Are you a reader?

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by max, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. max

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    I'm curious whether folks still maintain this quaint custom. :)
     
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  2. rommil

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    Do menus count? LOL. I try to as much as I can which is not quite often.
     
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  3. jazzyfunkybluesy

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    My wife reads a fiction book a day. I read some magazines, articles but rarely a book.
     
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  4. r2473

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    Sort of.

    I use public transportation for my commute. I find it easier to listen to books. Easier to concentrate and no one talks to me.

    I use Librivox:

    http://librivox.org/

    I am "reading" David Copperfield at the moment.

    EDIT: Good idea Camilio. I mainly read classic literature. I also enjoy reading philosophy, but that is not easy to read on the commute. Requires too much concentration.
     
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  5. Camilio Pascual

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    Yes. To make it more interesting maybe we should describe what we read and/or favourite authors?
    Mainly:
    crime novels - James Ellroy
    baseball books covering statistics and evaluation - Bill James
    astronomy/physics - Feynmann
    WWI - Ferguson
    Also: anthropology, bicycling, geology, both Vietnam Wars, Pacific War, art history
    Being anti-American/British and pro-German concerning WWI, I have been very interested in the changing perceptions of mainly British authors since at least the 1950's to the present day.
    I have the US Army/Marines Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, but have been unable to find anybody interested enough to read it.
    Am thinking of reading and rereading great literature. I was blown away by overhearing a retired cabbie at White Castle talk about "Gertrude" by Herman Hesse. Instant friendship.
     
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  6. Rhino

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    Of course. I like biographies.
    I've read the Boris Becker one, the Tim Henman one and the Vince Spadea one. I think my girlfriend will get me "Open" for christmas.
     
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  7. r2473

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    Hey, this is a thread about reading books. :)
     
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  8. Snipergene

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    Mainly books on CD's which I transfer my iPod. 7-10 hours/week commuting. I get through about 10-15 books a year this way.

    2 or 3 hard copy books a year at most.
     
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  9. Mr.Brightside

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    i read lots
     
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