Poll: Do you read often?
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View poll results: Do you read often?
Yes, I read often.
125 53%
Sometimes.
83 35%
Pfff, who needs to read when you got TV/the internet?
26 11%
Voters: 234.
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#1
Simple enough.

I read guitar magazines every now and then just for general knowledge, and also sport magazines, but i don't read newspapers or dictionaries or anything.

And also, I read books every now and then as a source of inspiration.

EDIT: I totally forgot, I read PEANUTS by Charles M. Schulz every night. It's the comic strip with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus etc. in it. It might sound childish, but the strips are not at all childish, more inspriational, philosophical.
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#4
I read books constantly. I feel weird if I don't have a book to read (I'm that guy on the bus that always has his head in a book).
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#8
Yes, I love reading. I always have a good book on the go, at the moment a book called BReTHREN (with the small "e" lol).

I also occassionally read guitar magazines and/or music magazines, but they aren't as good as a good story.
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#9
i read some every day even though i prefer to save the books i'm looking most forward to for a time when i can read an extended period of time
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#11
Yeah i like to read, used to read a lot more as a kid though, guess i had more time then and less responsibility.
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#12
Right now I'm on a 'Reading Binge' I've read about 1000 pages since yesterday. Reading Eragon and Eldest again in anticipation of Brisingr being released in September.
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#13
I'm usually reading a book at any given moment, but last year my recreational reading slowed quite a bit in favor of textbook reading for school.

But now that summer is here, I've been reading quite a bit.
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#14
i'm reading "Blood Red, Snow White" by Marcus Sedgewick, its about the russian civil war.
interesting stuff.
just started reading Rose Madder by Stephen King too
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#15
I probably read two or three books a month. I also subscribe to Sports Illustrated, Time, and National Geographic.
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#17
I'm trying to read through psychology books, but I'm stuck on one book that is getting boring ... and can't make it thru to start Eric Clapton's autobiography.
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#19
fight club
stephen king
catch-22
brave new world
slash's autobiography

these are pretty much the only books mentioned in the average reading thread on this site..
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#21
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#22
yeah i read quite a lot of books

mostly historical fiction though

just read The Winter King and Enemy Of God by Bernard Cornwell...need to get Excalibur soon! haha

the odd magazine also

EDIT: just started to re-read the Silmarillion until I get Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell...also will gear me up for reading Children of Hurin at some point haha
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#24
Not really. I used to but don't bother so much any more.
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#25
I read sometimes, i read the most when im on vacation where there is a lot of traveling in car or freetime. Havnt red a book in 3 months tho, wich is quite sad. I dont count guitar magazine or other magazines in as reading when i voted, only books. If magazines counts i read everyday.
#26
I just made a book recommendation thread after realizing how many people here read.
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#28
^yea whatever, I mean books
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#29
I read the newspaper everytime I'm on the bus, but it's just the Metro. I read literature often enough, and I read Magazines too. And a lot of the internet is technically reading...
#30
I read every night before I go to bed, t makes me really tired so I fall asleep instantly.
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#31
I read 2 or 3 books a week. Plus bits and pieces out of various newspapers and magazines, if they appear interesting.
#32
constantly reading. books mostly non-fictional so like bios, history, info. I subscribe to Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, Guitar World magazines. And also pick up the odd other one on the newsstands. Also read on the PC, so like every morning whilst eating my cereal I read all i have got on my igoogle page (news, music stuff, sports, quotes, etc).
Wow what is summer if one cant grab something to read and go outside and read on the deck or hammock to chair. Love that. I say I read about 2 hours aday?
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#33
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yeah i read quite a lot of books

mostly historical fiction though

just read The Winter King and Enemy Of God by Bernard Cornwell...need to get Excalibur soon! haha

the odd magazine also

EDIT: just started to re-read the Silmarillion until I get Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell...also will gear me up for reading Children of Hurin at some point haha



Have you read any Gore Vidal? I always find his historical fiction interesting.
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#34
I would read more often (I voted for the last, even though that isn't the reasons)

but I just cannot read
my brain doesn't work in the way. I need a LOT of time and a very very interesting story
(which I can find right now in Russian existentialist literature)
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#35
^try some Narnia.
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#36
I don't really like fiction books, I liked Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas though. I hardly ever read except for the occasional biography if I find someone interesting and I read a UK comic called Viz.
#37
I only read if something catches my eye, but if it does, then I'll just spend all my time reading it.
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#38
I read a huge amount, books every evening and at work, newspapers every morning and music magazines. I've just finished a week's work experience at a local bookshop, I rolled through Catch 22 during my lunches and quiet hours.

I adore reading, and I actually find it depressing that so many of my friends don't read and often make a point of not reading, half of them thought it was a burden that I chose to work in a bookshop - it was a brilliant week.
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#39
I'm doing English lit for A level, which involves a lot of reading (currently Enduring Love by Ian McEwan, Lolita by Nabokov and an array of First World War poetry and prose) as well as an 'extended project' which is a course that lasts the year and will finish in a report and 5000 word essay about a topic of my choice, which is an examination and comparison of Russian and English mid-nineteenth century writers in their attitudes and techniques dealing with their respective societies and cultures. When I go to college (the summer holidays just started, though) I read a newspaper in the morning, and I might get the Saturday Independent if I have the money. I read an awful lot
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I'm doing English lit for A level, which involves a lot of reading (currently Enduring Love by Ian McEwan, Lolita by Nabokov and an array of First World War poetry and prose) as well as an 'extended project' which is a course that lasts the year and will finish in a report and 5000 word essay about a topic of my choice, which is an examination and comparison of Russian and English mid-nineteenth century writers in their attitudes and techniques dealing with their respective societies and cultures. When I go to college (the summer holidays just started, though) I read a newspaper in the morning, and I might get the Saturday Independent if I have the money. I read an awful lot

damn. I feel small
Your dreams are all out of focus;
Knock you up when you're feeling down.
And all the world feels so unreal...


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Hitler was really smart and could have been a good leader but he was kind of a douche to the Jews.
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