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Old 09-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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do you ever finish a book then not know what to do with yourself?

I read all 3 50shades books this weekend. (it rained lol)
now what am I supposed to do with myself lol?
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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I felt that way after I read The Help and The Kitchen House. Still haven't found a book as good as either of them.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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I read all 3 50shades books this weekend. (it rained lol)
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You start reading another book.

I have a bunch loaded onto my kindle and when I finish one I immediately start another. I to read.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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I read all 3 50shades books this weekend. (it rained lol)
now what am I supposed to do with myself lol?
Rent some movies
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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I felt that way after I read The Help and The Kitchen House. Still haven't found a book as good as either of them.
Have you read, Rush Home Road? Oh, it was so good! I think it was much better than, The Help. And I loved, The Help! It too is about African Americans, but it has more depth, grittier hardships. Pulled at my heartstrings more. I cried several times while reading the book and all during the last chapter. I was a mess. I didn't want that book to end. The characters haunted me long after I was done.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:09 PM   #6
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I read all 3 50shades books this weekend. (it rained lol)
now what am I supposed to do with myself lol?
Bared To You by Sylvia Day

very similar to 50 shades but the writing is much better!

The second one Reflected In You comes out 10/2
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:10 PM   #7
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I read all 3 50shades books this weekend. (it rained lol)
now what am I supposed to do with myself lol?
I wouldn't touch a straight line like that with a 10 meter cattle prod.

But, in some attempt to answer the question - I never have that problem. I'm generally reading anywhere from 3 to 8 books at any given time - so if I finish one, I start up another, or read one of the ones already in progress.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:41 PM   #8
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From what I understand about those books (haven't read them), I would think that would be obvious.....

To answer your question -- I always feel like I've lost a friend when a good book ends.
This is what I was thinking. And I have not read them either.

I, too, feel like I have lost a good friend when I finish a good book.

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Have you read, Rush Home Road? Oh, it was so good! I think it was much better than, The Help. And I loved, The Help! It too is about African Americans, but it has more depth, grittier hardships. Pulled at my heartstrings more. I cried several times while reading the book and all during the last chapter. I was a mess. I didn't want that book to end. The characters haunted me long after I was done.
Sounds good! I'll pass this one to my sisters also. Thanks!
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:21 AM   #9
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This is what I was thinking. And I have not read them either.

I, too, feel like I have lost a good friend when I finish a good book.
I thought I was the only one who felt that way - it's good to know I'm not alone. I was beginning to think something was wrong with me because I get so attached to fictional characters.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:32 AM   #10
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This is what I was thinking. And I have not read them either.

I, too, feel like I have lost a good friend when I finish a good book.



Sounds good! I'll pass this one to my sisters also. Thanks!
You're welcome! Give the a box of tissues each when you give them the book. They'll laugh, but thank you later for it!
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I know what I did when I finished reading those books - read all of dd16's HS summer reading, trying to regain all of the brain cells I lost!

The first think I look for in a book is that it is well written. Right now my light reading is the second book in the Pillars of the Earth series. All seem to be about 1000 pages, but I love the characters, so I get to enjoy them longer.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:49 AM   #12
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I know what I did when I finished reading those books - read all of dd16's HS summer reading, trying to regain all of the brain cells I lost!

The first think I look for in a book is that it is well written. Right now my light reading is the second book in the Pillars of the Earth series. All seem to be about 1000 pages, but I love the characters, so I get to enjoy them longer.
I LOVED Pillars of the Earth and the sequel as well. If you finish World Without End and find yourself wanting more of the same, try 'London' or 'New York' by Edward Rutherfurd. He's written others as well, but those are the only two I've read. 'Sarum' and 'The Forest' are on my list to read eventually. So many books, too little time.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:24 AM   #13
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I would think most people wouldn't have a hard time thinking of something to do after reading 50 shades of grey...

Seriously though, I felt that way after I read Storm of Swords by George Martin. I read it as a hardcover and I knew it would be years till the next one. I was bored for a month basically. No other books stood up to it and I was obsessed on top of that.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:28 AM   #14
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I would suggest reading a good book after reading all three 50 Shades.

I sort of read them. I skipped whole sections of all three books because they were just so dumb and the writing so bad.
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very similar to 50 shades but the writing is much better!

The second one Reflected In You comes out 10/2
I'm going to ave to agree with this suggestion. I read this book in July and I've been anxiously waiting for 10/2 so I can buy and dl the 2nd book to my Nook and Dig in! It was a great book and as PP said it is very similar to 50 Shades.
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