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📚 Do YOU Have Any FAVORITE Books? What FORMAT?

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WE would luv to hear from YOU! 🥳💃

 

Thanks, Nicole 🛶 (Leisure & Lifestyle Forum)

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‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌📚‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌  Stop by when YOU can!!!

 

[1] Tell us about the books YOU are reading and/or have read and/or would like to read.

 

[2] We do have a Member  @AnnB53123  who runs an Online Book Club. Checkout her post.

 

[3] Start or join OUR BOOK DISCUSSIONS.

 

[4] What GENRES do you like? Any FAVORITE authors? Prefer e-books, audio, hardcover/paperback and so on? Where do you purchase your books or do you borrow from the library?

 

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!!  ‌‌‌‌‌💃‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌💃‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌💃‌‌‌‌‌

 

Thanks,

Nicole  ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌👵‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

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BOOK CLUB NEWS!!!

 

(Tuesday 6/11/24)  📚  Hi Ann @AnnB53123 , what book is YOUR Book Club reading at the moment?

 

Thanks,

Nicole  👵

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(Monday 6/10/24)  📚  28 Books We Recommend Reading This Summer (AARP Article)

 

https://www.aarp.org/entertainment/books/info-2024/summer-books-preview.html

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(Saturday 6/8/24)  📚  Book: Living Your Best Life After 50 (AARP Article)
 
By The Experts at AARP and For Dummies.
 
Get inspired — and prepared — for your best life at 50+
 
Living Your Best Life after 50 All-in-One For Dummies is your guide as you explore new opportunities and make the most of your 50s and the decades that follow. Find a new job, travel for weeks or months at a time, boost your health with yoga and pickleball — whatever it is you want to do, this book will inspire you to improve your life and show you how to get there. You’ll also find timely information about planning and budgeting for retirement, withdrawing money from IRAs and 401(k)s, and taking Social Security. With this fun- and information-packed resource, you can look forward to your future with enthusiasm and purpose.
 
Change jobs, move up in your career, or get ready for retirement.
 
Learn about tips for travel, living like a nomad, cooking after the kids leave home, downsizing and decluttering.
 
Stay in tip-top shape with fun activities like yoga and pickleball.
 
Put your finances in order and make sure you can live the life you want on Social Security and retirement income.
 
With this book, you can make the second half of your life the best half!
 

https://www.aarp.org/entertainment/books/bookstore/personal-time/info-2024/living-your-best-life-aft...

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(5/31/24) Jim Eldridge is now on my list of awesome. I have been bingeing on more of his books since listening to 1st one. I posted about it.

 

Anyone else heard of him?

 

So I will post again when I am finished with his selection. I am in Reading Paradise!!!

 

HAPPY READING.  💃💃💃

 

Nicole  👵

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(5/27/24) I just finished this Audiobook - 8 hours long. Murder in the British Library by Jim Eldridge.

 

📸  Info Attached  📸

 

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I've recently discovered crime novelist, comedian, podcaster Mark Billingham.

 

His "The Last Dance" was one of the best I've read. It's weird because he is so diverse it's hard to pin him down as author. Good news is there's a 2nd Declan novel (supposedly): "The Wrong Hands"

 

I've used ebooks even before COVID (I smoke and don't want to ruin books with that). I think post-covid, elderly and susceptible should be considered, yes?

 

So, there are my choices/recommendations...

 


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  Stephen White is a clinical psychologist/author who lives in Boulder Colorado.  He has written a series of 20 books with a recurring main character named Dr Alan Gregory.  Dr Gregory is a fictional Clinical Psychologist who lives and practices in Boulder, Colorado.  These books are psychological thrillers.   In the books - Dr Gregory's wife has MS.  In real life - Stephen White has MS.

 

  He is my favorite author. 

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4 comments  📚  (4/28/24)

 

Anyone a member of a BOOK CLUB? Online or In Person? I have NEVER been but since retiring it is a possibilty.

 

Nicole  👵

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Yes.  I run two online bookclubs, The Cozy Chair Bookclub and The Cozy Chair Classics Bookclub.  We discuss online (not zoom).

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1 comment  📚  (4/29/24)

 

@AnnB53123 , can anyone join?  🤔

 

Thanks,

Nicole  👵

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Yes, anyone can join 😊.  I run the clubs on the 'Bookclubs.com' website. 

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@SummerIsTooHOT   We had a great one for many years here on AARP which I think I mentioned to you before.   Alas, it sems impossibleto start another one although you are working hard at it😉.   I have so little time for reading or watching shows right now and do not seem to be contributing much to your efforts.  

