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Subject: Dreaming about books
Date Posted: 3/26/2008 12:06 PM ET
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I recently finished Rani Manicka's The Rice Mother and the story was so intense that I found myself dreaming about it. Not only did I dream about the disturbing events in the book, I dreamed I was telling friends in the dream about the plot. It's been a long time since I've felt strongly enough about a book to dream about it. If you haven't read the book, it's a multi-generational novel beginning with a 14-year old girl's trip from Ceylon to marry a man in Malaysia. The horrible things that happen during the book (Japanese occupation, for one) are incredibly horrifying and mold the family into what it eventually becomes.


When's the last time you dreamed about book? What was it and why do you think you dreamed about it?

Subject: The Rice Mother
Date Posted: 3/28/2008 12:10 AM ET
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Hi, just ordered The Rice Mother you made the story sound so interesting I'm dreaming about reading the story.


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Date Posted: 3/28/2008 1:50 AM ET
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Leigh, I can't quite remember the last time, but it happens to me quite regularly.  It's one of the reasons I don't read before I go to bed anymore.  The book will infiltrate my dreams more readily.  It's not so bad with some books, but others like the one you mentioned can be pretty intense.

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 2:21 PM ET
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I usually can't sleep unless I read *something* before bed. I try to stick with the "fluff" books on my nightstand. They seem to work well.

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 6:34 PM ET
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great.....another book for my wish list!

Really, thanks for the suggestion, it sounds like something I would like to read. member recommendations are the best reference tool here.

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 8:59 PM ET
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I read this book recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 6:50 PM ET
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I also read this book, and I found it very interesting. I thought it was excellently written.

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 9:12 PM ET
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My reading integrates into my dreams all the time. It's one reason why I stopped reading Stephen King years ago.  Pet Semetary was the last one.

Date Posted: 4/11/2008 9:21 PM ET
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I always read before bed, and if I'm in the middle of a series it is very likely the characters will invade my dreams. When I first read The Cleric Quintet I had a dream I was Dorigen and I was with Aballister, and I've had several dreams about Jean-Claude (blush). I once had a dream about Lestat and Armand, because I was in the middle of the Vampire Lestat and I wanted to finish it badly but I was very tired and didn't want to stay up too late, so I dreamt of the characters instead :D

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 12:48 AM ET
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The most vivid dreams I've had about books were based on Anne Rice's vampire and Mayfair witch series which I read almost all at once years ago. I still have disturbing images from some of these books!! (i.e. my grandmother was a vampire in one of my dreams--scary!)


Date Posted: 4/25/2008 11:50 AM ET
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Stephen King's "The Stand" always does it to me. It's my favorite of all his books so I read it quite often and every single time I do, I dream about it.

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 12:45 PM ET
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I dreamed about The Stand when I read it, too! I dreamed that the old, prophetic woman in it (I forget her name) was trying to tell me something. I forgot what that something was, too.

Date Posted: 4/26/2008 12:07 AM ET
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I put The Rice Mother on my w/l.  It looks good.  Just what I needed, another book.