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Best Books of 2017 - Results
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What Books Are You Reading This Week? January 15, 2018
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Stephen King aims to help bookstore owner who lost collection in flood
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Mike D Says Beastie Boys Memoir Is Coming Out This Year
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“Fire and Fury” Is on Track to Beat “The Art of the Deal,” Trump’s Own Bestseller
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For anyone having trouble focusing while reading
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Cover reveal for Stephen King's Upcoming novel, "The Outsider"
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Do you take time after a book or dive into another?
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Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence, dies aged 78
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I've just finished reading Tolstoy's ' 'The Death of Ivan Illyich' and these are my thoughts.
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What qualifies as a "book"/"novel"
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Do you think that certain books , genres hold more value than others?
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Just how bad is your TBR (to-be-read) pile?
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Well bloody hell! We did it. A 12 month reading quest to rediscover our love for reading.
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Help with reading Faulkner!
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John Barton, co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, dead at 89
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Whats your opinion on making notes or underlining in your books?
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[Opinion] Brave New World + Revisited
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Just finished reading "Life With Billy" and would really like to discuss it if anyone has read it?
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What was your experience with Walden by Henry David Thoreau?
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What percentage of the books you read are written by women/men?
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Exactly what gets a book banned from prisons, in one US state’s spreadsheet
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The Catcher in the Rye
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What is in your head while you are reading? Images? Someone narrating? Ideas? Feelings?
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Lady Windermere’s Fan, or is it Wilde’s?
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Which authors do you consider underrated and what are the best works you read from them?
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JoyceImages - Ulysses illustrated using postcards, photos, and other documents contemporary with the events of the novel.
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Why was Danglars' letter to the Crown Prosecutor incriminating in the Count of Monte Cristo?
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Old Russian scientific and religious books are now in my possession...
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the winter brings out the reader in me again
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best new science books released this winter
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This might be a stupid question but how are you guys able to read while commuting?
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Making a memory that will last forever.
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An interesting insider’s perspective on ‘the blurb’
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Thoughts on novellas in comparison to novels.
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I'm reading The Natural for class, and something has been bugging the hell out of me. [SPOILERS]
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5 things to know about Murakami's Killing Commendatore
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Original Stephen King Manuscripts Destroyed After Water Main Breaks in Downtown Bangor
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Lupita Nyong’o to Publish a Children’s Book.
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Required Reading
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What books changed you?
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The Literature of Bad Sex
21 Oblivious_Zero I prefer doing it at night, or at least in partial darkness. I'm not really sure why, but I think it just helps to immerse myself in the book.
10 Baby-exDannyBoy I pretty much only read when I take the subway. I feel more distracted inside my locked, quiet room than standing up on a crowd. Reading while standing up helped a little bit at reading at home, but every now and them some asshole needs to interject "what are you doing", like the answer is gonna change the 50th time I answer it.
9 King_D_Flame Mine is starting chapters of different books and then completing them slowly.
7 laurary Definitely reading before sleep.
25 PrinceAngore When I really get onto a reading binge, I will basically stop functioning as an adult for days. I won't remember to eat, drinking becomes minimal, and sleep becomes practically non- existent. I've been known to be late to work because "one more chapter" is just right there for me. It actually keeps me from reading more often now because if it starts I can't control it, and I don't always know when it will hit.
6 WatchJojoDotCom Reading in the middle of class/or lectures. I once got in a lot trouble by the deputy principle and it was ridiculous now that I think about it
5 Mafcase I prefer to right at night, an hour before sleep. It also prevents me waking my eyes with the blue light of my tablet or phone.
5 SuPeRMaRi021 Sitting down with whatever book I’m reading with the plan to read for atleast an hour and then I end up on reddit for about 30minutes
4 thesynonymbun One of my new habits came with my with my new Kindle Paperwhite. I've always wanted to be the sort of person who wrote down quotes from books, but I never had paper around when I needed it. Now that I can just highlight passages and have them saved, I really love saving meaningful quotes.
3 FadiMazboudi Underlining everything important and writing notes with pencil on the paper. Edit: I picked it up from Isaac Starkman :p
2 xian1985 I usually head to bed about an hour or two before I need to sleep and just read until I pass out. If I wake up early I’ll either lay in bed reading or head to my sofa and read until I need to get ready for the day.
2 aenea I always fall asleep with a book (now my Kobo) in my hand. I don't even think that I could get to sleep without one.
1 windupcrow Play with my balls. It's just warmer
1 20above I look at the end of books before I buy them, I need to have an idea of what to expect so I don't waste my money. I'm trying not to over spoil books though by looking ahead at every plot detail. Made that mistake one took many times. I also have a tendency to put books down if I'm not in the mood for them at the moment and pick up where I left off at a later point.
1 jontythewelder Honestly I do most of the things mentioned in this thread with a couple of exceptions; The Belgariad by David Eddings simply causes me to ignore life in general and throw my sleep patterns into chaos by never putting them down.
1 Bikinigirlout I do the same thing. I make sure to stop at a Line Break so I know where I left off and always look around. I also try to read before I go to bed and before I go to work.
