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

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Christine62, Dec 5, 2013.

  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.

    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, having said that-I will keep up with my magazines while reading a 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 Well-Known Member

    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


    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 Well-Known Member

    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 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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