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message 1: by Melissa W (last edited Jan 25, 2009 12:35AM) (new)

Melissa W (melissawiebe80) | 11 comments Hi all! Don't know what else to say but that I love books and have found it a way to escape some of the things that have happened to me. Its has also been a way to let me know how one properly socializes with others (I don't seem to pick up on social cues correctly).

Anyways, I love books and have been trying to expand what I read by reading non-fiction (I find non-fiction sometimes very dry and boring; guess that comes with being a history major and having to read a lot non-fiction material) and also fantasy/sci-fi.

One of my favourite books (I have many) is Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. I guess its one of my favourites due to the fact that it combines an actual historical event with a fictional narrative.


message 2: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 4891 comments Welcome Melissa! No social problems here. We are all so different and get on great. Don't worry anymore to expand what you read, enjoy the moment till it last... :-)


message 3: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 1000 comments Welcome, Melissa!


message 4: by Lisa Julianna (new)

Lisa Julianna (lisajulianna) | 1053 comments Welcome Melissa, We are glad you are here!


message 5: by Eric (new)

Eric | 382 comments Welcome Melissa.


message 6: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) No need to worry about social problems here. We're all a little book-crazy here and you'll fit right in.

Welcome to TNBBC, your new home. I'm also trying to read more non-fiction as well and like you I tend to find them dry and boring. Have you ever tried reading some sociology books, especially the classics by Durkheim, Simmel, Weber an Marx? I don't like Marx? I'd really like to re-read some of those now I'm not under pressure to read them for some essay. I was never good at reading books if I was told that I had to or for some purpose other then enjoying them.

I really want to read Margaret Atwood, I have a few of her books already just waiting to be read. Haven't got Alias Grace yet though.


message 7: by Hayes (new)

Hayes (hayes13) Hi Melissa, welcome!




message 8: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 4891 comments Fiona, have you read Sophie's world by Gaarder/ It is great! Just like all of his books.


message 9: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) I think I've got it somewhere and I want to read it. I did try when I was quite young, a little too young at the time.


message 10: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9861 comments Mod
Hi Melissa, thanks for joining. Dont be shy, get on in those threads and yuck it up with the rest of us! I am sure you will find tons of non fiction novel recommendations!


message 11: by Melissa W (new)

Melissa W (melissawiebe80) | 11 comments Lori wrote: "Hi Melissa, thanks for joining. Dont be shy, get on in those threads and yuck it up with the rest of us! I am sure you will find tons of non fiction novel recommendations!"

I probably can and will find plenty of recs.


message 12: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 69 comments Welcome Melissa! You live in a beautiful area!


message 13: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (rachelsessum) | 859 comments Hi Melissa, we're neighbors. I live in Seattle, so you and I are probably feeling the same pain this morning with respect to the sub-freezing temperatures. Man it is cold out there!


message 14: by Chrystal (new)

Chrystal | 144 comments Welcome!!!


message 15: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (thenightowl) Welcome Melissa! You'll have no problem joining in here. :-)


message 16: by Heather (new)

Heather (hsditto) Hi Melissa! I think you will absolutely love this group...Everyone is super friendly and there are always plenty of discussions to join in on. Not to mention all the wonderful book recommendations! I've been wanting to read Margaret Atwood too. She is mentioned a lot around here with many glowing reviews to her name. I have Blind Assassin on my bookshelf just waiting for me to dive in. Happy Reading :)


message 17: by Emma (new)

Emma  Blue (litlover) | 2396 comments Hi Melissa! I was born in Vancouver! Welcome to the group!


message 18: by Kandice (new)

Kandice You will definitely find your spot as we are quite an assorted crew!


message 19: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (rachelsessum) | 859 comments A motley crew, if you will. Argh...


message 20: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (cyndil62) | 253 comments Hi Melissa!


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

Welcome to the group Melissa!


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