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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Terrible husband reads to slow...
« on: October 12, 2007, 04:16:49 AM »
yep... I'm pretty good aren't I? ;)
That's typical in the unmarried crowd... there's been many an argument over starcraft or empire earth interefering with our date nights.
or axis & allies... fortress america... dungeons and dragons...

and he complains about my reading...

I gotta go talk to him, hang on.  ;)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Terrible husband reads to slow...
« on: October 11, 2007, 08:33:14 PM »
Oh, well okay HP is worth putting your foot down about.... who won? I'd've been sullen like nothing else if my husband went with his brother's to HP.

I take it SIL is not married.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Terrible husband reads to slow...
« on: October 11, 2007, 06:41:18 PM »
so let's disect that post shall we,

You're saying that your wife and SIL don't frequent chick flicks
or that you do and they keep going without you? ;D

Let me tell you, my husband was in Iraq for a year and I didn't see any good movies, all my friends would be like,

"Oh, Return of the King, I promised to see that with my husband but lets go watch this love story about a woman who can't have the man she loves but in the end they fall in love and we'll all cry and want to go home and kiss our husbands. That sounds fun don't you think!"

"yeah, fun..."

Rants and Stuff / Re: Compliment The Person Below You
« on: October 11, 2007, 06:34:26 PM »
I actually do like '80's music!

the person below me is kind and doesn't mind that the new girl ressurected a dying thread just cause she wanted to participate.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Terrible husband reads to slow...
« on: October 11, 2007, 05:47:09 PM »
When you watch a movie you both want to see without your spouse, it's called movie cheating

I never get the opporunity to do that. To many little ones tagging along to watch something like The Bourne Supremacy. And if I'm getting a babysitter might as well bring my husband along with me  :)

But a good book... well... that's my weakness. It's gotten to the point I have to ask permission to buy books, and then promise that I won't disapear behind it's pages for days on end.

I heard once that an addiction was anything that kept you from fulfilling your responsibilities. I thought, "Oh no! I'm addicted to reading!"

Everything Else / Re: Names?
« on: October 11, 2007, 01:30:01 AM »
well, I feel like I'm interrupting a personal conversation here but I just wanted to add my thoughts... you know since I can  ;)  congratulations on your little one... is it your first?
I have two nephews named Atlas and Orion.

and I have an 8 month old (third) and we named him Ian Yance. His dad, not joking totally serious, wanted to name him.... are you ready, cause its a shocker.... Barnabus. Yes, yes, I know... I was worried myself for a while.  ;D

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Terrible husband reads to slow...
« on: October 11, 2007, 12:28:36 AM »
I know. I know, consider this my confessional. Forgive me for I have sinned...  :'(
What should my penance be?

Books / Re: Best book you've ever read...
« on: October 10, 2007, 10:12:49 PM »
fantasy- I'm going to agree with the general cenus Mistborn is excellent!
non-fiction- try Reading Lolita in Tehran  or  3 weeks with my brother by Nicholas Sparks, this is a very funny book about his life and I laughed... alot
Classic- try Journey to the Center of the Earth, I read this in 9th grade and loved it, even then.

that's all I can think of now but give me an hour and I'll have a list of twenty books... and no dinner ready ;)

Books / Re: That was such a great book but....
« on: October 10, 2007, 09:49:34 PM »
It's painfully, i know, but if maybe we talk about them.... we'll be able to get past this...  ;)

I had one like that too, I remember my neighbor friend 'reading' it to me and then when I was older and could read myself I realized she hadn't really read it at all. It was all castles and colors but the main character was a white horse... I loved that book.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Terrible husband reads to slow...
« on: October 10, 2007, 09:46:51 PM »
Yes, well, I'm sure at some point he'll catch on and then he'll get this gentle voice that says "if you want to read it without me, that's fine."

I love reading books with him, but I would like to go a little faster than one chapter a night... I could be done by now!  ;D

It's really worth it, reading together, it's kind of like going on a journey that you can both talk about when you get back.... does that sound cheesy?

Books / That was such a great book but....
« on: October 10, 2007, 04:55:55 PM »
Have you ever had a book that you just loved, and can't remember the title or author of? I've got several, mostly from my childhood, but it kills me. (I've started writing down all the books I read)

there was this one about a girl who goes to visit family for the summer, at some point early on she wants to get away for a while (or something) so she goes out onto the lake to this little island, (now I can't remember if there's ruins on the island or not) while she's there she finds this old pair of glasses and puts them on, only to discover they reveal what I remember as the ghosts of the island.

It was pretty good, but heck if I can put a title or author to it.

some other ones I love, and remember the names of, are
'The Case of the Vanishing Boy' by Alexander Key
'Dangerous Summer' by Carolyn G. Hart

they are so intertwined with my childhood that the nostalgia hits me like a hurricane when I pick up one of them.

How about you?

Brandon Sanderson / Terrible husband reads to slow...
« on: October 10, 2007, 05:08:37 AM »
As I said on another location, I'm new here. for the specific reason we haven't had the internet, nor do we have TV...
anyway our lack of information had hit an all time high (can you believe I didn't know they executed Saddam until two months later  ???) so we've given in and gotten the newspaper and the internet, but I didn't even catch that Mistborn 2 was out till last month when it was in the SFBC catalog...
(shaming I know)

So in a flurry of excitement I order it immediately, wait by the door every day for the mail man, and when it comes my husband utters the fateful words...

"I'm so excited! We can read it together."

Now I would have put my foot down at this point had it not been for Harry. You see, I absolutely refused to read HP7 to him until I had read it... I didn't feel I could do that again.
 -sigh- so here we are... on Chapter 22

"We can read a chapter a night!" he says.
"We'll have so much fun!" he says.

He doesn't know I'm two chapters ahead.

Anyway.... Hello.

okay so I'm new here and all. Been a fan since Elantris, but no internet to voice said feelings.
anyhow, I just read that you'll be in Pocatello on Oct. 16 which is, well, wow! I grew up there and never had any issues with bookstores in that town till I moved to Phoenix, then I go back and try to find a book and thought AAAAH! I'm in the Twilight Zone...

I however, live in Montana now, and am unable to attend, but don't worry, if a woman of middle age or a very very tall guy in his late 20's shows up saying their obnoxious daughter or sister begged them to come in, that's me!

I tried to convince my husband that the kids should go see their grandma.... he saw right through me... says we can't afford it.  ::)

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