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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    Erm I meant fictional classics, like Dickens or Caroll or something. I like the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett the most

    :yy: Same :five: I like reading about the cross between Physics/Chemistry and weird Chemistry :mmm: and Chemistry and erm Space is cool
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    Go for it! I can PM u my Quizlet username if you're interested in my French Quizlets
    Ohh okay still sounds great! I will look into them

    Yes it is really interesting, I love biology and the link with physics, also astrobiology! Extraterrestrial life and stuff what do you like abput chemistry the most and are you studying it at university? :P

    Okay sure thing! I might be a little while to reply though as I have to go offline for a little while.
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    Ohh okay still sounds great! I will look into them

    Yes it is really interesting, I love biology and the link with physics, also astrobiology! Extraterrestrial life and stuff what do you like abput chemistry the most and are you studying it at university? :P

    Okay sure thing! I might be a little while to reply though as I have to go offline for a little while.
    Do :yy:
    :yep: The fact it sort of is everything, that it isn't just the Periodic table it's how reactions happen, why they don't, how to find out what this compound is, why this compound is green etc. It's awesome :P
    Applied to read it at Uni :ahee:

    Np, take care
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    Do :yy:
    :yep: The fact it sort of is everything, that it isn't just the Periodic table it's how reactions happen, why they don't, how to find out what this compound is, why this compound is green etc. It's awesome :P
    Applied to read it at Uni :ahee:

    Np, take care
    I will

    Yes all of that is interesting! I dont meet many people who actually enjoy reading up on science in their own time as a hobby, I love to do it so we are quite similar in those terms!

    How do you mean aha? :3

    Just leave a message and I'll get back to you soon!
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    (Original post by William2813)
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    Yes all of that is interesting! I dont meet many people who actually enjoy reading up on science in their own time as a hobby, I love to do it so we are quite similar in those terms!
    How do you mean aha? :3
    Just leave a message and I'll get back to you soon!

    :thumbsup: You don't exactly go looking then, do you?
    I've applied to study Chemistry for September entry
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    (Original post by William2813)
    I wouldn't feel pressured, just enjoy it but don't rush it that's an great reason to read, I do the same for non fiction, to better myself, what sort of stuff do you like?

    Is it matter of your interest at the time or the fact you don't like to alternate between the two? Have you noticed benefits from your frequent reading of both non fiction and fiction?
    For non-fiction I read really anyhting that comes under the blanket terms for self-development, self-help and so on. I also focus a lot on entrepreneur material. Couple of my favourites are:
    The 4 Hour Work Week
    15 Secrets Successful People know about Time Management
    The Miracle Morning
    Tools Of Titans

    But I've read dozens of books in the same general area. As a side note The Thing Explainer is a great book, both entertaining and great for people interested in writing. It's not something you'd outright read though, it feels closer to a reference book. For fiction I used to focus on Sci-Fi and Fantasy and still stick to those genres but have moved more towards light novels as opposed to Western material. What about you?

    Probably a bit of both. If I get into a serious and I'm enjoying it then I'll go out and buy all the books, which makes it far worse when it's a series that's already got a lot of material. When I'm reading running series though it's more a matter of finishing a book and then having to wait until the next book is released.

    I'd say it's definitely beneficial to read both fiction and non-fiction, I've picked up a lot of useful stuff from reading self-development books but I've had plenty of interesting concepts and ideas introduced through fiction as well. Since I tend to read in the evenings before bed I do get more benefit from reading fiction since I can switch my brain off. I've tried and find it very difficult to have more than one book on the go at a time so switching between fiction and non-fiction is necessary.
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)

    :thumbsup: You don't exactly go looking then, do you?
    I've applied to study Chemistry for September entry
    Well I would say it's more to the fact all the people I know do it for just education nothing more, I don't know xD where have you applied?
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    For non-fiction I read really anyhting that comes under the blanket terms for self-development, self-help and so on. I also focus a lot on entrepreneur material. Couple of my favourites are:
    The 4 Hour Work Week
    15 Secrets Successful People know about Time Management
    The Miracle Morning
    Tools Of Titans

    But I've read dozens of books in the same general area. As a side note The Thing Explainer is a great book, both entertaining and great for people interested in writing. It's not something you'd outright read though, it feels closer to a reference book. For fiction I used to focus on Sci-Fi and Fantasy and still stick to those genres but have moved more towards light novels as opposed to Western material. What about you?

