Anyone Double Dipping In Mr. King's Word Pool?

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  1. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    My dad used to have two or three paperbacks stacked up on the arm of his easy chair: a Stephen King novel, a John D. MacDonald and invariably a book about Nazis. I was never such a multi-tasking reader. I would plod along one book at a time--until now.

    With the appearance of audio books in my life (much thanks to my sister, Sylvia) I can now double dip in Mr. King's word pool--I am listening to Under The Dome in the car or on the treadmill or doing dishes and now I can carry my portable word pool in my purse because I just bought a paperback of The Stand while I was at Walmart getting provisions for our coming ice storm here in Ok City.

    I may need a bigger purse.
     
  2. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    An e-reader can hold hold lots of big books.

    I'm reading Doctor Sleep (e-reader) and two paperbacks. A DT, and a Koontz.
     
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  3. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    I know, I just like the feel of a book, and smell....and the fact you can put your light bill in one for safe keeping.
     
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  4. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Reading and listening is one thing, but reading 2 or more books at one time is impossible for my poor brain.
     
  5. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    I can't read two books at once . . .I like to give my full attention to one story at a time. I think that's why I don't do re-reads.
     
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  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    An older brain requires reading one book at a time. I enjoy audiobooks in the summer months when mowing/ wintertime I have a paperback or hardcover in hand, nice comfy chair and drift into King's world.
     
  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I can multi-task, but not with my books...I want to enjoy one plot and one plot only at a time...now, having said that-I will keep up with my magazines while reading a novel...no conflicts there...
     
  8. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Did you get the ice storm? It was supposed to be here in Memphis hours ago and I haven't seen it yet. I'm going to head into the office and get heck out of here before the kids get up. Here's hopin' I make it home before it does hit. (Though my life would most surely be easier if I could just be iced in at the office)
     
  9. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Oh, but to the question at hand. I usually have an upstairs book and a downstairs book. Downstairs is for when the family if watching TV and it is usually a short story collection of other author's. Upstairs is always Sai King. In the car I can't listen to a book - it has to be music. Most often mixed cds my husband makes for me. I have a funny story about that too, but enough of me for now.
     
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  10. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    I triple-dipped on Doctor Sleep: signed limited edition, regular edition, and electronic edition.
    I have several SK books in both paperback and hardback, and a few audiobooks, "It" being my most treasured.
     
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  11. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    About six inches of snow, ice underneath. Stuck at my daughter's house with her 15 month old and her four year old--writing sporadic!
     
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  12. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Oh wow! I don't know if we'll be getting that. We've got some pretty exciting ice but nothing like they predicted. Time will tell. Enjoy your grandchildren!
     
  13. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Actually i often read several books at the same time. For some reason that doesn't apply to King. But otherwise i can have 2 or 3 books going at the same time. At least one of those are a fact-book. Often History of somekind. It is a mood thing which book you feel like.
     
  14. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Kurben,

    I am the same way; always with several books.

    My current non -fictions include Quilting, Utilizing beads in edgings with Crochet (Turkish Embroidery), and Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes ( by Jena Pincott).

     
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  15. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Do gentlemen really prefer blondes. Doesn't that depend on the blonde? Or is it a sly wink at Marilyn Monroe. I liked that movie with Marilyn as the blonde and Jane Russell as the brownhaired one. Funny musical with among others "Diamonds are a girls best friend"
     
  16. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I tried reading two novels at the same time. I mean...you know. I didn't finish either. In most ways I'm a multi-tasker, but definitely not as a reader.
     
  17. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    I doubt it's much of a surprise that, when in reading mode, I'm a book juggler. Or jongleur. Whatevah.
     
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  18. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    The few times I read more than one--while attending one form of school or another--are nothing more than a memory now and returning to that memory, I'm surprised I was able to do that, and read something I wanted to read, something beyond the required reading. In the more recent past when I've tried reading more than one story I wondered why in the world anyone would want to do such a thing. Not for me. And then yet again, there was a time within the last year or two during which I read more than one story...due in part to one read being complicated--Pessoa--and also being a story one could put down without complications. The Book of Disquiet is one that includes a multitude of numbered passages and although they do have a kind of progression, a reader could pick and choose what order to read them. And that reading was as experimental as anything as other readers whose words I read suggested that could be done without the Library Police serving notification.
     
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  19. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    :fat: Guess it does depend on the blonde...:It is about the science behind sex, love and attraction...all types of curiosities :chew:
     
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

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