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The /r/books book club pick for September/October is Earthcore by Scott Sigler!
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Weekly FAQ Thread September 24 2017: How do you discover new books?
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J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' Still Matters 80 Years Later
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Stephen King's 'It' and the fear of polio: a theory
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Red Rising is making me a remember why reading is so great.
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“Humiliating”: Inside The Latest Controversy To Roil The New York Times
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Ever read a book that was so on point that it scared you!?
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How Books Designed for Soldiers’ Pockets Changed Publishing Forever
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[Spoilers] The Lies of Locke Lakota by Scott Lynch
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I know I'll get heck for this one... Jack Kerouac overrated?
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My Roommate Got Weird Books in the Mail
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Adaptations
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Autonomous is a sharp thriller about robotic freedom and patent piracy
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What does it mean when a book has no number line?
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I can't focus when I read anymore.
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Is Kindle Bad For My Eyes?
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What are some of your weird reading habits?
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J K Rowling’s reply to my fan letter from 1998 has been published in a series called ‘Letters of Note’
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Does any one else think that liking Infinite Jest is halfway between an intellectual pissing contest, and a massive circle jerk?
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Eli Finkel and Mark Regnerus on How Romance in America Has Changed
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Who knew there was a "lost" Truman Capote book? Insane!
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A Court of Thorns and Roses readers (Sarah J. Maas)
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Looking for a great ebook/PDF reader for a windows tablet.
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What are the books that you know you could never get rid of? These are the ones that stay on the bookshelf just to remind you of how much you love them?
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How do you decide which stories to read in a short story collection
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An eye-opening history of chicken dinners and antibiotic resistance
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I've started reading 'The Shining,' and I'm noticing some striking similarities
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Where can I get unabridged books?
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Wanting to start a book club, but don’t know where to begin.
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Is "RedShirts" by John Scalzi really that funny?
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Inside the creepy, sleazy, campy world of '70s horror books Paperbacks from Hell
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Great books to fall for now that summer’s over
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"Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", "History of Civilisation" - worth the investment?
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About to commit to "Murder"
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So I just finished Lorien Legacies (the I Am Number Four Series)
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Was anyone else mostly unaffected by the Brothers Karamazov?
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My friend claims that book most book series tend to get poorer if they have five or more books.
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Questions regarding Brief History of Seven Killings
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Upcoming AMAs for Sep 24 - Oct 08: Lauren Oliver, Kaira Rouda, Eric Flint & Alistair Kimble, Amulya Malladi, David Wong
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Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice: Weird thing with the shire
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What do you get from reading a book over listening to an audiobook?
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Just finished the book thief
3715 electrolyte77 Honestly, the most fun thing to do is both. Stories in books can have an advantage because you get to use your own imagination, but equally games' stories can have the advantage of being more expansive than a book's and being more stimulating because of the interaction aspect. They're different mediums, not counteracting forces, all good in their own ways!
197 zumera I find my gaming habits have been deeply influenced by my reading habits--that is, I am a fan of fantasy/sci-fi, rich narratives, complex characters. The games I love (Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Dishonored) are a lot like the books I love (Farseer Trilogy, Harry Potter, LOTR) in that they are layered, epic stories told through the eyes of memorable characters. If you can give me a great story, I don't care what medium you've chosen to tell it--novel, video game, tv show, movie--I'm game.
477 CritikillNick This is why I play games with text. Reading and video games!
157 VintageBurtMacklin As a new parent, I want this to be true for me, but I feel like I've lost my mental endurance to sit down and read. Playing a video game is easier when I'm exhausted at the end of the day, but I'm having serious cognitive dissonance because I recognize many of the pros you point out. Thoughts on getting back into reading? Maybe I need the right book. Kingkiller Chronicle has been my favorite to date.
92 spendinbig Sounds like you need a Nintendo Switch.
61 ManRahaim So, not to upend your recently renewed love for the written word but I am in the same situation as you and the Nintendo Switch revolutionized the way I fit gaming into my day. It perfectly allows me to fit small bits of gaming into my day just like I am able to read a few pages of a book or solve a few numbers of a sudoku puzzle. Anyway, keep up on the reading but if you want to fit in some gaming as well I cannot recommend the Switch enough.
289 Dawidko1200 > Lastly, novels provide more satisfying and rich narrative than a lot of games do. One day maybe I'll game again, but I'm glad to rediscover reading. Depends on the game, and the novel.
21 malrogi101 Get a switch or something portable
3718 0 electrolyte77 Honestly, the most fun thing to do is both. Stories in books can have an advantage because you get to use your own imagination, but equally games' stories can have the advantage of being more expansive than a book's and being more stimulating because of the interaction aspect. They're different mediums, not counteracting forces, all good in their own ways!
196 0 zumera I find my gaming habits have been deeply influenced by my reading habits--that is, I am a fan of fantasy/sci-fi, rich narratives, complex characters. The games I love (Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Dishonored) are a lot like the books I love (Farseer Trilogy, Harry Potter, LOTR) in that they are layered, epic stories told through the eyes of memorable characters. If you can give me a great story, I don't care what medium you've chosen to tell it--novel, video game, tv show, movie--I'm game.
480 0 CritikillNick This is why I play games with text. Reading and video games!
155 0 VintageBurtMacklin As a new parent, I want this to be true for me, but I feel like I've lost my mental endurance to sit down and read. Playing a video game is easier when I'm exhausted at the end of the day, but I'm having serious cognitive dissonance because I recognize many of the pros you point out. Thoughts on getting back into reading? Maybe I need the right book. Kingkiller Chronicle has been my favorite to date.
91 0 spendinbig Sounds like you need a Nintendo Switch.
58 0 ManRahaim So, not to upend your recently renewed love for the written word but I am in the same situation as you and the Nintendo Switch revolutionized the way I fit gaming into my day. It perfectly allows me to fit small bits of gaming into my day just like I am able to read a few pages of a book or solve a few numbers of a sudoku puzzle. Anyway, keep up on the reading but if you want to fit in some gaming as well I cannot recommend the Switch enough.
299 0 Dawidko1200 > Lastly, novels provide more satisfying and rich narrative than a lot of games do. One day maybe I'll game again, but I'm glad to rediscover reading. Depends on the game, and the novel.
23 0 malrogi101 Get a switch or something portable