1 Symbidux I read while I wait for my daughter to sleep. Invariably I continue to read when she’s asleep.
1 oliveqarden I always sit on my bed with a blanket or two over my knees, sitting up with my knees bent so I can rest my hands/book on them. I also like to be in partial quiet when I read (no music or anything playing. Just the noises from outside and my bird) so that I can get really into the reading. I usually stop for a minute or two every once in a while to strech and so that I can regain focus again because I don't focus well for long periods of time.
1 [deleted] I never start or end reading in between chapters. There was this one time that i was already half way the chapter when i wanted to take a pee and i cant hold it longer so i decided to take a piss. After peeing, I tried to read on the part where I have left but i just cant seem to focus and have to start the entire chapter again.
1 sob80sup81 I read regularly when commuting on train, 40 mins each direction with extras on spare time. What i find interesting is I am so used to reading e-books on my phone, my eyes find it really tiring to read actual book.
1 salmins I do most of my reading in the bath. I think it's because all outside distractions are gone, and I make a point to leave my phone in another room. So I basically just sit there for 2-3 hours topping the water up when it gets cold and reading until I look like a prune.
1 MistAC001 I like to read first thing in the morning. I don't know why it relaxes me, but it does.
1 zarkingphoton Checking out books a and not even starting them before I run out oc renewals.
1 Cellocity23 I always make a cup of tea while i read. Just need something to sip on to focus
1 fz1jmp I read when I feel like reading. It may be in the morning, afternoon or night. Sometimes its when I wake up, sometimes its when I'm sitting in the family room. A lot of times it's when I'm in bed. Being an avid reader my entire life allows me to always know where I left off when I pick up that particular book again. I may read 3 or 4 completely different genres at one time, but a few words in and its all that book again.
1 SpaceRook I only start a book when I can dedicate 60 minutes to it. I need momentum to get started. Thankfully this isn't too hard to do on a Saturday or Sunday.
1 TictacTyler Before I read I try to divide the book up. Books that come with chapters ~30 pages make it the easiest. I try to take a break about every 30 pages where I look around at things that are far for a few minutes. I also would get a refill on my drink. Typically, I like to take my break at the end of a chapter though so if it means me reading 26 pages or 38 pages or whatever, I'll do that. Of course there are some huge books with huge chapters such as Atlas Shrugged that I had to make breaks in the middle of chapters. Another thing I try to do is set up a maximum pace. Some books I read are only about 250ish pages. I try to take at least a few days to read them. I find it more enjoyable to stop and reflect and sleep on it thinking what happens next. I feel it makes me appreciate the book more than reading the whole thing in only a day or 2. I also only read 1 book at a time. I don't like bouncing around between a few books. I want full investment in 1 book. With that said, I only read 1 book in a day as well. The day I finish a book, I will select the next book to read but I will not start it. Lastly, something that I started recently but found more enjoyable is not reading 2 books in a row by the same author or in the same series. I've found I get more appreciation for the overall series or author when I don't just binge through their works. I finish a book and go to a book in a different series or by a different author.
1 DarthCalculus3141 My habits are that when I am reading I tend to be thinking of like 2 other things as I read, it changes depending on how immersed I am into the book. I also do a really weird thing where I always read in chapters. So I basically can never end my session halfway through a chapter.
1 Farizkey16 Reading while commuting. I usually got bored so I took my Kindle out and read until some point before arriving at the office. Also, while at home, I usually play some random soothing jazzy instrumentals or movie background musics to help me immerse into what I read. Recently, while finishing Pet Sematary, I played a random horror instrumentals with laughing and disturbing children singing in the background, improved the horror significantly.
21 0 Oblivious_Zero I prefer doing it at night, or at least in partial darkness. I'm not really sure why, but I think it just helps to immerse myself in the book.
10 0 Baby-exDannyBoy I pretty much only read when I take the subway. I feel more distracted inside my locked, quiet room than standing up on a crowd. Reading while standing up helped a little bit at reading at home, but every now and them some asshole needs to interject "what are you doing", like the answer is gonna change the 50th time I answer it.
9 0 King_D_Flame Mine is starting chapters of different books and then completing them slowly.
7 0 laurary Definitely reading before sleep.
26 0 PrinceAngore When I really get onto a reading binge, I will basically stop functioning as an adult for days. I won't remember to eat, drinking becomes minimal, and sleep becomes practically non- existent. I've been known to be late to work because "one more chapter" is just right there for me. It actually keeps me from reading more often now because if it starts I can't control it, and I don't always know when it will hit.
6 0 WatchJojoDotCom Reading in the middle of class/or lectures. I once got in a lot trouble by the deputy principle and it was ridiculous now that I think about it
5 0 Mafcase I prefer to right at night, an hour before sleep. It also prevents me waking my eyes with the blue light of my tablet or phone.
