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Old November 12 2013, 08:16 PM   #61
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Re: So what do you do for fun?

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I read books (75 to 100 books a year)
I envy you. I would love to read that much, but it usually takes me weeks or months just to read one book.
I usually completely forget what I read a year later (just two months ago I picked up a novel from a book store, even though I had already read it three years ago). If I read 100 books a year, I don't think it would get better.
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Old November 12 2013, 08:44 PM   #62
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Re: So what do you do for fun?

I'm a very casual reader and don't really care for fiction novels (except for the few Harry Potter titles I've read). The only time I have for reading is at night. So if I'm reading a book, I could easily fall asleep.
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Old November 12 2013, 10:45 PM   #63
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I never understood falling asleep while reading...reading definitely keeps me awake. I have a friend, though, who falls asleep whenever she reads. It doesn't matter if she's tired, if it's the middle of the day, what she's reading, anything. It's like a conditioned response, as soon as she starts to read she starts to doze off. She likes reading, but this makes it difficult for her. It is so bad that she literally has to kneel on a hard floor while reading to stay awake, and even that doesn't always work! We were roommates for about a year, and there were definitely times I'd find her asleep on the kitchen floor next to a book.
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Old November 12 2013, 11:17 PM   #64
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Re: So what do you do for fun?

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I never understood falling asleep while reading...reading definitely keeps me awake.
I don't understand reading in bed to fall asleep either. If I'm reading a good book I'll be too engrossed in the story to fall asleep and if I'm reading a bad book I'll be too pissed off by the lack of quality to fall asleep. I suppose if I were reading a competently written, but dreadfully dull book I could fall asleep.
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Old November 13 2013, 01:30 AM   #65
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I never understood falling asleep while reading...reading definitely keeps me awake.
I don't understand reading in bed to fall asleep either. If I'm reading a good book I'll be too engrossed in the story to fall asleep and if I'm reading a bad book I'll be too pissed off by the lack of quality to fall asleep. I suppose if I were reading a competently written, but dreadfully dull book I could fall asleep.
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Old November 13 2013, 03:57 AM   #66
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I can't read for more than 20 minutes without getting bored/tired/hungry, even if it's an awesome book. I am just not a fan of activities than don't engage my body.
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Old November 13 2013, 04:02 AM   #67
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^I often read while on my exercise bike. Win win!
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Old November 13 2013, 04:05 AM   #68
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^I often read while on my exercise bike. Win win!
I have done that in the past, but stationary cardio is the bane of my existence, so it usually resulted in me getting angry. It was the worst kind of multitasking.
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Old November 13 2013, 04:08 AM   #69
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Re: So what do you do for fun?

Some of the books I 'read' are actually audio books. I listen to them while waiting for the bus, while doing housework or making bookmarks.

however I do prefer printed books. If I choose an audio book I have to be very careful about the reader as I have trouble understanding some people's speech.
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Old November 13 2013, 04:33 AM   #70
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Just a clarification. If I'm reading a graphic novel, and I do have a ton of comic books, I don't have any problem staying up, sometimes to the wee hours of the morning. But I only do this on weekends or holidays when I don't have to get up early the next day.
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Old November 13 2013, 07:09 PM   #71
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I'm a very casual reader and don't really care for fiction novels (except for the few Harry Potter titles I've read). The only time I have for reading is at night. So if I'm reading a book, I could easily fall asleep.
Someone who calls himself Gryffindorian has read only "a few" of the HP books?! Horrors!

I've just started listening to The Sorcerer's Stone in the car. I don't think I could do that with a book I wasn't already familiar with, because I (appropriately) concentrate more on the driving than the listening, so I miss some details. But it's fun getting a new perspective on a story that I love.
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Old November 13 2013, 08:12 PM   #72
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I'm a very casual reader and don't really care for fiction novels (except for the few Harry Potter titles I've read). The only time I have for reading is at night. So if I'm reading a book, I could easily fall asleep.
Someone who calls himself Gryffindorian has read only "a few" of the HP books?! Horrors!
Indeed! For a whole month, I had to lock myself inside a conference room during the lunch hour to read the whole Prisoner of Azkaban novel.
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Old November 14 2013, 02:46 AM   #73
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At that rate, you need to set aside six to nine months of lunch hours to finish the series!
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Old November 14 2013, 03:11 AM   #74
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One of these days I fully intend to tackle the entire Dark Tower series. (Not all of the crossovers, though. I don't have enough spare lifetimes for that.)
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Old November 14 2013, 03:14 AM   #75
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