Back To The Books

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No, I’m no talking about going back to school with this. Another title I could have used for this could have been ‘Back to The Real Books’

Because as you know (if you’ve been reading my limited number of posts on here) that I’ve been reading a lot of comic books lately, and I’m not saying that comics aren’t real books, I’m talking about book books, you know, the kind without pictures?

Since I’ve been caught up with DC Comic’s New 52, that’s what I’ve been reading. Right now, I’m all caught  up basically. So what does that mean? Well let’s just say that I have a good number of books that I have, that have not been read yet. I know their only around 25 dollars or so, but good books aren’t that cheap. I mean sure, you can find great books in bargain bins and sale sections, but then you look at the other books on the shelves, take it off the shelf to read to the description on the back, and you think it’s such an amazing book that you want to read it, and then you look down to see how much it is is, and back on the shelf it goes. There are so many books that I want to get. I’m always looking in the clearance/sale sections first, and then go towards the shelves.

So many good books, but the price. I mean if it’s really good then I mean 25 dollars doesn’t seem like a lot. I just want to get a good amount for my money, know what I mean? (Hopefully you do)

I don’t really like to buy things online (I don’t have a credit card so I’ve been using those visa gift cards, neat little things they are) but for books I’ve been using this site called http://bookcloseouts.com which I think it’s amazing. They don’t have a super huge selection like amazon, but you can find some amazing finds, and I think the prices are great.

Yesterday, I started reading Immanuel’s Veins by Ted Dekker. I’m not on chapter 3 yet but I am really liking this since it’s just setting everything up and I can’t wait to see what will happen. Plus, it somehow connects with The Circle Series, which is crazy because he has so many books that connect with it, sometimes hard to figure things out. I’m not going to even start with that, think it deserves its on post.

To be honest, at first I was never really a fun of suspense books and that, and I believe my first book diving into books like that was Ted Dekker’s Thr3e which was a great read. Then I was also reading Frank Peretti as well. I’ve read one book by Randy Alcorn,, not in the same category, but still an amazing book.

I really like reading C.S. Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia is one of my favourite series, with the Circle Series in the same group. I happened to have gotten a copy of The Screwtape Letters for free when I was away at college and the library at the school had a table with free books. it was Lewis. It was free so I took it. So amazing. More about books later, I honestly do want to get of here and continue reading.

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And now for something completely different

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I definitely have this little Monty Python audio clip playing in my head, it’s absolutely great.

But I chose it as a title because – I’m not going to talk about the things I’ve mentioned for the past few weeks, this is going to be something completely different.

Any of you out there a fan of literature reading? I am, just sitting down with a really good book? If you know me, which probably most of you won’t, well maybe all who knows, but I like to read. A lot. I loved to read as a kid, but there was a brief time, when I wouldn’t read so much, and I can’t remember why. What brought me back to reading books, is when I was at the library, looking through the kids books (Yes, I still read kids books and they are great) but I found these books by the guy that does the sudokus for the NY times and all of those books. His first name is Will, but  I can’t remember his last name off the top of my head and these kids books were called the potato chip puzzle or something to that effect. The title caught me by surprise, and I had to find out more because it intrigued me so. It was a great story, and through out the book there were puzzles you could solve. You didn’t really need to solve the puzzles for the story, but they were fun none the less. I tried, but only managed to read to do a few puzzles and got stuck with the rest so I looked at the back of the book for the answers and I’m like oh! that’s how it was. Or I think for one of them I looked at part of the answer and tried to do the rest on my own.

 

Anyways, I still love to read, currently I have a box of 8 books that I got from book closeouts.com (really amazing prices on books, and I haven’t even started reading these because I have all the trade paperback comics to read :P) Some are one of the Anderson Cooper’s books, and quite a few Ted Dekker books. Great Author. Most of the books that are in the box are Nick/scratch and dent, with means that they aren’t super perfect copies. Even buying the nick and dent comics and the books I have, There’s only been one book(possibly two) that have damages. It’s a great way to save money, and to have a great read. (Like some books I was getting for four dollars and regular price is like 25 and these are for the hardcover versions of them!

 

I like to read all kids of books, and one of my favourite’s which I haven’t read it in a long time because I have to find it is 1984.

What books do you like to read? Favourite Authors?