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  • ArkieCal
    ArkieCal Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-23 01:45:38

    I bought an old Kindle on Ebay cheaply, I get free books from my Amazon Prime membership, plus I can check out Kindle books from the library. The older Kindles are great as you can buy it for $10, upgrade the software and have twenty books in your coat pocket.

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  • undercover
    undercover Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-23 01:22:50

    I am between 3-4 books right now. Discovering that audiobooks aren't really my thing.

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  • sabeenabrohi
    sabeenabrohi Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-22 16:22:44

    Started reading "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell"

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  • sabeenabrohi
    sabeenabrohi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-22 16:20:31

    Finished reading "The Hobbit" by J.R.R Tolkien

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  • mohammad
    mohammad Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-22 12:40:58

    Started reading getting things done in bus, I've decided to use such times for reading books : )

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  • verukaprime
    verukaprime Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-21 23:21:06

    I think I'll begin with Ennui to Go: The Art of Boredom. It's a funny, dry little book I've been meaning to read. It's just been hard to get into anything with so much on the ol' cabeza.

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  • putative
    putative Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-21 02:20:09

    Just finished Ann Patchett's "Commonwealth" - such a lovely book

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  • robertbirke
    robertbirke 0 cheers 2017-02-20 18:48:52

    I had a goal to write a book and finished it just a couple years ago. https://www.amazon.com/NINE-Robert-Birke-ebook/dp/B00GPI30G2

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  • autonomatic
    autonomatic Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-20 02:09:20

    I have a goal to read 25 books this year on goodreads. I've read three so far this year, so still on pace...

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  • putative
    putative Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-19 23:31:41

    Read 2 Maigrets and Berger's Picasso critique on the flight home.

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  • ahorrasi
    ahorrasi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-19 22:10:14

    yayf inally finished it

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  • sarawilbur
    sarawilbur Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-19 21:48:43

    I used to read a ton before becoming a mommy. Now I really want to read at least one fiction and one self improvement book a month... that isn't a baby book or parenting related.

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    • tigerwoman
      tigerwoman Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-21 00:56:06Reply Report

      @sarawilbur lol I so hear you re parenting books ! I am desperate to read more purely for myself, but then at the same time I am really interested in children-related books too and keep adding new ones to my list. It's quite the paradox ! So right now I am reading one fiction and one education book... that way I can switch between the two depending on my mood and that actually feels a bit more balanced

  • tarrador
    tarrador Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-18 22:51:55

    Starting "Smartcuts" by Shane Snow

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  • kitferal
    kitferal Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-18 18:23:20

    It's honestly barely possible for me to read more books but I believe this is always a worthy goal.

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  • sabeenabrohi
    sabeenabrohi Doing 2 cheers 2017-02-18 17:48:42

    Started reading "The Hobbit" by J.R.R Tolkien

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    • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
      Queen Purrs Like A Kitten 1 cheers 2017-02-20 21:55:58Reply Report

      @sabeenabrohi did you like it? I just cant get into it at all!

    • sabeenabrohi
      sabeenabrohi Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-21 09:55:36Reply Report

      @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten I literally love it!!!! <3 I am on the last chapter already!!! It has become one of my favorites now

    • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
      Queen Purrs Like A Kitten 1 cheers 2017-02-21 20:50:28Reply Report

      @sabeenabrohi go you! Good on you! my husband and my bestie think its the best book ever, I have a rule... if I cant get "into" the story by the third chapter I stop, because life is too short to read crappy books, so sadly this one went into that pile.

    • sabeenabrohi
      sabeenabrohi Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-22 16:21:56Reply Report

      @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten That's sad!! By the way that is such a good way to save time!!!

  • sabeenabrohi
    sabeenabrohi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-18 17:48:13

    Finished reading Goosebumps "My Best friend is invisible" by R.L.Stine

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  • sabeenabrohi
    sabeenabrohi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-18 17:47:32

    Started reading Goosebumps "My friend is invisible" by R.L.Stine

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  • sabeenabrohi
    sabeenabrohi Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-18 17:46:34

    Finished reading "The Great Gatsby"

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  • rogue
    rogue Doing 4 cheers 2017-02-17 05:04:41

    I'm going to read all the books.

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  • apriltara
    apriltara Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-17 02:42:14

    Currently reading: Hillbilly Elegy

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  • markgamer
    markgamer Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-17 00:47:16

    I haven't been reading nearly as much the past few weeks. i've been feeling kind of down . I don't know if it's the job , the weather or something else .

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  • louise
    louise 0 cheers 2017-02-16 06:34:09

    who has a copy of Hunted Down by Charles Dickens? Is it a good read?

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  • aliceinwonderland
    aliceinwonderland Doing 4 cheers 2017-02-16 05:41:29

    Reading 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' . Don't remember how I heard about this book, but it is really a lovely read.

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  • amalebrahimalthawadi
    amalebrahimalthawadi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-15 06:07:21

    I do not have much time for reading, but I can read any book in a week or ten days

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  • cloudberry
    cloudberry Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-14 22:47:36

    I'm not too social there, but am using Goodreads for this. I'm supposed to read 24 books this year and have done three so far.

