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Old April 10 2013, 09:33 PM   #46
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Re: Do you like to read?

I adore reading, I've always been surronded by books, when I was in primary school I had as many shelves of books as toys, as a teenager I went past 200 books, the collection hasn't grown as quickly since then but I think I have twice that now, a kindle and reading apps on all my portable devices.
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Old April 10 2013, 10:01 PM   #47
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I can't get enough non-fiction these past few years, particularly books focusing on film, politics and occasionally comics. I get the majority of these books from Edward R. Hamilton's Connecticut business and I keep attempting to catch up and run out, though that almost never happens lately. Today's magazines are generally thinner and have far less content than they used to, but I still subscribe to TIME, THE NEW YORKER and ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. (PREMIERE and NEWSWEEK halted their print editions.)

At this moment I'm reading a Fred Hembeck Omnibus which I found last year at a comics shop. It's over 1000 pages long, but over half of these pages have TEN TIMES the word content normal authors would provide. I'll be roughly halfway through at week's end but it took three weeks to get this far. It's worth it. The book was only 25 dollars and unlike many writers, he more than gives you your money's worth. All my other books are accumulating, but at least I can guarantee myself none will take half as long as this to read. I'm savoring it and tearing through it as quickly as possible...
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Old April 10 2013, 11:44 PM   #48
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Re: Do you like to read?

I've loved reading since I was a young child. I tended to read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy growing up, these days I try to spread my reading around to a lot of genres. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Literary Fiction, History, Memoirs, Biographies, Non-Fiction Adventure, Poetry....I bought a Kindle three years ago and have since upgraded it to a Kindle Paperwhite and I've done more reading in the past three years than I have in the decade before.
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Old April 11 2013, 09:53 AM   #49
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Re: Do you like to read?

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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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At this moment I'm reading a Fred Hembeck Omnibus which I found last year at a comics shop.
Wow, I had no idea that existed. I'll have to track it down. I love Hembeck.
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Old April 11 2013, 10:07 AM   #50
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I love reading, I have a short attention span though and so don't read too much in one sitting.
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Old April 11 2013, 02:07 PM   #51
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Re: Do you like to read?

I absolutely love reading about politics, elections and statesmen. Elections and politicians might be incredibly boring and even off-putting subject material to some, but reading about Harry Truman's come-from-behind surprise victory in 1948 is more appealing to me than most stories about wizards or spies.
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Old April 11 2013, 03:44 PM   #52
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Re: Do you like to read?

I agree with cooleddie74. I love political (auto)biographies. Politics is so exciting.
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Old April 11 2013, 05:33 PM   #53
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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.
precisely! And it's so comfortable and cozy. A good book, a nice cup of tea or cocoa, a few cookies - the best company in bed! (especially as contrary to other company they don't snore )
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Old April 11 2013, 09:22 PM   #54
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As some use tablets, as their readers, I'm sure you could program it to snore But bad idea...
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Old April 14 2013, 01:03 PM   #55
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many readers can simultaneousely play soundfiles and display books. Not sure about Kindle, but my old Sony reader can
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