Books

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by moxide, Dec 6, 2016.

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  1. urMOMdotCOM

    urMOMdotCOM Member

    Do you read? What books have you been reading/read recently?

    I read Room, that books pretty neat.
     
  2. geoPaleRobinEggBlue893

    geoPaleRobinEggBlue893 Active Member

    Game of Thrones
    I know a lot of people watch the show, but the books are also so incredibly well written
     
  3. Plague inc books, it contains a lot of facts about diseases and life long effects
     
  4. MrBigStuff

    MrBigStuff Member

    No,no and no,I don't really like reading to be honest but I have tried it
     
  5. geoPaleRobinEggBlue893

    geoPaleRobinEggBlue893 Active Member

    Fair enough, although I suspect the problem could be the book you read.

    You should give it another go, but this time try another genre maybe.
     
  6. jthoma17

    jthoma17 Active Member

    ha i wish i had time to read for fun...unless textbooks count :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
  7. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    What are these 'books' of which you speak?

    No, actually I love reading, but with work, my toddler, and Overwatch, I haven't had time to read. I did love the GoT books, and read anything by Brandon Sanderson when it comes out, but right now, nothing.
     
  8. rode_leeuw

    rode_leeuw Active Member

    Have to read (dutch) literature for school, really takes the fun out of reading....

    A fun serie I read when i still read books for fun 8 years ago was Deltora :)
     
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  9. urMOMdotCOM

    urMOMdotCOM Member

    Same here! I still have the huge 7 books-in-one book still. That was like the first book I read when I came to Canada.
     
  10. geoPaleRobinEggBlue893

    geoPaleRobinEggBlue893 Active Member

    You should try reading something in your free time, it's different then from when you have to. Can't imagine you have 0 free time x.x


    OMG Deltora Quest, I read those books a long time ago in my elementary school and I just bought them all recently to reread. Wonderful series, recommend to anyone hasn't read before.
     
  11. GSSGaming

    GSSGaming Well-Known Member

    I read for school, that's pretty much it.

    I used to read Percy Jackson & the Olympians and that was fantastic.

    Since I'm far sited I do prefer audio books and I plan on getting back to listening to them.
     
  12. tates11

    tates11 New Member

    I just finished reading Overlord vol.1 (eng) today
     
  13. MrBigStuff

    MrBigStuff Member

    Well,It was an episode of doctor who,which is my favourite TV show,the story was good but it's just very time consuming,I tried reading it on and off,just in my spare time,but I loose track of the story
     
  14. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Going to get philosophical for a bit here so bear with me.
    I don't really believe in reading anymore.

    What is reading? Basically the transmission of information through text.
    I think text is an inherently unnatural and somewhat outdated way to storytell.

    Why?

    First of all, it's not natural. Language is man-made. You have to learn a language to understand it. Every time you read a word, your brain needs to associate that word with some meaning or definition before you can understand it.

    What's is natural then?

    Visual information. Human beings have eyes for a reason. When we see something, our brains don't have to take that extra step to apply meaning to it. We just know.

    What did our earliest ancestors use to convey written information? Graphic markings. Symbols, pictographs, hieroglyphs.

    My point is that there are better, richer ways to transmit information between humans than text. Drawings, images, audio, video, etc.

    Thus, I would rather read a book with pictures than a book filled with nothing but text.
    I would rather read a comic book than a book with pictures.
    I would rather watch a visual novel than read a comic book.
    I would rather watch a video instead of a visual novel.
    Wouldn't you?

    I just believe there are better ways to experience a story than through reading!
    Granted...you had to read all this text to understand my post.

    I still hate books!

    Hehe.

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  15. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    My only counter to this is that when you get visual information, especially of something that is not written by the person making the visuals, then you're getting the results of somebody else's imagination combined with the limitations of that visual medium.

    How many times have you read about a character (in text only), and then later saw that character in a television show or movie or comic book, and thought, "That's not how I imagined him/her to look."

    Or when the character is in a series, and ages in real life a lot quicker than the character should, like Bran in Got, or even the characters in the Harry Potter films?

    One of the great things about reading as a way to get information is that you get to use your own imagination, and get to decide what characters look like, or how certain mutant or magical powers look when used or activated, or what a scene of destruction looks like.

    Sauron was way more scary and menacing in my head . . . until the movies came out. Now he's just a flaming eye on top of a tower, because either Peter Jackson didn't have the capability to make him visually as awesome as my imagination, or my imagination is greater.
     
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  16. geoPaleRobinEggBlue893

    geoPaleRobinEggBlue893 Active Member


    Have to agree with PTSinger.
    There are many limitations with visual medium, although granted text also has its limitations.
    For example, if you see a bottle of perfume, you don't know what it smells like. But if you use words you can get a good understanding of what it will smell like. "Notes of orange, gunflint, flint, vetiver and benzoin." You could never interpret a scent with your eyes. Another example would be ideas. Some are almost impossible to transmit through visual indicators. Maybe what a certain type of pain feels like. Is it stinging, throbbing, aching?
     
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  17. aab010799

    aab010799 Active Member

    I really should read more. It's been forever since I've honestly just thoroughly read a good book on my own free will
     
  18. urMOMdotCOM

    urMOMdotCOM Member


    The concept of seeing things visually is man made. Nothing is natural in the way you put it.

    Also, if you don't believe in the medium you probably haven't found a book that you enjoy. You probably wouldn't enjoy the medium of playing videogames if all you could play is Barbie Dress-up.
     
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  19. Zoidbee

    Zoidbee Active Member

    I Just got my wife the entire HP Collection for christmas =D
     
  20. urMOMdotCOM

    urMOMdotCOM Member

    HP Lovecraft or Harry Potter? I haven't read any Lovecraft books although I should. It seems like a really cool style.
     
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