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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...
10
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 Millhorn Skyrim soundtrack, mostly because I love reading fantasy, and it sets the tone super well.
51 jassuryt I can't listen to music while I'm reading. Any kind of noise just makes me so distracted that I can't focus on reading.
15 rovillar93 I prefer not to listen to any music at all, but when I do I listen to Vivaldi or Chopin
9 newt16 Emancipator. Only discovered him recently. So good!
7 platonusachev Bowie's instrumentals. (from "Heroes", Low etc.) great for some stephen king's book. long ago i read the lord of flies and i listened to bauhaus and sisters of mercy. very appropriate. but usually i prefer to read in silence
6 mwilli311 I LOVE listening to these YouTube live channels that Chillhop does. Or basically anything from Chillhop. It’s great study music and winding down your night with a book music.
6 DrPierreChang I just turn to the peaceful piano playlist on Spotify. It really calms me down and gets me into the reading mindset.
5 ESPn_weathergirl I have a rainy day chill playlist that I love to read to, I especially love listening to Kenny G whilst reading - I know it's cheesy, but it's my guilty pleasure.
4 pinkparasols I find film scores are really good for building tension in more intense books or just as comfortable background music.
5 cherryslinky Nada. Hate hearing other people's TV or music. My bf went on a Smiths spree that made reading impossible.
3 Convolutionist I usually don't listen to any music while I read, but if I do it's just my normal mix of music which includes Florence and the Machine, Marina and the Diamonds, Oh Wonder, some Hamilton musical songs, some anime/Japanese songs, and other random pop or pop-like songs. If I'm at the gym I'll be listening to music and running/stretching/cardio while reading, which is the only time I consistently read and listen to music.
3 Mr_M00 I listen to Math Rock and Post Rock instrumentals. At times, it helps me concentrate. Music with lyrics kinda mangle with the words I try to read. Some notable bands: * toe * Enemies * Totorro * Via Luna * Delta Sleep Shout out to /r/mathrock~
3 coleman57 Keith Jarrett
3 thmandy Nothing with any lyrics. Sometimes the Lord of the Rings soundtrack, or something like Emancipator, and occasionally rain noise playlists. Usually only listen to music if someone else is watching TV in the same room or something.
2 opacitizen Depends on what I'm reading. This week's choice couldn't be more obvious for me, as I've been reading Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier by Mark Frost, so it's obviously some track from the official soundtracks that I listen to. If I had to pick something in general, I'd probably recommend a slower Vangelis record. Or a dark jazz band like The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. Or the soundtrack of Skyrim. Something ambient. Or just turn on [noisli.com](http://www.noisli.com) and tune it to your liking in a minute.
2 Menelmakil Wolf Alice. Their music is the perfect mixture of flowy atmospheric soundscapes, gritty rock and delicious vocals that helps me get completely lost in a book.
2 cartesian_dreams Ambient/atmospheric/very soft. I don't really follow artists/etc, but this guy keeps my ears happy, and has done for years: lowlightmixes.blogspot.com
2 Doublemera Mostly Cool Jazz or Classical Music. Can't stand any vocals while reading
2 Bradleys_Bald_Spot Chillhop or Miles Davis for me.
1 redhelldiver If we're talking memorizing/studying/absorbing into brain reading, I go classical or movie score instrumentals. The Gabriel Yared score for the English Patient soundtrack is a favorite old CD. For recreational stuff, I'm not as picky, just ideally nothing too earworm-like that will get my brain singing along before I even know it.
1 ReallyGoodomens i usually listen to some instrumental music. Right now i like listening to some post-rock bands like: Olafur and paint the sky red.
1 la_virgen_del_pilar Usually a Spotify reading soundtracks list. Either that or piano / guitar.
1 escargoxpress Does the trickle of the water in the bath count?
1 Akephalos95 I never listen to anything when I'm reading for pleasure. When I was reading college articles I'd listen to a lot of instrumental stuff, Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, GYBE and a lot of classical stuff
1 blueandsunny I listen to Haruki Murakami's jazz playlist. His books featured a lot of jazz as he used to own a jazz bar. Listening to the music makes me feel part of the world in the book.
1 deathnwine I can't listen to music while I read... in fat a fun fact about me is I don't actually like music. I can listen to some music but honestly more than 20 minutes and I'm annoyed.
1 Ordotrio I love anything instrumental.
1 elphie93 If I'm at home I don't listen to music. If I'm commuting to work I do - I use it as white noise to block out other people's conversations, phone calls etc. I actually prefer heavier music (A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Hands Like Houses) stuff that's really good to mosh to at concerts. It doesn't distract me from my book at all.
1 Shotgun_Alice I've tried listening to music while reading but can't do it. I find it distracts my mind from what I'm reading. To be fair, I have dyslexia so I can easily get distracted. White noise is fine though, like I'll put on like a rainy day YouTube channel to give me nice relaxing sounds that won't distract my mind.
1 cmw100 What a perfectly timed thread. Last night I tried out a bunch or different spotify study/chill/piano/focus playlist. I only really liked the piano one. The chillhop one would occasionally have very minor background vocals but any amount of vocals takes me right out of my book. I'll probably just stick to Debussy. I listen to the This is: Debussy playlist on spotify.
19 0 Millhorn Skyrim soundtrack, mostly because I love reading fantasy, and it sets the tone super well.
