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    (Original post by Starvation13)
    1000pages? Da*** are you reading lol? Encyclopaedia Britannica?
    Isn't that the standard?

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    I find it hard to focus on a book for more than two pages. I end up having to go back over and over again because I had read like a page but not fully taken it in and it's just boring I'd rather watch something instead

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    (Original post by Souljer)
    How long would it take you to read around a 1000pg book?

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    Quite a while I would say. I don't like to rush reading anyway, I sit there and annotate etc.(which is a book sin apparently...)I like to really 'experience' the book.
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Quite a while I would say. I don't like to rush reading anyway, I sit there and annotate etc.(which is a book sin apparently...)I like to really 'experience' the book.
    You are a crazy person.

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    (Original post by Souljer)
    Isn't that the standard?

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    (Original post by Starvation13)
    !!! !!!
    Typical...

    I'd like to read your words not watch a video of your opinion. You jave pretty much strengthened my argument.

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    (Original post by Souljer)
    You are a crazy person.

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    Maybe tbh I have my dream library planned out, I spend hours watching videos on 'Book tube' and I have so many reading quotes saved on my laptop. hehe

    Sometimes I think I get more obsessed about reading than actually reading. It makes me really happy, like I can't even explain it! XD
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    (Original post by Souljer)
    Typical...

    I'd like to read your words not watch a video of your opinion. You jave pretty much strengthened my argument.

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    Oh ok:

    No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No.

    And what is your argument? That book are 1000 pages?
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Maybe tbh I have my dream library planned out, I spend hours watching videos on 'Book tube' and I have so many reading quotes saved on my laptop. hehe

    Sometimes I think I get more obsessed about reading than actually reading. It makes me really happy, like I can't even explain it! XD
    Ok now you're just trollin, you almost had me.

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    I read a huge amount as a kid, 10 books over a few days thats nothing to me and I was seen as advanced.

    That was because I grew up so poor that we couldnt afford heating or go to cinema(and that was the 90s) so even around 5 years old I was reading book afer book, and was so into reading I could read books multiple times over in a single day.

    I remember reading Stephen King books when I was about 8 or 9 years old.

    These days I dont read much but thats due to depression. I just have the tv on watching the same awful stuff over and over and bored and sleepy.

    On the rare chance I do read I get a physical book as tablets are more hurting my eyes than anything and you get smudges swiping the screen.
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    (Original post by Souljer)
    Or has it died out now that we have become more internet/movie orientated? I cant remember the last time I read a story type book, I'd guess around 15 years ago minimum. I only read books that relate to ny studies, and tbh the books are more of a supplement to video learning.

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    Yep, still read books for fun. I go into a bookshop and leave when they kick me out because it's closing time. Usually accompanied by about twenty books.

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    (Original post by driftawaay)
    Yes!

    I just hate it when there are long descriptions, I don't need to know what the room looks or smells like or how many freckles someone had on their faces. I am a big picture thinker so detailed descriptions give me a headache.


    Yay! That was something I'd been thinking of about... Glad to know I was right hehehe.

    Well that's something for me to note down
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    (Original post by Souljer)
    Ok now you're just trollin, you almost had me.

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    I almost wish I was I think I need some help.
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    (Original post by Starvation13)
    Oh ok:

    No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No.

    And what is your argument? That book are 1000 pages?
    That reading is dead due to video entertainment...

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    (Original post by Souljer)
    That reading is dead due to video entertainment...

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    Yeah but since you think that the average book contains 1000 pages. I didn't think a paragraph of text would be better.
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Quite a while I would say. I don't like to rush reading anyway, I sit there and annotate etc.(which is a book sin apparently...)I like to really 'experience' the book.
    Oooh! That's new, never heard of that before... What do you annotate in the book? Like character motivations and traits or maybe things that they do that you think might foreshadow something bad happening? Like do you just get engrossed in the world?

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    Maybe tbh I have my dream library planned out, I spend hours watching videos on 'Book tube' and I have so many reading quotes saved on my laptop. hehe

    Sometimes I think I get more obsessed about reading than actually reading. It makes me really happy, like I can't even explain it! XD
    Reading quotes? Like quotes to inspire you to read or good quotes that you got from books?
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    (Original post by Starvation13)
    Oooh! That's new, never heard of that before... What do you annotate in the book? Like character motivations and traits or maybe things that they do that you think might foreshadow something bad happening? Like do you just get engrossed in the world?
    Yup! Like anything really, mostly it's just my thoughts. I think I get really emotionally intertwined with characters when I'm reading so I like to jot things down about how they are feeling and why etc. It sounds weird but it's really not but it works best with serious books. Like in this book there was this quote 'Death makes me hungry' and it really made me think...

    Also I don't like to re-read books all over again, even if I loved them, I just re-read my favourite passages and it's easier to find them if I have annotated them already.

    And lastly, I like the idea that when I die all my books will have my thoughts jotted down in them, maybe someone will read them and remember me by



    Reading quotes? Like quotes to inspire you to read or good quotes that you got from books?
    Both actually, but most of my quotes from books are saved on my kindle.
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    I do. It's fun.
 
 
 
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