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Reading With Sea

A book club on your own time

Hi.  Welcome to Reading With Sea.  I am Sea.

Sure, the idea for this reading group came out of my head and the site from my finger tips, but this isn’t only my group and it’s not holding only my ideas.  This reading group is run on the comments, suggestion and participation of its members and guests.  Essentially: You.

Still, here’s a bit about me:  I am a book reader.  A lover of reading.  An appreciator of the possibility of connecting with you, a fellow lover of a good book.  An individual open to being grabbed by words on a page.  Someone who always has a book with them.  I read constantly.  I buy books like crazy.  I love living amongst stacks of books and I love people who love to read.

Fellow Members:

My name is Adam, I have known Sea since high school, oh so many years ago. I actually have not seen Sea since 1999 I think so ten years  I joined this group just to read more since I travel a ton and use reading to keep me entertained while in the airport waiting on flights. So the next thing you may ask is why do I travel, well, I am a merchant mariner and work on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. I travel every three weeks to or from work.

Name: Adam Hunt
3 Favorite books: Lord of the Flies, The Persuader, The Left Behind Series
3 Favorite authors: Lee Child, Michael Crichton
City: Brunswick, Maine & the Gulf of Mexico
Extra: “… Sailor by day, lover by night, Merchant Marine by choice, God by right!!!”

Hey guys! My name is Robin and I met Sea while on tour with an artist out in Seattle back in 2006. I love reading, I was a bookworm since a kid. I’m an audio engineer/producer/musician based in NYC and one of the things I do for a living is record and direct audio books, needless to say, I love my current job! =D

Name: Robin Lai
City: New York City
3 Fav Authors: Rudyard Kipling, Sir Arthur Conon Doyle, JRR Tolkein, Haruki Murakami
3 Fav Books: Sophie’s World, Lord of The Rings, The Life Giving Sword

Name: Ryan Link
City:  hard to say.  I’m going with Brooklyn/Los Angeles.
3 Favorite authors: Nick Hornby, Paul Auster, Terry Pratchett
3 Favorite books: Going back several years, I was really into “Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, “Siddhartha” and “The Alchemist”.  Formative stories.

Name: DeAnza Spaulding
City: Seattle
3 Favorite books: Caucasia, Red Tent, Book of Ruth
3 Favorite authors: Danzy Senna, Anita Diamant, Jane Hamilton

Name: Sam Noh
City: Brooklyn, NY
Favorite 3 Authors:  Stephen King, Roald Dahl , Dr. Seuss ( know kinda random list but hey it’s me)
Favorite 3 Books: The Catcher in the Rye, Animal Farm, and A Separate Peace
As for reading snacks, I would say chips and salsa and a beer.

Name: Larry Olson
City: Westchester NY
Three Favorite Authors/Books: TC Boyle, World’s End; Larry Brown, Fay; Mark Sarvas, Harry, Revised
Three Favorite Bookstores: Square One Books, Oxford MS; Three Lives, NYC; The Book Store, Pleasantville , NY
Reading Snacks: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

Name: Dan Hauge
City: Seattle
3 Favorite books: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Sandman, It
3 Favorite authors: Frederick Buechner, NT Wright, Henri Nouwen

name: leah klug
city: seattle
3 favorite books (seriously, THREE??): texts of terror, by phillis trible; harry potter and the deathly hallows, j.k. rowling; why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria, dr. beverly daniel tatum
3 favorite authors (again with the limitations!): howard thurman, madeline l’engle, cornel west

Name: Nicole
City: San Juan
Three Favorite Books: The Great Gatsby, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Microserfs (my favorite so far this year).
Three Favorite Authors:  F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and I’m still deciding on a third one. is the link to my Goodreads page where you can look at my reading lists.

Name: Rose Ellen Fritzky
City: Brooklyn, NY
3 Favorite Authors… (Maybe): Dave Eggers, J.K. Rowling, Shel Silverstein
3 Favorite Books… (Possibly): The Giver- Lois Lowry, Was- Geoff Ryman, Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
I don’t need much to get lost in a book.  I tend to do the bulk of my reading on the NYC subway. But if I’m home, a beverage is usually necessary… tea, diet coke, a glass of red wine. Surprisingly, reading in bed does nothing but put me to sleep.

Name:                          Paula Rairdan
City:                             Snohomish,Wa
3 Favorite books:         Changes with every new book I read.  The Left Behind series, the Sign of Seven Trilogy, and Gone with the Wind
3 Favorite authors         Right now: Nora Roberts, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, and Margaret Mitchell

Name: Kelsey Hudson
City:  Seattle, WA
3 Favorite authors: Philip K. Dick, Inga Muscio, Michael Pollan
3 Favorite books: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Body Wars, Ender’s Game

Name: Rachel Sumner
City: Wherever my gyspy feet take me… for now, Seattle
3 Favorite books: East of Eden, Letters To A Young Poet, Blueberries For Sal
3 Favorite authors: Flannery O’Connnor, Oscar Wilde, Rainer Maria Rilke ooh and one contemporary? 🙂 Tim Winton

Name: Frank Spaulding
City: Seattle
3 Favorite books: Valis, Philip K. Dick;  Dune, Frank Herbert; Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard
3 Favorite authors: Philip K. Dick, Alex Garland, Deb Olin Unferth (Honorable Mention goes to David Sklansky)

Name: Danielle
City: Newport, City by the Sea
3 Favorite Books (a sampling of many ;): Summer Sisters, A Moveable Feast , and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe , short story- The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
3 Favorite Authors : Ernest Hemingway, Isabelle Allende, Jane Austen, and Katherine Mansfield (short stories)
~I love to read, especially in the quiet early hours and deep into the night, I am never without a book, and find myself drawn to cozy reading spots like fireplaces, cozy chairs, and anywhere there is a cat.

Name: Jacky Dougherty
City: I live in Bay View, WA. However I am and always will be a North Dakotan.
Three favorite authors: Morris West, John Sandford, and Deepak Chopra.
Three all-time favorite books:  Summer of the Red Wolf by Morris West – I have read it every summer since 1973. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.  Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.  In reality after all the years in the healthcare field, give me something with medical forensics and autopsies and I’m happy as can be! The tractor and backhoe manuals have become what I read most for getting the work done on my little farm.
Favorite bookstore: toss up between Henderson’s in Bellingham but the staff is not the friendliest and across the street is Michael’s really nice, friendly, helpful staff – they just don’t have as large of a selection as Henderson’s. No eating or drinking when reading, all I need is a cat purring in my lap.

Ben Tanzer

Chicago, IL

Three favorite books:

(1)     The Basketball Diaries, Jim Carroll;
(2)     Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson; and
(3)     Cruddy by Lynda Barry

Three favorite authors:

(1)    Raymond Carver;
(2)    Ray Bradbury; and
(3)    Andre Dubus

Name: Juan Andres Herrera
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay.
3 Favorite Books: Other Voices, Other Rooms; Pedro Páramo; Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle
3 Favorite Authors: Truman Capote, E.M. Cioran , Juan Rulfo, Juan Carlos Onetti, V. Nabokov, Thomas Bernhard, Guido Ceronetti, Saint-JohnPerse


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