Monday, August 13, 2012

good new/bad news

We'll start with the bad, because it's always best to get any unpleasantness out of the way, don't you think? And the bad new is it's Monday. Worse yet, not only is it Monday - the first day of what is always a much too long work week - but it's also my first day back from vacation, which makes it extra hard to go back, especially after the lovely week I had. It was Heavenly.

Now for the good news :)

The weather was perfect, I slept in every single day, and I did exactly what I wanted which was pretty much hang out on my computer and write and blog and then run and shower and write some more. I was incredibly productive as evidenced by the fact that I just sent out my latest wip to be read by three excellent people who will no doubt tell me what I've done well, and, more importantly, what I haven't done so well.

I'll also be announcing the first winner of the great give away this Wednesday (I can't wait!!!) and if you didn't hear about it do click on the link so you can see what you can win. It's wicked easy; all you have to do is comment and follow. And to make it even simpler I'm asking questions so I hope you'll offer up your two cents - or three :)

Today's question is, what book or books have you read more than once? LOTR has been one I've read multiple times and even though I know it's not a perfect book every so often I just have to go to Bag End for Bilbo's infamous birthday party and then follow Frodo and Sam on their not so merry quest to get rid of that damn ring. I've also re-read Dan Simmons HYPERION, Peter S. Beagle's THE LAST UNICORN, and Ursula LeGuin's EARTHSEA TRILOGY.

What's on your list? And how do you feel about Mondays?

27 comments:

  1. Mondays should be banned! :-)

    But nice coffee first thing in the morning makes it all better!

    Yay for your fab giveaway! Take care
    x

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    1. I don't think I'd make it through a morning without coffee.

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  2. My first thought on the day back from vacation is that I need a vacation.
    Books read more than once? Not too many, as I rarely re-read books. But I have read the first three Shannara books by Terry Brooks (because they were the first books I fell in love with and inspired me to write, so they will always be special) and the Narnia series more than once. I had to re-read the LOTR trilogy a second time before each movie because I really couldn't remember what happened. (Movies were better than the books as well.) And I've read my Bible more than once!

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    1. Oh yes, I've read the Narnia books, too, many times :)

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  3. Sounds like you had a great vacation--my kind of vacation too. Mondays are hard after that. I've re-read LOTR like Alex and a number of other books but the titles escape me right now.

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    1. Yes, that first day/week back is a killer. Then I get back into the routine again. But I rather liked my vacation routine.

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  4. My sympathies on going back to work. :(
    I start back a week from tomorrow. Ugh.

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  5. I read "The Four Agreements" over and over. I know its a self-help one but I love it.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

    http://secondhandshoesnovel.blogspot.com/

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    1. I read that not too long ago but I have to admit I don't read much non fiction unless it's history.

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  6. I don't read many things twice but when I was a kid I read Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade about eight times and The Cat Ate My Gymsuit several times as well.

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    1. I haven't read either of those but then, I don't read too much MG. They sound like fun books, though!

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  7. I'm so glad you had a great vacation. Decompressing is wonderful. Having lovely weather while doing so is the cherry on the top.

    There are quite a few books I read more than once, and one of my favorite series is Anne McCaffrey's Dragon Riders of Pern. I know I've read them all at least 5 or 6 times over the years.

    Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

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    1. I read those books when I was a teenager I think and oh how I wanted to be a dragon rider.

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  8. I love Mondays! It's my one day off (if you can really call it a day off) per week. However, I'm glad you had a wonderful holiday.

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    1. You only get one? That's terrible! Everyone should get at least two, and three is better :)

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  9. Mondays can definitely be difficult, but all we have to do is make it through, right? :) And I've actually read Harry Potter about a bajillion times. :) That and Rebecca, by Daphne DuMaurier

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    1. yup, I've read HP more than once, too :)

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  10. Good question! I've read quite a few books more than once - some of my faves: LotR, Anne of Green Gables, Hobbit, And then There Were None, The Giver, Maniac Magee, ... :)

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    1. I just got the book The Giver from the library and it is next on my list :)

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  11. Mondays suck!
    But at least by the time you have to face Monday I am already through to Tuesday!
    I am with you on LOTR, I have lost count of the number of times I have read it. How can you say it isn't perfect? ;-)

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    1. ooh, I'd hate to spoil it for you, Al, so I won't :)

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  12. i cannot recall re-reading any book, maybe parts now and then---i don't know, i think i am liking mondays a lot more these days--it gives me a chance to sorta catch up after what seems to always be busy weekends :)

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  13. I'm okay with Mondays because I get to meet up with my mom and some friends for coffee on Monday nights. It helps get me through the day!

    Let's see...I've read The Hobbit more than once. I know there are other books, but I can't think of them right now. Oh! I can read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest over and over. I just love his descriptions.

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  14. Ha, we have similar reading tastes. LotR is also one of those rare books I've read more than once.

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  15. I'm with you on the bad news. I was on vacation last week too, so I've been playing catch up since Monday.

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