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janesix
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3/17/2016 4:35:44 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I have three books on the table next to the couch that i'm currently reading. Sometimes its even more. Is this normal?
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3/17/2016 5:10:28 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Books? Only one - An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington. It's the non-fiction rants and ravings of an insightful and endearing imbecile.

Most of my readings are book chapters or journal articles. I read about 10-11 a week.
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3/17/2016 6:18:20 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Just reading one at the moment.

It's a periodical called Laphams Quarterly, the latest issue is titled, "Spies". Each issue addresses a topic of current interest and concern"war, religion, money, medicine, nature, crime"by bringing up to the microphone of the present the advice and counsel of the past. It features essays, artworks, and other issue-related information.

I'd highly recommend everyone subscribe to this periodical, it is awesome.
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3/17/2016 6:24:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/17/2016 6:18:20 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
Just reading one at the moment.

It's a periodical called Laphams Quarterly, the latest issue is titled, "Spies". Each issue addresses a topic of current interest and concern"war, religion, money, medicine, nature, crime"by bringing up to the microphone of the present the advice and counsel of the past. It features essays, artworks, and other issue-related information.

I'd highly recommend everyone subscribe to this periodical, it is awesome.
This looks really interesting. Is it the same format of preamble, essay, infographic, misc, voices in time, charts & graphs, and a quote every time? At least, that what it looks like according to it's website.
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3/17/2016 6:30:39 AM
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At 3/17/2016 6:24:41 AM, Torton wrote:
At 3/17/2016 6:18:20 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
Just reading one at the moment.

It's a periodical called Laphams Quarterly, the latest issue is titled, "Spies". Each issue addresses a topic of current interest and concern"war, religion, money, medicine, nature, crime"by bringing up to the microphone of the present the advice and counsel of the past. It features essays, artworks, and other issue-related information.

I'd highly recommend everyone subscribe to this periodical, it is awesome.
This looks really interesting. Is it the same format of preamble, essay, infographic, misc, voices in time, charts & graphs, and a quote every time? At least, that what it looks like according to it's website.

Yup, but the sections are all mixed together, so it's not like the first half is all essays and then the second half is charts & graphs. It's all spread out and fits really well together. My favorite issue, to date, would be "Death". It was fascinating, but truly each issue is fascinating in its own right. There is always something to gain from reading this series.
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3/17/2016 7:40:42 AM
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I think it's around 8 by now. Might be over 10.
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3/17/2016 1:42:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/17/2016 4:35:44 AM, janesix wrote:
I have three books on the table next to the couch that i'm currently reading. Sometimes its even more. Is this normal?

Sure it is. I have 5 books I'm reading.
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3/17/2016 1:42:53 PM
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At 3/17/2016 6:19:41 AM, Torton wrote:
Man, I haven't read anything in so long. Any suggestions?

Depends on what you like to read.
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3/17/2016 2:13:11 PM
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At 3/17/2016 4:35:44 AM, janesix wrote:
I have three books on the table next to the couch that i'm currently reading. Sometimes its even more. Is this normal?

Personally, I like to grab a novel of 4-8 books, and read them all at the same time. That way, I have to figure out what certain things mean as I go on!

And yes, I'm kidding, I'd never be able to do that ^

But I rarely read more than one or two books at a time, since I'm terrible at names. If I tried to read more, I'd probably get characters mixed up so many times, as well as certain events.

And books I'm assigned to read for a class don't count, as I have to read those. When it's my choice, I don't usually go over one or two.
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3/17/2016 2:13:38 PM
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At 3/17/2016 2:13:11 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 3/17/2016 4:35:44 AM, janesix wrote:
I have three books on the table next to the couch that i'm currently reading. Sometimes its even more. Is this normal?

Personally, I like to grab a novel of 4-8 books, and read them all at the same time. That way, I have to figure out what certain things mean as I go on!

Well, great. Now I actually want to try this XD
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3/17/2016 2:43:42 PM
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Stephen King JFK book, and about 4 biographies. I'm not usually into biographies either
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3/17/2016 4:42:20 PM
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At 3/17/2016 2:42:04 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/17/2016 6:19:41 AM, Torton wrote:
Man, I haven't read anything in so long. Any suggestions?

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3/17/2016 4:43:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/17/2016 4:42:20 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 3/17/2016 2:42:04 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/17/2016 6:19:41 AM, Torton wrote:
Man, I haven't read anything in so long. Any suggestions?

Hiroshima by John Hersey

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?
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3/17/2016 4:45:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/17/2016 4:43:35 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/17/2016 4:42:20 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 3/17/2016 2:42:04 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/17/2016 6:19:41 AM, Torton wrote:
Man, I haven't read anything in so long. Any suggestions?

Hiroshima by John Hersey

http://i.imgur.com...

?

Oops, I misread Hersey as Heresy.
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Hayd
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3/17/2016 4:49:04 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/17/2016 4:45:08 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 3/17/2016 4:43:35 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/17/2016 4:42:20 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 3/17/2016 2:42:04 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/17/2016 6:19:41 AM, Torton wrote:
Man, I haven't read anything in so long. Any suggestions?

Hiroshima by John Hersey

http://i.imgur.com...

?

Oops, I misread Hersey as Heresy.

It's still not funny even if it was right
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3/17/2016 4:52:10 PM
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At 3/17/2016 4:49:04 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/17/2016 4:45:08 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 3/17/2016 4:43:35 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/17/2016 4:42:20 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 3/17/2016 2:42:04 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/17/2016 6:19:41 AM, Torton wrote:
Man, I haven't read anything in so long. Any suggestions?

Hiroshima by John Hersey

http://i.imgur.com...

?

Oops, I misread Hersey as Heresy.

It's still not funny even if it was right

That's some heretical speech.
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3/17/2016 4:54:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I used to read ~one per week. Haven't touched a book (in my sparetime) since the semester started.
The problem with Capitalism is that people are not greedy enough.
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3/17/2016 4:56:14 PM
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At 3/17/2016 4:52:10 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 3/17/2016 4:49:04 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/17/2016 4:45:08 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 3/17/2016 4:43:35 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/17/2016 4:42:20 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 3/17/2016 2:42:04 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/17/2016 6:19:41 AM, Torton wrote:
Man, I haven't read anything in so long. Any suggestions?

Hiroshima by John Hersey

http://i.imgur.com...

?

Oops, I misread Hersey as Heresy.

It's still not funny even if it was right

That's some heretical speech.

Memes are heresy.
The problem with Capitalism is that people are not greedy enough.
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3/17/2016 7:12:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/17/2016 4:40:29 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
Just started reading Wheel of Time.

I read that a couple years ago. My boyfriend owns the series Eventually I may read the rest of them, but I have a hard time getting into fantasy. I prefer science fiction.
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3/17/2016 9:53:24 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/17/2016 4:35:44 AM, janesix wrote:
I have three books on the table next to the couch that i'm currently reading. Sometimes its even more. Is this normal?

I'm rarely ever reading just one book. Usually I have 3 or 4 :)