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Do You Read A Lot Of Books?  
User currently offlineTom12 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 1078 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

Well just what it says, do you? If so what books/genre do you read?


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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2236 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

I read lots of books at the moment ....

.... unfortunately they're all called the 'JAA ATPL study manuals'. Sad

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9428 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

I don't necessarily read them, I just have to know them by heart come the next exam. That's not reading in my book, that's boring work.

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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4324 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

Well, it depends on what you call a lot. I used to read a lot more. Now I only read about 1-2 books per month. For a while it was 6-10 books per month. Almost all of them historical non-fiction, with a little bit of Gonzo Journalism thrown in there for kicks  Smile


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

Apart from my Studies.I rarely read books.Especially Novels.
Don't have the Paitence to.

[Edited 2006-04-11 16:13:27]

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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Oh yes, I'm a bookworm! Mostly novels, but I do enjoy some non-fiction at times.

I just finished reading El Alquimista by Paulo Coelho. Ok, it was to help my mom with a college assignment, but it was an interesting read nevertheless.

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User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

I read quite a lot. Quite a lot of trashy novels, but also a fair number of improving ones and non-fiction as well.

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User currently offlineSmithAir747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

Sure I read LOTS of books! I'm known as the bookworm by family and friends.

At home in Fort Wayne, IN, I actually have two tall bookcases of my own--loaded with my entire library of books. One bookcase is upstairs in my room, the other is downstairs.

Here in London, I have built up a small library--mostly textbooks from King's College London, dealing with anatomy, genetics, embryology, etc.--on the wall-mounted bookcase in my tiny dorm room.

My library (at home and here in London, both) includes:

*A book I actually wrote part of and was published in! (Jill Krementz, 1992, How It Feels to Live with a Physical Disability; I wrote my story in it as a chapter).
*My future autobiography (on a Zip disk, currently)--Against All Odds: The Life Behind My Face
*The Bible (2 versions: NIV from my parents for HS graduation in 1994, and The Message, a newer version)
*Lots of medical/surgical books (including craniofacial surgery and old surgical textbooks)
*Some of my old textbooks from Purdue University
*Several old Hotel & Travel Index volumes (those huge hotel directories used by travel agents)
*Star Trek & Star Wars books
*Airliner books (mostly on 747s)
*Science fiction novels
*Thriller novels
*Alien/UFO books
*A whole library of music--for piano, guitar, & violin
*Architecture/interior design books
*Cookbooks (The Joy of Cooking and Irish Heritage Cookbook)
*My old medical records from my frequent surgeries (1975-1996)
*Curious George books (Curious George Treasury and Curious George Goes to the Hospital) and other old childhood favorites
*Airline inflight magazines (from both US and foreign carriers)
*St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Yearbooks (2003-2005)
*My old school yearbooks and school records
*Photography and art books
*A whole gallery's worth of my artworks!
*Steinway Piano magazines
*Other magazines--dealing with airliners and architecture and photography
*Other books too numerous to mention!

If and when I move, I'll need a 747SP to move all my books, artworks, music, piano, etc!


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User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 976 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

My parents had always instilled upon us the importance and
value of books when my siblings and I were kids.
We could not write in them, and if we did, we were punished.
When I got to college, this concept prevented me from highlighting
or underlying passages in books.

I have been going to libraries since childhood, and my friends and
co-workers find it odd that I will spend my free time there. But
when they act shocked because I know some piece of information they
are not aware of, I always tell them that I learned that from a book
at the library.

However, I have never been a fan of fiction or novels, and you will
probably never see me reading one.
You will see me reading just about any form of non-fiction, especially
history and travel literature.

Maybe I am this way because I've always loved learning new things
and information. And it's not because I lack any imagination.

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User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

I tend to read when I go on holiday as in sitting by the pool or slobbing the beach, don't have the time really at home. I go for the detective/Thriller types especially Johnathan Kellerman - have been known to read four in the two weeks!!

Claire  Smile

User currently onlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

I only read when i have exams.. other than that... i don't read! I think it's a waste of my time!

User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

For me nothing equals a good book. Unfourtanatly with work ,kids, life I start books and rarely finish them. Sad,

To be honest , I have bought tickets over seas (long flights) just to have 18 or twenty hours to get though a book.  Smile

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User currently offlineCRJonBeez From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

looooooooove books! right now i'm reading "send in the idiots" by kamran nazeer. it's an account of autistic folks that he went to school with as a child. they're troubles, they're jobs, they're day to day lives, etc. one is involved in computer science, one a bike delivery guy, one a speech writer for the democratic party, and one i don't know yet.

anything outside the realm of normal usually catches my eye. next up on the list is "a man without a country" by kurt vonnegut.

last year was a good year for books and i! to name a few...

"confessions of a street addict" jim cramer
"acquainted with the night" paul raeburn
"ugly americans" ben mezrich
"blink" malcom gladwell
"blood on the street" charles gasparino
"the elegant universe" by brian greene
"stiff" by mary roach

usually, the topics that sell me are finance and social psychology. not sure why, but those are the books right up my alley!

it's funny. when i was in high school and college, i swore i wouldn't pick up a book "for the fun of it" and read. then, a few years ago, i found malcom gladwell's "the tipping point" and it was all over. i've been hooked on reading ever since. it's really incredible how easy it is to read when you find something that tickles your fancy isn't it?

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