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How much you read?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by HammerFist132, May 12, 2013.

  1. HammerFist132

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    Yes that's the question. In this days you can see everything on tv/pc, but somethimes you want to read something to imagine it in your mind to create your world. I know to you play pc at least two hours a day, but do you read one book that is not about school in 6 months or even one year. I reamember when I was younger(10-14 years) I was reading much much more and it was reall please and funny to me and I really enjoyed. I remember that I readed Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire in 4 days. And many others fantasy like books, also I like to read legends about Greek Gods and Hercules. Now I dont read anything, I tryed to read one book based on Lotr but it was really messed up with many people and I gived up after one day. Then I tryed to read War and Peace (I hope I traslate well) but that book is so pasive to me and I gived up after first book.
    I am hoping I will start reading again, an now I will give a try to the "Game of Thrones" because I really like it on tv and want to check the book. What about.
    Btw dont think I am nerd I really hate learning everything, I play lol and cs 3 hours in one day, I drink and hang from time to time.
     
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    I'm reading 6-7 books a year, each one at least 300-1000 pages. I love reading fantasy and couldn't live without it.

    I have experienced though, that I prefered chilling in front of tv in the evening over reading more often now.
     
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    I read lecture notes on embedded systems and machine oriented programming in C and Assembly today.
     
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    I read tons of stuff on a daily basis. Sure most of it is over the internet, but that counts as reading. At least wikipedia should.
     
  5. Chaosy

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    I read maybe 5 new books per year and re-read 10-20 per year those books are between 200 - 1000 pages
     
  6. HammerFist132

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    If you all dont lie I am so jaleous :)
     
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    I've started to read a bit less lately, as I don't really stumble on a library as often as I used to.
    However, some of my best reading was "Dune" by Frank Herbert. It has 6 books that are 300-600 pages each. Didn't take long to finish, as I really like the series.
    I've read 5 books in wattpad this year. It's a bit little, but it's because I haven't bothered to look for more in there yet.
     
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    Ain't nobody got time for that.
     
  9. Rui

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    I always say «it's gonna be this Summer that I'm gonna read a whole lot», but then I never end up reading at all. I just can't find the patience to do it.
    PROXY, it's because you're getting old =P I feel I'm getting even lazier as I age too! ;P

    Lately, however, ...
    Because I've got a uni course known as Programming Laboratories and I've got to spend the whole damn weekend programming -_- and when classes end next week I'll have 8 exams to study to.
     
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    I read fantasy and sci-fi books. Terry Pratchett, Robert Sheckley, Isaak Asimov, etc.

    How much? Well.. hmm.. depends. Some days/months a lot, others not at all.
     
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    I read a lot of news online. As well as the typical fantasy stuff.

    Occasionally, though more than I'd like to admit, I breeze over the newspaper to see how our government is screwing this country over more.
     
  12. Keiji

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    Far less than I should, I only read before going to sleep.

    Ironically, I spend most of my time writing or drawing in relation to my writing.
    - So I kind of don't feel like reading when all's written and drawn.

    Oh and, "The Lies of Locke Lamora"
    - Just throwing that out there... >.>
     
  13. Gilles

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    I rarely read. Keep telling myself I will. It would probably help to at least start reading my text books.
     
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    I like to read books but not text books and stuff like that. I usually read at least 1 book a month (usually 300 above pages) when I have classes but I do not have the chance to read any books during summer at all.. X3
     
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    These days, I rarely read books. I do, however, have a tendency to compulsively read anything minorly interesting, which can at times become hardcore {Archive Binge}s.

    This is eclipsed by me reading visual novels, though. There are quite a few containing more words than 1000-page doorstoppers. That said, I'm doing all this at a slow pace nowadays usually, partly due to my current vn (Hoshizora no Memoria) not really grabbing me.
     
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    I still read a few book when I get the time. My shelf is full of unread books since I have a hobby before of buying one every time I pass by the bookstore. Mostly, I have Clancy's, Showalter's, David Michaels' SplinterCell Series and Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins work in my shelf, I'm still trying to find all of Tim and Jerry's 'Left Behind' series.

    Reading book is a good way to relieve stress.
     
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    I read the Bible 'eryday.

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    In the last year, I've read "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Prince of Tides", "The Great Gatsby" and "The Alchemist".
    All for school. I don't read in my free time. Mostly because my free time is very limited and I like to code all the time.
     
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  19. Ive read some of the dune novels, American psycho, Clockwork Orange, and some other crap i cant remember
     
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    Unhid the picture as per request
     
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