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Replies: 22Last Post Nov. 4, 2008 10:14am by person192
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So, I want to know:
-Do you read, and if so, why?
-For how long do you usually read for?
-What types of novels you read?
-What is your favourite novel (and why)?
-What is your favourite novel series (and why)?
-Who is your favourite author (and why)?
-What are you currently reading (and why)?
-Give me a very interesting read (and why)

So, here's mine. Yes, because I enjoy it. I can read from anywhere between 15 minutes to 4 hours. I read fiction mainly, although some of what I read is half-fiction. A situation that could happen in real life, with real-life challenges, but hadn't happened to someone. Like survival stories. My favourite novel is Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, because I enjoyed the whole series, but the spells that Potter learns from Snape's old book, are quite amazing, and the introduction to the Horcruxes, and all of that fun stuff. My favourite series are Hatchet (Hatchet, Peter's Winter, The River, and I think a few more, I don't even remember which ones were in the series, I've read too much by the author) for it's survival aspect, isolation, and Harry Potter, because who doesn't love magic, with lots of controversy that isn't just "Hocus Pocus". My favourite author is Gary Paulsen, for his writing style. about isolation, survival. I'm currently rereading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, because I'm rereading the whole series, and started onto that one a few days ago. I was hoping to have it done just in time for the movie, but I'll have to re-re-read the series for July 19th, when it comes out again.

And a very interesting read is Desire Under the Elms, because they use so much dialect that it takes time and practice to understand them, and the storyline is rather twisted, but an interesting read nonetheless.


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-yes because its relaxing
-usually at least an hour, hard to stop once i start
-good ones.
-probably the alchemist, or maybe the diving bell and the butterfly, because they're inspiring and make me feel good about life.
-i don't read series anymore really but his dark materials is naturally fabulous
-haha. stephen colbert. :) right now anyways. cant say i have an all time favorite, though george orwell is classic
-i am america and so can you. why not.
-the handmaids tale! totally trippy book.

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I do read a lot, I love reading. I'll read for hours at a time but I usually end up falling asleep if I do that. Right now I'm reading Kurt Cobain's biography, Heavier Than Heaven. I like (auto)biographies but not about anyone, someone I'm interested in. I just finished Anthony Kiedis' (From Red Hot Chili Peppers) Scar Tissue, which is one of my favorite books of all time. I also like books about cutting, I don't know why though. I just think they're really interesting.

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Yes, I read, because I enjoy it. It depends on what I'm reading. For instance, I just read  a comic for a few hours (Yes, comics count as reading) But sometimes I'll only read for the few minutes in between watching dinner cook or something like that.
I will read whatever interests me in the first few pages.
I don't really have a favourite series, because I believe the only real series I've read is Harry Potter.
Currently I'm reading a book called "The Psychology of Superheros" It's really pretty interesting, but I don't have a lot of time to read it. I'm also going to start a book called Cut.
Some interesting stuff I've read that you might enjoy are Treasure Island (Classic), Pet Semetary(Stephen King, scary), Salem's Lot (also Stephen King), And that's all I can think of right now! :P

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I don't read novels. I usually read paranormalistic diaries and guides for hours (3 to 5 mainly).

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yes I read.  Because people in novels are usually better than people in real life.  
I can read for hours but it depends on how good the book is and what other things i have to do.  I read alot now because Im not in school right now.  
I like mainstream books.  Anything dramatic and emotional.  book versions of chick flicks.
I cant choose a favourite novel!  I love all of them.
I dont really read series.  the last one i read was i think the sisterhood of the travelling pants...i loved that at the time.
There is this author i just started reading a few weeks ago .. jodi picoult...i think she is amazing.
Im reading glass castles...its a memoir.  I just started it the other day.
I dont think you would like any of the book i read.  they are pretty girlyyy

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I read to find out stuff, or just to do something. I can go for a few hours, but if it's boring I'll quit after a few minutes.
I read 'fiction', which is good for chewing braincells on OR just light reading.
My favourite novel at the moment is Six Sacred Stones by Matthew Reilly. Because he's the bomb.
My favourite series is the Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paulini. It's just awesome.
My favourite author of all time is Michael Crichton.
I'm currently reading a non-fiction book on murders.

A very interesting read (if you can get through the first half of the book) is Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time.


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-Do you read, and if so, why?
I do read a lot, although I go through phases of reading hours a day and then a couple months were I don't read much at all. Generally when I get busy I will put reading aside, but I always come back to it and get into it again.
I read because it interests me to see how other people think. Even if it is a made up persons perspective on life, there must be someone who thinks like that, or sometimes, even I think like that. I also like to read to escape my own life and jump into someone elses. More times than not, I will enjoy a book if their life is worse off or more interesting than mine.

