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The /r/books book club selection for April is The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey
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Simple Questions: April 21, 2018
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Not too long ago, I finished Dreams From my Father by Barack Obama. I found it to be an incredibly powerful, humanizing portrait of our 44th president
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The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
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The 100 best one-star Amazon Reviews of The Great Gatsby
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Keeping books in a windowsill?
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A curious incident of the dog in the night time
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Just read a Higher Loyalty, by former FBI director James Comey.
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The meanest things Vladimir Nabokov said about other writers
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I just finished reading The Girl On The Train
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For those of you who have read The Neapolitan Novels, how true are they to women's friendships?
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'Beyond the Beats': Rock's greatest drummers share their craft in book
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Which classic is being described by this 1 star review?
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I read Factfullness by Hans Rosling and it's like an antidote to the "always bad news all the time" epidemic
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Voice in head while reading
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"America’s 100 most-loved novels" as chosen in a Survey from PBS for their "The Great American Read" Series
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Amazing book series you should all read! John Marsden - Tomorrow, when the war began.
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After 3 decades... science fiction...
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My thoughts on The Catcher in the Rye
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Dan Brown's Inferno movie adaptation? (SPOILERS)
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Los Angeles Times book prizes awarded to literary veterans, emerging authors
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Inferno by Dan Brown
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What are some less obvious books that would make great movies, and why?
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The illusion of time. Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.
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Just read Rosemary's Baby while pregnant with my son
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What books have you read just because you've seen it and thought "what the hell"? Were they any good?
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How Flap Illustrations Helped Reveal the Body’s Inner Secrets: Sixteenth century scholars peeled away anatomical ignorance one layer at a time.
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This Adorable Book Store In Toronto Has A Vending Machine That Gives Out Rare Books
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What was the last book you rage-quit?
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Library of America Editions
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The Vonnegut Universe
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The Overstory by Richard Powers seems to be another overlooked book by a massively underrated writer.
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Sympathy for the Devil
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What book have you (re)read as an adult that makes you think, "This is a kids' book!?"
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How do you "visualize" books that are more literary and focus on style/prose/thematic depth?
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Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, was named one of Time Magazine's Top 100 Influential People of 2018!
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The Sublime Cluelessness of Throwing Lavish Great Gatsby Parties- The article I revisit whenever someone brings up the Great Gatsby
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Fierce Kingdom - phew
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Swedish Academy, which picks the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, acknowledged on Friday that names of some previous prize winners had been leaked in advance and it pledged to redraw the ancient rules governing how it functions.
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Where do I buy Chinese books in the US
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Can we talk about the Glory of John Steinbeck?
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Is there something wrong with the way I read books?
20 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.
9 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.
8 King_D_Flame Mine is starting chapters of different books and then completing them slowly.
8 laurary Definitely reading before sleep.
26 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.
6 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.
5 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.
19 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.
8 0 King_D_Flame Mine is starting chapters of different books and then completing them slowly.
8 0 laurary Definitely reading before sleep.
27 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.
5 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
4 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.
5 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.