Nearly always. Some I read over many times. I even have a bit of a system. I write the date at the top of the page when I read it. I can then quickly ascertain when I read that particularl chapter last. For example, I've read the Preface of Maxwell Matlz MD's book Psycho-Cybernetics on
in 1981 82, 85, 94, 97, and 2004.
If your want to refresh, in fact gain even more insights from a worthwhile book, read it through more than once.
No I buy them and revel in the money that I have wasted buying books that I don't read........
I read most of them eventually, although sometimes after 10 or more years.
I spend very little on books. I buy a lot through charity shops and have also received many through Bookcrossing.
Occasionally, I decide I will not read a book, mainly because my tastes or interests have changed, or I've got bored with a series.
I mainly Bookcross the books I have read or no longer want to read, either by taking them to meet-ups with other BCers or by releasing them into the wild.
Some I skim through others I read several times over...
Almost always. Occasionally, a book turns out to be crap,and I can't finish it.
Most of the books I buy are non-fiction, quilting pattern books, so no, I don't read them, but I do look at the pictures!
When I buy large volumes of books at book sales, no I don't get time to red them. If I don't read them right away, the chances of them getting read dwindles.
I get a lot of books from the library - I have to return a lot of them before I get a chance to read them.
After saying no so many times, yes I do read books. A lot of them. Supply is greater than the amount of time I have available to read.
I'm with barryrutherford on this one. I tend to buy some books just for certain information
yes...i usually buy 3 or 4 at a time...i may read a couple right away and read the others a bit later...but i read them that's for sure
...and when i'm done, now i leave them in public places/spaces for someone else to read (paper backs)
More often than not, I do not read the book. I will skim through it and then put it on the shelf because I have become distracted by the next book... Yes it is a waste of money to do this. I should check them out from the library more often.
I buy books at a much higher rate than I read
But I wouldn't call it a waste of money. They go on my bookshelves, I enjoy just knowing they are there.
"Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity……we cherish books even if unread, their mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access reassurance."
Usually no. But last week I went into Barnes and Nobles and started reading Musashi's Book of Five RIngs. But the problem for me is finishing the book.
Because I love books, I tend to buy, buy, buy....but I rarely pay top dollar for any of them. I find them at discount stores, used books stores, flea markets, yard sales....if you look, you'll find them everywhere. 90% of my library is non-fiction and always something of interest to me. So, eventually, yes, I do get around to reading them. I've stopped allowing my reading habit to interfere with important daily activities, responsibilities & other forms of fun or relaxation, because for awhile I had my nose in a book everyday, all day. Now my reading is a special treat to myself when I've been a good girl!!
Mostly I do, as book prices seem to be getting higher and higher these days... Well, in New Zealand at any rate. But library books, on the other hand! I often borrow a lot of books that I've always aspired to read - usually classics - but I don't get much reading done until the holiday season. Hooray for Christmas
Gosh, yes. Why would I have bought them otherwise?
I do NOT necessarily read all the books people give/loan to me.
I don't read all the books I'd LIKE to read. First, I became sold on e-books - I don't want any paper/hardcover books any more.
However, I've became quite militant about pricing. I think it is obscene to charge more than $5.99 for an e-book and I simply refuse to pay more than that. That does mean that I have to pass up quite a lot, but I'm sticking to my guns and will not pay any more.
Yes I definitely read the books i buy but I really have to take time off to read it. I buy only if I am gonna read it completely
Anyone read Mr Nice by Howard Marks?
Absolutely amazing book and loved the details it goes into.. without giving too much away i would recommend you read the book 1st and then watch the movie.
As most books that have been turned into movies, the books are always better than the movie i.e Twilight, Lord of the Rings, Watership Down, an the list goes on
by Keith Abt 11 months ago
I've seen a few forum threads/questions about reading lately - asking what types of books you like to read, or how many you've read in the past year, etc....but none have simply asked: what book are you reading right now? So c'mon, bookworms, tell us what you got. I'll start:Currently: A...
by Kenneth Brown 6 years ago
What motivates you to purchase new books? Are there any common factors?
by Lena Kovadlo 8 years ago
There are so many books out there - books by well-known authors, books by newbie authors, and books by self-published authors. What is your criteria for deciding whether to buy a certain book or not? Also, would you buy books by self-published authors? Please share your thoughts.Lena
by Jim Higgins 6 years ago
What books did you read as a child between the ages of ten and fifteen?I know there are probably a few Hubbers who were born before 1950, and was wondering what books they read as kids. I'm thinking about a Hub along these lines highlighting some I read and still remember names and titles, even...
by Radikum 6 years ago
Do you read or skim through material?
by ptosis 5 years ago
Let's share good books.I recommend "Fall of Giants" (pre-WW1 drama history) 1k+ pages"Pillars of the Earth" (medieval drama history) 1k+ pages"Dreyfus Affair" (France SNAFU history) 500+ pagescurrently reading"SpyMaster" (autobio from Olec Kalugin) 450+...
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