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How many books do you read a year?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, yes... I knew the answer to the question... kind of. Laughing

It does make me wonder what these people think they might gain sometimes, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL! They'll "gain" a ban, that's what. It doesn't hurt to make it publicly clear sometimes that we don't tolerate people who join up and post cut'n'paste rubbish. We know they always have some agenda - and contributing to the use or friendly nature of the forum ain't one of them.

Back on topic about books. I'm currently reading The End of Food by Paul Roberts. It's an amazing book. This is my second copy of it, as I accidentally left the first one in a hotel room. Crying or Very sad I was quite upset about that because I'd been enjoying it so much. IMO it was well worth buying a replacement.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been over 3 years since I posted my answer but it hasn't changed. Still pretty much zero. Unless of course I can count children's books in which case it's probably one or two hundred a year. Smile

I know that's kind of shameful but I just don't find the time.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you read when you're travelling? I always have at least a book and a magazine on me for any journey.

I can't bear not having anything to read. I could be locked in a cell and deprived of most comforts but a lack of reading material would be one of the things that would hurt me most.

Dave has been getting some books on his PDA, he seems very happy with them. It's very portable too cos he's always got the PDA on him, and a handy book if he gets stuck waiting anywhere.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kay wrote:
Don't you read when you're travelling? I always have at least a book and a magazine on me for any journey.


That would be the one opportunity when I might. At best, I might get a newspaper or magazine. But I normally just play 'I Spy', paper stone scissors, etc. or occasionally break up fights or mediate in arguments. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Urgh! The joys of parenthood. I'd rather have a book than a child any day. Twisted Evil

(I've never liked kids.)

I remember when we first went to Delhi and were staying in an almost bare transit flat while we were waiting for our house to become vacant and for our stuff to arrive. I filled a bookcase within the first week. It almost got to the stage where I was thinking about hiding my purchases as a bookaholic. Luckily Dave was quite happy as he's just the same as me with books.

India is a fantastic place, and books can be so unbelievably cheap there. Bangalore, in particular, is a book lover's paradise.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kay wrote:
I've never liked kids.


You were one once, you know! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was so long ago I can't remember. And anyway, no one liked me either when I was a kid. Twisted Evil

Books are better than kids. Why?

- books don't get you out of bed when you want to sleep

- books don't demand attention when you don't feel like giving it to them

- books don't cost a fortune - buy it, read it, move on

- books don't have tantrums

- books don't cause any worries, heartache, or financial loss

- books don't restrict your lifestyle

I've just made a small start on this...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

- books don't bring the same happiness that children do

- books aren't as rewarding / enriching / fulfilling

- books don't even smile or laugh

- books never seem to want a cuddle

- books aren't very good at looking after you when you get old

- books can't (with much effect, at least) be tickled

- books never seem to greet me when I go home

- books can't play football

You'll probably argue on some of these points, but just thought I'd throw a few back at you. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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- books aren't very good at looking after you when you get old


Yeah, but if you don't have all the expense of raising kids you can have as many books as you like, and still enough money to look after yourself when you get old. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I aim to read at least one book per a month. But considering the area of reading I enjoy historical fiction, the books can be very long (Example being Sharon Kay Penman)! So I rarely reach my 12 book a year goal. Regardless reading is very relaxing and productive.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:07 pm    Post subject: I've lost my book craze... Reply with quote

When I was younger (back in school) I used to read like 200-300 books a year!! although they were all fiction and lovey dovey books, lol! The good old days...

These days I read like 10-15 a year (and they definitely aren't lovey durvey books either!), if I have time. Its quite sad too.. there just isn't enough hours in the day. These days I go more for short articles and blogs online which are more inline with my work or to keep up with the times.

Growing up isn't much fun I tell you!! Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About one or two books every year,including paper printed and books on line.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try to get through a good book a month. It was even one of my resolutions for this year! We're coming up to the end of February though, so I'll need to get a move on if I'm to stick to it!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On holiday I'll read books but sadly I take the view that if I've got time to read a book, I could be using my time more productively on the business
I guess instead of books I've got my 2 kids to read to for an hour a night. Confused
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