Inability to re-read Good Books or What is wrong with Me?

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thekidd12

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OK GNTLGNT now you just being mean.

I have a newly found heart condition you know.
 

HollyGolightly

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OK after looking around on board for a while and even making a few posts, I noticed quite a few people talking about re-reading many of Mr King's books. I have been reading his books since age 16 beginning with a paperback Salem's Lot. He is still the only non-fiction writer I read.

Many times I have tried to re-read one of these without much success. Once I get back into the pages the stories come back too easily without the original suspense or anticipation created the first time I opened it. And this is not a small sample size. Since around 1985 my wife has bought every King book that has come out for me for Christmas or birthday depending on release date.

I don't get it. I can watch an Andy Griffith rerun that I have seen hundreds of times (for those that know the show, only black and white episodes and for those that are too young, Google both Andy Griffith and black and white televisions) and still get the same enjoyment out of it.

Have been married to or courting same woman for 37 years now but if she looked at me with a crooked smile (good luck seeing that) would still have same effect. Even though I know THAT story by heart.

Is it me?

I keep meaning to get into this thread. I'm the same way - I don't re-read - it's not my thing. I did read the unabridged version of The Stand when it came out (1991?), after having read the abridged version eons ago.

Best wishes to you on your health. It sounds like you get adequate exercise with your job and and hobbies. Try walking outside or riding a bike outside. I don't like treadmills or stationary bikes either. They bore me.

Oh hey - I'm in the south too. Memphis.

And when I think of Jamie Lee Curtis, I always think of

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Burnin' it off with John Travolta!
 

thekidd12

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....better have the pills ready bubby.....
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Alright for all you sadistic posters I also wanted to mention I had to give up my favorite food too.

So...

If you can find a picture of Ms Curtis eating a Pepperoni Lovers Pan pizza from Pizza Hut...

No that would be too vicious for even you guys.
 
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Dynamo

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I re-read books from time to time but it has to be a book I really loved and it's usually a decade or more later. So long that I'm equally as nostalgic about the story as I am the memories of the first time I read it. But it's hard to take time to re-read something when there are so many unread books I'd still like to get to. However I find King books are good to re-read because even though I remember all the events the fun is in the telling.
 

prufrock21

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I've reread DT 1 because the prose is so beautiful. I've reread Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh for the beauty of its prose and the insights it contains. I've reread The Inflationary Universe by Alan Guth because it's a difficult work to grasp the first time. I've reread poet Hart Crane dozens of times. Even if you already know the story or the poem or the information contained within a work, you can always find something new and exciting. So that's why I reread.
 

grin willard

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...without question....I have lusted after and admired her from very afar for a very long time.....

Here GNTLGNT, she's milfed, semi-clothed, and being a bit of a spitfire! Quick, toss back a few pills!

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If only she'd married Gil Gerard after her appearance on Buck Rogers. Their offspring would make Kardashians look like nothing. I think Gil Gerard might be my 'spirit animal'. Are any of you a shaman?

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thekidd12

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In this thread I started we have "talked" about my mini-vacation caused by a heart stoppage and subsequent cardio rehab.

Therefore (who really uses that word when speaking?) I thought I would provide a small update on,well,me.

I finished 12 weeks of rehab without missing a day. 3 days a week for an hour 1/2. As I have mentioned was youngest in class entire time. Most were from early 70s and up. Turned out the woman who ran department graduated from high school with me. Mean basketball player in her day. (I know because sometimes in the olden days coaches made varsity boys practice against varsity girls. Never liked that because they were, well, mean) Anyway best thing for me personally because she stayed on me everyday.

Results so far have been a loss of 22 pounds since "the day daddy died" as my oldest son puts it. Walking a lot on treadmills and riding stationary bikes has helped with strength and stamina. My heart is slowly recovering but still get tired for no reason. Hate that.

Eating feathery things still. On the first of every month (anniversary of heart attack) I do allow myself 2 pieces of Pizza Hut pepperoni. Not deep dish but hand tossed and it tastes wonderful. Gave up Dr Peppers too, which for me was horrible. Feel good most of the time except for the aforementioned (again who says that?) tired for no reason episodes.

Thanks for reading this if you do. Typing it out is more for me than y'all but I felt like sharing.
 

GNTLGNT

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In this thread I started we have "talked" about my mini-vacation caused by a heart stoppage and subsequent cardio rehab.

Therefore (who really uses that word when speaking?) I thought I would provide a small update on,well,me.

I finished 12 weeks of rehab without missing a day. 3 days a week for an hour 1/2. As I have mentioned was youngest in class entire time. Most were from early 70s and up. Turned out the woman who ran department graduated from high school with me. Mean basketball player in her day. (I know because sometimes in the olden days coaches made varsity boys practice against varsity girls. Never liked that because they were, well, mean) Anyway best thing for me personally because she stayed on me everyday.

Results so far have been a loss of 22 pounds since "the day daddy died" as my oldest son puts it. Walking a lot on treadmills and riding stationary bikes has helped with strength and stamina. My heart is slowly recovering but still get tired for no reason. Hate that.

Eating feathery things still. On the first of every month (anniversary of heart attack) I do allow myself 2 pieces of Pizza Hut pepperoni. Not deep dish but hand tossed and it tastes wonderful. Gave up Dr Peppers too, which for me was horrible. Feel good most of the time except for the aforementioned (again who says that?) tired for no reason episodes.

Thanks for reading this if you do. Typing it out is more for me than y'all but I felt like sharing.
... congrats man!....you are the kind of rehab patient that health care staff enjoy....the tiredness is not a setback or unusual...the pump just hiccups a little....the muscle is still re-learning....
 

thekidd12

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... congrats man!....you are the kind of rehab patient that health care staff enjoy....the tiredness is not a setback or unusual...the pump just hiccups a little....the muscle is still re-learning....
Yeah on my exit day they make you walk 6 minutes as fast as you can. Tried to set a record by jogging fast last couple of laps. Came up 10 seconds short.

Anyway they have you wired up and monitored whole time and told me my heart by-jiminied (or something like that). Made me sit for a while until got back in rhythm.

It was a good experience for me. Loved the people. Hope to never see them again.

Except maybe at The Walmart!!
 

thekidd12

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Slow and easy does it. Don't push too hard.
TWSS

See above post for explanation.

Hard for me really. As I have mentioned farm for money so it is tough to take it easy sometimes. Like an idiot helped a friend of mine load a welding table onto a trailer couple of Saturdays ago.

Not smart. Never had a pulled muscle before. Got one now. This not really doing stuff is harder than some people make it look.

And honestly thank you for thoughts.