50 0 jassuryt I can't listen to music while I'm reading. Any kind of noise just makes me so distracted that I can't focus on reading.
14 0 rovillar93 I prefer not to listen to any music at all, but when I do I listen to Vivaldi or Chopin
10 0 newt16 Emancipator. Only discovered him recently. So good!
8 0 platonusachev Bowie's instrumentals. (from "Heroes", Low etc.) great for some stephen king's book. long ago i read the lord of flies and i listened to bauhaus and sisters of mercy. very appropriate. but usually i prefer to read in silence
6 0 mwilli311 I LOVE listening to these YouTube live channels that Chillhop does. Or basically anything from Chillhop. It’s great study music and winding down your night with a book music.
6 0 DrPierreChang I just turn to the peaceful piano playlist on Spotify. It really calms me down and gets me into the reading mindset.
5 0 ESPn_weathergirl I have a rainy day chill playlist that I love to read to, I especially love listening to Kenny G whilst reading - I know it's cheesy, but it's my guilty pleasure.
5 0 pinkparasols I find film scores are really good for building tension in more intense books or just as comfortable background music.
3 0 cherryslinky Nada. Hate hearing other people's TV or music. My bf went on a Smiths spree that made reading impossible.
3 0 Convolutionist I usually don't listen to any music while I read, but if I do it's just my normal mix of music which includes Florence and the Machine, Marina and the Diamonds, Oh Wonder, some Hamilton musical songs, some anime/Japanese songs, and other random pop or pop-like songs. If I'm at the gym I'll be listening to music and running/stretching/cardio while reading, which is the only time I consistently read and listen to music.
3 0 Mr_M00 I listen to Math Rock and Post Rock instrumentals. At times, it helps me concentrate. Music with lyrics kinda mangle with the words I try to read. Some notable bands: * toe * Enemies * Totorro * Via Luna * Delta Sleep Shout out to /r/mathrock~
3 0 coleman57 Keith Jarrett
3 0 thmandy Nothing with any lyrics. Sometimes the Lord of the Rings soundtrack, or something like Emancipator, and occasionally rain noise playlists. Usually only listen to music if someone else is watching TV in the same room or something.
2 0 opacitizen Depends on what I'm reading. This week's choice couldn't be more obvious for me, as I've been reading Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier by Mark Frost, so it's obviously some track from the official soundtracks that I listen to. If I had to pick something in general, I'd probably recommend a slower Vangelis record. Or a dark jazz band like The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. Or the soundtrack of Skyrim. Something ambient. Or just turn on [noisli.com](http://www.noisli.com) and tune it to your liking in a minute.
2 0 Menelmakil Wolf Alice. Their music is the perfect mixture of flowy atmospheric soundscapes, gritty rock and delicious vocals that helps me get completely lost in a book.
2 0 cartesian_dreams Ambient/atmospheric/very soft. I don't really follow artists/etc, but this guy keeps my ears happy, and has done for years: lowlightmixes.blogspot.com
2 0 Doublemera Mostly Cool Jazz or Classical Music. Can't stand any vocals while reading
2 0 Bradleys_Bald_Spot Chillhop or Miles Davis for me.
1 0 redhelldiver If we're talking memorizing/studying/absorbing into brain reading, I go classical or movie score instrumentals. The Gabriel Yared score for the English Patient soundtrack is a favorite old CD. For recreational stuff, I'm not as picky, just ideally nothing too earworm-like that will get my brain singing along before I even know it.
1 0 ReallyGoodomens i usually listen to some instrumental music. Right now i like listening to some post-rock bands like: Olafur and paint the sky red.
1 0 la_virgen_del_pilar Usually a Spotify reading soundtracks list. Either that or piano / guitar.
1 0 escargoxpress Does the trickle of the water in the bath count?
1 0 Akephalos95 I never listen to anything when I'm reading for pleasure. When I was reading college articles I'd listen to a lot of instrumental stuff, Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, GYBE and a lot of classical stuff
1 0 blueandsunny I listen to Haruki Murakami's jazz playlist. His books featured a lot of jazz as he used to own a jazz bar. Listening to the music makes me feel part of the world in the book.
1 0 deathnwine I can't listen to music while I read... in fat a fun fact about me is I don't actually like music. I can listen to some music but honestly more than 20 minutes and I'm annoyed.
1 0 Ordotrio I love anything instrumental.
1 0 elphie93 If I'm at home I don't listen to music. If I'm commuting to work I do - I use it as white noise to block out other people's conversations, phone calls etc. I actually prefer heavier music (A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Hands Like Houses) stuff that's really good to mosh to at concerts. It doesn't distract me from my book at all.
1 0 Shotgun_Alice I've tried listening to music while reading but can't do it. I find it distracts my mind from what I'm reading. To be fair, I have dyslexia so I can easily get distracted. White noise is fine though, like I'll put on like a rainy day YouTube channel to give me nice relaxing sounds that won't distract my mind.
1 0 CaptainLordLevel This [playlist](https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWZeKCadgRdKQ?si=01KcegQPQienz8Qjmc66oA).
1 0 cmw100 What a perfectly timed thread. Last night I tried out a bunch or different spotify study/chill/piano/focus playlist. I only really liked the piano one. The chillhop one would occasionally have very minor background vocals but any amount of vocals takes me right out of my book. I'll probably just stick to Debussy. I listen to the This is: Debussy playlist on spotify.