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  • Hortensia

    I love to read. For many years had a book a day reading habit - not all serious stuff of course. And of course that was pre-internet. Now it takes me a lot longer to finish a book, and I have a pile of books by the bed. My idea of a good time is a good book, peace and quiet, and iced tea.

    I love because I can order what I want, read it, and then sell it on which helps to keep the cost of reading down.

  • John Doe
    John Doe
    any book recommendations?

    While they are a children's series and the first two are too Disneyish for my taste, I must admit the Harry Potter books have captured my fancy lately.

  • Madame Quixote
    Madame Quixote

    I think that I've read about 7 or 8 books all summer (if you count a "graphic novel"). I only read at night, though. I am amazed that you've read that much in a few months. Wish my brain worked so well as to read that much. Of course, I work during the day (as little as I can get by with, though! Reading is much more interesting than my job).

  • Madame Quixote
    Madame Quixote
    Any on narcissism? -nvrgnbk

    I do, doncha' know!

  • John Doe
    John Doe

    Oh, I worked this summer. Worked nights for the first half 32 hours per week, then days during the last half 40 hours per week. Now that I'm in law school, I only work weekends, or 16 hours per week.

  • John Doe
    John Doe

    Reading list beginning in June.

    1. The Da Vinci Code
    2. The Firm
    3. Song of Susannah (the dark tower 6)
    4. The Last Juror
    5. Fahrenheit 451
    6. The King of Torts
    7. The Dark Tower (book 7)
    8. Crisis of Conscience
    9. Skipping Christmas
    10. Misery
    11. State of Fear
    12. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    13. Cell: A Novel
    14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    16. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    17. Huck Finn

    I stuck with light reading this summer--recently got out of undergrad school so not worrying about retaining what I've read was nice for a change.

  • Madame Quixote
    Madame Quixote

    Yeah, reading stories is much more entertaining; it is easy to go through a novel or two a week if that's all you're reading.

    I have spent the whole summer, off and on, trying to get through The Ancestor's Tale, which is really interesting, but much more time-consuming than the fluff.

    Science requires every ounce of my attention span to follow along, especially with the math stuff, most of which goes over my head.

    I am almost through with it. I might have finished it sooner if I could have resisted the urge to entertain myself with a couple of novels in between.

  • tetrapod.sapien
    Or, is that an average amount?

    completely average, john. completely avereage. lol...


  • VM44

    Wasn't there a website where people could list the books on their bookshelf?

    I remember Leolaia posted there a list of books that she had read.


  • John Doe
    John Doe

    The odd thing is, I'm not really well read. I didn't start reading much until I got into college. I used to consider it a waste of time.

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