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LSchefman

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I used to be a voracious reader. 2-3 books a week. I gave it up to play guitar. I have read 1 1/2 books in 10 years. Something has to give. Lol
You must be a heckuva player after all that practicing!

I work for about two or three hours after dinner on my own music compositions, and then read until I can't keep my eyes open any more.

But I don't watch TV. Something had to give!

However, I don't regret choosing books over TV.
 

Aahzz

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I was an absolutely voracious reader all throughout my childhood and well into my 30s. I don't read as much as I used to, but still read anything from favorite authors like Neil Gaiman and Jim Butcher. I re-read a lot as well, just finished re-reading the first 3 Dune novels.
 

Tucson Thump

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I'd like to visit that museum, it's on my bucket list.

The bust of Nefertiti was at one point in a traveling exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and I did see it. What a beautiful thing.
The bust of Nefertiti was incredible; a presence of life in an inanimate object. But then, maybe I just caught her on a good day.
 

alantig

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I used to read a lot more before we had children (over 100 books one year). Now it's about two per month - looking forward to retirement and being able to sit and read for longer stretches. A lot of music bios, a lot of fiction, some other stuff as well.

Favorites? There are a lot - Stephen King, Douglas Adams, Christopher Moore (who's just fantastic) are probably the top of the list. Grady Hendrix is a new fave - I've read "We Sold Our Souls" (about a rock band who did) and "My Best Friend's Exorcism" (the title is a total giveaway). Just picked up his "The Final Girl Support Group" about a, well, support group for the final survivor from horror movie-like scenarios. Looking forward to it.

Stephen King has been very good about recommending books online. Two that he suggested and I read are "Road Of Bones" by Christopher Golden and "Chasing The Boogeyman" by Richard Chizmar. The Chizmar is excellent - it's written in a modern true crime style, and even though it says "novel" right on it, I still looked it up online because he made everything so believable.

Science-wise, the most recent was Katie Mack's "The End Of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)", about the different scenarios for how the universe will end. Very readable, and great explanations.
 

october3

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The only conspiracy theories I like are that sergio and jxe share the same keyboard :p

I wanna throw in audio books to the mix, I listen to stuff when doing yard work etc Audible have deals, usually buy a few then suspend membership and restart again

Here are my latest, Miriam is a real hoot to read/listen



1.Tony Fadell - Build
2.Miriam Margolyes - This Much Is True
3.Dr Richard Shepherd - Unnatural Causes
 

Dirty_Boogie

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Not sure if anyone here uses the “Libby/Overdrive” app (no, it’s not a pedal app). It’s connected to all the (physical) library networks across the country. You select your local library, enter your library card ID, and then you have access to a huge digital library - tens of thousands of books and audio books available - all free. You check them out for 2 or 3 weeks just like at your library. I prefer physical books, but very convenient when traveling, or listening to audio books on long road trips. Highly recommended.
 

jxe

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The only conspiracy theories I like are that sergio and jxe share the same keyboard :p

like wendy and lisa??

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Moondog Wily

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Never been much of a reader, but always been and always will be a voracious learner! Favorite book ever (which I have read I think 7 times) is "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand!! I usually nod off when I try to sit down and read a book and this has been true my whole life, even middle of the day!!! These days, I would much rather be learning a new song or composing a new song!!!! HATE TV and have since I first heard Frank Zappa's "I'm The Slime" (which gives a really good picture of what TV is there for and does to people)! I still watch a movie (about two per month) and have watched a few modern TV Series (one episode a night - couple nights per week but without commercials, can't stand them, sorry Les, no offense to you and your work). If I do read, it is going to be history or real world stuff (stranger than strange but truer than true)! I have a similar take on sports, hate watching them but love participating!! So if I had offers of "read a book" or "write a book" and had to pick one, it would most certainly be the later of those two (even though many do not want to read what I have to write it would still be my preference). And yes, I do understand that I am missing out on the output of others minds, but I think I will live through it still having a great life! Can't consume it all!!!
 
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