BOOKS (OR BOOKS ON TAPE) THAT YOU LIKE


Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Apr 08,2002,13:17   Archive
Hi Everybody - how you 'al doing (is that how you say it)?

I've read the post by Sally about Rosamund Pilcher's book "Winter Soltice" and I thought this might be one I could ask our CNIB/Toronto Library for - at least to see if they have it to listen to on tape. They are quite a bit behind with new books on tape - its a volunteer problem and financial I'm sure.

Anyway, perhaps you could list your favourites so I could add them to my try-to-get list. I really miss reading a good book - nothing quite like it, but I can at least listen to a book on tape, even if I can't curl up in an armchair with a good cup of something to do it like I did with a book! Thanks - looking forward to hearing about your favourites - also your relaxation ones as well please.

June in Toronto (beb/meige) where at least its a milder day today (+10degC) and the snow seems to have gone.




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Re : BOOKS (OR BOOKS ON TAPE) THAT YOU LIKE --- June in Toronto
Posted by debbie campbell , Apr 08,2002,19:06 Top of Thread Archive
Hi June,

I have not read any of Rosamund Pilter's book but will take a look for this one and give it a try. I am able to read in the evenings, even if it is by holding my one eye open to do so. I love a good book.

Have you read any of Maive Binchy's books? They are wonderful. The author is from Dublin and all of the settings in her books take place in Ireland. I have read most of them, her last being 'Scarlet Feather'. Here is a sort list of what she has written and I have read and would recomend, Cirle of Friends, Victoria line/Central Line, Light a penny Candle, The Glass Lake, Copper Beech, Tara Road and my favorite and the first novel of her's, Evening Class.
good luck,
Debbie




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Apr 08,2002,19:42 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Debbie, yes, you've reminded me (I needed that) about Maive Binchy - I read a few of hers year's ago when I could site read. I'll add her to my talking book list. Thanks.

June in Toronto




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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Apr 09,2002,10:02 Top of Thread Archive
Also June, sometimes books of short stories are good , as it is sometimes hard to follow the plotline of an entire book thru its entirety of reading.



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Re : Re: BOOKS (OR BOOKS ON TAPE) THAT YOU LIKE --- debbie campbell
Posted by Virginia , Apr 08,2002,22:42 Top of Thread Archive
I just read Tara Road and enjoyed it. I'll have to look for others she wrote.



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Apr 09,2002,07:43 Top of Thread Archive
Tara Road - who is the author plase, Virginia (I'm making a list and checking it twice:-))

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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Posted by Virginia , Apr 09,2002,08:33 Top of Thread Archive
Maeve Binchy (The book was listed in the previous post in a list of other books by the same author.) I read a lot. Thank goodness I still can.

Virginia in AL




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Apr 09,2002,19:18 Top of Thread Archive
I love her!!! She can't write fast enough for me. Also, Rosamund Pilcher. Jan Karon's "Mitford" series (there are five or six of them) are so down to earth and wonderful. One can curl up and pretend to be in Mitford. Read them in order. Anything by William Faulkner. A book I enjoyed recently was "The Painted House" by Grisham. There are so many, I could make a list a mile long. Let me know when you're ready!

Sally in North Idaho who is going to go rest and read/sleep!




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Posted by Virginia , Apr 09,2002,21:04 Top of Thread Archive
I just finished it. It was so different from what I expected. I enjoyed it, too.



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Re : BOOKS (OR BOOKS ON TAPE) THAT YOU LIKE --- June in Toronto
Posted by Alan Phair , Apr 08,2002,19:33 Top of Thread Archive
June. It's too bad that your local library doesn't carry an extensive collection of Audio Tapes. I am very fortunate in that my small town libraby in NH has a very large collection. Coincidently, I happened to go there today with my wife to get my normal weeks supply. I usually get four or five tapes. I keep my own spreadsheet of what tapes I have listened to because for awhile, I would take the same tape out over again. I like to listen to fiction and mysteries and all the book jackets sound alike especially when you have trouble reading them in the first place. I was surprised when I asked my wife to count how many I had on my list and there were 127 tapes on it that I listened to. In addition to the library buying tapes, there are many of us who will donate tapes to the library once we have read them. Actually, that is not correct as I donate them new first and then I take them out. That way I can get a tax write off (aren't I awful)on my income taxes. I also get free Audio tapes from many of the major magazines weekly or monthly through the library. They come from the magazines themselves. Today, I listened to the US world & News report and Sports Illustrated (I just can't wait to listen to the swim suit edition). I tried books aloud out of California, but I didn't care for the people who did the readings. At least at my library, they are the original recorders as sold int he stores....Alan



