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Old April 7 2013, 10:08 AM   #31
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Re: Do you like to read?

^^ That's nice. It seems like literacy is treated with disdain these days.

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^What did letters ever do to you?
All they do is sit there and stare at me, so I just stare right back at them.
You know what Nietzsche said: "If you stare long enough at the letters, the letters stare back at you."
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Old April 7 2013, 11:47 AM   #32
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I've long outgrown computer games
Computer games are not something to be outgrown. Especially when you're ultra-enthusiastic about your comic book collection
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Old April 7 2013, 02:48 PM   #33
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Re: Do you like to read?

I love reading. I love my Kindle because I read much more frequently nowadays. It's certainly so much easier to peruse Amazon and download something rather than heading to the book-store, charity shop or library.
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Old April 7 2013, 11:37 PM   #34
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I've long outgrown computer games
Computer games are not something to be outgrown. Especially when you're ultra-enthusiastic about your comic book collection
Alas, I must say I was quite immersed in City of Heroes/City of Villains MMO up until a year before the online game shut down. Ahh, the good old days of farming and Double XP weekends. But I was never really a hardcore gamer, averaging only 3 to 4 hours per week until I lost interest.
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Old April 7 2013, 11:39 PM   #35
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Re: Do you like to read?

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^^ That's nice. It seems like literacy is treated with disdain these days.

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^What did letters ever do to you?
All they do is sit there and stare at me, so I just stare right back at them.
You know what Nietzsche said: "If you stare long enough at the letters, the letters stare back at you."
That explains why I love green eggs and ham!
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Old April 8 2013, 09:40 AM   #36
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If you stare long enough at the eggs, the eggs stare back at you.

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Old April 9 2013, 07:27 PM   #37
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You know what Nietzsche said: "If you stare long enough at the letters, the letters stare back at you."
Ahem... you are aware of the fact that Nietzsche died in a loonie asylum, aren't you?

Sorry about the late reply - I only just discovered the thread.
I learned how to read at the age of 3 and ever since nothing in print has been safe from me. When I was at primary school I used to wake up in the night and I would always sneak to my dad's office and read the 12 volume lexicon You may know the effect from Wikipedia: you look something up, find an interesting keyword, follow that to a different article which leads you to a third and so you get from meatballs to streetcars.
My eyes aren't that good anymore and I appreciate this new invention of ebook readers that allow me to enlargen the print. Also, in digital form books take up so much less space. Plus I can easliy edit out typos and bad grammar =) (the noble custom of proof reading appears to have been abolished).

I used to read in every spare minute, alas, the older I get, the less time do I find for reading Recently I started to sell those books I am not interested in anymore but I still have half a moving van of book crates.
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Old April 9 2013, 09:04 PM   #38
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If you stare long enough at the eggs, the eggs stare back at you.

That is SO disturbing, but I love it.
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Old April 9 2013, 11:45 PM   #39
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You know what Nietzsche said: "If you stare long enough at the letters, the letters stare back at you."
Ahem... you are aware of the fact that Nietzsche died in a loonie asylum, aren't you?
Nietzsche is dead?
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Old April 10 2013, 02:48 PM   #40
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Do you love to read? Do you read for pleasure?
Yes and yes.
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Old April 10 2013, 03:25 PM   #41
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Of course. Reading is one of life's most basic pleasures. When I occasionally come across someone who says "I don't read" I can't even comprehend that statement. It has something to do with cheese, right?
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Old April 10 2013, 04:11 PM   #42
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I love reading. I was a book nerd as far back as my earliest years of elementary school and still love reading things ranging from classic literature to reference books and guides and graphic novels. My parents instilled me with both a respect and a love for reading and learning that I've always been thankful to them for.

Reading is part of being a well-rounded and educated human being. I don't care what you read, just read. You'll be better off for doing so.
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Old April 10 2013, 06:16 PM   #43
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Re: Do you like to read?

I used to read a lot when I was younger, then after uni I lost it for a few years. I picked it up again a couple of years ago though and now I'm reading more than ever, especially now that I have a Kindle. I usually have a few books on the go at once and even more on my wishlist.
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Old April 10 2013, 07:00 PM   #44
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Nietzsche is dead?
As dead as a door-nail.
Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might be inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Nietzsche is as dead as a door-nail.


(and yep, A Christmas Carol is another of my favourites)
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Old April 10 2013, 09:27 PM   #45
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I love reading too, especially before bed. I find that doing it before bed helps to get to sleep as it puts the brain into a different mode.
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