How much do you read?

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  1. danielrbischoff

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    This april fools post from NPR almost got me.
    https://www.facebook.com/NPR/posts/1020 ... eam_ref=10

    I haven't read a book in way too long though. What was the last thing you read and why did you read it? Did you finish it? How long was it?

    I think the last book I read was something from my shelf before I got rid of a bunch of stuff. I read stuff online all the time but that's not really the same thing is it?
     
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  2. De-Ting

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    I hardly read jack anymore, but I'm trying to write my own book. Go figure. I whipped out my copies of Mossflower and High Rhulain for some inspiration, but I haven't cracked them open yet on account of not having the time.
     
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  3. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    I read a fair amount.

    Game Theory for Applied Economists
    Name of the Wind
    The Divergent Series

    I read a ton for work though on top of enjoyment reading.
     
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  4. UrbanMasque

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    i read a lot of books.

    Some political, mostly fiction - sci-fi - fantasy.

    Grew up reading R.A. Salvatore.
    during high school college got into political, drug culture, sci-fi and historical books like 1984, Doors of Perception, John Grisham, etc.
    Currently making my way through Eve: Templar One and Tony Gonzales books.


    Favorite Series: War of the Spider Queen.
     
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  5. madster111

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    I always have either adobe reader or sumatra pdf open with a book, often 2 at once to read through.

    Lately i'm re-reading through The Salvation War: Armageddon + Pantheocide.
     
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    Do school books count?
     
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  7. MattAY

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    Last thing I read was The Silmarillion. Me and my friends gave each other life achievements and one of mine was to read that. It was fudging hard.
     
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  8. Affen

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    I would read a lot more if I could find someone to recommend me books. Now almost my only reading happens at holidays where I randomly pick one book to finish.

    Long commute to work used to be awesome for getting reading time, but now that's gone.
     
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    I dont read that many books anymore.
     
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  10. UrbanMasque

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    Yes.

    I only use my nexus 7 for magazines, not really books. I don't think I can get into digitized novels because I need a physical book. Now more than before I feel like having a library of books on my shelves as trophies - also for parties their pretty good convo starters.
     
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  11. Green_Lantern

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    Well what do you like?

    I'm a pretty big reader my Kindle usually stays with me wherever I go. Right now I'm working my way through The Stand.
     
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    UghRochester https://www.twitch.tv/ughrochester

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    I read stuff that interests me.
     
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  13. Affen

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    Books like The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo from Dumas are my all time favorites.

    So some sort of adventure style stories set in the past? Murder mysteries like Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes are really enjoyable for me, aswell other mystery/treasure hunt stories like Da Vnci code and the Dirk Pitt stories.
     
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  14. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    I'm seeing a lot of books that I like here. And Matt, props for getting through the Silmarillion.
     
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    I'm right near the end of "The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling". It's a really thoughtful collection of essays from David Shoemaker AKA The Masked Man of the "Dead Wrestler of the Week" column.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/159240767 ... SY200_QL40
     
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    In the same vein, who are y'alls favorite author?

    Kurt Vonnegut is mine.
     
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  17. UrbanMasque

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    You said Kurt Vonnegut, I heard Erich von Däniken for a split second for some odd reason.. :?

    Mine: R. A. Salvatore, Christopher Hitchens, & R. L. Stine.
     
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    Kurt Vonnegut, also.
     
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  19. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    Vonnegut is really good and he has more than one good book.

    I really love Twain and Robert Jordan and Stephen King.
     
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  20. danielrbischoff

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    I like Vonnegut, but I like William Gibson a lot too. When I was growing up I loved Twain because it made me laugh, but over time he's worn on me. I tried reading his late-published biography and couldn't stand it.

    I don't think I've ever read a Stephen King novel. If I could only read one, which would you recommend?
     
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