-For how long do you usually read for?
When I am in a reading a lot phase I will probably read an hour straight before going to sleep, and every other little chance I get during the day (waiting for a class to start, or someone to get there, or on the bus)

-What types of novels you read?
My favorite novels are generally on controversial topics.

-What is your favourite novel (and why)?
Favorite novel is Nineteen Minutes because only that book could make me sympathize with a murderer.

-What is your favourite novel series (and why)?
I don't really read a whole lot of series books.. so I am going to have to go with Harry Potter, because I can't think of another series I have read, unless you count The Babysitters Club.

-Who is your favourite author (and why)?
Jodi Picoult because she takes risks in what she writes about and doesn't let something that is considered taboo get in her way.

-What are you currently reading (and why)?
The Heartbreak Lane.

I don't know why.  



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Do you read, and if so, why?
I do read. Just not that often. Mainly because I don't have a lot of time for reading. But I will still answer your questions because I have read books before, lol. I have intended to read so many books in the past and just never got around to them.

For how long do you usually read for?
Well, when I was reading the Harry Potter books, I could read them for hours and hours. When I was reading PS I Love You, I would read a few chapters a day. It really depends.

What types of novels you read?
There isn't any particular novels I read since I don't read a lot. However I do enjoy romantic novels, like PS I Love You. I like True Life novels also. I have always had an interest in true life stories, unsolved mysteries kind of novels and stories.

What is your favourite novel (and why)?
I think my favourite novel has too be Death & Nightingales by Eugene McCabe. We did it in school for our exams and I just found it so gripping. It was amazing. Loved Tuesdays because that's when we did our novel, lol.

What is your favourite novel series (and why)
Well, that's an easy question. Harry Potter, of course. Loved the books. Loved the movies. Amazing series. I was so sad when the 7th book came out because that was the last one.

Who is your favourite author (and why)?
I don't have one really. I'll go with JK Rowling though since I just love Harry Potter and I'm a big fan.

What are you currently reading (and why)?
At the moment, nothing. However, I'm going to start reading this book I heard about. Well I intend too, weather I will get around too it is another story, lol. Its called Go Ask Alice and it's a true story (apparently). My friends told me about it and I went and got it. Still have to read it but haven't got the chance yet.

Give me a very interesting read (and why)
Death & Nightingales. Its an amazing novel. I definitely recommend it to anymore. Also, like the one you mentioned, this novel has very interesting and shocking twist.  


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Do you read, and if so, why? Yes! I love to read. It's relaxing, it allows me to find out new things, and given that I don't have the most exciting life, why shouldn't I enjoy someone else's?

For how long do you usually read for? Depends. I always read before I go to bed, normally for 20-30 mins. Reading during the day: on school days, if I read extra, it's normally from about 3:30 to 5. In the holidays, I quite regularly spend almost entire days reading.

What types of novels you read? All sorts! I like crime fiction to devour quickly. For the last few months, I've been in an American Dream phase. Most of the stuff I like to read is set in the 1930s-50s, though I'm partial to lots of 19th-century literature as well (especially 19th-century French, though unfortunately I have to read it in English ).

What is your favourite novel (and why)? Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote because it could not be better in any way. The writing style is beautiful; the characters are spontaneous; it just couldn't be any better. I love it to pieces.

What is your favourite novel series (and why)? Hmm. Anne of Green Gables and the rest of the series (by L.M. Montgomery) are particular favourites of mine, though it's really only the first one that I love. I like it because it's so idyllic and because Anne is so likeable and because the scenery is so beautiful - and beautifully described. My favourite all-the-way-through series would have to be Hex by Rhiannon Lassiter, which I like because it's quite an original idea and I am partial to a certain sort of cliched character. I also like the Monkeewrench books by PJ Tracy - they're very good crime fiction and like I said, I'm rather partial to a certain sort of cliched character (Raven in the Hex books, Grace in the Monkeewrench books).

Who is your favourite author (and why)? Probably Christopher Brookmyre, because his books have a detective element but also send me into hysterics. They're brilliant.

What are you currently reading (and why)? Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton, because someone included it as a free book when I ordered something from BookMooch and I needed a tiny book for the train yesterday. The Red and the Black by Stendhal because it lives on the coffee table and I read it when I have a spare minute waiting for something (so it's taking ages!). Ludmila's Broken English by DBC Pierre, because I loved Vernon God Little and wanted to read some more of his books.

Give me a very interesting read (and why) Wormwood by Marie Corelli, because it's brilliantly written and gripping and very clever (and set in 19th-century France!).

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