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Apr 08,2002,19:40 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Alan, its the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and the Toronto Library Talking Book section that I get my 3-month's supply of tapes from - I guess, like most things, they are underfunded and lack volunteers to read the books onto the tapes. Our local library seems to have only mystery's (you'd be ok-and I'm beginning to listen to some), Halequin-type romance (whichI don't like) and a few sci-fi. That's why I applied to the other distributors.
NOW, how do you listen to the SWIM SUIT edition????? You must have quite an imagination:-)
June in Toronto



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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Apr 08,2002,20:24 Top of Thread Archive
Alan, We have the swimsuit edition and I would think by glancing through it that the tape would be quite short. Or do they describe the models and what they are wearing(or not wearing)? The chili-pepper swimsuit was a "must see" though. Maybe I could do a tape from that issue for you. Better not, I guess. ;-) There was one model that was wearing a lot of sand.
I still can't get over the issue of a few years ago where the swimsuits were actually painted on the models. Now, that was something!

Shirley in hiding again and off track




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Posted by Virginia , Apr 09,2002,15:40 Top of Thread Archive
Maybe that issue comes in Braille.



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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Apr 09,2002,16:29 Top of Thread Archive
Oh my, Virginia. You get extra points for that one! :-0



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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Apr 11,2002,06:47 Top of Thread Archive
That immediately came to my mind also, but I'm glad you said it , instead of me. What a visual!



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Posted by Alan Phair , Apr 09,2002,18:10 Top of Thread Archive
To be honest with you, other than reading a couple of editions of Sports Illustrated in a dentists office, I have never really looked through one so I missed all the Swim Suit editions. I do think that the "braille" version could prove interesting if they had the right producer. I never realized that the magazine was published weekly though. At least I seem to be getting tapes every week. Since I live near Boston, I am an avid Sports Fan but I am one of those home town rooters who could care less how the other teams do which is probably why I never got the magazine. The tapes are done quite well however.



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Posted by patti , Apr 09,2002,09:53 Top of Thread Archive
Are you also aware that you can order a book or tape from another library in your county? There are
many large print books out there now too. You can see what's available on the internet. Ask your library
for the website.
I am reading a wonder trilogy/saga from Fern Michales. I accidentally came upon her writings. I am
loving her.

I have to hold my eyes open too when I read. Even with large print.




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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Apr 09,2002,10:10 Top of Thread Archive
smiling out loud at your "funny."
I agree that the author themselves is often the best reader of their work. However sometimes they have passed away or are too shy to read their works.



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Posted by Linda in CA (Linda Tuttle,Linda in CA), Apr 08,2002,20:58 Top of Thread Archive
I hope I not sounding like a broken record, but anyone who has access to the Braille Institute should check out their services. They mail book-tapes, magazine-tapes, and almost anything in print. I know they are all over in the USA, but don't know how active they are in Canada.
I used to love listening to tapes while driving. It seemed like a good use of time. Now there is a new appreciation for books on tape. I will look forward to "reading" Winter Solstice.
Linda in CA who enjoys dreaming of far away places- a benfit of books!



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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Apr 09,2002,10:15 Top of Thread Archive
Exactly!!
I hope more post on this subject.



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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Apr 09,2002,09:30 Top of Thread Archive
June, I'm afraid I would fill up this entire page. i haven't read these replies yet, but for starters, I would say ANYTHING by Rosamunde Pilcher is excellent. My tastes are perhaps a little more varied than others, so I' ll have to give this much thought. We could do an entire library, I'm sure.



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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Apr 09,2002,10:24 Top of Thread Archive
Barbara Kingsolvers's, A Prodigal Summer. It is the only book I have read by her so far, It's wonderful, thought provoking, very funny and sad at times. I think she cowrites with her husband, And it is available in both large print and as an audiotape, I think read by her.



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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Apr 09,2002,10:48 Top of Thread Archive
A Treasury of Short Stories, containing favorites of the past 100 years( worldwide authors), with biographical sketches by Bernardine Kielty.
this was copywrited in 1947 , so there may be a second edition, but these were chosen for reading enjoyment and are classics.
Some of these are quite long, like novellas, and some short.



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