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  1. Mia6

    Mia6 Thread Starter Mother of two Top Cat

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    GOOD MORNING AND HAPPY SUNDAY!

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    I love to read and watch movies. Right now I have
    too many books that I had reserved from the library and they all came in within 2 days of one another.

    What to read first?:headscratch::dunno: Also, I have 4 movies that I
    got from the library.

    What are some of your favorite books? Do you like
    to read the same book again? What is your favorite genre? Same question about movies.

    I like all kinds of books but right now I am really into psychological thrillers.

    Girl on a Train
    Behind Closed Doors
    The Widow Next Door
    In a Dark dark Wood were all amazing.

    Some of my fave movies

    The Godfather I and II
    The Blair Witch Project
    Paranormal Activity I and II
    Ordinary People
    50s films with Doris Day and Rock Hudson
    Platoon
    The Deer Hunter


    What are yours?
     
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  2. verna davies

    verna davies TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I always have a book on the go. Not into romance, more into thrillers such as Lee Child, Sidney Sheldon, Karen Rose and lots more.
    Films, same really. James Patterson books made into films have been good but my favourite films are the older ones such as Zulu, Madame X and Audrey Hepburn and Spencer Tracy films were funny. I remember watching the first Jeepers Creepers film on my own late at night and frightened myself to death.
     
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  3. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    lol, The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre was my intro to that genre, and lordy!

    I definitely re-read books, and I like murder-mysteries quite a bit lately.

    Gotta say though I LOVE the Transformers movies and most of the Marvel Comics movies :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily *Alien* Top Cat

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    Unfortunetly, I've never really had the time or money to read enough books to be able to develop a favorite author or such.

    When I was younger, it was easier to get into reading but now, I have 0 motivation.

    I'll start and think I'm getting into it but by the 7th page (sometimes sooner), my brain just taps out and stops retaining what I'm reading.
     
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  5. maggiedemi

    maggiedemi TCS Member Top Cat

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    Books:
    Romance
    Autobiographies & Biographies
    Cookbooks

    Movies:
    Romance (both modern & old classics)
    Superhero with romance
    Westerns with romance
    War movies with romance
    True stories
     
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  6. mama africa

    mama africa TCS Member Top Cat

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    Books
    Milan Kundera : "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"
    Gabriel García Márquez : "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
    Isabel Allende : "The House of the Spirits"

    Movies
    Marco Tullio Giordana : "La meglio gioventù" ("The best of Youth") XXX
    Miloš Forman : "One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest"
    David Lynch : "Blue Velvet"
    Marcel Camus "Orfeu Negro"
    Most movies of François Truffaut and Pedro Almodóvar
    Monty Python movies
     
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  7. Winchester

    Winchester TCS Member Veteran

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    I love techno-thrillers (Clive Cussler, for example). Favorite authors include Cussler, Stephen King (although he makes me crazy when I think he's hedged on his endings), Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child (Pengergast!). Utopia by Lincoln Child was, quite simply, excellent. And, of course, pretty much any cookbook.

    When I was able to keep my books in the living room, sometimes I would walk over to my books and say, "Hmmmmm, OK, you!" pick the book up and start reading. So yes, I've reread and reread my books. I cannot tell you how many times I've read the Outlander series. Or the Stephen King books.

    I don't watch a lot of movies. I don't know why, but I really do prefer to read. With a movie, it's all out there and all you do is sit there. With a book, you read it and you can create your own scenarios and such in your mind as you're reading.
     
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  8. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom TCS Member Top Cat

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    i really enjoy reading, but these days i don't find the time to do much reading -- and i don't read when i'm tired, because i'm not able to enjoy it as much.

    my favorite genres are historical fiction, history -- especially World War II, murder mysteries, spy/espionage -- both fiction and factual, biographies, and some autobiographies. pretty much the same goes for movies.

    particular favorite movies would be John Wayne movies (all of them), documentaries on World War II, Arsenic and Old Lace -- and any movie with Cary Grant in it, Les Diabolique (the Clouzot version, 1955), Rear Window -- i watch this one again and again.

    particular favorite books......A Man Called Intrepid by William Stephenson, other than that one i don't think i have particular favorites of books.
     
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  9. neely

    neely May the purr be with you Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Books: Biographies or Autobiographies

    Movies: I love the old b/w classic films on TCM
     
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  10. Aico & Nacho

    Aico & Nacho TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Books: Anything by James Patterson, John Grisham, and Stephen King.

    Movies: I like horror flicks, especially the original Exorcist, the original Amityville movie, and the Paranormal Activity movies. I also watch some action flicks and comedies. Madea for example cracks me up.
     
