on 30-06-2010 01:44 PM
The thread dedicated to everything to do with reading
I used to read heaps when I was younger - through the primary and early high school days. However in the last few years I've become slack and not bothered reading any novels, books or even magazines at all, save for the occasional newspaper when I can be bothered picking it up.
However I recently decided to complete a set of books by buying the last one in the series after finding it in Borders. Flicking through a few pages and I've been drawn in again!
So my questions, fellow forumers, are this:
What do you read? Novels? Newspapers? ebooks? Magazines?
Do read anything at all?
What are reading at the moment?
Talk about and share your favourite novel, story, article - anything all all.
on 30-06-2010 03:51 PM
on 30-06-2010 05:23 PM
01-07-2010 12:50 AM - edited 01-07-2010 12:51 AM
on 01-07-2010 07:09 AM
I normally only read when on holiday and it's usually books from the Star Wars universe. Takes me ages to get through them though, sometimes by the time i've picked it up again i've forgotten what happened previously so have to start again. Of late (well on my last holiday) i've been reading the Sharpe range of books by Bernard Conwell, they're quite enjoyable.
on 01-07-2010 08:42 AM
I read a lot more books when I was younger, things like Goosebumps and different kids books. It was great at the time, it made me appreciate language and build up a solid vocabulary. Nowadays most of my reading is on the internet. I guess around about late primary school / early high school I got bored of novels, I outgrew the Harry Potter series (I know it's an all-ages thing but nevertheless I outgrew them) and I guess the Twilight saga and Dan Brown phenomenons have left a bad impression as to the state of contemporary novella. It's being picky and I know everyone has different tastes, but unlike mainstream movies or music novels have a literary aspect which attracts the thinking, more intellectual people of the world.It's like anything else though, there's heaps of crap out there, dig down a bit and you'll find plenty of gold.
Newspapers and news sites are the catalyst of why people have no faith in the education system. It's cringe-worthy to see respected newspapers make simple grammatical mistakes. I dunno how they worked it out but studies found the over time the Courier Mail (Queensland's newspaper) went from a reading age of sixteen down to twelve. It's got to be deliberate, there's no way someone with a degree in journalism would have the normal writing style of someone in early high school.
I actually really like threads on here where the subject matter is good. There are very few writing proses with the same power as the prose of opinion.
on 01-07-2010 09:34 PM
Science fiction mostly,
Lately I've taken to listening to audio books during my drive to and from work every day. They're great! Totally changed my commute. Those traffic reports on the radio were never any use anyway.
Just finished The Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell.
on 02-07-2010 12:17 AM
Hmmm I don't read enough lol
I find myself reading teen/kid novels because they are just lying around some are good others........are bad lol. Other than that I read these forums and also the OPS mag.
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