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When do you read?

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We really should rename this thread "What Stephen King books are you reading?"
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Dont Tell Ray wrote:When do you read?

When I'm watching my kids.

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Dont Tell Ray wrote:When do you read?


I read when I'm selling plasma for money. I don't need the money but it's nice to have extra income. $50 bucks for an hour of my time to sit and read books.

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VictoryGin wrote:We really should rename this thread "What Stephen King books are you reading?"


I'm following a Dark Tower read list, don't judge me.

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Glaeken wrote:
Dont Tell Ray wrote:When do you read?


I read when I'm selling plasma for money. I don't need the money but it's nice to have extra income. $50 bucks for an hour of my time to sit and read books.


That's a lot of 'sma.
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Glaeken wrote:
VictoryGin wrote:We really should rename this thread "What Stephen King books are you reading?"


I'm following a Dark Tower read list, don't judge me.

Not judging - I like the books myself. (Well, King's stuff generally). Wasn't a big fan of that Dr. Sleep one, though...never even finished because it grew dull.
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Glaeken wrote:Masters of Doom

This one was really good for young men of a certain age.
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HuellHauser wrote:
Glaeken wrote:
Dont Tell Ray wrote:When do you read?


I read when I'm selling plasma for money. I don't need the money but it's nice to have extra income. $50 bucks for an hour of my time to sit and read books.


That's a lot of 'sma.

Too much 'sma.
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This is mostly what I read over the last year. I think I'm missing four or five books, I can't remember. I never got around to posting about most of these, mostly because I imagine my reading tastes aren't shared by many people. But here it is anyway.

I didn't read novels for several years and decided to go heavy on them this year. In 2013 I kept a running list of what I'd read and audio books I listened to and it was helpful to go back over the list to refresh my memory. Think I'll do that for 2016.

Marked for Death - Geert Wilders
The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester
The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester
Big Trouble - Dave Barry
Nightmare of Ecstasy: Life and Art of Edward D. Wood, Jr - Rudolph Grey
The Franklin Scandal - Nick Bryant
Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream - Dave McGowan
Shoeless Joe - P. W. Kinsella (the novel "Field of Dreams" was based on)
I Must Say - Martin Short
Almost Interesting - David Spade
Redshirts - John Scalzi
The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut
Venus on the Half Shell - Philip Jose Farmer
Silence of the Lambs - Thomas Harris
Red Dragon - Thomas Harris
Hannibal Rising - Thomas Harris
Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid - Denis Leary
Forrest Gump - Winston Groom
Gump and Co. - Winston Groom
All of the Hitchhiker's Guide books - Douglas Adams
Go Set A Watchman - Harper Lee (sequel to "To Kill A Mockingbird")
The Psychopath Test - Jon Ronson
Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook - Anthony Bourdain
The Most Dangerous Book - Kevin Birmingham (about the publishing of Joyce's "Ulysses")
Vineland - Thomas Pynchon
Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon
The Search for Philip K Dick - Anne R. Dick (Phil's second or third wife)
The Debtford Trilogy - Robertson Davies
Dhalgren - Samuel Delany

This might seem like a lot, but this is over the course of a year, and it's amazing how much you can get read on work and lunch breaks and an hour every night.

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http://www.amazon.com/Mothers-Silence-Ali-Harper-Massey/dp/1519397321/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450644478&sr=1-1&keywords=ali+harper+massey

It's a real book. I think I mentioned it on another thread. Okay, done whoring. Merry Christmas, everyone!
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Oh god I feel like an asshole. CP I bought your book and it's been in my queue and i've looked at it on my tablet thinking i'll get to it next time but that's been three months now and shit i still haven't got to it and it's not a long book and god damn i feel like an asshole.

On the other hand, it's the same experience I have getting even my own family to read my writing. I promise I'll get to it in 2016. :)

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Don't feel like an asshole. You bought my book.
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Yeah, but I haven't read it yet. Publishing is so much easier these days, but the problem with establishing a readership will always continue. I have trouble getting my own family to read my writing, even when I know it's worth reading. Selling a book will always be easier than getting people to read it. Ne'ertheless, I'll read it shortly, but even still you have my great respect for having finished writing a book -- more than I've ever done.

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