Books and other stuff I feel like discussing
By education and experience - Accountant with a specialty in taxation. Formerly a CPA (license has lapsed). Masters degree in law of taxation from University of Denver. Now retired. Part time work during baseball season as receptionist & switchboard operator for the Colorado Rockies. This gig feeds my soul in ways I have trouble articulating. One daughter, and four grandchildren. I share the house with two cats; a big goof of a cat called Grinch (named as a joke for his easy going "whatever" disposition); and Lady, a shelter adoptee with a regal bearing and sweet little soprano voice. I would be very bereft if it ever becomes necessary to keep house without a cat.
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2007-06-15 12:18 PM
Another meme about books
Courtesy of reverendmother.org
1. Fiction: what kind, detective novels, historical stuff, thrillers, romance????
Suspense fiction for the most part, which includes detective stuff as well as thrillers. Some general fiction, my reading is expanding to include more, as I participate in two book discussion groups, and pay more attention to the book review sections of our two daily newspapers.
2. When you get a really good book do you read it all in one chunk or savour it slowly?
A little of both, depending on time available and the depth of my pleasure in the book.
3. Is there a book you keep returning to and why?
JOURNEY by Robert and Suzanne Massie - a very insightful joint autobiography by a couple who oldest son was diagnosed with hemophilia in the mid 1950's, when little could be done to control bleeding. He grew to adulthood with severely affected joints and disabilities which would have brought many kids and parents to their knees. I have almost adopted it as a textbook for dealing with things I cannot change.
4. Apart from the Bible which non-fiction book has influenced you the most?
See above for my comments on JOURNEY.
5. Describe a perfect place to read. (could be anywhere!!!)
I have a very comfortable chair in the living room, with good light, a nice little shelf nearby, and room for a pile of books in a basket on my right. Room for a trivet to hold a hot cup of tea. I call it my reading "nest". The only problem is that Lady, my little cat, regards it as the premium place to sit. We spend many evenings and Sunday afternoons in a gentle tug of war and persistence. She will eventually settle for my lap, but if I get up for any reason or even the slightest period of time, she is in the chair with an air of triumph.
Would I speak harshly to her about this? Naaa-a-a-h!
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