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lbeery

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« on: January 02, 2013, 05:21:30 am »
I was just wondering how many of you folks read. And read westerns or horse books.

My husband just published his book of rodeo stories called The Rodeo Road.  I was so excited to see his great stories down in primt.  They read like he is telling us the stories over a couple of beers.  He put it on amazon for sale. He put up the kindle version too.

So, I was wondering. How many of you still read books and how many have switched to e readers? or kindle books for your reading

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 12:46:33 am »
i read religouse books

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 01:53:29 am »
I enjoy biographies and sports books and especially love when they are on audio. I have kindle for pc, but don't have a regular ereader. I used to read more when I was younger, but since I had less time for it I read less. However since I got some audiobooks they tend to take more of my time when it comes to books.

I also enjoy biblically related materials and Archie comics. I have over 100 Archie comics.

Good for your husband. I hope he does well. I have never read westerns though in my reading fiction.

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 02:34:07 am »
I read and I love to read western books.

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 03:24:45 am »
I still prefer a good old fashioned real book over a digital one anyday.

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 04:43:34 am »
i love to read.and not just certain books.i have a tablet but my granddaughters use it for games.i love having the book in front of personally and reading it.

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 07:55:01 am »
I like to read, mostly sci-fi / fantasy however. I read both physical books as well as e-books. Before I'd use the e-book app on my smart phone to read some books, but for Xmas, my parents bought me a Nook tablet, so I may start getting a few books on that too. The one thing that I liked about reading on my phone was that I always had it with me and wasn't too bulky to carry around (unlike a regular book). So if I had to wait in line at the store etc. I could just take out my phone and read a little while waiting. I'm not sure about the new tablet, however... That is also bulky (prob'ly worse than a paperback, since those I can usually fit in some jacket pocket), so I wouldn't always be carrying it around with me. Also it needs to connect via WiFi (unlike my phone which uses a cellular connection), so it may also not work well on long road trips or out someplace that doesn't have a WiFi hotspot nearby. That's prob'ly the best thing about real books; you don't have to worry about loss of signal!  :D

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 08:06:06 am »
I love to read and always have. I mostly read mysteries. They are my favorite. I also like reading books by Karen Kingsbury who is a Christian author. Her books are amazing. I like the actual book and not ebooks.  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 08:13:47 am »
I like autobiographies or suspenseful books.

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 08:20:49 am »
I think my hubby would like your hubby's book, BUT I read romances, usually contemporary, but occasionally historic!

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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2013, 08:29:41 am »
My husband loves his Kindle and reads mostly westerns.  At the moment, he's leaning toward books about Native Americans but your husband's book sounds like something he would enjoy.  I hope he has a  lot of success with it and I'll try to find it.


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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2013, 04:23:29 pm »
I still like the good old books. I like the feel of the pages and the smell of a new book. My husband (like me) is a book collector and our house is groaning under the weight of the books. I read anything....from Egyptian pyramids to South American Folklore to romance and biographies, history, art books....you name it!

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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2013, 04:40:04 pm »
I'm not really on any special kick of online or the actual book. I love a great story and it can vary from the most happening thing at the time to just something the peaked my interest as I was going over the back of the book. I have found though (just an FYI) if the book has a series get the whole thing because there is nothing like ending a book right in the middle of something and having to wait til you get the next book in the series. I can't believe the writer would do this but yes it does happen.
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2013, 04:59:55 pm »
I still like the good old books. I like the feel of the pages and the smell of a new book. My husband (like me) is a book collector and our house is groaning under the weight of the books. I read anything....from Egyptian pyramids to South American Folklore to romance and biographies, history, art books....you name it!

I completely agree, there's nothing like the smell and feel of a new book. I love turning the pages. I read mostly mysteries and detective novels, and I really miss my two favorites, *bleep* Francis and Robert B. Parker, both gone now. I've never used a kindle or ebook and I don't think I will unless they stop making regular ones. I've heard that some newspapers are changing to a strictly online presence now so the days of traditional page turning may be limited! :wave:

They bleeped his first name, but any mystery lover will know who I mean.
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2013, 05:28:22 pm »
I have read physical books since I was very young and I still do.  I like the feel of the book in my hands.  My preferences of types of books span a wide range.  I read cowboy books when I was young, and I wanted to be a cowboy (or cowgirl) when I grew up.  However, I don't read them much anymore.  Good luck to your husband.

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