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McGrid
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Re: Introduce Yourself---from the science fiction group

Hello all.

I used to read tons of SF long ago (1960's). Just some now.

I got on a kick of detective stories, "police-procedural", I guess,
and Elmore leonard. Also the Spenser stuff by Robert Parker.

I read non-fiction stuff, mostly anthropology and molecular biology this and that
and some of those physics-space-time-cosmology popularizations.

Just finished a biography of Philip K. Dick, Divine Invasions.

So, hello, just started reading the posts here and don't know anyone yet.
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PaulK
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Re: Introduce Yourself---from the science fiction group



McGrid wrote:
Hello all.

I used to read tons of SF long ago (1960's). Just some now.

I got on a kick of detective stories, "police-procedural", I guess,
and Elmore leonard. Also the Spenser stuff by Robert Parker.

I read non-fiction stuff, mostly anthropology and molecular biology this and that
and some of those physics-space-time-cosmology popularizations.

Just finished a biography of Philip K. Dick, Divine Invasions.

So, hello, just started reading the posts here and don't know anyone yet.




I really enjoy Elmore Leonard. For anyone who wants an introduction to him I suggest "When the Women Came Out to Dance." It is a book of short stories several that use characters from several of his previous works. It is almost like a sampler of his work.
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becke_davis
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I have Testament of Youth in paperback, and I may have Testament of Experience someplace. My shelves could use a little more organization. But I'm really not sure about that third book. I can't believe I would have missed it, but you never know. It's been years since I read them, but the images have stayed with me.
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Nelsmom
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I read a lot of sci-fi but I like to mix in Mysteries and Historical fiction. I especially like it when all three are combined in one book.

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jessicaabruno
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My name is Jessica and I'm currently 25 yrs old. I'm more or less a lurker most of the time. I'm on the fence on going back to school and continuing my education after 5 yrs absence from it. Still live with my parents (fraternal twin sister as well) in New Jersey Suburbs of New York City. Born with a speech/learning disability and my schooling was good, but wasn't the best for disability. Been suffering from depression/anxiety since 9/2001 and school and 9/11/2001 triggered it. Since I left school I pretty much been an clerical volunteer at one of big medical centers in NYC and the local hospital by me. Also, had some temp positions as well.

Think thats it for now.

Thank you.

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badriya
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Hi,
My name is Badriya.I'm a math teacher.I have been living in Paris since 1997.I'm working in publishing my "ebooks" about :" how to excel at fractions quickly and easily"and " Please Excuse My dear Aunt Sally"
But this is doesn't mean I don't like litterature "book".I enjoyed" ANIMAL FARM/GEORGES ORWELL" .
Have a great day
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Hi Everyone!!

My name is Karen, middle name Renea (pronounced Renee' :smileyhappy:). I live in Oakland,Tn which is a stone throw away from Memphis. I love to read, read and read some more. If I'm not reading I'm hanging out with my two sons and wonderful husband. We have lots of sporty stuff going on all the time. You may also find me hanging out with my friends. By the way, I'm also in a competitive dart league with my husband and when the kids are away you may find me playing Texas Holdem' on a Saturday night with some friends (they are fixin to ban me cause I keep taking their money :smileyhappy:).
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Everyman
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krenea1 wrote:
Hi Everyone!!

My name is Karen, middle name Renea (pronounced Renee' :smileyhappy:). I live in Oakland,Tn which is a stone throw away from Memphis.


Hi, Karen. Welcome!

By the way, if you can really throw a stone from Oakland to Memphis, there are some major league baseball teams that would really like to talk to you! :smileyhappy:
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Everyman wrote:By the way, if you can really throw a stone from Oakland to Memphis, there are some major league baseball teams that would really like to talk to you! :smileyhappy:



Oh come on now, that is what you would call southern slang. In other words, my cow died last night so I don't need your bull. :smileywink:

Thanks for the welcome!
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kiakar
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Hello, I am Linda of Central Va. and have been posting for a few years here on Barnes and Noble, of course it use to be called Barnes and Noble University. I love spending time learning so much from other readers. Their thoughts which sometimes amaze me with gratitude that I am learning so much about life on these clubs. I have never been picky about kinds of books. I read alot of Women's fiction, but you name a good book and I will read it. I love some classics also. I am a retiree and have lots of time to ponder books and clubs. I also do scrapbooking and go on trips alot. I eat out with friends quite alot also. I stay busy enought that I am content, quite so.
As long as I can read and savvar books I will be happy.