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  • LadyChai
    LadyChai Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-14 17:42:13

    Just beginning Veronica Roth's newest book! (Read and loved her Divergent Series)

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  • bohemian
    bohemian Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-14 12:38:52

    @postcard , @naokisakamoto , @elena89 , @ahorrasi , @amalebrahimalthawadi , @veronicarosell, @artfellow , @sabeenabrohi and other guys here

    how long does it take you to read a book?

    Personally, I find myself taking lots of time to finish an average length book, say 400-450 pages.
    What do you think is the average time for reading a book, considering you don't have much time during the day?

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    • ahorrasi
      ahorrasi Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-14 16:26:09Reply Report

      @bohemian this may sound weird, but the internet killed my book reading abilities. I was quite the bookworm when a kid but after the internet really became a thing it was lucky if I could do a book a year. Am looking to change that this year. So saying it would really depend on how long I spend reading

    • tarrador
      tarrador Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-18 22:46:26Reply Report

      @bohemian  I go for 30-35 pages per day, so I can read a book in a week - 10 days.  I rarely engage in a book over 400 pages, though.

    • justbreathe
      justbreathe 0 cheers 2017-02-19 01:51:19Reply Report

      @bohemian  One day.

    • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
      Queen Purrs Like A Kitten 0 cheers 2017-02-21 20:53:07Reply Report

      @bohemian my current book ( just finished it) was 340 pages and it took me 10 days, slow for me, but its been a busy month baby sitting grand children while one of my daughters moved house. Before that it was 436 pages and that one took 11 days.

    • sabeenabrohi
      sabeenabrohi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-22 16:18:30Reply Report

      @bohemian Hey Shannon, Really sorry for replying late! I guess it would take approximately a week. It takes me two to three days but, then again I am reading all the time. Even when I'm having dinner.

  • naokisakamoto
    naokisakamoto Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-14 07:18:18

    Started reading 'マッキンゼーが予測する未来'

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  • elena89
    elena89 Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-13 23:45:21

    started reading beneath the wheel by Hermann Hesse

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  • ahorrasi
    ahorrasi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-13 18:23:59

    The Thin Man Dashiell Hammet

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  • amalebrahimalthawadi
    amalebrahimalthawadi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-13 09:19:10

    change my food habits

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  • veronicarosell
    veronicarosell Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-13 00:36:46

    I read a ton of books and articles through my MBA (and enjoyed a lot of the reading I did), but I haven't read anything for fun since I finished the program. In fact, I've been in the same book since May 2015...Right now I'll look forward to finishing that!

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  • artfellow
    artfellow Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-12 22:05:50

    I've started reading more this year thanks to books that are more aligned with my current reading capabilities. They're not too long and don't use language or plot that is overwhelmingly difficult to understand. I'm finally starting to realise that those chunky novels aren't for everyone - yet - and that shorter books can be just as enjoyable.

    Currently reading: The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

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  • sabeenabrohi
    sabeenabrohi Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-12 19:13:26

    Any book recommendations?

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    • sabeenabrohi
      sabeenabrohi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-14 14:29:24Reply Report

      @aliceinwonderland I usually read mysteries, self help, action and adventure

    • aliceinwonderland
      aliceinwonderland Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-14 17:58:53Reply Report

      @sabeenabrohi here is one for mystery:

      'The Name of the rose' by Umberto Eco
      He is one of my favorite writers.

      https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1415375471i/119073._UY475_SS475_.jpg
    • sabeenabrohi
      sabeenabrohi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-18 17:50:54Reply Report

      Dear @aliceinwonderland  , Sorry for the late reply and thank you so much for recommending the book. I've heard a lot about this one. I will get it as soon as my father's back in town to take us to the book shop. :)!!!

    • ahorrasi
      ahorrasi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-19 00:29:31Reply Report

      @sabeenabrohi  on such a full sea by Chang Rae Lee 

    • sabeenabrohi
      sabeenabrohi Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-19 07:33:27Reply Report

      @ahorrasi  Thank you so much!!! I'll add to my list!!!

  • sahlavit
    sahlavit Doing 3 cheers 2017-02-12 18:33:45

    Finished reading 'Mr. Mercedes' by Stephen King, started 'Finders Keepers', a sequel to 'Mr Mercedes'

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  • sabeenabrohi
    sabeenabrohi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-12 18:07:11

    Started reading 'The Great Gatsby'

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  • sabeenabrohi
    sabeenabrohi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-12 18:00:41

    Finished reading Harry Potter and the cursed child

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    • postcard
      postcard Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-12 18:50:33Reply Report

      @sabeenabrohi we're in the middle of this one - got sidetracked but should really pick it up again. it's so nice revisiting familiar characters and places.

    • sabeenabrohi
      sabeenabrohi Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-12 19:02:47Reply Report

      @postcard It really is a nice one! But, I never knew it was a script! I was really expecting a book

  • postcard
    postcard Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-12 17:15:37

    Currently reading The Distant Hours

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