4 0 SuPeRMaRi021 Sitting down with whatever book I’m reading with the plan to read for atleast an hour and then I end up on reddit for about 30minutes
3 0 thesynonymbun One of my new habits came with my with my new Kindle Paperwhite. I've always wanted to be the sort of person who wrote down quotes from books, but I never had paper around when I needed it. Now that I can just highlight passages and have them saved, I really love saving meaningful quotes.
3 0 FadiMazboudi Underlining everything important and writing notes with pencil on the paper. Edit: I picked it up from Isaac Starkman :p
2 0 xian1985 I usually head to bed about an hour or two before I need to sleep and just read until I pass out. If I wake up early I’ll either lay in bed reading or head to my sofa and read until I need to get ready for the day.
2 0 aenea I always fall asleep with a book (now my Kobo) in my hand. I don't even think that I could get to sleep without one.
4 0 windupcrow Play with my balls. It's just warmer
1 0 20above I look at the end of books before I buy them, I need to have an idea of what to expect so I don't waste my money. I'm trying not to over spoil books though by looking ahead at every plot detail. Made that mistake one took many times. I also have a tendency to put books down if I'm not in the mood for them at the moment and pick up where I left off at a later point.
1 0 jontythewelder Honestly I do most of the things mentioned in this thread with a couple of exceptions; The Belgariad by David Eddings simply causes me to ignore life in general and throw my sleep patterns into chaos by never putting them down.
1 0 Bikinigirlout I do the same thing. I make sure to stop at a Line Break so I know where I left off and always look around. I also try to read before I go to bed and before I go to work.
1 0 Symbidux I read while I wait for my daughter to sleep. Invariably I continue to read when she’s asleep.
1 0 oliveqarden I always sit on my bed with a blanket or two over my knees, sitting up with my knees bent so I can rest my hands/book on them. I also like to be in partial quiet when I read (no music or anything playing. Just the noises from outside and my bird) so that I can get really into the reading. I usually stop for a minute or two every once in a while to strech and so that I can regain focus again because I don't focus well for long periods of time.
1 0 [deleted] I never start or end reading in between chapters. There was this one time that i was already half way the chapter when i wanted to take a pee and i cant hold it longer so i decided to take a piss. After peeing, I tried to read on the part where I have left but i just cant seem to focus and have to start the entire chapter again.
1 0 sob80sup81 I read regularly when commuting on train, 40 mins each direction with extras on spare time. What i find interesting is I am so used to reading e-books on my phone, my eyes find it really tiring to read actual book.
1 0 salmins I do most of my reading in the bath. I think it's because all outside distractions are gone, and I make a point to leave my phone in another room. So I basically just sit there for 2-3 hours topping the water up when it gets cold and reading until I look like a prune.
1 0 MistAC001 I like to read first thing in the morning. I don't know why it relaxes me, but it does.
1 0 zarkingphoton Checking out books a and not even starting them before I run out oc renewals.
1 0 Cellocity23 I always make a cup of tea while i read. Just need something to sip on to focus
1 0 fz1jmp I read when I feel like reading. It may be in the morning, afternoon or night. Sometimes its when I wake up, sometimes its when I'm sitting in the family room. A lot of times it's when I'm in bed. Being an avid reader my entire life allows me to always know where I left off when I pick up that particular book again. I may read 3 or 4 completely different genres at one time, but a few words in and its all that book again.
1 0 SpaceRook I only start a book when I can dedicate 60 minutes to it. I need momentum to get started. Thankfully this isn't too hard to do on a Saturday or Sunday.
1 0 TictacTyler Before I read I try to divide the book up. Books that come with chapters ~30 pages make it the easiest. I try to take a break about every 30 pages where I look around at things that are far for a few minutes. I also would get a refill on my drink. Typically, I like to take my break at the end of a chapter though so if it means me reading 26 pages or 38 pages or whatever, I'll do that. Of course there are some huge books with huge chapters such as Atlas Shrugged that I had to make breaks in the middle of chapters. Another thing I try to do is set up a maximum pace. Some books I read are only about 250ish pages. I try to take at least a few days to read them. I find it more enjoyable to stop and reflect and sleep on it thinking what happens next. I feel it makes me appreciate the book more than reading the whole thing in only a day or 2. I also only read 1 book at a time. I don't like bouncing around between a few books. I want full investment in 1 book. With that said, I only read 1 book in a day as well. The day I finish a book, I will select the next book to read but I will not start it. Lastly, something that I started recently but found more enjoyable is not reading 2 books in a row by the same author or in the same series. I've found I get more appreciation for the overall series or author when I don't just binge through their works. I finish a book and go to a book in a different series or by a different author.
1 0 DarthCalculus3141 My habits are that when I am reading I tend to be thinking of like 2 other things as I read, it changes depending on how immersed I am into the book. I also do a really weird thing where I always read in chapters. So I basically can never end my session halfway through a chapter.
1 0 Farizkey16 Reading while commuting. I usually got bored so I took my Kindle out and read until some point before arriving at the office. Also, while at home, I usually play some random soothing jazzy instrumentals or movie background musics to help me immerse into what I read. Recently, while finishing Pet Sematary, I played a random horror instrumentals with laughing and disturbing children singing in the background, improved the horror significantly.