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Posted: 4/28/2011 11:30:57 PM EDT
It just occurred to me recently that I have only read one book for my own enjoyment since about 2001, and that was in 2007. I read plenty to educate myself but it is only with articles on the internet. Upon realizing this I kind of felt like a simpleton dipshit, so I went out and bought a trio of books from Borders. One being Lone Survivor which I am going to start reading as soon as I finish this post.

What about the rest of y'all?
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 11:32:07 PM EDT
I enjoy reading.   So, I do it all the time.

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Link Posted: 4/28/2011 11:33:33 PM EDT
I can't count how many I've read for fun in the last few years, but recently I have not had much time.  Right now, I am reading "That Dark and Bloody River" and "The Road to Disunion: Secessionists at Bay."  I'll probably read a Star Wars book after these are finished.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 11:36:52 PM EDT
Read some today from a library book, I have gone through several books in the last month or so.

I have a very active library card.  I'm thinking of joining the alumni association at my local university so I can have library privileges there, too.


Steve
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 11:38:22 PM EDT
Currently "John Adams" by David McCullough.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 11:38:51 PM EDT
Um, I think Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton back around Christmas 2009 for a 5 hour road trip.  I've read books since but they were non-fiction instructional books, not entertainment.




Link Posted: 4/28/2011 11:40:49 PM EDT
Currently reading Dracula on my Iphone.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 11:41:46 PM EDT
I don't enjoy it too much. For a supposedly leisurely activity, the ratio of time spent:reward earned is too high.



I've been working on Infinite Jest since 2006. I'd just rather spend my time doing something else.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 11:44:29 PM EDT
Right now it's 1984 by George Orwell. I usually make time before I go to sleep to read for a little bit, unless i'm up late from studying
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 11:46:08 PM EDT
I started The Third World War, August 1985 today. Sometimes I'll go a few months without reading a book and sometimes I'll read a few in one month, it just depends. I do seem to buy books a lot faster than I can read them, I've got stacks of them waiting to be read.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 11:48:34 PM EDT
Im working on Stolen Boy right now. Then its Sole Survivor.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 11:50:19 PM EDT
I read nearly every day. Currently reading through Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947 for a second time and World War Z for the first.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 11:53:48 PM EDT
A few weeks ago.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:11:18 AM EDT
Finished a reread of Without Remorse about two weeks ago, no reading The Heights of Courage (Golan Heights).  I alternate one guilty pleasure fiction book with one history/educational text.

I was bogged down for the past 12 months and could read anything for pure pleasure...I missed it.

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Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:13:13 AM EDT
I read daily. Mostly historical and strictly nonfiction.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:30:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 12:30:46 AM EDT by inferno715]
I've read around 15 books since last Oct.  I read a lot in the winter.  Military history, adventure, outdoors/hunting/fishing.  Not a fan on nonfiction, but sometimes it's okay.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:38:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:41:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 103:
 Right now, I am reading "That Dark and Bloody River"




Me too!

Anyone else????
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:42:22 AM EDT
All the time.

Reading "All Quiet on The Western Front" now, my favorite book.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 12:49:16 AM EDT
Akira book 5 and The Last Centurion by John Ringo ( as suggested by this very site).
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 1:09:19 AM EDT
I usually enjoy reading regardless of whether or not that is my primary motive in reading a book (usually the primary motive is educating myself).  I've been a prodigious reader since I was 3 years old.  The last book I read primarily for entertainment was Peter Capstick's Death in the Long Grass.  I enjoyed it thoroughly.  I read it many months ago, though.  I've mainly been reading books on politics and philosophy lately.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 1:20:50 AM EDT
You know, I chose incorrectly.



I do not read for fun. Books are absolutely boring to read. Although I read very much, I've not found a book I couldn't put down. They're just so fucking boring.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 1:40:26 AM EDT
I enjoy reading.

I'm currently working my way through Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol".
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 1:42:51 AM EDT
Amazon has made lots of money off me.  
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 1:47:41 AM EDT
Almost constantly. I have about 4 books that I am in various stages of reading now.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 1:56:26 AM EDT
I read every night at bedtime.  I'm currently about half-way through Ryan's "A Bridge Too Far" (having finished "The Longest Day" the book before last).  The previous book was Ambrose's "Undaunted Courage."

I typically read one genre at a time - currently it's history, last fall it was apocalyptic fiction, prior to that it was a bunch of John Ringo titles, etc.

I lament that the nearest Borders closed its doors.  There's a Barnes and Noble, but for some reason, I found Borders easier to find what I was looking for.  I occasionally use Amazon.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 2:10:58 AM EDT
Just about the only reason I read is for fun, and I read all the time.  I've read two books this week already.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 2:14:56 AM EDT
I read parts of a novel every single day, and can't remember the last time I ever missed a day.


