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#12791816 - 06/14/18 11:07 AM Re: Do you read? [Re: John175®]
Gourdbuster Offline
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Originally Posted By: John175®
I have 116 audio books and add one every month. Does that count?


Audio books really upped my reading habits after I started working and didn't have as much time to read, now I can listen in the car or while doing busy work at my desk.

BUT there is something special about the smell of a printed hardcover in your hands, especially when you get about halfway through and it just sort of lays open naturally.
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#12791825 - 06/14/18 11:10 AM Re: Do you read? [Re: Gourdbuster]
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Originally Posted By: Gourdbuster
Originally Posted By: John175®
I have 116 audio books and add one every month. Does that count?


Audio books really upped my reading habits after I started working and didn't have as much time to read, now I can listen in the car or while doing busy work at my desk.

BUT there is something special about the smell of a printed hardcover in your hands, especially when you get about halfway through and it just sort of lays open naturally.

I listen to audio books while fishing. No time to set aside reading a traditional book although I have tons. I do take traditional books on "phone-free" vacations. Nothing like sitting in the shade on a cool afternoon reading a good book.

One book I like is "The Truth Machine" by James Halperin

"The Truth Machine (1996) is a science fiction novel by James L. Halperin about a genius who invents an infallible lie detector. Soon, every citizen must pass a thorough test under a Truth Machine to get a job or receive any sort of license. Eventually, people begin wearing them all the time, thus eliminating dishonesty in all parts of human interaction, and eliminating crime, terrorism and a great deal of general social problems"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Truth_Machine
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#12791828 - 06/14/18 11:16 AM Re: Do you read? [Re: Jpurdue]
Ted Martin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jpurdue

My favorite book of all time is Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.


fantastic book. unbelievable what they overcame and survived - those were some smart, hard, mentally/physically tough dudes.

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#12791866 - 06/14/18 11:44 AM Re: Do you read? [Re: Ted Martin]
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Originally Posted By: Ted Martin
Originally Posted By: Jpurdue

My favorite book of all time is Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.


fantastic book. unbelievable what they overcame and survived - those were some smart, hard, mentally/physically tough dudes.



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