is witnessing people engage in the same bad behavior after having attended church.
I’ve had these thoughts and feelings since I was a kid. Then recently I happened to skim through a book and some essays written by Nietzsche, and discovered I’m a genius!
I’m an avid reader (well obsessive:smileyvery-happy:) & I would love it if we had a book forum.
I’ve gone through five of the seven books for The Game Of Thrones two times around. I’m waiting for book six to come out in 2016 to find out if What happens to the character John Snow and is he really dead. The books so far have a good story but are really out there and a lot of people might be offended but the story line is great and it really grabs you. None of the characters is safe and even some of the heroes die.
I"m finishing The Name of the Rose. This will be the third time in 30 years I’ve read the book. The movie stars Sean Connery and is equally good.
It doesn’t really make sense to start a thread like this unless the op contributes to it, or people dialogue back and forth with each other.
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07.24.15 6:12 PM