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Old 01-25-2013, 04:20 AM   #1111 (permalink)
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Oh god that list is impressive. I read maybe 9 books in all of 2012..and thats a pretty good year for me


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Old 01-25-2013, 05:45 AM   #1112 (permalink)
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Well, I have like a two-minute attention span at best, so I'm always doing several things at once, one of which is toting around my Kindle. For some reason it helps me to multi-task. Drives people crazy until they get to know me and realize it actually helps me listen to them BETTER that way. I even put it on text-to-speech when I go to sleep or drive or shower or wash dishes. Seriously, my husband puts up with SO MUCH book nerd crap from me.
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I think i read about one book a month.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:57 AM   #1114 (permalink)
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Wow.

That is quite an impressive list.
I am glad to see you have read some Terry Pratchett. I have read all of his Discworld novels, and I love his satirical take on our society as he portrays it in his fantasy world. Since you "multi task" as you read, do you find it easier to enjoy stories that do not branch out on multiple storylines, or does it not make a difference to how you focus on a novel as you read it? I have a niece who actually reads multiple books at the same time. I don't know how she does it.

When I read a book, my mind becomes entirely engaged in the task. I have to be able to picture the charaters, visualize what they look like and interpret their actions as described on paper. Kind of like playing the "movie" in my head. People who watch me read think it's weird, because my lips will move and my facial expressions change to match the characters in the story. If I am not able to immediately pick out a suitable person in my head to portray the character in the book, it limits my enjoyment. For any book I have read, I can list the actor, sports figure or person that I chose in my mind to "be" any character in any book. So for me, reading a book becomes a big production, and that's how I have more fun with it. But that's just me, probably. The challenge often comes from picking someone I haven't already used yet. The frustrating part is forgetting who I "cast" in a certain role if I have to go too long between books in a series. But that can also help, if I think of someone who fits the role better later on.
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My visualization depends solely on how into the book I am at that point,ch i understand what is happening. my facial expression stays the same unless something really bad happens or really good/funny happens.

I'm reading the last Harry Potter book and the Jack Reacher Book "one shot" right now. not too hard since i've read the HP book 2 times and Reacher isn't really that hard to read.

tried reading both A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons at the same time, since they cover the same time span, that was hard.

almost done with One Shot, odd how i bassically figured out what the twist was at the very beginning of the book and disregarded it once the story got going.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:37 AM   #1116 (permalink)
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Oh no, I love big involved books with tons of complicated storylines that actually involve thinking. I'm huge into Wheel of Time, actually. I'm on tarvalon.net and, when I feel like it, theoryland, although I mostly lurk on that one. I love stuff that's super complex and 100% consistent to allow for insane theorizing.

Terry Pratchett is awesome. My favorites are the Rincewind books, actually, which I know is an unpopular opinion, but I'm old enough to not give a crap about that.

Usually if I'm in the middle of a super complex read I'll have something less complicated going at the same time so I don't have to keep picking it up and putting it back down as I get interrupted. However, I also read ridiculously fast (I finished AMOL in about ten hours) so at a certain point interruptions become sort of irrelevant, and if I've been looking forward to a specific book enough I'll tell my husband to fuck off for the evening and send him off with a friend or to the bar or something and shut myself in the bedroom to read. He's good about not bugging me when I ask for it as long as I don't do it too often.
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Although my favorite character is Granny Weatherwax, I love the Rincewind books as well, since he was the first character I was introduced to (I started at the beginning of the series with "The Colour of Magic"). Not to mention the Luggage...

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Usually if I'm in the middle of a super complex read I'll have something less complicated going at the same time so I don't have to keep picking it up and putting it back down as I get interrupted. However, I also read ridiculously fast (I finished AMOL in about ten hours) so at a certain point interruptions become sort of irrelevant, and if I've been looking forward to a specific book enough I'll tell my husband to fuck off for the evening and send him off with a friend or to the bar or something and shut myself in the bedroom to read. He's good about not bugging me when I ask for it as long as I don't do it too often.
I wish my wife would just tell me to go away sometimes. But then I would probably just end up doing more fishing than reading. But if you like some complex reads, then check out author John C. Wright. His books are some of the most fascinating reads I have ever had. Specifically the "Titans of Chaos" trilogy. If you don't love those books, I would have to say there is probably something wrong with you.
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My brother is reading this book as well. He's not good at giving summaries or reviews.

I wouldn't mind seeing one from you when you finish the book.

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Although my favorite character is Granny Weatherwax, I love the Rincewind books as well, since he was the first character I was introduced to (I started at the beginning of the series with "The Colour of Magic"). Not to mention the Luggage...



I wish my wife would just tell me to go away sometimes. But then I would probably just end up doing more fishing than reading. But if you like some complex reads, then check out author John C. Wright. His books are some of the most fascinating reads I have ever had. Specifically the "Titans of Chaos" trilogy. If you don't love those books, I would have to say there is probably something wrong with you.
Went ahead and downloaded them.

I try to encourage my husband to go out with his friends as often as I can. I wish he would more, really. I enjoy my privacy and I don't get nearly enough of it. Plus, he really doesn't spend enough time with some of his friends, not to mention his brother, IMO. He doesn't drive, so it's hard for him to get out, but I do what I can to accommodate.

Aside from the wizards, I probably like the Watch books next best.
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