Link Posted: 4/29/2011 2:28:05 AM EDT
today , i did a book swap with dphill and just started " Rogue Warrior "
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 2:32:00 AM EDT
Read One Second After at the beach. Enjoy reading on the beach. With the wife.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 2:36:36 AM EDT
I read a little every evening. For me, it's a great way to relax before going to sleep.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 2:42:50 AM EDT
I flew to Guam last Sunday from Norfolk.  I read Ken Follet's "World Without End" on the flights over.  Much better than in flight movie projection that I couldn't really see.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 3:04:14 AM EDT
I'm a reading junkie.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 3:05:23 AM EDT
Finally read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas this past month.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 3:07:24 AM EDT
I bought a Nook a year ago and have read probably 18 books since then.  Before that, I'd read only the "good" gun books (Correia, Bracken, etc) when they came out.

I'm working my way through Homicide: a Year on the Killing Streets at the moment, then I'm going to read Game of Thrones.

Kharn
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 3:09:09 AM EDT
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I have 5 I'm working on at the moment, depending on what mood I'm on on a given day, and anxiously awaiting A Dance With Dragons in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.    

Stephen Hunter's Dirty White Boys and I, Sniper, Book 12? of Jordan's Wheel of Time Series, Jack L. Chalker's Warriors of the Storm, and David Weber's The Excalibur Alternative.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 3:11:32 AM EDT

Practically every single day?
 


I love reading. I am working my way back through the Gaunt's Ghosts series for yet another time.

Link Posted: 4/29/2011 3:12:19 AM EDT
I am reading a series called the" Wheel of Time" by robert Jordan

I am on book 9 of 13
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 3:30:36 AM EDT
I'm rereading Shattered Sword.  


Jane
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 3:36:05 AM EDT
All the time.

Mostly history, philosophy and aviation related non-fiction.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 5:30:07 AM EDT
Currently reading Charles Sheffield's Inherit the Stars on my Kindle.  Before that it was John Ringo's Looking Glass series, Finland's War of Choice by Henrik Lunde, and Berserker Throne by Fred Saberhagen.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 5:34:28 AM EDT
I don't enjoy reading so its been a while.  I have to read a lot for work, so when I have some free time I like to do other things.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 5:38:23 AM EDT
Audio books, FTW.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 5:40:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 5:43:35 AM EDT by ttushooter]
I normally read daily for enjoyment.  At minimum I read about 2 or 3 books a month.

eta: just finished "I am legend" by Matheson last night. I started  "the shepard' by Ethan Cross this morning while riding the train into work.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 5:42:17 AM EDT
I own a Kindle.

So does my fiance.

We're often reading something, either together or by ourselves.

She likes to get 'romance' novels, which ramps her up to my benefit.

"Baby, I bought another book on Amazon"

"Sweet!"

Link Posted: 4/29/2011 5:42:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By roboman:
It just occurred to me recently that I have only read one book for my own enjoyment since about 2001, and that was in 2007. I read plenty to educate myself but it is only with articles on the internet. Upon realizing this I kind of felt like a simpleton dipshit, so I went out and bought a trio of books from Borders. One being Lone Survivor which I am going to start reading as soon as I finish this post.

What about the rest of y'all?


Great book.  Finished it in 3 days.

Most recently I re-read Without Remorse.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 5:46:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Almost constantly. I have about 4 books that I am in various stages of reading now.


I have a hard time doing that.  I don't like having multiple books in various stages reading. I pretty much ONLY read one book at a time.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 5:47:10 AM EDT
I love to read.

It is rare for me  not to be in the middle of a book.

Just finished Operation Mincemeat

Link Posted: 4/29/2011 5:48:04 AM EDT
I've been neck deep in Neal Stephenson novels for a few months now.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 5:54:18 AM EDT
I don't read for enjoyment.  Most fiction writers are either too unimaginative or so horrendously outlandish that I stop giving a shit about their story.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:06:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 6:08:07 AM EDT by Cheesebeast]
Originally Posted By DieselEngineer:
I flew to Guam last Sunday from Norfolk.  I read Ken Follet's "World Without End" on the flights over.  Much better than in flight movie projection that I couldn't really see.


Please check all your baggage for Brown Tree Snakes.

Those sumbitches make it onto the US I am going to go certifiably 100% U.S.D.A. Inspected Grade A Apeshit.

As for reading I do a great deal of it.  I noticed that I had not read novels for enjoyment in years, but now that my children are old enough to only bother me once every 15 minutes I am rediscovering the joy of reading fiction.

The only books I tend to purchase, however, are non-fiction in a wide variety of subjects.

Brown Tree Snake nightmare picture.
Consider yourself warned:
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