How or when do you read?
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Don't we all? :-)
LT is like the meeting place for Book Addicts Anonymous (BAA)!
You know - I never thought about it but the only books that can keep me up for a full night before a working day are the new thrillers/fantasy books where the action just moves fast. The old-style ones where there is a lot of words weaving will have breathing places where I can leave them for the night...
I agree. This is why I wonder if authors with 'slower' plots, but good writing styles, are not being left out because of this. Have we, as readers, changed to the point where we cannot appreciate slower plots?
Nonetheless, I still appreciate 19th C books, poetry and so on, but they are now a minority, compared to modern fast-paced books.
That is why I said old-style as opposed to old :) I read some more literary works... and some genre ones that would fit better in the 80s than nowadays. But I agree - they are a minority. In most days I love the old style - it just adds so much to a book. But I also can appreciate and like the fast-paced ones - and in some weeks these are the only books I can really read and like
I'm also someone who reads mostly slow-paced (or not fast-paced) works-- although many of them are from the twentieth century on.
Get yourself a job with a lot of traveling (not driving) involved... I have books that I had read in 4 different countries... plus a few airplanes :) If that cannot teach you how to read anywhere, I don't know what I can. Although the "Yes, Mom, I am studying" (with a book inside of the textbook) also helped me read anywhere, anytime I guess. There was no way for my parents to believe that I can read a history/geography/whatever lesson once and be done with studying... so I pretended I read it a lot more than once :)
We need to exchange notes on such works :)
Well, I am used to travelling with articles, pdfs, etc. but this is no leisurely read, just academic! Reading for pleasure is mostly at bedtime.
I used to read books under my bedsheet with a torch - mum used to get angry at me for reading too much. I used to prefer that to meals, even, as she couldn't feed me properly if I had a book by the plate. I stopped doing that because it was not very practical - who likes a book with food stains? Not me.
I too read anywhere. Public transport is great, I ensure I have my lunch breaks as non-working time by reading through them. And have set aside an hour of me time after dinner when I get home - drink a pot of tea and a quiet read.
Got one two weeks ago - the Kindle, because (in spite of the interface) I found that the pages' loading time was excellent!
That's it, I have now turned to the dark side of the force...
My kindle has permanent residence in my purse and on my dining table :) Which does not stop me from buying paper books but that's a different story :) Although I was really good at eating and reading without messing up the book :)
As for on-the-go reading -- I can read work-related stuff (and sometimes I need to) but with the amount of traveling I was doing for a while, I am used to also reading non-work related ones. :)