How often do you read a book?
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26-03-2012, 08:30 PM
RE: How often do you read a book?
Every time I go to the crapper I bring a book with me to read while I'm doing my business.
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26-03-2012, 09:23 PM
RE: How often do you read a book?
Not quite enough.. speaking of which..

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27-03-2012, 07:17 AM
RE: How often do you read a book?
I always am in the middle of way too many books! At the moment they are:
The Origin of Species - Darwin
Darwin's Dangerous Idea - Dennett
On the Shoulders of Giants -Hawking
Charles Dickin's complete book of novels
Unweaving the Rainbow - Dawkins
Hope to start 'A Workbook for Arguments - A Complete Course in Critical Thinking' sometime soon; or maybe I will actually finish a book or three first!
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27-03-2012, 08:59 AM
RE: How often do you read a book?
I read quite a bit, but I rarely read a book. By that I mean that I bounce from book to book, reading only the parts that I need (mainly because I read scholarly reference books). The last book I read from cover to cover was the English translation of Let the Right One In, a modern take on the vampire story. It was 500 some pages long, but I devoured it in only a few days. I just couldn't put it down.
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27-03-2012, 09:02 AM
RE: How often do you read a book?
(26-03-2012 01:40 PM)N.E.OhioAtheist Wrote:  Like something out of your comfort zone.

Like gay porn with farm animals? Never. Thumbsup

I've already read enough books for this lifetime.

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27-03-2012, 06:49 PM
RE: How often do you read a book?
(27-03-2012 08:59 AM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  I read quite a bit, but I rarely read a book. By that I mean that I bounce from book to book, reading only the parts that I need (mainly because I read scholarly reference books). The last book I read from cover to cover was the English translation of Let the Right One In, a modern take on the vampire story. It was 500 some pages long, but I devoured it in only a few days. I just couldn't put it down.
There was a book for that? Intriguing.
You know most people I have met that saw the original movie didn't get the strange relationship between the girl and the older man. It's the most f'ed up part of the story and it was so understated so many people missed it. Is it further fleshed out in the book?

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28-03-2012, 06:31 PM
RE: How often do you read a book?
(27-03-2012 09:02 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  I've already read enough books for this lifetime.
Is that even possible?

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28-03-2012, 07:26 PM (This post was last modified: 29-03-2012 07:14 AM by ghostexorcist.)
RE: How often do you read a book?
(27-03-2012 06:49 PM)lucradis Wrote:  There was a book for that? Intriguing.
You know most people I have met that saw the original movie didn't get the strange relationship between the girl and the older man. It's the most f'ed up part of the story and it was so understated so many people missed it. Is it further fleshed out in the book?

The movie has very little in common with the book. The Swedish counterpart that came out before the American movie is even closer to the book, but still shies away from the relationship between the man and girl mentioned therein. The relationship is a lot more complicated than what you think.

[SPOILER ALERT!: Those not wishing to know plot details from the book Let the Right One In should not read below.]

Basically, the man is a pedophile who is attracted to young teenaged boys. He helps take care of the girl because he is hoping that she will let him eventually have sex with her. Oh, did I mention that the girl is actually a boy? There is a part in the book where she kisses the boy character and psychically shares some of her memories with him. Two hundred years ago, "he" was one of several boys that some aristocratic vampire forced a village to give to him. The vampire cut the penises off of the boys and drank the resulting blood. After the boy-turned-eunuch was made a vampire, I guess the process enhanced any androgynous features that he had, making him look like a beautiful 12-year-old girl. Later, after "she" drinks the pedophile's blood and he falls out the hospital window (like in the movie), he becomes a vampire himself, a monstrous vampire (thanks to the acid bath from earlier). She explains earlier in the book that you have to snap the neck of anyone you attack because it will keep them from becoming a vampire themselves. Well, she was a bit rushed, so she never got a chance to do it. Anyways, the pedophile-turned-monster vampire tracks her down and tries to rape her, going so far as pulling her legs apart so bad that it tears her muscles, and he even attempts to penetrate her, but fails. I honestly don't remember how the guy gets killed off. Now you see why this bit wasn't covered in either the Norwegian or the American film.
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28-03-2012, 07:51 PM
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I should have come here first before the PM lol.

That's messed up. I had no idea she was a boy. Not that it really matters I guess but I still had no idea.
I might have to put that book into my "to read" list... getting sooo long...

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28-03-2012, 08:32 PM
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I am nearly always reading at least one book. It is a rare day that I am between books.

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