    Probably a bit of both. If I get into a serious and I'm enjoying it then I'll go out and buy all the books, which makes it far worse when it's a series that's already got a lot of material. When I'm reading running series though it's more a matter of finishing a book and then having to wait until the next book is released.

    I'd say it's definitely beneficial to read both fiction and non-fiction, I've picked up a lot of useful stuff from reading self-development books but I've had plenty of interesting concepts and ideas introduced through fiction as well. Since I tend to read in the evenings before bed I do get more benefit from reading fiction since I can switch my brain off. I've tried and find it very difficult to have more than one book on the go at a time so switching between fiction and non-fiction is necessary.
    I can't say Ive heard of any of those. I should look into it. I am a sci fi person, I enjoy that too, how do you find western reading? Sounds quite interesting.

    I can imagine that situation, especially considering it would take so long to read them all!

    It's good to hear you find fiction beneficial too, and that's what I hope to gain from reading it as I don't want it to feel pointless other than just a good story. I'll keep that in mind, I don't like reading multiple at one time unless they are informative books or for short reads.
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    (Original post by William2813)
    Whenever you have free time would you say? I do the same during summer, it's more appealing reading in a particular environment you enjoy.

    I should really get a kindle
    yeah, I mean I have other hobbies too and try and fit them all in! Luckily I don't work full time right now so I have plenty of time for nice things...

    Definitely recommend the kindle, I felt like it wouldn't be as nice as a 'real book' but it's so easy to read + take around with you, I love it
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    (Original post by doodle_333)
    yeah, I mean I have other hobbies too and try and fit them all in! Luckily I don't work full time right now so I have plenty of time for nice things...

    Definitely recommend the kindle, I felt like it wouldn't be as nice as a 'real book' but it's so easy to read + take around with you, I love it
    Yeah I understand. Same here. What other hobbies do you fit it in with them? I am waiting back on a job so I have more free time at the moment.

    Thats what I thought, paperbacks are the best imo but not always convenient. Do you pay for books on them or are they free?
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    I try to read a little every night

    Non-fiction takes a lot longer to read as tbh I don't enjoy it as much, where as in fiction I just got captivated by the story and I have a better flow when reading it.
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    (Original post by William2813)
    Yeah I understand. Same here. What other hobbies do you fit it in with them? I am waiting back on a job so I have more free time at the moment.

    Thats what I thought, paperbacks are the best imo but not always convenient. Do you pay for books on them or are they free?
    Running/cycling, art and I'm learning to speak German. It's a good time to get into reading now then and once you're working more you'll be in the habit.

    You do have to buy books. I have a subscription to kindle unlimited which basically works like netflix for kindle - not all books are on there but there are a lot and I'll just unsubscribe once I stop finding things to read. It's good for me though as you get up to 10 books at a time on unlimited so if I take a trip I can download a few travel guides, I keep some German books in my library to read and I can also have a few books on the go to choose from. Plus if I'm not sure on a book I can just give it a go as I pay monthly.
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    Most days, though it seems to me less important how much you read than the reason for your reading something and therefore what you read and the amount of effort you're willing to expend in that reading. Quantity of reading is less important than quality, i.e. the direction and purpose and work-required of that reading. I would rather read a single book in a year that demanded everything of me than one-hundred books that only aimed to lazily entertain me.
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    (Original post by William2813)
    I can't say Ive heard of any of those. I should look into it. I am a sci fi person, I enjoy that too, how do you find western reading? Sounds quite interesting.

