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What do you like to read?

  1. The Invincible profile image60
    The Invincibleposted 5 years ago

    What do you like to read?

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  2. jantamaya profile image75
    jantamayaposted 5 years ago

    Books :-)

    OK, many books.

    OK, seriously, everything what is written by the English philosopher A.C. Grayling and I like also Brian Fox and his newest book written together with Jeff Forshaw "The Quantum Universe: Everything that can Happen does Happen", they keep telling that quantum theory is VERY easy, ???, maybe for them it's easy...
    I read also something what nobody is reading but it sells like crazy, badly written, (I should be ashamed reading it... :-)), "Fifty Shades of Grey".
    I read also books written by Frank McCourt "Angela's Ashes" and later something like "Thit's".
    I'm still reading a book written by the son of James Herriot about James Herriot (maybe you remember the famous vet from Yorkshire?)....
    I love also music dictionaries, like "The dictionary of Composers and their Music"....
    .....
    .....
    I don't tell anymore...

    1. The Invincible profile image60
      The Invincibleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, you've said much. Pretty impressed with your collection, specially the one in the brackets smile I haven't read it yet, m gonna grab a copy now!

    2. jantamaya profile image75
      jantamayaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      :-) :-) :-) :_0 Oh, mistake, :-) :-) :-) done :-)

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    I'm a compulsive reader, I read anything I can get my hands on. I particularly enjoy biographies (usually of rock musicians, actors or sports figures), science fiction/horror, and action/adventure stories.

    I work for a newspaper so obviously I read the paper every day (several of them, in fact) and my wife and I subscribe to a number of magazines. There's always something to read lying around on my coffee table!

    1. The Invincible profile image60
      The Invincibleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cool..writers always do that. Literature surrounds them... smile

  4. profile image0
    Paul83posted 5 years ago

    Anything and everything.

    When I'm at home cooking and have to wait for something to heat up I read whatever is within reach. A newspaper, flyers, take out menus; even the food packages.

    When I'm out I absorb billboards, advertisements in windows and on cars, road signs, license plates, receipts of things purchased, etc.

    When it comes to books I'm a little more picky. Maybe even a bit snobby. Fiction has my preference; I've never really been able to get into the non-fiction stuff, except for philosophy. Within fiction I try to stick with what would be called literature with capital L. That's just because I don't like to read books just for the sake of being entertained. There always has to be something more to get out of it, whether intellectually or emotionally (and ideally a combination of both).

    Favorite genres are children's literature, modernism, modern American literature, postmodern fiction and short stories. Newest addition is East Asian fiction, also the first time I really find joy in reading poetry.

  5. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    I have my reference books on horticulture, insects, art, biology, and history that I keep in my bookshelves
    THEN
    I have my mysteries, crime novels, horror genre, and thrillers for quick, entertaining reads that I borrow/return from community sources.

    1. The Invincible profile image60
      The Invincibleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's almost everything. How do you manage to keep your interest diversified?

    2. cat on a soapbox profile image96
      cat on a soapboxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have a lot of interests, and I LOVE to read- about 2-3 books a week. I am only working part-time as I'm nearing retirement, so I've more hours to devote to it. I also read instead of watching TV.

  6. visionandfocus profile image70
    visionandfocusposted 5 years ago

    I read everything from inspirational, metaphysical, motivational books to Sci-Fi and Fantasy to psychology textbooks. Used to read a lot of mystery but I'm basically a huge fantasy fan. I even wrote a hub about it.
    http://visionandfocus.hubpages.com/hub/ … tasy-Genre

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    VeronicaInspiresposted 5 years ago

    I love self-help, personal development and inspirational books.

  8. CrisSp profile image85
    CrisSpposted 5 years ago

    I like reading true stories and materials on murder, crimes, haunting, inspirational, motivational, quick pick me up, self-help and some hilarious stuff. Money matters at times but not always. I'm not a big fan of sci-fi and other fictional books.

 
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