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Do You Read A Lot Of Books?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:31 pm

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

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RE: Do You Read A Lot Of Books?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:35 pm

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

.... unfortunately they're all called the 'JAA ATPL study manuals'. Sad
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RE: Do You Read A Lot Of Books?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:37 pm

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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RE: Do You Read A Lot Of Books?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:54 pm

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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RE: Do You Read A Lot Of Books?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:58 pm

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

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RE: Do You Read A Lot Of Books?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:25 pm

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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RE: Do You Read A Lot Of Books?

Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:13 am

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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RE: Do You Read A Lot Of Books?

Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:12 am

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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RE: Do You Read A Lot Of Books?

Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:10 pm

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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RE: Do You Read A Lot Of Books?

Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:18 am

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!!

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RE: Do You Read A Lot Of Books?

Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:24 am

I only read when i have exams.. other than that... i don't read! I think it's a waste of my time!
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RE: Do You Read A Lot Of Books?

Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:45 am

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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RE: Do You Read A Lot Of Books?

Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:49 am

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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