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   here's a good reading, my grandmother's favorite novel - - - - 

Thomas Mann's "Magic Mountain"

My grandmother was German and read it in the original German, but the English version is very good also...

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@JohnW150496   Thanks you for this great suggestion.  This sounds like a must read for me.  It resonates on many levels, partially due to German great uncle spending time in sanatorium for miner's lung (not Switzerland 😊 though).  

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📚  Books allow us to escape for awhile!!!

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@SummerIsTooHOT   Wish I had an update for you, still reading the Traitor's Wife😣

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1 comment (4/14/24)  📚  Who is your FAVORITE author or authors and WHY?

 

Agatha Christie for me. Always luved mystery and I NEVER get bored with Ms. Marple and Poirot. Wish she had written more...  👵

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Two that come to mind - John Cheever  & Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

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1 comment  📚  (4/14/24)

 

@AnnB53123 , I appreciate you stopping by!!! What GENRE do you like? I like "Cozy Mysteries"

 

Nicole 👵

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I'm reading The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

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1 comment  📚 (4/2/24) First Latina Surgeon General Details Her Story (AARP Article)
 
HAS ANYONE READ THIS BOOK?  🤔  I HAVE NOT!  👵
 
After decades of working in the public eye, Antonia Novello says she’s not retired but in transition, and she isn’t done yet.
 
By Jennifer Ortiz, AARP. Published April 02, 2024.
 

https://www.aarp.org/entertainment/books/info-2024/antonia-novello-md-duty-calls.html

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@SummerIsTooHOT   Havent read and only 2 reviews so far on Amazon.  Have you read any of Bill Bryson's books?  

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1 comment  📚  (3/31/24)

 

DISCUSSION: What are your Book Sources?

 

Since retiring = NO more library trips for me = got LAZY  🙄  Use to reserve books frequently and grabbed up the NEW books when they arrived.

 

Since retiring July 2020, it had been Dollar Tree. Then that got old in 2021/2022 with the HOT MESS their once clean/organized BOOK SECTION became. Now in 2024, lol - badically no more Book Section.

 

THIS YEAR [2024] I did order from Walmart online - my 1st Farmer's Almanac for 2024. Have developed a LUV for the Moon and another project on "hold"  🙄 But I have promised myself to get back to it SOON.

 

My other book source has been authors who load their AUDIOBOOKS on to YouTube.

 

Lol, while I was still working - lived in BARNES & NOBLE and basically signed over my paychecks to them.  👵

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@SummerIsTooHOT   Since moving I am buying used books on Amazon again.  Driving to the library is harder here, more traffic, curves, unfamiliar territory.  If I ever get free time I will get used to the drive and return to ordering books online guess. 

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I choose Nook books lent from my local library for many reasons but most I am a smoker and don't want to expose anyone to my bad habit via real books. Second, I don't have readily available transportation so haven't been to the library since pre-pandemic.

 

I apologize to everyone who prefers a paper book; but since pandemic I feel it is safer for most to read ebook. Here's the thing... I don't think Hunter Thompson would have opposed; he was forward thinker and I think he would have appreciated and promoted...


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4 comments  📚  (3/23/24)

 

 @LaDolceVita and OTHER members - what are you "reading" at the moment?  🤔

 

Thanks,

Nicole  👵

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I am reading the The Traitor's Wife by Alison Pataki.  She is not a good writer although the subject matter interests me.  It is about Peggy Shippen, the wife of Benedict Arnold.   Anyway it is going very slowly, partly because of chores and partly because it is ho hum.

 

 I am a big fan of historical fiction, it is my comfort zone.  However, if I can get out of my comfort zone especially with good non fiction on other topics I am happy.

For instance I loved Doc Suzy and Empire of the Summer Moon.  Perhaps you can mention books by their title that you really love reading?

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2 comments  📚  (3/24/24)

 

@LaDolceVita , good to hear from you!!!

 

To be honest, I have "slowed" down on my reading and still have 2 books sitting around.

 

Hoping to get back on track THIS YEAR. 🙄

 

Sleep has been a challenge of late and any Cozy Mystery Audiobook has helped. Of course I usually fall asleep on them = takes a few nights to complete them.

 

A creature of habit and OLD 🙄, so TRYING to venture out away from my addiction of Agatha Christie - Poirot and Ms. Marple.

 

Another addiction has been Sherlock.

 

Anyway, it does get boring listening to these audiobooks over and over and as you mentioned = I too need to STEP OUT and explore.

 

HAPPY READING!!!  💃💃💃

 

Nicole 👵

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