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Talking mainly about non technical books, Do you read one book at a time , read it, finish it and move to next one or you read multiple books at various stages of completion.
I just realized that I am "trying" to read 5 books and already started fishing for the 6th book to start!! The problem is not the lack of books but the location.
1. In Bathroom ( No need for explanation)
2. Near the bed night stand (Before heading to sleep couple of pages or chapters)
3. In the car (While I chaperone Mrs to various shopping and boring errands)
4. In the Living room (when Idiot box really becomes stupid)
5. In the kitchen ( On weekends when I take over the kitchen responsibility)
Too much of good is bad,mix some evil in it
Multiple - this is why I moved to eBooks only some years back. As long as I have my tablet with me - which is smaller and lighter than most books - I have the books I am reading with me as well, plus a pile of others if I finish one.
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I keep my books in the same place. On a shelf, in the library, situated in the west wing of my house.
Oh... do I read books... I thought you was asking me to pretend I was in one, my bad
On a serious note, it depends what you mean by "reading". There are books I started reading years ago, and have since read a book since. So I guess technically I do read multiple books at a time. I have no intention of finishing them though.
I rarely read books at all. I find the time they take isn't worth the satisfaction they deliver. It's inefficient. A film is a much better use of my time, and pretty much does the same job.
But don't you find that the film versions of books are sometimes very different from the way you imagined them to be when first reading them?
Yeah they are definitely different because we are seeing another person's imagination on film. And I don't disagree with most people when they say they cut so much out. But that doesn't mean the film is automatically bad, and if you never read the book then you don't know what (if anything) you are missing - ignorance is bliss and all that.
So, which, if any, books would you like to see on film?
As I said, I don't read many at all, so couldn't say. The last book I read was Ready Player One. Then the film came out, and although it was quite different I think they did an amazing job with it.
Also, pretty much all films these days are based on books, so would be a challenge to find one that isn't already on it's way to hollywood
Ah, the spice. "the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, "the spice", a drug which extends human life, provides superhuman levels of thought, and makes foldspace travel possible." In reality, it would be snake oil. Dune creates a fiction where a new discovery can truly do everything.
If I could remember all the scientists who boasted that their new discovery could cure all of the human ills and then some. (I do remember a blurb some time ago about one scientist and his discovery of what more Vitamin C could do.)
One at a time, non technical novels usually binge read.
likewise TV shows depending on style:
- continuing story style (say High Castle) wait till a season is done and binge watch.
- shows that are distinct episodes like say Twilight Zone - watch weekly. (also short stories)
- distinct episodes but with an underlying/background continuing story also week by week. last one I mean like say X-files, the 'continuing story' [sub]episodes themselves usually portrayed as happening weeks or months apart.
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