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message 1: by Gabriele (new)

Gabriele Wills (muskoka) | 36 comments Mod
I seem to go through spells where I read an author or genre obsessively. Lately, probably because my research forced me to read biographies and memoirs, I've become somewhat addicted to those. And what a rich library of unread books awaits me! All I need is time!!!


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I am the same. When I find a new author that I really like than I have to get all their books. Then I may go thru a "dry" spell where I return to an old favorite and read those books over again.


The Book Whisperer (aka Boof) I'm exactly the same too. I can devour books on a particular genre (I quite often go through "China" phases where I read about 5/6 in a row until I've had enough and move on to something completely different). I'm the same with authors.


message 4: by Leslie (new)

Leslie (lesslie) Oh me too. Boof, I'm coming out of a China phase myself. I devoured Anchee Min's Empress Orchid and The Last Empress. Funny, I did Orchid on CD and at the end there was an interview with her. She is so cute and bubbly. She mentioned a book by Seagrave that was the first to discredit the Empress'first biographer (he was a pervy pornographer of all things.) Later that week, I found Seagraves book about the last empress in a thrift store!


message 5: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Definitely my preferences cahnge. I like reading groups of books about a particular geographic area. Currently I am stuck on Greece, Turkey and Caucasus. Axhile before I was reading books biographies and memoirs and historical fiction about artists. However after awhile it is best to change the topic.....


message 6: by Gabriele (new)

Gabriele Wills (muskoka) | 36 comments Mod
I'm still in my 1920's phase, mostly because of my research.


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