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bernhard
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« on: August 10, 2007, 06:40:59 AM »

With this invention called the interwebs, there seems to be absorption of much information. In my case, I have various projects I attend to that take my time.

Maybe it's only now that I realize that I'm hardly removing myself from this to simply read a book. With the pace we live in, even if the internet was not of consequence, many would still not bother to read.

There are so many images, views and agendas presented to us without the opportunity to interpret for ourselves what we would think if we didn't care what anyone else thought. As a kid, when the idea was promoted that "reading is fundamental", I was never really told why. It helps to construct your own mental picture of the story being told.

So, I'm not reading anything at the moment. I used to read much when I was young.

Now to electro-shock me into reading again...
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007, 08:10:24 AM »

I used to read 1-4 books a week on average.  I was a Reading Machine.  I have no idea how I found that time and energy.  I have to make myself do it these days, and it ain't easy.
That said, I've been reading 'Under the Volcano' by Malcolm Lowry.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2007, 08:48:48 AM »

I've been reading "Anansi Boys" by Neil Gaiman.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2007, 10:39:28 AM »

"The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" by Haruki Murakami.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2007, 01:05:09 PM »

"Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
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"A sense of the World" by Jason Roberts (Christina's brother-in-law, J.)

I will probably not finish these, as I am not, nor have I ever really been, a reading machine.
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2007, 01:19:11 PM »

I never called it rape: The Drew Campbell Story
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2007, 01:34:22 PM »

"Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
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"A sense of the World" by Jason Roberts (Christina's brother-in-law, J.)

I will probably not finish these, as I am not, nor have I ever really been, a reading machine.


'Satanic Verses' is surely worth finishing.
I think you are being coy about your once-great Reading Machine status.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2007, 03:05:08 PM »

yeah, I know Gabe is a tough act to follow, but you are the Reading Engine that could Cord.
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2007, 03:19:22 PM »

I never read a book before. Mkay?
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2007, 05:42:28 PM »

yeah, I know Gabe is a tough act to follow, but you are the Reading Engine that could Cord.

I think Cord is making fun of me for proclaiming to have once been a "Reading Machine."  I can get a good whiff of Cord ribbage from many a mile away.
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2007, 03:00:38 AM »

The Fountainhead... again.
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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2007, 10:51:14 AM »

"Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami.
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2007, 10:16:37 PM »

i didn't think kafka on the shore was as good as the rest of his stuff. i made shanna take the wind up bird chronicles last night as it is my favorite and she is almost done with sound of waves by yukio mishima. right now i am reading the early history of rome by livy.
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2007, 07:46:14 AM »

this is the first of his stuff that i've read, i was planning on taking up the wind up bird chronicles when i finished this.
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2007, 07:56:10 AM »

Jack Kerouac-On The Road(reading now)
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