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Do any of you have any pet peeves concerning books? I like action/adventure, fantasy and science fiction. My biggest pet peeve in those genres is a hopeless, helpless and ineffective protagonist. He or she constantly makes poor decisions and succeeds only through luck.
 

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Using lots of violence as word fillers. If the bad guys show up in the first chapter I quit the book.

I want to read a story. I want to see innovation for survival. I don't want to see long lists of prep supplies. Who cares? I really don't.

I've read Jerry D. Young. Short, simple. Little violence. But his writing was choppy, he leaned heavily on lists and much too descriptive about weapons. I'm rereading one now because I couldn't find anything else. Someone has gone through and really edited it. The characters are not as stilted as they once were.

Romance books are not to my taste.

BTW, how come you can't be followed on Amazon? Is there a setting you need to plug in? Or do they charge you for it?
 

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Using lots of violence as word fillers. If the bad guys show up in the first chapter I quit the book.

I want to read a story. I want to see innovation for survival. I don't want to see long lists of prep supplies. Who cares? I really don't.

I've read Jerry D. Young. Short, simple. Little violence. But his writing was choppy, he leaned heavily on lists and much too descriptive about weapons. I'm rereading one now because I couldn't find anything else. Someone has gone through and really edited it. The characters are not as stilted as they once were.

Romance books are not to my taste.

BTW, how come you can't be followed on Amazon? Is there a setting you need to plug in? Or do they charge you for it?
I'm not very computer savvy so I don't really know what you mean by 'can't be followed on amazon'. Enlighten me.
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By the way I've read most of Jerry D. Young's books. Many of them twice and I agree with you comments on his books. I'm currently rereading Simpler Times.
 

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There is a setting that if you like an author's books you can click follow and be notified when there are new releases.

When you get to the end of Jerry's book and it asks for a rating, look just below that. There's a place you can click to follow the author.

Have you noticed they "sound" different? More professional. I read some time back that he was ill. Makes me wonder if someone isn't writing new books under his name. There was one, don't remember which one it was, that was obviously not his but was under his name. It had so much non Jerry style. Sex, violence. Just not his style. I actually made a comment about the book stating I didn't believe it was him.
 

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There is a setting that if you like an author's books you can click follow and be notified when there are new releases.

When you get to the end of Jerry's book and it asks for a rating, look just below that. There's a place you can click to follow the author.

Have you noticed they "sound" different? More professional. I read some time back that he was ill. Makes me wonder if someone isn't writing new books under his name. There was one, don't remember which one it was, that was obviously not his but was under his name. It had so much non Jerry style. Sex, violence. Just not his style. I actually made a comment about the book stating I didn't believe it was him.
I understand. I've seen that 'Follow this author' option but never bothered to check it out. I'll check into it. Over the last few days I've reread 'Well, Why Not', 'Neighbors', and 'Influences'. I didn't notice any significant differences in those three but I'll keep watch for what you mentioned. Certainly gratuitous sex and violence are not his style.
 

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Pay particular attention to his characters and their speech patterns. Any speech from his characters was aggravatingly stilted. I'm not seeing that now rereading a couple of his later books.

So, activate it on your account. People will get emails notifying of new releases. Sometimes it takes a month, sometimes they don't send one at all. But it does allow a reader to keep up most of the time. Especially when it involves a series.
 

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Pay particular attention to his characters and their speech patterns. Any speech from his characters was aggravatingly stilted. I'm not seeing that now rereading a couple of his later books.

So, activate it on your account. People will get emails notifying of new releases. Sometimes it takes a month, sometimes they don't send one at all. But it does allow a reader to keep up most of the time. Especially when it involves a series.
Will do, and thanks. I'm taking a break right now but plan to start Adam II Vol. III some time this month. After that I'll help my wife do the third and last Red Rive Gorge story. When those are done I have one more in mind that will be a somewhat more ambitious project.
 

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It鈥檚 been so long since I鈥檝e read books that weren鈥檛 spiritual in nature. Our study is full of different Bibles, study tools, Biblical dictionaries, encyclopedias etc. Plus one big bookshelf for medical reference books, nature, farming, survival skills, herbal remedies, mental health, diet, that type of thing. Our only pet peeve is that books we are usually interested in are out of print!
 

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It鈥檚 been so long since I鈥檝e read books that weren鈥檛 spiritual in nature. Our study is full of different Bibles, study tools, Biblical dictionaries, encyclopedias etc. Plus one big bookshelf for medical reference books, nature, farming, survival skills, herbal remedies, mental health, diet, that type of thing. Our only pet peeve is that books we are usually interested in are out of print!
I have 3 bibles and I do read them though not as much as I should. I had a ton of medical and mental health books but I burned a bunch of them the other day. They were out of date so I thinned the herd. I too have reference books on wild foods, farming, hunting and other survival topics.
Generally I read fiction. In my home library I have 18 shelves with 50+ books per shelf. Vast majority are fiction.
 

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Here's one for you to check on. It's Jerry Young but it's not.

Tell me when have you ever taken more than a couple of days to read one of his books. According to Amazon I read this book already but I don't recognize it at all. It's call A Penny for Your Thoughts. It's far longer than any of his books.

Published in 2018. I'm pretty certain this is about the time I read he was experiencing health issues.
 

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Here's one for you to check on. It's Jerry Young but it's not.

Tell me when have you ever taken more than a couple of days to read one of his books. According to Amazon I read this book already but I don't recognize it at all. It's call A Penny for Your Thoughts. It's far longer than any of his books.

Published in 2018. I'm pretty certain this is about the time I read he was experiencing health issues.
Yeah, I've read that one but I'll read it again. Over the past 2-3 days I've read QHR, Dude, For The Sake of Family, Low profile, One Man Alone and Rudy's Preparedness Shop. I had bought them years ago and they were still on my cloud. Right now I'm reading Is The Mail Here Yet? You're right none of them take long.
 
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