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(Slate)   Need a ridiculously cool New Year's Resolution? How about reading a book a day this year. Here's how to do it   (slate.com) divider line 11
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2012-12-31 12:42:02 PM
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I understand resolutions to do things you feel you would benefit from, but don't actually enjoy (like eating better, working out, giving up an addiction)....

But I don't get the point of this. If you ENJOY reading; then just read. Who cares about keeping score?
2012-12-31 01:35:31 PM
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foxyshadis: I found out recently that every three days of Fark time equals one book


Bears repeating. I love this site, but damn is it a time suck. Right after the election I stayed completely off FARK and Facebook for a full week to purge my head of bullshiat. The purpose wasn't to be more productive...that was an unexpected side effect.

Then the holidays hit, and I had spare time on my hands, so I'm back here pushing the lever again and again and again.
2012-12-31 01:39:04 PM
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lilistonic:  I go through Austen and Trollope regularly, to name two, and I really dig Edwardian and Jazz Age authors.
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So, I'm inspired by the guy. If I inspire anyone here in turn, even better. If not, I can live with it. ;-)


You've inspired me.  This year, I resolve to visit Austin and pick up some trollops.
2012-12-31 01:37:39 PM
1 votes:
New Year's Resolutions are dumb.
2012-12-31 01:11:20 PM
1 votes:
Any idea can be the foster parent to others. I agree; this was largely a stunt. But he got something out of it.  And I'm inspired to consider my reading goals.

I read at least 100 books a year, probably more. In the summer I read a lot of historical romances and mystery cozies. In the winter I'm often rereading Christie, Sayers, and/or Stout. And Allingham. I also read a few new things each year, follow a few series, and even read some books people call "literature." I go through Austen and Trollope regularly, to name two, and I really dig Edwardian and Jazz Age authors.

Recently I got a used copy (always go used if I can) of 1001 Books to Read Before You Die. I've read around 130 of them. So, I will make a goal to read maybe 1 or 2 a month. I'm not interested in all of them. I've read a lot of Wodehouse but never finished all of Blandings or much of Psmith. So I might make one or both a goal. I never covered all of Dickens and there's at least one Bronte I haven't read I should get to. And Cooper. I might revisit D.H. Lawrence this year.

So, I'm inspired by the guy. If I inspire anyone here in turn, even better. If not, I can live with it. ;-)
2012-12-31 12:54:44 PM
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Kyosuke: [a0.vsoh.com image 360x225]


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Pamphlets don't count.
2012-12-31 12:48:23 PM
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Barfmaker: Bathia_Mapes: In the past I used to read at least five books per week, but with my declining vision I'm lucky if I can manage to get through two a week now. Gone are the days when I can read a book in an hour. :/

Huh, just remembered one time I read a book while I was standing in a book store. Probably took about an hour...heh, good times.


I once read The Great Gatsby while my friend was in the shower. He took long showers. But killing 7 comic books in a night and reading nothing else for 6 days is not reading 7 books in a week.
2012-12-31 12:47:55 PM
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2012-12-31 12:44:23 PM
1 votes:
"I can start and finish a six-issue collection of Captain America or Green Lantern comics in less than an hour. "

Are you farking kidding me? Reading six comic books doesn't count, you giant douche. Maybe if you read a big-ass 50-issue compendium, but anything that your average middle-schooler can read in a half-hour isn't a "book" just because it costs $20.
2012-12-31 12:39:46 PM
1 votes:
Can I just listen to Samuel L. Jackson read "Go the f*ck to sleep" every day?  Does that count?
2012-12-31 12:37:05 PM
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Bathia_Mapes: In the past I used to read at least five books per week, but with my declining vision I'm lucky if I can manage to get through two a week now. Gone are the days when I can read a book in an hour. :/


not sure if you've tried but maybe an e-reader with adjustible font size? my grandmother is pretty blind and she can still read on the kindle (assuming someone else sets it up for her of course)
 
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