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  11. MonaLyssa33

    MonaLyssa33 TCS Member Super Cat

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    I am not a fan of genre fiction (mystery, romance, etc.) because I find them to be too predictable and it's not often I like to read predictable fiction. There have been some that I have enjoyed like The Kiss Quotient which is a newer romance book but it was well written and not cheesy.

    I read a lot of nonfiction too. Most of the topics I like to read are about medical history or microbiology/biology-related. I rarely, if ever, reread books. I read a lot of fanfiction though and that stuff is usually predictable and I reread it many times, so it's weird that it doesn't apply to books for me.

    As for movies, some of my favorites are An Affair To Remember, Pillow Talk, The Jerk, Big Fish, numerous romantic comedies, some Hallmark Christmas movies too.
     
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  12. DreamerRose

    DreamerRose TCS Member Top Cat

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    Books: biographies, histories, mysteries. I'll find a subject and read everything about it I can. Right now, I'm on a jag about the women spies and resistance of WWII.

    Can't name a favorite movie. I watched "Red Sparrow" last night. It was good, quite a thriller with an unexpected ending.
     
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  13. Lola3791

    Lola3791 TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    Books and movies are my two favorite things!
    Books: Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
    The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers
    This Present Darkness, Piercing the Darkness, and Monster by Frank Peretti
    Binding of the Blade series by LB Graham
    Most books by Scott O'Dell
    The Princess Bride by William Goldman
    Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    Movies:
    Lord of the Rings films
    The Hobbit films
    Pirates of the Caribbean films
    The Princess Bride
    Little Women
    The Chronicles of Narnia films
    Love Comes Softly films
    Do You Believe?
    Gone With the Wind
    Ben-Hur (1959 version)
    God's Not Dead series
    There is tons of other books and movies but these are the ones that came to mind.
     
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  14. muffy

    muffy TCS Member Top Cat

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    Mysteries. Ever since I started having double vision I rarely read books anymore.
     

  15. aliceneko

    aliceneko TCS Member Top Cat

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    With books and films I enjoy historical, romance and dystopian novels - my preferences are all over the place!
     
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  16. Mia6

    Mia6 Thread Starter Mother of two Top Cat

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    Oh I love that too!!!
     

  17. Mia6

    Mia6 Thread Starter Mother of two Top Cat

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    :yeah::clap:
     
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  18. Elphaba09

    Elphaba09 TCS Member Super Cat

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    My all-time favorite book is "The Scarlet Letter." I have many copies of it that I have annotated over the years.

    Othe favorite books:
    Norton Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism
    The Time Traveler's Wife
    The Book Thief
    Jane Eyre
    Like Water For Chocolate
    The Phenomenology of Spirit
    Hope: A Tragedy
    Fortune's Rocks
    Silas Marner
    Great Expectations
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Pride and Prejudice
    Heart of Darkness
    Wuthering Heights
    Flowers in the Mirror
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Notes From Underground
    Lord of the Rings (written as one novel in three parts, not as a trilogy)
    The Second Sex

    Movies:
    Shakespeare In Love
    The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    The Harry Potter movies starting with "The Prisoner of Azkaban"
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    Cat People (1942)
    Iron Man
    Mad Max: Fury Road (I hate all the other Mad Max movies)
    The Color Purple
    Whale Rider
    The Wolfman (1941 and 2010)
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Muriel's Wedding
    Queen
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Raise the Red Lantern
    All About Eve
    Mulan
    Kill Bill
    Orlando
    Aliens
    Room (not "The Room")
    Most of the Star Wars series
     
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  19. Mia6

    Mia6 Thread Starter Mother of two Top Cat

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    • I forgot to mention some books

    • Sophie's Choice- William Styron
    • Killing me Softly -Nicci French
    • To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee
    • The Heart is Lonely Hunter-Carson McCullers
    • Great Expectations-Dickens
    • Kiss the Girls-Jack Patterson
     

  20. 1 bruce 1

    1 bruce 1 TCS Member Top Cat

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    I read a lot more than I watch TV. The only books I don't like are those romance novels, the covers alone turn me off. Lord of the Tube Socks and Fabio von Hissey Fit aren't my favorite reads.
    I like novels and autobiographies, I like most of Stephen King's works (especially the stuff from the 70's and 80's), any book that deals with dogs, cats or any animals (especially about husbandry practices, handling, etc.)
    I like funny books and stupid books and just books that make you laugh. I got one for Christmas about how cats view the world. I read it in 20 minutes but laughed for 45.
    As far as movies go if it was made after 2000 I'm not usually not interested.
    I really enjoy documentaries focused on real, every day people that have a unique struggle in their lives. The bad part is after the hour it takes to watch it has passed, if the documentary is made well enough you want to know how that person is doing today and there's usually very little information that's up to date.
     
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