    I can imagine that situation, especially considering it would take so long to read them all!

    It's good to hear you find fiction beneficial too, and that's what I hope to gain from reading it as I don't want it to feel pointless other than just a good story. I'll keep that in mind, I don't like reading multiple at one time unless they are informative books or for short reads.
    I would recommend Tools of Titans, it's a very easy book to read since it's effectively made up of interviews. You can just skip all the bits you don't want to read and individual interviews only take a few minutes to read. The benefit is huge though.

    Tbh I generally can't see the differnce between reading light novels compared to western written texts. As a side note though since I'm learning Japanese it's beneficial for me to get hold of untranslated light novels instead. So reading light novels is a stepping stone to learning Japanese in some respects

    I think even if you only get a good story out of it's that's still worth the time investment. It might seem no different than other forms of entertainment but I think it's good to do something just for the enjoyment
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    (Original post by macromicro)
    Most days, though it seems to me less important how much you read than the reason for your reading something and therefore what you read and the amount of effort you're willing to expend in that reading. Quantity of reading is less important than quality, i.e. the direction and purpose and work-required of that reading. I would rather read a single book in a year that demanded everything of me than one-hundred books that only aimed to lazily entertain me.
    That is a good point. I guess it depends on the person though. The more time you spend on a book I assume the more of an imprint it will leave.
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    (Original post by doodle_333)
    Running/cycling, art and I'm learning to speak German. It's a good time to get into reading now then and once you're working more you'll be in the habit.

    You do have to buy books. I have a subscription to kindle unlimited which basically works like netflix for kindle - not all books are on there but there are a lot and I'll just unsubscribe once I stop finding things to read. It's good for me though as you get up to 10 books at a time on unlimited so if I take a trip I can download a few travel guides, I keep some German books in my library to read and I can also have a few books on the go to choose from. Plus if I'm not sure on a book I can just give it a go as I pay monthly.
    That great, I used to be an avid runner, I did get into cycling however my local forest is best to cycle through in the summer, as I had done a lot last summer. Any reason why you opted to learn German? That's true. I also enjoy art, always have considered it one of my strong points!

    They sound very convenient, you can get a lot of everything on there really.
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    I would recommend Tools of Titans, it's a very easy book to read since it's effectively made up of interviews. You can just skip all the bits you don't want to read and individual interviews only take a few minutes to read. The benefit is huge though.

    Tbh I generally can't see the differnce between reading light novels compared to western written texts. As a side note though since I'm learning Japanese it's beneficial for me to get hold of untranslated light novels instead. So reading light novels is a stepping stone to learning Japanese in some respects

    I think even if you only get a good story out of it's that's still worth the time investment. It might seem no different than other forms of entertainment but I think it's good to do something just for the enjoyment
    It sounds rather helpful Tbh.

    I've been looking into some western books just, do you have any suggestions? It must be difficult learning Japanese? it's great though.

    I get what you mean, for sure it is.
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    I try to read a little every night

    Non-fiction takes a lot longer to read as tbh I don't enjoy it as much, where as in fiction I just got captivated by the story and I have a better flow when reading it.
    That's great
    Yeah fiction is a lot easier to read without having to think too hard.
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    (Original post by William2813)
    That great, I used to be an avid runner, I did get into cycling however my local forest is best to cycle through in the summer, as I had done a lot last summer. Any reason why you opted to learn German? That's true. I also enjoy art, always have considered it one of my strong points!

    They sound very convenient, you can get a lot of everything on there really.
    Yeah I mostly run in winter and mostly cycle in summer.

    I live in Germany so I kinda need to speak at least basic German to function here properly!
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    (Original post by doodle_333)
    Yeah I mostly run in winter and mostly cycle in summer.

    I live in Germany so I kinda need to speak at least basic German to function here properly!
    Did you move to Germany or?
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    I mostly read papers and educational stuff+textbooks related to my courses, because the only fiction book I'm really excited for and waiting to read is the next book in the Stormlight Archive
 
 
 
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