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Bibliophile

mwsk91mwsk91 Member Posts: 19

Are you a bibliophile? A bibliophile is someone who loves reading.

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  • AelfinnAelfinn Member Posts: 3,857

    Even for an offtopic forum, this is random...

    But fine, yes I am. By the time I got into middle school I was regularly reading David Eddings novels and struggling through some of Jack London and Orson Scott Card. I think at one point I was pushing a thousand pages worth a week.

    Lately that particular habit had died off somewhat in favor of other pursuits, but I still love a good story.

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  • IsUberLeetIsUberLeet Member Posts: 104

    I guess I am, in fifth grade I read Beowulf which, if you ask me is a fantastic story way better than the movie they made. I mainly speed read though, I dunno why maybe just to boost my e-peen. I read 7th Harry Potter book in 5 hours and could quote it afterwards. It's fair to say I don't have a life.

  • DailyBuzzDailyBuzz Member Posts: 2,306

    I didn't read your whole post, but I'm gonna say yes.

  • ElapsedElapsed Member UncommonPosts: 2,329

    no books r gay

  • mwsk91mwsk91 Member Posts: 19

     

    Originally posted by -Jaguar-


    no books r gay

     

    Oh, I never knew that books could be homosexuals.

    Accept everyone for who they are. A world where love and peace exist is the best type of world anyone could wish for.

  • upallnightupallnight Member Posts: 1,154

    I hate reading.  It's always made me feel insecure, even when I read alone.  But I am very dyslexic, so that's why.  I have to read, re-read, re-read, and even read something again just to get the concept.

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  • mwsk91mwsk91 Member Posts: 19

    Well reading can still be fun even if you are dislexic.

    Accept everyone for who they are. A world where love and peace exist is the best type of world anyone could wish for.

  • ThelastwaaghThelastwaagh Member Posts: 92

    As someone who has read the entire Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov I think that I have you all beat.   

    -for the overmind.

  • MadAceMadAce Member Posts: 2,461

     

    Originally posted by Thelastwaagh


    As someone who has read the entire Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov I think that I have you all beat.   

     

    Try Lord Of The Rings.

     

    But if you're only into sci-fi...

     

    Dan Simmons is awesome. Hyperion -> Fall Of Hyperion ->Endymion -> Rise Of Endymion

     

    Truly epic. Easy to read (tho Hyperion might be a little sketchy to get in to) and just mind-boggling as a work of Sci-Fi.

     

    And if you liked the Foundation series then you might like the other work of Asimov (actually I'm sure you will) then you'll love his Robot novels. Caves Of Steel -> Naked Sun -> ...

     

  • modjoe86modjoe86 Member UncommonPosts: 4,083

    For any of you bibliophiles who enjoy scifi/apocalyptic/dying earth genres, my favorite series/books of all time are The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe.  I've read it upwards of 15 times and I still catch a LOT of things each read. Very good, very complex. It's a tedious read, but it presents a rich world. Make sure you have a dictionary with you when you read it.

    The Book of the New Sun is a novel in four parts written by science fiction and fantasy author Gene Wolfe. It chronicles the journey and ascent to power of Severian, a journeyman torturer who is exiled from the Seekers for Truth and Penitence (the guild of torturers) for committing the one unforgivable act: showing mercy to his victim by allowing her to commit suicide and thereby avoid further excruciation. Following the exile, he takes a journey that culminates in his rising to the position of Autarch, the one ruler of the free world. Severian, who claims that he has perfect memory, tells the story in first person; the books are presented by Wolfe as a translation of Severian's writings into contemporary English. The series takes place in the distant future, where the Sun has dimmed considerably and the Earth (referred to in the series as "Urth") is slowly cooling.

     

    /end shamless plug.

  • mwsk91mwsk91 Member Posts: 19

    Originally posted by Thelastwaagh


    As someone who has read the entire Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov I think that I have you all beat.   

    That is what you think. I have read every book by Isaac Asimov and Richard Matheson. I read books on genetics, vampires, serial killers, the mafia, sci-fi, etc...

    Accept everyone for who they are. A world where love and peace exist is the best type of world anyone could wish for.

  • PraetorianiPraetoriani Member Posts: 1,147

    I like reading Psychology textbooks.

  • MadAceMadAce Member Posts: 2,461
    Originally posted by Praetoriani


    I like reading Psychology textbooks.

    Nutcase.

  • BushMonkeyBushMonkey Member Posts: 1,406

     Well written History is a joy to read.

  • NjaARdNjaARd Member Posts: 27

    Used to be.. In 1st grade I read a 300 pages book in one week.. Then for a few years it stopped, but in 6th grade I got addicted to reading again, and would maybe read one to three 5-800 page fantasy books a week.. unfortunately I've read the local library's stock of fantasy books

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  • GodliestGodliest Member Posts: 3,486

    Considering I usually go through a book per week or so I think I would have to stick to say that I am. Although sometimes other stuff get in the way of reading, such as MMOs mostly.

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  • bojinxbojinx Member Posts: 172

    I just began reading Twilight Falling the first book of The Erevis Cale Trilogy  by Paul S. Kemp ...Awesome book so far.

    www.amazon.com/Twilight-Falling-Forgotten-Realms-Trilogy/dp/0786929987/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206918916&sr=8-1

  • mike470mike470 General CorrespondentMember Posts: 2,396

    I've always liked Sherlock Holmes.

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  • upallnightupallnight Member Posts: 1,154
    Originally posted by mwsk91


    Well reading can still be fun even if you are dislexic.

    Yeah, mostly just magazines and stuff though.  Anything beyond that and I begin to get frustrated and start beating myself up over being slow.  It makes me feel so dumb to read a whole chapter of a book and not be able to tell you one single thing about it when I'm done.   Nothing seems to sink in when I read.  It's even hard to keep up with the forums a lot of times. 

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  • NetzokoNetzoko Member Posts: 1,271

    I like books with pictures and big words. Still... I usually only look at the pictures.

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