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Post Reply How often do you read books?
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Yes, I am always reading a few non-fiction books at any given time, on a pretty wide range of topics, but definitely specializing overall in history (including prehistory). I have a non-fiction personal library of probably ~500 volumes at this point, and have probably spent not much less money on books over the years than most adults my age would have spent on alcohol/cigarettes/cannabis/video games/addiction-of-choice.

Bonus Question 1

I do not write much fiction these days. I have one story (novel) remaining which I actually work on (at an utterly glacial pace), one other on the backburner in the unlikely event I ever find a willing comic artist who would make a good fit for collaboration (not really actively looking for one or seeking to realize that dream anymore, but if I ever just happened to find someone I felt I could work with again, it would have a chance at becoming a priority for me, I guess).

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Well, it's not like I think they should be blotted from the earth or anything, but there's little denying that the one habit is superior to the other. Learning is not nearly as hard as humanity's widespread intellectual laziness would have you think, but it takes a few years of reading sources from all different schools of thought to develop a good familiarity with just one area of study, and if you're in your late twenties or thirties and have just "never been the kind of guy/gal to read", you have done yourself a serious disservice.

I am often shocked by how "incomplete" the worldviews of others tend to be, and that despite this, they feel themselves perfectly entitled to hold and passionately argue opinions on subjects they either have no experience of, and/or have read no more than one book about in their life (and usually not even the one). One of the scariest parts, in my opinion, about people lacking knowledge is how susceptible their worldviews are to drastic modification from very small amounts of information (credible or not) on a particular subject. They suddenly break habit and read a book on Atlantis, and they will go around eagerly repeating what they learned from this book to anyone who will listen, never mind them not having even so much as read the Wikipedia article on paleoclimatology. You are perfectly entitled to be a know-nothing if you want, but do not be surprised when the more interesting people seek ways to avoid you when you want to have "deep"/"serious" discussions with them.
Posted 2/6/16
I like reading books, I get a different feel then watching movies or shows from them. Plus, reading works out your brain muscle
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College keeps me busy so I tend to finish a book in 3 months.

The last story I wrote was 8 months ago.

I don't know. Not all people enjoy the same thing, I guess.
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